Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday 5/23, Low Entry Giveaways! #win #giveaway

Best Natural Tripe Sticks for Dogs (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Butterfly Acres *GT

ICare Callus Remover - U.S. - Couponer 101 *RC

Big Tractors book and Toy - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Giveaways With Over 180 Entries, but under 500:

Two (2) Free San Francisco Food Tour Tickets (no expiration) - San Francisco, CA or if your going to be traveling there someday - Independent Travel Cats *RC

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday 5/22, Low Entry Giveaways! #win #giveaway

Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman’s Story of Identity, Love, and Adoption - book - US/CAN - Linda's Lunacy *RC

Giveaways With Over 180 Entries, but under 500:
Military Spouse Appreciation Day Prize pack (@7pm CST) - U.S. - Hiccups and Sunshine *GT

$25 LTD Gift Voucher - U.S. - Home Maid Simple *RC

Macaron Lover’s Kit & 2 Recipe Books - U.S. - Strum Simmer Sup *RC

Easy Lunchboxes Food Container Set and Insulated Cooler Bag (choose your color) - U.S. - All Our Days *RC

Big Tractors Book and Toy Tractor Gift Set - U.S. - The NapTime Reviewer *RC

$50 Visa Gift Card - U.S. - SoFabFood *GL

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday 5/21, Low Entry Giveaway! #win #giveaway

Backjoy StandRight Zen Shoes (@10:59pm CST) - US/CAN - Makobi Scribe *GT

Everything You Ever Wanted - book - U.S. - With Love *RC

"The Tell-Tail Heart" by Monica Shaughnessy (cozy mystery ebook) - All 50 U.S. States/CAN - View from the Birdhouse *RC

Nat Geo WILD during BARKFEST Package (DVD copies of "World's Greatest Dogs," "Cesar 911 Season 2 Finale episode" and "Super Underdogs," Dog collar and Wood picture frame) - U.S. - The Mommy Factor *RC

SnuggyBaby Large Wet Bag - U.S. - Party of Four

Best Natural Tripe Stick Chews for Dogs - U.S. - Mama's Little Minions *GT

Giveaways With Over 180 Entries, but under 500:
$50 GC to - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Dermaflage - U.S. - The NapTime Reviewer *RC

1.7 oz. Tube of LeliaSea Dead Sea Hand Cream - U.S. - The NapTime Reviewer *RC

Digital copy of "Joshua and the Lightning Road" by Donna Galanti - Worldwide - Susan Heim on Writing *RC

$10 Family Christian GC - U.S. - Giveaway Lady *RC

$25 Shoe Carnival Gift Card (2 winners) - U.S. - Mommy Talk Show *RC

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

@Renuzit Pearl Scents #Review & #Giveaway! (2 Winners) (U.S.) Ends 6/1

Disclosure: I received one Renuzit Pearl Scents and some coupons in exchange for my review and giveaway post from The Renuzit brand. However, all of the opinions expressed in this post are my own. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Renuzit Pearl Scents containers with the beads are beautiful looking! The new look was designed to accent and highlight your home decor as well as provide long-lasting freshness. They come in five different colors and scents. The pearls release fragrance for up to thirty days or more without any electricity or open flame. Just unscrew the lid, peal off the seal, and screw the lid back on and your ready to go!

I was able to try the Blue Sky Breeze. I opened it, took the seal off, put the lid back on and the scent was strong. I recommend placing one of these in the middle of a room or a very well ventilated area. As inside of a small room such as a laundry room or bathroom, the Renuzit Pearl Scents might be too strong for some people.

I also do not recommend using these if you have children under the age of five in your home. As they may not understand why they shouldn't put them in their mouths. The little pearls look as though they should be played with, or chewed on. My two and a half year old daughter has a bad habit of putting things in her mouth still. The Pearls appear to be water based gels infused with scent. They look very similar to the ones used in some children's toys. Please keep these away from small children.

There are five scents available right now:

  • Blue Sky Breeze (Blue)
  • Sparkling Rain (Green)
  • Tranquil (Aquamarine)
  • Serenity (Lavender)
  • Seductive Pineapple (Amber)
Connect with Renuzit on Twitter and Facebook.

Enter below using the Rafflecopter form for a chance to Win One coupon for a Free Renuzit Pearl Scents (2 Winners)! Open to Residents in the main 48 United States, 18 years of age or older.

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Wednesday 5/20, Low Entry Giveaways! #win #giveaway

Bottle of Runner's Choice Foot Massage (@4pm CST) - U.S. - A World of Reviews, Giveaways and More *GT

Sorry I’m Not Sorry - Book For Tweens - U.S. - Cotton Ridge Homeschool *RC

Kamara Girl Sequin Flower Ballet Slippers - U.S. - Sophie's Style *RC

Battle of the Grandmas Book - U.S. - The Loose Screw *RC

Giveaways With Over 180 Entries, but under 500:
Everlast LEAN Appetite Control Shake mix - U.S. - Nesca's Nook *GL

Two coupons for free Renuzit Pearl Scents - U.S - Girls in White Dresses *RC

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday 5/19, Low Entry Giveaways! #win #giveaway

Plumb’s “Exhale” Album - U.S. - my great finds *RC

iTrace Handwriting App. (5 winners) - U.S. - True Aim *RC

Maya The Bee Movie on DVD - U.S. - SKGaleana *RC

Bottle of Microderma Scrub and Masque - U.S. - Pretty Petals

Fashion Women Tops for Hot Summer 2015 - U.S. - Dare 2 Wear *RC

Lights Out!: Helping Your Kids Overcome Their Fear of the Dark - children's book - U.S. - The Mommy Factor *RC

Redpack Tomatoes Gift Pack: Recipes, Wine Tote and Redpack Diced Tomatoes - U.S. - The Social Gurl *RC

Giveaways With Over 180 Entries, but under 500:
American Sniper DVD/Blu-Ray (2 winners) - U.S. - Palmettos and Pigtails *RC

$50 Giveaway to ChiChi London - Worldwide - Love, Iris *RC

Copper Compression Elbow Sleeve - U.S. - Outdoor Adventure Gals *RC

Yankee Candle - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Monday, May 18, 2015

Win A Professional Grill Every Week This Summer! #JarlsbergCheese #Contests

It’s Getting Hot in Here!
Win a Professional Grill every Week this Summer
Enter the Jarlsberg® Cheese Extraordinary Grilling Contest

This summer, it’s not just the temperatures that will be soaring. Jarlsberg® Cheese, the nationally recognized premium brand of cheese, announces the Jarlsberg® Cheese Extraordinary Grilling Contest. Jarlsberg® Cheese is giving away a professional grill every week starting May 23, 2015 and running through August 31, 2015.

Since summer is the perfect time to enjoy a great burger on the grill, Jarlsberg® Cheese is celebrating the no-fuss season with the season’s perfect contest. Topping your favorite burger, chicken or grilled vegetables with a variety of flavors from Jarlsberg® Cheese has never been easier. Jarlsberg® Cheese, Jarlsberg® Lite Cheese and newly launched Jarlsberg® Smoked Cheese add high-impact flavor to any BBQ, and are available in conveniently pre-sliced packages in supermarkets nation-wide.

What better way to enjoy the summer grill season than to win a free, professional grill, in the Jarlsberg® Cheese Extraordinary Grill Contest? Every week, Jarlsberg® Cheese will give away a professional grill to one winner. Entering is easy. Simply enter to win by filling out the Jarlsberg® Cheese Extraordinary Grilling Contest form on the Facebook/Jarlsberg USA site. You may enter one time every week, from May 23, 2015 through August 31, 2015. Each week one winner will be randomly selected, and be notified by email.

Jarlsberg® Cheese is available nationwide in the specialty cheese case in grocery retailers, and comes in pre-sliced packages, or sliced at the deli counter, and is also available in club stores. There is a Jarlsberg® Cheese for every palate:

  • Jarlsberg® Cheese, is a mild, semi-soft skim cheese made from cow’s milk. Jarlsberg® Cheese is famous for its characteristic mild, sweet and nutty taste and its large round holes.
  • Jarlsberg® Cheese Lite has the same mild, nutty flavor as regular Jarlsberg® Cheese with 50% less fat and 30% fewer calories, than regular Swiss cheese. This low-fat variety of Jarlsberg® Cheese original has the characteristic large round holes, with a lower fat content – perfect for those days when you crave the sweet, nutty delights of Jarlsberg® Cheese but need to watch your diet.
  • Jarlsberg® Hickory Smoked Cheese has a piquant smoky taste, and like most smoked foods has a darker, browner surface. Jarlsberg® Hickory Smoked Cheese is cold smoked over smoldering, hickory chip embers, this Hickory smoked flavor will enhance your cold or hot foods, with its deep, smoky charms.

“We are always thrilled to share our love for summer grilling with Jarlsberg® Cheese with our fans,” said Deborah Seife, General Manager of Marketing for Jarlsberg® Cheese. “What better way to enjoy the summer grilling season than making “Jarlsburgers” and other great grilling delights made with Jarlsberg® Cheese. So go enter the enter the contest and win your family a grill on us.”

Enjoy these summer recipes for meat lovers, health lovers and vegetarians are below. Let the grilling begin!

Connect with Jarlsberg on Facebook and Twitter.

*The Jarlsberger
4 Jarlsberg® Cheese slices
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon steak seasoning
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
4 hamburger buns
4 ripe tomato slices
4 pieces lettuce
4-8 red onions slices

1. Mix steak seasoning and Worcestershire sauce to ground beef and make 4 patties

2. Grill the patties until perfection—8 to 10 minutes. During the last couple minutes of grilling, put 1 slice of Jarlsberg on each patty to melt. Assemble your burger with lettuce, tomatoes and onion slices. 

Optional: add crispy bacon pieces to ground beef and mix before grilling and/or as topping.

*Jarlsberg® Grilled Fig Pizza
2 cups Shredded Jarlsberg® Cheese
1 pound of dough (buy at your local pizzeria)
1 can crushed tomatoes
Olive oil spray
Toppings as desired
Figs – fresh and as many as you desire
Salt, pepper and basil to taste

1. Before you light the grill, spray olive oil over grill, being sure to cover well. Once grill is hot, gently lay the dough, stretched out already, on the grill.

2. Cook for 3 minutes or until crust starts to brown slightly, then flip.

3. In a separate bowl, mix crushed tomatoes, adding in salt, pepper and fresh basil to taste.

4. Lay tomato mixture and Jarlsberg® Cheese on top of crust, and scatter some fresh, sliced figs.

5. Cover for 4-5 minutes, until cheese is melted.

Use a large spatula to remove pizza from grill.

About Jarlsberg® Cheese:
In 1956, we created Jarlsberg® cheese, using an original Norwegian recipe. Why does Jarlsberg® cheese taste so mild, nutty and delicious? It's all part of the legend...and Norway's most guarded recipe! Jarlsberg Cheese Minis is the winner of the 2014 Men’s Health Best Foods For Men Award.

I Am A Writer!

I know that you all LOVE my low entry giveaways, and those are here to stay, but it's time for my blog to change, a little. I started my blog because I love to write. I love to write so much that from August last year until the end of April this year, I took on the task of being the only author of my MOPS mom's group newsletter. This is about the time of month that I would be putting something together for them, for my mom friends. I was wondering what was missing and what I should be working on this week, and I am missing the newsletter. But most of all, I have been missing the opportunity to share things with you, my followers! But this is going to change. I hope you all stick around!

Monday 5/18, Low Entry Giveaways! #win #giveaway

The Power of Your Metabolism (1pm CST) - U.S. - Freebies, Reviews & Giveaways *GT

Rusk W8Less Plus Extra Strong Hold Hairspray - U.S. - Freebies, Reviews & Giveaways *GT

Welch’s Fruit ’n Yogurt Snacks - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Be Good in the World - book - All 50 U.S. States - Frugal Creativity *RC

Two Coupons for Free Lightlife Products - U.S. - Hidden Fruits and Veggies *RC

Black or White Blu-ray DVD - U.S. - The Life of a Home Mom

Giveaways With Over 180 Entries, but under 500:
The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook - U.S. - Shane's Killer Cupcakes *RC

EXHALE CD by Plumb - US/CAN - Christy's Cozy Corners *RC

Sunday, May 17, 2015

"The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids" By Joanne Kraft, #Review and #Giveaway! #Contests (Main 48 U.S. States) Ends 6/7 #‎MeanMomsGuide

Being a parent means learning to let go. It means letting go of our fears and letting our children be independent. It means letting my five and a half year old daughter stay the night at a friend's house for her first ever slumber party, and trusting that she's going to be ok, and that nothing will happen to her while she's there. It means hoping that I've given her enough skills to be able to tell her friend's parents if she wants to come home, and that it's ok to not want to stay the night. She did cry a little, and some of the other girls did too. But it's because she was up super late and really tired. She said that it was hard to sleep with the TV on. So if we have a slumber party in the future, we will be turning off the TV between 9 and 10pm to let them sleep!

My five and a half year old daughter was invited to her first ever slumber party, and I really thought it through about letting her stay, or bringing her back home after a few hours. She goes to school with most of the girls who stayed the night. The parents are people that I have met before, but I don't actually really know them. The house that my daughter stayed at, isn't too far from ours. But it was hard for me to let her stay, but I did. I made sure the parents had my phone number and knew that they could call me anytime during the night and that I would come pick my little girl up if needed. Of course I didn't sleep well knowing that she wasn't at home, and neither did my husband. But even at five and a half years old, we need to learn to let our children fly. And if we do, they will learn on their own, and with our help, to soar.

The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids is a Christian parenting book about not being so soft on your children, and letting you know that it's ok to be a mean mom when you need to, and when your children need you too. I have learned that once in a while, like when it came to letting my daughter attend this sleep over, that I can also be a marshmallow mom too, and that it's ok to be who I am.

The Mean Mom's Guide was written by Joanne Kraft. These past few months she put together a great group of moms who have read the book, shared our stories, prayed for one another and more. I have had the chance to get to know Joanne Kraft through her Facebook page and Mean Mom's Facebook group. She's always been available to answer questions when we've needed her to, and supported all of us a mothers and her friends.

Joanne incorporated her parenting techniques into this book and how they worked for her and her family, and how we can teach them to our children. But most of all, this book has taught me how to teach my children about God, and about God's love for them and that God will always be there for them and with them throughout their lives.

What Does Being a Mean Mom Mean?:

  • A mean mom keeps her word when it's hard.
  • A mean mom gives, models and expects respect.
  • A mean mom knows her child's friends and where they live.
  • A mean mom instills dinner times, bedtimes and curfews.
  • A mean mom treads water longer longer than her child can make it rain.
  • A mean mom doesn't let her own fears overrule her child's freedoms. (This one I just learned about!)
  • A mean mom sees the adult her child can be and inspires until he or she catches the vision.
  • A mean mom asks for forgiveness for her mistakes.
  • A mean mom loves passionately, encourages openly and behaves righteously.
  • And if she's married, a mean mom puts her husband before her child. (I believe in this one, depending on the situation. But most of the time, my husband comes first.)
One excerpt from the book that has helped me: "If my kids complain something is too hard, know, putting their shoes away, I tell them "You were made to do hard things." - Ashley Gerhard"

My kids are always coming up with some excuse as to why they can't pick up their toys, shoes, plates, etc. Telling them that they were made to do hard things has helped a lot. I've also heard this saying, "If your big enough to make the mess, then your big enough to clean it up." That quote has come in handy when they complain that they can't clean their bedroom or the living room of their toys.

The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids book talks about everything from putting your marriage first, teaching your children about honor, giving to TV, technology and more! This book is a must read for every Mom and Dad too!

Purchase your own copy today of "The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids" By Joanne Kraft at your local Christian book store or on amazon today! OR...

Enter below using the Rafflecopter form for a chance to win your own copy of "The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids" By Joanne Kraft. Giveaway open to residents of the main 48 continental United States only, sorry.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids book in exchange for my review post. Airplanes and Dragonflies is responsible for mailing out your book.

Sunday 5/17, Low Entry Giveaways! #win #giveaway

Coupon for a Free Renuzit (@2pm CST) - U.S. - A World of Reviews, Giveaways and more *GT

Four NCircle Kid's DVD's (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Dermaflage Premium Kit ($59.95 ARV) - Main 48 U.S. States - Airplanes and Dragonflies *RC

"Sesame Street: Elmo The Musical Volume 2: Learn and Imagine" on DVD - Main 48 U.S. States - Airplanes and Dragonflies *RC

“MAYA THE BEE MOVIE” DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Disney Frozen Magic Bandits - U.S. - gaynycdad

Cat Wallet Sewing Kit - U.S. - Two Bears Farm *RC

Acnevir Care Package - U.S. - Mom Does Reviews

Skleer Natural Skin Conditioner - U.S. - A Thrift Life Well Lived *RC

$100 Peapod Gift Card - U.S. - From Hip to Housewife *RC

How to Travel the World on $50 A Day - Book - U.S. - Progression of Happiness *RC

Giveaways With Over 180 Entries, but under 500:
Just Hatched Gift Basket (@10:59pm CST) - Adventures with Kiddos *GT

$25 Shell Gas Station Gift Card - U.S. - gaynycdad

Indiana Jones: Staff Of Kings Video Game for the Nintendo DS - U.S. - gaynycdad

Magic Mat - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Dainty Necklaces from The Lovely Raindrop (5 winners) - U.S. - The Farmer's Wife blog *RC