Saturday, June 30, 2012

Summer Vacation Fun Sweepstakes - 6/30 - 7/14

Ahh... Summer is here and flying by fast, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy the sun and the pool!! So, how about some prizes to make that summer fun just a little funner? With the help of my wonderful sponsors, we have a great selection of prizes to give away!  What a great way to jump into summer!

A 2-Year Membership to Red Week!! For all you Vacation Stay Needs!

 
A $50 Store Credit to Small Concepts!!


Your choice Zoobie Pet! The winner can choose any available Blanket Pet, Blankie Baby, Duffel Dog, or Book Buddy.
I know it's hot outside but, who doesn't want to Win Chocolate? Especially Asher's Boardwalk Crunch.
Last But Never Least is the yummy Ben and Jerry's Prize pack!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fluffy Fourth of July Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Fluffy Fourth of July sponsored by Gnome’s Naturals and hosted by Life With Levi!

Whether you’re just starting out using cloth diapers or already a fluffy pro, this giveaway prize offers something for everyone. This is a HUGE event, so don't miss out!
Fluffy Fourth Ultimate Starter Pack

One lucky winner will receive the ULTIMATE cloth diaper stash starter pack, valued at over $415!!!

This amazing prize prize pack includes:
  • THREE ones & twos All In One Diapers
  • ONE AppleCheeks Bamboo Little Bundle
  • ONE AppleCheeks Microterry Little Bundle
  • TWO Tots Bots Easy Fit or Tini Fit Diapers
  • TWO Rumparooz G2 Pocket Diapers or Little Joey Newborn All In Ones
  • ONE Bummis Beautiful BASIC Kit
  • SIX Organic Cotton Prefold Diapers
  • ONE Bummis Super Snap Wrap
  • ONE Bummis Super Lite Wrap
  • TWO Snappis
  • ONE AppleCheeks Storage Sac Pail Liner
  • ONE M Monkey Foot Designs Wet Bag for when you're on the go.
  • ONE KalmSkin Travel Size Cloth Diaper Safe Rash Stick
  • ONE Bag of Rockin' Green Laundry Detergent
  • ONE Clean Cheeks Wipes Concentrate
  • ONE 6 Pack of AppleCheeks Cloth Wipes
  • ONE Mini Shower Diaper Sprayer
  • ONE Pack of AppleCheeks Flushable Diaper Liners

That's all the diapers AND accessories you need for 18 diaper changes!!
Gnome's Naturals is a cloth diaper and natural parenting store owned & operated by Lori Whitlock. As a mom of a toddler, Lori is always searching for great natural products for herself and her family. When she finds products that she loves, she sticks with them. Lori created Gnome's Naturals to share those products with you. As a cloth diaper blogger, Lori has tried almost every cloth diaper on the market and strives to carry only the best of the best.

In addition to some well known brands that Lori loves, Gnome's Naturals also carries work at home mom (WAHM) made items in the store. Make sure you check out the WAHM Spotlight section for products that are handmade by moms in North America. Lori is a huge proponent of moms supporting moms and she hopes that by retailing some mom-made items, she can help support them financially as well.

If you’re new to cloth diapering, Gnome’s Naturals offers several different cloth diaper trial packages. Beyond cloth diapers, Gnome’s Naturals also carries a great selection of baby carriers, baltic amber teething necklaces, breastfeeding products, and more. 

Ready To Win?

Just enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below.
All entries are optional – be sure to come back often to complete the daily entries, since the more entries you have, the more chances you have to win!
Giveaway open to residents of the US & Canada. Contest ends Friday, July 6th.

Psychic Services by Diane Canfield - Review & Giveaway

Speaking to psychics gives me mixed feelings. I’m both excited and nervous at the same time. I can’t wait to hear what they have to share with me and yet, I’m anxious about whether I won’t like or know what to do with the information they tell me. I’ve spoken to a couple psychics in the past that have either been WAY off or just really confused me.

When I was provided with an opportunity to have an email reading with Diane Canfield, a psychic from Florida, I was intrigued. With my nutty schedule and with it being the end of the school year, I had zero time to speak on the phone. The person who referred me to Diane instructed me to forward a photo of myself and that of a loved one who was deceased and told that Diane could provide psychic services based upon the photos provided. Once in touch with Diane though, I was told I had been misinformed and should only have sent one photo. WOOPS! Diane was very sweet to offer to read both photos for me and share a little information on each.

In addition to the photo of myself, I forwarded a photo of my grandfather. Besides my mother, my grandfather is the person who has had the most impact on my life. I miss him more than words can say. I was so eager to hear what Diane had to say about both myself and my grandfather! Without discussing everything shared in my email, Diane made a couple dead-on comments about me, such as about my childhood and my children. Where she really hit home was the information she shared about my grandfather. She described him perfectly.

In my email, Diane called my grandfather a “free spirit”, which is not necessarily the term that would jump to mind for me. When I questioned her about it, she clarified the term for me. She told me that a free spirit “usually has a love of life, is happy and feels free in life and this is reflected in the choices they make. They may have huge responsibilities and honor those but still has more of a free attitude about life and enjoying the aspects to life”. I started crying at this point because this was my grandfather and how others viewed him.

I am so thankful to Diane for providing me the opportunity to experience her services and I would recommend that others speak to her as well. Diane has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for one Tidbits From A Mom reader to win a free reading (email or IM Chat)! Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

Six-month SavingAngel membership ($100 value) Giveaway - #MissionGiveaway


I have to admit that I spend WAY too much money on groceries each week.  I have not become skilled in the art of comparison shopping, couponing, and finding great deals.  I would like this summer to be a turning point for our family.  SavingsAngel.com is certainly an amazing resource for families.  You don't want to miss out on entering this giveaway!
Grand Prize: Six-month SavingAngel membership ($100 value) for you and a friend
About Our Sponsor - SavingsAngel


Do you want to pay less for your cereal than everyone else?
Do you want to know if there is a good deal on that product that is normally out of your budget?
Do you want to cut your budget without increasing the time you spend doing so?
Time is money and we would like to provide you with more of both!
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Start today and get your first 4 weeks FREE.  We'll alert you whenever we find a great deal that matches exactly what you are looking for. You can redeem all the personalized price watches you want during this time.

You can also find them on Facebook and YouTube.

Here's How You Enter:
The Giveaway will open up on Tuesday 6/26 at 12:01 am EST and Close on Friday 6/29 at 11:59 pm EST.
1) Start at the Rafflecopter Giveaway form.
2) Complete the Mandatory entries.
3) Work your way through the links, entering contests at each blog as you go. These contests each have their own rules and end dates.
4) Complete additional entries towards the bottom and come back for additional daily entries!  

That's it! You have successfully entered this awesome giveaway! Side note...It's not mandatory that you enter all the giveaways at each blog. However, doing so not only increases your chances of WINNING the other prizes, it increases your chances of WINNING the Grand Prize!

Mission Giveaway started with the $100 Story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are the Mission Giveaway Group!

To inquire about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at missiongiveaway@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer.
Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us.

Check out how entrants would pay it forward this week and enter your own comment:

Monday, June 25, 2012

Complexion MD Review & Giveaway



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Although, I’m only in my mid-thirties, I can see how my skin is no longer what it used to be. When I’ve made comments in frustration to my husband, he jokingly reminds me that I’m no longer young. Ughh…I hate getting older. I want to fight it!
My skin has some wrinkles appearing and I want to fight their development. There are so many products out there – it is a bit overwhelming trying to figure out what actually works and what I should try. Like divine intervention, I was contacted by Wrinkle Review and was asked whether I would like to try one of their top choices for anti-wrinkle creams – Complexion MD. Yes! Absolutely!

While waiting eagerly for my package to arrive, I visited the Wrinkle Review website to read more about what they have to offer. I was really impressed by the sheer amount of information provided to readers about wrinkles, their prevention, their treatment, and more. It is a wealth of information. I have to admit that I was not knowledgeable in the slightest bit about wrinkles prior to this review. However, I believe that I will be returning to Wrinkle Review to read more and more about how I can “fight the good fight” against wrinkles.

I began using Complexion MD the first night I received it in the mail. I was a little nervous about trying a new product and if there would be a negative reaction with my skin. The box states that it’s a “concentrated formula and should be used in moderation”. However, I wasn’t going to know unless I tried it, right? I have used very small amounts and over the past few weeks, I have been pleased by skin’s appearance. It’s been clear, soft, and had a healthy glow. Success!
 
More about Complexion MD:
• Reduces fine lines and wrinkles within weeks
• Repairs skin and stimulates cellular renewal
• Firms and tightens skin, improving skin tone
• Hydrates and moisturizes skin
• Noticeably reduces the signs of aging

Wrinkle Review has been very kind to offer to sponsor a giveaway for one Tidbits From A Mom reader to win their own jar of Complexion MD! Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

Facebook Amazon Blast - $100 Amazon Gift Card



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Yes! It's that time again! It's time to enter the Facebook Amazon Blast for your chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! Makobi Scribe & Surf and Sunshine bring you this Amazon Facebook blast. The giveaway is open WW.

Booty Firm Giveaway


Sponsored by
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And Hosted by 150 Amazing Bloggers
This giveaway will be open to the US.
Giveaway will run from
6/25 12:01 est - 7/11 12:01 est
Dance your way to a new you! Three Dance Workout DVDs will help you slim down and reshape your booty! Featuring the hottest, fat-burning cardio dance moves and exclusive muscle-toning resistance exercises—the Booty Firm™ delivers body-shaping results!



150 Amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this amazing giveaway.
Sponsored by Mom Blog Society and ProForm
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Coupon Queen of Texas Wishful Thinking 24/7 One Mom's Moxie The Mommy Island Freebies with Attitude My Bloggity Blog Mom's Freebies Freebies Galore & Giveaways Too My Photopage Health Beauty Children & Family The Steady Hand Blog Love 2 Encourage You Party of 5 and Counting The Coupon Sweeper A Thrifit Diva Kathy's Savings Sister's Saving Cents Bethann's Helpving savings Two Couponing Friends Grammy 2 Kaiden Sleepless Gal Semmes Savers Elite Mama's Blog Oh My Goodies Freebies Snow Luvn Ferret Life in the Lost World Coupon for a Cause Mommy's Memorandum Tidbits From a Mom The Home Schooling Blog Newly Crunch Maman of 3 Money Savvy Michelle Julia Bits & Pieces The Christmas Fairy Uncreative Mommy Misadventures of a First Time Mom Freebies Deals and Steals Saving with 4 Children Devoted Mommy of 3 Mommy Couponswappers Bargains wit Barb Inside My Head with Kelli Penny Rubbers The Review & Giveaway Nook Wrap Your Way to Skinny Krazy Coupon Club Our Wolves Den The Ordinary Aunt Giveaways with Grace Jade Louse Designs So Cal Coupon Mommy Frugal Shopping With a Side of Thriftiness Simple Savings for Atlanta Moms Slick Housewives The Holly Herald Bargain Hound Bargains 4 WAHMS The Knitwit by Shair Samples Freebies Fun Whirlwind of Surprises TX Mommys Savings Jennie Yuen Just Jennifer Talking Christina Serrano Ind. Avon Rep Mama Writes LPO Beauty Pea of Sweetness Free is for Me Pink Ninja Blog Mom's Vacation Spots Jenn's Blah Blah Blog Register Cents All Things Abby Lynchburg Coupon Mama Mad Moose Mama BB Product Reviews Window on the World Jamerican Spice Savior Cents Ice Fairy Treasures Gabby Lynn Reviews & Giveaways Mizz Review Lady Night Helper Girl Loves a Bargain Mommy's Moment Parga's Junkyard Building Carpenters My Sweepstakes City Gustosa Giveaway Barbara's Beat What's Up My Couportiera Super Hot Chica in Training Blog by Donna So Easy Being Green Selen Brown Carolina Mom Blogger Couponing 2 Our Dreams Central Bargains & Giveaways Mommy Who Loves Giveaways Kimberley' s Thoughts Super Mommy to the Rescue Cranky Gurl's Corner The Glam Kitty Making it on a Budget The Daily Fashion & Beauty News From Fat Mama to Phat Mama Giveaway Monkey Living Off Coupons Melissa Say What MaeGal The Realist Couponer Wrap with Vera Mom Zuna Rockin Rebel Crazy Latina is Crazy 4 Coupons

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Free Blogger Sign-ups - Big Top Cupcake Giveaway

I have always wanted to try to make one of these giant cupcakes! There are free blogger sign-ups right now for a Bog Top Cupcake Giveaway! 

There isn't a start date yet for the giveaway, but all the information will be mailed out soon.  Bloggers have the ability to receive a free Facebook link on the Rafflecopter form.  However, you may purchase additional links for $1.00 each.  Email berichbefrugal@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Click HERE to sign up.
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World of Ink Book Tour: Porcupine's Seeds - Review & Giveaway



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It is well documented on here that I do not have a green thumb.  I am so envious of others' ability to grow beautiful plants in their homes and gardens.  I just don't seem to possess the skill/talent.  The plans and flowers that we own better be pretty hardy!!  I have always been drawn to sunflowers.  They are at the top of the list of my favorite flowers.  I have yet to grow them though :)

The World of Ink Book Tour for June is Porcupine's Seeds, written by Viji K Chary and illustrated by Bridget McKenna.  This story is about Porcupine's wish to grow sunflowers in his garden like his friend Raccoon.  Raccoon gives his friend some seeds and explains to Porcupine that soil, sun, and water are all that are needed to make the sunflowers grow.  However, Porcupine experiences some trouble in his quest to grow the flowers.

More about the book:
Genre: Picture Book for kids
Illustrated by: Bridget McKenna
Publisher: 4RV Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9838018-4-9
Author website: http://vijikchary.com

My thoughts about the book:
I know it's a children's story, but I could certainly relate to it!  Porcupine's Seeds is an adorable story that my children enjoyed as well.  After reading the story, my daughter and I discussed the fact that Porcupine worked so hard to follow all the steps, yet things went wrong along the way.  We talked about how some things are out of our control, but that things can work out alright in the end.  I wasn't expecting to have such a deep conversation with her, but it was a teachable moment that came at just the right time! 

More about the author:
Viji K Chary began writing stories in elementary school and now enjoys writing for both adults and children.  She loves to read, visit aquariums and watch movies.  She tries very hard to keep her thumbs and plants green but does not always succeed.  She lives in Northern California with her husband and two children.  To read more about her work, visit http://vijikchary.com.

I am pleased to have the opportunity to sponsor a giveaway for a copy of Porcupine's Seeds!  Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls Book Review & Giveaway

This Review & Giveaway is done by SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways

About the book:


Naughty is the new Nice..
That’s the mantra and message of the new “tell-all” how-to paperback, physical book from beauty maestro Dimitri James. In Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls, James creates a new kind of finishing school–one for nice girls who always finish anywhere but first.
Tired of seeing the many “nice girls” in his life constantly overlooked, James, a celebrity makeup artist, style guru and television personality, offers a lively and entertaining read full of actionable tips and tricks, showing you how to get whom and what you want.
Those open the book will learn how to look classy, not trashy, trading the prim, proper uniform of “safe” clothing, makeup and hair for something sexier and more inviting, but still situation-appropriate. “You would be surprised how many women don’t know how to use clothes and makeup to market themselves in various social or professional settings,” says James. “‘Nice’ girls are invisible, and ‘trashy’ ones go over the top. ‘Naughty’ is the happy medium that pushes the envelope without crossing the line.”
Thus, James challenges the traditional connotations of the word “naughty” and redefines it as a spirit that can change both image and self-perception for the better. In chapters that range from “Naughty at Work” to “Naughty First Date” to “Naughty Traveler” and “Yummy Mommy,” the author shows readers how to dress outside the box and re-vamp their beauty regimens to add sizzle to their style for all seasons and occasions.
Flip open the physical book to almost any page and find a small gem of wisdom, or a stunningly clear depiction of “nice” vs. “naughty” vs. “trashy,” all sprinkled with James’ trademark wit, candor and spirit of camaraderie.
Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls is loaded with makeup and fashion advice to empower a Nice Girl to transform herself into a spicy but classy woman in every situation. So, go ahead and channel your inner naughty. Instead of fading into the background, become a star in your own life!
 I really liked this book. I love how you can find scenario to change up your life. I know a few people in my life who need to read this book. If you are like me and not a fashion forward person this book will show you step by step how you can add a little more appeal to your look with out going over board. This is a must read for all women. 

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a copy of Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls: How To Turn Up the Heat and Add Sex Appeal to Everyday Situations. This is open to the US & Can only and ends 7/04 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! 

Flood® Wood Care "Take It Easy" Sweepstakes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flood Wood Care for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have to admit that my husband and I have not taken care of our back deck as well as we should have over the years.  It has needed to be stained and sealed for years.  Actually, the whole thing needs to be torn down in order for us to start over fresh.  I have relied on my husband for projects like this because I haven’t known what to do myself.  Our house is currently on the market and I want to be prepared to care for the deck on our next house. 

Flood® Wood Care provides wood finish remover, wood cleaner, and exterior wood stains that have a longstanding reputation for providing protection to customers.  They are known as the “The Wood Care Specialist” because they have been in business since 1841 and customers turn to them over and over again due to their reliability. 

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Summer is the perfect time to take care of yard projects such as cleaning and staining.  As I mentioned before, we have the back deck.  However, we also have a wooden playground that could use a good cleaning as well.  I am lucky enough to have my summers off from work, so I can take advantage of the time and start cleaning!

Flood® Wood Care products are available at Home Depot, Walmart, and select retailers. 

Flood® Wood Care is having an awesome sweepstakes called The Take it Easy Sweepstakes!   Flood® Wood Care is offering to provide one winner with all the supplies AND the labor to prepare and stain your deck.  They are also giving the winner $2,000 to host the deck party of your life!  This would be so cool!  Invite your family and friends and have a blast!  I found the contest extremely simple to enter – simply fill out the entry form and you’re done. 

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

GiGi-Colette Giveaway #MissionGiveaway


I am so pleased to be participating in the Mission Giveaway group!  I was not familiar with GiGi-Collette prior to this giveaway event, but I am certainly impressed now!  This jewelry is simply gorgeous.  Enter today!

Grand Prize: (2) $50 Gift Certificates to GiGi-Colette 1 For you and 1 for you to give a friend!

About Our Sponsor - GiGi-Colette


Gigi Colette was born out of a passion for creating unique, feminine accessories. Our goal is to design and develop jewelry that is chic, elegant, and affordable. Each piece is unique, handmade by the artist, a resident of the Chattanooga area of Tennessee. You can find Gigi-Colette on Facebook and the Etsy Store.

Here's How You Enter:
The Giveaway will open up on Tuesday 6/19 at 12:01 am EST and Close on Friday 6/22 at 11:59 pm EST.
1) Start at the Rafflecopter Giveaway form.
2) Complete the Mandatory entries.
3) Work your way through the links, entering contests at each blog as you go. These contests each have their own rules and end dates.
4) Complete additional entries towards the bottom and come back for additional daily entries!  

That's it! You have successfully entered this awesome giveaway! Side note...It's not mandatory that you enter all the giveaways at each blog. However, doing so not only increases your chances of WINNING the other prizes, it increases your chances of WINNING the Grand Prize!

Mission Giveaway started with the $100 Story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are the Mission Giveaway Group!

To inquire about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at missiongiveaway@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer.

Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us.

The amazing Blogs participating in the event this week are: Family, Love and Other Stuff| Madame Deals| Slop Swap| Heavenly Savings| My UnEntitled Life| The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug| Colleen's Book Nook| Simply Shawn & Jenn| My Saving Game| CEO of Me| The Lucky Ladybug| Diva Fabulosa| Let's Win| Cori's Coupon Corner| Mommy's Money Saving Obsession| The Socialite's Closet| Donna's Deals and More| Tidbits From A Mom| Organic Mommy Today| Saving You Dinero| Mark Your Savings| Coupon Frenzy Mom| How Was Your Day?| Go Momma Coupons| Raising My 5 Sons| Couponista Queen| Super Frugal Stephanie| Semmes Savers|

Check out how entrants would pay it forward this week and enter your own comment: .

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Big Fish Games PC Game Review & Giveaway (TWO Winners!)

I do not have a great deal of spare time; however, there are at occasions at night, once the kids have gone to bed, when I am able to play a game on the computer. I’ve been really lucky as a mom blogger to have the opportunity to review various games for the PC and other game systems. Personally, I have purchased many games through Big Fish Games over the years. They have a fabulous selection and the prices are just right!

When Big Fish Games approached me and asked if I would like to do a review, I jumped at the opportunity! I chose to review Planet Horse. As I’ve written on here before, my daughter is obsessed with horses. The game was very easy to download and install. In order to have an opportunity to even play the game, I had to wait until my daughter went to bed ;) I was able to choose my horse, the sex of the horse, the color, and additional markings on the horse. I was then able to name the horse.

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Players can care for their horse, participate in competitions, and ride through a wide variety of settings. Once you become skilled in different areas, you can unlock different items for your horse as well as unlock additional horses from which to choose. There are so many options for this game – it is great entertainment. Personally, I have really enjoyed playing Planet Horse. I was lucky as a child to be able to take some riding lessons and if I had the time and money, I would love to pursue them as an adult.  Since this isn't written in the cards for right now, I can live through Planet Horse.  As for my daughter, I believe the neighbors have heard her squealing with delight ;) She is a huge fan!

Big Fish Games has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for Tidbits From A Mom readers! Two winners will have the opportunity to choose a game from Big Fish Games! Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

Summer Patio Retreat Giveaway - 6/18-7/2

Welcome to the Summer Patio Retreat Giveaway Event brought to you by Mom to Bed by 8 the ‘Iowa-Mom’, Powered By Mom and Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways!
We would like to thank our special co-hosts Another Cent Saved, Giveaway Bandit, To Sew With Love and Opinions of a Moody Mama for joining us for this special event.


My husband and I would love to tear down our deck and build a new deck or patio.  It would be SO nice to kick back during the summer and relax with a cool drink and have some burgers cooking on the grill! What I wouldn't give to win this giveaway event! Check out the awesome prize!

Gather friends, family, and refreshments and a enjoy a little patio retreat fully furnished with this four-piece set from Strathwood. The Brentwood collection includes two arm chairs, a coffee table, and a loveseat. Designed to withstand the elements, the furniture's frames are constructed of powder-coated steel in an attractive black with bronze flecks. Powder coating gives the furniture great protection against rust. Comfortable, durable seat cushions are upholstered in a polyester fabric designed for outdoors.

Cushion Care and Cleaning: Gently brush off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabric and wipe up any spills as soon as they occur. Gently spot clean only with mild soap and cool water using a sponge or soft brush, then air dry cushions in a sunny location. Bring cushions indoors during inclement weather and store in a dry place when not in use.

Strathwood furniture has quality, ease of use, and casual elegance at its core. Each piece is rigorously tested for durability, and assembly instructions have been standardized for simplicity from start to finish. Strathwood furniture is sleekly designed, handsomely finished, and built to last. This classic style and reliable craftsmanship will weather ever-changing trends and regular use for years to come.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Amazon Twitter Blast - Win $100 Amazon GIft Card




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We can thank Makobi Scribe & Surf and Sunshine for bringning us this Amazon Twitter blast!  Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!  This contest runs from June 17th to June 23rd. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Aeropostale $250 Giveaway

Welcome to the $250 Summer Wardrobe Giveaway!




AĆ©ropostale is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. AĆ©ropostale provides customers with a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion and fashion basic merchandise at compelling values. Products can be purchased in-stores and online at Aeropostale.com and ps4u.com.  

You can find exclusive Aeropostale Coupons and discounted gift cards on CouponTrade.com, your only source for both! Now you finally have a way to stack your savings in a whole new way!!!

Great! Now log you entries in the Rafflecopter form below and don't forget to come back for your daily entries!

Coach Purse and Wallet Event 6/14-6/30

Ready for another AWESOME giveaway?  This is for a Coach Purse and Wallet! Personally, I have owned knock offs and they're just not the same thing as the real deal.  Enter to win today!

**Powered by Madame Deals and Slop Swap**
Thanks to our hosts for helping us run this great giveaway:

More about the prize:
COACH $348 SOHO LEATHER FLAP Silver-Bronze PURSE BAG F17217
Wallet SOHO F45622

This giveaway will run from 6/14 12:01 am EST thru 6/30 11:59 pm EST
If you've entered any of our other Madamde Deals Events, this will be easy for you.

There is 1 mandatory entry of a blog comment plus Facebook likes for bonus entries.

Wait for the Rafflecopter to load and enter below:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Gift Caddie American Airlines Gift Card Giveaway



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Gift Caddie is the perfect place to share gift ideas, request gifts, and order gifts for friends and family! Create gift lists for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, baby showers, graduations, holidays and more. Get and give the gifts you want and need.

If you haven’t checked out Gift Caddie yet, now is the perfect time because registered users will have the chance to win 1 of 2 American Airlines gift cards. One lucky winner will receive a $200 American Airlines gift card and the person who refers the winner will receive a $100 American Airlines gift card!

Be sure to tell all your friends about Gift Caddie for more chances to win! Giveaway is open to the US only and ends 6/26 at 11:59 PM EST. Good luck!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Free Blogger Event Sign-Ups - Sponsored by Mom Blog Society and ProForm



Sponsored by Mom Blog Society and ProForm
This giveaway will be open to the US
Giveaway will run from
6/6/25 12:01 est - 7/11 12:01 est
Dance your way to a new you! Three Dance Workout DVDs will help you slim down and reshape your booty! Featuring the hottest, fat-burning cardio dance moves and exclusive muscle-toning resistance exercises—the Booty Firm™ delivers body-shaping results!


Details: One winner will receive a Booty Firm machine with 3 dance DVD's and the blog
Free link choice is Facebook
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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Facebook Blast with Makobi Scribe - Win $100 Amazon Gift Card!

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Welcome to another Amazon blast with Makobi Scribe. Today's Giveaway is, you guessed it, a $100 Amazon card! Last week's Winner was Donna George and has been emailed. Please enter the giveaway below by filling out the Giveaway Tools form below.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Quaker Soft Baked Bars

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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In all the reading that I have done over the past year and a half on weight management, I have read that you need to eat small meals throughout the day.  I have to admit that I am not very good at this.  I tend to skip my mid-morning snack; therefore, I am starving my lunchtime.  I’d like to have a new snack option that is delicious, good for me, and will leave me feeling full so I can make it until lunchtime without snacking further and so I don’t inhale everything in sight when I do sit down for lunch. 

Quaker has new Soft Baked Bars that I am eager to try.  Quaker is a company that I have always entrusted faith in providing wholesome food.  The Quaker Soft Baked Bar is made with real fruits and nuts.  Both flavors, which are Cinnamon Pecan Bread and Banana Nut Bread, sound delicious!  In addition to great flavors, they are also healthy for you.  They contain 5g of fiber, 6g of protein, 140 calories, as well as 5 B-Vitamins.  Personally, I envision eating these as a breakfast snack.  I am really looking forward to trying the Cinnamon Pecan Bread! 

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Not only do I believe that I will enjoy them, but I also think my husband and my kids will wish to try them.  It is now the end of the school year and my daughter is sick and tired of the same old snacks I have given throughout the year.  She is eager to mix things up a bit and I’m sure she would be interesting in trying the Banana Nut Bread bar. 

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Techy Summer iPad3 Giveaway Event


Have you heard? We are having a Techy Summer over at Mom to Bed by 8, the 'Iowa Mom' and want to help you get your sunsational summer started off right by offering you a chance to win an iPad 3 (technically term the Apple iPad 3rd generation).

Special thanks to our lovely co-hosts TechyTribe, Mumblebee Inc, Surf and Sunshine, Giveaway Bandit and Giveaway Scoop for their support in bringing this gadgety giveaway to life!

Giveaway Scoop has gone and jazzed up giveaways by featuring only the best giveaways with big image based tiles and making all the giveaways just one click away. Visit them every day to get your daily dose of awesome giveaways and free stuff!

Apple iPad Wi-Fi 16 GB - 3rd generation

Pick up the iPad and suddenly, it's clear. You're actually touching your photos, reading a book, playing the piano. Nothing comes between you and what you love. To make that hands-on experience even better, they made the fundamental elements of iPad better - the display, the camera, the wireless connection. All of which makes the third-generation iPad capable of so much more than you ever imagined. Everything you do with iPad, you do through its large, beautiful display. And when the display is better, the entire iPad experience is better. The Retina display on the iPad features a 2048-by-1536 resolution, 44-percent greater color saturation, and an astounding 3.1-million pixels - in the same 9.7-inch space. That's four times the number of pixels in iPad and a million more than an HDTV. Those pixels are so close together, your eyes can't discern individual ones at a normal viewing distance. When you can't see the pixels, you see the whole picture. Or article. Or game. In ways you never could before.

Product Features

  • 9.7 Retina Display; 2048 x 1536 Resolution
  • Apple iOS 5; Dual-Core A5X Chip with Quad-Core Graphics
  • 5 Megapixel iSight Camera; 1080p Video Recording
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 16 GB Capacityes: 1 x Headphones - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x Docking / port replicator - 30-pin dock connector
  • Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life; 1.44 lbs

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Diamond Candle Review and Giveaway Opportunity!


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Diamond Candles has a review and giveaway opportunity for bloggers right now! This opportunity is only available to the first 100 bloggers. If you haven’t heard of Diamond Candles before, they are an all-natural soy candle that contains a ring valued from $10 to $5,000!

Click HERE to sign up today!

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Book Review: Just In Case You Ever Wonder



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Ever since my daughter was just an infant, I have collected many books that have a common theme – the love that a mother has for her child. I say, “I love you” every single day to my children; however, they simply can’t grasp the intensity and magnitude of this love. The authors of the books I buy have such beautiful words that convey how I feel.

I was first introduced to Max Lucado’s books while participating in my RCIA classes last year. Although I haven’t read his books for adults, I simply fell in love with his children’s books. I really enjoy reading them to my daughter. “Just In Case You Ever Wonder” is now one of my absolute favorites. My daughter does not yet know that her father and I lost two babies prior to having her. She doesn’t don’t think she will understand this until she is older.

One of the things that I love about this book is that Lucado also talks about the fact that no matter what happens and the fact that your child will grow older and change, you will always love them.

“I’ll always love you.
I’ll always hug you.
I’ll always be on your side.
And I want you to know that…
just in case you ever wonder”.

Lastly, Lucado talks about how God wishes for parents to teach their children about heaven and explain that it’s beautiful, there’s no pain, and nothing to be afraid of. One of my favorite lines is in the end when it states that “I will be there, too. I promise. We will be there together, forever”.

This book is so sweet and I highly recommend it to parents. Just In Case You Ever Wonder can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.

*Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

MDIB's Life's a Beach Giveaway Event

Can you believe Summer's here already? 2012 is going by so quick! Well, as a member of the Mom's Do it Better community, I have an extra special treat for you, ... ready for it? We're giving away some amazing prizes to help you get Summer started with a splash. This giveaway event is open to US & Canada residents. Here's what we have lined up for you:
Grand Prize:
  • Step 2 - My Clubhouse - Step 2 offers a huge variety of toys for preschoolers and toddlers. Their toys are designed to build imaginations and enrich the family's celebration of childhood.
  • Del Sol Goody Pack - Fun and cute color changing clothes, accessories and make-up
  • 2pc At Home Tanner from ShowerTan

But don't worry, we have other prize packs for you to give you even more chance to win some great things!

Prize Pack 1:
  • Berry Dog - Bubble Gum Bikini - gorgeous swimsuits in a variety of styles
  • Trukid - 3 Sunscreens and Body Lotion - Enjoy the beach with your family and know they're protected with sunscreens from Trukid
  • 2pc At Home Tanner from ShowerTan
Prize Pack 2:
Prize Pack 3:
  • Essential Swimwear - $50 GC - Essential Swimwear offers reasonable prices and options to mix and match tops and bottoms for a custom suit.
  • OOFOS footwear - Choice of Thong or Slide $39.99 Value - These shoes are so comfortable you'll forget you're even wearing them!
  • 2pc At Home Tanner from ShowerTan
Ready to enter? Use the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

Twitter Blast - Win $100 Amazon Gift Code!

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You can win a $100 Amazon code from a ton of great blogs! In order to make this as easy as possible for you all the Twitter accounts are on one page so you can just click them easily then enter once on the form.

If you like all of the Twitter accounts, you will get 100 points; however, if you just want to do simple entry - you can just click the enter button and you will have 1 point into the giveaway.

You can tweet about the giveaway up to 3 times a day at least one hour apart.

This giveaway is open to US & Canada and will be paid via email. The giveaway ends June 7 at 11:59 EST. Please enter on the Giveaway Tools form below & Good Luck!

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