Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Oasap Dress Review

I am so excited to be an Oasap Fashion Blogger! I love finding new clothing companies to work, particularly with fashion items I can’t just find in my local mall. Not only do I like to be unique in order to make myself feel good, but I admit it – I want to stand apart from the crowd. At work, I still need to be professional though. Oasap.com has pieces for me to wear at home and at work, which is the best of both worlds.
I chose to review the Beads Embellished Bound Waist Pleated Dress. This is a beautiful bluish-green dress that comes in a “one size fits all”. The dress is a made of a thin chiffon material and as you can see from the photo, has small pearl beads sewn throughout the top front of it. According to the website, the bust of the dress is 80-100cm and the length is 90cm.
This dress is perfect for a night out for dinner or for when I have to dress up for work. It is not too short that it isn’t professional. If I were wearing it to work, I could wear small heels. If I were wearing it out to dinner, I would jack those heels up! I wish I had chosen to wear sandal heels in the picture. I definitely think they would have gone better with this dress.
 Prior to putting the dress on, I steamed it in order to get some of the wrinkles out. You definitely want to keep this dress is a bag hanging in the closet and not let it find itself in a ball on the floor. You don’t want to be trying to iron the pleats – there’s way too many of them! This is a very sweet dress. You want to know something even better? This dress is on sale for only $26.40 right now! They is an unbelievable price for such a wonderful dress.
There are numerous others on the website, you should definitely check them out! You can follow Oasap on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

*Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this dress.  I received a free product in partnership with Oasap.com.  The opinions expressed here are my own.
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KidsEmail.org $50 Amazon Gift Card #MissionGiveaway


Each year, I teach my students about "Internet Safety".  I listen to how they use their computers, what websites they visit, and what they have experienced in the way of strangers, cyberbullying, etc.  I am amazed by how many parents that haven't yet discussed the dangers of internet.  It can absolutely be a wonderful tool; however, it can also be dangerous.  It is important for us as parents to help protect our children and this is why I love this Mission Giveaway this week. 

Grand Prize:$50 Amazon Gift Card & a 1 Year Subscription to Kids Email for YOU and a FRIEND!


About Our Sponsor

KidsEmail.org is a service that provides Safe Email for Kids. We want to help protect children from predators, pornography, and questionable email. We provide tools for parents to help keep their kids safe. We offer mail monitoring, time restrictions, filters on bad words and images and much more! Want to try it out? Register for a free trial.

You can also find them on Facebook.

Here's How You Enter: The Giveaway will open up on Tuesday 7/31 at 12:01 am EST and Close on Friday 8/3 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: Moms Living Thrifty| Mommy Needs Her Coffee| Madame Deals| FurKid Fosters| Confessions of an Overworked Mom| Saving You Dinero| Giveaway Bandit| Tidbits From A Mom| Baby Costcutters| A Savings WOW!| Coupons with Q| the ABC kidZ| My UnEntitled Life| All About the Mommies| Organic Mommy Today| Money Savvy Michelle| The Coupon Sweeper| Couponing to be Debt Free| One Sleepy Mom| Coupon Savings In The South| Semmes Savers| Bargains4Wahms| Clippin 4 A Cause| Heavenly Savings| Living At The Whitehead's Zoo| Freesocial2011| How Was Your Day?| Utah Coupon Deals|

Monday, July 30, 2012

Renting Textbooks with CampusBookRentals.com Saves Money!

Money is tight for most people nowadays. Back when I was in graduate school, money was extremely tight, but I didn’t have a family at the time to worry about. Now…I have a husband and two kids and we really need to watch how our money is spent. I really enjoy taking courses. There are so many benefits. However, the main negative factor is the price tag attached to it. I have a couple Rubbermaid containers in my basement full of old textbooks and I think back to all the money I had to dish out to buy them…amazing.

Campusbookrentals.com is a website that allows people to rent textbooks and save a significant amount of money. The process is easy – find the book you need and order it, receive it in the mail and use it, then return it when you are done. I was extremely impressed by the fact that you are allowed to highlight in the book. This was a technique I used often to study in college. I was also impressed by the fact that they provide free shipping both when ordering books and returning them!

In checking out their website, I decided to compare the pricing provided with that of Barnes & Noble. The book I chose to compare pricing on was Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mental Health Workers : A Beginner's Guide. The cost to purchase the book on the Barnes & Noble site is $122.88. On Campusbookrentals.com, the cost is only $45.22 for the semester! That’s an amazing difference!


Back when I was a full-time student, I had NO money.  The money saved from renting textbooks could have been used for food, clothes, gas, and even paying my tuition for the following semester!At this point in my life, the money saved can be used for any number of bills. The bottom line is that renting textbooks helps to save you money and who doesn't want to do that? I have never rented a textbook previously, but after viewing the amount of money that can be saved, I will certainly be checking them out in the future!

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  However, the opinions expressed here are my own and are not influenced in any way by compensation. 
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Nature's Sleep Slipper Review & Giveaway

During the school year, I wear high heel shoes or boots every day. By the end of the day, my feet and my back are aching. Once dinner is finished and the dishes are done, I immediately go upstairs to change into yoga pants and t-shirt. It’s a bit strange, but I don’t like walking around the house barefoot or even with just socks on. I like to have something on my feet, whether it’s flip flops or slippers. The important thing is comfort and my aching feet can be soothed.

Nature’s Sleep designs their products, including mattresses, pillows, toppers, and slippers, with complete comfort and support in mind. Many of their products are “washable, anti-microbial, anti-dust mite, anti-bacterial and allergen resistant and are ideal for those who suffer from allergies”. Most people assume that in order to benefit from such a high-quality product, they are going to have to “pay through the nose”. This is not the case with Nature’s Sleep. Their products are completely affordable.

I was given the opportunity to review a pair of slippers from Nature’s Sleep. I chose to review the Closed Toe Terry Slippers with Memory Foam in Pink. These particular slippers also come in Pale Blue and Sand. The upper/inner sole of each slipper is 80% cotton/20% polyester and the lining is 100% polyester. They are available in sizes S, M, L, and XL. I was eager to receive my new slippers to see if they could provide the comfort I crave!

The words that can to mind when I first put them on were “Oh my…” The memory foam feels amazing on your feet. The bottom is made with a thermoplastic rubber bottom, which I think is nicer than the really hard plastic bottoms you find on other slippers. I love that the pink is a light “rosy” pink, not an obnoxious pink.
I had requested a Medium because the website stated this is the appropriate size for women who wear size 7 & 8 or smaller. I believe I would definitely order a size Small next time because these slippers are a tad too big. However, this isn’t a problem; they definitely stay on my feet. I think it’s a personal preference for me and I would simply prefer they hug my feet more.

I am very excited to have the opportunity to host a giveaway for Nature's Sleep!  One winner will receive their own pair of slippers!  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Simple Addiction $50 Gift Card Giveaway

This AWESOME Event is hosted by Mom Does Reviews and Sponsored by Simple Addiction

Prize: $50 GC to Simple Addiction Boutique

Simple Addiction is committed to bring you the lowest prices on the hottest boutique items. Who said you couldn’t save money while spending money? Our vendors offer items 50-80% off retail prices because of the volume Simple Addiction provides. We offer our items for 36 hours to keep our inventory fresh and it’s just exciting to watch the clock countdown!  When you are trying to shop for a unique gift, why not purchase something from a boutique?  It isn't something that everyone can find at the mall.  A unique gift is memorable and personalized! 

Coming Soon:

Giveaway Open to:US only Giveaway starts July 29th at 9pm and ends August 13th at 1159p Remember, you can't win if you don't enter! Enter on the easy Rafflecopter below!

Disclosure:: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Tidbits From A Mom is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer Giveaway Event! 7/29-8/12

Mom Blog Society Presents the KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer Giveaway Event!

Prize Sponsored by: American Family

Open to US Residents 18 years of age and over

Mom Blog Society: A Bloggers Network- bringing Brands and Bloggers together from around the world

Event Co-hosted by:

Powered by Mom | Mom to Bed by 8| Mom Does Reviews | Mommy Moments from Abby| By the Way Girlfriend

While I'm baking, I often laugh at myself for still being in the stone ages and either hand mixing with a spoon or using a small hand mixer.  I would LOVE to own this prize.  Thank you so much to American Family - what a great website!   

About American Family

They are the family with their priorities straight (and that's a direct quote from them). Their #1 priority is rewarding American families for the things you do everyday because they think you deserve it! You can play games, print recipes, take quizzes, share stuff with friends and earn points while you're doing it! With your points you can enter for prizes like gift cards, electronics and so much more! Even when you enter the sweepstakes you earn more points, yes seriously you earn points for entering for prizes, wow! It's free to join American Family and if you sign up to join them through this event you will also receive a free e-book filled with yummy Summer Dessert recipes!

The Prize:

This KitchenAid Classic Plus 4.5Q stand mixer in white. Like so many have you ever wanted a KitchenAid stand mixer? Well now is your chance to enter to win one of your very own!
  • Locking tilt-head design offers easy access to the bowl and beaters.
  • 10-speed slide control provides a range of mixing options.
  • Metal construction promises long-lasting use.
  • Details:
  • Includes: 4 1/2-qt. stainless steel bowl, metal wire whip, nylon-coated flat beater & nylon-coated dough hook
  • 10 speeds
  • 275-watt motor
  • Accepts additional attachments

Enter now for your chance at this fabulous KitchenAid stand mixer and join American Family, have fun, earn points and prizes what more could you ask for? No entries are mandatory however the more you do the better your chances of winning.

A big thank you to the wonderful group of bloggers who are also helping to promote this giveaway! Giveaway ends August 12, 2012 @ 11:59pm EST

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Go bold with every project with AstroBrights Papers!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am not a very crafty person (I long to be one though!), but I do enjoy helping my daughter with her school projects and getting creative with my students at work.  At work, I like to copy my classroom guidance worksheets onto bright pretty paper to catch the students’ attention.  Bright colorful paper is so much better than plain old white, that’s for sure. 

AstroBrights papers provides 23 colors to customers.  AstroBrights Paper can supply for your needs at home, school, and at work.  AstroBrights Paper takes pride in helping any project stand out above all others.  They differ from others because many of their paper shades are 30% recycled PCW.  All of their paper colors are acid free, lignin free and elementally chlorine free (ECF). 

If you think about all the projects in which you use paper at home, school, and work, there are an array of opportunities to be creative with your ideas.  I believe everyone wants to represent their ideas in the best possible light and have others admire their work.  Therefore, whether it be a PTA flyer, a presentation, or a scrapbook, why not choose a company that provides bold colors and is “green” as well?

AstroBrights Papers is sponsoring a sweepstakes called “Give a Brighter Year”.  The winner of this contest can win a cash prize and supplies for the school of their choice.  This prize is valued at $30,000! You can enter the contest on their Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/Astrobrights.

AstroBrights Papers is also encouraging families to be creative and enter their “Make Something Astrobright” design challenges.  Use AstroBrights paper, get crafty, and share your photos and videos for a chance to win prizes!  Should you choose to use Pinterest or Twitter, use the hashtag #goastrobrights.  You can view others’ ideas on AstroBrights Paper’s Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages. 

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Book Review & Giveaway: This Bright River

This Bright River, written by Patrick Somerville, is the dramatic story of Ben Hanson and Lauren Sheehan. Ben Hanson is an intelligent man who comes from a wealthy family. Despite his advantages, he has lived his life without true focus and has a history of making poor decisions. He is brought back home to Wisconsin after his father requests that he help prepare his deceased uncle’s house to be sold.

While at home, Ben crosses paths with Lauren Sheehan, a former classmate. Lauren returned back home to Wisconsin after leaving her career in medicine and her husband. Ben and Lauren become reacquainted and their friendship turns to love.

My thoughts about the book: The first chapter of this book is intense. I was not expecting to read that initially and because I was so surprised, I was hooked. In terms of the characters in the story, I was frustrated by Ben’s lack of aim in life, as is everybody in his life :)  In terms of Lauren's character, she has a whole messed up history that is revealed over time which has influenced the woman she becomes.  I like Ben and Lauren together as a couple and I was rooting for them the whole time, although wondering throughout the book whether they were going to walk their separate ways at the end of the book.  I liked the fact that the book has so many storylines running through it – his uncles death, his cousin’s death, his sister’s marriage issues, Lauren’s ex-husband being a complete psycho…oh yeah, he’s nutty. With each chapter, I became more glued and I love this about a great book. I highly recommend this book to you!

About the Author: Patrick Somerville grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and later earned his MFA from Cornell University. He is the author of the story collections “Trouble” and “The Universe in Miniature in Miniature”, and the novel “The Cradle”. He lives with his wife and son in Chicago, where he teaches creative writing at Northwestern University.

This Bright River can be purchased on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I am pleased to have the opportunity to be able to host a giveaway for This Bright River. I have THREE copies to give away! Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

Flash Giveaway: $10 Amazon GIft Card & $5 Starbucks Gift Card! #MissionGiveaway


Utah Coupon Deals is hosting a flash giveaway for #missiongiveaway!  One reader will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a $15 Starbucks Gift Card!  The giveaway is only running until 11:59pm TONIGHT. 

Enter the giveaway HERE!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lisette L Pants Review & Giveaway - Win the only pants with "Flaterie Fit"!

Many of my friends own spanx and use them on a regular basis. I haven’t purchased spanx, so I cannot personally attest to them. I do know that although there are times when I would like additional support, I don’t necessarily want to wear anything additional under my clothes.

I was elated when I was contacted by Lisette L, a Canada-based company that specializes in a pant line that accommodates all shapes and sizes. Lisette L pants are not made with buttons and zippers and can be pulled on easily. The fabric used is made of rayon, nylon, and spandex. This fabric allows women to feel support, but yet still be able to breathe and move easily. Ultimately, these pants slim down your waistline, flatten your abdomen, and support your backside. These positive attributes result in the “Flaterie Fit”! Kathy Lee Gifford spoke about Lisette L pants on the Today Show as one of her favorite things!

I chose to review the Boot Pant #1635 in black (the Boot Pant also comes in Beige, White, Navy, Brown & Charcoal). Boot cut style pants flatter my legs better and I tend to wear boots and heels to work most often. I was very curious about how these pants were going to fit. I don’t typically order pants online unless I know exactly what I am purchasing and how they are going to fit on me. As I unwrapped the pants, I instantly liked the fabric. The fabric is high-quality – the tag states that they are 76% rayon, 21% nylon, and 3% spandex. As you can see from the photo below, I need to wear heels with these pants because they are a little long for me. However, as I mentioned before, this isn’t an issue because I always wear heels to work.

I love how these pants fit!! They are so comfortable and I feel like they fit like a glove. I love that these pants can stretch with my body and I don’t feel like I need to suck a deep breath in to button. I can relax and just be me. My husband and daughter gave the big thumbs up for these pants as well. These pants are a great addition to my wardrobe!

In visiting their website, I noticed that they do have a “Find A Store” feature, which is great for those of you like me that wish to try the pants prior to ordering online. I was happy to discover that there is a store fairly near my work that sells them – Yay!

I am very pleased to have the opportunity to host a giveaway for one Tidbits From A Mom reader to win their own pair of Lisette L pants! Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

Campus Book Rentals $50 Paypal GIveaway #MissionGiveaway

What if there was an alternative to shelling out all that money you spend on textbooks each semester? Well there is! You can rent!

Campus Book Rentals offers new and gently used textbooks for typically less than half the price or more than you’ll pay in your school bookstore. Search for the college books you need and start saving money today!

As I think back to college and graduate school, I am absolutely amazed by the sheer amount of money that I had to pay for my textbooks. One book alone could cost anywhere between $80 to $90. Most classes required more than one book. It was painful to have to go to the bookstore – I dreaded it! I would have given ANYTHING to have had Campus Book Rentals! It would have saved me so much money! All the money saved could have gone to groceries, clothes, gas money etc. Now that I have a family, the money I could save by using Campus Book Rentals could be placed towards bills.

Just check out the difference in pricing!

One of the books that I used for numerous courses was the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. At Barnes and Noble, the list price is $96.80. At Campus Book Rentals, the price is $43.12!

Campus Book Rentals is offering a great Grand Prize this week:

Grand Prize: $50 PayPal for you and the choice of the following for a friend - a chocolate-covered fruit basket or $50 coupon code towards textbooks.

About Our Sponsor:


Campus Book Rentals also is teamed up with Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an out of this world, awesome organization, that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. A portion of every sale goes to support this program and pay for these life-changing surgeries.

Check out Campus Book Rentals and see how much you can save, and help them Pay if Forward to Operation Smile.

Here's How You Enter: The Giveaway will open up on Tuesday 7/24 at 12:01 am EST and Close on Friday 7/27 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: Couponista Queen| Mommy Needs Her Coffee| Madame Deals| Giveaway Bandit| More from Mom| Confessions of an Overworked Mom| Organic Mommy Today| Family, Love and Other Stuff| Coupon Queen that Saves the Green| Tidbits From A Mom| The Centsible Family| Moms Saving Money| All About the Mommies| The Lucky Ladybug| Colleen's Book Nook| Let's Win| Money $aving Michele| Coupons For Your Family| How Was Your Day?| FurKid Fosters| Coupon Crazy in Kentucky| pittsburgh frugal mom | the ABC kidZ| Pink Ninja Blogger| Utah Coupon Deals| The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug| Coupons with Q| Making of a Mom| Blogging Is a Trip| Slop Swap|

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

Monday, July 23, 2012

39dollarglasses $500 Family Pack Giveaway


Thank you so much to 39dollarglasses for sponsoring such a generous giveaway prize!

In today’s economy, money is tight for many of us. We have to find ways to save a dollar here and there in order to make sure that we have enough to cover our expenses. Purchasing eyeglasses is a necessity for so many of us. The cost can certainly add up when there are more than one or two family members that require glasses. 39dollarglasses can provide glasses for the whole family at an affordable price!
39dollarglasses has been VERY generous to sponsor a Family Pack of glasses valued at $500! Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sizzling Summer Giveaway - Win a Kindle Fire, Paypal Cash, or Amazon Gift Card!

Welcome to the Sizzling Summer Giveaway!

Giveaway is hosted by Jenn's Blah Blah Blog & Diva Fabulosa!
A HUGE thanks to our co-hosts: Bonkers 4 Coupons, Luv Saving Money, Sister's Saving Cents, Dishin With Rebelle, Trinkies, My Vegan Gluten Free Life, Tidbits From A Mom, and Keeping Your Cents and all of the bloggers that have come together to make this event possible!

Oh my gosh! These are amazing prizes!  You DEFINITELY don't want to miss out on entering this one today!
Prize: Winner chooses prize valued at no more than $200 (shipping included) Choose from Kindle Fire, Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card
This giveaway will run from 7/21 12:01am (EST) - 8/20 11:59pm (EST).
Giveaway is open worldwide and participants must be 18 + years to enter.
Use the giveaway tool below to enter! Good Luck!
Javascript must be enabled to enter this giveaway. Learn how to activate Javascript by clicking here.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Prepare to travel with Atlantic Luggage & the Legoland Sweepstakes!

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


I only own one suitcase and I have no idea what I was thinking when I bought it.  It’s huge and it’s heavy.  Therefore, when it’s packed, you can’t pack much in it because then you will be over the 50lb. limit prior to being charged extra money.  So…when I have had the opportunity to travel over the years (which really hasn’t been very often), I borrow suitcases from family members.

Atlantic Luggage sells quality, lightweight luggage that is affordable.  There is a large variety of colors and styles from which to choose.  There’s something for everyone!

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Atlantic Luggage is sponsoring the Legoland Sweepstakes!  What’s the prize you ask?  It’s a 2 day vacation for two adults and two children to visit Legoland in Florida!  The prize also includes a voucher for a car, the opportunity to “meet and greet” a Legoland Master Model Builder, and a free set of luggage! 

This would be a great getaway for the family.  In addition to what I mentioned above, I should share that Legoland has opened a new waterpark that includes a wave pool, tube slides and body slides.   Your family has the opportunity to design and create a LEGO vessel and actually float it on the lazy river. 

Enter the Atlantic Luggage and Legoland Sweepstakes today!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blogger Sign-Ups: Life of a Mad Typer's Summer Giveaway (3 LINKS!)

This is an awesome opportunity for bloggers!  Receive 3 links for free for posting about the blogger opportunity, posting about the giveaway, and promoting at least twice.  There will be four winners in this giveaway.  Prizes include $5 -$10 in cracker barrel gift cards. $10 gift card for a custom crochet monkey or other small animal and some other merchandise, an item from jt custom creationz (hand made jewelry, gift card to redeem for her merchandise etc ), a Scentsy prize and a beauty gift basket. 

The giveaway will be going live by July 25Th.
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Blogger Sign-Ups: Back to School Preschool Blast

Bloggers are welcome to sign up for the Back to School Preschool Blast, which is being hosted by Tots and Me!

Bloggers will receive a free Facebook link on the entry form for sharing the giveaway at least 3 times on Facebook or Twitter. If you post the giveaway button on your blog, you can earn an additional Twitter link as well as 10 additional entries into the event.

The event will take place from August 1st-August 18th.

What is the prize? One Grand Prize winner will receive a Preschool Prize Pack worth at least $300Q This will include craft supplies, games, learning activities, a DVD of choice from Rock 'N Learn and 2 online subscriptions! There will also be a Second Prize pack – the contents of this prize pack will be determined shortly.

In order to participate, the following requirements must be met:
You must have a family friendly blog.
You must post on time and submit your direct link to your post on the form supplied (both in the email sent with the post information and in the Facebook Group-Tots and Me Celebrations and More. You must promote the giveaway at least 3 times (the more we share, the more entries we get and the more likes/follows for you)
You must join the Facebook page- http://www.facebook.com/groups/155423947919589/

Click here to sign up on the form!

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Blogger Sign-Ups - Bounce House Giveaway

The BOUNCIEST GIVEAWAY EVER hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prize: BounceLand Castle Bounce N' Slide
The event dates: 8/13 - 8/27
Sign-Up Here - Bloggers Wanted

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Shutterfly Long Live Summer Facebook Contest 2012

It's the middle of the summer and I'm sure many of you have been enjoying the nice weather outside with your families.  You may have been enjoying the beach, relaxing and playing outside, possibly even have been lucky enough to go on vacation.  These great family memories should be captured with photos!

Shutterfly is currently holding an awesome photo contest on Facebook!  It's the Shutterfly Long Live Summer Facebook Contest!  It launched on July 9th and goes until August 12th.  There is a different theme each week and the schedule of themes is the following:
  • Week 1(7/9): Americana
  • Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors
  • Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun
  • Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities
  • Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations
What can you win you ask??  There are instant win prizes for simply submitting your photo, weekly prizes, weekly featured photos (5 weekly entries will be selected and featured on the Facebook fan page and awarded a $500 gift card on Shutterfly and a copy of the new Lonely Planet travel photography book) and the GRAND PRIZE - A trip for 4 to the Bahamas! Stay 4 nights and receive a family photo shoot!

Simply upload your photos and enter today!

Read the Shutterfly Sweepstake - Official Rules for more details.

*Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post.  I received a free product for promoting this contest; however, the opinions expressed here are my own and are not influenced by any compensation.
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Lego Monster Fighters Giveaway

Mom Does Reviews, Mom to Bed by 8, The Deals and More and Powered by Mom along with Giveaway Bandit bring you the HOTTEST LEGO event of the summer! Kids are going to be really eyeing these in stores! Imagine how excited your child would be during the holidays to unwrap all three!


LEGO Monster Fighters 9463 -The Werewolf

  • Vehicles include Major Quinton Steele's hot rod
  • Tree features opening top ambush section with space for the Werewolf
  • Watch out for the Werewolf's glow-in-the-dark claws.
  • Fire the blunderbuss weapon
  • Tree measures over 5? (12cm) high, 7? (17cm) wide and 4? (9cm) deep
Major Quinton Steele spots the Werewolf's moonstone under a tree. But it's an ambush. As he jumps out of his hot rod to snatch it, the sneaky Werewolf pounces on him from the treetops above. Can Major Quinton Steele fend him off with his giant blunderbuss weapon and make off with the moonstone? You decide. Includes 2 minifigures: Major Quinton Steele and Werewolf.
LEGO Monster Fighters 9462- The Mummy
  • Vehicles include Mummy's chariot and helicopter
  • Mummy's chariot features glow-in-the-dark skeleton horse
  • Accessories include moonstone and 3 weapons
  • Helicopter features spinning rotors
  • Ann Lee's helicopter measures over 2? (6cm) high, 1? (3cm) wide and 2? (6cm) long
In her cool helicopter, hero Ann Lee flies after the Mummy making an escape in the ghostly chariot. If she can't stop the Mummy from handing the moonstone over to the Vampyre, the world will be cloaked in eternal darkness. Help her to stop him. Includes 2 minifigures: Ann Lee and Mummy.
LEGO Monster Fighters 9461 -The Swamp Creature
  • Features swamp boat and swamp with green moonstone and fish
  • Swamp boat features spinning rotor and dual flick missiles
  • Accessories include moonstone and 3 weapons
  • Grab the moonstone
  • Battle the Swamp Creature
On board his swamp boat, Frank Rock is on the lookout for the Swamp Creature's moonstone. If the Vampyre gets his undead hands on it first, he could use it to eclipse the sun and plunge the world into eternal darkness. Can he make it past his slimy adversary and snatch the stone? You decide. Includes 2 minifigures: Frank Rock and Swamp Creature.
Giveaway Open to: US only The event dates: July 19th- Aug 2nd Enter on the Easy Rafflecopter below! Remember, you can't win if you don't enter!

Improve Your Home's Air Quality with Wave Home Solutions

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

My daughter suffers from moderate asthma.  There have been months at a time when her cough is persistent.  Her allergist has suggested that she may be allergic to something at home – possibly in the air.  This is frustrating to say the least because how are we to know what it is?? We don’t have any visible mold, but what if we just can’t see it?  We run a dehumidifier in the basement, but I’m not quite sure it’s enough. 

Wave Home Solutions is a company that specializes in purification systems for homeowners, including those for air, water, providing ventilation, and saving energy.  In visiting their website, I learned a great deal about the issues of air quality that may occur in a home.  For example, I learned that although we are using a dehumidifier to dry out the air, the dehumidifier is obviously not removing the toxins that are in the air.  I also learned that there is an illness called Sick Home Syndrome, in which people experience headaches, asthma, respiratory problems, nausea, difficulty concentrating, and more.

In order to combat the air problems that occur in your basement, Wave Home Solutions can install a ventilation system that works continuously – 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.  This is an extremely cost-effective method, in that it only costs pennies per day to run as opposed to the high cost of running a dehumidifier.  It’s also cost-effective because the unit is maintenance free – no need to pay high fees for it to be serviced annually!  Bonus!

Although we run the dehumidifier, you can tell that our basement has stale musty air.  There is no ventilation.  Our family would greatly benefit from the Wave Ventilation System.  If you have musty crawl spaces or basements, I would encourage you to visit their website.  If you have experienced persistent health concerns as those listed above, I would visit their website now!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fembody Nutrition Appetite Control Gum Giveaway

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

Fembody delivers unparalleled nutritional support to women who strive to be the best. With naturally derived, premium supplements based on clinically tested ingredients to help support the areas where females desire additional support, Fembody empowers women to support their personal wellness goals by helping them achieve results. Therefore, there is no need to worry about ingesting chemicals we've never heard of.  Our advanced, innovative formulas include scientifically researched ingredients. For our ultimate in health, wellness and beauty, Fembody offers no compromise.

Chewing on a piece of Appetite Control 100 Gum for about five minutes twice a day releases enough Satiereal Saffron Extract to help keep snackers away from the cookie jar. Appetite Control 100 Gum may help control hunger between meals and decrease compulsive snacking, thereby supporting steady weight loss when used consistently for 8 weeks. It is stimulant-free and caffeine-free, and can be taken in the evening to avoid late-night snacking.* **

Appetite Control 100 Gum in Luscious Mint is available exclusively at GNC stores and online at gnc.com in an 8-piece pack for $9.99. It contains no artificial sweetener, color or flavor. It is also gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians.

Appetite Control 100 Gum is the perfect on-the-go complement to a weight loss program that includes a reduced calorie diet and exercise program when paired with Appetite Control 100 capsules, as they both contain the same amount of Satiereal.* **

I was able to try the gum and I can say it does have a mint taste. I am not a mint fan but the gum didn't taste bad at all. I was having a munchies attack so I chewed a piece of the gum and my craving did go away. My friend who is doing the 90 day weight challenge is chewing the gum to help with her midday cravings. So far she said the gum is helping her get through it. This is a good way to help anyone stay on track with their weight loss program.

Now for the giveaway: Three lucky people will win a pack of Appetite Control 100 Gum. This is open to US and ends 8/01/12 @ 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!   

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Vizardz Night Light Giveaway

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

Do you have those favorite memories you would love to hold on to? Family, children, pets, sports or other special pictures that you just love to show off? 2.5D Night Light is the perfect way to display those pictures in a truly unique way. Using the most advanced 3D technology, we transform ordinary photographs into stylish pieces of art that comes alive when lit while looking equally stunning when turned off!

I was so excited over this review as I always try to get a creative way to display a picture of my husband & I every year. I like how I was able to infuse a picture with a night light as I was just telling hubby I wanted a night light in the kitchen so I didn't need a big light on. This is the perfect fit. I am able to have light to see my way around and able to be reminded of the love hubby & I have for each other. Now my son wants on for his room so he might be getting one for Christmas.

I think this turned out great and the night light looks way better in person. I tried my best but I couldn't get a better picture.

Vizardz Night Lights make great gifts for the holidays!  They are unique, personal, and memorable - which all factor in to the perfect gift.

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Personalized 2.5D Night Light. This is open to the US & Canada only and ends 7/31 @ 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!


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