Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spoiled Sweet Review and Giveaway!




Have you ever seen anything cuter than a girl in her tutu? I received this beautiful tutu for my daughter. As soon as I put it on her she started dancing all over the house. She refused to take it off saying "No my tu, my tu" It was too cute. So do you want to know where I got this adorable tutu? I know you do.. Ok, I will tell you. I got it from Spoiled Sweet by Repunzelsbowsnclips. They make these beautiful tutu's along with a variety of bows. They make the perfect birthday outfit or gifts and they are very resonably priced. You can get these great items from Spoiled Sweet Etsy shop. Spoiled Sweet also offers a color chart so you can design your own custom tutu and bow. They also treat every bow to prevent fraying, and use the highest quality ribbon for a long lasting bow.



My daughter has been obsessed with her tutu, she doesn't want to take it off. So I can without a doubt tell you that their tutu's hold up against the daily torture given by a 2yr old. They withstand being stuffed in a car seat, taken off and put back on a million times in one day, sliding down a slid, landing on the ground when she fell. Spoiled Sweet by Rapunzelbowsnclips really make incredible products that are meant to last. But you don't have to believe me because one of my lucky readers is getting the chance to win a custom tutu and bow.

I was not paid or compensated in any way by Spoiled Sweet. I was given the item to review. The opinions stated here a solely my own.

ENDS- 03-06-10- CLOSED

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6.) Favorite Spoiled Sweet on Etsy (2 entries)

7.) Purchase something from Spoiled Sweet (15 entries)

Winner will be chosen by Random.org. Winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 48hrs to respond. New winner will be chosen if 1st winner does not respond.



Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Follow!

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Caution!

So a few days ago my husbands friend was on our computer. He was on facebook when something came up on the screen for Security Tools. I guess he looked at it and then clicked off it when it wanted you to pay. Well it embedded itself in my computer. It's malware. It basically said that everything in my computer was infected with a virus and that I couldn't access anything (and I mean anything) unless I put in my credit card number and paid for the program. My husbands friend is a computer guy and he said it is the hardest thing to remove from your computer because it hides itself so well that you can't find it anywhere. The only way to get it off is to wipe the hard drive. Thankfully when we got the computer we had our friend go through and program everything, so he put on Malware Bytes. This program is amazing. I had to go in and start my computer in Safe mode and run the Malware program several times but it saved my computer. It's a free program and if you don't have it you should seriously consider getting it. I run it atleast once a week. But word of wisdom stay far away from Security Tools. Do not put your credit card number in because my computer guy said one of his other clients did and Security Tools drained their whole bank account. So that happening further delayed my posting so I apologize. Tomorrow I will be posting a giveaway!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

MIA

Hey everyone, I know I have been MIA lately. My parents are coming today. They drove all the way from Texas. They haven't seen my new house yet so I have been frantically cleaning all week. And recleaning and cleaning some more. Because as soon as I get one room clean my kids trash the one I cleaned before that. I also scrubbed down the bathrooms for my 6yr old to pee all of the toliet again. So my day will involve recleaning everything I have cleaned 50 times this week. So I'm sorry if I am missing for a little since they will be staying with me and I only get to see them 2-3 times a year. So thank you all for being patient with me, I really appreciate it and when they leave I have some great giveaways to post for you guys!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Officially Addicted

Ok, I can finally admit it.... I am completely and utterly addicted to American Idol. I have a dvr and I faithfully record every episode. I have even enstilled feat into my children if they even think about canceling the recording. I don't even know why I love it so much but I do. I like Ellen but I wasn't sure how much I would like her on Idol, but she is great. I can't imagine what it will be like without Simon. He's my favorite one on there. He is brutally honest and I think it is a good character trait to have. Well hopefully some of you are addicted as well so I'm not the only one. Well gotta go because Idol started 20 min ago and I can fast forward the commercials now..


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shake'N Bake Review And Giveaway!


I remember when I was little and my mom would buy Krafts Shake'N Bake. I used to love helping my mom. She would always let me shake it. It made me feel so grown up. Now I let my kids help and they enjoy it just as much as I did. It's a great way to add a little family time in while making dinner. As always Shake'N Bake tastes great. My favorite thing about Shake'N Bake is that you get the taste and texture of fried chicken without all the mess and added calories. It's also a fast and easy way to bake chicken. Especially for the working moms and those that stay at home and had a rough day with the kids. A little shaking and 45min. in the oven and dinner is ready! They also provide recipes for delicious simple meals that are under 500 calories. Kraft is giving two of my readers the chance to win coupons to get 4 free boxes of Shake'N Bake. See below on how to enter.

Ends- 2.23.10

I was not paid in any way by Kraft foods. Kraft Foods Inc. provided me with their product for review purposes. The opinions stated here are solely my own. Kraft Foods also provided coupons for giveaway purposes.


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The winners will be chosen by Random.org. The winners will be notified by email and will have 48hrs to respond if not another winner be chosen.



Saturday, February 13, 2010

Help! Need Some Good Ideas!

Tomorrow is my son's birthday. Yes I know I just had to give birth on Valentine's day. It's ok though I have come to grips with the fact that I won't have a romantic Valentine's day for awaile. I need some ideas on what else to get for a 6yr boy. He likes fire trucks but if I have to buy another one I wll rip my hair out (I have probably bought over 50 fire trucks since he was born). Every time I ask him he says " I dunno another game for the PS3" I just don't want him sitting on his butt playing video games all day long. So please help, any thoughts would be great!



BusyBuzzyBees Review



Don't you all hate how the winter affects your lips. Mine always get so dry, and most chapstick doesn't help much. Well, I got to try BusyBuzzyBees' Exfoliating Lip Srub. It has Sugar crystals in it that gently exfoliate any dead or dry skin from your lips, giving fresh new skin a chance to grow and thrive. It's really cool because you can feel the roughness of the sugar crystals and yet at the same time you can feel how smooth it is making you lips. It really made a huge improvement in the softness of my lips. BusyBuzzyBees uses a mixture of oils that help promote the natural healing process as well as moisturize your lips. BusyBuzzyBees Lip Srub and Balm come in some really great flavors. They also have a variety of other products available. They have Soaps, Lip Balms, mini Perfumes ( I also got to try this out in the Pear scent and smells great!), and other great products.



BusyBuzzyBees loves to make natural and functional products for you to enjoy. A lot of her products are completely natural, those that aren’t are still at least 90% natural. They also have Vegan friendly products. So if you suffer like I do, you should go over to BusyBuzzyBees and try one of her amazing products.










Friday, February 12, 2010

Fiday Follow!

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Etsy StrollerBlanketMom Jumper with Headband Giveaway!




I stumbled upon an Etsy shop named StollerBlanketMom. Annette, owner of StollerBlanketMom, handmakes some adorable jumpers, blankets, booties and many other cute things. Her blankets are made so the size is perfect to take along in the stroller or for nap time. Annette decided her love for sewing could make someone else happy as well. She has been sewing all her life, dolls for her nieces and halloween costumes each year (she says until her boys refused to wear them anymore). She hopes you will like her work and something will bring a smile to your little ones face. She is offering one of my readers a handmand "cute as a button" jumper with matching headband. This will make a fantastic shower gift or an addition to a little girl's wardrobe. It is lined with a brown/white dot fabric and has a decorative stitch for the hem Available in sizes from newborn to 24 months. Winner will be able to chose size. Enter this great giveaway below!

I was not paid in any way by StrollerBlanketMom. I did not receive a product to review, I allowed the use of my blog for the giveaway. Any information here is from StrollerBlanketMom.

Ends 2.19.09

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Head Huggers Headbands Review and Giveaway!



How many of you have had bad hair days? I know I have. I have pretty long hair, and it's always in my face, or the wind is blowing it all over the place. A major pain in the butt. So when I saw these headbands I definitely wanted to try them out. Head Huggers Headbands are really cool. They look like a bandanna but fit like a head band. I also suffer from migraines and it's hard for me to wear headbands. Well not these headbands, after about 15min of wearing it I totally forgot it was on. It stayed in place all day (even with my 2yr old trying to get it,lol), my hair was never in my face, it didn't bother my head like most headbands do. These are really great headbands. Head Huggers Headbands come in all different patterns and fit most people.
I tried it on my 2yr and it was a little big but stayed on. These headbands are great for everyone. Head Huggers Headbands all started with a mom tired of her daughters hair in her face and turned into a great shop. Head Huggers Headbands has offered one of my readers one of their Hawaiian headbands. Please see below to enter!

I was not paid in any way by Head Huggers Headbands. I was given their product for review purposes. The opionions stated her are solely my own.

Ends 2.18.10

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Go over to Head Huggers Headbands and tell me what pattern you like best


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FlowerzInHerHair Review and Giveaway!!


Don't little girls just look so cute with a flower in their hair? Boutique prices can be outrageous though. But not to worry I have found a wonderful company that has the cutest hair accessories and great prices!! FlowerzInHerHair has an amazing variety of flowers, bows, headbands, beanies and bracelets. FlowerzInHerHair was kind enough to send me some of there items and boy are they cute. I got to try one of their beanies and my daughter loves it. My husband wears a beanie all the time and my two year went up to him with hers on and said "Daddy mine pretty yours no pretty, mine pretty." She likes it so much she fell asleep with it on for about 3 nights in a row. I also got a headband and 2 bows they are just adorable. The best part is that they are so well made they can withstand a toddler pulling on them. FlowerzInHerHair is a great company that understands the importance of low prices and high quality. They provide an assortment of colors and styles to fit all personalities.

These flowers, bows, beanies and so much more make great gifts. FlowerzInHerHair is offering one of my readers a $20 Gift certificate to their store. This is a wonderful giveaway, see below to enter!

I was not paid in any way by FlowerzInHerHair. I was given products for review purposes only. The opionions her are my own.

Ends 2.17.10

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
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Winner will be chosen by Random.org. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48hrs to respond if not a new winner will be chosen.



Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sweetthingspretzels Review and Giveaway!




I had the honor of trying out some of Sweetthingspretzels's chocolate covered pretzels. No lie, they lasted about an hour in my house, They were beautifully decorated. I was given the variety pack which had some very tasty toppings. I really loved the white chocolate covered pretzels with mini chocolate chips on top. Yum yum yum! Sweetthingspretzels chocolate covered pretzels are perfect party favors. She will custom decorate them to match any party theme, such as a baby shower, bridal showers and birthday parties. Nicole, owner of Sweetthingspretzels also makes some beautiful Bridal Shower Towel Cakes, Platters, Candies and soon will be doing chocolate lollipops.

Nicole is a stay at home mom that made these delicious goodies for friends, family, and teachers (don't you wish you were one of them, I do lol) when she decided to make a business of it. I'm sure glad she did. Nicole says "I truly love making these awesome delicious pretzels, it allows me to be creative and the possibilities of what I can do are endless. Nicole over at Sweetthingspretzels has allowed me to do a giveaway, so one of you lucky readers are going to get the chance to try these wonderful pretzels! She is going to make a dozen pretzels in a variety of flavors and designs. Don't miss out, enter below!


US Entries Only Please
Ends 2.16.10

I was not paid in any way by Sweetthingspretzels. I was given an item for review purposes only. The opinions stated here are my own.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Divine Designs Winner!


A big Congratulations to #109 Bella's Bowtique for winning the Divine Designs Giveaway!!


Just a little reminder- the Calabasas Giveaway ends tonight so if you haven't entered yet go and do so!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

nolamera Jewerly Studio Giveaway!


While on the Etsy site, I stumbled apon nolamera Jewerly Studio. From what I've seen she is a true artist. She makes some absolutly beautiful pieces that I know you all will love. All of nolamera Jewelry Studio's pieces are handmade by her using Lampwork glass, Freshwater Pearls, Gemstones, Swarovski Crystals, Sterling Sliver, Goldfill, Silver or Gold Plated or Pewter. Mera has been designing jewelry for 2 and a half years but has been an artist for 20 years.She has degree in Graphic Design and is also a ceramic artist. Mera said she has always been influenced by the natural world and it is often reflected in her work. Botanicals, the ocean, our own beautiful Gulf Coast beaches and all that is New Orleans. She finds her wire work inspired by the elegant and intricate wrought iron work so prevelant in New Orleans and Louisiana. nolamera Jewerly Studio is offering one of my readers a pair of Fleur de lis Chandelier Earrings. Don't miss out on this great giveaway-enter below to win!

I was not paid in any way by nolamera Jewerly Studio. I did not receive a product to review, I only allowed my blog to be used for giveaway purposes. The opinions stated here are soley my own and all information regarding shop was provided by shop owner.

ENDS 2-11-10 CLOSED
Winning comment is #20- Winner was notified by email

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Not to be rude in any way,because I love all comments I receive but the comments for this post are for giveaway purposes only. Because it messes up the numbering. So in consideration to those who have entered and others that will please leave comments not related to the giveaway on another post.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Look

What do you guys think about the changes I made to my blog? I love having the nav bar now. I also finally got a button!! I owe it all to Cory at Scrap-e-blog! She is so amazing. It only cost me $12 to have her make the nav bar and the button. Also she has a bunch of free backgrounds on her blog. She is so friendly and helped me out alot since I am still new to all this. I just wanted to give her a huge thanks for all her help!

Also I wanted to let you all now about a great giveaway going on over at 20 to Life, she has a beautiful necklace up for grabs from Bella Ray Designs. You all should go check it out.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My first Blog Award!


Hey guess what? I got my 1st award!! I won the Sunshine Award!!! I was nominated by Joe over at 20 to Life blog. Joe has a wonderful blog with some really great giveaways! If you haven't seen her blog yet, you should go over and check it out! Huge thanks to her!


Rules for accepting:


• Put the Logo on your sidebar, or within a post.
•Pass the award onto 12 Bloggers
•Link the nominees within your post.
•Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
•Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award

So here's who I nominate!

1. Cake Mom
2. Mommy Know
3. Readaholic
4. Just Another Mom of 2
5. It's All about the Savings
6. "Deal"ightfully Frugal
7. Mass Hole Mommy
8. Hooks for Hope
9. Deal Wise Mommy
10. Familylicious Reviews & Giveaways
11.Girly Girl Giveaways
12.Mama of 3 Munchkins


Thanks again to Joe!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Country Bob's Review and Giveaway!


In 1968 Country Bob perfected the sauce of his dreams. After years of giving it to friends and family he began to sell it in 1977. And to this day Country Bob's sauce is still used in kitchens world wide. So when I received a bottle of Country Bob's All purpose sauce I thought I'd give it a try. So I went to Country Bob's website and found this recipe.

Country Bob's Meatballs

Ingredients
3 lbs ground beef
2 eggs
1/2 cup Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce (or may substitute Spicy)
1 envelope onion soup mix
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Spaghetti sauceMethods/steps
Combine all ingredients. Shape into golf ball sized balls. Brown in pan. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer until done.

I don't know about you guys but I love meatballs. My dad made so much spaghetti when I was a kid ( my mom went back to get her masters degree and it's the only thing he knew how to make) that I can't eat it without either sausage or meatballs. So I gave the receipe a try (which is a very easy receipe). They were one of the best meatballs I ever had. This sauce really is a universal sauce you can use it in so many different recipes. It's tastes great on meat, chicken and pork. My daughter loved it with chicken nuggets and you guy all know how picky toddlers can be. It is definately a must have in any house. Guess what? The great people at Country Bob's have offered 2 of my readers a bottle of their All Purpose Sauce! Keep reading to see how to win!


I was not paid or compensated by Country Bob's in any way. I was given their product for review purposes only. The opinions stated here are solely my own.

ENDS 2.07.10

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