Friday, May 31, 2013

Space Warriors Bluray Combo Pack {giveaway}

I love bringing fun events to my readers that are great for the whole family and this is one of those events. Do you have a child that would flip at the chance to go to Space Camp? Give them the chance of a life time and watch Space Warriors when it airs on Hallmark Channel May 31st at 8/7C for your chance to win a trip for the whole family to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's Space Camp!  Keep an eye out for the secret keyword for a chance to go on location where Space Warriors was filmed and train like a real astronaut!
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Cool Survey's-$3500 Gas Card {sweepstakes}

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Tank running low? Complete a fun survey and get your entry for this $3500 Gas Card Sweepstakes from Cool Surveys! Wouldn't that be nice to win? I know our family spends a lot on gas, and over the Summer we all know those prices seem to sky rocket. Don't miss your chance to take an easy survey and be entered for this huge prize! Good Luck! Enter-Take the Survey

Indiana Artisan Best Boy & Co. {Product Review}


On occasion I have those moments when I say, "I love being a review blogger!" Opening the package from Best Boy & Co. started out like any other review. Each of the jars and the bottle were wrapped for shipping and when I pulled them out they had simple yet classy labeling. I liked the Best Boy & Co. logo it has the silhouette of a dog which is comforting to me (kind of strange I know) but I do love dogs. Their products have such a relaxing appeal to me, perhaps it's the logo, the hand signed packaging or the fact that their products are made in my home state of Indiana. Whatever the case may be I instantly felt at ease to dive right in and try these new and unique sauces. 


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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fresh & Light $100 Visa Sweepstakes

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Have a furry feline family member? We have a fun event for you!
Introducing the Cat's Pride Fresh & Light Challenge on Dailybreak. Complete the challenge and you will be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card (grand prize) or 1 of 2 Boxes of Cat's Pride Cat Litter ($25 Value). You'll automatically receive a Cat's Pride coupon just for entering!  Open to readers in the following states:  NY, MA, PA, CT, ME, RI

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Make It A Sweet Summer

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Summer time always reminds me of the sweet cakes I would have on my birthday. Being born a Summer baby I have always enjoyed fun outdoor birthday parties. Growing up I loved having my parties outside because there's nothing quite like having cake and icecream on a hot Summer day with friends and family. I will never forget one of my favorite birthday cakes as a child. It was a strawberry shortcake made with real strawberries. My mom had a fun picture of me licking icing off my fingers and I was wearing about a million bangle bracelets! Remember those? A child of the 80's I have lots of fun memories of my delicious birthday cakes.

Two Little Hands Productions {a mission giveaway}



It's time for another mission event! This event will run through Saturday since we were a little late getting it posted! How cool you have plenty of time to enter so don't miss out. This event is perfect for parents and caregivers working to potty train a little one. The Booper would love this soft potty seat with the cute design. We are working on potty training in our house so I was excited to learn about Two Little Hands Productions. Read on and learn more and enter for your chance to win the cool prizes!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FREE Magazine Subscription Offer!


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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Get Ready for Summer- ReBody Beach Body


Welcome to the ReBody Beach Body Giveaway! 
Are you ready for Summer? The Mommy Island, The Kids Did It,and Mom of One and Having Fun along with a great group of bloggers are excited to bring you this event to help you get bikini ready or at least beach body ready! Read about our sponsor ReBody and enter for one of their fabulous prize packages.

I was so happy to have had the chance to try these great products myself. My favorite was the Saffron Hunger Chews they really helped to curb my boredom snacking during the afternoon and late at night. I'm working towards my weight-loss goals and ReBody is a great tool to help me achieve success.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Free Trial-Reading Eggs


Have you wondered if Reading Eggs would work for your child? Take advantage of this free trial!
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Keep your child's mind fresh over the Summer with Reading Eggs!
Reading Eggs makes learning to read easy and fun by combining books with online reading games and activities.

The program is a great way for your child to prepare for school, or help them catch up with their classmates if they are struggling with reading.

Take advantage of the free trial and see why 91% of parents have seen a noticeable improvement in their child’s reading skills.   No Credit Card Required! Register now for your FREE TRIAL!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Great Closet Challenge- a challenge for late spring cleaning.

Warning: This post is not for the faint of heart.
As many of my readers might know-I'm what you might call organizationally challenged. I have issues with clearing the clutter. I work very hard to fight the hoarder in me and try not be so sentimental about stuff, yet it's an ongoing battle. A blogging friend and I were chatting about how we both have this problem of letting things go and keeping our homes organized. As we were chatting I had this thought. When I have a specific goal of cleaning a small area I do well. What if we challenged ourselves to clean up one small area of our home? If we can clean up one closet how much better we will feel, and then we can take on another area that needs work. Just one small thing at a time. Starting with-what lies behind the closet door. I dare you to read on.

Monday, May 20, 2013

AlexandAlexa {Mission Giveaway}


I'm passionate about great children's products, and I couldn't wait to bring this fun event to our readers! AlexandAlexa are this week's Mission Giveaway sponsors and you're going to love them. Read all about them and make sure to get your entries for the awesome prize for you and a friend. Good Luck!

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Send Your Cuteness

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

1:Face Watch {Sweet Relish Review}

I love finding unique products with cool design and awesome purpose. When I was asked by Sweet Relish to review the 1:Face Watch I couldn't say no for a couple of reasons. This watch was just my style, and the cause this watch represents is close to my heart.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

A Day Out with Thomas

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If your child is anything like the Booper they LOVE Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends! I'm so excited to bring this fun event to my readers, because we are going to get to take a ride on the rails with Thomas too! Do you live in the Indianapolis area? Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to the Whitewater Valley Railway on June 14 - June 16 and June 21 - 23.This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends series. Children will take a ride along with their favorite engine friend on his latest adventure and participate in Thomas-themed activities including:

  • A 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine 
  •  Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
  •  A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts and crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets
  •  Storytelling
  •  Video viewing and much more

Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to the Whitewater Valley Railway on June 14 - June 16 and June 21 - 23. Get Your Tickets Today!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

My Winter Surprise-Let's Get Real

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My fun winter surprise. (note my sarcasm here)
It started with a random sharp pain in my side. My side started to feel itchy, and I couldn't control the urge to scratch, scratch and scratch some more. I wondered if I somehow got poison ivy in the middle of winter. I figured it must just be dry skin, so I lathered on the lotions several times over a couple days trying to get some relief. Then the blisters showed their ugly little faces. At first I thought they were pimples from all the lotions I was using. I called my mom to tell her about it and complain to a listening ear. She looked up my symptoms online and said, "Becky, I think you have shingles." I thought to myself, seriously? As if I needed one more thing on my plate to deal with, and these suckers were painful. Our doctor had recently decided to take a position at a hospital and she left her practice, leaving all her patients high and dry. We were without a doctor, so I did the only logical thing I could do. I went to a convenient care clinic. The visit was easy, the doctor on duty took a passing glance at my side, and get this. He laughed. It was a chuckle really, but still it annoyed me. "Yes", he says, "it's shingles, no big deal." It felt like a very painfully big deal to me at the time. He wrote the prescription, I walked to the desk to checkout and pay my co-pay. I filled the prescription and hoped to start feeling better fast. About 3 weeks later it came in the mail. A bill from the convenient care clinic. What? I had paid our co-pay. I call our insurance to see what was going on. They don't cover convenient care in non-weekend or non-emergency situations. We had to pay the additional $140 out of pocket. Talk about adding insult to injury! My shingles were still giving me a real pain in the side, and now I was being hit where it hurts...in the pocket book.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Reader's Best Friend-BookBub

Attention Book worms! Get on this mailing list to receive endless deals on books you're wanting to read! BookBub’s free daily email notifies you about deep discounts on acclaimed and bestselling eBooks. You choose the types you'd like to get notified about -- with categories ranging from romance to mysteries to cookbooks and BookBub sends great deals in those genres to your inbox. 

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BookBub alerts you to fantastic limited-time offers that are available for Kindle, Nook, iPad, Google Play, and others. A team of experts makes sure that BookBub only features great deals on quality books that you'll love, from both top-tier publishers and critically acclaimed independent authors.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Twice as Nice {Oransi Giveaway}



Twice As Nice Giveaway Hop



Welcome To The Twice As Nice Giveaway Hop hosted by The Review Wire. 
Each blog participating has double the fun in this Twice As Nice Event. All blogs are offering two products to giveaway. Some might have two of the same products for two winners, others might have two different products for one winner. The only way to know is to hop on down the list and take a look at all the sites! Plus you will want to stop by The Review Wire and Enter the Grand Prize: an ION Audio Film 2 SD Scanner {2 winners RV $153 Each}! Enter below for a chance to win 1 of 2 Oransi Ionic Air Purifiers for the Refrigerator!

Oransi-Ionic Refrigerator Air Purifier {Review}


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I'm a realist when it comes to smells and sometimes life can really stink. I don't care who you are there has been a time when you've cracked your refrigerator door and a stinky odor has leaked out and you immediately gag and slam the door closed. What is that smell? You start to think over all the things you've put into your refrigerator over the last few days and you think to yourself nothing smelled like that! There are those foods that smell great when they are hot and fresh but just sitting in the fridge over night suddenly they take on a stink bomb effect...just waiting on the first victim who opens the door. God forbid it's you then you get to be the lucky one to throw it out and try not to puke. Yes, I'm being dramatic..but just a little bit. Our fridge always has one smell or another from our leftovers to the newest groceries certain foods smell stronger than others and it's not always bad. Some food smell delicious and inviting. That's why we seem to keep making the trek back to the fridge late in the night..am I right?

Spread the Word. Saturday is Coming!

Saturday May 11, 2013
It's as easy as cleaning out your pantry. Take all those canned goods and boxes of noodles you aren't going to use and bag it up to feed families in need. Easy, right? The cool part is you don't even have to deliver it to a food pantry! This coming Saturday just set out your food goods by your mailbox and your letter carrier will pick it up to be delivered to a local food pantry in your community.
Some great ideas for donations:
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Meats and Fish
  • Canned Vegetables, fruits and juices
  • Boxed Goods (such as cereals and breakfast bars)
  • Pasta and Rice
I'm sure you have many of these items sitting in your pantry right now that you could share with someone in need!
Please no glass containers or expired food items.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

FREE Disney PLANES Printables

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Are you and your children excited about the upcoming release of Disney's Planes? I know I am, and the Booper had been so excited since he watched a trailer for it too. Now you can feed their excitement with these fun FREE printable coloring pages! Just click on the image and print.

Disney’s PLANES releases in theaters everywhere on August 9th!
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Super Grad Event {group giveaway}


Welcome to the "Super Grad" giveaway!
This event is sponsored by Tip Hero, and hosted by The Mommy Island and several awesome bloggers.
We want to help you celebrate all the graduates in your life with this fun event. Offering a prize any graduate would love to receive a $100 Amazon code! Start them off right and enter this event for a chance at this useful gift.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

VACCeptable Injuries Reader Event



Welcome to the 
"VACCeptable Injuries"  
Reader Review Event! 
May 6-June 1, 2013
Offering you a chance to Read, Review and Enter!
The Mommy Island along with several other fabulous bloggers are happy to bring this event to our readers. An event like no other, we hope to open a dialog on this important topic-Vaccine Related Injuries.
As a parent to the little guy we lovingly call the Booper, we found this book to be very eye-opening. Never before had I even considered the fact that Vaccines could cause injury or harm to my child. This is a great book for parents wanting to make an informed decision on Vaccinating. I'm not a doctor and I'm not giving medical advice, but it's critical to make the choice yourself and not feel forced into a decision by anyone. ~Becky

Author Markus Heinze is so passionate about telling his story that he is sponsoring this event to share his book with everyone. Unlike some events we are offering every person who enters the chance to download "VACCeptable Injuries" for free. Along with a free book, we are offering two great Amazon prizes.

Smiling Planet {$250 Giveaway}

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Welcome to The Smiling Planet Giveaway!
Enter for a chance to Win a $250 Gift Card from Smiling Planet and Whole Mom.
 Starts on April 20, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on June 20, 2013
Open to US RESIDENTS (EXCLUDING Hawaii & Alaska) and
CANADIAN RESIDENTS (EXCLUDING QUEBEC)
Entry is simple just an easy facebook like event! 
Good Luck! 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Share It Saturday {Blog Post Round Up}




Finally the weekend has arrived! I've had a long week and was ready for the weekend. How about you? There so many great finds around the web this week, so here is a round up of some goodies I wanted to share. Recipes, travels, deals and more..enjoy and have a great weekend !


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

$10 Amazon {Mission Flash}

Welcome to this week's Mission Giveaway Flast Event!
This event is open to readers in the US, 18 years or older. Entry is simple just use the rafflecopter below. Good Luck!
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