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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Puffs Fresh Faces Blogger

*I received the items pictured below for free from Puffs. All opinions expressed are my own. No other compensation was  received.*






I was so excited when I received this kit in the mail.  I had signed up to be a Puffs Fresh Faces Blogger and didn't even know that I had been selected.  I love surprises!  From the picture below you can see my daughter loves them too.





 Puffs Fresh Faces is a moist saline tissue for adults that has been specifically designed to take on the needs of your faceThey are great to use for removing make-up and for cleaning your face at the end of the day.  You can also use them for freshening up or as a nose wipe when your allergies are acting up or if you have a cold.

I am a Saline Ambassador for the Boogie Wipes company.  They make a kid version of the saline wipes which I love.  That is why I was so excited to hear that they were going to create a new line of saline products for adults under the Puffs brand name.  I now am a fan of the Puffs saline wipes too.  I received samples of the Fresh Scent and the Light Lavender and they both smell great.

Puffs Fresh Faces is offered in Fresh Scent, Light Lavender, Fragrance Free and A Touch of Vicks.  It is available in 15 count packs for $1.99 and 45 count packs for $4.99.  To learn more you can visit www.puffsfreshfaces.com.









Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kellogg's Family Rewards

*This post contain contains my affliate link. It does not however influence or change my opinion.






Get exclusive coupons and earn rewards from your favorite Kellogg’s® brands. 




 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Giveaways

I have some new giveaways coming soon.  Check out my current giveaways too.

Current giveaways:
20 Mule Team Borax (3 winners) ends 7/28 

Signed copy of "Open" by Craig Gross - ends 8/04 

Coming Soon:
Boogie Wipes
BryaneHome Outdoor Furniture Oversized 5-Piece Set









*I received free products in exchange for my reviews of the items mentioned above. See disclosure on each individual giveaway by clicking the link on the current giveaways.  Any opinions expressed are my own. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sponsored: Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice – A New Head Lice Website Resource for Parents

The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

When sending the kids off to camp this summer, it’s important to think about a common and hard-to-treat problem: head lice. Luckily, expert information parents need for dealing with and treating head lice is in one place at ExpertAdviceOnLice.com. Get educated by the Headfirst! Experts and have the information to battle head lice with confidence!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Signed Copy of "Open", by Craig Gross #Giveaway


 

About the author:
Craig Gross is an author, speaker, pastor, and revolutionary.  He shot to prominence in 2002 when he founded the website XXXchurch.com.  Craig is the author of nine books.  He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife, Jeanette, and their two children, Nolan and Elise.



Doesn’t it feel great when you find a book that really inspires you?  Something that really gets you motivated to live and love better? 

Author and speaker, Craig Gross, is helping men and women all over the country do just that.  In his new book, Open, Craig is letting you discover a life of freedom, confidence and success by being honest and transparent with people you truly hold dear.  How would getting more "open" benefit you in your life and relationships?


Hear why Craig believes this message of "openness" for FAMILIES is so important:

"Open" is for families because "Open" is for everyone. Yes, accountability is helpful for individuals; it can help men become better husbands and fathers and women become better wives and mothers, and accountability can help young believers grow into a more mature faith. Beyond just showing the individual benefits of accountability, "Open" shows that an honest, forgiving, caring, consistent, and respectful dialogue within a group dynamic, including families, serves only to make that group stronger and closer together. Your family relationship's are forever and will outlast all others.  Why not make them open?
- Craig Gross, author of Open



 


Special Offer:
**For anyone who preorders the book via ThomasNelson.com before the street date of July 30, Thomas Nelson are also offering a special freebie pack. Visit ThomasNelson.com to learn more**


Get inspired and energized with this new, life-changing book, Open, by Craig Gross, available now wherever books and eBooks are sold.



Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of "Open" by Craig Gross.  Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Open to U.S. ages 18 and older.  No P.O. boxes please. 

 

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*The assets included in this post were provided to me in promotion of Thomas Nelson.  I received a signed copy of "Open" in exchange for this post as well as one to giveaway.  Any opinions expressed are my own.  This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  

Bloggers Wanted - Madison Wood Gym Set 9/16-10/7

One lucky winner will win

a

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(if is not available, winner can pick any Gym set up to $390.00 with insurance include)


Details

-Dates September 16 to October 7

-Free Twitter or Pinterest with promotional announcement 

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* I will receive a free twitter advertisement link when the giveaway starts in exchange for this post. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

20 Mule Team Borax Review/Giveaway (3 winners)




I recently had the chance to review the 20 Mule Team Borax.  I really like it and I think it does a great job at getting my clothes cleaner than with just detergent alone.  It also helps to remove stains too.  My daughter had a stain on her favorite night shirt that I couldn't seem to get out and the Borax took the stain right out.  My daughter was so happy.  Below is a before and after picture.






What is Borax?

*Detergent Booster & Multi-Purpose Household Cleaner*

It is a 100% natural mineral from the earth.  Once removed from the ground it is washed, dried and boxed for consumers. Borax is the common name for sodium tetraborate, a naturally occurring substance produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes.  Absolutely nothing is added to this product.  No phosphates, chlorine, or other additive chemicals.  It is great for increasing your detergent's cleaning power and controlling odors to give you fresh, clean laundry.


Did you know that over 85% of homes have hard water (water that contains calcium and magnesium)?  I know we do.  Hard water can affect your laundry.  When you add your detergent to hard water some of the compounds attach to the calcium and magnesium granules that settle on the bottom of your washing machine.  Eventually just going down the drain without actually cleaning your clothes.  20 Mule Team Borax naturally softens hard water, which protects your detergent and maximizes the cleaning power. 

Borax has a variety of other uses as well.  You can even use it to remove stains from carpets or rugs. Clean and deodorize your bathroom and kitchen, plus use it in your dishwasher to boost the cleaning power of your dishwashing detergent and more.


Who wants to win this great laundry booster - multi-purpose cleaner?




Three lucky readers will have the chance to enter to win a coupon for a free box of 20 Mule Team Borax. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. ages 18 and older.



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* I received a free sample of this product from Borax in exchange for my review.  Any opinions expressed are my own.  This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

ChildProtect By DNA


Be prepared in case the unthinkable happens and your child goes missing.  Get ChildProtect by DNA it can save valuable time and help speed up the process in finding your child.

  • ChildProtect by DNA is provided by DNA Diagnostics Center, the largest private DNA company in the world and #1 hospital recommended in the US
  • Over 800,000 children go missing every year!
  • Law enforcement agencies state the first 3 hours of a missing child’s search are the most important
  • A DNA profile is a Genetic Fingerprint and every person’s is unique
  • Every profile is signed by a PhD when it leaves the DDC laboratory
  • A DNA profile is used by police when they find an item (saliva) that contains traces of DNA. By having a DNA profile on hand, the police have something to compare against.  If there is no DNA profile, police need to collect DNA from the child’s home and send it to a laboratory to get the profile.




 

A DNA profile which years ago was over $400 is now only $99.  But my readers will receive a limited time $50 off coupon by going to www.childprotectbydna.com and using code USFamily50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* I received this information from USFG Bloggers.  I will receive a DNA profile kit in exchange for this post.  Any opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summertime With Firmoo-Free For New Customers


I absolutely love wearing sunglasses, especially in the summertime. When it's sunny out you can bet that I'll have on a pair, and sometimes when it's not.  I am somewhat of a sunglasses fanatic. Sunglasses not only protect your eyes from the brightness of the sun, they add to your style as well.  I love to coordinate different sunglasses with whatever I am wearing for the day.  

Check out Firmoo.com and pick up a pair of prescription sunglasses to get a sweet summer look.  New versions of frames and lenses come out in sunglasses every year.  You can find new arrivals in July at Firmoo and excitingly get your First pair for free here as well.  How great is that?


They carry many up-to-date styles inspired by top fashion designers without the high price tag.  I love to save money any way I can.  They also carry fashionable colors for summer including pinks, greens, yellows and oranges just to name a few.  Your sunglasses are an accessory that everyone notices in the summer.  The cat-eye eyewear is a timeless look that is in style for the season too.



What is your style?  It's so hard to choose.  There are a few pairs of the fashion tinted sunglasses I like, although I have always wanted a pair of cat-eye style eye wear, preferably pink.  Check out the ladies below modeling their favorite eye wear.



(The above model photos are all derived from Firmoo+)

New customers, check out more products for your first pair free at Firmoo right now!  All you have to do is just pay for shipping.  It's first come, first served.  

About Firmoo:  
Firmoo is the World's Most Popular Online Eyeglasses store.  They have always committed themselves by offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which starts at only $8.00 - 80%-90% lower compared to that in local stores.

Firmoo win-win business cooperation project is on the move.  Worldwide fashionistas and influentials are welcomed to join in.  Fill out your application form here.







*This is a sponsored post.  However it does not influence or change my opinion.  Any opinions expressed are my own.

EquityLock Protector #Giveaway



Typically, homeowner insurance policies don't offer help when your appliances break down. With the EquityLock Protector plan, you'll safeguard up to $50,000 of the value of your property and ensure your six most essential appliances are protected, including:

- washer
- dryer
- refrigerator
- microwave
- dishwasher
- range/oven/cooktop

Each of your appliances will be protected (up to $1,500 per 12-month period) including repair or, if necessary, replacement. 

This summer, get your peace of mind LOCKED! 





Check out the EquityLock Protector Blog App below!

 



Enter for a chance to win 6 months of EquityLock Protector (usually $79.95 a month, that's over $470 in total value) and a $15 EquityLock Home Improvement Cash (cash card to use at all good home improvement stores) Free!

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Open to U.S. ages 18 and older.  No P.O. Boxes Please.

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*I will receive 6 months of EquityLock Protector for writing this post.  The assets in this post were provided to me in promotion of EquityLock Protector.  Any opinions expressed are my own.  EquityLock Protector is supplying the giveaway prize.  This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Social Media Giving Day is July 15 #GIve plus a #Giveaway

Social Media Giving Day is the same day as Twitter's birthday which is July 15.  Give with Givver to help set a world record for the most donations given in one day through social media.

Givver.com enables you to donate quickly and easily to your favorite causes with a single tweet.  Givver is there to help you fund and raise awareness for the issues that matter, all by simply using twitter.  

Tweet #give to at least one organization that needs our help by using Givver and make social media go viral this Social Media Giving Day on July 15.

How To Donate:


Check out the blog app below to learn more!


 


One lucky reader will have the chance to enter to win an Official Social Media Giving Day Prize Pack pictured below.
 


Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. ages 18 and older.  No P.O. Boxes Please.

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*I received no compensation for writing this post.  The assets in this post were provided to me in promotion of Givver & Social Media Giving Day.  Givver is supplying the giveaway prize.  This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Monday, July 8, 2013

"Spring in Your Step" Mom Meet-Up #Children's Claritin



Thanks to Children's Claritin for sending me some goodies to host a "Spring in Your Step" Mom Meet Up.  The kit included a lot of great information including a 2013 Preparedness Checklist & Tips.  Below are some of the tips and resources on the list to help keep you prepared in 2013.

Automobile Safety:  Regular maintenance of your car is important for efficiency and safety.  Visit www.safercar.gov to learn more about car maintenance.

CPR:  Visit the American Heart Association at www.heart.org for in person or online classes.

Family Doctor Visits:  Be sure to schedule family doctor visits, as well as well-woman visits.  Some areas to focus on would be immunizations, blood pressure, cholesterol and eye exams.

Flu Season:  Visit www.flu.gov to learn more about protecting you and your family during flu season.

Home Safety:  Fire extinguishers, fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors: Visit www.usa.fema.gov/fireservice/prevention_education/campaigns

Medicine Safety:  Dispose of expired medicines in a responsible manner.  Visit www.fda.gov for tips.

Natural Disasters:  For natural disaster preparedness visit: www.ready.gov/natural-disasters or www.emergency.cdc.gov/disasters

Sports Safety:  Educating yourself on sports safety will help you and your family make sound decisions when it comes to sports activities.  Information can be provided by visiting online websites or speaking with sports organizers in your area.

Spring Cleaning & Allergy Removal:  Visit the Kids & Allergies section of the Claritin site at www.claritin.com to find out more information.

Yard Safety:  Be sure to trim trees and remove debris.  During serious storms these items are dangerous if they become airborne.  After rainstorms clear free standing water to avoid mosquitoes.  Also consider removing trees and plants that may trigger allergies.




Everyone had a great time and learned a lot of new information.  With all of us being moms at the meet up we all agreed that it is hard sometimes to find time for yourself.  We are used to taking care of others and usually overlook our well being.  Claritin came up with three lifestyle sessions to engage in during our meet up and encourage us to strive for wellness and a re-energized year.

These included an exercise session, healthy cooking - healthy eating session and a pampering session.  During the exercise session we took the kids outside for slip and slide and swimming in the pool.  Some of the moms joined in.  For the healthy cooking - healthy eating session each guest brought their favorite healthy snack or dish.  I made guacamole, grilled chicken kabobs, and made a fruit tray.  Some of the items my guests brought included hummus, turkey and cheese tray, veggie tray and black bean dip.  I also made some kid friendly Pina Colada's.  During the pampering session we discussed ways we like to pamper ourselves.  I like to pamper myself by taking a long hot bath with a cup of chamomile tea.  I also printed out recipes for everyone to take home for homemade beauty regimens.  

Below are a few photos from the meet up.






























* I am a Children's Claritin Mom Crew Member and I received free product samples and promotional items.  No other compensation was received.  Any opinions expressed are my own.  All other information was provided to me by Claritin including the 2013 checklist.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy 5 Year Anniversary!



My husband and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary today.  Time goes by so fast.  I am so lucky to have such a wonderful man in my life and to have such a great father to my daughter.  I look forward to spending many more years together.


My two loves!


  

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bic Soleil Fun & Flirty House Party


My Bic Soleil Fun & Flirty House Party was so much fun.  I was so excited when I found out I was selected to be a host.  My guests and I enjoyed playing the card game that came in the kit as well as dressing up in the tiaras and masks.  We were also glad to get to try out the new razors too.

My daughter and niece got in on the fun too.



Info about the razor: 


Bic Soleil Shave and Trim is the first disposable razor and trimmer in one.  

*Shaves: Razor features three flexible blades for a flawlessly smooth shave.
*Trims: Slide-on/slide-off trimmer safely and evenly trims bikini hair.
*Pivoting head and rubber grip handle for extra comfort.






* I received the products pictured above from houseparty.com to share with my guests and myself at my house party.  All opinions expressed are my own. I received no other compensation.    




 

Brylane Home Country Kitchen Trash Bin Review and Hand-Painted High-Ball Glasses Giveaway

Brylane Home offers many different products for your home.  Some of the items they offer include appliances,  indoor and outdoor furniture, bedding, dinnerware and home decor.  They have so many items that I would love to have for my home and the prices are very reasonable too.  I recently had the opportunity to review the Country Kitchen Trash Bin and I absolutely love it.  It really complements my kitchen and looks so much better than the plastic trash bin I had.  





It was really easy to assemble.  The instructions were easy to read with only 7 steps that included photos.  My daughter even assisted in the process. 









I love that it doesn't look like a traditional trash bin.  It is in plain site but yet hidden.  I had a few guests over and they were looking for my trash bin and didn't realize that was it because it blended so well with the rest of my kitchen.  They thought it was a cabinet.  

The Country Kitchen Trash bin has an inner metal ring that secures a 13 gallon plastic trash bag.  It has an elegant white bead board and a honey pine trim cover with a discrete flat top and knob.  Dimensions (26 1/2"H, 16"W, 13"D)  You can purchase it on sale right now for only $59.99 (originally $99.99).


Check out these Hand-Painted High-Ball Glasses.


Bylane Home is offering one of my readers a chance to win a set of the Santa Fe Hand-Painted Striped High-Ball GlassesEnter using the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. ages 18 and older.




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*I received the Country Kitchen Trash Bin in exchange for my review.  BrylaneHome is supplying the giveaway prize.  All opinions expressed are my own. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.