Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Winter's Coming Giveaway Hop

Welcome to
Winter's Coming Giveaway Hop
hosted by Planet Weidknecht and

Each blog on the list below has a giveaway for you to enter,
so after you enter mine, hop around the list and enter the other giveaways.

Each giveaway is worth at least $20.
Bundle up in your sweats, pull up a chair, 
and warm your fingers on the keyboard!

Begins November 1 at 12:01am and
Ends November 15 at 11:59pm.

My prize is...

A wonderful prize pack about Kushka the dog named cat!

List of Participating Blogs: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween is a week away!

In honor of one of my favorite holidays I thought what better way then to celebrate by telling you about some great candy! Now we will get to a great candy giveaway soon but first let me tell you about a great candy that is good for your teeth! How is that possible you ask? Well Xlear Sparx candy is sweetened naturally with xylitol, a plant-based, dentist-recommended sweetener that’s been proven to improve dental health and strengthen tooth enamel. The candy also does not interfere with the body's blood sugar level or insulin production which makes it safe for anyone on a sugar controlled diet. One of our family members has a daughter with insulin dependent diabetes so I cannot wait to give her a sweet treat without her mom having to plug the candy into an app and figuring out how many pieces she can eat. 

So what flavors are available? Xlear Sparx candy comes in berry, citrus, and fruit with each being free of artificial colors and flavors. I personally like the citrus the best and it reminds me of a sweet treat without being overly fruity. I am not a huge fan of gum or strong fruity flavors so I find the Xlear Sparx to be the perfect little breath pick me up without a weird after taste. Each bottle is around $1.49 and is very large....I am actually surprised how long one little tube lasts! Be sure to be on the look out for Xlear Sparx at a store near you-its the perfect addition to any diaper bag! 

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Win your very own Cutie Pops Dolls!

Are you ready for the holiday season? I know Halloween is next week but I am already full blown into holiday shopping. We had my daughter make a list of her top ten toys and guess who made #1 Cutie Pops Dolls. Have you seen these dolls yet?

We found ours at target and they even have adorable pets! Here is the pet we purchased and we have the doll above in the middle. Each doll has there own pet with interchangeable pieces.

If you have not seen the Cutie Pops Dolls or there friends I highly suggest roaming the toy isle next time you are at Toys r us, walmart, or target. Each dolls comes with hair that easily "pops out" and can be changed in seconds. Our girl came with not only the blond hair you see above but with pink hair made of yarn-I absolutely love the texture difference between the two and my daughter loves that she is control of styling her doll. Along with the hair each comes with different bows, and pieces to change their dress-they even sell additional clothes/hair separate from the dolls and play sets. The doll  also comes with a set of "sleepy eyes" as my daughter calls them which really allows her to realistically interact putting her dolly to bed.
Of course we loved our doll so much we went out and bought the pet with also comes with an interchangeable tail, ears, and collar detail. Both are really high quality and can be posed very easily...our Cutie Pops have completely replaced barbies and I find that they reach a larger age range and increase tactile learning. 
Can't wait to find you own Cutie Pops Dolls? Enter using rafflecopter below to win your very own! (sponsors choice) 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Fall is in full swing and it time to turn the summer fun into fall outings. One of our favorite thing to do in the fall and winter is to take little miss to the movies. As you know our last movie adventure was a complete success and I am looking forward to spending the fall watching her enjoy more and more movie adventures. This weekend another great film will be released that is sure to delight the whole family. Here is a little more on Little Red Wagon:

"LITTLE RED WAGON was a surprise hit at last year’s Heartland Film Festival and a winner of this year’s “Truly Moving Picture Award”.
 "It’s based on the inspirational true story of eight year old Zach Bonner and his quest to change the world with nothing more than a blazing spirit of philanthropy and his beat-up red wagon. When Zach sets out to help homeless children in America in the wake of Hurricane Charley, by walking across the country, he must overcome bureaucrats and blisters and capture the hearts of his fractured family and the entire nation".

It opens in Indianapolis tomorrow, Friday, October 19th at the AMC Indianapolis 17. I am really excited to take my daughter to see a moving film that will teach her as the holiday season approaches that it is not all about receiving...we must take a minute out of our busy lives and give back! 

Speaking of giving back The Little Red Wagon Foundation, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Office Depot Foundation have generously donated Zach Packs for 10 of my readers which are duffel bags containing school supplies.  

Be sure to watch the trailer here and enter below to win your very own Zach Pack. 
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fashionist Event 2012

Welcome to the semi-annual Fashionista Events, ALL FASHION, ONLY FASHION, Giveaway Event. This is the Largest Fashion giveaway event on the internet, with 115+ blogs offering over $20,000 in prizes, hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic , with co-host Ksquared Glamour 

Ready to win some great prizes? Use the rafflecopter form below to win 7 different prize packs! 

1. Cleava

2. Choice of Zipz Shoes

3. Redfoot Shoes (5 winners)  

The Grand Prize for the Event is a $1200 (retail) Louis Vuitton Red Leather epi speedy 25 via Bella Bag (bella bag price $795) WORLDWIDE!. For every giveaway in the FALL Fashionista Event that an entrant enters, they gain one entry toward the Louis Vuitton Bag.
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Still Blonde after all these YEARS , Modly Chic, Kquared Glamour, Spring Fashionista Giveaway Events or the Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sponsor Highlight Cleava

Imagine this-shopping at the mall and finding the perfect shirt...for me this was not always a great reality. I am so in love with all the tunics for the fall but they seem so low cut! Of course there is no way that I can wear a shirt with tons of cleavage hanging out to any place practical. I found the most amazing (at least what I thought amazing) tunic on clearance online so I had it shipped asap. I need a great outfit to wear to my daughter's Halloween party and dance class meet and greet so I knew this would be perfect....that is until I tried it on! Flash forward 3 shipping days and I was so upset! The perfect tunic fit in all the right places and hid all the right pouches but it had this weird neck cut that was much lower than in the photo-I mean come on nobody wants to see the room mom and all her goods at the Halloween party! But then I remembered my new favorite friend-the Cleava. I have to admit when I first saw the ads I thought “oh that's practical but I NEVER buy clothes that let me hang out” wrong it seems all the shirts made today let it all hang out and not in a flattering 20 something way more of in a I have had a kid and am not trying to flash anyone-ever. So curiosity got the better of me and I tried the Cleava on...first with my new tunic then with a ton of other shirts. I am always layering to keep everything in place but now think that the simple eye trick of the Cleava will be perfect. I am also in that weird hot flash phase so not adding any bulk to my clothes is a plus. The Cleava was super easy to use and took me less than a minute to figure out-that is saying something because I always look for the complex, crazy way to make things work. Overall I am pleasantly surprised with how easily the Cleava can keep you covered without altering the style of the outfit and it is available in so many colors and styles! With the fashionista event approaching I am proud to announce that Cleave will be giving one lucky reader a prize pack valued at $125! The person will receive the following colors & styles: Original Classic in gray, Original Classic in light purple, Lady Lace Corso in nude, and Rhinestone Splash in white! 

Don't forget your free shipping code FSFFM!

Good luck!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sponsor Highlight Zipz Shoes

Have you ever loved the way a pair of shoes fit your feet but wanted to change the style? For example I have a pair of pink running shoes that I love to wear and make my feet feel amazing but go with absolutely nothing. So in my quest for practical shows I came across Zips Shoes. Never heard of them? Me either-they are like a great best kept secret. The shoes tops actually zip off and change so you can have a different pair of shoes everyday without worrying about changing the sole and feel of your show. You can also change the style of your shoe from high top to low top...I tell you this is revolutionary to the shoe world especially when it comes to my daughter! She can go for princess sparkles in her supermodel shoes to practical for jeans and a t-shirt look. Here are our "princess sparkle" shoes:
See the zipper? It is so easy to take off the top and change...think of the endless possibilities. Now when you travel you don't need to pack a ton of different shoes and worry about going over the weight limit-just throw in a couple tops to your Zipz and you are all set! The shoes are available in you size 12-4 and adult 5-13. There are also a huge selection of styles..everything from tie shoes to slides! Be sure to enter our fashionista event to win your very own Zipz Shoes!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New favorite laundry "helper"

So you have all read in the past that I make EVERYTHING I can to save anyway I can including laundry soap and dish soap. Now that I am back at work I cannot believe how quick the laundry soap disappears and I find that I don't have the time to wait for the homemade stuff to thicken so I just buy at the store. It makes me so frustrated because I know that this soap is mostly water and I am just tossing money me my husband thinks that you should fill that little laundry cup each load! So I was looking for something simple to use like those dryer bars-no worry just toss and go...I don't have to measure and don't have to worry about someone using 5 times the soap recommend. I came across the Robby Wash laundry ball and have to admit it seemed way to good to be true-I mean it was so easy just toss the ball in and go. So I tried it and after two weeks I must say I am in love. The first few times I used it I would literally smell each piece of laundry that was could this little easy ball get my clothes clean and save me time! It is also green and free of many of the harsh chemicals in your shelf detergent which is one of the big reasons I started using homemade soap. I must say the ball is very cost effective and I cannot imagine every going back to those traditional soaps with the measuring cups that leave behind sticky cups and hands. I also love that little miss can help with the laundry and really feel like a big helper. Speaking of toddlers and laundry the Robby Wash Ball came with this magic little stick that will seriously make you question any bottle of stain remover you have ever used. I tend to stay away from the sprays because they leave the greasy ring or don't remove the stain-not always but enough clothes have been ruined for me to learn my lesson. So I thought why not try this on one of my dogs puppy park shirts...not that it could hurt anything right? That muddy shirt came out looking amazing-since then that magic little stick has been used on chocolate ice cream, coffee (yes sometimes it is like having two children), paint, spaghetti sauce and countless others. I love the Robby Wash laundry ball so much-I want one of you to have the chance to win your very own-use the rafflecopter form below and prepare to be amazed!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Are you ready for Halloween? Introducing Brave 2012

Ah Halloween-my ultimate favorite time of the year! I absolutely love all the decorations, fall festivals, and of course the costume! This year little miss is choosing to be Merida from Brave and we found the best Brave costume and accessories! 

 The Brave movie is this years new costume thanks to the release of the Disney movie! We are so excited my daughter has all the accessories-just look at this little cutie-she can hardly wait to show off her wig!

So where did we find all these great things-Wholesale Costume Club! They had everything-the wig, the bow & arrow, and the dress. We even found great gold sparkle shoes at Target on clearance...I am so excited everything cost less than buying the dress alone at the costume store. My daughter loves the detail on the dress including her Merida "button". I love the quality of the dress-I have washed it twice and it still looks fantastic. The dress also has the perfect shaped sleeves to fit over a light coat on a cool Halloween night. I know we will be buying one for her the dress up chest at daycare-this dress certainly holds up to any princess! Not into princess dresses? The website has tons of great costume ideas broken down into theme and size. So easy to search-find your perfect costume now!