Friday, December 31, 2010

Welcome Weekend Blog Hop (9th edition)

                                       



     


Welcome to the 9th week of Welcome Weekend Hop! This hop is hosted by Always Around Boys, Purple Froggy Clay Stuff  and Tots and Me.  We love to make new friends and find new and interesting blogs. Of course, this is also a good way to gain more readership.

If you've been here before than you know it's quite simple to join this hop!
Just link up and follow anybody you wish, but if you follow the hostesses all 3 will follow you back, just make sure to leave a comment! You can follow anyone on the list through whatever network you wish.
Make sure to leave a comment to anyone you follow-be it GFC, Twitter, Networked Blogs or Facebook.












Thursday, December 30, 2010

Creative Profesional Hair Tools

offers a wide range of hair styling tools for professional and every day use.

I received this beautiful handmade tortoise comb.  I love things that are handcrafted because it makes me feel special to be able to own a piece that was crafted by someone else as opposed to a piece that was assembled by a machine.  I like using this comb when I wake up in the morning to help me get rid of any hair knots that may have formed during my night-time sleep.  I also use it before going to bed as a part of my going to bed beauty routine.  Another person that uses this comb is my son.  I use it on his hair, whenever he is in the mood, because as a toddler he still has soft, delicate hair but baby brushes don't help anymore and "adult" brushes are to harsh.  The best thing about this comb is that I don't have to worry about it breaking my hair or causing split ends because of the way it was made.

 Product Information (taken from the site)
Each of our handmade combs is sawed from a single sheet of high quality Italian produced cellulose acetate, with teeth gently rounded. There are no burrs to catch and break hair, causing split ends. Ordinary combs are molded from inferior plastic and have burrs and jagged seams between the teeth that break and damage hair, making it dull and lifeless.

If you would like more information about this and other products then refer to:
http://www.creativehairtools.com/

Make sure to take advantage of this discount:


Visit Creative Hair Tools on Facebook.
Follow Creative Hair Tools on Twitter.

Disclosure: I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received the featured product, free of charge, review purposes only. This is an honest review and the opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.  Your experiences with this product might differ.

Winner: Mrs Butterworth's Syrup-Holiday Edition


It's time to announce a winner! Random.org has chosen comment # 28 as the winner of one 24 oz bottle of Mrs. Butterworth's Syrup-Holiday Edition.

Lua said...
following you on twitter @MissLuluBlogs 
I still have other giveaways going on, so make sure to get your entries in.  I will be posting more giveaways in the days to come: all-natural soaps, EcoUsable water bottles, skoy cloths and more things to come in the new year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Carmex Winner

 It's time to announce a winner! Random.org has chosen comment # 7 as the winner of 2 Carmex® Moisture Plus™ ultra hydrating lip balm with Sheer Tints. {I only counted 68 out of the total 70 comments because the first 2 were not contest related}

Show Me Mama said...
I am a follower of your blog
The winner will be contacted via e-mail and will have 24 hours to respond.


I still have other giveaways, so make sure to get your entries in!


Link Up Your Giveaways


                             


Welcome to the 2nd week of Terrific Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up, hosted by Purple Froggie Clay Stuff, Always Around Boys and Tots and Me

We love making new friends so here are the simple rules:

1. Follow all 3 hostesses.  We always follow you back
2 Link up as many giveaways as you have using only the giveaway URL.
3. Be sure to include your giveaway END date
4. Have fun, visit other blogs, maybe even follow them too.

Thank you for joining us!









Friday, December 24, 2010

Welcome Weekend Blog Hop (8th Edition)

                                       



     


Welcome to the 8th week of Welcome Weekend Hop! This hop is hosted by Always Around Boys, Purple Froggy Clay Stuff  and Tots and Me.  We love to make new friends and find new and interesting blogs. Of course, this is also a good way to gain more readership.

For this 8th edition everything is going to be simple!
Just link up and follow anybody you wish, but if you follow the hostesses all 3 will follow you back, just make sure to leave a comment! You can follow anyone on the list through whatever network you wish.
Make sure to leave a comment to anyone you follow-be it GFC, Twitter, Networked Blogs or Facebook.


Remember, let's all try to help each other out because if you just sit around and don't follow anyone then it defeats the purpose of the hop.








    IGIGI Winner

    The winner of the $50 IGIGI GC is comment # 16
    mimilovesall8 said...
    I liked IGGI on facebook and left a comment saying you sent me! Thanks
    The winner has been notified via e-mail and will have 24 hours to claim their prize, if not a new winner will be selected!

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    Mrs. Butterworth's Syrup: Yummy Holiday Edition Review & Giveaway

    Now that the family is together for the holidays it's a great time to make big, sweet and savory breakfasts for the the whole clan. 

    When I think of a sweet breakfast  a good ol' stack of pancakes comes to mind!  I can never have my pancakes just plain.  What better than a dab of  butter and yummy syrup to enhance the flavor of the pancake.

    I was sent a bottle of yummy Mrs. Butterworth's syrup for review.  This bottle had something special not just on the inside but on the outside as well!

    For the first time ever Mrs Butterworth is changing her outfit for a series of three (3) designer outfits for the holidays!  The three (3) Mrs. Butterworth’s limited edition holiday bottles are available in 24 oz. bottles and cost the same as the original bottle of syrup.  Make sure to keep on the lookout for more limited edition bottles coming out in 2011.

    Mrs. Butterworth's syrup isn't just for pancakes, I also like it on french toast and waffles. 
    Make sure to get your holiday edition bottles if you still haven't over at your local supermarkets.


    GIVEAWAY: One lucky U.S. winner will receive one(1) bottle of Mrs. Butterworth's Syrup {Holiday Edition}.


    RULES:
    • Leave 1 comment per entry (If it says +2, then leave 2 entries)
    • Leave your e-mail address with each entry.
    • Leave your GFC name, facebook name, twitter ID {according to the network you leave a comment for}


    MANDATORY ENTRY:
    • Be a public follower of Always Around Boys.
    BONUS ENTRIES:
    • Like AAB on Facebook {sidebar}
    •  Follow AAB on Twitter {sidebar}
    •  Follow Mrs. Butterworths on Twitter
    • Tweet the following: Win a 24 oz bottle of Mrs. Butterworth's Syrup {holiday edition} over @ #AlwaysAroundBoys http://tinyurl.com/25drqeg  
      • Can be done daily. Leave the link  {make sure your twitter isn't private}

    This giveaway is open to(U.S.). Ends(12/29/2010) at 11:59pm Eastern Time. The winner will be selected by using random.org. I will post the winner on my blog and e-mail them. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.


    Disclosure:  I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received one (1) 24 oz bottle of the featured product free of charge for review purposes. This is an honest review and the opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way. Giveaway prize will be mailed via the sponsor company. 


    Winners

    I'm happy to announce yet another 2 winners!

    The winner of the Family Talk conversational game of their choice is comment # 32
    SamanthaD said...
    I follow Around the Table on twitter @giveaway_queen Samantha D
    The winner of the So Easy Toddler Food Cookbook is comment #60


    Tina Deanette Gower said...
    Follow "you" on Twitter (Tina Bo Bina)
    (I only tallied 63 comments because the first 2 comments were not related to the giveaway)

     Both winners have already been e-mailed and will have 24 hours to claim their prize if not new winners will be selected.

    Tuesday, December 21, 2010

    Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Linky

    Welcome to the first Terrific Tuesday's Showcase Link Up Your Giveaways!

                                    

    We love making new friends, so please make sure to follow all 3 hostesses in this giveaway linky, we will follow you back! Be sure to leave messages to let us know. 

    Please list as many giveaways as you would like,  but please list them directly to your giveaway page, rather than your home page. Don't forget to include the giveaway END date!  Also, feel free to add the linky to your blog to help spread the word.







    Monday, December 20, 2010

    Fashion To Figure: Super Steals

    Fashion To Figure offers cool, hip clothing for women that range from sizes 12-26 without breaking the bank.  Remember my review from a little while back.
     Right now they have a great 70% discount SALE on select items!
    They have a $5.98 flat rate shipping & FREE U.S. ground shipping on orders over $70.
    RIGHT NOW, they have a convenient HOLIDAY SHIPPING SCHEDULE

    Make sure to check it out!


    Family Facts Family Activity Wall Calendar : Review & Giveaway

    Sponsored by Tomoson.com

    I have always loved writing things-to-do-lists and about important activities and family moments, but I tend to do it in different little notebooks.  This at times can become a bit messy and not at all organized, which is why a big wall calendar can come in handy to help organize daily activities.
    2011 Family Facts Family Activity Calendar


    As of lately, I've been getting more busy when it comes to my blog.  I have many reviews and giveaways to write up, doctor's appointments, trips and the hubby's school activities so trying to keep it all straight up in my head can get a bit messy and confusing.  The Family Facts 2011 Calendar has most definitely helped me control the chaos in my blogging life and daily life.

    Each calendar day is divided into 5 different colors, which I like because you can write down multiple activities without getting them mixed up.  The space that you have to write in is very ample which I like because I don't like things to look muddled.  I'm able to write down posting dates, birthdays, special activities, appointments etc.
    At the end of the calendar you have an area to write down all of your contact info and important numbers-doctors, police.  The good thing is if you make a mistake you can erase it because the it's a write-on/write-off board.

    The calendar also comes with 390 stickers to mark birthdays, appointments and such.  It also comes with a marker and cap eraser.


    Product Description 
    An organizer for the wall! This organizer calendar is the perfect 16-month planner for every busy family. Complete with extra-large grids to keep track of each day's events, large storage pocket, over 390 stickers, write-on / wipe off boards, a pen-with an eraser, and contact sheets for important information such as the pediatrician, dentist, orthodontist, veterinarian, school, bus company and much more. This all-in-one command center makes it EASY to stay on top of your busy family's schedules.Each day is divided into 5 colors, so if you choose to organize by color, you can, without having to grab different colored pens. From soccer games to business trips, EVERYONE'S schedule is easy to follow with 2011 Family Facts Family Activity Wall Calendar.

    The Family Facts Family activity Wall Calendar is something that everyone in the family can benefit from.  Not only will mommies and daddies be able to keep track of  hectic schedules, but by putting this up in the kids room's  they can learn to become organized. Plus, they'll love the stickers and the marker.

    BUY IT: For only $12.95 this calendar can be yours and you can give it to loved ones as well!  Click HERE for more details!

    GIVEAWAY: One lucky U.S. winner will receive their very own Family Facts Family Activity Wall Calendar

    RULES:

    • Leave 1 comment per entry (If it says +2, then leave 2 entries)
    • Leave your e-mail address with each entry.
    • Leave your GFC name, facebook name, twitter ID {according to the network you leave a comment for}

    MANDATORY ENTRY:
    • Be a public follower of Always Around Boys.
    BONUS ENTRIES:
    • Like AAB on Facebook {sidebar}
    • Follow AAB on Twitter {sidebar}
    • Tweet the following: Win a Family Facts Family Activity Wall Calendar over @ #AlwaysAroundBoys http://tinyurl.com/2fc64r5
      • Can be done daily. Leave the link  {make sure your twitter isn't private}
    • Sign up for my newsletter via e-mail {sidebar}+2


    This giveaway is open to(U.S.). Ends(01/03/2011) at 11:59pm Eastern Time. The winner will be selected by using random.org. I will post the winner on my blog and e-mail them. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.

    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.


    Sunday, December 19, 2010

    Giveaway: Intelligender & Intelliceuticals {CLOSED}

    The great people over at Intelligender have been so kind as to offer an awesome giveaway to one (1) lucky expecting mommy or anyone else who knows someone who is pregnant!

    First thing is first...what is Intelligender?
    Intelligender was founded in the year 2006 by two (2) moms who were curious to know as to how to find out the gender of babies as early as possible, without the need of an ultrasound.  After having teamed up with a team of experts they were able to form an organization to research the development of an inexpensive, in home gender prediction test.


    In second place...what is Intelliceuticals?
    Intelliceuticals is an Intelligender brand that offers health and natural remedies to prep mommies for the arrival of the baby as well as products for after the baby is born!

    What's up for grabs?
     
    • IntelliGender’s Gender Prediction Test™ is an affordable, simple-to-use urine test that provides immediate gender results in the privacy and comfort of the home. In minutes, the IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test indicates your gender result based upon an easy to read color match.  Green indicates boy and orange indicates girl! 

    I wish I had known about this product when I was pregnant, perhaps that way I would've been able to find out the sex of my baby earlier on during my pregnancy!  The Intelligender's Gender Prediction Test allows you to find out the sex of your baby as early as ten (10) weeks into your pregnancy!



    • IntelliCeutical’s Nature’s Nipple Prep is a soothing cream intended to help maintain healthy skin tone around the nipple both prior to birth and once you begin nursing.   

      • Benefits:
        • Provides consistent moisture around the nipple area
        • Soothes the area immediately after nursing
        • Helps to sustain a relaxed breastfeeding experience
    I haven't personally tried this product, but I can tell you that breastfeeding during the initial stages can be a bit painful because the baby has to learn how to latch on correctly and the skin on the nipple needs to get used to it.  I love the fact that this cream will help to try to prevent the cracking and soreness of the skin. ICreams of this nature really do help with the breastfeeding experience because if you don't feel at ease then the baby won't be at ease. 

    Buy It!
    • IntelliGender’s Gender Prediction Test™  is available at Walgreens, CVS, Target & Rite Aid for only $34.95!
    •  Order the IntelliCeutical's Nature's Nipple Prep online for only $19.99!
    25% Discount Code
    •  The awesome people over at IntelliGender are offering a special 25% discount coupon code for you to use at the website to purchase any of their IntelliCeutical products!
    • Just enter code: IC025 at checkout.

      GIVEAWAY: The always generous people over at IntelliGender are sponsoring a giveaway to one of my U.S. readers. 

      What you will win:
      • 1 IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test
      • 1 IntelliCeuticals Nature's Nipple Prep
      • 1 New Wrist Rattle
      • 1 Reusable Striped Gift Box
      What a great prize if you're pregnant, know someone who is pregnant or if you are planning on getting pregnant!



      RULES:
      • Leave 1 comment per entry (If it says +2, then leave 2 entries)
      • Leave your e-mail address with each entry.
      • Leave your GFC name, facebook name, twitter ID {according to the network you leave a comment for}


      MANDATORY ENTRY:
      • Be a public follower of Always Around Boys.
      BONUS ENTRIES:
      •  Follow the sponsor's BLOG.
      • Follow the sponsor on Twitter.
      • Visit the SPONSOR and tell me what other product you would like to try or would have like to have tried when you were pregnant.
      •  Tweet the following: Win an Intelligender gift set (expecting mommies) courtesy of #IntelliGender @ #AlwaysAroundBoys http://tinyurl.com/29675y9
        • Can be done daily. Leave the link  {make sure your twitter isn't private}
      • Sign up for my newsletter via e-mail and make sure to confirm{sidebar} +2


      This giveaway is open to(U.S.). Ends(01/02/2011) at 11:59pm Eastern Time. The winner will be selected by using random.org. I will post the winner on my blog and e-mail them. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.

      Disclosure: I received no form of monetary compensation for this post.  I accepted the opportunity to host a giveaway for my readers, free of charge.  This is an honest review and the opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.


      Friday, December 17, 2010

      Winners!

      I'm happy to announce the three (3) winners of a fabulous Brow Beauty Bubble Set by Tweezerman! This is currently the tweezer set that I use and I hope to continue using because it is awesome!

      As always, each giveaway entry was assigned a number and were entered on random.org.

      Winner # 1==> 90 ==> Meredith M
      Winner # 2==> 95==> Natalie U.
      Winner # 3==> 56==> Hilary

      All three (3) winners have been contacted via e-mail and have 24 hours to claim their prize.  If not new winners will be selected.


      I have several other giveaways going on and more to come so make sure to get your entries in!



      Welcome Weekend Hop 7

                                             



           


      Welcome to the 7th week of Welcome Weekend Hop! This hop is hosted by Always Around Boys, Purple Froggy Clay Stuff  and Tots and Me.  We love to make new friends and find new and interesting blogs. Of course, this is also a good way to gain more readership.

      For this 7th edition everything is going to be simple!
      Just link up and follow anybody you wish, but if you follow the hostesses all 3 will follow you back, just make sure to leave a comment! You can follow anyone on the list through whatever network you wish.
      Make sure to leave a comment to anyone you follow-be it GFC, Twitter, Networked Blogs or Facebook.


      Remember, let's all try to help each other out because if you just sit around and don't follow anyone then it defeats the purpose of the hop.









        Friday, December 10, 2010

        Winner

        I have another winner to announce! The lucky winner will get some mineral eye shadows courtesy of Face Candy Couture. As always I use Random.org and it chose comment #48- Lotso Bear. 




        I will be e-mailing the winner, but if I do not receive a response in 24 hours another winner will be chosen.

        Thanks again for everyone who participated! Remember, I still have other awesome giveaways going on, so go sign up if you haven't yet :-)


        Welcome Weekend Hop

                                               



             


        Welcome to the 6th week of Welcome Weekend Hop! This hop is hosted by Always Around Boys, Purple Froggy Clay Stuff  and Tots and Me.  We love to make new friends and find new and interesting blogs. Of course, this is a good way to gain more readership.

        For this 6th edition everything is going to be simple!
        Just link up and follow anybody you wish, but if you follow the hostesses all 3 will follow you back! You can follow anyone on the list through whatever network you wish.
        Make sure to leave a comment to anyone you follow-be it GFC, Twitter, Networked Blogs or Facebook.


        Remember, let's all try to help each other out because if you just sit around and don't follow anyone then it defeats the purpose of the hop.












          Applied Labels: Review



          I like labels and I especially like to label my son's belongings. 
          Applied Labels offers a simple yet cute variety of labeling options
          Applied Labels are good for labeling almost anything a child may have: bottles, sippy cups, shoes, school supplies, gadgets, summer camp gear and all those little things that go to early childcare centers.
          One of the labels I received went on my son's dry milk powder plastic container.
           These labels are tough, durable and withstand manual dishwashing.
          I got my labels with the Cutie font and a cute dog icon!  Applied Labels offers many other icon choices and three(3) font options.  Icons are optional and if you wish you can get a second line of custom print.

          Applied labels also offers accessories to go with your labels:
          • Baby Tapes™ are dishwasher safe color code tapes.
          • Baby Dates™ are mini, single-use date labels ideal for daily bottle dating. 
          • Shoe Shields™ are clear, protective labels used to cover name labels in shoes.
          • Content Labels are pre-printed Formula or Breast Milk labels.
          Make sure to check out these ultra cute labels over at 
          Follow Applied Labels on Twitter 
          &
          Like them on Facebook

          I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.
           
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