Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lovable Labels Friendship Pack Winner

It's time to announce the winner of the  Lovable Labels Friendship Pack giveaway!

The winning comment came from Things Sent My Way!
 Things Sent My Way has been e-mailed and will have 24 hours to claim her prize. Afterward, I will pass on her info. to Lovable Labels so they can contact her in regards to the prize.

Thank you so much Lovable Labels  for the giveaway!

Make sure you check out their site if you're still looking for what to get for your kids and their friends for Valentine's Day!

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Just Paper Roses Giveaway

It's time to announce the winner of the $50 Just Paper Roses gift code giveaway!

The winning comment came from Toni Tralala!
Toni has been e-mailed and will have 24 hours to claim her prize.  Afterward, I will pass on her info. to Just Paper Roses and they will be responsible for shipping her prize.

Thank you so much for Just Paper Roses for the giveaway!
Make sure you check out their site if you're still looking for what to get for your special someone.

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HELP!!! Where did my E-mail Subscribers Go?

I'm having a lil' bit of a freak out right now. I just so happened to check my feedburner and it indicates that I only have 1 reader; yesterday I had approximately 85. 

I tried to subscribe to it with my e-mail address to see if the system had just erased it, but it says that I'm already a subscriber!

Have any of you had any issues with feedburner?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Welcome Weekend Giveaway Linky { 4th edition}

Thanks for joining Welcome Weekend Giveaway Linky hosted by Always Around Boys, Things Sent My Way and East 9th Street




Anyone and everyone is welcome to post their giveaways.
Just be sure to include the name of the item and the giveaway end date.
Please, make sure to link up the giveaway URL.

If you don't have any giveaways to link up don't worry because you can still participate in as many giveaways as you wish!

In order to help everybody out, if you link up please try to enter at least one giveaway.  I will most definitely enter as many giveaways as I think suit me and my family, unless it's a product for which I am also hosting a giveaway or have hosted in the past.

If you wish, you can help spread the word about Welcome Weekend Giveaway Linky by posting the button on your blog, writing a post, tweeting or via Facebook. 





Welcome Weekend Blog Hop {13th Edition}

                                       



     


Welcome to the 13th 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, January 27, 2011

How To: Number Your Blog Comments

It so happens that I was searching the internet today for an easy to follow how to number your blog comments tutorial and I FOUND IT!

This tutorial is extremely simple to follow; I've already followed the process for two different blogs and both attempts were successful.

MOMMY MOMENT THANK YOU SO MUCH!


If you'd like to discover new blogs then link up to this Hop!



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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

L'BRI: Pure n' Natural Special Offer

A couple of months back I did a review and hosted a giveaway for L'Bri: Pure n' Natural skin products.

The awesome people at L'BRI want to extend to you a special offer.


Your selection of free L'BRI Pure n’ Natural samples include the cleanser, freshener, and moisturizer contained in a Customized Skin Care Trio, Eye Repair Gel, instant face lift Facial Masque, Exfoliating Face & Body Scrub and Rejuvenating Enzyme Facial Peel. Sample sizes are for a 7 to 10 day supply.

If you order a sample set-{you pay only $6.75 S&H} you will get an additional four {4} samples of the Rejuvenating Enzyme Facial Peel for free.

Here is an excerpt from my L'BRI review about the Rejuvenating Enzyme Facial Peel:

I love this stuff!  It has a gel like consistency and you don't need that much product.  I use this twice a week, but not 2 days consecutively.  I apply a thin layer all over my face and neck and I leave it on for 30-60 seconds.  I brush my teeth while I'm waiting or sing a song.  I massage my face in an upward motion until the dead skin starts to roll off.  Every time I use this my complexion just looks better and better; so much brighter. It's a great product to use if you're going out and want to look flawless.



If you're interested in trying out the sample set of products then make sure to go to:

When you fill out the order form make sure to put Free Peel samples in the following field: What skin care products do you currently use?


If you want to find out more about L'BRI then visit them at http://www.lbri.com




CSN Stores


I never get tired of browsing through the countless CSN stores.  The truth is they have everything for everyone on any budget.  Mostly, I like looking through the kitchen section, baby items and bedding sets, which include modern duvet covers.


This duvet set would look so good on my bed because I happen to have blankets that are in that same shade of green and turquoise.  I love the look of the neutral duvet cover with the pops of color.
Here is another one I like.  Love, love the swirling pattern all over.

If I could I'd keep posting pictures of what I like but, I'd run out of space here on Blogger.  That's just to show how many countless items CSN has to offer.

 For a second time the fabulous people over at CSN have offered to sponsor a $35 gift code giveaway to one of my awesome U.S. readers

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This giveaway is open to U.S. Ends(02/08/2011) at 12:00pm 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.  Afterward, the winner's information will be passed on  to a  CSN contact and the winner will receive the gift code via e-mail.


Disclosure:  I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I  was given the opportunity to host a giveaway.  This is an honest review and the opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way. I am not responsible for the delivery of this prize and can not be held accountable if, for any reason, it is not received.

Valentine's Day Smiley Cookies


Valentine's Day is getting closer and closer so I'm pretty sure many of you-myself included- are trying to come up with ideas as to what to get your loved ones.

I for one, am not for giving big gifts for Valentine's Day instead I like to give gifts that fall into the following categories: small, thoughtful, inexpensive or sweet.

Smiley Cookie definitely falls into these categories.  They offer  wonderful gourmet sugar cookies that you can personalize by choosing between one of five shapes, then you select a base {icing} color and then you choose a smiley face color. 


Smiley Cookies offers these frosted heart shaped cookies all year round! 
These  cookies come delicately hand - iced with a pink base and a white smiley face.

These cookies not only look cute, but they taste divine.  As soon as I received the cookies, my family and I sat down to eat them with a nice, cold glass of milk.  These are seriously the best sugar cookies I have ever had.  My 22 month old son refers to them as mmmm-I guess because they taste good and because he can't say cookie yet.  My son is not a big cookie eater, but he loves these; it must be a combination of the flavor and how pretty they look.  I had to hide the cookies so he couldn't see them and as I'm writing this review he is asking me for a piece of cookie because he saw the picture.

 Our cookies arrived in excellent conditions.
I loved the box the white box with smiley faces that they came in; isn't it cute!

These cookies would definitely make for a great gift for Valentine's Day or any day so to speak.

If you are interested check out the site:
Just so you know they have a tool where you can see how your cookies would look if you were to choose in specific which cookies you want.

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.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ola Loa Multi Vitamin Formulas: Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

Sponsored by Tomoson.com


What is Ola Loa?

Ola Loa Multi-Vitamin Formulas are a delicious line of powdered drink formulas containing vitamins that are essential to optimum health. Ola Loa offers a variety of exciting flavors and formulas that increase energy, support active lifestyles, and repair. There is even a kids’ multivitamin formula that is guaranteed 100% all-natural with no preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or fake sugars. Ola Loa is a great compact option for any purse or back pocket, and a tasty drink, too




I received a 5-pk sample of Ola Loa's multivitamin packets -Energy {multi vitamin} , Repair {Bone/Joint Support}, Kids {multi vitamin}, 2 Sport.

These packets are a good idea if you're the type of person that doesn't like swallowing vitamins. All you do is pour the contents of the packets in a glass and you can add either water or juice.  You can carry the packets in your purse, bag or wallet and use them whenever you need them.

I liked the Ola Loa Sport packets because they helped me stay hydrated at the gym and recover afterward. I just wish the company had sent me more {smiley face}.

If you want to find out more about this product go to
http://www.drinkyourvitamins.com

BUY IT!
If you're interested in trying out Ola Loa check out their online store
One box of Ola Loa has 30 packets and goes for $24.99

 The nice people over at Ola Loa will provide one of my U.S. reader's a 5 packet sampler of Ola Loa.

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    BONUS ENTRIES:
    • Follow Always Around Boys publicly via GFC
    • Follow Ola Loa on  Facebook and leave a comment saying something you like about the product  +2
    • Follow AAB on Facebook
    • Follow AAB on Twitter 
    • Tweet the following: #Win a 5-pk of Ola Loa multi-vitamin drink packets @AlwaysAroundBoys U.S. only #giveaway  http://tinyurl.com/6aogh43

        • Can be tweeted daily {must have at least 30 followers}
        • Scroll down to the bottom of this post and click on the twitter button so you can retweet this post {Can be done once daily}


        This giveaway is open to U.S. Ends(02/02/2011) at 12:00pm 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.  Afterward, the winner's information will be passed on  to a contact via http://www.tomoson.com and the winner will receive the prize through the mail.


        Disclosure: I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received the featured product, free of charge, for 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. 




        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.


        Ocean Saline Nasal Products: Review & Giveaway


        Ocean Saline Nasal products offer non-medicated saline based products to help with a whole array of common nasal ailments.  The line is geared towards the whole family and is highly recommended by doctors and pharmacists. 

        I moved to the continental U.S. back in  summer and it seemed like my days of nasal congestion problems were over...boy, was I wrong!   The combination of the outside cold with the heat from inside the apartment has not been kind to my nasal sinuses and passages.

        Luckily I was offered a chance to review three {3} products from the Ocean Saline Nasal Care line.

        OCEAN® Premium Saline Nasal Spray


        This is a good product for whenever I get cold & flu symptoms, which happens to be more often then I would like.  It helps me get rid of my nasal congestion, which ultimately allows me to function better.  I just twist off the cap, tilt my head back and squeeze a couple of drops in and little by little it starts to work. 

        My husband, on the other hand prefers this for moisturizing his nasal passages on a regular basis.
        OCEAN Complete® Sinus Irrigation
        Now that the temperature is cold and the heater is on this has really come in extremely handy. 

        It comes with two {2} nozzles, a white one and an orange one. The orange nozzle helps irrigate and liquefy mucus, thus clearing nasal passages.  The white nozzle gives out a moisturizing saline to help against the dry climate.

        I like both nozzles, but find myself using the white nozzle for moisturizing purposes and my husband likes the orange nozzle because it helps clear out his nose.

        Always makes sure to rinse after each use.

        OCEAN for Kids®
        We haven't been able to try this out as my 22 month old will not allow for dear life, although he could benefit from it.  But seeing how well the other two {2} products have worked for us we don't see why we shouldn't trust the kids version.

        Overall, we are extremely satisfied with our Ocean Saline Nasal Products!  The product really does do what it advertises and because the products are non-medicated you know that you won't get a nasty aftertaste in case the saline happens to go down your throat by way of your nose {it happens}

        One of my U.S. readers will win a set of Ocean Saline Nasal Care products!

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        • 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}
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        • Follow AAB on Facebook
        • Follow Ocean Nasal Care on  Facebook and like the comment that Emy Alwaysaroundboys posted {just others section}{you might have to scroll down to find it}  +2
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        • Tweet the following: #Win a set of @OceanNasalCare  products @AlwaysAroundBoys U.S. only #giveaway http://tinyurl.com/4b6phvz
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          This giveaway is open to U.S. Ends(02/07/2011) at 12:00pm 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.  Afterward, the winner's information will be passed on so to a P.R. rep and the winner will receive the prize through the mail.


          Disclosure: I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received the featured products, free of charge, for 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. 

          Terrific Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up

                                                                                                                                                                                    



          Hosted by Purple Froggie Clay Stuff, Always Around Boys and Tots and Me

          If you would like to follow the 3 hostesses, we will always follow you back! Don't forget to leave us a comment. 
          This is a great way to meet new friends, gain readership and have a great time!

          Use the linky below to add your current blog giveaways. As many as you have! Please use only the giveaway link and don't forget to include the giveaway END date!

          Have a look around, enter as many giveaways as you like. 
          Thank you for linking up with us


          ~If you would like to help spread the word, please feel free to post the linky on your blog. You can then add your giveaways to the top just above the hostesses. ~










          Winner: 6-pk Hint Water

          Hope everyone is having a fabulous day!

          It's time to announce the winner of the 6-pk of Hint Water

          As always, I used http://www.random.org/ to choose the winner:

          The winner is:
          comment #47 (out of 91)

          esluka said...
          Tweeted
          The winner has been contacted via e-mail and will have 24 hours to claim there prize. Once it has been claimed I will submit the winner's info to the sponsor company and they will mail the prize directly to the winner.

          Thank you to everyone that participated and the sponsor as well!
          REMEMBER to enter my other current giveaways!

          {CLOSED} Wholly Guacamole: New York Style® Snacks Coupon

          The great people over at Wholly Guacamole wanted to show you all some love by giving out a special coupon!

          Starting at 9AM- CST , Tuesday, January 25th


          Wholly Guacamole will be featuring a $3.99 coupon for any (1) New York Style® snacks.


          This offer is for a limited time, so hurry!





          How to get your coupon

          1. Click on the link http://eatwholly.com/homegatinghq/newyorkstyle

          2. Click the "Download Coupon" button

          3. Register on eatwholly.com/Homegatinghq (if you haven't already)

          4. Download and print the coupon

          5. Head to the deli area of your grocery store and grab a bag or 2!!


          Monday, January 24, 2011

          Katy Perry OPI Collection

          For all of you nail polish junkies out there I have great news: at last the Katy Perry OPI Collection is in stores!  Ever since I eyed the collection in a magazine back in December I've been desperately waiting for its arrival.  I don't how many times I went to Ulta this month of January and asked the sales girls about the collection.

          Today, I dropped by CVS and decided to walk to ULTA afterward.  Low and behold, what did I spy in the center of the store, but the Katy Perry OPI Collection. 

          My favorite color out of the whole collection is Shatter.
           Shatter is a deep, matte black that when you apply it over already dry nail polish has a shattered or crackled texture.


          Luckily, my nails were already painted so I went on and applied one coat of Shatter.

          {OOPS, I still hadn't cleaned up the edges}
          When you apply the Shatter nail polish it goes on like any other polish would, but it sorta' starts to shrink up until you end up with the shattered effect.  Afterward, I applied clear top coat {not seen here}and it just helped amp up the color.

          I love the look of black nail polish, but sometimes it can be a bit too harsh. So by combining the color of your preference along with OPI Shatter your nails still get that edgy look, but with a pop of color.

          Have you tried any colors from the Katy Perry OPI collection?

          Saturday, January 22, 2011

          Lovable Labels: Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

          I'm a big fan of labels! I use them to label my son's sippy cups, snack bowls, etc. Not only does this allow for anyone to correctly identify his belongings, but it makes his things look so cute!  Labels are not only good to get for your children, but for other little loved ones in your life or even your kid's friends.

          I was excited to review a set of labels from Lovable Labels just in time for Valentine's Day!

          Quick Facts about Lovable Labels

          • Who: It all began with a mom who found that there was a need in the market for personalized, tough, durable labels after she was asked to label all of her son's belongings for his daycare.
          •  What: Lovable Labels is an online company that specializes in personalized durable labels and tags.  The labels are waterproof, dishwaser and microwave safe, washer and dryer safe, sun safe, bleach safe, sunscreen safe and temperature safe.
          Lovable Labels sent me a Friendship Pack and a Friendship Sampler Pack.
          The first thing that caught my attention was that each of the label packs came in the form of a booklet.  I love this feature because all of your labels are together and you don't have to worry about the sheet edges getting bent. Also, if your child is a bit older he or she can carry around their label booklet. If I were a kid, I'd wanna' have my own personal set of labels to put all over my things.

          The Friendship Pack comes with 120 labels.

          It comes with 30 regular stickers...
          80 slimline stickers...
          and 10 fun stickers.
           The Friendship Sampler Pack comes with 40 slimline stickers.


          For both sets of labels I chose the Majestic pack- which is boyish and girls can get the Bedazzled pack. The icons I chose were musical notes-as seen in the pictures-and a dog icon for the sampler pack.  There are a total of 45 icons to choose from, so there is something for everyone.  


          As you could see from the pictures, the labels come in bright, fun colors with white lettering.  Just by looking at the labels you can tell that they are good quality and will come in handy for any labeling need.


          Valentine's Day is a couple of weeks away so I decided to get the Friendship pack for my step-nephew and the sampler pack for my nephew.

          Who would you get labels for?

          BUY IT 
          If you're interested in finding out more about Lovable Labels or getting some labels for yourself or a little special person in your life then go to:

          http://www.lovablelabels.ca/





          Lovable Labels has generously supplied us with a “Friendship Pack + Friendship Sampler Pack” for one lucky winner!  Thanks, Lovable Labels! {U.S./Canada}




          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:
          •  Go to the Lovable Labels website and leave a comment telling me which one of their amazing products is your fav!{you must be an Always Around Boys public follower i order to participate}
          BONUS ENTRIES:
          • Follow AAB on Facebook
          • Follow Lovable Labels on  Facebook and like the comment that Emy Alwaysaroundboys posted {just others section}{you might have to scroll down to find it}  +2
          • Follow AAB on Twitter 
          • Follow Lovable Labels on Twitter
          • Tweet the following: #giveaway Win a Lovable Labels Friendship Pack + Sampler Friend Pack courtesy of #mylovablelabels  http://tinyurl.com/4ejctp9  

            • Can be tweeted daily {must have at least 30 followers}
          • Sign up for my newsletter via e-mail and make sure to confirm {sidebar} +2
          • Blog about this giveaway and make sure to link back to me. +2
          • Follow me on Networked Blogs
          • Scroll down to the bottom of this post and click on the twitter button so you can retweet this post


          This giveaway is open to(U.S.) & Canada. Ends(01/30/2011) at 6:00pm 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.  Afterward, the winner's information will be passed on to Lovable Labels so they can contact the winner and further assist them with the prize.


          Disclosure: I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received the featured product, free of charge, for review purposes only, courtesy of Lovable Labels.  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: Chicken Soup for the Soul-Christmas Magic

          Hope everyone is having a fabulous day!

          It's time to announce the winner of the Chicken Soup for the Soul : Christmas Magic book!

          As always, I used http://www.random.org/ to choose the winner:

          The winner is:
          comment # 23
          pmj said...
          Be a public follower of AAB-GFC-pjames330
          Congratulations!
          The winner has been contacted via e-mail and will have 24 hours to claim there prize.  Once it has been claimed I will submit the winner's info to the sponsor company and they will mail the prize directly to the winner.
          Thank you to everyone that participated and the sponsor as well!
          REMEMBER to enter my other current giveaways!

          Friday, January 21, 2011

          Welcome Weekend Giveaway Linky {3rd Edition}

          Thanks for joining Welcome Weekend Giveaway Linky hosted by Always Around Boys, Things Sent My Way and East 9th Street




          Anyone and everyone is welcome to post their giveaways.
          Just be sure to include the name of the item and the giveaway end date.
          Please, make sure to link up the giveaway URL.

          If you don't have any giveaways to link up don't worry because you can still participate in as many giveaways as you wish!

          In order to help everybody out, if you link up please try to enter at least one giveaway.  I will most definitely enter as many giveaways as I think suit me and my family, unless it's a product for which I am also hosting a giveaway or have hosted in the past.

          If you wish, you can help spread the word about Welcome Weekend Giveaway Linky by posting the button on your blog, writing a post, tweeting or via Facebook. 





           
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