Frugal Family Fun: August 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Soda Stream Review!

Growing up, having a soda with grandpa after playing in his orchard was a great way to relax and have a sweet treat ☺ Now adays, we know the dangers of sugary drinks on our children's teeth, so we try to limit soda and other sugary non sense! When you want to give your child soda, one way to do it is by making your own! Soda Stream makes it possible! Making soda at home is great because you can make a small amount and help limit the soda intake in your families diet! Check out these comparisons of other major soda brands vs. Soda Stream soda mixes


SodaStream Cola349g9g2mg15mg
SodaStream Lemon Lime369g9g25mg0mg

This is also a great way to go green! You can constantly reuse the plastic bottles, so you aren't wasting plastic or filling landfills with stuff that takes forever to break down!  There are so many great things that you get from Soda Stream soda that you don't get with other companies! Did you know that Soda Stream uses regular water to make the soda?  You put water in the bottle, add carbonation from your Soda maker and add flavor! Simple and quick!  You can even use it to make Sparkling Water!

I got to try out the Jet Stream soda maker:

"The Jet soda maker comes in a range of bi-colored machines specially created to the colored pallete of any modern kitchen. Among the Jet features are: automatic access gas release mechanism, fits extra large carbonators - optional 100 liter aluminum cylinder, minimal space usage, customized carbonation level and easy to clean drip tray."-Soda Stream Website

I also got to try a variety of flavors, as well as some of their MyWater flavor Essences to add a little flavor to sparkling or tap water!  The soda mixes actually compared to big brand soda companies! I made a batch of the Lemon Lime and the Cola right away and my friends and family agreed that it tasted like the big name sodas!

 There are 34 flavors of soda, so you are sure to find one that will be the best for your family! Check out the variety here to see what you would like to try!

The carbonation bottles are BPA free!!  No bad chemicals in this plastic! Just another reason why Soda Stream is a great choice!

SodaStream: Better than recycling

How Does SodaStream Help the Environment?
SodaStream is an "Active Green" product, meaning that consumers  are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda  or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. (This differs from "Passive Green" products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.)

Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes.

Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).

According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.
Using your own home carbonation system means:
  • Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
  • Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.
One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.

More about Soda Stream:
SodaStream is the world's largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems. Our brands are sold in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Our long standing and deep heritage dates back to 1903, when we introduced innovative solutions to the beverage market. We continue to grow as market leaders in both technological advancements and the quality of our products.
The SodaStream system enables consumers to carbonate water and to flavor carbonated beverages at home as an alternative to purchasing pre-packed bottles or cans. This has many important benefits to the consumer including cost savings and no hassle with bottles.
I was not compensated for this post, I was given this product and other products mentioned From Soda Stream to review on my blog. Photos from Soda Stream!

Click here to shop at Soda Stream!

Winners for 3 days! Conair, Eyes Cream Shades and Digital Room Business Cards!

Sorry for being so M.I.A. lately guys, but I have been trying to soak up what little sun is still left! Here are winners for 8/28-8/30!!:

First off, the Conair Hair Dryer! I love this product and was thrilled to be able to offer a second contest, although this time around wasn't as popular as the original! The winner via is: #78

USCGWifey said... 78
Blogged 2
 I was a bit bummed the Eyes Cream Shades didn't get more entries,as their sunglasses are too cute! Out of 50 entries, the winner via is:

Regina Z said... 25
I would love the Ocean Ice sunglasses for my son. He's very picky and I know he would love these :)

For the Digital Room Business Cards, MoMokg064 was the only entrant, so she is declared winner automatically!

All winners have been emailed to claim their prizes within 48 hours of the email! Congrats to everyone and check out our other current giveaways and get ready for some fresh new ones! Thanks for supporting my blog!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Winner of the Aetrex Shoes!

Another contest has come to an end!  This is for the Aetrex Shoes! This was a great contest and lots of people entered!! One of you has gotten very lucky! Winner is:

~dab said... 752

I Follow @Aetrex on twitter (simplydab)

August 27, 2010 4:41 PM

Congrats!!  You have been emailed and have 48 hours to claim your prize!! Thanks to everyone who entered and Aetrex for the great contest! Please enter our other current giveaways!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Moen Envi Shower Head Review

Taking a shower is so relaxing! It feels great after a long hard day at work or play!  But it takes up so much water! Especially if you have a houseful like I do! Eco-friendly and water efficient products are a great way to save money and the planet at the same time! I love Moen's Envi Showerhead!

Product Features

  • chrome/brushed chrome finish
  • eco–performance
  • three–function combination; full spray; massaging rinse
  • meets WaterSense criteria to conserve water without sacrificing performance
  • limited lifetime warranty

Product Specifications

  • gpm: 1.75 gpm ( 6.65 l/min) max.
  • This is an Eco-Performance Product certified to meet WaterSense criteria. Many elements help make our products eco-friendly and efficient. Learn about these in our Moen Eco-Performance section. WaterSense is a program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote water efficiency (it is similar in nature to the EPA's Energy Star program). A product with the WaterSense label indicates that it meets water efficiency and performance criteria outlined by the EPA to help you reduce water use in your home.
I love this shower head because it looks fabulous and gives the perfect spray! The spray is key and this head also adjusts, which is also great when you have multiple shower users! It adjusts quickly and easily!  I also really liked the finish, it looks so sleek and really makes the shower look nice!

other details:

• Available finishes identified by suffix

• Nonmetallic spray face and shell

• Brass swivel ball assembly


• 3 functions: massage, full and combined

• Rotate outer ring to select


• Designed to deliver 1.75 gpm (6.65 L/min) max at 80 psi


• Third party certified to WaterSense®, ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1

and all requirements referenced therein


• Lifetime limited warranty against leaks, drips and finish

defects to the original consumer purchaser

• 5 year warranty if used in commercial installations
You can click here to learn where to purchase your own showerhead or other products from Moen!

I was given the product to review.  I was not compensated in any other way. Photos from Moen.

Udderly Smooth Udder cream Review and Giveaway!

I am constantly washing my hands and cleaning and doing dishes, so my hands are usually pretty dry. It is hard for me to find good lotions that go beyone a few minutes of relief for my parched skin. Udderly Smooth Udder Cream does wonders!

I got to try out all sorts of goodies:
Original Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream
Original Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream is a greaseless, stainless water-based moisturizer with a light fresh fragrance.

Originally developed for use on dairy cows, Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream. is used by many people for their dry and chapped skin.

Use Udderly Smooth® as an everyday multipurpose moisturizing lotion. Udderly Smooth®. contains rich moisturizing ingredients that perform to soften dry, chapped skin.

Udderly Smooth® is available in 2 oz tubes, 4 oz. tubes, 8 oz jars, 10 oz with pump, 12 oz jars, 16 fl. oz bottles and 32 fl oz bottles.
Look for Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream at your local store.

Foot Cream with Shea Butter for Dry Feet
Udderly SMOOth® Foot Cream moisturizes, smooths roughness and softens dry feet. Helps get feet ready for summer sandal season and smooth winter dry skin.

Udderly SMOOth® Foot Cream for Dry Feet is available in 2 oz tubes, and 16 fl.oz bottles

Udderly SMOOth® Foot Cream was the winner of Woman's Day Magazine's Best in Beauty for 2005.

Udderly SMOOth® Foot Cream Moisturizing Lotion was improved by adding shea butter to make a more intensive moisturizer. Udderly Smooth® Foot Cream, smooths extremely dry skin and feet. Member tested and recommended by Today's Health and Wellness Magazine and Creative Home Arts Magazine.

A lighter more daily moisturizer than Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream.

To create Udderly SMOOth® Hand & Body Moisturizing Lotion we took the best of Udderly SMOOth® Udder Cream and added Aloe Vera Gel, Vitamin E and a freah beach fragrance. Try it shaving for a close shave
A favorite for those who like feeling Udderly SMooth® with a daily moisturizer.

My favorites were the last 2!  All the lotions are great smelling and the moisturizing is long lasting! I love these creams.  I actually had my sister in law try to steal the lotion out of my bathroom!! They are popular and available at many stores!

Udderly Smooth Company info:
Family owned and operated, Redex Industries, has manufactured Udderly Smooth® products for over 30 years. Manufactured under the direct guidance of Bill Kennedy, CEO and Registered Pharmacist. Originally invented for use on dairy cows and now used for dry and chapped skin

Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream was originally invented in Ohio use on dairy cows under harsh conditions. Now used for dry and chapped skin on people worldwide . Product uses also include:

* Dry and chapped skin

* As a shaving lotion

* Diabetes skin care

* Hand and Foot Syndrome- a side effect of chemotherapy drugs

* Chamois cream for bicyclists

* Needlework and quilting

Usage Questions:

Can I use Udderly Smooth on my face?

Many women use Udderly Smooth® on their face either as a general moisturizer, foundation primer or to remove makeup. Like any other product, be careful around your eyes and avoid getting our product into your eyes.

Can I use Udderly Smooth on my sunburn?
Growing up, we always had a jar of Udderly Smooth® in the fridge during beach vacations. Apply a generous amount of Udderly Smooth® to your sunburned skin.

Udderly Smooth can be purchased in many stores or online here!

One of you can win your own goodies from Udderly Smooth! Here is how to win!:

Go to and tell me which product you would most like to try! Leave me a comment with your choice below! Be sure you leave your email to be able to be contacted if you win (If you have it on your blogger profile thats fine)
Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each one)
Follow via Google Friend Connect, leave the name you used, 3 extra entries
Like Udderly Smooth On Facebook leave me your FB name

Follow @udderlysmooth on Twitter. Leave me your twitter name.

Follow @frugalfamilyfun on Twitter. Leave me your twitter name.

Blog about this for 5 extra entries. Leave me the link to the post

Put our button on your blog for 1 extra entry. Leave me the link to your blog.

Tweet daily about this giveaway-up to 5 entries per day!! (1 entry per tweet, tweets must be at least 1 hour apart)

Tweets must state that this is a contest and must include @frugalfamilyfun @udderlysmooth and the link to this giveaway! Leave me the link to your tweet in the comment.

Contest begins now and ends September 17,2010. Winner will be chosen via and will be notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize or forfeits the prize. In this case we will redraw for a new winner. Entrants must be US Residents only.

I was not monetarily compensated for this review. I was given the products mentioned from Udderly Smooth for review. These opinions are not affected by the products received. They are my honest opinions. Photos from Udderly Smooth.

Family Game Night Winner!

A great way to ease back to school jitters is to play a game with the family the night before the big day! Get them laughing, relaxing and having fun so they will be well rested and off to a great start that first day! One reader is going to be able to play some fun card games from Hasbro! The winner via is:

#63 is Bethany!  You can click here to go to the page to view her comment. Congrats Bethany, you have been emailed and have 48 hours to claim your prize! Thanks to all who entered and please check out our current giveaways including Aetrex Running Shoes, The Furminator Shedding Tool, A Conair Infiniti Hair Dryer, Eyes Cream Shades 500 Business card giveaway, and a sweet treat giveaway!  Click here to see all the giveaways!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

TEN TALENTS!! THIS FOR THAT MCKLINKY-Get help from helping other 8/26

If this is your first time linking up with us on This for That, please READ THIS POST for more information!

Post your "need" in the MckLinky by writing about what you need and linking to where others can fulfill that need. Meet the need of the 3 ppl DIRECTLY ABOVE your link, AND THEN YOU ARE DONE! If you want more than 3 ppl to help you out, then wait a bit, come back later and enter your need again (just make sure you AGAIN help out the 3 ppl DIRECTLY ABOVE you). The idea is that you help out 3 ppl and 3 ppl help you out...AND you don't have to wonder if you left someone hanging because your job is done as soon as you help out the three ppl above you! You can link up as many times as you want!

TEN TALENTS!! THIS FOR THAT MCKLINKY-Get help from helping other 8/26
Just a couple of quick points:

1) PLEASE DO NOT link up unless you have time @ the very moment you link up to meet the requests of the 3 people directly above you. Please.
2) Less is More! Please ask for one need to be met at a time. You'll find that you get more help when what you ask for is easier for others to do. More than 3 people will probably try to meet your request if it's something they can do in five minutes or less!

If I delete your request and you DID meet the needs of the 3 ppl DIRECTLY ABOVE YOU, please email me and I will correct this!

**Note** If someone asks that you follow via GFC and you already do, I'm sure they would appreciate it if you find another way to follow or help them. Or you could comment and let them know you already do and ask if there is anything else you can do to help them.

** Maroon 5 Announce Comprehensive Pre-order Offering for Upcoming HANDS ALL OVER Album **

New York, NY – Maroon 5 today announced the Pre-order for their upcoming third studio album, Hands All Over. The album, due in stores everywhere September 21st, is now available for pre-order in a series of formats and configurations, offering the band’s fans maximum choice and flexibility.
Listeners can now pre-order the album in a variety of digital and physical versions. The iTunes pre-order offering (available at HandsAllOver iTunes) includes:

• Standard digital album (featuring two bonus tracks)

• Deluxe digital album (featuring seven bonus tracks)

Meanwhile, the pre-order store page on the band’s website ( includes:

• Standard 12-track CD

• Deluxe CD including Fan Club membership

• Website-exclusive Vinyl version

• Limited Edition 3D Box Set

Maroon 5 have released two multi-platinum studio albums (2002’s Songs About Jane and 2007’s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long), scored a string of hit singles (“This Love,” “She Will Be Loved,” “Harder to Breathe,” “Sunday Morning,” “Makes Me Wonder”), won three Grammy Awards, and sold 15 million albums around the world. Now the Los Angeles quintet is back with Hands All Over — produced by veteran studio wizard Robert John “Mutt” Lange (AC/DC, Foreigner, The Cars), the album is a killer hybrid of rock, pop, funk, and R&B, that showcases the band’s considerable strengths: buoyant, unforgettable melodies, sleek, stylish grooves, charged lyrics about turbulent relationships, and crisp, dynamic performances.

In advance of the album, Maroon 5 have released two singles – “Misery” (accompanied by the powerful video directed by Joseph Kahn), and the just-released “Give a Little More.” The band recently recorded an exclusive live performance for the VEVO Summer Sets series, with three clips released so far including “Give a Little More.” Maroon 5 has spent most of the summer on tour in the US; their current US tour activities will go through September 1st, and then resume on October 6th and extend through the end of the month.


Band homepage:



MuseBox promo page:

Piggy Paint Review!

I just love the look of a little girl with her nail all cute and painted up! I wanted to do it when my girls were babies, but was always worried about the constant hands and fingers in the mouth.  How can I know what is in the nail polish? Are my kid's nail polishes safe?  Well the experts at Piggy Paint answered all my questions! They have created a nail polish that is safe and looks beautiful at the same time! The secret? The polishes are water based, so they don't have the nasty chemicals of regular and even some "kids" nail polishes.

Founder Melanie Hurley discovered one day that the kids polish she was using wasn't as safe as she thought when a drop landed on the foam plate she was using and bubbled up, eventually creating a hole in the plate! If that happened to the plate, then what would go into the body of a little girl sucking on her finger? So Melanie ditched the solvent-based polishes and went on a mission to create Piggy Paint!!

You can see in this picture from the Piggy Paint website that the Piggy Paint is clearly the better choice for your little girls nails!  I was totally shocked when I saw this and decided to test out my own kids polishes to see if they were bad as well! Having 3 young girls, and especially since they always seem to have hands near the mouth, I was so relieved to be able to use Piggy Paint on their nails! It is hard to say no to getting glammed up, but I know Piggy Paint is safe enough to use even on a real little one!

We got to try the super pretty Girls Rule polish and the Nail polish remover!
I was impressed that the polish remover actually removed the polish without all the stinky harsh chemicals!  One complaint my husband has about doing nails is the smell! This remover is acetone free and works wonderfully! Piggy Paint has many wonderful and beautiful colors to choose from, so click here to see more and get some pretty paints for your little ones piggies!

Piggy Paint has a special offer to purchase your own Piggy Paint for 10% off!! Use the code:

which expires September 7, 2010 to get your discount!

Piggy Paint provided me with samples to review on my blog. I was not compensated in any other way.  This post is my opinion.  Photos from Piggy Paint.

New Winner Selected for Arm & Hammer Spinbrush!

1 of our winners for the Arm & Hammer My Way contest hasn't responded in time to claim their prize, so we
are drawing a new winner! Here it is:

Cori Lewis said... 14

    Follow you on twitter @bhcori.
      August 16, 2010 12:21 PM

Congrats to Cori!! You have been emailed to claim your prize! Thanks to all who entered and please check out our current giveaways!

Winners for 8/24 and 8/25!

Here are 2 more winners! First for the Certain Dri Contest!:
MoMoKG064 said... 21

For the 4 Moms Cleanwater Infant Tub:

Kim D. said... 86
daily tweet #4
Congrats! You have both been emailed and have 48 hours to claim your prize! Thanks to both sponsors and of course all of you who entered!  Be sure to check out our other current giveaways!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hot Summer Fun For Baby Giveaway

Four “hot” brands Mutsy, kokopax, kushies and pediped present Hot Summer Fun for Baby Giveaway. Check out this fun contest!! Win $1000 in prizes!! Click here to enter the giveaway!

Precious Moments Baby Boutique Twitter Shower

Precious Moments Baby Boutique Twitter Shower
Date:  Tuesday, August 31st
Time:  8 p.m. EST
Location:  #PMBabyBoutique
Host:  @MomTalkRadio (Maria Bailey, Founder of MomSelect and Mom of 4)

Join us at this shower to learn more about the newest baby must-haves from Precious Moments, a brand who has been sharing the gift of love by celebrating life's most special moments for more than 30 years. You can get a sneak peek of the awesome selection by visiting the Precious Moments Baby Boutique, featuring a great selection of baby gifts and gear, from apparel and accessories to keepsake figurines. And of course, we'll be showering attendees with lots of great advice and prizes!

As usual, there's even a chance to win a pre-party prize. Enter to win a great Baby Bundle from Precious Moments by:

  • Clicking HERE to register
  • Tweeting the details of the party from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the day of the event

As always, be sure to follow @ResourcefulMom, @MomTalkRadio, and @MomSelectAmy throughout the evening for updates and prize information.

Dad Central Twitter Party

Check out the Twitter Party with Dad Central!! Thursday, August 26th at 12pm EST for the "Power of Dads" Twitter Party to discuss how becoming a Dad has influenced what you buy, why you buy it and who you trust for advice. We'll be giving away six $50 American Express gift cards during the party. No RSVP required, just use the hashtag #PowerofDads and join the conversation!

What: Dad Central Consulting "Power of Dads" Twitter Party
When: Thursday, August 26th from 12-1pm EST
Why: To discuss how becoming a Dad has influenced what you buy, why you buy it and who you trust for advice. You'll also be entered to win one of six $50 AMEX gift cards.
Hashtag: #PowerofDads
Hosts: @MomCentral & @DadCentral

Questions?: Contact Matt at

Calling All Moms: come to the party, cheer on the Dads and share opinions of your own! By participating, you'll also be eligible to win one of six $50 AMEX gift cards.

Want to be part of the Dad Central Consulting Community?

Click here for more information about the Dad Central Consulting "Power of Dads" Twitter Party.

Winners for 5 Contests!!

After a wonderful birthday week with my daughter, I have returned to my blog refreshed and ready to go! School starts next week for my daughter and life is going to (hopefully) settle down a bit!!

So I have 5 contests to announce today! With no further ado, here are the winners!!:
For the Truo'fles Cosmetics Mascara:

MoMoKG064 said... 8
i follow @truofles on twitter @momo064

For the Barkoff Sonic Trainer

Ashley Elaine said... 34
I have 3 very loud dogs, we live in a wooded area so they bark at animals such as deer and rabbits and everything else all night long. 
Here is a long list of the winners for the What Haven't they told me Books (We will not post all 12 screenshots for this one):

1-Danelle said... 37 I follow you on Twitter-Silvrwolve114(Danelle)

2-Kimberly said... 7
I follow you on twitter @Aerated 
3-Amy said... 31 Tweet!

4-Linda Kish said... 1
I'd like a 149 tips booklet  
5-lisad33611 said... 28 I follow you on twitter @My2CentsFL

6-tristatecruisers said... 14 follow via GFC :)

7-Donna said... 50
3.I follow on GFC.
8.-MoMoKG064 said... 5
I follow you on twitter @momo064
9.-Frugal Science Gal said... 20 Follow you on GFC

10-Amber said... 23 I'd like to have "Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten!" for my daughter.

11-Crystal H. said... 33 I want the 149 tips booklet
-Thanks for the giveaway! Cute blog : )

12-katers2714 said... 40 I like the dry erase paddles.

For the 2 winners of the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush MyWay!:

guetf said... 33
I follow on GFC #3 
tristatecruisers said... 53 My son loves to brush his teeth. I'm glad to cause he has a beautiful smile. :)


And finally for the Nailene Nails giveaway:

A Makeup Junkie said... 219
I blogged about this awesome giveaway
 Congrats to ALL winners! All the emails have been sent out and you all have 48 hours to respond to claim your prizes before we redraw for new winners! Thanks for playing and check out our current giveaways!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Winners 817 and 8/18!

My oldest turned 5 yestrday, making it a computer free day! I am back to announce a winner!! For the Oramoist Drymouth Patches, there were no entries so there is no winner.  However we had a great turnout for the Gourmet Gift Basket contest.  Via the winner is:
True Random Number Generator

#105 is:
Jeanie who said

Daily tweet #4

Congrats!! Please respond to my email within 48 hours! Thanks to all who played and please enter our other current giveaways!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Winners for 8/15 and 8/16!

Here are the winners from the past couple days, via!!:
#11 is
Jackie who said...

I voted for you in the Springfree Trampoline contest (fb name is Jackie Villano) #1
July 21, 2010 10:35 AM

For the Rohto Eye drops the winner is

#28 is
Julie who said...

like Rohto on fb-Julie Laws

August 14, 2010 3:48 PM

Congrats to both winners! Please be sure to claim your prizes via the emails I have sent! Check out the other current giveaways!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Winners of the Safepaw Floor Cleaner!

Happy Sunday everyone! Please congratulate our 3 winners in the drawing for the Safepaw Floor Cleaner!:

They are:
#40:lisad33611 said...

I follow you on twitter @My2CentsFL

#33: Kimberly said... 33

tweet 2

#6: i voted for you on facebook

monika gardiner
Congrats to the winners! Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize!  Emails have been sent!  Please check out our other current giveaways!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday the 13th Clean and Clear winner!

Friday the 13th may not  be the luckiest day, but for this winner it was! Via the winner of the Clean and Clear giveaway is: #35

MoMoKG064 said...35

Friday, August 13, 2010

Winners of the Aquahydrate Contest!!

Day 12 of the August Giveaway-A-Day event has closed! The winners of the Aquahydrate tote and water are (via
#51 Stacy
#72 Janice
#92 Janet

Congrats to all winners! You have been emailed and have 48 hours to claim your prize!  Thanks to all who participated and please check out our other current giveaways!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Win $25 Walmart Giftcard on Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Check out the great giveaway at Confessions of an Overworked Mom!!  She is giving away $25 to Walmart!  Click here to enter!  Ends in 1 hour!

This contest is not on my blog!

Winner of the Degree Nature Effects Deodorant!

Congrats to another winner! Day 11 comes to a close and via the winner of the Degree Women contest is:
Beth said... 79 following Degree Women on twitter @bethwillis01

Congrats Beth!! You are the winner! We have emailed you to claim your prize within 48 hours! Thanks to all who played and check out our other current giveaways !

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Funny Jello-Motorola Giveaway – Spoil Your Family Giveaway!


Check out the giveaway of a blog I have been following for about a year now! Funny Jello is hosting a Motorola Giveaway – Spoil Your Family Giveaway for a bluetooth ear piece from Motorola!!  Click here to enter! 

Driving while talking on your phone is not only really dangerous, but in many states it is illegal. Having a blue tooth no matter where you live keeps your hands free for driving, and minimizes distractions.  You should always obey the law if they do not allow cell phone use while driving.  Many accidents and even deaths have occured due to the distractions of cell phone use while driving. JUST PUT THE PHONE DOWN!! ☺

This giveaway is  NOT on my blog!

Dora the Explorer Walkie Talkie Fun Giveaway Ends 08/30/10

Networking Witches
 Check out another great giveaway from Networking Witches!! They are giving away the Dora the Explorer Walkie Talkies!!  Click here to enter!

This contest is not on my blog!

09/01/10 Layla Grayce Pine Cone Hill Mia Quilt Giveaway USA & Canada

Networking Witches

One of my favorite new blogs, is giving away a Grayce Pine Cone Hill Mia Quilt!! This giveaway is open to USA & Canada! Click here to enter!

This giveaway is not on my blog!

Omaha Steaks Contest Winner!

Congrats to the winner of day 10 in the August Giveaway-A-Day event! Via the winner of the Omaha Steaks Contests  is: #29
Kelly said... 29 Follow FrugalFamilyFun on Twitter @ kellys3ps

July 12, 2010 3:02 PM

Congrats! You have 48 hours to respond to our email to claim your prize!! Thanks to all who entered and be sure to enter all our other hot giveaways!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Winner of the Lip Clear Lysine!

We have a winner! For the Lip Clear, it is #6:
janetfaye said... 6 I subscribed to Quantam Healths Newsletter.

Unfortunately Janet has told me she has won this on another blog! I appreciate the honesty! ☺

So a new winner is being drawn: #14
MoMoKG064 said... 14 i subscribe to your email updates

Congrats! You have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond! Thanks to all participants and check out other current giveaways!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Win A portable dvd player!

Serendipity Mommy
You can win a portable dvd player from Serendipity Mommy! Hurry and enter before it ends!  Click here to enter!

This contest is not on my blog!!

National Smile Week! 1800 Flowers and more! Review and Special Smiles Giveaway!

Did you know that August 8-14 is National Smile Week? What do you have to smile about? I have plenty to smile about!! Like bedtime conversations with my hubby who is working 1000 miles away right now.  And my 21 month old's big toothy grin whenever she is in one of her silly moods.  Or my 5 year old getting home from school and showing me the paper she drew that says I love mommy.  And when my 3 year old comes and shows me she got her shirt on right and the shoes on the right feet and she is so proud of herself.  The little moments bring a smile to my face every time!  How could they not? These are the memories I want to reflect on after the kids are gone. I want to remember the lovey dovey moments with my husband during times when things aren't so lovey dovey.

"Did you know smiling is actually good for you? Research shows that there is a connection between optimism and good health; those who are positive have a stronger immune system. Smiling can also trick the body into helping you change your mood and help you stay positive. What's even better is that smiling is contagious. The more you smile, the more others will too."

That was the message I got from Erin at 1-800-Flowers!!  She wanted to make me smile, so she sent me a few products sure to give me a happy face!!

The first thing to arrive? My beautiful bouquet of flowers!!! The ones she had emailed me was the Happy Day Bouquet $39.99
Happy Day Bouquet™
What I received was this:

Next I received a super cute box of Cheryl's Happy Face Cookies $36.99!! The cookie box I was shown was these:
happy face cookie box - frosted 
which were sugar cookies with butter cream frosting. YUM.

But what I got was not quite the same. They were lemon flavored smiley face cookies, just as cute:

I was a bit bummed that the cookies weren't the yummy butter cream frosted ones,but the kids seemed to really like them, and I tried one and it was pretty good!  The box was soooo cute too and I liked that the cookies were individually wrapped!  

And finally to make me smile even bigger, I was offered the Popcorn Factory's Smiley Face Sampler Box $19.99
Smiley Face Sampler Box
What arrived was a yummy collection of goodies:

The Survival Kit  had a bag of tootsie rolls, a variety bag of different chewable candies, some gum and jawbreakers, a pack of super soft red licorice, some jelly belly jelly beans, fruit snacks, and popcorn (cheese and also almond pecan).  The kit was super cute and I love the reusable tin! 

Overall I was very happy with all the products I received! The flowers I got were actually prettier I thought than the smiley face bouquet.  Like I said before, I would have preferred the frosted cookies. If I ordered them at $36.99 a box and didn't get what I saw online, I would be very upset.  But the ones I had were still yummy.  The survival kit was really good but I wish for the National Smile week I had gotten the smiley face sampler.  Everything was good but again if I had to pay good money for it and didn't get what I ordered, it wouldn't be a good deal.

The Popcorn Factory, Cheryl's Cookies and 1-800-Flowers all belong to the same brand family! They have so many great things to choose from, each sure to put a smile on  your face!!

One of you can win your own Popcorn Factory Kit!!  Read on to find out how to win!!  


Go to and tell me which bouquet you would like to have!! Leave me a comment below telling me what it is! Be sure I have your email in case you win!!

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You can use this tweet:
"Win a gift pack from The Popcorn Factory, a partner of @1800flowers Ends September 7#NationalSmileWeek"

Contest begins now and ends September 7,2010. Winner will be chosen via and will be notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize or forfeits the prize. In this case we will redraw for a new winner.  Entrants must be US Residents only.

I was not monetarily compensated for this review. I was given the products mentioned from1-800-Flowers and its partners for review. These opinions are not affected by the products received. They are my honest opinions.  Some photos from 1-800-Flowers and partners.