Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nook Scavenger Hunt Giveaway

Welcome to our Nook Scavenger Hunt... Adventures of 8 has joined with 17 other wonderful bloggers to offer you a Nook Color Wifi with Library Case!

This is going to be fun and super easy - Follow these simple steps -
  1. Go to each blog (in order below)
  2. Follow Each Blog via GFC, Networked Blogs or Email
  3. Grab the "Magic Letter"
  4. Once you have ALL the letters and you have the "MAGIC SENTENCE" fill out the entry form link on the last blog
  5. You can also earn an Extra Entry by "liking" each Blog's Facebook Page - so you can "like" each Facebook Page when you visit their blog, or you can use the easy form below!
  6. Please DO NOT leave comments on any blog page. These do not count as entries into the Giveaway!
  7. The entry form link will be found on the LAST Blog, so make sure you follow thru

Your Quest Begins HERE - at
The Adventures of My Family of 8!
Visit her first to get the 1st "Magic Letter".
Follow each of the blogs listed below ~In Order~, collect all the "Magic Letters" and then put them together to make a sentence, that makes sense :)

- The Magic letter for my blog is:

Now for the next letter go to each of these blogs (in order)

The Adventures of My Family of 8

Debbie Does Coupons

Just Married with Coupons Button 

Mommy's Coupon Train

Sweeping Me

Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Canadian Mommy Blog Reviews and Giveaways

BWS tips button

"THIS IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED BY FACEBOOK, it is sponsored by the above Blogs

Winners Announced



Julie Review

Photographer Jodi Gerber of ArtisticLetters has created an entire catalog of black & white letter images throughout the past 3 years – all by taking photos of objects in nature that resembled letters of the alphabet. She recently decided to offer her ENTIRE catalog of 400+ letter images to the public on CD or Download so that anyone could create their own designs!

 It’s a truly original way to make artwork for your home - or even for scrapbooking, greeting cards, and digital designs consisting of wedding invitations, baby’s birth, etc.). 

Endless possibilities for whatever the mind can imagine!  There’s even a new tutorial with step by step instructions on how to create projects with her letters using free software.
Jodi teamed up with me and is offering my readers Exclusive Discounted Pricing of up to $6 Off!  Please visit her website and browse the images, testimonials, and ideas. 

Here is what I created for my home to frame:

Then check out the Exclusive Pricing and Freebie by clicking on this link.
This link is only accessible here for my readers – you won’t be able to find it on her website.  ;-)
FREEBIE ALERT:  Jodi also offered my readers a Freebie alphabet set (with purchase) as a Bonus!  And here’s the great part – you get to choose a Damask set from 6 different galleries!  More info is available on the special link above.
 The exclusive pricing and freebie offer expires Saturday, July 2 at midnight so be sure you take advantage of this great deal while it lasts.
You can also visit Jodi’s facebook page and click “Like” to find more info, freebies, giveaways, and receive future promotions. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using created by 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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Check out the New great Wall Decals for Boys & Babies from Lot 26

Lot 26 Studio has amazing Wall Decals for everyone and every room, but right now there is a new collection of wall decals for boys..

This new collection of wall decals is just amazing and can be used for boys of all ages.

You can choose from basic dots, to robots, to the Alphabet.

Lot 26 Studio Wall Decor for Baby also has some new decals. You can choose from some special for your Princess or add a adorable woodland animals for a sweet forest scene.

Lot 26 Studio's Wall Decals are easily removable, and made from Peel and Stick Vinyl

You can visit the Lot 26 Studio Website, *Like* their Facebook page, or *Follow* them on Twitter.

a New me :)

This past Christmas I received a GC to a salon for a cut & color. And I just used it.
It took 6 months and a vacation coming to get me moving..

I love being a redhead.. naturally, it's a medium brown with a red natural highlight.

Before children and with 2 incomes, I had my hair professionally colored every 2.5 months. After kids, and only 1 income, yeah, the color comes from a box ;)

So the person who gave me the cut & color told me to ask for highlights or lowlights..
I got both !

So I went from this....

to fabulous !!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Blogmania is coming!

I have just added my Blogmania Sponsor Page, where anyone who is interested in sponsoring an item, gift card, or certificate can find out what I can do for YOU!

My theme is "All in the family", so I am looking for products, gift certificates/card for Moms, Dads, Infants, Boys, and girls..

I am excited to host again through Blogmania and once again be a part of the Dream Team!

Winner Announced ... Congrats to ......

jamiebartley said... Facebook follower of magic bumpers

To those who did not win, You can still purchase Magic Bumpers here,
two 24 inch bumpers are just $16.99

Today's Save: Planet Shoes

Today's Save: $15 for $30 worth of footwear from Merrell, Sperry, Clarks, Teva and more from

Expires 11:59 PM - Jun 29, 2011

Bonus Save: Vitalicious

Today's Save:$12 for $24 worth of Good Housekeeping-approved, all-natural 100-calorie Guilt Free treats from Vitalicious

Expires 11:59 PM - Jun 27, 2011

Bonus Save: Gran Caribe Resort

Today's Save: $299 for an all-inclusive three-night stay for two at Cancun's Gran Caribe Real Resort and Spa — a TripAdvisor top 20 resort (up to $800 value)

Expires 11:59 PM - Jun 27, 2011

Bonus Save: Smart for Life

Today's Save: $40 for an all-natural Meal Replacement package from Smart for Life, plus free shipping! ($80 value)

Expires 11:59 PM - Jun 28, 2011

Bonus Save: Funkoos

Today's Save:$18 for $40 worth of adorable, 100% organic baby clothing from Funkoos

Expires 11:59 PM - Jun 27, 2011

Bonus Save:

Today's Summer Save:$15 for $30 worth of Tom Ford, Armani, Marc Jacobs and more designer shades at - plus free shipping!

Expires 11:59 PM - Jul 06, 2011

Bonus Save: Maxwell Dickson

Today's Save:$35 and turn your favorite photo into a 16 x 20 canvas at Maxwell Dickson - plus free shipping! ($88 value)

Expires 11:59 PM - Jul 03, 2011

Bonus Save: Cilea Lash

Last Chance:Let those lashes "spring" out with the Cilea Eyelash Growth Stimulator for just $30, plus free shipping! ($69.95 value)

Expires 11:59 PM - Jul 03, 2011

My 1st ever Google Page Rank

I have been blogging for almost a year now.. I have always heard about Google Page Rank and how important it is as some companies require it to work with you.

Today, I finally received my 1st over Google Page Rank...

I must say thank you to all the readers, vendors, sponsors, and other blogs who have been key in achieving this number.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fiber One's Fantastic Cereals with MyBlogSpark and General Mills (Review and Giveaway)

As a part of MyBlogSpark,  I received 5 boxes of Fiber One cereal in the flavor varieties of:  Original®, Honey Clusters®, Raisin Bran Clusters®, Caramel Delight®, and Shredded Wheat®

We love Fiber One in our house, but some of the varieties we had not yet tried.

We already love the Original, Honey Clusters, and Shredded Wheat. While I am a "sugar Cereal" fan myself, I do really like the Fiber One Shredded Wheat Cereal. Hubby and our older son really like the Honey Clusters. this week we (as in my hubby)  decided to try the Caramel Delight.
Here is the opinion on the Caramel Delight per hubs:
"The Caramel delight has a nice Caramel flavor. It reminds me of the original really, just with the additional of the caramel. I was expecting more ~zing~ but found it a bit bland, but still good. I would purchase this again"

The only person in this house who is going to eat the Raisin Bran Cluster is me and I'll open that up in a couple of weeks when we return from vacation. I would hate to have the cereal go to waste while we are gone.

Here is a Did You Know Fact:
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans say people should consume 25-38 grams of fiber daily, and that the average American consumes only 15 grams. What´s amazing is that incorporating fiber into your diet can be effortless and definitely delicious, with Fiber One cereals offering at least 30 percent of the Daily Value per serving. (Some Fiber One cereals offer more than 50 percent!) Fiber One Original® and flavored varieties like Honey Clusters®, Raisin Bran Clusters®, Caramel Delight®, and Shredded Wheat®, make fiber taste good and help to give people a jumpstart on their fiber intake each day.

One Lucky winner will receive the same 5 Box cereal Package that I did with the flavor varieties of: Original®, Honey Clusters®, Raisin Bran Clusters®, Caramel Delight®, and Shredded Wheat®

Mandatory Entry
☼Tell me which Fiber One Cereal you are most looking forward to trying
(Please make sure to include a valid email address)

Extra Entries(Please leave separate entries for each task below)
☼ *Like* FiberOne on Facebook
☼ *Like* Everyday Ramblings of My Life on Facebook
☼ *Follow* Everyday Ramblings of My Life on Twitter
☼   Follow me via GFC
Tweet the following and post the url link to your tweet: I entered the Fiber One's Fantastic Cereals Giveaway #myblogspark @everdayrambling 

Here are the Rules to follow:
☼ Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday July 11, 2011! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
☼ Contest open to U.S. with a valid street address. P.O. Boxes are not accepted for prize shipping.
☼The winner will be chosen at random and announced the following day, and the winner has 48 hours to claim their prizes.
☼ I reserve the right to choose a new winner after the 48 hour time period has elapsed

Disclosure: General Mills provided you with the free product, information, and gift pack through MyBlogSpark. The opinions expressed above are that of my family and myself. No monetary compensation has been exchanged.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Facebook Giveaway for $10.00 code Ends tonight...

Today is the last day to enter my $10.00 Gift Code Giveaway. Super Easy Entry !!

I also have a Lilla Rose Flexi Clip Coupon Giveaway through my Facebook page as well..

Don't forget about the other giveaways I have on my Blog:

Magic Bumpers ends 6/26
Spongeables ends 6/29
Cars 2 - Get The Gear ends 7/1
Jamberry Nail Shields ends 7/8
and a brand New giveaway today is for Kiki'sFashions ends 7/10 Delivers! (Review)

On Thursday, I received my review item from .
For anyone who knows me, knows I have a purse fetish ;)
I still need space for diapers & toddler things but want to stay out of the Diaper Bag realm now.

This backpack is amazing. I've used it for 1 day and am in love with it.
The material is lightweight and the clasps, snaps, and drawstrings seem well made.
It's important for me to have breathable material since Florida is so amazingly HOT!

Here is what I received:

Me today with my new backpack from DinoDirect
 I did my Old Navy and Target shopping with my 5 & 2 year old boys in tow today. Normally, I am tossing my purse in the shopping cart or underneath and it gets kicked or spilled on. But I was happy to have my purse handily with me. It has all the compartments I need. I can store my keys separately from my phone & itouch. other for gum & mints and still one more for whatever I need. And that's the outside! The inside only has one pocket but it makes the rest of the inside more spacious. I can hold ALL of My things and still have room for snacks for the boys. Even a Sippy cup with all of that and still have room.

I am very pleased with my DinoDirect item.

The ordering process was simple and easy. I created a customer account and then was able to place my order. The shipping I chose was the slowest possible but arrived to me (internationally) in approximately 10 days. That is awesome!

You can follow DinoDirect on Facebook and don't forget to take a look at their website!

Disclosure: I received an item worth $25.00 or less for review from DinoDirect. No monetary compensation has been received and all opinions expressed above are my own.