Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fresh Ideas Panel

Join the Your ideas are important! That is why we would like to invite you to join Fresh Ideas; an exciting new panel designed to collect your thoughts and feedback regarding food and what you are looking for in the foods you choose for yourself and for others, such as your family and friends.  By sharing your opinions with us you are eligible for monthly giveaways! 

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Vocalpoint estore
The eStore is an independent online retailer,  owned and operated by eStore Retail Services,
featuring P&G brands. Now for the holidays you  can get FREE Shipping with a $25 purchase, as
well as 15% OFF and FREE gift wrap for Vocalpoint members.

You can get The Olay gift set as low as $15.00 and Stocking Stufffers as 99 cents each.

Vistaprint - 20 Holiday Cards for $7 - Free Shipping!

We realize there are a lot of card offers floating around out there right now so wanted to point out how great this deal is!  These are not just plain old holiday cards, they can be personalized with a photo of your family, child, pet, you, whichever you'd like and a personalized greeting.  There are dozens of styles available and the quality on these is outstanding! 

Zulily !

Zulily  has some fantastic bargains - up to 90% off on apparel,shoes  toys, books, housewares and more for the whole family!  If you shop, you'll love this site!

Smoky Mountain Minerals

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Today's Save:$16 for a mineral makeup kit from Smoky Mountain Minerals, plus free shipping!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Original Green Glider

So this evening, I was outside checking on my 6yo who was playing with his friends and a mom and her son were walking down the sidewalk. We had met briefly in early 2010, while our children were still in [different] preschools.

It turns our her son and one of the boys on our street are in the same kindergarten class. He happened to not be home, but my son and his best friend were playing outside, so he joined right in.

She and I were talking and she was saying how (just 2 blocks over) there were not kids for her son to play with so I offered to let him play on our street with the boys after school. She works from home and when she gets her son, he is indoors while his mom, runs her business and works from in the home.

I asked what she did and come to find out, she INVENTED a product. How cool!\

The Green Glider is a reusable "swiffer" type pad for all type of mops. Green Glider fits most standard 10” rectangular mop heads. Attach the pad to an existing mop system and clean away. Once the pad has been used, toss it in the washing machine, let it air dry and then reuse.

She was featured in a local online newspaper The Palm Harbor Patch over the summer.

You can buy them online.

I think it's a cool idea. I don't actually own one of these mops, so I haven't purchased one of my own.
Is this something you would use? Is a product that will help you in your home?

Tell me your thoughts!

Another Winner :)

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

3 Weeks

One more day of Thanksgiving break (Sunday counts right?) and then there is only 3 weeks of school before the Holiday break begins.

The boys are excited to share their Legoland fun with their friends but are already looking forward to the break.

I have things planned for our break already, in case anyone gets bored.

We don't get to make snowman and the boys don't like the beach too much (yet), so those are not things we partake in. We have activities and friends in the neighborhood.

We'll be working on helping our community and making some families a little more hopeful. It's important that in the time of receiving gifts, that we also give back. That's what I want most for my boys.
They will be spoiled with toys and gifts, but they also need to help. Help those less fortunate this season.

I cannot believe 2012 is right around the corner.. Seriously, didn't we just do this ?

The years seem to go by faster, the older I get! T-Shirt [review]

I have been lucky enough to work with a great company called

Cheapestees has a fabulous selection of T-shirts for everyone in the family! Their shirts come in all different types of cottons, colors, sizes, it's amazing the selection they offer and at prices that can't be beat

I chose to review the Bella Ladie's Long Sleeve T-Shirt in the Deep Heather color. Can I just tell you how amazingly soft this organic material is! I never wanted to take this shirt off!

I also chose the Anvil Ladies' Organic Cotton T-Shirt, which I received in the Green City color. This shirt is perfect for me at the gym. It's not stiff or tight and moves with me.

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Giveaways to enter

Here are some great giveaways to enter if you have not already!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2 DVD ends 11/27 (12:01 am EST) 

These could make for some great gifts or stocking stuffers!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Flexi Clip Giveaway

Being a Lilla Rose Consultant, I decided to giveaway one of the hottest clips I have seen!
The November Festive Fallen Leaf was sold out within 2 days of it's release and has recently come back in stock.

I purchased one in size Medium, and decided to give it away to a lucky reader.

I personally wear the Flexi Clips and love them. I don't get a headache (which is important) while wearing them and can out my hair in many styles.

This clip would be a great gift or stocking stuffer!

Giveaway Ends on 12/2/11 at 12:01am EST

This is available to the US and Canada

Our Holiday Card is complete

I love the card for this year ! Its amazing to compare and watch my children grow through the years through our holiday photos.

I can't wait to get these and send them to family and friends.

Merry Words Christmas Card
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Snapily BOGO Black Friday Offer - Valid 11/25 through 11/28

Looking for the best Black Friday deals?

Snapily is offering buy 1 ornament get 1 free--a savings of $8.99!

Use Code BOGO
This offer is valid 11/25 through 11/28

Just put two ornaments in your cart and only pay for one!

Simply Upload your images to create a personalized ornament that can be used for the tree, as a stocking stuffer, or an alternate for the traditional holiday card. Your favorite photos are personalized on your choice of either a 3D or animated ornament. Hung with a high quality ribbon, the ornaments slight movements will show off images of your loved ones in 3D depth OR flip Animation. Snapily's flip animation allows you to view 2 images in a single space, so the ornament will rotate to reveal both of these photos - for a doubly great experience!

Don't miss this amazing deal! Enjoy!

Heely's and Black Friday

Buy any pair of Heelys or HX2s, and get second pair for $25;
buy a Nano, get any pair of shoes for $25;
free ground shipping on all orders.The Four-Day Deal is only available online at the
Heelys Shop ( and is only valid from Friday, November 25,
through Monday, November 28, 2011.
This offer is for US customers only.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

12 Days of Gifts Galore Sponsor Spotlight - Orangia Blossoms

Orangia Blossom is a new "division" of Orangia Collection and is a force to be reckoned with!

The new children's line that holds Holiday Dresses, All Occasion dresses, Onesies, and T-shirts. Designer, Janelle, also has a washable "Color Me in" line.
Also, I love companies that give back! Orangia creates Hospital Gowns for sick children in and donates a portion of each sale to make these gowns possible.
All fabrics are organic and eco-friendly. Also, how can I not showcase that these garments are all made in the USA! Between NYC and Miami, the production of each garment puts people right here at home, to work!

Orangia has offered 2 Shirts for this giveaway.
These funky designs, resemble pages from a coloring book, so budding artists have a canvas to practice their artistic ability using washable markers.
The boy's shirt is Trox and the girl's shirt is Fly High
(Sizes Available are Small (5/6) Medium (7/8) and Large (9/10)


Orangia Blossom Collection

12 Days of Gifts Galore Sponsor Spotlight - The Compliment Quotient

Denver author, mompreneur and America’s ‘complimentologist’ Monica Strobel announces the new Gratualriline of Compliments Gifts including Compliments Charm Necklaces and Compliment A Day inspiring cards gift sets. Meaning “to wish joy” from the root of congratulations, these new Gratulari gift items convey appreciation,recognition, encouragement and esteem, all wrapped up in simple compliment messages.
Mothers everywhere are concerned that their daughters know and grow their self-worth. Gratulari Compliments Charm Necklaces are a delightful way to remind them--and friends, sisters, co-workers or mom--how appreciated they are with affirming messages on eye-catching jewelry they’lllove to wear.
“The Compliments Charm Necklaces are more than simple presents. These uplifting gifts make everyone feel recognized and special when they’re opened and offer an inspiring, loving reminder when worn,” Strobel said.
The Gratulari Compliments Charm Necklace line features more than 16 different two-sided, silver-plated charms with a compliment phrase on one side, including you are Beautiful, you are Amazing, you are Brilliant, and designs on the other side in bold, classic, playful and ethnic styles.

Winner will receive one Compliment Charm Necklace of your choice from the Gratulari Compliments Gifts Line  (ARV $13.95)

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What a wonderful day! Legoland Florida

Since both of our boys had birthdays this month, we minimized their gifts and treated them to a day at Legoland in Winter Park, Florida.
Luckily, we had BOGO Adult/Child codes, so all 3 boys got in free (my youngest is only 2, so he was under the paying age limit).

We are lucky to live only about 2 hours from the Orlando area, so Legoland was just a day trip.
After some minor traffic delays, we arrived safely. My brother came along, he's a big kid anyway.

The layout was good and there are TONS (and I mean TONS) for kids. We didn't get to half of the things we'd like to get to. One reason is because it was packed. I mean 45 minute lines for a 1 minute ride long.

Each of the boys got to ride some great rides. There are roller coasters for many age ranges (36" and up) and really, if your are 3-6, you are in luck because they really cater to those kids with the amount of rides for them.

The food prices resembled Disney, with $11.00 buying 2 Gatorade's, a Pepsi, and a water, seemed a little too much to me. The park is spacious. Restrooms were readily available and not too packed. They did have "carnival type" games which do not carry carnival prices. Avoid them if you can.

Overall, we had a great time and would definitely return!

Anth with the Lego Hero Factory Bionicle guy (yes, it was a person in a suit)

Luke's turn.

Anth was funny before the Knight's ride.

CJ playing in the Duplo area

The end of a long day, but always do a family picture when we go to theme parks!

Legoland has replicas of many cities. This is The Mirage from the huge Vegas are they had.

CJ and hubby outside of Coastersauraus

Leaving Legoland for the day!

Monday, November 21, 2011

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