Monday, December 31, 2012

Ring in 2013 with A Little Green - Paypal Giveaway Open Worldwide

What a great way to begin 2013, but with a chance to win $50.00 Cash via Paypal.
Join Everyday Ramblings of My Life and a group of fellow bloggers in this fruitful event!
All you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter.
This event is open to Residents Worldwide 18+ years of age or older (or of legal age in your state).
The giveaway runs from 12am December 31, 2013 through until 11:59pm January 14, 2013

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tweet your Proposal Story for a chance to #win a 2nd Honeymoon!

Still looking to win a 2nd Honeymoon?
Modern Greetings is giving you another opportunity!
The next one is the Tweet Your Proposal Contest.
To enter, you need to tweet about how your Spouse/Significant Other proposed to you, making sure you add @moderngreeting as well as hashtag #MGTakeUsAway .
Don't forget you need to so to Modern Greetings Facebook page and complete the submission form to be eligible to win. 
The contest runs from Dec. 28th – Jan. 3rd.
The fine folks will then choose their favorite proposal story tweet and award the Second Honeymoon Trip to the destination of their choice to the winner. Don't forget to as your family and friends to retweet your proposal story tweet to increase your odds.

Our 2013 New Years Tree

I was reading Facebook last week and came across a blog post/link from Our Best Bites.
The post was about how they turned their Christmas tree into a New Years Tree.
I liked the idea and ran it past hubby and he really liked it as well.
I used the basis of the tree and customized the idea tree to my family.
I added items that we can use on new years eve. 2013 glasses, some hats and beads.
I added streamers and noise makers too.
There were balloons added to the tree and they had jokes and money and trinkets but I changed that up for my tree.
I chose to put their items in their stockings and leave a note in a balloon to check the stocking. I put in a little candy, a couple of small Pokemon cards, and scratch off lotto tickets for hubby. The other balloon has a quote of wisdom for each of us to live by for the next year. I found quotes that could apply to all of us.
The boys loved the tree. They were gone all morning so they were surprised when they got home this afternoon.

Anthony wanted to try on some of the fun items that were on the tree.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to You

It's been a busy couple of days here in our house.
With all of the holidays and the extra activities that have gone along with it, I've been neglecting my blog.
I'm here. PROMISE !!
I am working on my very 1st event as a host.
Stay tuned for that !
I am typing on my new Christmas gift from hubby.
I didn't get the iPad I asked for but hubby did get me a Google Nexus 7.
He assures me this is one of the best Android tablets out there so here I am..
I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday..
And if you are home with your school aged children, I hope you stay sane!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Photo of Santa in your Home - SANTA PROOF [Review/Giveaway]

Do your children believe in Santa, or are they wavering on that belief?
Get "Proof" that Santa does exist with an "I Caught Santa" photo.
Put one of many different Santa poses in your existing photo and provide that proof to your child!
Santa was caught just before he emptied gifts!
Even Santa has a sense of humor, dropping a water balloon on Uncle Paul's head
(The boys LOVED this one by the way)

5 of my readers will also have the opportunity to add Santa to their photos...
If you'd like to purchase this (if you don't win), you can receive a discounted price with  $7.50.
Simply go to this link to purchase an I Caught Santa package
Also, you can enter to win an iPad at the same link

To Win one of 5 I caught Santa e-certificates, simply enter the rafflecopter for below
This giveaway begins on 12/21/12 and ends at Midnight EST in 12/22/12

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sears Holiday #styleSURPRISE Sweepstakes - What would you do with $5000 in Shop Your Way Rewards Points? #spon

I am always the buying clothes for my family but never for myself.
My shirts all have small stains or ripped hems and I don't even own a pair of nice dress pants.
I love getting something new to wear for Christmas that I can wear the whole year as well.
But this dress caught my eye.
Dana Kay Women's Shutter Dress and Jacket Photo Credit

Of course, if I had $5K in Shop Your Way rewards points, I could definitely enhance my wardrobe.
I like these Covington Women's Vanessa Fit Pants
What would you buy? Visit Sears for more everyday fashion inspiration and tell me what you like?
Would you shop for the whole family? I am quite sure I'd end up purchasing a couple things for my 3 boys and hubby too!
If you love to shop then head on over and enter the Holiday #styleSURPRISE Sweepstakes ..
You could win $5k in Shop Your Way Rewards!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blogger Event Opportunity

I am hosting my very 1st event for Bloggers.
I'm a little nervous of course
Read More and sign up here

Sunday, December 9, 2012

XLEAR Sparx Candy Review

We had the opportunity to review the Citrus and Fruit XLEAR Sparx candies.
Hubby and I liked both of them. Anthony was not a fan of either.
Luke really liked them. The Citrus was his favorite.
He thought they were a little hard on the teeth but liked the flavor they provided.
I liked both flavors, although the fruit was more my style.
They were a little hard but crunch wasn't too bad.
I like the sweet and sort of tartness they left.
In the containerey didn't go "stale" so to speak.
The boys actually like the containers and the vibrant colors.

Here are facts about the company and candy, directly from the source

Xlear, Inc. is committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of xylitol, a naturally occurring sweetener, by manufacturing all-natural, health-enhancing products.

XyloSweet®, raw xylitol crystals used as a sugar substitute in cooking, baking and general consumption; and SparX ® Candy, a growing line of healthy, xylitol based candies. ®, SM, © 2012 May Media Group, LLC. All rights reserved

Xlear SparX is sweetened naturally with xylitol, a plant-based, dentist-recommended sweetener that’s been proven to improve dental health and strengthen tooth enamel. Xylitol doesn’t interfere with the body’s blood sugar levels or insulin production, making it safe for kids and adults on a sugar-controlled diet. Xlear SparX Candy is available in Berry, Citrus, and Fruit varieties; all are free of artificial colors and flavors.
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products/services mentioned above for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer.  As a Moms Meet SM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.All reviews are in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are expressly that of my family or myself. You may read more about my disclosure policy.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Modern Greetings Pin It to Win It Contest ! Win a 2nd Honeymoon Trip #pinterest

The next contest is underway to win a 2nd Honeymoon Trip from Modern Greetings!
From Thursday, December 6th at 8am and ends December 13th at midnight, you can create a Pinterest board titled “ Honeymoon Contest”, Repin our contest pin to the board and then fill it with pins that represent their ideal honeymoon.
The you will need to copy the url of your board and paste it within the submission form in the contest app on Facebook.
The best board will win the second honeymoon trip. The winning board will be chosen by an independent Modern Greetings judging panel.
If you didn't participate in the previous contest, you will need to begin by entering your email address on this page:
If you did enter the last contest, you can just head to the Modern Greetings Facebook page  and click on the contest tab to fill out the submission form for the Pin it contest.
You will find all of the instructions on this page.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Hark is giving away (2) $25.00 Fandango Gift Cards ends 12/25/12 #fandango #hark #movies

Hark is once again offering TWO winners a $25.00 Fandango Gift Card (each)
Photo Credit:
What is Fandango? In their own words "the ultimate movie ticketing destination, is your source for movie tickets and movie times."
Redeem your Fandango Bucks on their website to purchase movie tickets.
Do you have any Coming Attractions that you'd like to see? is currently running a giveaway through December 25, 2012.
Two winners will receive a Fandango $25.00 Gift Card
What is
"Hark is a rich media platform that enables communities to upload, find and share their favorite quotes, images or sound bites though any device." runs giveaways each month for different prizes with different requirements..
Bookmark their site and check back often!

Monday, December 3, 2012

1 day Shutterfly Giveaway - ends 8pm 12/4/12 #shutterfly #holiday

The Winner is #27
2nd drawing
There were 70 actual entries
(I did not count the 8 replies I made or the number tags I added)

I received a Shutterfly Code today. It's $50.00 off $50.00 (pre Shipping and tax charges).
This Code expires 12/14/12 (← Very Important, it must be used on or before this date)

I have already purchased my beautiful Christmas cards (from Shutterfly) as well as personalized gifts, so I want one of my readers to be able to do the same !

Rules: Use the Comments section to complete any or all of the tasks below↓
There are NO Mandatory entries

You can complete each task ONLY ONCE for a total of 4 entries !

Visit Shutterfly and tell me which Holiday card you like.

If you have any other products in mind, what are they?

Have you ever purchased from Shutterfly before?

What is your favorite part of the holiday season?

This giveaway ends at 8pm EST on Tuesday 12/04/12.
US residents 18 years of age or older.

Good Luck to All !!!!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

We're heading down the right path with the Money Savvy Pig

I've been eyeing this wonderful item for some time now.
The Money savvy Pig is a piggy bank divided into 4 sections;
Save, Spend, Donate, and Invest
Luke, my 10 year old, is at the age now, where he should be utilizing all of these.
So the Money Savvy Pig arrived and Luke was anxious to open it.
The Money Savvy Generation Company has received quite a few awards and I'm very pleased to work with them

Here's Luke's thoughts on the bank
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products/services mentioned above for free for review purposes.
All reviews are in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the
Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are expressly that of my family or myself. You may read more about my disclosure policy.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Win Prizes during the Jingle Jam #JingleJam Giveaway Hop ends 12/15

Welcome to the Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC and Cheap Is The *New* Classy!
This event has been organized in order to kickoff the holiday season with a bang.
Let’s get ready to jingle and jam with some amazing prizes
This event will run from December 1-15th, so you will have plenty of time to enter all of our giveaways! Good luck and Happy Holidays!

Enter to win $75.00 in great prizes during the Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop