Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Love my #californiakitchenware Silicone Cupcake Molds #sponsored

Disclosure: This product was received complimentary as a review 
My kids love when I bake. I think they'd love if baked everyday.
Now that I have these Silicone Cupcake Molds, I may bake more often !
The Multicolor California Kitchenware Butterfield Silicone Cupcake Molds are super colorful. They are stackable for storage purposes and fit a standard muffin pan.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Enter this 3 day Flash Giveaway ! You could win #Amazon or #Paypal

You can enter this Flash Giveaway!
One lucky reader will receive $50 USD Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card!!

Would be helpful with the holidays approaching ? I bet !

This giveaway is for THREE Days Only! Enter Now! We are making it easy peasy to enter! Just use the form below.
 Remember, this giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on Sept. 28, 2014!
Tell your friends so they can enter, too! Good Luck to All !
Disclosure: This giveaway is organized by Giveaway Booster.com. The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Must be 18+ to enter. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.  My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.
If you have any questions about this giveaway please email Tina at branchpropromotions@gmail.com.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Being #grateful for those in your lives

My friends lately are having a hard time dealing... with their Moms.
It's not a hard thing to imagine.
Mom criticizes you hair or your house, or they way you raise your kids. They've been their, they have opinions.
But when they say to me, you have NO idea what it's like, they're correct.
And that's where I stop them.
My Mom (nor my Dad) will never take pleasure in criticizing anything in my life, they will never scold me for giving my kids sweets late at night, or allowing them to play Xbox just a little longer. They will never hear the words, I love you or get thoughtful handmade cards from my kids.
My Mom was my best friend. While I am sure she had her faults, I didn't see them.
At the age of 18, I lost my Mom to a heart attack. My brother was only 14.
Since my parents divorced when I was 7 or 8, and I spent most of my life with my Mom, I didn't have a close relationship with my Dad. At the age of 22, just 6 months after I got married ( a wedding my Dad chose not to attend), he passed away, again of a heart attack.
I tell my friends all the time that they are lucky. They can complain about their parents.
They can call them and say "I love you" or "I'm sorry"..
I never had the chance to say goodbye to either of my parents.
My children know them through photos and memories I have.
I tell my husband all the time, always say goodbye.
We never know how much time we have on this earth and there is no reason not to show our love for one another.

Pumpkin Party #Giveaway Hop ends 10/8 open US

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Welcome to the
Pumpkin Party Giveaway Hop
September 23 - October 8

Visit each of the participating blogs listed below
and enter to win prizes valued at $25 or more!

My prize is:
Necklace and Earring Set from Mother Superior Design
20" Adjustable Czech Crystne and Charms

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Which comes 1st ? I need your help !!!!

I have 2 items I want to give away, but don't want to post them at the same time.
You need to help me decide!
A Mystery Box stuffed with goodies
Photo Credit

I would like to have this giveaway up Thursday, so I'm giving 24 hours for comments.
AND .... GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Making my jogging stroller so much better with the #strollerorganizer

I love my jogging stroller and Christopher loves to ride in it, but there are no pockets or cup holders. There is no place for my keys or phone or his drink when he doesn't want to hold it any more.
But we've found the solution !!
The Super Stroller Organizer is the answer to my problem.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Getting a Helping Hand from the #helpinghand #spon

I use my phone and my Nexus in the kitchen quite often, whether I am looking at a recipe, taking photos to share, or waiting for one of my kids to call and ask to stay at a friends longer. Naturally, these things occur when I am making dinner.
Enter the Helping Hand !
The Helping Hand will hold your phone or tablet securely on your desk, kitchen counter or in your car, truck or boat without moving or breakable parts! It's made of heavy duty ABS plastic and comes with a washable sticky pad.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Picking up the boys from school and Essentia Water #sponsored

Disclosure: I received a sample pack of Essentia Water to review in assorted sizes.

If you don't know how hot it is 95% of time, here in Florida
This ↓ is normal !!
Yes, I promise this IS normal !

We live close to our Coutry Trail called "The Pinellas Trail".
When my boys get out of school, lots of parents park along the trail and walk or bike to get their kids.
The really smart ones use car line!
But my boys really like walking, or biking, or in my kindergartner's case, riding in the jogging stroller. (Kindergarten is too long, I am told).
And so in 90+ degree heat every afternoon, and yes, even sometimes during the afternoon showers that bring our humidity to 250%, I am out on the trail with a scooter and stroller.
It's so important to stay hydrated daily, but living here in Florida, I think it's even more important.
We are sweating out fluids every second.
Thanks to Essentia Water, my afternoon walk has been much more pleasant.

Staying hydrated is so important

In all fairness to Essentia, this post has been delayed because I received this water right before I had double emergency surgeries, and I've been behind in getting my reviews up.
But honestly, this could not have been a better time to review.
Let me give you some background about Essentia Water.
Essentia Water is the no. 1 selling brand in the natural store channel (think Whole Foods). It has a high pH of 9.5 and a blend of electrolytes, which means fast permeation into the body for optimum alkaline health benefits.

My walk to pick up my boys

I think this water tastes better than regular "bottled water". I read that some athletes say that Essentia Water tends to absorb quicker to reduce that stomach "swish" when running, playing sports and doing yoga. I have to agree. As a Wogger (Walker/Jogger), I know first hand what that "swish" is about and I don't get that a whole lot with the Essentia Water.
I you want to find out more about Essentia Water
Visit their website → www.essentiawater.com

Friday, September 12, 2014

$250 Amazon gift card giveaway event ends on 9/26

Welcome to the Hipoglos Amazon $250 Gift Card Event
For more than 60 (sixty) years, babies in Latin America have enjoyed the delight of this premium diaper rash cream, Hipoglos. Trusted by millions, Hipoglos is one of the most amazing diaper rash ointments available! Hipoglos helps prevent and treat diaper rash and skin irritation. It also helps protect chafed skin while helping to seal out wetness. Hipoglos goes on smoothly and wipes off easily, giving your baby relief from the very first use. Hipoglos ointment provides extra gentle care for your baby’s bottom, leaving your baby happy. Hipoglos is NOW AVAILABLE at Sedanos, Navarro and Walgreens! Or you can purchase it online at Amazon!
I would have loved this product when my kids were little.
One lucky winner will win a $250 Amazon gift card to get their little one Hipoglos and something special for themselves! So head below for your chance to win! Giveaway ends on 9/26 at 11:59pm and is open to US and CA.  
Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact Elia@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26 #Mesothelioma #RaiseAwareness

I was asked to share some facts about 10th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that attacks the lining of the body cavity called the mesothelium. The only known cause  to mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos exposure was first linked to mesothelioma cancer in 1964. Worldwide mesothelioma cases are expected to reach their peak around the year 2020.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Love how my #UltraSportsTravelTowel keeps the sweat at bay #sponsored

Disclosure: I received this product for review. No monetary compensation was received

I sweat ! A Lot !! Especially when I'm running. Now that I have a treadmill on my back porch, I can run or walk anytime of the night or day. But the porch is screened and I DO live in Florida, so I'm always sweating when outside !

The Shandali UltraSport Travel Towel is multi-purpose towel that allows you to use the same great towel in multiple places. Whether it's at home, the gym, at the beach or even when you are travelling, this microfiber towel is amazing !

The towel is made of 100% microfiber material and super light. It's soft on your skin and very absorbent. And it's big ! I have the smaller sized towel and look at how large it is !
I like that it has a loop in the middle so it can hand on a hook, or on your finger if you are carrying it !

I've washed the towel and have had no issues. It doesn't hold lint well (Yay!) and still a soft as the day I received it. No frayed edges or shrinking.
This towel is my go-to anytime I exercise. It folds up and I can take it on my bike rides, walking, or during my running stints.

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.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

It's a #LifeOfCrime for @Fandango !! Giveaway #sponsored

Disclosure: This is a sponsored giveaway from Partnershub. I have received no compensation, but love sharing fun giveaways
I love great movies. This looks like one of them !

About Life Of Crime
When a pair of low-level criminals kidnap the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer, they get both more and less than they bargained for in Life of Crime, a dark caper comedy based on legendary author Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch. Starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte and Tim Robbins, Life of Crime is packed with the outrageously eccentric characters, black comedy and unexpected twists that earned Leonard a reputation as one of America’s sharpest and funniest crime writers.
Mickey Dawson (Jennifer Aniston), the wife of crooked real-estate developer Frank Dawson (Tim Robbins), is kidnapped by two common criminals (yasiin bey and Jon Hawkes), who intend to hold her for a $1 million ransom and extort her husband with inside information about his illegal business dealings. But Frank, who is holed up in the Bahamas with his mistress, decides he’d rather not get his wife back, setting off a sequence of double-crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of master storyteller Elmore Leonard.

Each household is only eligible to win $15 Fandango Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification
Giveaway begins on 09/03/14 and ends 09/11/14 11:59pm EST
Open to winners of the US 18 years of age or older