Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wednesday's Contests & Giveaways

Don't forget my current giveaways! You can find more info in the sidebar.

The Opinionated Parent is giving away a copy of Dog on Fleas CD. Deadline: October 31st.

Would you like a beautiful necklace made from a sterling silver ring that has been decorated with red garnets and brown smoky quartz briolette? Stop by Subu Inc. before November 1st. Hurry!

The Parent Bloggers Network is giving away 12 beauty must-haves! All you need to do is write a post about your biggest beauty blunder. Deadline: November 2nd.

Win the new Britney Spears fragrance - believe - from BellaSugar. Deadline: November 2nd.

WebGoonies.com is giving away BOB - The Screen Time Controller. Deadline: November 2nd.

Win a Quick Change from Baby Star along with your choice of Buggy Boo Hair Clippies. Stop by Classy Mommy. Deadline: November 3rd.

With all the pictures you take this time of year, this prize would be perfect for the holidays! Angela at mommy bytes is giving away six HP Photo Books. Wouldn't this be great for all those Halloween shots you took? Deadline: November 15th.

Win $100 gift card from Ghillie Suit Clothing. Deadline: November 15th.

5 Minutes for Mom is having an awesome giveaway! You could win one of many retro items from Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles up to a $179 value. My favorite is the Pink Princess Pedal Car. Wouldn't Baby Bug look cool in that? Deadline: November 30th.

Contest Blogger is holding a sweepstakes where one lucky person could win $100! While you're there, check out some great home based business opportunities! Deadline: December 2nd.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Tuesday's Contests & Giveaways

At An Island Life & An Island Review:
As most of you know, the Fall Y'all Bloggy Giveaway is currently going on. There are over 400 participants listed and there's more being added on every day! I've only gone through a third of them but here are some of my favorite ones so far:
Who Could Ask For Anything More is giving away a cute bag from Modsacks. Hurry, deadline is October 30th!

Win an adorable shirt of your choice from Trendy Tadpole! To enter, just stop by Memarie Lane before November 1st.

Daddy Daze is giving away a 3x5 HP Photo Book to two lucky winners. Deadline: November 3rd.

Win a 1 year subscription to the Tessie & Tab Reading Club from Classy Mommy. Deadline: November 3rd.

Mindful Momma
is giving away a pair of pants and a shirt of your choice from Scout. Deadline: November 4th.

I've been thinking of getting this for Baby Bug for Christmas. However, I'm hoping to win this Comfy Easy PC from Lille Pumkin' Review. Deadline: November 8th.

Pajama Mommy is giving away the Barbie Island Princess DVD. Deadline: November 9th.

Are you a James Patterson fan? Mysteries Galore is giving away a copy of his book Double Cross. Deadline: November 27th.

Want to win an easy $50 via PayPal? Enter The Rookie Blogger's giveaway before November 30th.

Two Moms In a Blog is giving away a Kodak EasyShare 5300 All-In-One printer to one of their readers in November! You will have 14 opportunities to get tickets for the draw and they will be giving away a bunch of other smaller prizes as well through-out the month!

Fashion4Kids is giving away a $10 e-certificate to their store on the 1st and 15th of the month. Stop by and check it out!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fall Y'all Giveaway


This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is The Pitter Patter Boutique!
Congratulations!

As part of the Fall Y'all Giveaway, I am giving away a brand new copy of the newly released Power Rangers Operations Overdrive DVD.

Description: Five teenagers must locate and secure ancient relics with unbelievable power, while at the same time stop a demonic corporation who want the relics for their power.

Review: Most of you know that I have 2 girls. Therefore, I'm not very familiar with the Power Rangers. In fact, I didn't even know they came in different colors! However, my daughter loves them! During the movie, she would constantly explain who was who and what was going on. I have to say, that for a non-girlie movie, this one rocked!

To enter, just leave a comment below and mention who your child's favorite super hero is. That's it! A random winner will be selected on November 4th and contacted via email. PLEASE make sure you leave your email in case you win. The winner will have 3 days to reply or another winner will be selected.

I also have a few other events going on right now. Just check out the sidebar for more information. Please feel free to enter these as well.

Good luck!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Saturday's Contests & Giveaways

Current events going on at An Island Life:
I Should Be Folding Laundry needs your help in coming up with a Halloween costume for herself. The winning suggestion will get $15 to Amazon.com. Deadline: asap

Win a Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Gift Set from Casual Keystrokes. Deadline: October 28th.

Bloggy Giveaway is giving away a $26 gift certificate to Vienna's Treasures. They have the cutest jewelry for little girls! Deadline: October 30th.

Looking for a way to remember that special pet? So a Blonde Walks into a Review and Ashes to Ashes is giving away a one of their exquisite pieces of jewelery. Deadline: October 31st.

Mama's Musings has a $55 gift certificate to Mabel's Labels. Deadline: October 31st.

iMommies is giving away a pink iPod Shuffle. Deadline: October 31st.

Do you have a cute photo of your dog in costume? Enter it in the PupLife.com Halloween Costume Contest. You could win a $100 gift certificate to PupLife. Deadline: November 1st.

Mama Loves Giveaways is giving away a Double Daddy GoodFather Gift Combo from Dr. MOZ. Deadline: November 1st.

And if that wasn't enough, they're also giving away a prize pack for one lucky Red Sox fan. Deadline: November 1st.

Want to win a copy of The Little Black Book of Style? Stop by My Fashion Life to enter to win a copy of this book written by Nina Garcia. Deadline: November 2nd.

Parent Product Reviews is giving away a Supreme Movie Birthday Party Package. It includes a weekend projector rental, gorilla blocks, and DVDs. Deadline: November 9th.

Submit your favorite recipe to the Taste of Home Halloween Spooktacular and you could win $500! Deadline: December 1st.

CasaSugar is giving away a set of beautiful letterpress art from Yee-Haw Industries. Deadline: ?

Pajama Mommy is giving away a photo bag (value $120) from FeeFiFoto. Deadline: ?

Made in the USA is giving away a
Super Light Sleeping Bag ($175) from Wiggy's. Deadline: ?



Thursday, October 25, 2007

Friday's Contests & Giveaways

Over at An Island Life:
Win a pair of Kipiis Bib Clips from Mama Speaks. Deadline: October 26th.

Design Mom is giving away 3 fabulous items from Pomegranate, Inc: an Apron, a set of 3 Teatowels, and a Tablerunner or Tablecloth! Deadline: October 28th.

One Chic Mama has a cute Eurotote in "Luck of the Stylish" green ($120 value) available for one lucky winner. Deadline: October 28th.

I loved this book when my girls were younger - What to Expect the First Year. Now you can enjoy it too with Lille Pumpkin' Reviews giveaway. Deadline: October 31st.

My Lil Venture is giving away a Clean Rest queen-sized mattress encasement and 2 pillowcases. Deadline: October 31st.

If you're still trying to win an iPod Nano (like me) here's another chance. Stop by It's Write Now and enter to win a cool 8-gig, red, iPod! All you need to do is mention this giveaway on your site and then link back. Deadline: October 31st.

Macs Money Blog is giving away $50 to Amazon.com. Perfect for the holidays! Deadline: October 31st.

Mom Finds is giving away Two Tiny Revolutionary Tees for one lucky reader. Deadline: October 31st.

If you suffer from allergies, this is the perfect thing for you. Protect-a-Bed prevents dust mites and bacteria from breeding in a mattress, which can cause asthma, eczema and rhinitis. 5 Minutes for Mom is giving away a mattress cover for each member of your family no matter how many! How cool is that? Deadline: November 2nd.

Stop by mod*mom and enter to win a basket of cleaning and ambiance products from method home. While you're there, check out the link where everyone can get a free reusable bag. Deadline: November 12th.

JanesCloset.com and StyleScoop.net have teamed up to provide readers a chance to score a $200 shopping spree at Jane's Closet! Deadline: November 15th.

Mama's Musings is playing Santa by having a giveaway every Friday till December. Visit her site for more info.

Enter the Family Video Sweepstakes to win a collection of Special Edition Super Hero DVDs.

Win a basket of baby goodies worth $500 in the Playtex Baby Sweepstakes.

A Poopasnuffas Giveaway

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Stop by An Island Life and enter the Poopasnuffas Giveaway! You could win a onesie or kid's t-shirt in your choice of design. Deadline to enter is October 29th.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Review: Curves Whole Grain Cereal & Granola Bars

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I've heard a lot about the Curves Weight-Loss Centers but I had no idea that they also make food products through General Mills. So when I was asked to review the new Curves Whole Grain Crunch Cereal and Chewy Granola Bars, I figured I'd give it a try.

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As most of you already know, I'm a cereal lover. However, I tend to be partial to the more sweetened ones - Lucky Charms, Cap'n Crunch, Frosted Flakes. So, I really wasn't expecting to like this new healthy cereal very much. However, it was actually pretty good.

Curves Honey Crunch has 28 grams of whole grain and 5 grams of fiber per serving. It wasn't as sugary as I'd like but I finished the bowl and actually chose to eat it again the next morning. Why? The toasted rice and wheat flakes were very crunchy and stayed so even while sitting in milk for a while. If you've ever had Smart Start, the texture of the flakes is what it reminded me of. As for the taste, there was just enough sugar to keep me eating. A very healthy alternative to what I usually consume!

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If you read my last review on Nature Valley's Nut Crunch Bar, you'll know that although I love crunchy, too much of a good thing can be bad. The Curves Chocolate Peanut Chewy Granola Bar was much better. There are 5 grams of fiber per bar and is also a great source of calcium. I wish the bars were a little bigger but with only 100 calories per bar, I guess it's a good trade-off. The Chocolate-Peanut flavor was really good. It kind of made me forget I was eating something healthy. I'm definitely buying this one on my next grocery shopping trip.

If you'd like to try a free sample, stop by Start With Curves.

Thursday's Contests & Giveaways

Don't forget to enter my Halloween Costume Contest! You could win $20 cash via PayPal or $20 to Amazon.com. In addition, all winners will receive a 2008 Hawaiian Pictorial Wall Calendar. One winner will be selected from the following categories: Best Child Costume, Best Adult Costume, Best Pet Costume. Deadline: November 1st.

Need some coffee? I Should Be Folding Laundry is giving away a 12 oz. bag of the new Dunkin' Donuts packaged coffee original roast blend to five lucky winners. Deadline: October 26th.

The Twinkies is also having a photo contest and the winner will receive $10 to Amazon.com. Deadline: October 26th.

Be one of 5 lucky winners to get a cute Preggers n' Proud shirt at Celebrity Baby Blog. Deadline: October 27th.

Bloggy Giveaways is giving away a set of 20 photo cards by Photo Cards Designs. Deadline: October 28th.

Deceptively Delicious is all the rage right now. You can win a copy for yourself over at Cool Stuff con Queso. Deadline: October 29th.

Do you worry about how long or what your kids are watching on television? Bob is an electronic box that monitors how much time your kids are spending in front of the screen it's attached to. You can win one for your family by entering the latest Bloggy Giveaway. Deadline: October 29th.

Shaktronics is giving away a Rocketfish Multi-Media Wireless Keyboard and Mouse. Deadline: October 30th.

BuzzSugar is giving away the cutest Special Edition Pink iPod from Target. Deadline: October 30th.

One lucky winner will receive a vibrant 8" x 10" giclee reproduction "Blue House" by The Pepper Kids. To enter, stop by Boston Mamas before October 31st.

Scamp's Place is giving away a $10 gift card to Starbucks! Deadline: October 31st.

You could win a 10-pack of single use Kodak cameras from Lipstick to Crayons. Deadline: October 31st.

Laura Williams' Musings is giving away a bottle of Skin MD Natural. I have a bottle of this and I love it! Deadline: November 1st.

Win a cute Take-Along Tether from Mama Loves Giveaways and never lose that pacifier again! Deadline: November 1st.

Win a cute Crayon Roll-Up from A.B. Baby Boutique Blog. Deadline: November 1st.

Mama Loves Giveaways is having a Pinks & Blues Baby Girly Girl Giveaway (value $205). You have to see this prize to really appreciate how pretty it is! Deadline: November 5th.

These Bitty Braille shirts are the cutest and Crunchy Domestic Goddess is giving away a shirt of your choice! Deadline: November 5th.

Don't forget Go Visit Hawaii's Reader Reward Contest! You could win a super prize package of Hawaiian goodies! Deadline: November 15th.

Win a Trinket Necklace by Twisted Silver. Stop by Her Accessories before November 19th. Sorry, this giveaway is open to residents in the Continental U.S. only.

Enter the BlogHer Sweepstakes and you could win a trip with Juan Valdez to the Colombian Andes or a year's supply of rich, smooth 100% Colombian Coffee!

Enter the Vibe Sweepstakes for a chance to win an iPod Nano and $350 from American Express.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wednesday's Contests & Giveaways

I'm having a Halloween Costume Contest over at An Island Life. You could win $20 cash via PayPal or $20 to Amazon.com as well as a 2008 Hawaiian Pictorial Calendar. Deadline to enter: November 1st.

Celebrity Baby Blog is giving away a cool Pregnancy Journal. What a great gift for any mother-to-be. Deadline: October 26th.

Boo Mama is giving away a beautiful necklace. Deadline: October 26th.

Biblical Womanhood is giving away a New Little Blessing cotton nursing cover. Deadline: October 26th.

Win The Dancing Pumpkin DVD over at My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings. Deadline: October 26th.

Win the Care Bears Oopsy Does It! DVD from Classy Mommy. Deadline: October 27th.

Rite Stride and Classy Mommy are giving away a pair of fall shoes for your little one. Deadline: October 27th.

Get involved with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by sharing how breast cancer has touched your life or someone you know. You could win $200 to Shop Intuition from TeamSugar. Deadline: October 29th.

Over at Spilling The Beans, they're giving away two great prizes - Magna Tiles & the Kaboost. Deadline: October 29th.

CasaSugar
is giving away a wall's worth of gorgeous wallpaper to one lucky reader. Deadline: October 29th.

Want to win a Crock-Pot Programmable VersaWare Slow Cooker? Stop by YumSugar before October 29th to enter.

Drawanyway.com is giving away The Art Doodle Book. Deadline: October 30th.

Win The Bag To Have: Longchamp Black Patent Leather LĂ©gende from FabSugar. Deadline: October 31st.

If your daughter loves crafts, then this is the giveaway for her. OpinionMom is giving away a Mugwaz Bagz kit to one lucky random winner. Deadline: October 31st.

To celebrate the launch of their new site, PetSugar is giving away a $500 gift certificate to Petco! Deadline: November 2nd.

Laura Williams' Musings is giving away a personalized print (your choice) by Richard Neuman. Deadline: November 8th.

Want to win a basket of pink office goodies? Super WAHM is having a pink giveaway in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Deadline: November 15th.

Enter the GoClean Sweepstakes and you could win a Wet/Dry Vacuum. Twenty random winners will be selected. Deadline: November 22nd.

Woman's Day is having a Home & Family Sweepstakes where you could win a Braun's AromaDeluxe 10-cup coffeemaker and Aromatic coffee grinder. Ten random winners will be selected. Deadline: November 23rd.

Enter the Picture This! Sweepstakes to win a brand new camcorder or Care Bears Nursery Set & Fitness Fun DVD. Deadline: November 30th.

5 Minutes for Mom is giving away 5 copies of The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia. Deadline: ?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tuesday's Contests & Giveaways

An Island Life Giveaways:
A Frog in My Soup is giving away a copy of the Danger Rangers DVD. Deadline: October 25th.

The Parent Bloggers Network is sponsoring their weekly blog blast. This week's theme is - Are your kids picky eaters? Were YOU a picky eater? What have you tried to get them to eat, and what have they done to avoid eating what you've served? Enter and you could win a $250 gift card to Williams-Sonoma! Deadline: October 26th.

Shop Diary is giving away a beautiful Gorjana Flutter Ring ($135). Deadline: October 26th.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, FabSugar is giving away a Marc Jacobs Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Charm Bracelet ($88). Deadline: October 26th.

This would be perfect for the holidays! Molly-Coddled is giving away the Taste of Home Cookbook! Deadline: October 26th.

The Celebrity Baby Blog and Robeez are giving away a pair of the holiday design shoes for your little one. Deadline: October 26th.

This would be the perfect gift for the dinosaur enthusiast in your life. Bloggy Giveaways is giving away a copy of Dinosaurium ($24.99) to one lucky winner. Deadline: October 27th.

DH would so love me if I won this - Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy. Stop by The Trades to enter this giveaway. Deadline: October 28th.

If you could travel back in time and give your younger self some life-changing advice, what age would you pick and what would you say? Enter this contest at Debo Hobo Dot Com and you could win $25 to Amazon.com. Deadline: October 31st.

Win a $50 gift certificate to Vincent Shoes. To enter, stop by the Parent Bloggers Network before October 31st.

This is not a giveaway but I wanted to list it anyway. Hey, It's Free is making available to you a coupon for a free bag of candy courtesy of KMart. Deadline: October 31st.

Want to see your portrait larger than life? The Boutique Square is giving away a Pop Art Portrait by Sophie and Spice. Deadline: November 7th.

I had the opportunity to review this product a while ago and I loved it! Now you can own the Rocketfish Multi-Media Wireless Keyboard and Mouse from Mamanista. Deadline: November 15th.

Still trying to win an iPod Nano? Women's Health is giving you another opportunity! Deadline: November 20th.

Enter the McQueen Sweeps and you could win a collection of amazing MAC cosmetics all tucked inside a mini box clutch with a crystal-jeweled skull clasp. Deadline: December 8th.

Ranging Rouge is giving away a collection of Alterna Haircare's bestsellers, including products from the Caviar Anti-Aging line, the HEMP collection, and the LIFE Solutions line. Deadline: ?

Product Review: Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Bars

As a Mommy and a flight attendant, I'm always looking for healthy snacks that I can eat on-the-go. So when I was asked to do a product review on the new Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Bars, I was all for it.

Out of the package you can just see how healthy this is. The bar is filled with almonds, peanuts and sunflower seeds all put together with sugar, corn syrup, and salt. These bars have 7 grams of protein, 0% cholesterol, and 8% saturated fat. I'm not particularly a "nut" lover (unless it's macadamia nuts) but I really enjoyed the taste, not too sweet and not too salty. The only thing I didn't care for is that it was a little too crunchy for me. By the time I was finished eating the entire bar, my jaw was tired of chewing and I needed a drink. But that could just be me. :-)

Still, this is a very healthy alternative to the junk food I'm usually throwing into my diaper bag. And if you like the crunch, you'll love these! Just make sure you have some water on hand!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Monday's Contests & Giveaways

Current giveaways at An Island Life:
Monday's giveaway at bellasugar is a Bare Escentuals Buzz Latté Lip Balm. Deadline: Today!

Weary of all those shopping cart germs? This Week for Dinner is giving away a shopping cart cover (your choice of prints) by Just Peachy Baby. Deadline: October 25th.

Win an adorable Selecta Wooden Pacifier Clip from The Silly Wagon. Deadline: October 25th.

Bloggy Giveaways is giving away a $25 to Quote the Walls. It's a easy way to decorate your favorite room in the house. Deadline: October 26th.

Christine of From Dates to Diapers and Beyond is celebrating her 30th birthday. In honor of this, she's holding a week long giveaway. Stop by there and check out all the great things you can win! Deadline: October 27th.

Classy Mommy and Stride Rite are giving away a pair of stylish shoes for your child just in time for the Fall season. Deadline: October 27th.

Here's another chance to win a Pink Dyson Vacuum Cleaner. I am so determined to win one! Stop by The Domestic Diva for all the details. Deadline: October 31st.

What an amazing giveaway. Parent Product Reviews is giving away a the Epson PictureMate Dash Photo Printer. Deadline: November 1st.

Perfect for your little ones! Contest for Moms is giving away a Comfy Easy PC . Deadline: November 3rd.

Taste of Home is one of my favorite magazines and they're giving away a Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker. Deadline: February 29, 2008.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sunday's Contests & Giveaways

At An Island Life, I currently have two giveaways going on:
  • A pair of Swavorski Crystal Dangle Earrings from Elite Bead Creations. Deadline: October 25th.
  • A set of panel notecards (your choice of designs) from LoopDeLou. They would make great stocking stuffers! Deadline: October 23rd.
  • A cute girls tutu from Polkadot Platypus for one lucky ballerina. Deadline: October 21st.
Adventures in Babywearing and Barefoot Books are giving away a copy of Mama Panya's Pancakes for your kids library collection. Deadline: October 21st.

Win a Chick Pea Baby Tee (2T) from Mama Speaks. Deadline: October 21st.

Scribbit is having a Purple Petunia Saturday Giveaway. You could win an adorable Hedgie Mug. Stop by before October 22nd.

This is the perfect children's book for Halloween - The Little Spider Finger Puppet Book. To enter, stop by Celebrity Baby Blog before October 22nd.

There's always something cool being given away at Bloggy Giveaways. This time it's $200 to Mommy Tags! They have the cutest personalized items! Deadline: October 23rd.

Your child will be so thrilled if you won the Surf's Up Prize Pack from 5 Minutes for Mom! This cool giveaway includes a DVD, beach towel (in the form of a surf board!) and plush toys of characters from the movie! Deadline: October 25th.

Here's another chance for you to win that fabulous Pink Dyson Vacuum Cleaner! Stop by Popgadget before October 27th.

If you have a baby, you know you can never have too many bibs. drool.icio.us is giving you the chance to win 4 designer bibs from DaBib. Deadline: October 30th.

Bittersweet is having a Happy October giveaway where you could win the Pretty in Pink gift set - a bar of Bittersweet's signature Holiday Soap, Cranberry Spice, an Aromatic Room Fragrance, a Lavender Liniment, and a White Chocolate Lip Balm. Deadline: ?

This is not a giveaway, however, if you're interested in doing a product review on your blog for Dawn Direct Foam, stop by here for more information. They're looking for 400 Moms to help test out this new product.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Friday's Contests & Giveaways

Don't forget about the giveaway going on at An Island Life where you can win an adorable tutu from Polkadot Platypus! Deadline: Oct 21st.

Need a new diaper bag? One Chic Mama is giving away the O Yikes! Slingback Bag in purple/grape. Deadline: October 21st.

Kangaroodle has the cutest baby items! To win a $50 gift certificate, stop by Bloggy Giveaways before October 22nd.

Pajama Mommy is giving away a Luna Pads Intro Kit. Deadline: October 28th.

The perfect item to dress up those holiday cards! Parent Product Reviews is giving away 60 ColorMeFamily return address labels. Deadline: October 30th.

Due Maternity is giving away a diaper bag every day for the month of October. To enter their sweepstakes, fill out the form here. Deadline: November 1st.

Rishiraj.info is having a group writing project where you could win $111 and a free blog review. The theme is "How I see my blog after one year from today". Deadline: November 10th.

Mama's Musings is giving away a CrossitOff.List, a little book with tear-out carbon-copy notes, so you can remember those daily tasks (for those who don't complete) and mark them off as you go along. Deadline: ?

Here's a cute video for your kids! Props & Pans is giving away 3 DVD copies of Peppa Pig: Muddly Puddles and Other Stories. Deadline: ?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thursday's Contests & Giveaways

Boston Mamas is giving you another chance to win a Personalized Children's Book by Custom Made for Kids. Deadline: midnight tonight!

I have to win this! Lipstick, Powder & Paint is giving away a Jelly Pong Pong Lip Sorbet Lipgloss! Cool! Deadline: midnight tonight!

Enter to win a luxe maternity tee, any size and design from PREgo Rules. Just stop by Bostom Mamas before October 19th.

Get into the Halloween spirit with these cute scrabble tile pendants (Boo or Eek) by Everyday Cookies at Sweet Woodruff Acres. Deadline: October 2oth.

Summer's Nook is giving away a pair of Simply Sweet Infant Snap Clips. Deadline: October 21st.

Bag Bliss is giving away a Balenciaga GSH Brief Handbag. Deadline: October 23rd.

Win a Sumo Lounge Omni Chair from Consumerism Commentary. Deadline: October 23rd.

Who wouldn't love this Baby Pink Corduroy Laminated Buckle Diaper Bag by Kalencom? You can win one from Mums The Wurd! Deadline: October 24th.

Mama Speaks is giving away a pink Dyson Vacuum Cleaner! Deadline: October 25th.

Mama Loves Giveaways is giving away a Tonka Real Rugged Dump Truck courtesy of Hasbro, along with a “Trick or Tater” Mr. Potato Head just in time for Halloween! Deadline: October 25th.

Petite Mommy may be on vacation but that's not stopping her from having a giveaway at The Mom Blog. There are three copies of Amy Grant's new book - Mosaic - up for grabs. Deadline: Deadline: October 26th.

Laura Williams' Musings is giving away a hardcover edition of The Shepherds' Prayer: A Christmas Novel by Richard M. Barry. Deadline: October 26th.

She's also giving away a All In One Sewing Pattern by SewSensible. Get a jump start on your Christmas gifts sewing! Deadline: October 26th.

LTDchix T Shirts have hit the nail on the head with their witty series of mom T shirts and Parent Product Reviews is giving you a chance to win 2 t-shirts of your choice ($60). Deadline: October 29th.

Want to win TONS of make-up by Bare Escentuals and Sephora including a "Classic Rock" giftset? Stop by bellasugar before October 29th.

Win $50 to Vincent Shoes from The Parent Bloggers Network. There will be two winners! Deadline: October 31st.

How about a nurseryworks mod mini sleepytime rocker? They're giving one away at mod*mom! Deadline: November 12th.

Season 3 winner of Project Runway, Jeffrey Sebelia, is giving away one of his original designer handbags ($550). Enter the Redbook Sweepstakes today!













Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Review: Phonics 4 Babies

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At 22 months, Baby Bug is still lacking in the area of speech. She can say a handful of words but only if you ask her to. She won't take the initiative to ask for something specifically. So when the opportunity came up to review Phonics 4 Babies: Baby's First Words, I was thrilled.

Mallory Lewis hosts this colorful and upbeat series along with her Tummy Tot friends as she introduces us to words, phrases, letters, shapes and more. Role playing is an intricate part of how these lessons are communicated as characters play out every day life for babies and children. And they do so in a fun and caring way.

This DVD contains two half-hour episodes with each one formatted in short learning segments divided by games and songs. The games strive to involve the audience by asking them to find objects, say words, or try different movements.

When I first showed this video to Baby Bug, she was totally mesmerized. I have to admit that I really enjoyed it, too. The upbeat songs just makes you want to sing along! I'm not sure how much Baby Bug will actually learn from this video since it's too soon to tell. However, the fact that it draws her attention is a great start! Plus, anything that takes us away from Barney is welcomed in my home!

Thank you to Parent Bloggers Network for this opportunity!

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Wednesday's Contests & Giveaways

An Island Life (that's me) is giving away the cutest little girls tutu from Polkadot Platypus. This would make the perfect gift for that little ballerina in your life! Deadline: October 21st.

Leanne is having a Pumpkin carving contest! You could win $25 to Amazon.com or a signed copy of Wordpress for Dummies. Deadline: October 3oth.

The Laughs Will Go On is giving away an adorable I Love You Alphabet shirt by Uncommonly Cute. Deadline: October 21st.

Win $100 cash in the Romance Tracker Love Contest. All you need to do is include the textlove“ and subscribe to his RSS feed.

Apples of Gold is giving away a copy of Chicken Soup for the Christian Family Soul. Deadline: October 30th.

Need a new stylish diaper bag? Parent Product Reviews is giving away a Skip Hop Dash Diaper Bag in Uptown Stripe ($65). Deadline: October 24th.

There's a costume contest going on at MomsBlogging. You may enter as many photos as you'd like. The winner will receive a $25 Super Certificate. Deadline: October 21st.

If allergies are disturbing your sleep, you may want to try Clean Rest. Superdumb Supervillian is giving away a twin sized encasement & 1 standard pillowcase ($99.98). Deadline: October 26th.

Enter the Harper-Collins Children Sweepstakes to win a copy of both Pinkalicious or Purplicious.

Your Heart Out is giving away a one-of-a-kind gift basket which includes a pincushion, an apron, a quiltrunner, mini diaries and scalloped gift tags. Deadline: October 22nd.

Win a great educational DVD for your kids - Rock N Learn: Money and Making Change - from Parent Product Reviews. Deadline: October 25th.

Redbook is giving away a Butler Bag ($150). There will be 30 winners!

Do you know a Backyardian fan? Nick Jr. is giving away the Backyardians Musical Circus Bobblin' Buddies playset. There will be 200 winners! Deadline: November 1st.

The Design Sponge is giving away a cool eames-style modernica arm shell rocker by Sparkability. Deadline: October 19th.

Want to give your blog a Fall make-over? Stop by Bloggy Giveaways where they're giving away a custom WordPress or Blogger theme by Blue Yonder Blogs. Deadline: October 21st.

I won one of these a while ago and I love how it keeps me organized. Z Recommends is giving away 3 NeatReciepts Scannalizers valued at $230 each. Deadline: October 26th.

Mum's The Wurd
is giving away 2 signed copies of The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids by Dr. Jenn Berman. Deadline: October 21st.

Mum's The Wurd is also giving away My Baby Can Talk: Exploring Signs DVD. Deadline: October 22nd.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Tuesday's Contests & Giveaways

Host Blog: MomsBlogging
Deadline to Enter: October 31, 2007
Prize: a copy of Confessions of an Irritable Mother and a $25 Super Certificate

Are you a mean Mom that can rival Mommie Dearest? If so, MomsBlogging wants to hear your story. Just post it on your blog with a link back and then sign the Mr. Linky on the contest post. The person with the meanest story will win!

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Host Blog: Blessed Nest
Deadline to Enter: November 7, 2007
Prize: varies

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Blessed Nest is having a huge giveaway of pink items. There are 3 different prize packages total. To enter:

  • Sign Mister Linky on the giveaway post. If you do not have a blog please sign the Mr. Linky but leave out the url. They will choose the three winners using random.org
  • Post on your blog and link back to this contest.
  • Click over to the Spoon Sisters on-line store, take a look around then go back to the giveaway post and mention what your favorite item is other than the giveaway items listed.
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Host Blog: Mom Reviews
Deadline to Enter: October 31, 2007
Prize: Johnny Kapahala Back on Board DVD

Here's another chance to win this DVD that I've never heard of. There are different way to enter that will give your various chances to win. Stop by the giveaway post for all the details.

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Host Blog: Goody Blog
Deadline to Enter: November 14, 2007
Prize: various toys

Beginning today, The Goody Blog will be giving away a toy every single day until November 14th. Just check in each day—weekends, too!—to see which toy is up for grabs, and you have until midnight (EST) to enter yourself in the day's random drawing. They will post all of the week's winners on the following Monday.

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Host Blog: Mom Finds
Deadline to Enter: October 17, 2007
Prize: Timeworks Rocket Clock from Table Five Designs

How to enter:
  • You must be a subscriber to their newsletter to be eligible. Sign up here if you haven’t already done so.
  • To enter, reply to this post in the comments section below and tell them why you want to win. One comment per person, please.
  • You must supply them with a valid email address.
  • The contest starts now and entries must be date stamped by their server no later than Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 11:59 AM Eastern Time to be eligible.
  • One winner will be selected during a random drawing and will be notified via e-mail to receive the prize.
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Host Blog: MomReviews
Deadline to Enter: October 30, 2007
Prize: Hannah Montana - Life's What You Make It

My daughter would love this DVD! If you'd like a chance to win it, stop by MomReviews for more information on the 3 different ways you can put your name in the hat. She'll be giving away 2 copies - one for me and one for you! *wink*

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Blog Host: Bloggy Giveaways
Deadline to Enter: October 21, 2007
Prize: 8" x 10" gallery wrapped custom silhouette canvas

Simply Silhouettes is a stationery and gift company that makes silhouettes from photos you send it (following very specific guidelines). They offer stationery, wall art, even t-shirts, all made from the simple and beautiful silhouettes of the people you love. To enter, stop by the giveaway post and tell her what your favorite item is on the Simply Silhouette site.
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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Review & Giveaway: Deceptively Delicious

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winners are Doreen's Place & Shama-lama Mama!
Congratulations!

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If you haven't already heard about this book, you've probably been out of the country or experiencing power blackout because Deceptively Delicious is the talk of the town.

Not only is it written by Jessica Seinfield (wife of Jerry) but it's already received many celebrity endorsements, include the Big O herself. When Jessica appeared on the Oprah show, she impressed the talk show host enough to receive her highly coveted approval.

The whole premise of this book is to get kids to eat healthily, by “hiding” pureed vegetables and fruits in everyday foods that your kids eat. When you think about it, the concept is quite simple. I just wonder why I never thought about it. She even puts spinach and carrots in her brownies! Now that's just darn right sneaky!

What I really liked about this book is all the colorful photos of the finished products. For me, I need to have a visual when deciding what to make. I don't know why, I just feel more motivated if I know what it looks like. There are also many helpful parenting tips printed throughout this book. Those alone would make this a great buy!

The downside is that I tend to make things on the spur of the moment. By looking at some of these recipes, I think I would have to plan in advance to make sure I had all the tools and ingredients in my kitchen.

All in all, I think this book lives up to it's hype. It's organized and well written. And let's face it, anything that gets my kids to eat more vegetables is well worth it's weight in gold.

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  • Would you like a copy of Deceptively Delicious for yourself? Just leave a comment below saying which fruit or vegetable your kids absolutely despise before October 19th. I'll select 2 random winners on the 20th.
  • For extra entries:
    • Post this giveaway on your blog with a link back.
  • Will ship world-wide . . . even to Dubai!
Even if you don't win, you can still view some of this book's recipes at the Oprah website. Thank you to Parent Bloggers Network for this review opportunity!

Monday's Contests & Giveaways

Host Blog: Classy Mommy
Deadline to Enter: ?
Prize: Baby Plus Prenatal Education System by Dorel Juvenile Group

Baby Plus is a prenatal education system that you can begin to use anytime from 18-32 weeks in your pregnancy. Baby Plus plays progressively altered versions of the maternal heartbeat, which according to scientists is the true language of the prenatal environment. To enter, just email colleen@classymommy.com with your name and email address. It doesn't specify a deadline so stop by today!

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Host Blog: Suburban Turmoil Reviews
Deadline to Enter: October 17, 2007
Prize: $25 to Madallie

Madallie is an awesome site devoted to travel toys and accessories for your children. There are travel games and craft kits, soft travel blankets, comforting toys, funky stationery and travel journals and hip passport holders and purses. Just leave a comment on the giveaway post with your favorite family vacation spot (besides Disney!

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Host Blog: Full Plate
Deadline to Enter: October 22, 2007
Prize: $25 to one of the following - Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, ToysRUs, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Gap, Old Navy, The Children's Place, Yankee Candle, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Disney Store, or Claire's

MamaLee is celebrating her one-year blog anniversary! To help celelbrate, she's holding a contest over at Full Plate. Every day for the next five days, she will ask you 5 questions about herself and you need to find the answers on her blog. The top 3 people who emails her with the most correct answers in the shortest amount of time will win.

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Host Blog: Mama Loves Giveaways
Deadline to Enter: Ocotber 21, 2007
Prize: a Dogster or Catster T-shirt

To enter, just leave a comment on the giveaway post. That's it!

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Host Blog: Doll Diaries
Deadline to Enter: October 17, 2007
Prize: a Pumpkin Costume for your doll from BeautifulDoll.com

Get your favorite doll into the Halloween spirit by dressing her up in this adorable Pumpkin Costume. To enter, just leave a comment on the giveaway post letting them know what your favorite Halloween costume is. You can also get an extra entry by posting about this giveaway on your site.

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Host Blog: Boston Mamas
Deadline to Enter: October 15, midnight EST HURRY!
Prize: a pair of Guitar/Flame Robeez Shoes

Email Boston Mamas by midnight EST tonight (with “Robeez” in the subject) and name another fabulous new Robeez design. They’ll draw 2 winners (one will receive a pair in black, and one in pink; winners choose size).

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Host Blog: live. love. sparkle
Deadline to Enter: October 31, 2007
Prize: a pair of Swarovski Earrings in Smokey Topaz

All you have to do for a chance to win is to join her mailing list. Everyone who's on there as of 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Wed., Oct. 31, will be included in the random drawing.

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Host Blog: Shaktronics
Deadline to Enter: October 30, 2007
Prize: Rocketfish Wireless Multi-Media Keyboard and Mouse

  • Leave a comment on this post about your newest technology purchase.
  • Link back to this post using the "Another Shaktronics Giveaway" banner in a post on your blog or site.
  • If you do not have a blog, leave your e-mail address and tell your friends.
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Host Blog: Slacker-Moms-r-Us
Deadline to Enter: October 30, 2007
Prize: Pink Digital Key Chain
Help raise awareness by turning your blog or site Pink for October and entering her giveaway for a pink digital picture key chain. Leave your link on the giveaway post if you are participating in Pink for October and at the end of the month she will randomly pick a winner.
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Giveaway: Personalized Children's Book

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation!
The winner is Living for God.
Congratulations!

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All kids love to hear their name. Well, at least mine do! What better way to give the gift of reading to a child than through a personalized book made just for them. Introducing The First Adventures of Incredible You by the talented ladies at Custom Made For Kids.

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"The First Adventures of Incredible You is a delightful, rhyming book about the everyday experiences and sensations of a young child. From splashing in rain puddles to cheering on a favorite team to smelling a favorite family food, the book tells the story of this child's first several years of life. By adding the names of special people and places in the child's life to these universal experiences, the special child in your life will believe The First Adventures of Incredible You was written especially for him or her."
The amazing part of this book is that it can be tailor made to almost any type of family including those with adopted children. There is a 100% satisfaction guarantee so you know they stand proud behind their work.

Want a chance to win this wonderful book (vallue $41) for that special child in your life?

Here's how to enter:

  • Stop by Custom Made For Kids before midnight October 18th to find the answer to this question - "Who is the illustrator of The First Adventures of Incredible You?" (hint: check out the About Us section)
  • Then come back here and leave your answer in comments. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave a way to contact you.
  • Free shipping to all U.S. addresses. If you live outside the U.S., you can still win the book but you must pay for international shipping charges.
  • For extra entries:
    • Subscribe to my RSS feed so you can stay on top of all my giveaways. Believe me, there's a lot more to come!
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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Review: Dawn Simple Pleasures

I have always been a big fan of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. So when I was asked to review their new product - Simple Pleasures Dishwashing Liquid & Air Freshener - I was thrilled. I figured at the very least I would have more liquid to clean my plates.

However, I was pleasantly surprised at the new design of the bottle. It's very modern and sleek looking. The best part is the separate air freshener compartment located at the bottom of the container. The waterproof fragraent beads continually release a soft and pleasant aroma throughout the kitchen. It's not too sweet or too flowery. It's available in Water Lily & Jasmine, Apple & Pear, and Lemon & Tangerine. For me, I think the Water Lily & Jasmine is my favorite.

And of course, it's filled with their famous dishwashing formula that's tough on grease! Just a little goes a long way.

This two-in-one product is great especially for those who are tight on counter space. I really liked Dawn Simple Pleasures and would definitely buy it in the future!

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Giveaway: Klean Bath & Body

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation!
The winner is Jennifer of Let's Go Relayin'.
Congratulations!

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We all get so busy in our daily lives that we sometimes forget to take care of one important person . . . ourselves. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to drop everything and head over to a rejuvinating spa? Unfortunately, not all of us has the time or money to do it. The solution? Klean Bath & Body.

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Klean Bath & Body seeks to introduce consumers to a high-end spa experience in their own home. Our products are made with the finest butters, oils and fragrances combined into products that pamper the body and soothe the soul. Utilizing natural and pure ingredients such as cocoa butter, toasted coconut, shea butter, macadamia nut oil, and green tea powder, Klean products are skin-loving, decadent, and a true treat for the senses."
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The generous people at Klean Bath & Body are giving away a 3 month membership to their Scrub Club (value $55) to one lucky winner. Imagine, receiving a delectable 5 oz. KLEAN Sugar Body Polish for three months!

Here's how to enter:

  • Stop by KLEAN Bath & Body before midnight October 16th to view all their wonderful products.
  • Then come back here and leave in comments what your favorite polish item is. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave a way to contact you.
  • Mention this offer on your blog and link back to this giveaway post and KLEAN Bath & Body.
  • For an extra entry:
    • Subscribe to my RSS feed so you can stay on top of all my giveaways. If you're already subscribed, let me know in comments.
  • Sorry, this is open to U.S. addresses only.
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Don't forget to also enter the Oopsie Dazie Giveaway!


Giveaway: Hair Accessories by Oopsie Dazie

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is Drama Mama!
Congratulations!

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What little girl doesn't like to accessorize? Well, now she can stand out from the crowd with her original hair accessories from Oopsie Dazie.

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Oopsie Daize offers some of the most adorable headbands and hair clips at very reasonable prices. This is very important since we all know how little things can sometimes magically disappear. I know that I sometimes find Girlie Girl's clips gracing the head of some of her favorite dolls.

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However, just because they're reasonably priced, doesn't mean that quality was overlooked. I was sent a couple of sample pieces and found the workmanship to be great! I know that these pieces will last us a long time. That is, if the dolls don't get to them first!

Oopsie Dazie is generously offering one lucky winner their choice of any two products in their store.

Here's how to enter:

  • Stop by Oopsie Dazie before midnight October 15th to view all their wonderful hair accessories.
  • Then come back here and leave in comments what your favorites are. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave a way to contact you.
  • For extra entries:
    • Mention this offer on your blog and link back to this giveaway post and Oopsie Dazie.
    • Subscribe to my RSS feed so you can stay on top of all my giveaways. Believe me, there's a lot more to come!
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