Wednesday, September 30, 2009

FREE 5x7 photo book from Walgreen's!

Become a Facebook fan of Walgreen's by October 2 and receive a free 5x7 photo book (a $9.99 value). You only pay a shipping fee of $1.99. This would make a great gift for the holidays. Sign up to become a fan here.

Thanks to Mom Saves Money for posting this great deal!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blog Giveaways Ending 09/30/09

Blog: Contest Corner
Prize: 4 Sabra Hummus coupons and a $25 Mastercard GC
Giveaway link: http://contest-corner.blogspot.com/2009/09/sabra-hummus-party-win-hummus-25.html
Ends 09/30/09

Blog: Designs by Vanessa
Prize: $25 GC to Cute Ability
Giveaway link: http://designsbyvanessa.blogspot.com/2009/09/cute-ability-giveaway.html
Ends 09/30/09

Blog: Sweeps4Bloggers
Prize: a set of Softlips Pure Lip Conditioners
Giveaway link: http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/09/softlips.html

Blog: Baby Loving Mama
Prize: a hoodie, backpack & pajamas from Hatley clothing
Giveaway link: http://www.babylovingmama.com/2009/09/hatley-clothing-lets-hear-it-for-the-boys-review-giveaway16.html/

Blog: Helping Mommys Win
Prize: a top of your choice from Alight.com
Giveaway link: http://winningmommys.blogspot.com/2009/09/alightcom-review-and-giveaway.html

Blog: Mom Knows it All
Prize: Lysol Disinfecting Spray and Lysol Wipes
Giveaway link: http://www.valmg.com/index.php/2009/lysol-tips-for-a-healthy-school-year-with-giveaway/

Blog: Mudpies and Mary Janes
Prize: toddler, child, or teen costume from Anytime Costumes
Giveaway link: http://mudpiesandmaryjanes.blogspot.com/2009/09/anytimecostumescom-giveaway.html

Blog: Robyns Online World
Prize: Family Party: 30 Great Games Outdoor Fun for the Nintendo Wii
Giveaway link: http://robynsonlineworld.blogspot.com/2009/09/wii-family-party-outdoor-fun-giveaway.html

Blog: Savetosave
Prize: JamJewelry Designs initial pendant
Giveaway link: http://slavetosave.blogspot.com/2009/09/jamjewelry-designs-giveaway-ends-930.html

Win a costume from Anytime Costumes! Two great giveaways!

Just in time for Halloween! There are two great blogs giving away a toddler, child, or teen costume of your choice from Anytime Costumes!

Blog: The Nurse Mommy
Giveaway link: http://www.thenursemommy.com/2009/09/shop-anytime-costumes-for-all-your.html
Ends 09/30/09

Blog: A Working Blogging Mommy
Giveaway link: http://taylorsmommy-taysmommy.blogspot.com/2009/09/anytime-costumes-review-and-giveaway.html
Ends 10/01/09

Zhu Zhu Pets Giveaway at Momma In Flip Flops2! ENDS 09/30/09

Visit Momma In Flip Flops2 and enter to win a Zhu Zhu pets hamster with a Slide and Ramp! Yay! Lots of extra entries. Ends 09/30/09.

Giveaway link: http://mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com/2009/09/zhu-zhu-pets-giveaway.html

Win an Eco Touch Waterless Care Care Kit ENDS 09/30/09

Another EASY way to go green! Head over to 4 Baby and Mom and enter to win a complete Eco Touch Waterless car care kit, including the Car Wash + Polish, the Carpet & Upholstery cleaner, the Dashboard Protect, the Metal Polish, the All Purpose Cleaner and the Window Clear cleaner! Lots of extra entries.

Giveaway link: http://4babyandmom.blogspot.com/2009/09/eco-touch-waterless-car-wash-detailing.html

Ends 09/30/09

Win a Vtech Bugsby Interactive Reading System Ends 09/30/09

Help your little one get a head start to reading! Visit Life Starring the Kids and Me and enter to win a Vtech Bugsby Interactive Reading System! Lots of extra entries.

Giveaway link: http://www.lifestarringellieandeve.com/vtech-bugsby-interactive-reading-system-giveaway-ends-930/

Ends 09/30/09

Win a $25 Jewelry by Tara GC ENDS 09/30/09

The Plumbers Wife is hosting a giveaway for Jewelry by Tara. One lucky winner will get a $25 gift certificate to buy whatever they choose at Jewelry by Tara's site. Believe me, you will have a hard time choosing. She carries a lot of beautiful pieces. Multiple entries.

Giveaway link: http://theplumberwife.blogspot.com/2009/09/jewelry-by-tara-giveaway.html

Ends 09/30/09

Win a HEXBUG Robot ENDS 09/30/09

These are so cool. HEXBUG tiny little robots that don't cost a fortune! What's better than that? A FREE one, of course! Hurry and head over to Barefoot Mommies and enter to win one. One lucky winner will recieve a HEXBUG Robotic Creature! Multiple entries!

Giveaway link: http://www.barefootmommies.com/?p=4655

Monday, September 28, 2009

Win an Allergy-Proofing Bedroom Makeover!

To kick off Fall Allergy season, Aller-Ease is helping you prepare for the change of seasons!

All year long, dust mites, pet dander, mold and other microscopic allergens live quite comfortably in mattresses and pillows in homes everywhere. By using Aller-Ease pillow and mattress protectors, you can minimize allergy symptoms and protect your family from breathing in those allergens accumulating in your bedding.

This Fall, regardless of geographic location, September marks a season change and those same homes are preparing to Flip for Fall. This means switching out closets, changing seasonal d├ęcor, turning over bedclothes, changing furnace filters and special cleaning in preparation for the closed windows and the cool weather of fall.

Beginning the first day of Fall, Tuesday, Sept. 21st through October 31, you can log on to www.aller-ease.com and tell us how you Flip for Fall and prepare your home for the change of season for a chance to win a complete allergen filtration protective bedding system for all the beds in your entire home (up to four bedrooms).

Here is a link to the giveaway: http://www.aller-ease.com/flip-for-fall

Make your own Garden Insecticide!

Keep those pesky bugs away from your garden with these simple homemade remedies. All are safe for flower or vegetable gardens!


Antibacterial Fungal Spray

* 1 gallon of water
* 2 Tbsp. of bleach
* 2 drops of antibacterial dishwashing liquid such as Ajax
* (optional)pinch of cinnamon

Shake well. Spray every 8 to ten days. Water well before and after spraying. Don't spray blooms and don't wash spray off. Make new spray each time you spray as the chlorine content will weaken.


Pest Control for Roses

Roses are a little touchy. They usually benefit from an insecticidal treatment once a week to control Aphids, spider mites and other small, soft-bodied insects. And use only soft soaps, not harsh detergents, which can damage your rose plants.

* 3 tsp. of Murphy's oil soap, castile soap or Ivory dish washing liquid
* 3 cups of warm water
* 1 cup of vegetable, coconut or mineral oil

Allow the mixture to steep overnight. Pour the insecticidal soap into a spray bottle and mist your plants.


Japanese Beetles

To ward off Japanese Beetles, use a garlic spray. Add five or six crushed garlic cloves to your homemade insecticidal soap (listed above), and allow the garlic to steep overnight. Strain the spray through cheesecloth and pour into a spray bottle. Apply as needed to your bushes. The garlic spray also has the added benefit of helping to control fungal diseases that roses are prone to getting.


Slugs and Snails

Beer is an old-time favorite for getting rid of slugs and snails.

Place the beer (it doesn't matter what brand) in either shallow pans or cut down some paper cups to about 1 inch tall. Place them in a flat spot in the garden. The pests will crawl into the pans or cups.


Baking Soda Spray – treats powdery mildew and other fungus

* 1 gallon of water
* 3 tablespoons of baking soda
* 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid

Mix all the ingredients in a sprayer and apply to leaves of affected. It is best to remove leaves that are seriously infested if possible. Treat every one or two weeks.


Garlic & Pepper Spray – gets rid of cabbageworms, catepillars, hornworms, aphids, flea beetles, and other insects

* 6 cloves of garlic
* 1 tbsp dried hot pepper
* 1 minced onion
* 1 tsp liquid soap
* 1 gallon of hot water

Blend all ingredients and let sit for 1 to 2 days. Strain and use as spray. Ground cayenne or red hot pepper can also be sprinkled on the leaves of plants (apply when leaves are slightly damp) to repel chewing insects or added to the planting hole with bone meal or fertilizer to keep squirrels, chipmunks, dogs and other mammals away from your gardens. Be sure to reapply after rain.


Ant Traps – for killing ants in the garden

* 1/4 cup of sugar
* 1/4 cup of borax

Mix the sugar and borax, then sprinkle around any hills and travel paths. The ant will think it is all sugar and take the borax back to the nest. The borax is poisonous to ants.


Critter Spray – for getting rid of rabbits, deer, dogs and other four-legged critters

* 4 tsp dry mustard
* 3 tsp cayanne pepper
* 2 tbsp chili powder
* 1 tbsp Tabasco sauce
* 2 quarts of warm water

Mix all the ingredients in a sprayer and apply around the border of your garden. Those pesky deer or rabbits won’t dare enter your garden.


Good luck!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Win a Dyson DC24 at My Wee View ENDS 11/02/09

I'm so jealous! My Wee View had the opportunity to review a Dyson DC24 Vacuum! I've wanted one forever, but it's just not in our budget. Luckily, she has an extra to give away! Yay!! Head over to My Wee View and get your entries in to win this awesome Dyson DC24 Vacuum! Lots of extra entries and a daily twitter entry.

Giveaway link: http://myweeview.com/2009/09/dyson-dc24-499/?cp=5

I need a Gel Pro Mat!

I've been doing a lot of canning and freezing lately, preparing for another long Minnesota winter without local fresh fruits and veggies. I've done pickles, green beans, applesauce, pears, and most recently salsa. Yes, my panty is overflowing but we love knowing that what we're eating came fresh from our garden, untouched by chemicals, and grown with love.

However, my feet are killing me! My knees hurt, my back hurts, but most of all my feet! Ouch! I've spent a lot of hours standing at my counter, chopping, grinding, boiling...you name it. And all of that standing is taking a toll on my body. Enter the Gel Pro Mat.

I'd love one! So, Gel Pro, if you are out there, if you are listening, please help me out! I'd love to do a review of your products and prove that they really do work! My aching body would thank you!

Thanks for considering my swollen feet!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Win Aunt Jemima Frozen Blueberry Pancakes ENDS 10/15/09

Win a coupon for a FREE box of Aunt Jemima Frozen Blueberry Pancakes! Just visit the Not So Blog for tons of chances to enter!

Giveaway link: http://www.thenotsoblog.com/2009/09/aunt-jemima-giveaway/

Ends 10/15/09

Win a YooHoo & Friends Aurora Plush ENDS 10/03/09

Head over to Life Starring the Kids and Me and enter to win a YooHoo & Friends Aurora Plush of your choice! So many cute ones to choose from! Tons of extra entries and a daily twitter entry.

Giveaway link: http://www.lifestarringellieandeve.com/aurora-plush-toys-yoohoo-friends-plush-toy-giveaway-ends-103/

Ends 10/03/09

Zhu Zhu Pets Giveaway at Night Owl Mama ENDS 10/02/09

Gosh I wish I could win one of these cute little guys! Head over to Night Owl Mama and enter the Zhu Zhu Pets giveaway. One lucky reader will win a Zhu Zhu Pet hamster with a ramp and slide! TONS of extra entries and a daily Twitter entry.

Giveaway link: http://nightowlmama.blogspot.com/2009/09/zhu-zhu-pets-review-and-giveaway.html

Ends 10/02/09

Blog Giveaways Ending 09/28/09


Blog: Annie's Home
Prize: Snorg tee
Giveaway link: http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2009/08/wn-snorg-tee.html


Blog: Annie's Home
Prize: The Car Hop Girl Adult Costume or the The First Mate Sailor Suit from Costumes4Less
Giveaway link: http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2009/09/costumes4lesscom-review-and-giveaway.html

Blog: Barefoot Mommies
Prize: SUBWAY Car Kit
Giveaway link: http://www.barefootmommies.com/?p=4882


Blog: Two of a kind, working on a full House
Prize: Keurig Platinum Brewing System AND 4 boxes of K-cups
Giveaway link: http://twoofakindworkingonafullhouse.blogspot.com/2009/08/keurig-review-and-giveaway.html


Blog: J. Leigh Designz
Prize: Keramikos Kitchen 2 Piece Ceramic Utility Knife + Paring Knife Set
Giveaway link: http://jleighdesignz.blogspot.com/2009/09/keramikos-kitchen-high-quality-ceramic.html


Blog: My Wee View
Prize: item of your choice from Zooni
Giveaway link: http://myweeview.com/2009/09/zooni-item-of-your-choice/


Blog: My Organized Chaos
Prize: Black Bandit Towel from Baby Butterfly Boutique
Giveaway link: http://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2009/09/baby-butterfly-boutique-with-giveaway.html


Blog: My Organized Chaos
Prize: $30 GC to A. Victoria
Giveaway link: http://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2009/09/victoria-with-giveaway.html


Blog: My Organized Chaos
Prize: a DivaDo in your choice of Audrey or Brigitte
Giveaway link: http://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2009/09/divado-with-giveaway.html


Blog: Mom Most Traveled
Prize: chest of goodies from Pirates Booty
Giveaway link: http://mommosttraveled.com/pirates-have-good-booty/


Blog: 1 Stop Mom
Prize: $50 GC to Red Envelope
Giveaway link: http://1stopmomgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/09/red-envelope-review-and-giveaway.html


Blog: Peanut Butter and Pickle Reviews
Prize: Eco Touch Waterless Car Care Kit
Giveaway link: http://www.pbandpickles.com/2009/09/eco-touch-waterless-car-care.html


Win Tropical Traditions Organic Liquid Soap ENDS 09/26/09

Visit Grammy Janet's Place and enter to win another fabulous Tropical Traditions giveaway! One lucky reader will win an 8 oz bottle of Tropical Traditions Lavender Liquid Foaming Soap! Ends 09/26/09

Giveaway link: http://grammyjanetsplace.blogspot.com/2009/09/tropical-traditions-organic-liquid-soap_09.html

Melrose Fields Orchid Flower Reed Diffuser Giveaway ENDS 09/26/09

Head over to Life Starring the Kids and Me and enter to win an Orchid Flower Reed Diffuser from Melrose Fields! TONS of extra entries, as always. Ends 09/26/09.

Giveaway link: http://www.lifestarringellieandeve.com/melrose-fields-orchid-flower-reed-diffuser-giveaway-ends-926/

Blog Giveaways Ending 09/27/06

Blog: Life in a House of Blue
Prize: $40 Macy's GC
Giveaway link: http://www.lifeinahouseofblue.com/2009/09/macys-come-together-feed-10-million.html


Blog: Barefoot Mommies
Prize: $60 GC to Paperspring
Giveaway link: href="http://www.barefootmommies.com/?p=4645">http://www.barefootmommies.com/?p=4645


Blog: IceFairy's Treasure Chest
Prize: $40 GC to Bella Bejeweled
Giveaway link: http://icefairystreasurechest.blogspot.com/2009/09/new-look-giveaway-1-bella-bejeweled.html


Blog: Frugal RI Mama
Prize: $40 Macy's GC
Giveaway link: http://www.frugalrimama.com/2009/09/giveaway-macys-40-gift-card.html


Blog: A Wrestling Addicted Mommy
Prize: Zhu Zhu Pets hamster with ramp and slide
Giveaway link: http://lyricandariasmom.blogspot.com/2009/09/perfect-pet.html#


Blog: Everything Up Close
Prize: 100% bamboo bath towel from Shoo-foo
Giveaway link: http://www.everythingupclose.com/2009/09/shoo-foo-review-giveaway.html


Blog: The Science of Being Dad
Prize: $100 Sams Club GC
Giveaway link: http://blog.thescienceofbeingdad.com/?p=1025


Blog: The Art of Being Mom
Prize: $100 Sams Club GC
Giveaway link: http://blog.theartofbeingmom.com/?p=1654


Blog: Brown Couch Events
Prize: tee from Seventh.Ink
Giveaway link: http://browncouchevents.blogspot.com/2009/08/seventhink-giveaway.html


Blog: Brown Couch Events
Prize: $25 GC to Andrea's Beau
Giveaway link: http://browncouchevents.blogspot.com/2009/08/andreas-beau-giveaway.html


Blog: Forever and Always
Prize: costume from Anytime Costumes
Giveaway link: http://blessedbarnharts.blogspot.com/2009/09/anytimecostumescom-review-and-giveaway.html


Blog: Hip Mama's Place
Prize: Beamz Interactive Music System
Giveaway link: http://www.hipmamasplace.com/2009/09/play-create-and-explore-music-with.html#


Blog: She Scribes
Prize: Carson's Optical zOrb
Giveaway link: http://shescribes.blogspot.com/2009/09/scientific-fun-and-giveaway.html

Skoy Cloth Review and GIVEAWAY!! ENDS 10/10/09

You can see the winners HERE!

Yay! I love doing giveaways for products that I truly believe in and truly LOVE!! Revolutionary new Skoy Cloths are the perfect example! Two stay at home moms created this incredible product out of a desire to share a cloth that is better than any cloth they had ever used and was environmentally friendly. The Skoy Cloth was born! Check out the full story here.

I was lucky enough to be sent a few of these to try out. It's taken me a little while to post this because I wanted to make sure I gave them a true, thorough test. I've been using my Skoy cloth (yes, the same one) for about two weeks now. It is incredible! It's strong enough for scrubbing those tough to clean dishes yet still soft enough to wipe the kids' faces, since it's made of a 100% biodegradable unique blend of natural cotton and wood-pump cellulose. It's also non-toxic, chlorine-free and made using water-based colors and inks.

And it completely replaces paper towels for other cleaning tasks too. As a matter of fact, the company boasts that one Skoy cloth is equivalent to 15 rolls of paper towels! I believe it. It's so absorbent it out cleans ANY paper towel or sponge that I've ever tried. It can be used with most household cleaners but works great all by itself!

The best part is that it's much more sanitary than using regular cloth rags. The Skoy cloth dries completely in a matter of a couple of hours, so bacteria doesn't have a chance to make a home in it. To keep it clean and fresh, just zap a wet Skoy cloth in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and any germs and bacteria are destroyed! An even easier option, toss it in the dishwasher with your load of dishes! And if you're old fashioned, it's also washer and dryer safe. But I must add that I've wiped up spaghetti sauce with it and it still rinses clean to it's original color with just a little water! No more orange stained dish rags!

This is a great, eco-friendly company from product production, to packaging and shipping! I'm glad to support them and I'm sure you'd love their products. If you'd like to purchase Skoy Cloths, visit their website HERE and check out the list of retailers and e-tailers.

I'm also happy to annouce that, thanks to the wonderful owners or Skoy Enterprises, I have two packs of four Skoy cloths to give away! Yay for you!


**The Giveaway**

Manditory entry (must be completed before extra entries count and you must answer the question or your entry will be deleted):
For your main entry, please tell me why you would like to replace your current products with the Skoy cloth!


**Extra Entries**
(please leave a separate comment for each extra entry)


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**Tweet about this giveaway - can be done DAILY for one extra entry each day!! You can copy and paste the following:
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**For TWO extra entries, write a blog post linking to the giveaway and to the sponsor. Nothing big, just a line or two.


Giveaway is for US Addresses ONLY.
There will be two winners, each receiving 4 Skoy Cloths.
Winners will be chosen by Random.org
Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact me or prize will be forfeited.
You MUST have a valid email attached to your profile or in your comment or your comments will be deleted (I have to be able to contact you).
Prize will be mailed by sponsor.

Giveaway ends 11:59:59 PM CST 10/10/09.

This giveaway is listed at All Things Bloggy.

The makers of Skoy were generous enough to send me some samples to review. Aside from receiving the product to review, I was not paid in any form to complete this review or to hold the giveaway. Please see my complete Disclosure/Acknowledgement Policy HERE.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sophia's Gourmet giveaway! ENDS 09/26/09

Visit one of my fave blogs, Sweeps4Bloggers, and enter the Sophia's Gourmet Foods giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a Sophia's Gourmet Salad Dressing Sampler! Lots of extra entries. Ends 09/26/09.

Giveaway link: http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/09/sophias.html

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Zhu Zhu Pets Giveaway ENDS 09/24/09

My daughter is really bugging me for one of these guys. But, she's never getting a real hamster so I may have to cave and get her a Zhu Zhu Pets hamster. It's the next best thing to the real thing!

Right now, head over to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires and enter to win Zhu Zhu Pets Spiral Slide and Ramp Set plus one Hamster! Yay!


Giveaway link: http://www.3garnets2sapphires.com/2009/09/giveaway-review-zhu-zhu-pets-toy.html

Ends 09/24/09

Win 30 Gimme Jimmy's Classic Cookies ENDS 09/24/09

Do you love cookies? Wanna win some? Visit Leslie Loves Veggies and enter to win a Gimme Jimmy's Classic 30 Cookies Assortment!

Giveaway link: http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/2009/09/gimme-jimmys-giveaway-30-huge-cookie.html

Hurry GIVEAWAYS ending TODAY 09/23/09!!


Blog: The Fabulous Won
Prize: Blush Topless Undershirt
Giveaway link: http://thefabulouswon.blogspot.com/2009/09/blush-topless-undershirt-reviewgiveaway.html
Ends TODAY 09/23/09


Blog: Prissy Green
Prize: Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey
Giveaway link: http://www.prissygreen.com/2009/09/tropical-traditions-organic-raw-honey-review-and-giveaway.html/
Ends TODAY 09/23/09


Blog: Momma In Flip Flops2
Prize: Burn Out Vneck Tee from Peace Love Mom
Giveaway link: http://mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com/2009/09/peace-love-mom-giveaway.html

Blog Giveaways Ending 09/25/09


Blog: Feisty, Frugal, and Fabulous
Prize: Bedknobs and Broomsticks DVD
Giveaway link: http://www.feistyfrugalandfabulous.com/2009/09/bedknobs-and-broomsticks.html
Ends 09/25/09


Blog: Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls
Prize: $50 gift certificate to StephieMc Designs
Giveaway link: http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/09/stephiemc-designs-giveaway.html
Ends 09/25/09


Blog: Me and My Boys
Prize: shirt of your choice from Lollipops and Polka Dots
Giveaway link: http://meandmyboys-abby.blogspot.com/2009/09/lollipops-and-polka-dots-lets-hear-it.html
Ends 09/25/09


Blog: Mel, a Dramatic Mommy
Prize: Nestle Happy New School Year prize package
Giveaway link: http://www.meladramaticmommy.com/2009/09/happy-new-school-year-nestle-family.html
Ends 09/25/09


Blog: The Glamorous WAHM
Prize: Rada Pro Nail Station
Giveaway link: http://theglamorouswahm.com/index.php/2009/09/rada-pro-nail-station-reviewblog-giveaway/
Ends 09/25/09


Blog: She Scribes
Prize: 2 sets of Mainstays Towels from Walmart
Giveaway link: http://shescribes.blogspot.com/2009/09/mainstays-products-from-walmart-review.html
Ends 09/25/09


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blog Giveaways Ending 09/24/09

Blog: The Dirty Shirt
Prize: a 12.5 oz Lysol Disinfectant Spray and two 40 ct. canisters of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes
Giveaway link: http://thedirtytshirt.com/back-to-school-with-lysol-review-and-giveaway
Ends 09/24/09


Blog: Forever and Always
Prize: $50 GC to Bei Bambini
Giveaway link: http://blessedbarnharts.blogspot.com/2009/09/bei-bambino-50-gc-giveaway.html
Ends 09/24/09


Blog: Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls
Prize: cape of your choice from BabyPop Designs
Giveaway link: http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/09/babypop-designs-cape-giveaway.html
Ends 09/24/09


Blog: Go Graham Go
Prize: Shapely Secrets exercise program
Giveaway link: http://www.gograhamgo.com/2009/09/shapely-secrets-exercise-giveaway-5.html
Ends 09/24/09


Blog: Sweeps4Bloggers
Prize: gift bag assortment of True Lemon products
Giveaway link: http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/09/true-lemon.html
Ends 09/24/09


Blog: Mommy Mandy
Prize: Tony Lama Boots
Giveaway link: http://mommymandy.com/tony-lama-boots-giveaway/
Ends 09/24/09


I'm passing on this letter posted on Green Earth Journey because I think it's something simple that we can all do to help!


"By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time,
but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever." - Lao Tse
Not too long ago a dear friend of mine was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and,
without health insurance, is having a tough time receiving treatment since
she cannot afford her payments. her husband runs his own company and she has never
really been able to hold a full time job because, in addition to her recent cancer discovery, she also suffers from a disease called Crohn's disease (see: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/crohns/#cause).
She works with her husband whenever she can to bring in money but the disease can be
quite crippling at times. They also have one daughter in college and a son graduating
from high school this year and with the economy the way that it is times are
very tough for them.

Right now she is paying out of pockets for all of her treatment which means that
she can only schedule appointments when she has the cash to pay up front at the
clinic. To respect her privacy I am not going to disclose any more but I want to be able to help them any way that I can.

She has always been a fan of my two shops so it is difficult to truly publicize
any big fundraiser without her finding out. I am reaching out to some of my
online friends hoping that her story will touch them in some way. As part of this fundraiser I am selling three things:
1. For $5 you can purchase a custom sized hemp bracelet with beads.
2. For $10 you can purchase a custom sized hemp necklace with beads.
3. for $15 you can purchase a custom sized hemp necklace with a charm and beads.
Just like this fundraiser what you receive in the end is a surprise! So in the end not only does my friend receive a nice surprise from a stranger but you will receive one as well. Feel free to check out my shops for the quality of my work.

I know that these are tough times for some people but as a token of your appreciate
I will throw in some free goods from my shop as well to say thank you for helping me out with this cause. I am hoping to have a few hundred dollars saved up to send to her by the holiday season. Right now I am only up to $70, most of which is coming from people I work with helping me out.

The purchases are being done through etsy.com in my shop www.oniondip.etsy.com. You will see three links that says FUNDRASIER etc... If you are trying to purchase one of these fundraiser items and by chance the link is not up there it simply means that someone has just purchased it. Please send me a convo right away on etsy and I will certainly relist it ASAP.

Thank you again for taking the time to read this and thank you for those who intend to support me on this.

If you feel that you need more information please contact me privately on my myspace account or facebook account and I will give you as much information as I can without my friend finding out about her surprise. My MySpace accounts are www.myspace.com/zapoldesigns and www.myspace.com/oniondipshop.
My facebook fan page for my shop is simply ZAPOLdesigns.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Zhu Zhu Pets Giveaway at 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires ENDS 09/24/09

I'm trying my darndest to win one of these around the blogosphere and I just can't seem to! Well I've found another one. Head over to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires and enter to win a Zhu Zhu Pets hamster with a ramp and slide! TONS of extra entry possibilities and a daily Twitter entry!

Giveaway link: http://www.3garnets2sapphires.com/2009/09/giveaway-review-zhu-zhu-pets-toy.html

Ends 09/24/09

Make It Yourself Monday


Make your own Veggie Wash!


Make your own Garden Insecticides


Make your own Cough Medicine

Blog Giveaways Ending 09/22/09

Blog: A Giveaway Everyday
Prize: your choice of Crane Humidifier
Giveaway link: http://agiveawayeveryday.blogspot.com/2009/09/crane-humidifiers-giveaway.html
Ends 09/22/09


Blog: A Mom's Balancing Act
Prize: $50 GC to Eco Time Toys
Giveaway link: http://www.momsbalancingact.com/2009/09/ecotimetoyscom-review-and-giveaway.html
Ends 09/22/09


Blog: My Organized Chaos
Prize: Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read First Grade Complete
Giveaway link: http://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2009/09/hooked-on-phonics-learn-to-read-first.html
Ends 09/22/09


Blog: IceFairy's Treasure Chest
Prize: Aller-Ease Protective Bedding Set
Giveaway link: http://icefairystreasurechest.blogspot.com/2009/09/lets-flip-for-fall-aller-ease-bedding.html


Blog: Leslie Loves Veggies
Prize: $50 GC to Zutano Itzy Bitzy Boutique
Giveaway link: http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/2009/09/zutano-50-gift-card-giveaway-cause-im.html

FreshDeals.com Review

I've been in the market for a new digital camera for quite some time now. The problem is, I don't know enough about them to make an educated decision as to which is the best for me. And there are just so many options, how do you choose which is right? Luckily, I've come across a fun new site to help, Fresh Deals!

"Fresh Deals is a refreshing new way for shoppers to find and share the latest online deals. We’ve spruced up your average shopping experience by offering a mix of fresh features including intuitive search and our thriving Questions & Answers community. Shoppers often have questions regarding the products they want to buy, but product reviews don’t always have the answers. Our community of experts can answer a wide range of product questions, strengthening consumer confidence when it comes time to purchase. Never settle for stale shopping again. Start fresh. Shop Fresh Deals."

I did a preliminary search for digital cameras and I was given over 100 pages of cameras to choose from! Way overwhelming! Luckily, I was then able to narrow my search by Brand, Product Line, Camera Type, Resolution, LCD Screen Size, Stores, and most importantly, Price Range. I narrowed my search down to 6 options. Then, not only was I able to view all of the specs of each camera, I was also given a list of stores, along with prices, where I could purchase the camera I choose. It really saved me a ton of time doing research on cameras with features that I didn't need! I loved the fact that I could decide where to purchase based on the best prices. It's price comparison shopping from the comfort of my own home!

The site has search options and info in HUNDREDS of different categories from Kids Shoes, Skin Care products, and Garden Tools, all the way to Gourmet Food! Fresh Deals is a one stop hub of consumer info!

Not only can you research products in numerous different categories, there's also a "Deals" page with a huge list of discounts, coupons codes, and sales around the web. I found a coupon code for $20 off at the Logo Design Guru. What a deal!

I also love the Q&A feature. Set up sort of like a blog forum, members post a question and anyone can post a reponse! You can also search to see if you're question may have already been asked and answered.

Here are a couple of the current questions posted:


Is Apple really coming out with a tablet PC? Anyone know the real scoop?

The price difference for Adobe software is insane! Whats the deal?

As a really tall / thin guy, most clothes just dont fit me right. Does anyone know what brand of clothing I might have better luck with?


What an array of questions! What an easy way to get the "regular Joe" answer to just about any question you can think of!

You do not have to be a member of the site to post on the Q&A or search the products, but if you decide to, it's easy as pie since you can sign in with your Facebook account!

Overall, I was truly impressed with all of the information I found on the Fresh Deals site. I found the searches to be very accurate. Searches produced only relevant and valuable information. I am also a little bit addicted to reading the questions and answers that people have posted. I guess the old adage is true "The only dumb question is one left unasked."

I highly recommend this site the next time you are making a big purchase, or even a small one! Check them out HERE!

Just a SAHM Looking for a Deal!

I was paid $25 to review this site. This does not mean, in any way, that this payment influenced my decision. This is a completely honest review.

Hurry GIVEAWAYS ending TODAY 09/21/09!!

Hurry, these blog giveaways are ending today!!


Blog: http://4babyandmom.blogspot.com/
Prize: Hasbro Play-Doh Spaghetti Factory
Giveaway link: http://4babyandmom.blogspot.com/2009/09/kids-get-creative-using-play-doh.html
Ends 09/21/09 11:59PM EST


Blog: Mom Start
Prize: $15 Dominos GC
Giveaway link: http://momstart.com/2009/09/dominos-i-phone-order-application-and-free-chocolate-lava-crunch-cake-giveaway/
Ends 09/21/09 11:59PM PST


Blog: A Family Completed
Prize: Pillsbury Back to School cookies and supplies
Giveaway link: http://afamilycompleted.blogspot.com/2009/09/pillsbury-back-to-school-cookies.html
Ends 09/21/09 7:00PM PST

Win a Blush topless undershirt at Slave to Save ENDS 09/23/09

Head over to Slave to Save and enter to win a Blush Topless Undershirt in your choice of color! Hurry and get your entries in, this giveaway ends 09/23/09.

Giveaway link: http://slavetosave.blogspot.com/2009/09/blush-topless-undershirt-review.html

Blog Makeover Giveaway at For the Mommas!

For the Mommas is celebrating a blog makeover with an incredible giveaway! Just support the blog by subscribing and you're entered to win one of these incredible prizes:

(3) $10.00 Bath & Body Works Giftcards

(1) $50.00 Old Navy Giftcard

(1) $100.00 Home Depot Giftcard

(1) $25.00 Barnes & Noble Giftcard

(1) $25.00 Gap Giftcard

(5) $10.00 Old Navy Giftcard

(1) $50.00 Gap Giftcard

(1) Special Giftcard for Twitter/Facebook followers (if you aren’t following you can HERE for Facebook and HERE for Twitter.

Giveaway link: http://www.forthemommas.com/giveaways/i-just-cant-hold-it-in-giveaway

Ends 10/10/09

Twitter Follower Giveaway at Just Wenderful!

Just Wenderful is hoping to gain some Twitter followers! In order to do so, she is hosting a giveaway once she reaches 100 followers. So far, the prizes include:

* Smashbox Trio Eyeshadow
* Stila Trio Lipgloss Pen Set
* An item from her etsy shop (www.justwenderful.esty.com)
* and a couple more things!

Follow her here to win!

$50 GC to BuyGreen.com Giveaway ENDS 09/22/09

Visit Pays to Live Green and enter to win a $50 gift certificate to BuyGreen.com! BuyGreen.com carries lots of eco-friendly, "green" products from Shampoo to Bamboo Bowls! Get your entries in, this giveaway ends 09/22/09!

Giveaway link: http://www.paystolivegreen.com/2009/09/buygreen-com-giveaway/

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lots of fun giveaways at Leslie Loves Veggies!

Get your entries in! Leslie Loves Veggies has tons of fun giveaways going on right now! Here are a few that I'm entering:

Win a pair of Umi Shoes
Giveaway link: http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/2009/09/umi-childrens-shoes-little-love-for.html
Ends 09/21/09

Win an item of your choice from Oh Nuts!
Giveaway link: http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/2009/09/oh-nuts-giveaway-can-you-say-yum.html
Ends 09/21/09

Win a $50 Gift Card to the Zutano Itzy Bitzy Boutique
Giveaway link: http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/2009/09/zutano-50-gift-card-giveaway-cause-im.html
Ends 09/22/09

Win a Gimme Jimmy's Classic 30 Cookies Assortment
Giveaway link: http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/2009/09/gimme-jimmys-giveaway-30-huge-cookie.html
Ends 09/24/09

Win a Anatex Magnetic Travel USA Map ENDS 10/25/09

Check out these cool kids chairs and visit JamericanSpice to enter to win the Anatex - Magnetic Travel USA Map Giveaway, ending October 25 2009, 11:59pm

Blog Giveaways Ending 09/21/09

Hurry! Here are some awesomely fun giveaways ending 09/21/09!!


Blog: Forever and Always
Prize: Looney Tunes Eating Right Kids Gift Basket
Giveaway link: http://blessedbarnharts.blogspot.com/2009/09/wb-gift-basket-giveaway.html


Blog: Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls
Prize: Backseat Drawing Junior from Out Of The Box Games
Giveaway link: http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/09/out-of-box-games-giveaway.html


Blog: Mamalicious Finds
Prize: hat of your choice from Little Lids
Giveaway link: http://mammaliciousfinds.blogspot.com/2009/09/little-lids-by-katie-segel-giveaway.html


Blog: Sweeps4bloggers
Prize: an assortment of Tiny Tillia bath products
Giveaway link: http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/09/tiny-tillia.html


Blog: Sweeps4bloggers
Prize: Annie Chun products and a shopping bag
Giveaway link: http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/09/annie-chuns.html


Blog: Baby Loving Mama
Prize: assortment of Lysol products
Giveaway link: http://www.babylovingmama.com/2009/09/have-a-healthier-school-season-with-lysol-review-giveaway.html/

Win a YooHoo & Friends plush from Aurora Gifts ENDS 10/03/09

Head over to Life Starring the Kids and Me and enter to win your choice of the YooHoo & Friends plush line from Aurora Gifts! So cute! Tons of extra entries and a daily Twitter entry!

Giveaway link: http://www.lifestarringellieandeve.com/aurora-plush-toys-yoohoo-friends-plush-toy-giveaway-ends-103

Ends 10/03/09

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Moms View is now My Wee View!

Due to legal reasons, My Moms View has has to change URL's! My Moms View is now My Wee View! Make sure you update your subscriptions and button!

Here's the new button:

My Wee View

It can be found on her right sidebar.

Also, check this post for extra entries into all of her giveaways due to the move.

Good luck to her and hopefully the transition goes smoothly!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Win an Oreck XL Gold Vacuum ENDS 09/11/09

I have not had good luck with vacuums. I had gone through the routine of buying $50-$100 vacuums once a year or so. I just thought that's how it was supposed to be! So one time, we had a door to door vacuum salesman come in with this incredible (and incredibly expensive) piece of machinery that was supposed to have a 25 year warranty and was guaranteed to work better than any vacuum I've ever used. So my husband and I decided to invest our money in a product meant to last. Turns out, it's a piece of junk. I won't name any names but its a pretty well known company. It lost suction immediately, the casters on the base broke off, the shaft between the beater and hose broke, and the replacement filters were somewhere around $15.00 each. Crazy! The warranty turned out to only cover the motor. Everything else was "operator induced". Nice.

I have seen many commercials for the Oreck vacuums and have really wanted to try one! Come on Oreck, prove to me that vacuums can last and continue to work great!

Well I wasn't lucky enough to snag one for review, but Mom Knows It All was! Head over to the Mom Knows It All blog and enter to win an Oreck XL Gold! Awesome!

Giveaway link: http://www.valmg.com/index.php/2009/the-oreck-xl-gold-vacuum-ive-got-one-and-a-surprise/

Ends 09/11/09

Win Zhu Zhu Pets ENDS 09/12/09

Visit Mudpies and Mary Janes and enter the Zhu Zhu Pets giveaway! One lucky winner will win a Zhu Zhu Pets hamster with ramp and slide. Fun!

Giveaway link: http://mudpiesandmaryjanes.blogspot.com/2009/09/zhu-zhu-pets.html

Ends 09/12/09

Win a Plasma Car ENDS 10/07/09

Visit A Bookworm Mom's Diary and enter to win a Plasma Car in your choice of color from Plasmart! TONS of extra entries and Twitter for a daily entry. Ends 10/07/09

Giveaway link: http://abookwormsdiary.blogspot.com/2009/09/plasmacar-review-giveaway.html

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Win Chocolate Cocoa Covered Almonds ENDS 09/14/09

Hurry and visit Mom Start! Enter to win a package of the Chocolate Cocoa Covered Almonds from Celebrate Life Nutrition! Yummy!

Giveaway link: http://momstart.com/2009/08/celebrate-truffles-almonds-tasty-giveaway/

Ends 09/14/09

Win a 30 day supply of Proactive! ENDS 09/11/09

Get that acne under control! Head over to Mama of 3 Munchkins and enter the Proactive Giveaway! One lucky reader will win a 30 Day Supply of the Proactiv Solution 3 Step System!

Giveaway link: http://mamaof3munchkins.blogspot.com/2009/08/get-clear-beautiful-skin-proactive.html

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Win a Maxi Kickboard Scooter ENDS 09/11/09

***WIN THIS***

Blog: MomFuse
Prize: Maxi Kickboard Scooter
Giveaway link: http://momfuse.com/2009/08/maxi-kickboard-scooter-review-giveaway/

Win a $500 Walmart Your Zone Makeover! ENDS 09/10/09

Walmart wants to make over your teens room with a $500 Walmart Your Zone gift certificate! What could be better than $500 bucks1 Just think of the possibilities. Visit The Mud Bug and enter to win this $500 Walmart GC!!

Giveaway link: http://mud-bug.com/2009/08/wal-mart-your-zone-teen-room-makeover-and-500-gift-card-giveaway/

Win a Dyson DC24 at My Organized Chaos! Ends 09/10/09

My Organized Chaos

Hurry over to My Organized Chaos and enter to win a Dyson DC24 Vacuum! Awesome!

Giveaway link: http://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2009/08/dyson-vacumn-with-giveaway.html

Ends 09/10/09

Blog Giveaways Ending 09/10/09

Blog: Island Life
Prize: Mimi the Sardine Lunch Bag
Giveaway link: http://islandlife808.com/giveaways/mimi-the-sardine-lunchbug-giveaway/


Blog: Sage and Savvy
Prize: Celebrate Chocolate Covered Cocoa Almonds from Celebrate Life
Giveaway link: http://www.sageandsavvy.com/2009/09/celebrate-chocolate-cocoa-covered.html


Blog: Sweeps4Bloggers
Prize: 6 pc Curious Chef Cookie Set
Giveaway link: http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/09/curious-chef.html


Blog: Barefoot Mommies
Prize: Honey Kix Prize Pack
Giveaway link: http://www.barefootmommies.com/?p=4282


Blog: Barefoot Mommies
Prize: Curious Chef Foundation Set
Giveaway link: http://www.barefootmommies.com/?p=4203


Blog: Prissy Green
Prize: Clarisonic Skin Care System
Giveaway link: http://www.prissygreen.com/2009/08/3327clarisonic.html/


Blog: The Bragging Mommy
Prize: SKLZ Sport-Brella
Giveaway link: http://www.thebraggingmommy.com/2009/09/sport-brella-review-and-giveaway.html

Win Zhu Zhu Pets HURRY ENDS TODAY!! 09/09/09

HURRY! Visit Flying Giggles & Lollipops and enter to win a Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster with Slide and Ramp!

Giveaway link: http://flyinggigglesandlollipops.blogspot.com/2009/08/zhu-zhu-pets-review-and-giveaway.html

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Big Birthday/Back to School Bash Giveaways at A Family Completed ENDING TODAY 09/09/09!!!

A family completed
Head over to A Family Completed and check out TONS of awesome giveaways in the Big Birthday / Back to School Bash! All giveaways end today 09/09/09 so hurry and get your entries in! There are too many giveaways to list but here are a few that I'm entering.

Win a pair of Umi Shoes!
Giveaway link: http://afamilycompleted.blogspot.com/2009/08/big-birthday-back-2-school-bash-1-umi.html

Win a clothing item of your choice from Ruthless & Toothless!
Giveaway link: http://afamilycompleted.blogspot.com/2009/08/big-birthday-back-2-school-bash-7.html

Win a pair of U*neaks!
Giveaway link: http://afamilycompleted.blogspot.com/2009/08/big-birthday-back-2-school-bash-6.html

Win a Plasma Car!
Giveaway link: http://afamilycompleted.blogspot.com/2009/08/big-birthday-back-2-school-bash-4.html

Win an Art Set from Sakura of America!
Giveaway link: http://afamilycompleted.blogspot.com/2009/08/big-birthday-back-2-school-bash-10.html

Win prize pack of Carolina Pad products!

Win 3 pairs of socks from Little Mismatched!
Giveaway link: http://afamilycompleted.blogspot.com/2009/08/big-birthday-back-2-school-bash-24.html

Win a Crane Humidifier!
Giveaway link: http://afamilycompleted.blogspot.com/2009/08/big-birthday-back-2-school-bash-20.html

Win a Mobi Tykelight Glo Mate!
Giveaway link: http://afamilycompleted.blogspot.com/2009/08/big-birthday-back-2-school-bash-17-mobi.html

Blog Giveaways Ending 09/09/09

Blog: Prissy Green
Prize: Andean Collection Acai Bracelet
Giveaway link: http://www.prissygreen.com/2009/08/the-andean-collection-review-and-giveaway.html/


Blog: A Giveaway Addicted Mommy
Prize: Rembrant 2 hour Whitening Kit
Giveaway link: http://nateandjakeandme.blogspot.com/2009/08/need-reason-to-smile-rembrant-giveaway.html


Blog: Mom Blogs 4 U
Prize: Wanchai Ferry "Stay At Home" Asain Inspired Prize pack
Giveaway link: http://www.momsblogs4u.com/index.php/2009/08/wanchai-ferry-review-contest/


Blog: 100 Cafe Street
Prize: 3 assorted boxes of Toffee To Go
Giveaway link: http://www.100cafestreet.com/toffee-to-go-giveaway/


Blog: Barefoot Mommies
Prize: $25 GC to We Love Colors
Giveaway link: http://www.barefootmommies.com/?p=4232


Blog: Prissy Green
Prize: assorted spices from Mountain Rose Herbs
Giveaway link: http://www.prissygreen.com/2009/08/mountan-rose-herbs-review-and-giveaway.html/


Blog: Annies Home
Prize: set of washcloths from Dreamsacks
Giveaway link: http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2009/08/dreamsacks-review-and-contest.html


Blog: Mama's Money Savers
Prize: tee of your choice from Nacho Mama Tees
Giveaway link: http://mamasmoneysavers.com/2009/08/nacho-mama-t-shirts-review-giveaway.html

A little maintenance

Sorry for any inconvenience or confusing posts. I'm doing a little housekeeping and blog maintenance. Hope to be done soon! Thanks for understanding!


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