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DVD Giveaway: VeggieTales, Beauty and the Beet (US, Ends 11/1)

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.   Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $100 Target Gift Card (US, Ends 11/4)


  Welcome to the Target $100 Gift Card Giveaway Event Sponsored by Target & The Honest Co at Target Hosted by Conservamom   The Honest Company prides themselves in bringing parents honest and better choices for their little ones. With a huge line of baby products from teethers to bathing products your little one will always have the option of great products to keep them clean, safe and happy. The Honest Co is known for … [Read more...]

Make Snack Time On-The-Go Easy And Delicious With Jif to Go Dippers #Sponsored #MC

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Rosie joined her school's Run Club this year (I'm a proud mama!).  Practice is across town from her school and we drive straight over from school.  It's no problem, but it means that her after-school snack is in the car instead of at the kitchen table.  Are you like us and find yourself eating in your car?  Depending on the snack, it can be ugly.  The worst ever for us (it lives forever in my memory and the detailing bill in my checkbook) was the … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Minecraft Bundle – Dummies Books! (US, Ends 11/8)

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From Wiley:  "Know any kids obsessed with Minecraft? If you know a tween, chances are you’ve definitely heard about Minecraft. Wiley is releasing a new line of portable guides that are perfect for readers in the clutches of the Minecraft phenomenon wanting to enhance their gaming experience covering Minecraft Construction, Recipes and Redstone. Or perhaps you’re a parent and your child has convinced you to purchase Minecraft for them and … [Read more...]

Burt’s Bees’ Is More Than Just Lip Balm – Natural Ingredients Set Their Skin and Body Care Products Apart

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I know Burt's Bees' from the amazing lip balm.  It works when others fail.  But what I didn't know was that they have an extensive line of skin and body care products.  What sets them apart from other brands for me, is their use of natural products.  Over 95% of Burt's Bees' products are made right in their own manufacturing plant in Durham, NC. The rest are made by other respectable American manufacturers.  They know and control the ingredients. … [Read more...]

Recipe: Hummus Appetizers That Are Finger-Friendly And Delicious! #NowThisIsSkinnyDipping #Sponsored

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I went to a blogger event recently where they served some delicious and smart hummus appetizers.  How can an appetizer be smart, you ask?  Well, first of all it's healthy.  It's smart at a cocktail party to reach for the hummus appetizer.  Your stomach and scale will thank you the next day!  And.... this is an important one... it's easy to eat.  Yes, I am THAT guest who spills bruschetta all over herself.  The one who awkwardly shoves a huge … [Read more...]

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  This past weekend, I volunteered at the 2014 Chicago Marathon.  It was the first time I'd been to the marathon and it was more exciting than I had imagined.  Before I went I read that there would be over 40,000 participants and over 10,000 volunteers but it really didn't register for me what that meant in terms of crowds.  Wow.  I was assigned to water stop #3 at the 5 mile mark to hand out water to the runners.  I was amazed and so … [Read more...]

Giveaway: $15 Starbucks Gift Card (or PayPal Cash) – Spooktacular Giveaway Hop! (Worldwide, Ends 10/31)

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Welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer!   Check out all the bloggers and their giveaways in the linky at the bottom of the post.  Hop around or enter them all!  They are all giving away a book-related prize or gift card to a book-related place. Kelly’s Lucky You! If you are one of my regular readers, thank you!  I appreciate each and every one of the people who use Kelly’s Lucky You to … [Read more...]

Twitter Party Alert! #Treats4All – 10/20 Noon ET – Prizes: $550 GCs!


Twitter Party Alert!  #Treats4All - 10/20 Noon ET - Prizes:  $550 GCs! RSVP for the #Treats4All Twitter Party  Photo Credit: KelseyBang.com  Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about celebrating the fall season and Halloween!  On Monday, October 20th at NOON, please join us for the #Treats4All Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing ways to make your Halloween celebrations fun and easy with … [Read more...]

Purchase a Jr. Frosty™ Halloween Coupon Book for $1, Benefits the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®! #Frosty4Adoption #Sponsored


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. "We would love a Wendy's Jr. Frosty!" That's what my daughter and her best friend said when I told them that we were going to hand out Jr. Frosty coupons on Halloween to trick-or-treaters.  They don't even know that the sale of the Wendy's Jr. Frosty™ Halloween Coupon Book benefits the Dave Thomas … [Read more...]

DVD Giveaway: Peppa Pig, “The Balloon Ride” (US, Ends 10/25)

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Peppa Pig is an award-winning animated series for preschool-aged children (ie a great cartoon!) that has been a favorite in Great Britain for years.  There is even a Peppa Pig Theme Park in Britain!  In 2011, the show came to Nick Jr. and Americans are falling in love with this adorable pig family.  Airing daily on Nick Jr., Peppa Pig follows the hilarious adventures of Peppa, a loveable little piggy, her family and all of her animal friends, … [Read more...]

Importance of Good Oral Care Health Habits #Sponsored #MC

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How do your kids best learn good habits? Here comes the cowering, blushing response from me....  by my example.  Seriously, that's how my daughter learns best.  When she sees me do something over and over and over (yup, definition of habit), she tends to do it as well.  Good and bad.  Bottom line, if I eat my broccoli, she is going to like it too.  If I have good oral care health habits, and I show her that it's important to me, the likelihood … [Read more...]

Giveaway: COACH Umbrella and KeyChain! RV $146! Grand Prize? $500 CASH! #FashionistaEvents

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  Whoa!  A grand prize of $500 Paypal Cash! My first thought is, wow, that would make the holidays a lot easier! What would you use it for? And wouldn't it be fun to redecorate your bedroom or surprise your guests and get all new bedding for your guest room? Midnight Velvet is giving away a $300 gift certificate! The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $250 Kohl’s Gift Card (US, Ends 10/12)


We love Kohl's at our house.  I remember when my daughter was a baby, my husband and I would put her to bed and I would head over to Kohl's for some retail relaxation!  It has always been one of my favorite department stores, but now there's even more to get excited about! Kohl's recently launched a brand new rewards  program called Yes2You. With Yes2You Rewards you will earn one point for every dollar spent – no matter how you pay, and you will … [Read more...]

Make Holiday Cooking Easier With The Latest Appliances from @BestBuy! #holidayprep

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The holidays are coming! Will you be ready? What do the holidays mean to you? Family Parties Celebrations Food Fun For most of us, we will be cooking and entertaining for our family and friends over the holiday season.  Whether it's entertaining four guests on Thanksgiving; forty guests on Christmas; or somewhere in between, we rely on our appliances to prep holiday food. We're going to have my cousin visiting from … [Read more...]

Book Giveaway: “The Cat Did What? 101 Stories of Magical Moments, Miracles, and Mischief” (US, Ends 10/25)

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  Our feline friends constantly surprise and charm us with their silly antics, their loving connections with our family members, and their surprising intelligence. You will enjoy reading all the 101 amazing and humorous stories in this collection about the mischief, miracles, and magic our cats bring to our lives. This collection will make you laugh and touch your heart and after reading these stories we know you'll say, "The cat did … [Read more...]