June 27, 2011

Winner for Blog Bash 2011



First I want to thank Family Approve for all the hard work that was put into making all this possible. Second I want to thank all the different blogs and vendors that participated in this years Blog Bash. As most of you know this was my first blog bash. I'll go ahead and be the first to admit that being involved with a group of bloggers that have been writting for years made me so nervous. But I can't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed this hop and I am already planning to participate in more this year!!!


Now on to the part you all are waiting for:

The winner for Prize Package #1 is:

Renee Hall


And the Winner for Prize Package #2 is:


Pauline Milner

The winners will have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be selected.

June 22, 2011

Blog Bash 2011


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I have been waiting for this day since I first heard about Blog Bash. The chance for all the readers, including myself, to win so many AMAZING prizes. Thanks to Michelle at Family Approve for all the hard work and for making this such an amazing event.  And thanks SO much to my wonderful sponsors for making this one of the best giveaways ever!

There are TWO prize packages (you MUST do the Mandatory Entries for ALL sponsors participating in each prize package to be eligible to win):

Remember to CLICK on each sponsor and follow the requirements before completing the FORM. Only fill the form out ONCE for each sponsor.



Prize Package #1 - Entry Form
Sparrow's
Vadette Shapeware
For the Love of Scarves
Flip Flop Fancy
Leeman

Prize Package #2 - Entry Form
Team Beachbody
Vadette Shapeware




These are the members of Blog Bash 2011.
Go down the list and enter each amazing giveaway from June 22-June 26!



1. Family Approve  71. Freebies and Cheapies  
2. Blogelina  72. Becoming Brea  
3. Mommy and Me Giveaways  73. Musings of a Modern Mom  
4. Random Thoughs  74. Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy  
5. Sea of Savings  75. Randomosity  
6. Being Tazim  76. Christian Clippers  
7. Love you Always and Forever  77. A little of this A little of that  
8. Mommys Moments  78. 2 Against 1  
9. Maxwell's Mommy  79. pfamilygal  
10. Around my Family Table  80. Mott Mott deals  
11. This lil Piglet  81. Celebrating Family  
12. Darcy & Brian's Tales from the Nursery  82. Diary of a Stay at Home Mom  
13. Kelly's Lucky You  83. Free and Frugal Mommy of One  
14. Icefairy's Treasure Chest  84. That Shaker of Salt  
15. Still blonde after all these years  85. Real Dad Reviews  
16. ABCD Diaries  86. Mia Ma Miah's Diaries  
17. Libby's Library  87. Someday I'll Learn  
18. Sweet Treats And Good Eats  88. Books R Us  
19. SusieQTpies Scraps of Life  89. Whispered Thoughts  
20. The Freebie Junkie  90. Measuring Flower  
21. Rowell Reviews  91. Crazy Coupon Mommy  
22. Growing a Baby Reviews  92. Matter of Cents  
23. Mommies with Cents  93. iNeed a Playdate  
24. Keenly Kristen  94. Aprils Lifestyle Show  
25. Makobi Scribe  95. Accidentally Angela  
26. DebsHere  96. Nursing Ninny  
27. My Fitness World  97. Mom Fuse  
28. Staying Me  98. Little Boys are Made of Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails  
29. The Centsational Saver  99. Mommy Digger  
30. Jamie's Precious Peas  100. Cheap Therapy  
31. Photog Junke  101. funkylindsay!  
32. Mommy of 1 and Counting  102. Lindy Legends and Other Such Nonsense  
33. Children Teaching Mama  103. Little Bitty Things  
34. Jyla's Three of Us Giveaway  104. Giveaways with Grace  
35. A Gal Needs...  105. Savey Spender  
36. Rockin' Deals  106. My Little Me  
37. The Reynolds Mom  107. Nellies Little Life  
38. Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports  108. Sweet Phenomena  
39. Ourfamilyworld  109. Fitness Health and Food  
40. The Spaghetti Westerner  110. Nicki's Cloth Diaper Reviews  
41. Life With My Littles  111. A Delicious Obsession  
42. MomVantage  112. The Dollar Chaser  
43. Sunshine and Sippy Cups  113. Terri's Little Haven  
44. Family and Life in Las Vegas  114. Martha's Digital Creations  
45. Cuzinlogic  115. Brag All About It  
46. Heavenly Savings  116. Military Wives Saving  
47. Susan Heim on Parenting  117. Real Housewife of Singapore  
48. Aubut Family  118. The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug  
49. Sarahs Blog of Fun  119. Shining2Save  
50. Steals, Deals and Life  120. ohmygoshbeck!  
51. Roof Beam Reader  121. Just Married with Coupons  
52. Simply Stacie  122. Kerrific Online  
53. Beads by Roni  123. Colorcrazed  
54. The Tween and Me  124. Six in the Nest  
55. Mom Always Finds out  125. The Pet Lady's Blog  
56. Momsreview4you  126. Becca's Backyard  
57. Belly Charms-The Blog  127. Fashion In The Forest  
58. Snack Bar Reviews  128. Runway Couture  
59. Real Mom Reviews  129. My Saving Game  
60. Trend Setting Mom  130. Night Owls Perch  
61. Anchors & Sails  131. Dallas Single Mom  
62. Mom of all Trades  132. Lemondrops Dream too  
63. Yes I Have a Coupon!  133. Coupon Links  
64. Ruby for Women  134. Karina's Challenge  
65. mamas *little* treasures  135. Dinosaurs and Dandelions  
66. Marvelous Mommy  136. Yippie Momma  
67. FunFritzFamily  137. Sam's Coupon-base  
68. Crazy About My Baybah  138. Practical Frugality  
69. The Lucky Ladybug  139. Cake Pop Fusion  
70. Money $aving Michelle  

June 21, 2011

Blog Bash 2011 - Leeman New York Giveaway


At some point or another, you have purchased a wallet for your husband, father, brother, cousin, uncle, etc. It can be so frustrating trying to find the perfect wallet that you think is the best fit. From my own personal experience, I have spent hours at the department stores trying to pick out something I only hope my dad or grandfather will love.

I recently came across Leeman New York and their Astor Magic Wallet. I personally use this wallet when I just need to run in to a store or if I am out and about and I do not want to tote my huge purse along. Having the Magic Wallet makes shopping SO much easier!!!


One lucky winner will receive one Magic Wallet.


Blog Bash Giveaway Rules
Please follow ALL directions and mandatory entries when entering a giveaway.
I will be checking ALL entries, so please no cheating or lying!
Have fun and good luck to all of you.

Mandatory Entry Requirement:
1. "Like" my page on Facebook. (leave your FB name)

Bonus Entries:
1. Follow my blog via GFC
2. Follow me via Twitter  (leave your Twitter name)
3. Tweet about Blog Bash 2011 (leave a link to verify tweet) DAILY BONUS ENTRY
4. Mention Blog Bash 2011 via FB status (leave a link to verify status) DAILY BONUS ENTRY



Complete FORM to be entered in this Giveaway.
Only fill the form out ONCE for each sponsor.


Winner will be drawn from Random.org once the Blog Bash is over on June 26, 2011 @ 11:59PM EST



*I received no monetary compensation for this post. I may have been provided product(s) in exchange for my opinion.*



Blog Bash 2011 - Flip Flop Fancy Giveaway


Flip Flop Fancy was created by Connie Hansler. She is a mother to a wonderful 4 year old girl and a Navy wife. In 2007 she decided to start her own children's clothing line. However, it wasn't until recently that Connie added accessories to her children's line.






Photography provided by: Janel Gay Photography


Here is Connie's story about transitioning into her accessory line:


"We were recently stationed in Japan. We arrived in Japan Feb. 9th and within a few days my husband had to leave for deployment. One week later the earthquake and tsunami hit. My daughter and I were evacuated and on a plane March 15th. This is where my girls accessories line came about, because for me creating is my therapy. I have been doing my accessory line first because of therapy and then it just kind of stuck. Once I get back to Japan I will again pick up my clothing line, but for know everything is there and so I am having fun doing something new and fresh. I love making special items and custom orders!"


As most of you know, I recently started a photography business and I am always looking for original props to use during photo shoots and I have spent HOURS looking over all Flip Flop Fancy has to offer. I have such a hard time picking my favorites! She truly has a talent for handcrafted accessories.


Here are a few of my favorite accessories:








Flip Flop Fancy is graciously donated a GORGEOUS Pink Rose Infant Headband for this years Blog Bash.





Blog Bash Giveaway Rules:



Please follow ALL directions and mandatory entries when entering a giveaway.
I will be checking ALL entries, so please no cheating or lying!
Have fun and good luck to all of you.


Mandatory Entry Requirement:
1. "Like" Flip Flop Fancy on Facebook and let them know I sent you.


Bonus Entries:
1. "Like" my page on Facebook. (leave your FB name)
2. Follow my blog via GFC
3. Follow Flip Flop Fancy's blog via GFC
4. Follow me via Twitter  (leave your Twitter name)
5. Tweet about Blog Bash 2011 (leave a link to verify tweet) DAILY BONUS ENTRY
6. Mention Blog Bash 2011 via FB status (leave a link to verify status) DAILY BONUS ENTRY
7. Purchase an item from Flip Flop Fancy during Blog Bash 2011 for TWO ADDITIONAL ENTRIES

Complete FORM to be entered in this Giveaway.
Only fill the form out ONCE for each sponsor.


Winner will be drawn from Random.org once the Blog Bash is over on June 26, 2011 @ 11:59PM EST



*I received no monetary compensation for this post. I may have been provided product(s) in exchange for my opinion.*

Blog Bash 2011 For the Love of Scarves Giveaway

Affordable, customizable, hand-crocheted hats and scarves!

For the love of Scarves was created by Renee Kelley, a busy, homeschooling, stay-at-home-mom of three who enjoys crocheting.  Renee started selling her work September 10, 2010.

 "My hobby quickly turned into a small business and I know God has blessed me with work I love doing!" 

I absolutely LOVE Renee's work!! As a photographer, I am
always looking for new props to use for newborn and young children. When I came across For The Love of Scarves on Facebook, I instantly wanted to buy everything she had to offer so I could offer it to my clients and their children.







Aside from my photography interest in Renee's work, I am a complete scarf person. I put a scarf with almost every outfit when the temperature gets anywhere below 65 degrees. For me it is the same as a necklace or any other accessory. I saw Renee's pocket scarf and I absolutely LOVED it!!!



For the Love of Scarves also has Fingerless gloves. They are great for outdoor or OR indoor use and are customizable! Keep warm and still be able to type, handle money, even crochet!



For the Love of Scarves is generously donating the cutest Sock Monkey Draw String Pouch I have ever seen!!!




Check out For the Love of Scarves website for her complete collection and to purchase items.

Blog Bash Giveaway Rules:

 

Please follow ALL directions and mandatory entries when entering a giveaway.
I will be checking ALL entries, so please no cheating or lying!
Have fun and good luck to all of you.



Mandatory Entry Requirement:
1. "Like" For the Love of Scarves on Facebook and let them know I sent you.


Bonus Entries:
1. "Like" my page on Facebook. (leave your FB name)
2. Follow my blog via GFC
3. Follow For the Love of Scarves' blog via GFC
4. Follow me via Twitter  (leave your Twitter name)
5. Tweet about Blog Bash 2011 (leave a link to verify tweet) DAILY BONUS ENTRY
6. Mention Blog Bash 2011 via FB status (leave a link to verify status) DAILY BONUS ENTRY
7. Purchase an item from For the Love of Scarves' during Blog Bash 2011 for TWO ADDITIONAL ENTRIES

Complete FORM to be entered in this Giveaway.
Only fill the form out ONCE for each sponsor.


Winner will be drawn from Random.org once the Blog Bash is over on June 26, 2011 @ 11:59PM EST



*I received no monetary compensation for this post. I may have been provided product(s) in exchange for my opinion.*

Blog Bash 2011 Vadette Review and Giveaway





Anytime I hear the word gurdle, my body he torture I put my body through as I manag to squirm into one. Personally I have always  hated wearing one simply because it is extremely uncomfortable and after wearing it for more than ten minutes, it begins to roll down. If you have ever had a gurdle roll and bunch, you already know how awful it feels.



I rencently had the opportunity to try Vadette Shapeware and I couldn't believe how comfortable my body felt. I could really tell a difference in my body!!! My entire midsection looked more firm and I didn't have to worry about it rolling or bunching. I finally found a product that could help me look better AND feel better at the same time!!!


Vadette has generously donated THREE to giveaway to THREE lucky readers. (S,M,L)



Blog Bash Giveaway Rules:

 
Please follow ALL directions and mandatory entries when entering a giveaway. I will be checking ALL entries, so please no cheating or lying! Have fun and good luck to all of you.

 
Mandatory Entry Requirement:
1. "Like" Vadette on Facebook and let them know I sent you.

Bonus Entries:
1. "Like" my page on Facebook. (leave your FB name)
2. Follow my blog via GFC
3. Follow Vadette's blog via GFC
4. Follow me via Twitter  (leave your Twitter name)
5. Follow Vadette via Twitter (leave your Twitter name)
6. Tweet about Blog Bash 2011 (leave a link to verify tweet) DAILY BONUS ENTRY
7. Mention Blog Bash 2011 via FB status (leave a link to verify status) DAILY BONUS ENTRY
8. Purchase an item from Vadette during Blog Bash 2011 for TWO ADDITIONAL ENTRIES



Complete FORM to be entered in this Giveaway.
Only fill the form out ONCE for each sponsor.

Winner will be drawn from Random.org once the Blog Bash is over on June 26, 2011 @ 11:59PM EST



*I received no monetary compensation for this post. I may have been provided product(s) in exchange for my opinion.*

April 28, 2011

Blog Bash 2011 Team Beachbody Review and Giveaway

Looking to lose weight? Tone that body? Get ready for Bikini Season?

I have spent hundreds of dollars on gym memberships, workout DVDs, and diet plans. With the diet plans, I continued to feel hungry ALL the time! And it was such a HASSLE to get to the gym (i.e. traffic, change of work schedule, or unexpected events that come up).

I have NEVER heard of Team Beachbody nor the products they had to offer until my boyfriend's childhood friend (who is in the Marines) was finally coming back to Tennessee. Of course I turned to Facebook to find Bill and his wife Michelle. I was the Team Beachbody on her Facebook page and immediately started researching. Her before and after pictures had me hooked. It was a diet and exercise program that I wanted to be on.

I contacted her to see what she recommended I start out with. I signed up on the Teach Beachbody website and ordered my first set of DVDs.  My Turbo Jam Set was at my door withing 7-10 business days. Of course I couldn't wait to try it out!!!


 
Kick Boxing and body sculpting set to the hottest dance music!!


Turbocharge your weight loss and have a blast kickboxing, dancing, and body sculpting with trainer Chalene Johnson. You’ll burn calories and fat to reshape your body fast. Turbo Jam® also includes Turbo Sculpting Gloves to help you increase muscle activity for faster results. In a university study, some participants burned up to 1,000 calories an hour.


I couldn't wait to get started! Looking back, I wish I would have taken proper before and after pictures. However, I am using a before that was taken with my boyfriend and an after that I cropped out someone just so you can see the difference a few months working out did for me.




I have continued using the Turbo Jam DVD set and have kept the weight off. And believe me when I say that I LOVE food and haven't changed my diet that much. I still eat the majority of the same food I always have. I just use portion control.

Michelle was generous enough to let me review the Turbo Jam Live DVD set and I absolutely LOVED it. It was still the fun energetic exercise I have been used to! She also let me sample Shakeology. At first I was timid about trying the Chocolate Shake because I have had plenty of bland diet shakes before. I used it with 0% milk and it was FULL of flavor!

You might be asking what is Shakeology?


You can use Shakeology to replace one meal a day to help lose weight, feel energized, and improve digestion and regularity.

How It Works*


This patent-pending daily nutritional shake helps your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently while allowing for better absorption of the essential nutrients you need. A proprietary blend of digestive enzymes and prebiotics helps your body progressively eliminate the toxins that build up over time from eating today's highly processed foods. At the same time, whole-food ingredients deliver the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals your body needs to curb cravings, allowing your body to shed stored fat while the more than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke.
I would strongly recommend Team Beachbody and their products to ANYONE that is wanting to lose weight and/or live a healthier lifestyle.




Giveaway:


Michelle, a Team Beachbody Coach, is offering ONE lucky reader a FREE at home Fitness DVD set you can do in your own living room!
Includes 2 "live" workouts . . .
Now for the first time ever, you can experience all the fun and excitement of one of Chalene's classes right in your own home!


• Cardio Party Remix
Join Chalene's dance party and burn, baby, burn! (30 minutes)
• Booty Sculpt + Abs
Chalene's total-body sculpting class with more incredible music, loads of fun, and rockin' results.
(30 minutes)
• Consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.




Blog Bash Giveaway Rules:

 

Please follow ALL directions and mandatory entries when entering a giveaway.
You must provide your first name & email in every entry you post so that it is easy for me to contact the winner.
I will be checking ALL entries, so please no cheating or lying!
Have fun and good luck to all of you.






Mandatory Requirements:


1.) Go to www.Facebook.com/Fitnessforyourlife and “Like.”


2.) Got to www.Fitwithchelle.com and sign up for FREE coaching by clicking “Join.”


Everyone that registers for the FREE coaching will be entered ONCE to win Turbo Jam Live!


Bonus Entries:
1. "Like" my page on Facebook. (leave your FB name)
2. Follow my blog via GFC
3. Follow FitWitChelle's Blog via GFC
4. Follow me via Twitter  (leave your Twitter name)
5. Tweet about Blog Bash 2011 (leave a link to verify tweet) DAILY BONUS ENTRY
6. Mention Blog Bash 2011 via FB status (leave a link to verify status) DAILY BONUS ENTRY


Complete the Mandatory Requirements and use this FORM for the bonus entries.
Only fill the form out ONCE for each sponsor.

 
Winner will be drawn from Random.org once the Blog Bash is over on June 26, 2011 @ 11:59PM EST



*I received no monetary compensation for this post. I may have been provided product(s) in exchange for my opinion.*




Blog Bash 2011 - Sparrow's Review and Giveaway



I had the opportunity to review a piece of Home Decor from Sparrow's and let me be the first to tell you, I absolutely LOVED everything they have to offer! For my review I had the option to select a piece of artwork. Once I saw the Pink Flower, I had to have it.


About Sparrow's:


Handmade Home Decor
Description Sparrow’s - His eye is on the Sparrow & I know he watches over me!



Greatly blessed and highly favored, mom and daughter team. Sparrow's  is a faith based handmade décor store. They have all kinds of goodies that would look great in your home office or whatever space you are wanting to make more inspiring or just plain cute!
They are in the process of buying their first store location. And it will feature a small café. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, water, popcorn, cupcakes, muffins, fruit, smoothies are a few things the Café will have available for you to come by grab a book and a snack and just enjoy a quiet home away from home.



Sparrow's Offers:
Canvas’- painted, photo, and quotes:


Barn wood signs- painted, quotes, names, scriptures, and designs:


My FAVORITE!!!

Vinyl decals- names, scriptures, your favorite quote or saying, (these can go on almost anything, your car, furniture, mirrors, walls, bottles, plates, frames just to name a few.) :


Flower arrangements- bouquets for a big event, table displays for an a event or just to sit on your desk or anywhere:

Diaper cakes for that baby shower your hosting or a perfect gift:

Home Decor:


Cupcakes- Just want a sweet treat or have a special event we can do whatever you have in mind
Photography- we have several artists with different styles who can capture the exact moment your wanting to always remember.




Sparrow's will have several artists that will have their products on display and for sale in the store as well (i.e. canvas’, quilts, baby items, etc.) If you are wanting Sparrow's to display your items for sale, please E-mail any questions you may have.






This is the Canvas I chose to review:


I decided to take it to work for my office. And you would not believe how many people made comments on how much they liked it. Even the guys in the office thought it was a nice touch to my bland white walls. It is girly, fun, and still work appropriate. It is very sturdy and can be hung on a wall or propped up in a bookshelf.


After spending hours online looking at what Sparrow's has to offer I have fell in LOVE with the Barn Art and Hair Flowers:




If you don't see something in their store that fits your Home Decor style, they will custom make anything you want.


Giveaway:


Sparrow's has generously donated one Photo Canvas Art to one of my readers. The winner will need to email their pictures and Sparrow's will design a beautiful Canvas and ship it  to the address provided (US Residents only).




Blog Bash Giveaway Rules:

 

Please follow ALL directions and mandatory entries when entering a giveaway.
I will be checking ALL entries, so please no cheating or lying!
Have fun and good luck to all of you.


Mandatory Entry Requirement:
1. "Like" Sparrow's on Facebook and let them know I sent you.


Bonus Entries:
1. "Like" my page on Facebook. (leave your FB name)
2. Follow my blog via GFC
3. Follow Sparrow's Blog via GFC
4. Follow me via Twitter  (leave your Twitter name)
5. Tweet about Blog Bash 2011 (leave a link to verify tweet) DAILY BONUS ENTRY
6. Mention Blog Bash 2011 via FB status (leave a link to verify status) DAILY BONUS ENTRY
7. Purchase an item from Sparrow's during Blog Bash 2011 for TWO ADDITIONAL ENTRIES




Complete FORM to be entered in this Giveaway.
Only fill the form out ONCE for each sponsor.
 

Winner will be drawn from Random.org once the Blog Bash is over on June 26, 2011 @ 11:59PM EST



*I received no monetary compensation for this post. I may have been provided product(s) in exchange for my opinion.*