Purple Trail's Holiday Blogger Giveaway!

WHAT IS PURPLE TRAIL? PurpleTrail is a print and online invitation service that allows users to create amazing invitations and cards. With thousands of designs and the ability to fully personalize them, PurpleTrail offers a unique blend of creativity, inspiration and customer service that can’t be beat. WHAT’S THE CONTEST? Every person and family has

Friendly Blog Hop for Reviewers!

I want to share some fun with my fellow Giveaway and or Review blog friends.  There is a blog hop happening at Living Out Loud : Tuesday PR Friendly Blog Hop. If you fill this description just click here and add your blog link!  (See you there ;-> )

9Lives Daily Essentials Review & Giveaway!

A survey of feline pet parents across the country commissioned by 9Lives found that an overwhelming 94 percent of cat owners are confident they feed their felines the most nutritious meals possible. However, nearly half (48 percent) admit they´ve fed their cats table scraps – which do not provide the essential nutrients cats need –

What Would Be Your Ultimate Family Vacation?

Sponsored By ;  Cheerios® is giving you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, your ultimate family vacation. As part of a paid promotion for their “Do What You Love” Sweepstakes, Cheerios® is sponsoring my post today about what my ultimate family vacation would be. Read mine, Enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to actually

VistaPrint's Everythings For $0 Deal

The holiday season is quickly approaching.  How about we get really organized, and do a great job budgeting, this year? :->  Here’s your chance to snag a bunch of fun gifts and stocking stuffers for free from VistaPrint. With VistaPrint’s Everything for $0 deal, you can get one of each item for free and just

Galactic Taz Ball: Nintendo DS

My daughter was so excited to try Galactic Taz Ball – the latest Nintendo DS game from the group at Warner Bros. I love the fact that the crazy Tazmanian Devil and the power hungry Martian are back in action.  (Since I watched Bugs Bunny and Pals when I was my daughter’s age this game

Barbie – A Fashion Fairytale

My youngest daughter is a huge fan of Barbie.  She loves Barbie dolls, Barbie books and all the Barbie movies.  She has her movie favorites (Barbie and The Nutcracker, Barbie Swan Lake, The Princess and The Pauper – my personal favorite) but honestly, just about anything Barbie makes her happy.  She loves the fashion, the music and

Yoplait Splitz!

Yoplait Splitz is the new yogurt that tastes like a sundae. Yoplait Splitz is a good source of calcium and vitamin D. With no artificial flavors or sweeteners and no high fructose corn syrup, this dessert is delicious and only has 90 calories!  And for a creamy frozen treat just pop a Yoplait Splitz in

Alpha & Omega

My daughters and I put on our 3D glasses and had a wonderful afternoon together watching wolves Kate and Humphrey in the action packed adventure “Alpha and Omega“.  “Top Dog” Kate (voiced by Hayden Panettiere) has been friends with playful, quick-witted Humphrey (voiced by Justin Long) since they were wolf pups.  However Kate is to take on

Bounce Dryer Bar

Vlogging about laundry.   All the cool kids are doing it! Oh the suspense!!!! After 2 months, depending on the use and frequency of use and dryer settings, a replacement indicator will appear.  All you need to do is purchase a replacement bar and you’re on your way! Thanks to my dear daughter Katie for her camera work, and

Bedtime Stories & A Giveaway!

Now that school is back in full swing one of my favorite things to do to help my girls wind down from the day is to read a bed time story.  My girls are old enough that “Goodnight Moon” is a faraway memory *sniff* but I have come across some lovely bedtime books for your

When it comes to children’s books I have to be honest, I look at illustrations first, content second. 

Safeway Box Tops For Education & Giveaway!

As we head into the school year, and state budgets are tightened far and wide, you may be thinking of how you can help your child’s school this coming year. The Safeway family of stores (which includes Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s) is making it simple to give back with “2 Ways 2 Earn” cash

Wanchai Ferry Beef & Broccoli Review & Giveaway

Ever crave Chinese food but don´t feel like going out to eat?  Available in the freezer section of your local grocery store, Wanchai Ferry frozen entrées come complete with everything you need to make a restaurant quality meal in the comfort of your own home. Thanks to MyBlogSpark my family was able to try the newest Wanchai Ferry

Trina Travel Bags

Trina is a luxury lifestyle brand that has existed since the 1940s. Led by Cheryl Vance, a design veteran with 15+ years of experience in both the apparel and home furnishings worlds, the brand has recently re-emerged in the last six years to become the industry leader in bringing couture design and inspiration to cosmetic bags

Waterpik Easy Select Showerhead

“I wonder if they like the same water pressure?”,  is not a thought when looking for a mate – but it should be!   My husband prefers a powerful spray, something I liken to a body power-washer, while I appreciate having the option of a delightful spray or water massage.  We were given the opportunity to try

Ramona and Beezus

If you are a fan of the “Ramona” books by author Beverly Cleary you will love the movie “Ramona and Beezus“.  Even if you aren’t familiar with the books of the precocious Ramona and her older sister Beezus you will enjoy this film.  This movie follows Ramona (Joey King) and she fills her days with a very

Show Off: How to do Absolutely Everything One Step at a Time

My daughter and our neighbor are having so much fun going through the pages of  “Show Off:  How to Do Absolutely Everything, One Step at a Time“.   This book is full of instructions on how to do practically anything, from making a gum-wrapping chain to skipping stones to creating your own solar oven.  Over 200 projects/skills are

Snap Caps

When you’re in 5th grade and you want to have your locker express the kind of person you are, what would you do?  Me?  I took pages from Tiger Beat and taped pictures of The Bay City Rollers and Shaun Cassidy on the metal doors.   But clever girl Maddie created her own decorations, Snap Caps. Snap Caps, “the original


A website offering the ez-est way to get daily deals in cities across the United States, is launching in Portland, Oregon on July 9, 2010, myEZdeal.com.  By signing up you will receive 50 to 90 percent discounts off of products and services from local businesses while also giving a portion of proceeds to local charities

Touch'd Review & Giveaway

I am so pleased to share my experience of a quality product from the new line founded by Rachel Ferrucci, Touch’d. Rachel researched and read every book she could find on natural oils and how they would benefit the needs of her family. Now she is sharing her skin care creations with us! I just

You're Not The Boss Of Me – Book Review and Giveaway

The first time I heard my daughter say to me, “You’re not the boss of me!” I laughed. Which, of course, was not her goal and sent her into more of a fit. I quietly reminded her, ‘Yes Honey. Yes I am.’ Isn’t being a parent fun?!? As a parent I’m always looking for resources

Champion's Science Adventures Summer Camp

I always feel anxious when summer comes around. It’s not that I don’t love hanging out with my kids, it’s that I know I can’t be full-time director of summer activities. It’s exhausting! That’s why I was happy to find Champions Summer Science Adventure Camps. Champions Science Adventure day camps are available for student’s ages

Champions Summer Science Adventure Camps

I always feel anxious when summer comes around. It’s not that I don’t love sleeping in, or going swimming, or hanging out with my kids, it’s that I know I can’t be full-time director of summer activities. It’s exhausting! That’s why I was happy to find Champions Summer Science Camps. Science Adventure day camps are

iFrogz EarPollution Headphones

Our family room holds many things; a television, a large table for eating or playing board games, and it also houses a computer. Sometimes all three things can be happening at once which can cause a lot of frustration when you are the one on the computer trying to hear a demonstration, or song, and

Simply Bags

I have found a great beach bag from the site Simply Bags. It’s a perfect, classic beach tote which I can not wait to load up with sunscreen, water bottles and beach blankets to enjoy the lovely summer season. I chose a classic stripe design with a durable, and soft, rope handle priced at $27.99.

Playtex Bra Makeover

I am always in search of something… and I don’t think I’m alone. I am searching for the perfect bra. Why is it so difficult? The cups fit right but the back rides up. The back stays in place but the straps are uncomfortable. The straps are good but my cups runneth over. I can’t