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One Mom's Moxie: 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Enter For Your Chance to Win A Disney Family Musical Movie Night Package!

Who Wants to Win Some Family Disney Fun?

Disney Family Movie Musical Night 
 Start off the New Year with a tradition to keep Family Movie Night going, with this Disney Musical Movies Giveaway from Kat's Cafe and One Mom's Moxie, as well as several other amazing blogs! We want you, our amazing readers, to have a chance to win a great duo of Disney movies, perfect for the musical lovers out there - Disney's High Shcool Musical 3 & Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure! Both movies are actually three movies in one! You will receive a Blu-Ray, DVD, AND Digital copy for both of these amazing Disney hits!

Disney's High School Musical 3 Extended Edition

Product Description, from Amazon.com: It's time to celebrate as Disney's phenomenal High School Musical hits new heights in High School Musical 3: Senior Year! Fresh from the big screen, this motion picture extravaganza delivers non-stop entertainment from start to finish! It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor - and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something they ll remember forever. Together with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical reflecting their hopes and fears about the future and their unforgettable experiences growing up together. Find out what happens to all your favorite characters in the big screen musical sensation, High School Musical 3: Senior Year! It s a fabulous celebration the whole family will love!

Disc 1:

  • Includes extended version of the movie and all of the bonus features from the 2-Disc DVD
  • Plus, Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features including:
  • Senior Awards, New Cast Profiles, BD Live (includes BD Live Photo Feature)

Disc 2:

  • DisneyFile Digital Download Copy Disc: Watch your DVD disc in the living room and your DisneyFile digital copy on the go

Disc 3:

  • DVD copy of the Extended Movie

Special Features:

  • Extended Version of the Movie
  • Cast Goodbyes
  • Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenese
  • Night of Nights
  • It's All in a Dress
  • Sing-Along Mode
  • Senior Awards
  • New Cast Profiles

Disney's Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure!

Product Description from Disney.com: Just how fabulous do you have to be to make it big in the Big Apple? One aspiring diva is about to find out...the hard way! Ashley Tisdale shines in this totally captivating comedy. After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans (Tisdale) sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag (designer bag, that is). But theatre's a dog-eat-dog world, as she and Boi discover when they encounter the devious owner of a pampered pooch named "Countess" and a scheming Broadway starlet who will do anything to crush the competition. Fortunately, Sharpay also meets Peyton (Austin Butler), a handsome student filmmaker who finds Sharpay nearly as fascinating as she finds herself
Sparkling with fun, fashion and fantastic bonus features, SHARPAY'S FABULOUS ADVENTURE will make your whole family stand up and cheer!

BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES:

  • 3-Disc Super Set with Limited Edition Pink Clutch Purse
  • Blu-ray: Bloopers
  • Blu-ray: Austin Cam
  • Blu-ray: Evolution Of Sharpay
  • DVD: Bloopers
  • DVD: Austin Cam

BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES:

  • Bloopers
  • Austin Cam
  • Evolution Of Sharpay

DVD BONUS FEATURES:

  • DVD: Bloopers
  • Austin Cam

Enter for your Chance to Score this Disney Family Musical Movie Night package!

 

Brother Transferred


The Author of this post is Solomon Dejesus

My brother has a great job and we are all very proud of the accomplishments he has made. However, his job recently transferred him to Arizona. I never thought my brother would be so far away. He was just a short car ride away and I would complain about that. Now, I will have to get on an airplane if I want to see him. He was able to find a great house that is in a great neighborhood. Since he will be there alone, he made sure it had a Tucson ADT Security system. He knows I am the worrier of the family and this would be great news to me. He was right, of course. His job pays very well and the house has four bedrooms. He was sweet enough to call one of them “my” room. My brother really knows how to make my heart melt. Even though I was thinking I wouldn't make it out to Arizona, he tells me something touching like that and I start booking my flight. I am a sucker for sweetness and he is worth it.

Friday, December 30, 2011

EdenFantasys Their Not ALL About "Toys"

Warning: This post may have some adult content not suitable for children, I just want to make that clear from the beginning. Thank you!

I was contacted by EdenFantasys about writing posts about the many aspects the site has to offer. At first I wasn't sure if I was comfortable with it, but after looking through the site they have many other things to offer besides "toys". As the New Year approaches I have made a resolution to take better care of myself. That means taking care of my body with losing weight and making myself look good, and for me that means wearing some make-up. I am one that believes that if you are happy with how you look outside then the more confident you will feel with yourself inside. Make-up does not make you pretty, it enhances the beauty that is already there!


At EdenFantasys they carry make-up! Yeah I know I was surprised too. They have lipsticks, body make-up and make-up palettes. I plan on ordering a few things before the New Year so that once the New Year begins I will be on the right track to taking better care of myself. This won't be the only thing I plan on ordering from EdenFantasys but I will let you all know more about my other purchases in future posts. I do suggest going and looking for yourself for the many wonderful things their site has to offer. 
Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store


*Disclosure: Please note that I received a gift card in order to conduct a review. No other monetary compensation was provided. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.

New Years Eve Fun!

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Check out my Pinterest New Years Eve board to see what I liked and re-pinned for some great New Years Eve ideas. I am not partying this year but I still have some plans...

This year it's just me and my family, as it has been for the last 10 or so years. But I want to make this year a little different. Why not play some board games, enjoy our new SodaStream and instead of toasting with champagne we're using sparkling cider! How fun huh!?!

 With two teenage sons that like to stay home and play video games, or "talk" on the computer as our 16 year old likes to do, I figure we would actually spend the night playing some Scrabble instead of playing it against each other on Facebook using Words With Friends.

And there is always my favorites Scattergories, Monopoly, and Sorry!. So this New Years Eve I hope to play some "old school" board games lol.



Pinterest is a great place to get ideas for your New Years Eve whether you are throwing a party or just hanging at home like me :) You can also go to Matter of Cents and Shopping for Savings to check out their posts and add them on Pinterest!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pet Cakes® Toys Review & Giveaway

Pet Cakes® Toys Series 2
Right before Christmas I was looking through toy sites and somehow stumbled upon the Pet Cakes® Toys website. Pet Cakes® Toys are described as Deliciously Cute Cupcake Pets! I could tell this was a toy I wanted to review, not just for me but for my girls to give their opinion. After contacting the company, they responded by graciously offering me Pet Cakes® to review as well as giving one of my readers a Pet Cakes® Toy.


When the Pet Cakes® arrived there was immediate excitement from my two youngest girls. I received Bamboo Berry the panda and Roco Coco the raccoon from the Series 2 of Pet Cakes® Toys. There was a tag attached to each of them telling all about who they are and where they live.

Aren't these adorable!?



Each of the Pet Cakes® is attached to their cupcake wrapper, but you can easily clip the piece attaching them together. My daughter, Isabella, who is six decided she would take Bamboo Berry the panda. She likes to push him down into his wrapper so that he looks like a cupcake when she is not playing with him. At night she likes to snuggle with him in bed. My daughter, Olivia, who is eight is a little different with her Roco Coco the raccoon. She clipped him from his cupcake wrapper right away and likes to carry him around. She returns him to his cupcake wrapper when she's done playing with him. They both love their Pet Cakes® Toys and I do too. They are cute, easy to store and fun to play with. 

You can purchase any Pet Cakes® Toys on their website and you can friend them on Facebook, Pet Cakes® Toys.

Special Offer: Buy (4) or more PetcakesR Collectibles plush toys and receive the PetCakesR Collectibles Minis - 4 pack FREE you only pay an additional $1.99 shipping and handling.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Parrot Carrot Book Giveaway


Parrot Carrot Giveaway!! 12/28-1/11

Review and Giveaway by Brae’s blog:  http://www.becauseidontscrapbook.blogspot.com/
I am so excited to announce my next giveaway for the new children’s book, Parrot Carrot!!!
Jol and Kate Temple wrote this book for their little boy, Arlo, based on their attempts to get him to go to sleep.
I was given this book to review and give away, and was so excited to share it with my kids. In all honesty, I was sure my younger 2 would love it, but I thought my almost 7 year old, Lilly, would turn up her little nose.
This book is a collection of rhymes- but not JUST rhymes, they’re rhymes that, once you turn the page,  take on a hilarious new meaning! “Goose. Moose.”- with darling pictures of a goose and a moose, illustrated by Jon Foye. Then you turn the page. “Here is a goose that looks like a moose!”
To my surprise and delight, even my attitude-adjustment-required first grader cracked up with every clever rhyme and picture. Even my little baby  (will be 1 next week) sat and giggled at the pages. I, myself, found this book something that needed to be added to our collection. I absolutely loved it. So, Parrot Carrot has the seal of approval from me, and my kids, ages 1, 4, 5, and nearly 7.
Please visit the official Parrot Carrot website at http://parrotcarrot.com/, and check out their app! (Yeah! There’s an app for that! – Is that not AWESOME!!!?)
You have two weeks to enter this adorable book with the easy rafflecopter form below. Good luck!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My December Winnings...

So I enter A LOT of giveaways every month, I can't enter ones that I participate in of course, but I make up for it in the other ones. In the beginning of the month I received an email stating I won a $50 Amazon gift card, I was so excited I could use that money for Christmas presents! The blog I entered to win it from will remain nameless because I am so angered by them, for a month now I have emailed and sent direct messages on Twitter asking for the gift card, no response! As a blogger you do not do that to your readers, that is not only a horrible thing to do as a blogger but as a person as well. They have been on Twitter sending out tweets, so I know they have received my messages. Bad, bad blogger!

Fortunately the other things I won this month have come in, well all but a couple but I know the items will come soon. From the awesome blog, Front Porch Reviews, I won a Cathy Rankin calendar. I didn't have much use for a calendar of Cathy wearing different tiny outfits, but my step-dad liked it so he got an early Christmas present. Then from the great blog, Tethered Mommy, I won a VeggieTales: Little Drummer Boy DVD and Classic Christmas Collection Box Set on Blu-Ray! These were nice to watch before Christmas. At the super cool blog, Fatty Bumpkins, I won a $25 Toys R Us gift card! What perfect timing since Christmas was right around the corner! From the fun blog, Staying Me, I won a $50 gift code to EdenFantasys.com. I like that they sale make-up and bath & body items too. And then from one of my most favorite blogs ever, Whole Lotta Mama, I won a gift pack with Eco-Lips chapstick with a Eco Clip Carabiner, 3 Monkey Balms and a Surprise Gift Pack! I also won a baby sling randomly on Twitter from Baba Sling Ltd as well as a $50 gift code to FashionPlaytes.com from being a part of a Twitter party with MomCentral.com, this was my second twitter party ever! I have given the links to the blogs and sites for you to go check them out, and let them know I sent you if you want :) I trust these sites and know they are wonderful!!!

So I can say it definitely pays to do the giveaways, whether it is in Rafflecopter form or joining a Twitter party. For my giveaways I use Rafflecopter, and inside rafflecopter they use random.org to pick the winner, so I have no choice who wins, no influence what so ever. As a blogger I realize there can be disappointment in losing but please don't take it out on the blogger. I have gone a month without winning and then have a really good month like December, so don't enter expecting to win, just be grateful when you do. Above all just have fun, and remember to leave a comment once in awhile telling the blog owner how much you appreciate the chance to win something!

Friday, December 23, 2011

WLM & Friends Lazy Friday Flash Giveaway 12/23

Welcome to our Christmas Lazy Friday Flash Giveaway! Yet again we have some awesome prizes for you this week! Remember all these prizes go to ONE (1) winner! This week you will be following us by Google+.   This week our sponsors are... Whole Lotta Mama! (HOST), MamaLuvsBooks, Mom Does Reviews, One Mom's Moxie, Christina Serrano AVONMaking Time for MommyDetroit Mom & Her ViewsAfrica's BlogCrazy for a Deal & The Mommyhood Chronicles

 The prizes are as follows...
  1. $5 Paypal Cash x2
  2. $5 iTunes Card
  3. AVON samples, plus a Free Shipping Code
  4. $10 to LeftLane Sports x2
  5. Slice Safety Cutter
  6. Envelope of Coupons
  7. Kids/Adult Tooth Brushes

iCaughtSanta.com

Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when a child receives a photo of Santa caught in the act in his or her very own home. iCaughtSanta.com is a unique website that helps visitors create those memorable keepsake photos.
In three simple steps anyone can upload a holiday photo, add Santa Claus and print it as proof… or share it via Facebook and Twitter. Last-minute shoppers can purchase Gift Cards and eGift Certificates for loved ones with children, making iCaughtSanta.com a great gift idea even if you don't have kids yourself.
Here is a 50% off code just for you! Just enter: SANTA50 and get your entire order for 1/2 price!
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Natural House Cleaning Products Review & Giveaway


I received the Natural House cleaning products Sinky, Flushy and Trashy to review. I really liked the fact that the products are eco-friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable. I used the products for two weeks and really liked the outcome. Not only was my toilet, trash can and sink clean but there was a pleasant smell afterwards, not a chemical or bleach scent. Each product was easy to use and you only need to use them once a week. Sinky, Flushy and Trashy all have a probiotic that creates a odor eating ecosystem to digest odors at their source. Here is a quick video describing how the products work.
I feel good about this product and would not suggest it unless I was sure it was safe and actually worked. Natural House has been kind enough to offer one of my readers a one month supply of Sinky, Flushy and Trashy!

*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Enter this Amazing Disney Classics Giveaway!

Enter for your chance to win one of these great Disney classics. The giveaway will end on Christmas day 12/25 at 12:01am. Don't miss out, enter now! 

Giveaway Movie #1: Walt Disney's Pinocchio, 70th Anniversary
-This is the Blu-Ray and DVD combo pack!

You’ll receive 2-Disc Blu-Ray with these bonus features:

  • Never-before-seen deleted scenes
  • Never-before-seen alternate ending
  • No Strings Attached: The Making of Pinocchio
  • Audio Commentary with Leonard Maltin, Eric Goldberg and J.B. Kaufman
  • Geppettos then and now
  • Plus many more Blu-Ray only features!

You’ll also receive these DVD Features:

  • Full-Length Film
  • All-New Digital Restoration
  • All-New 5.1 Disney enhanced home theater mix
  • All-New music video
And Pinocchio is BACK IN THE VAULT! You won’t find it on Disney’s site!

Giveaway Movie #2: Walt Disney's Bambi
-This is the Blu-Ray and DVD combo pack!

You’ll get all these features between the Blu-Ray and DVD:
  •  Features Disney Enhanced High Definition Picture and Sound
  •  Disney’s Second Screen – Content comes alive on your laptop, or iPad as you watch the movie.
  •  Disney View – 16×9 Full frame viewing experience
  •  Intro by Diane Disney Miller
  •  Inside Walt’s Story Meetings – Enhanced interactive edition
  •  Two never-before-seen deleted scenes
  •  Deleted song
  •  Blu-ray interactive galleries
  •  Game: Disney Big Book of Knowledge
  •  Classic DVD bonus features

Monday, December 19, 2011

Just a Few More Days Until Christmas

There are only a handful of days left to do Christmas shopping and I'm still not finished! To make matters worse I have come down with a cold!! I don't catch colds or get the flu as often as I think I am going to. To explain that I have five kids and if you can think of all the germs they come in contact with, not to mention the several times they have had a cold this year I have been expecting it, but not at Christmas time. Having Fibromyalgia and a cold is like someone stepped all over me, and then stuffed my nose, scratched my throat, took away my sense of taste and have a vise on my head. Oh yes, it that pleasant. So thanks to some dayquil I was able to tolerate some of my symptoms. But I have more Christmas shopping to get done and a list of reviews to complete.

Enough of my complaining! One thing I am happy about it that I will have more time with my kids during this Christmas vacation. I love it when they are home. Now I need to come up with activities to keep them occupied so I can get some reviews done. What are your plans for the holidays? What do you do with your kids for their break? I'd love to hear what everyone else does, as well as get some ideas of what to do, we have done a lot of arts and crafts but there is always something new out there.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Memories Review and Giveaway


I had seen My Memories Suite software but had always thought since I was no good at actual scrap booking then I would be just as bad with the software. Fortunately I was given a chance to review the software and was pleasantly surprised at how easy the digital scrapbooking software was to use!

One Christmas many, many years ago I was given a scrapbooking kit, I was so excited to start the craft, but after quite a few failed attempts I gave up and figured I would never be a scrapbooker. Now after using My Memories Suite I am confident that I can make scrapbook pages, invitations, and cards! I am so thrilled with my very first page that I am happy to share with you all! Here it is:

My babies! I can't wait to make more album pages of them.
I am so happy to have My Memories Suite and I know the lucky winner of this giveaway will too! MyMemories.com has offered my readers the chance to win the My Memories Suite software!! And as a special treat for my readers I have been given a code so you can save $10 on the purchase of the My Memories Suite software AND there's a $10 coupon IN the software for the MyMemories store. (This isn't a separate coupon - it is in the sales confirmation receipt email after purchase). Here is the code STMMMS88172 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter to Win A $100 Amazon Gift Card

Enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

~Amee from Madame Deals and Jen from all her blogs (Kobiso, Makobi Scribe, Sason and Pobi, etc) are the sponsors!!

Follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter,and enter on one blog only! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fruit Enzyme Micro Scrub

I am always trying to find a facial scrub that will exfoliate and moisturize. I may have the opportunity to try the product Fruit Enzyme Micro Scrub by NaturalSkinShop.com. The scrub is made up of four fruit extracts, papaya, mango, orange and pineapple. I believe the mango extract will be most beneficial for my face, because my face has become so dry over the years. I also think the orange extract would help with my dark spots caused by sun damage. I look forward to being able to try this product and giving my honest opinion on it.

Hey Bloggers Build Your Twitter With This No Cost Event


What is a Twitter Blast? You the blogger can join for free with one account – Twitter.

Then we will provide the prize-$100 Amazon card.

Amee from Madame Deals and Jen from all her blogs  (Kobiso, Makobi Scribe, Sason and Pobi, etc) are the sponsors!!

What do you need to do to join?

Post about the event with the button linking back to http://kobiso.com (Right click save the image)

Fill out this form - sign ups close Dec 14th at 9 AM EST.

Post the Rafflecopter on your blog and your Facebook page for the event.
You can get it here.

Then schedule the giveaway post to go live on Dec 15 11:59 PM EST to Jan 1 12:01

You can post on every blog you have, one blog per twitter account.

I will email you on the 14th to remind you.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Enter to win a $50 Toys R Us Giftcard

With the holidays fast approaching, I am looking to give back to you, my awesome readers. With that in mind, I’m giving you the opportunity to win a $50 ToysRUs gift card. Yes, you just read that right, a $50 ToysRUs gift card!! This is the perfect way to get in some last minute shopping for your little ones or even yourself (think video games or systems)! I’m more than excited to give this one away! The giveaway will close on Monday December 19th. Good luck!
This giveaway is no way endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with Facebook. Winner has 24 hours to claim their prize by emailing the sponsor of the giveaway or else a new winner will be drawn. Winner of the prize will receive their e-card within 24 hours of claiming their prize and can use the card both in-store and online.
Facebook you must like each of the pages
Twitter- just must like each of the following twitter pages.

Google +, Email follow or Google Friend Connect(GFC)  Must follow the directions on the side of each persons
Follow GFC- Coupons and Freebies in TX .Follow GFC  Suburban coupon mom Follow GFC Naddez sgoody corner Follow GFC Central Texas Mom Follow Google+ Mama Luvs Books Follow email Side Tracked Mom Follow GFC My Couponing Life Follow GFC One Moms Moxie Follow GFC Divine Deal Diva Google + Me-Him-and-the-Cats Follow GFC Shore Savings with Patti Now that you have done the following make sure you enter the rafflecopter for so can get your information. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Enter to win a Leather Pouch by LovejoyCreations!

I have always loved the smell of real leather. It has a smell like no other. I received a leather pouch with the most beautiful scene of owls on it, all hand tooled by Brenda of Lovejoycreations. The work is phenomenal! You can tell there is so much love and care put into the piece with such great details. There is even a couple of little acorns on the back of the pouch! Here is a photo, but my camera doesn't take quality pictures, but I still wanted you all to see my leather pouch:
Lovejoycreations is a husband and wife team, John and Brenda, that make custom, hand tooled leather purses, clutches, wallets, belts and scrapbook albums. They also take custom orders! Brenda started drawing at a very young age, her parents encouraged her by giving her drawing pads, pencils and erasers. While in junior high Brenda started selling her drawings to classmates, some still have the drawings to this day. In high school she sold oil paintings, and it was there that her art teacher taught her that you must draw and draw well. It was after high school that she was introduced to leather works. Brenda went onto other things until three years ago when she enrolled in a leather works class, it was the start of Lovejoycreations.

Lovejoycreations has items available for purchase on Etsy and Artfire. You can also find them on Facebook and sending tweets through Twitter. Lovejoycreations has also been kind enough to offer a leather pouch to one of my readers!

A Christmas Poem

Just thought I would share a cute Christmas poem I found while looking through the web. It made me smile just imagining some of it really happening. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
A Puppy's Christmas

It's the day before Christmas
And all through the house
The puppies are squeaking
An old rubber mouse.

The wreath which had merrily
Hung on the door
Is scattered in pieces
All over the floor.

The stockings that hung
In a neat little row
Now boast a hole in
Each one of the toes.

The tree was subjected
To bright-eyed whims,
And now, although splendid,
It's missing some limbs.

I catch them and hold them.
"Be good", I insist.
They lick me, then run off
To see what they've missed.

And now as I watch them
The thought comes to me,
That their's is the spirit
That Christmas should be.

Should children and puppies
Yet show us the way,
And teach us the joy
That should come with this day?

Could they bring the message
That's written above,
And tell us that, most of all
Christmas is love.
 
*I cannot take credit for this poem, I found it on the web but there was no author listed.*

Enter to win the Giveable Greetings Giveaway

Giveable Greetings was created by Steph, a self proclaimed stationery-obsessed graphic designer, that has the need to illustrate puns and put them to paper.

Though originally studying to be a forensic psychologist, Steph did a sporadic 180 and instead went to school for 2d animation (you know, the hand-drawn kind), an industry in which she was employed for several years before realizing that she preferred to work with images that didn't move. Currently working as a freelance illustrator, web & graphic designer, children's book artist, and hobbyist photographer, Steph began Giveable Greetings as a side project for her more quirky, vintage- and retro-inspired art. Currently offering cards and gift tags, she plans to branch out and incorporate her designs into other media. Her cards can be found for sale at the Outer Layer in Toronto, Ontario, as well as online. She is taking part in the Sketchbook Project 2012, and can be found on Store Envy, Etsy, Facebook, and Twitter.

I was sent nine of Giveable Greetings cards, and was impressed by the quality of the cards. These are not your average greeting cards! The graphics are so cute, with great detail. I was going to take pictures of my cards but honestly my photos would not show all the beauty on each card. Here is an example from Giveable Greetings site:
One of my favorites!!
   Giveable Greetings has graciously offered a wonderful pack for one of my lucky readers! Just in time for the holidays! One reader will get Christmas cards, choice of 2 packs of gift tags and a pack of change of address postcards!
Just click on these links to visit Giveable Greetings different sites:
Giveable Greetings Facebook, Giveable Greetings StoreEnvy, Giveable Greetings Etsy and Giveable Greetings Twitter.

"Giveable Greetings: Quirky & fun with a dash of sass & a lot of pun"

* I received the products mentioned above for evaluation purposes. All opinions are 100% mine. The biography of Steph was written by Steph herself.*

Friday, December 9, 2011

You Can't Always Get What You Want!

Have you ever watched your child's reaction when opening a gift they didn't really want? Or has your child ever told you the gifts they expected, not what they would've liked but literally what they expected? I have noticed more kids these days having this sense of entitlement. With Christmas so close now, and how stressed I am about trying to buy my kids some gifts period, I started to think about my Christmas experience as a child. I want my kids to realize that Christmas is not about what gifts you get but the things, friends and family you have already. Easier said then done!

I know when I was a kid I couldn't wait for Christmas morning and I could care less about the things I already had, not until I was a little older and realized we were basically poor. I remember one year I wanted a type writer so bad, this was before computers were in almost every home! I came out Christmas morning and there was a huge box, I just knew it was my type writer! I saved it for the very last gift to open. I was so excited, I couldn't get the wrapping off fast enough. I was so disappointed to see a box for a plastic shelving unit. I was heart broken, and as much as I tried to hide my disappointment you could still see it in my face. My eyes were stinging from holding the tears back, so I quickly got my gifts together and put them away in my room.

That Christmas taught me something though. I was only 10 or 11 at the time and I had learned that in life you can't always get what you want. Something we all learn at some point, mine just happen to have a Christmas morning attached to it. As much as I don't want to let my children feel that same disappointment, I know they need to at some point. Whether it be a Christmas morning, Easter, or a birthday.

We know you can't always get what you want, and maybe it's best that we don't. :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Come Join Me In A Blog Hop!!


The Girlz Korner is hosting a wonderful blog hop! Please join in or click the blog links and start following some great blogs!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's December Already!?!

Hey everyone! I cannot believe it's December already! Where did the year go? I hope that my last month of 2011 is better than the last eleven months have been. I have been working on some major changes in my life, and I am happy with the outlook. For those who haven't read my postings or if you have and don't remember I just started this blog September 14, 2011. This blog has been a blessing, and I am so grateful for it!

I have some big plans for this blog and my writing. I hope to become a well known blogger :) I love to do reviews and giveaways! I am open to reviewing just about any product out there, I am not picky! The big companies started out small at one point in time, so anyone that would like their product reviewed and you might like to do a giveaway just contact me! My email is OneMomsMoxie(at)gmail(dot)com.

And last but not least, does anybody do New Years Resolutions? In the past I have made some resolutions but never followed through. This year I really, really want to make a promise to myself to lose over a hundred pounds. I just need encouragement and will power. My Fibromyalgia makes it difficult too. I guess I'll see how I am feeling about making one around New Years :) If anyone else is making a resolution and would like encouragement, please let me know in comment or email, I am willing to be there to help push you towards whatever goal you have set for yourself!

Happy December! Don't forget to enter the Winter Wonderbucks Giveaway!! I will be posting another review and giveaway in the next day or two!

Enter the Winter Wonderbucks Cash Giveaway! Win $75!

Winter Wonderbucks
The holidays are right around the corner and that means it's almost gift-giving time! Wouldn't you love a little extra cash to help out with all of those holiday decorations and gifts for under the tree? Well, here is your chance! With Winter Wonderbucks you have the chance to win $75 cash or a $75 Amazon gift code! 

Winter Wonderbucks is brought to you by Formula Mom and Tales From the Nursery together with a collection of fabulous bloggers. We have come together to bring you a great cash giveaway in honor of the holidays! Beginning today through December 18th, you will have the opportunity to win $75 to help out with those holiday expenses and make the holidays a little more wonderful! The winner will choose between Paypal or an Amazon gift card. 

To enter, please visit the pages below to follow the sponsoring blogs on Twitter and like them on Facebook. Then complete the Rafflecopter form below and you will be entered for your chance to win some shopping money!
 


Please note: The Rafflecopter form is the same on all participating blogs so you only need to enter on one of the blogs. Duplicate entries will be deleted so there is no need to enter on more than one blog. It will not increase your chances of winning!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Flavrz Drink Mixes Review



I was given the opportunity to try Flavrz Drink Mix. Flavrz Drink Mix carries organic fruit and soda mixes. Their mixes are organic, low sugar, low calorie, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners and no genetically modified ingredients. For the Flavrz Fruit Drink Mixes they use real organic fruit, botanical or fruit extracts and real sweeteners such as agave nectar and cane sugar. The Flavrz Soda Drink Mixes use the same great ingredients but they use a combination of agave nectar, cane sugar and stevia to find the right balance of sweetness. The Flavrz line also carries the energy, sports, and immunity drink mixes.

Flavrz has made healthy drinks even more convenient with their on-the-go pouches that you can easily pour into a bottle of water. The have the six different fruit drink mixes to choose from.



 The Flavrz Fruit Drink Mixes are made up of Tropical, Cherry Berry and Lemon Lime.

  Flavrz carries the energy, immunity and sports drink line made up of Fruit Punch, Citrus Hibiscus, and Super Fruit. The Fruit Punch is for re-energizing and re-focusing. The Citrus Hibiscus is to boost your immunity. The Super Fruit is for sports to replenish and refuel.




Flavrz also carries Organic Soda Drink Mixes in three wonderful flavrz! Cola, Root Beer and Ginger Ale. The Soda Flavrz come in 16 oz. bottles for the home. Soda Flavrz can be mixed in sparkling water to make your own organic soda!


When I received my Flavrz package I was surprised to see so many choices! My family and I were given the opportunity to try all six Flavrz Organic Fruit Mixes and the Flavrz Organic Root Beer Soda. I immediately went out to purchase the sparkling water. Root Beer is my favorite soda and I am really picky able the flavor of my root beer, but I happy to taste the Flavrz great Root Beer taste. I admit I was a little surprised that it was so good, and best of all it didn't have the syrupy taste that some soda have. It was nice to know I could give my children a tasty treat and not have to worry that they are drinking flavored sugar but something good and organic at that!

We also received a bottle of Cherry Berry, which really thrilled my children. They love fruit drinks to begin with but I try to limit how much they drink because of all the sugar and hard to pronounce ingredients. But with Cherry Berry I was able to make a pitcher full and we all got to enjoy the Fruit Flavrz!

We tried all six Flavrz Fruit pouches in different amounts of water as directions were given on the outside of the boxes. Honestly we loved all three choices of water amounts mixed with the pouches. Flavrz is a much better choice than some of the other drink pouches that are available. I like that I can pack one of the pouches in my child's lunch with their reusable bottle of water, or send it with them to use during a sports practice. The uses of the pouch are limitless!

So whether you are a parent or not, Flavrz Organic Drink Mixes is not only good for you but taste great! So take a chance and try Flavrz Drink Mixes! You can find them on Facebook at Flavrz Drink Mixes and Twitter @Flavrzdrinkmix.

Dazzlme Review & $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

I had the pleasure of reviewing one of Dazzlme's beautiful hats. Dazzlme is owned by Camille Wood, an artist with a passion for things unique, adventurous and a little sexy. She has worked in many different fields owning an art gallery once, was a radio personality, worked briefly for President Reagan, co-owned a national media presentation, drove a limo for fun and managed a 400 acre ranch.  


It was while working at the ranch that Wood found herself searching for a hat to wear during the day but that could also be worn into the evening. But trying to find a hat that would meet her criteria seemed unattainable. It was the artist and fashionista in Wood that came up with the solution, to design her own hats. And after being asked so many times, "Where did you get that hat?" a new company was born, Dazzlme
 One of Dazzlme's great creations:
 Diamonds and Pearls Design
 Dazzlme hats are extremely fabulous! I have worn mine almost everyday since I received it. I was given the option to choose my hat, which proved to be difficult, every hat is so unique and special in it's own way. After a few days I finally decided on one I knew I would wear day and night, and would make me feel fabulous too! I choose the Fly Girl. 
 Here's what it looks like:
Fly Girl
Dazzlme has a large variety of different styles to choose from but one special section is called Just Me on the store site that is all one of a kind hats, they also takes custom orders. And Dazzlme not only carries hats but handbags as well! Dazzlme can be seen at The International Concert on December 2, 2011, in Long Beach, Ca. Dazzlme has become famous, numerous celebrities in Hollywood are now wearing them! 
 And there's even hats for your little one:
Little Zsa Zsa
 Dazzlme has a motto "Saving You From The Ordinary", and trust me when I say when you're wearing an Dazzlme piece you are far from feeling ordinary! Dazzlme has graciously offered a $50 gift certificate to one reader of One Mom's Moxie! 


Giveaway begins 11/21 and ends 11/28. Winner will be contacted by email and has 48 hours to respond, if no response then another winner will be chosen.  


*I was given the product to review and all opinions are mine and mine alone.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I have so many things to be thankful for this last year. I just celebrated my 5th wedding anniversary with my husband on the 22nd. I am thankful we made it to five years, lol. We've been together longer than that but we waited to get married. I am so thankful that God sent me my soul mate and best friend, someone who is compassionate and takes such good care of me. We may not have a lot of money but we have love and respect and that's worth more than a huge TV, car or big house. Thank you Rene for being there to hold my hand, to help ease my pain and give me unconditional love. I love you Rene!!

I am thankful for my children. God blessed me five times! I had three biologically and two are bonuses! I am so grateful that they are in good health and are great kiddies, most of the time anyways, lol! Thank you kiddies for keeping me young, playing games with me, and making me laugh with all your silliness! I love you Anthony, Angel, Kaylen, Olivia and Isabella!!

I am thankful for my brother Eric and his fiance Sam. They have been a great support to me, I miss them both more than words can say! I wish we could still hang out and bead Sam, and Eric I miss your jokes and making me laugh. I love you both so very much!!

I am thankful to my sister in God, Glenda. She has been there to lift me up and to make me realize how much the Lord loves me no matter what. You are special to me sis and I love you for everything you do!

I am especially thankful for my mom. She has let us move into her home, and has been so supportive. I have gone through some really rough things this last year and my mom has been by my side, as my mom and my best friend. I thank you Momma for being such an inspirational woman to me and my girls. You are my rock and I love you!!

I am also thankful for my friends, acquaintances and of course my readers!  I am so thankful for this blog, I started it with high hopes and I am actually reaching my goals I set. I am thankful for all the support from YOU my readers. I thank you all for taking the time to read my postings and enter my giveaways. Thank you all!!!

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy the friends and family you will have around you. And for those who are going Black Friday shopping please, please be careful out there! Much love to you all!!!

XOXOXO♥Elizabeth

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Cash Bash Giveaway $100 11/21-11/30

Cash Bash
Enter for your chance to win $100 Cash via Paypal!
Event starts 12:01 a.m. on 11/21 and goes till 11/30 at 11:59 p.m.
Anyone can enter, you just need to have a Paypal account.
You can enter this giveaway on 1 site only.
You cannot enter on multiple blogs or you will be disqualified.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Follow Frenzy November — Win $150 in time for Holiday Shopping!

Follow Frenzy brings you the chance to win cash or an Amazon gift card each month! This month you can win $150 paid via Paypal or Amazon! It's the winner's choice! Each entry is another chance to win, so check out the Rafflecopter form below and get clicking to visit all of the amazing blogs participating in this event! You will be able to enter until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 20th. At the end of the event, the winner will be drawn and notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to confirm their win or another winner will be drawn. Please note that you only need to enter on one participating blog. All blogs are using the same Rafflcopter form!

Friday, November 11, 2011

History’s Hottest Holiday Toys 1903-2010

Here's a great info-graphic from Black Friday 2011. Visit our site to find the Black Friday Ads this holiday season has to offer. Select deals from a list of over 40 top stores, including Best Buy, Sears, and Walmart Black Friday Deals.
To see the info-graphic better click on it :)
History's Hottest Holiday Toys Infographic by BlackFriday2011.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Black Friday Giftcard Giveaway

"Win assorted gift cards just in time for Black Friday!"
 
Welcome to the Black Friday Gift Card Giveaway hosted by Generations of Savings and Beauty Brite!  
  
We have teamed up with a fabulous group of blogs to offer our readers an amazing 'Spree' just in time for Black Friday!  
Enter to win: $100 worth of giftcards to Amazon, Target, and/or Walmart. Winner's choice of an assortment like $50 Amazon, $25 Target, and $25 Walmart or $100 from one. Please enter on the form below. Comments will not count as entries, but can be used for questions only. You only need to enter once on any of the participating sites. The form is the same on all of the blogs. This giveaway is open WW and will start Wednesday, 11/9 at 12:01 am and end on Wednesday, 11/23 at 12:01 am.