One Mom's Moxie: April 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Mother's Day, It's Our Day Giveaway - Cutey Charm Bracelet

Mother's Day, It's Our Day Giveaway
and a bunch of awesome bloggers have teamed up to bring you the
Mother's Day, It's Our Day Giveaway!
The giveaway will be open for entries from May 1st until May 31st.
We have arranged for the following prizes to be given away:
Cutey Charm Bracelet
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Friday, April 27, 2012

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Win a Dyson Digital Slim Vacuum!!

Enter to win now this giveaway ends May 17, 2012!

The Dyson DC35 Multi Floor Vacuum is the most powerful cordless vacuum that every busy Mom needs!

 Ideal for quick, flexible cleaning on all floor types, stairs, upholstery and inside the car. Winner of the sweepstakes will receive this awesome Dyson vacuum!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Blogger Event!! All bloggers check this out!!!

Bloggers, come see why the Extreme Cash Giveaway is one of the most popular monthly giveaways and watch your numbers go up! Cost is only $3 for first link and $2 for each additional link.
Sign up for the Extreme Cash Giveaway here and be sure to say that One Mom's Moxie referred you!

Roaring Spring Products Review

Recently I signed up to become a regular reviewer for Shoplet.com, a great online office supply site. I was told I would be receiving some products made by Roaring Spring, a company I had never heard of but after hearing some of the product names I knew I was going to like their products. Little did I know it was going to be more than myself that liked their products, my whole family likes them now, especially the Poo Poo Paper (more on this further down).
I received the Roaring Spring Genesis 3 Subject Wirebound Notebook. All 120 pages are recycled and there are 40 pages in each of the colors blue, pink and purple. I personally love that it is recycled paper and in different colors! Writing a note or letter to someone on colored paper makes it so much more fun! Shoplet.com carries so many other note pads and notebooks online.
I also really like my Roaring Spring Environotes Sugarcane Notebook. This 80 page wirebound notebook is filled with paper made from sustainable sugarcane fiber. I really like that Roaring Spring recycles and makes environmentally friendly products. Writing on the sugarcane pages felt like writing on any other regular paper, except I felt better using this and knowing a tree did not need to be cut down for my paper notebook.
And the very interesting Roaring Spring Elephant PooPoo Paper. It's not everyday that you hear about paper being made from elephant poo! This small note pad was really 100% made from elephant poo, it is completely recycled poo and also completely odorless. I know my kids and I checked, we looked pretty silly sniffing the paper but we just had to be sure! I like the small message on the front of my pad, "Believe in yourself" it's a nice reminder to do just that. The paper was a little bit softer than regular paper but it did not change the ability to write on it. I really like the entire line of PooPooPaper that Shoplet.com carries, make sure you check it out. Feel free to leave me a comment with you thoughts on the poo poo paper!

*Disclosure: Please note that I received product in order to conduct a review. No other monetary compensation was provided. All opinions in this post are 100% my own. Thank you Shoplet.com for another fun review.

Breathe Right with Breathe Right Advanced - Review

As I have become older I have become a snorer. I don't think it has to do with my age so much, it's more than likely because of being overweight. Whatever the reason I know that sleeping and not getting a good amount of air can lead to some cranky days. Did you know that Breathe Right Advanced can help you breathe better even when you have a cold! I was given the opportunity to try the Breathe Right Advanced strips and they are like small miracles in a box. They difference between waking up without one on and with one on are so different I don't think I have the right words to explain it, but I'll do my best! 
After using the Breathe Right Advanced I woke up feeling like I had actually slept! I did not wake up with a headache and I did not feel as groggy. The benefits of Breathe Right Advanced are not just for congested noses from a cold, you can use them if you suffer from allergies, have a deviated septum and if you just snore from a stuffed up nose. The strip can offer immediate relief by opening the nasal passages and being able to breathe easier. The Breathe Right strip actually lifts your nasal passages and that is how you are able to breathe through your nose that much better. I love being able to breathe through my nose now when I sleep, I feel so much more rested. If you are interested in more information about all Breathe Right products or if you would like to try a sample nasal strip you can visit the Breathe Right website

*Disclosure: Please note that I received this product in order to conduct a review. I am a part of smiley360.com and they provided me with the means to try the product, but they had NO influence over my opinions. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.  No other monetary compensation was provided.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Whole Lotta Mama 10k Referral Giveaway

Random Drawing Grand Prize:
  1. GC to Healthy Herbal Nutrients ($30.00 value)
  2. Bardot Spiral Bracelet ($49.00 value)
  3. Dr. Loretta Skincare System ($50 value)
  4. $25.00 Passionately Rivalicious Gift Certificates
Referral Grand Prize:
  1. GC to any Mary Kay Product ($30.00 value)
  2. Sweet Souls Birthstone Color Set March & Pear-Shaped Ring with Jacket Set ($49.00 value from AVON)
  3. OcuFresh tote bag filled with natural eye care products ($50 value)
  4. $25.00 Passionately Rivalicious Gift Certificates
Rest of the prizes:
  1. Full Size Bottle of Imari
  2. Paypal Cash ($25.00 value)
  3. Pig-Scriptives Wrinkle Warfare ($72.00 value)
  4. Flip Flop Hair Bloom
  5. Coupon Envelope ($30.00 Value)
  6. Amazon Gift Code ($5.00 value)
  7. Fabric Rosette Necklace
  8. One Spittie of Choice and Free Shipping ($14.00 value)
  9. Paypal Cash ($10.00 Value)
  10. Loaded Coupon Binder
  11. Children’s Book Bundle
  12. Let Go & Let God Necklace
  13. Restaurant.com GC ($25.00 value)
  14. Coupon Envelope ($50.00 Value)
  15. Dr. Loretta Skincare System tote
  16. OcuFresh tote bag filled with natural eye care products
  17. Teach My kit of choice ($50 value)
  18. Sterling Silver Ring
  19. Heart shaped sugar cookies (2 Dozen)
Giveaway will be open from 4/23 12 pm EST and close when Whole Lotta Mama! hits 10k on facebook.
Just wait for the Rafflecopter to load and enter below!
Good Luck!!

Marvel the Avengers Giveaway- ends 5/15

opens in theatres everywhere next Friday,
May 4th!
In celebration of The Avengers opening in theaters Mommy
and Baby Reviews and Giveaways
, Mom
Blog Society
and Mom Does Reviews are giving 3 winners the Ultimate The Avengers Prize Pack
filled with goodies!

Each Prize pack includes the following:
t-shirt in adult sizes of S,
M, L or XL
set of 6 buttons
one pair of limited edition 3D glasses

Handcrafted Designs by Krafty Max Review and Giveaway ends 5/7

Krafty Max Originals

Handcrafted and fully beaded one-of-a-kind designs

Review by Mom Does Reviews:

They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words, well it's true. My words will not be able to express the delicate beauty of this handcrafted bracelet. The 2 pictures below highlight the beauty of my bracelet. Krafty Max custom made it just for me. I told her my favorite colors and my wrist size. I was so excited when I opened my package and saw this beautiful piece of art. Made with my favorite colors, purples and pinks, these beads are artistically places to look like a bouquet of flowers on my wrist. I love how shiny the beads are and how the sparkle like diamonds when the light hits them. I also love the clasp, it gives me security to know that it won't fall off and get lost. It's so pretty, I almost don't want to wear it.

Mom Does Reviews gives Krafty Max the highest recommendation possible. I would highly recommend you contact her for a custom piece of your own!

About the Artist:

Krafty Max is OBSESSED & POSSESSED, lifetime beader, she loves to make anything with beads. She enjoys her adventures and mistakes! She hand designs and creates every one of her pieces - from the designing of the pattern to the finish work of the clasps. She is one of the lucky few that gets to turn her passion into a business. Many of her orders are customized to match the client's colors and design ideas.
Be sure to visit Krafty Max's Blog, her Artfire Studio, and like her on Facebook.

The Giveaway:

Krafty Max has generously donated this beautiful set to one lucky winner.
This set has Copper Swarovski Crystals and Swarovski
Pearls combined with gold plated Swarovski Crystal spacers. There is nothing to say but elegance. Either for graduation, prom, a museum opening, a wedding or just a date night this set is perfect with almost everything. Little black dresses beware! The toggle clasp and ear wires are 14ct gold and the findings are 14ct gold plated.Necklace measures at 20 inches in length and can be lengthened if needed

Dangle measures 3 inches from the main necklace. Earrings measure at 2 inches in length

Giveaway is open to US only. Giveaway ends 5/7 at 1201am. Enter on the easy Rafflecopter below!

Disclosure: I was given product listed above for review purposes. I was not given any monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% my own. ~Pam at Mom Does Reviews

Monday, April 23, 2012

Why I haven't been on much...

Hello to all my fabulous readers!! I just wanted to let you all know why I haven't been on as much this last week and why there haven't been as many postings. Unfortunately my Grandfather passed away last week, it was a very emotional week and my family and I still have our moments. My Grandfather and I had a special thing, our birthday was on the same day, November 5th. I will miss him dearly, he was a kind, generous, humble, gentle and compassionate man. I could go on and on about how great he was. I will celebrate our birthday every year and think of him.

And of course since two other things happened last week that weren't so great either. One was that my six year old has a UTI (urinary tract infection) and I was actually waiting for it to happen, not that I wanted it to! She holds her pee way too long, the toilets at school flush really loud and she does not like really loud noises. So she's on the pink liquid antibiotics, which she hates but she takes it like a trooper! My other bad event I cannot share it is more personal but I do ask for prayers for my family for all the unfortunate events. Thanks to all that entered my giveaway posts and to all of you for being such awesome readers, I really enjoy reading comments and chatting on Twitter. If you need a shout out or want to chat you can find me on Twitter, @OneMomsMoxie

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

FRESNO AREA ONLY!! Sesame Street Live - Tickets Giveaway!

Sesame Street Live

Enter to win up to 6 tickets!

“Elmo Makes Music”
Fresno, CA; Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Tuesday, April 24 & Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Show Times
Tuesday April 24th @ 7pm
Wednesday April 25th @ 10:30am & 7pm

Ticket information
• Ticket prices: $10, $15, $23, $33 (Gold Circle) & $55 (Sunny Seats).
• Group savings available. Groups 10+ call 559-347-3400.
• Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats!
The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show Meet
& Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends.
• Additional $2 facility fee and surcharges may apply.

Save $3 per ticket!
Present this coupon at the box office or use the code ERNIE online at ticketmaster.com to receive the special offer.
(Excludes Gold Circle & Sunny Seats. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Cannot be combined with any other offer.)

A Great Show for All Ages!
Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage
production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and
Ernie…and more. Each performance is 90 minutes of singing,
dancing and audience participation, including a 15-minute
intermission. The perfect length for very young children!

Mark your calendar for this once-in-a-lifetime event—monsters becoming
musicians! Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie
and all their funny and furry friends. When Jenny, the new Sesame
Street music teacher, loses her instruments her new Sesame Street friends quickly come to her rescue, and they all discover "instruments" that they never knew existed! The characters teach children, and themselves, that everyone has the ability to make beautiful music, whether they realize it or not. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music."

Enter to win a family 6-pack with no more than six tickets! Must be in the Fresno area, we are not responsible for an transportation or extra costs. Enter below for your chance to win!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


For one day only, April 17th, there are several places offering some goodies for free or a really good deal! I wanted to share with you all the things I found recently. 

Checkout the site Tax Day Freebies, there are so many good freebies listed you do not want to miss out!

Also look at Family Circle's Momster, some of the same freebies with a couple different good deals mixed in. 

And the last place I would suggest is MSN Money, here there is another list with a few more deals then some of the other sites have.

Don't forget to have your taxes filed today or to file an extension if you need one! Enjoy some of today's freebies. 

*These are all just suggestions, One Mom's Moxie is in no way liable if any freebies run out!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Brownie Sampler from Gourmet Gift Baskets – Review & Giveaway

I have a special place in my heart and stomach for brownies, oh how I love a warm chocolate brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So delicious. When I was given the opportunity to review the Brownie Sampler from Gourmet Gift Baskets I couldn't say yes fast enough! I had done a review for Gourmet Gift Baskets not too long ago and had seen all the great products they carry on their site but seeing the Brownie Sampler made me love this site even more. 
If you are looking for the perfect gift for the sweets lover in your life, this is the best gift to give them! I received six brownies, individually wrapped, Belgian Chocolate Chunk, White Chocolate Macadamia Blonde, Butterscotch Blonde, Cheesecake, Peanut Butter and Fudge Walnut. I was impressed that they were not thin, dry or burnt, which are the three biggest mistakes that can easily happen to brownies (in my opinion). I was in brownie heaven and so was my family! 
I was kind and shared my brownies with my family, we are a family of seven, counting my parents, nine. I cut the brownies up into bite size pieces to get everyone's opinions. It was a thumbs up on every single brownie and we are a tough group to please! The Belgian Chocolate Chunk was my absolute favorite but that was because the more chocolate the better in my book. My middle daughter was in love with the Butterscotch Blondie and my husband was partial to the Peanut Butter one. Gourmet Gift Baskets really hit this one out if the park! Whether you are throwing a baby shower, birthday party or office party the Brownie Sampler is the perfect addition to any special occasion. 

Enter below for your chance to win this great Brownie Sampler! Sorry this one is only open to the lower 48 states.
*Disclosure: Please note that I received product in order to conduct a review. No other monetary compensation was provided. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.   

Win the Fisher-Price Zen Collection!!

Sweepstakes winner will receive the complete Fisher-Price Zen Collection.
You only need to enter your information on the first page to enter the sweepstakes!

::Warning:: Mom Ranting!

Some of you have been my readers since I started this blog and know that I went through a custody battle, which in the end we ended up with the same amount of time. But that's not my rant today, my rant is about my lovely, most beautiful preteen daughter. My ex is in training somewhere else, so my two oldest daughters are with me for a entire month possibly a little longer. Which don't get me wrong I have been in heaven having them home with me, I love looking over and watching them sleep, I love getting them to school half an hour away, heck I even love it when they are screaming and running through the house. I just absolutely love having them home with me. 

Here's my rant. My daughter is a preteen and well for the most part chats with me and is good. But then there's like this weird alien version of her, LoL. Like what happen to my baby?! She answers sarcastically and squints her eyes, and don't get me started on her tone! One minute I am super cool mom, the next I am so dumb for even asking a question. No she doesn't say I am dumb, because she knows if she did she would lose her phone for the day and that's like her lifeline, she cannot breath without that phone! 

I remember when she was littler when I use to think one day when she is a preteen/teen we will hang out, be BFF's (but I will still be mom) and go have all sorts of fun together. WRONG!!! She isn't embarrassed of me....yet, but she doesn't want to hang out with me unless I am taking her somewhere with her friends or taking her clothes shopping. I know I am not the only mother that has gone through this and I know I am not the last. I have backed off to give her space and still nothing. I am becoming more strict and ::GASP:: have taken away her phone for talking back and I even implemented a 3 strike rule. It was only 30 minutes into this morning and she already got 1 strike, LoL. 

I know, I know I need to have patience. It will only get worse before it gets better. Girls are just like that. Its all her hormones. She'll appreciate me one day. I can go on and on with all the things I have heard. I am curious what other mom's have done in my position? Did you go through something similar? Maybe I am being too easy on her? I would love any and all feedback. Ok my rants over :)

Finding A New Style

It can be difficult to come up with new hairstyles for special occasions. We all have a few outfits with accessories that look good on us and make us feel wonderful for a whole range of occasions, from dates to weddings and christenings. The make up for these outfits we have down to a tee and can do in the blink of the eye. But hairstyles are different.

We all have a few hairstyles we can do with ease and can update the look to fit in with current trends, but learning new styles by yourself can be difficult. That is why it is always useful to have step by step guides showing you exactly what it is you need to do next. Paper instructions can be hard to follow, but with the use of the internet it is now easier than ever to find step by step video guides to creating new hairstyles. The beauty of these is you can watch them as many times as you like and practice each step until you get it just right.

So next time you are stuck looking for a new hairdo why not grab your ghd straightener and products and head on to the ghd website to find some top tips on how to style just about any hair type, as well as a number of step by step guides allowing you to recreate everyday looks as well as the glamour of the catwalk. Once you’ve mastered these you’ll be wanting to hurry along to that next special occasion just so you can show off your new style to everyone.
It is always important to use the right tools for the job so whip out your ghd flat irons and other styling products to help you get the best look possible. You can buy flat irons from ghd from www.ghdhair.com/us.

Win a Crane Animal Humidifier!

Enter to win a Crane Animal Humidifier!

Humidifiers are pediatrician recommended to help relieve cough, cold, and flu symptoms, as well as provide relief for dry skin. Winner will have a choice of any Crane Animal Humidifier!

Come let me know that you entered and which animal you would pick if you win!

*You only need to fill out the first page to enter.

Solstice Sunglasses $100 GC Giveaway

Welcome to the Solstice Giveaway, presented by CouponTrade.com, Solsticesunglasses.com and Moms with Voices Media! 3 lucky winners will receive a $100 eGift Certificate for Solstice Sunglasses

CouponTrade.com is the newest location to save, because they offer both coupons AND discounted gift cards. Whats more? You can SELL your gift cards there too!

Solstice offers so many great styles and brands of sunglasses, you will have a hard time choosing how to spend your prize! Best of all, free shipping and returns!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

GelThotics Review and Giveaway- ends 4/27

GELThotics: Maximum Shock Protection in a Minimal Profile!

The Product:

"Having "healthy feet" begins by getting
your arches and feet into a healthy position."
GelThotics are designed to be placed under the removeable innersole. Made from soft, "skin friendly" silicone, they will never breakdown, will not retain moisture or odors, and will make all of your shoes much more comfortable.

Decades of foot pain diagnosis have produced a shoe insert that is far more effective at treating the major causes of plantar fasciitis and preventing foot pain

Review by Mom Does Reviews:

I was thrilled to get my GelThotics in the mail! I have chronic back pain and have trouble finding the best shoes to support my back. I work in healthcare, so I need to have the best support possible to get me through a busy 10 hour shift! I put the GelThotics in my new Ryka sneakers and wore them to work. I did have a little trouble getting them in the perfect position, but once they were in right, they were so comfy! I was amazed at how much better my feet felt immediately! I wore them to work all day then I went for a 20 minute walk afterwards. The GelThotics give me that much needed arch support that makes my back, legs and feet feel better than usual after a long day.

I love that they are made of pure silicone. They won't break down, smell or slip and slide all over. You can even take them out of one pair of shoes and put them in another very easily. If they get dirty or sweaty, you can wash them easily. You can even put them in the dishwasher!

These inserts are not like the ones that you need to measure and cut. Not even close. Nothing to cut here, just slip them in your shoes and go. These fit under your factory insoles, the silicone cradles your foot from heel to toes. They feel natural and wonderful! Mom Does Reviews gives the GelThotics 5 out of 5 Stars!

Available on Amazon also.

Follow Kendall GelThotics on Twitter. Like them on Facebook also.

The Giveaway:

Special Thanks to Kendall GelThotics ($59.99 value) for donating a pair of these great inserts for one lucky winner.

Giveaway is open to US only.

Giveaway ends 4/27 at 1201am.

Enter on the easy rafflecopter below.

Good luck!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mother’s Day “It’s All In The Bag” Coach Giveaway!

Make Mother's Day the best ever this year by winning our "It's All In the Bag Giveaway"
One lucky winner will win the beautiful Coach Handbag picture above. What better way to make mom happy this Mother's Day than with a beautiful Coach Handbag valued at $298.00.

These fabulous bloggers have come together to bring you this wonderful Mother's Day Giveaway:
Enter for your chance to win this gorgeous, Gold Coach Handbag ~~ Simply follow the Rafflecopter form instructions below for your chance to win.
Contest open to US and Canada residents only. Must be 18 years or older as of April 15, 2012 at 12:01am to win. Contest runs from Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 12:01am EST, through Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

This giveaway is no way affiliated or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Coach, Pinterest, Picket Fence or Google +. All rights reserved. Winner will be verified prior to announcement of winning prize.

PhoneFetcher Review and Giveaway- ends 4/26

Never miss a call or lose your phone in your purse, backpack or gym bag again! Never leave your phone at home again!

Try the new Phone Fetcher!

How does it work? PhoneFetcher is simple to attach and simple to detach! Just connect one end of the PhoneFetcher™ securely to the inside or outside of your bag, and connect the other end into the 3.5mm headset/earphone outlet on your smart phone or mobile device. Simply follow the cord from where it is attached to your bag right to your phone! Great For iPhone, iPod, Android, Blackberry, and More!
Simply let PhoneFetcher™ hang outside your bag so when you pick up your bag to leave, you see that you do not have it attached and with you. You will never leave your phone at work, in a restaurant, club, cab, or bus again. Think of all the time you will save when backtracking to find your phone!

Miracle-Gro® Expand 'n Gro™ - Only The Best For Your Plants!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Miracle-Gro® has done it again, they have outdone themselves with another great product to help grow your plants up to 3 times bigger than if your plant was in regular soil. Giving you large, luscious plants that can mean more vegetables or more flowers in your garden. The new Expand ‘n Gro™ is so much more beneficial to your plants and it can last years in your soil! This concentrated planting mix can expand up to 3X when water is added, one bag of this planting mix is equal to one very large ordinary soil.
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The all natural fibers that are able to hold up to 50% more water then basic potting soil, comes from the coconut coir. The entire coconut is used for food products and the long fibers are used for material purposes, leaving only the short fibers and the pith. Coir is the leftover short fibers and pith of the husk. The use of coir makes for a much lighter planting mix, unlike other bagged soils that can be heavy, hard to carry and makes a mess while trying to pour. Expand 'n Gro™ is so much lighter because the coir is a honey comb like pieces and expand when taking in water and compress back down after releasing the water.
The mix is able to retain water and release it as needed to the plant, which means no more over watering or under watering! You can mix the Expand ‘n Gro™ with soil, and it can be used in the ground or in a pot. Mixing the planting mix with your native soil makes the soil's density up to 40% lighter and creates up to 90% more air space for the nutrients to reach the plant! The mix will continue to improve your native soil for years to come, not to mention easier, workable soil.

I cannot wait to receive my small sample of Miracle-Gro® Expand 'n Gro™! I want to try it on my very small herb garden I am going to start. What a great way to prep your garden for the Spring and Summer! If watched the short video then you can see for yourself just how much the Miracle-Gro® Expand 'n Gro™ actually expands! I encourage you to try the Expand 'n Gro™ for yourself! How would you like a sample of the Miracle-Gro® Expand 'n Gro™? Leave me a comment telling how you would use the planting mix.
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Nature's Sleep Slippers Review

I am the type of person that goes through slippers fast, I usually need a new pair every six months or less. I wear them almost everywhere, my feet tend to swell easily so I wear them for that reason, not because I am lazy. When I saw the opportunity to review Nature's Sleep Slippers I was ecstatic! I couldn't wait for my slippers to come in the mail. I choose a pair like these but in a sand color. They are called the Closed Toe Terry Slippers w/ Memory Foam.
Memory Foam Slippers
I put the Nature's Sleep Slippers on immediately and loved them right away. I couldn't believe how much cushion there is inside them! It feels like I am walking with pillows under my feet, they are really that good! I have worn them so often that they are now a little dirty but I still love them. Just as the Nature's Sleep webpage says they are made with memory foam, they conform to your feet, improves circulation by distributing weight to reduce pressure points and can be worn inside or outside on many different surfaces. 
Memory Foam Slippers
You can find the same Nature's Sleep Slippers that I received or you can purchase the open toe slippers from the Nature's Sleep website

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

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sticking to Your Resolutions with a Smartphone App

Everyone has something they’d like to improve on, whether it’s to get a bit fitter, do more charity work, or spend more time with the family, so every New Year people make resolutions. Sticking to those resolutions, however, can be a bit of a challenge especially as time goes on into the 4th and 5th month. We always have the best intentions, but we are also surrounded by temptation. Luckily, in the modern smartphone age, there is, of course, an app for that.

Resolutions 2012 is one of these apps, which aim to help keep you on the straight and narrow. You can input your goals, identify those bad habits that you wish to give up, and track your progress over time. Available on the Apple App Store for 69p, the initial quota of 3 resolutions and 5 bad habits can be expanded with in-app purchases.

For a more specific focus, you can also pick an app that targets the area you have chosen to improve. Hundreds of people resolve to lose weight every year, and this is one of the trickier resolutions. The Daily Burn app on the App Store helps you to organize and arrange your fitness regime, as well as keeping track of how many calories you burn. An Android alternative is the Noom app designed to assist with weight loss, providing users with tips on eating, exercising and dropping dress sizes on a daily basis.

LiveStrong’s My Quit Coach app is designed to help those who want to give up smoking for the New Year. Whether you intend to cut down gradually and eventually stop or just go cold turkey, the My Quit Coach app provides daily tips to keep you resolute. A similar app, the Quitter, is available from Apple and adds the extra feature of keeping track of all the money you’ve saved since your last cigarette. Many of these applications also allow you to post your progress and your goal onto social media feeds like Facebook and Twitter, so your friends and followers can help support you in your resolutions. These apps might just give you the boost to restart some of those dropped resolutions, or give you the strength to carry on in any area that you may be wavering.

If you want to look for a new phone for apps or just for an upgrade, visit http://www.phones4u.co.uk/ to see their range of smartphones.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Rainy Day Facebook Frenzy! $200 Giveaway!

You have literally HUNDREDS of chances to win $200 Paypal cash from CouponTrade.com and The Ultimate Baby Shower!

CouponTrade.com is the newest and the hottest way to save because now, you can combine coupon savings with discounted gift cards for the same stores, plus sell all those unused gift cards and redeem whats yours, all in one place!!!

The Ultimate Baby Shower will offer MONTHLY diaper and Formula giveaways, as well as a seasonal NURSERY giveaway! That’s right- you can win the entire nursery, furniture, bedding, and all the baby gear you could need!

Entry is so simple, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Smart & Final #MoeSnackrs4UrMoney #collectivebias #CBias

I had so much fun with this Smart & Final Get "Moe" for your money campaign. I was given the opportunity to go shopping at Smart & Final and purchase five Snackr's products of my choice and use one of the products in a recipe. I went a little bit further and found a recipe that included some interesting ingredients that I could use from the Snackr's line. I was also asked to share my Snackr's goodies and the recipe I made while watching The Three Stooges! I really liked the idea of sharing The Three Stooges with my children, The Three Stooges were my late fathers favorite comedy movies to watch. My shopping at Smart & Final went smoothly.
Once I gathered the five products I really enjoy the most from Snackr's I headed home and began my journey to making my special new recipe. As you can see I purchased some of my favorites from Snackr's! Like the Snackr's Pretzel Nuggets, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Sunflower Kernels, Wavy Potato Chips and Mini Twist Pretzels.
And now for my unique recipe. I decided I would make something different, something I have never made before and it would need to be a food my family has never had. I actually found a recipe that used wavy potato chips and pretzels and it wasn't a snack mix. I decided on Snackr's Sweet & Salty Cookie. Here is the recipe and making of the cookies.

Snackr's Sweet & Salty Cookie

2¼ cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt (optional)
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups coarsely broken Snackr's potato chips
1 cup Snackr's small pretzel twists, broken into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup unsalted peanuts (optional)

First preheat the oven to 375º. The combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.

Then beat the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one is added.

Gradually beat in the flour mixture. 

Stir in chocolate chips, potato chips and pretzels and peanuts (I did not use peanuts).
Now you need to stir all the ingredients together but try to be gentle.

Now drop the batter by the tablespoonful onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until they are golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, then move cookies onto cooling racks. Then enjoy!

We sat to enjoy the Snackr's Sweet & Salty Cookies and The Three Stooges, "We Want Our Mummy". I have learned that you actually can save "Moe" money with Snackr's and watching a movie at home with the family. I look forward to more movie nights and trying new recipes with my family, they loved it too!

From now until April 17, 2012 if you purchase two Snackr's products at your local Smart & Final, you can redeem a special code on your receipt for a free movie ticket! 

This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study. All opinions are 100% all mine. #collectivebias #CBias

A special thank you to VeryBestBaking.com for the inspiration of the Sweet & Salty Cookies.