One Mom's Moxie: February 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Name the Hyland's Tooth Fairy Contest - Great Prizes!

Beginning February 28th:
You can be the one that will name the Hyland's Tooth Fairy all you have to do is enter the contest by visiting the Hyland's Facebook page!

You can vote on the Top 10, those finalists will receive a Hyland's Baby Teething Onesie & a Hyland's Baby Teething Tablet product!

Grand Prize winner will receive:

Hyland's Baby Basket
$200 Visa Gift Card
Hyland's Baby Teething Onesie
A custom-made First Tooth Certificate

These are awesome prizes and all you have to do is
name the Hyland's Tooth Fairy!!!

This contest will only be around for 4 weeks,
so don't miss your chance to enter & win!!

You can now download a "First Tooth Certificate", a "Teeth Chart" and "I got my first tooth" badges that you can personalize for your child.
You can go download any one of them at Hyland's website!

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

I'm now on Bloglovin!!

You can follow me by using the link above!!

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My Texas Wills - Have Your Texas Will Done Online

If you have ever dealt with losing a close family member and they had property whether it was money, a house or land, then you know how important it is to have a last will and testament. It's important to have a will not just so your family knows who will get what, but so that after you are gone your last wishes are followed. Sometimes your last will and testament can be giving your spouse durable power of attorney or  medical power of attorney if you are not capable of making the decisions that need to be made.
For any of you that live in Texas your life can be made easier by making your will online! Your Texas last will and testament can be done by answering a few simple questions. This service is done by the law firm of Rick Villarreal. Located in Houston, this law firm has been preparing wills and probates since 1996 and have helped the community to learn the importance of having a will. 

This service is available for singles and couples, all you need to do is spend 15 minutes answering the questions and let the law firm do the rest! Your document will meet the Texas    statutory requirements and once you have received your document all you need is two witnesses and a notary. For any other questions you can look through their website. So for all you Texans, check them out, they make having your last will and testament so much easier!

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ADT Moving - Moving Company Montreal

Moving can be a stressful event, no matter who you are or where you are from. When it comes to packing, moving and unpacking a lot of unexpected things can happen in between the packing and moving as well as the unpacking. I have had to move a few times now and in those moves items have been lost, destroyed or possibly stolen! If you are moving in or to Montreal or LaSalle you should try ADT Moving. 
Déménageur Montréal will help make sure your items are safely moved, with over 15 years of experience you can leave the stress to the professionals! They are able to pack all of your belongings and either move them to your new home or to their storage facility. That's right they even have storage facilities and they are air-conditioned! They can pack, store, and move you whenever you are ready. Whatever you choose they make sure to give you peace of mind, so you can enjoy your new home and know your items made it safely. 
If you are not looking for a residential move, don't worry, the moving company montreal still has you covered! They also move commercial and industrial as well. They are insured and have all required permits to make sure all of your equipment is safe. Their rates are the same seven days a week, so whether you are moving on a weekday or a weekend it's the same cost. Call today for a free estimate and get ready to move, or better yet relax and let them do all the moving for you.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Good Cook Prize Pack - 4 Hour Flash Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Good Cook Fun Friday Flash Giveaway!

Sponsored by Good Cook and hosted by Pay it Forward Bloggers!
One winner will receive this Good Cook Prize bag worth $25!
Have you heard of Good Cook? Be sure to check out their site http://www.goodcook.com/ ! You can find Cookware, Bakeware, tools, gadgets and more!
Learn about the Foodies’ Night-In Twitter Party - go HEREGood Cook along with special guest Brooke McLay from Cheeky Kitchen @CheekyKitchen and other Good Cook Kitchen Experts.
On March 4, 2013 at 4pm to 5:30pm ST/1:00pm to 2:30pm PST onTwitter with hashtag #FNIchat.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Purell Products I Reviewed - These are great for the home!

The Purell Pal Instant Hand Sanitizer Desktop Dispenser with 8-fl. oz. Pump Bottle is a great addition to my house. The kids especially like this Purell Pal since it is so kid-friendly. We have used a lot of the Purell already, but replacing the Purell is easy since the holder is not connected to the actual bottle.
These Purell Portable Size Hand Sanitizer Jelly Wraps are such a huge hit and not just with my kids. I have one on my purse, my kids have them on their backpacks and I see them all over the place. They are perfect for those days you are on the go!

I have left the best for last! In our house the germs spread like a wild fire, no joke, with 5 kids and 4 adults things pass around easily. So when I got the Purell Advanced Non-Aerosol Instant Hand Sanitizer Foam and the Purell ADX-7 Dispenser my Dad immediately put it up in the kitchen. It has been used so often. The Purell smells wonderful and the foam immediately rubs into our hands to kill all those little germs. 

All of these Purell products are great to use and if you are interested in purchasing any or all of them they can all be found at Shoplet.com!

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My Nexus 7 - May it RIP.

A few months ago I was given the pleasure to write a review for Staples for another site I write reviews for occasionally. I was given the choice to pick whatever I wanted to review within a certain monetary limit, and well the limit was high enough for me to get a Google Nexus 7! I could never afford one myself as we are what you call, POOR. 

So my brand new Nexus 7 came all shiny and pretty. My husband bought a case, small keyboard and VOILA I had a mini laptop. I was literally in tech heaven. Until the day I found my Nexus 7 screen was broken. Not little crack across the screen but a bunch of cracks. So I call Staples, no extended warranty. Really?! Oh wait that's right I got it for free so why should I be given an extended warranty?! 

I was referred to ASUS. Since there wasn't anything on the screen saying whether I had a warranty through them I should call. First he asked if I would like to purchase the extended warranty, then I explained my situation. I kept it in a case, it's broken, blah, blah, blah. Then ASUS says they do NOT cover physical damage. Now I could have lied and bought the warranty, but I am not a liar. Then I was told it may cost $205 to fix! I am ticked off, sad, want to bawl my eyes out. Wait I already did that last one. Yes, I cried. I realize it's my own fault, somehow, and now I am heartbroken. No more Nexus 7. 

Moral of the story: For any bloggers out there doing a review on an expensive item, electronic or otherwise, ask if there is a warranty! If I had been given the option I would have gladly paid the 20 or so dollars. Now I am back on my desktop and hoping I will be able to buy a laptop some time in the near future, but it will most certainly NOT be an ASUS!!!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FREE Brand Product Samples!!!

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4 FREE Product Coupons! 4 Winners!


Would you like to win a coupon for a free box of 
Honey Bunches of Oats?

Or maybe a full size of Soft Scrub, you know so your husband can clean the bathroom! ;)

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Monday, February 18, 2013

T-Shirt of Your Choice from TV Store Online Flash Giveaway

Welcome to this Fun Pay it Forward T-Shirt Giveaway!

Sponsored by TV Store Online.
One lucky winner will get to pick a T-Shirt from TVStoreOnline.com!
TV Store Online is your source for classic TV and movie shirts and memorabilia. TV Store Online has a gigantic selection of popular movie and TV paraphernalia for all ages and generations. Browse our huge inventory to see cool Movie T Shirts from the cult classics, 80s T Shirts sporting the logo or catch phrase of your favorite childhood TV show, and fun 80s costumes that will make you the life of the party.
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Elizabeth's La Romanella Big Family Dinner with Love

I had the pleasure of recently cooking a large family meal. I am not usually one for cooking the family meals, but I wanted to make something special and I wanted my family to know I made this specially for them. I was given the task of using the La Romanella products available at Smart & Final. Now if you are not familiar with La Romanella they carry a variety of pastas, sauces, frozen foods and much more. Here are just some of the products that I bought on my recent Smart & Final shopping trip.

Since I needed to make a family dinner and I usually make the same things I wanted this to be something special and a little different. I made a pasta meal but instead of just opening a jar of sauce I went one step further. I decided on making a La Romanella Family Dinner with the special ingredient called Love. First I started by boiling the Penne Rigate pasta.

Then I cooked the ground beef, but I also added some minced garlic, finely chopped mushrooms and onions.

Then I drained the pasta and poured in the jars of La Romanella Four Cheese sauce onto the Penne Rigate pasta. Let it heat up and then added the seasoned meat to the pasta.

While the pasta meal was what I call, melding together, I put the La Romanella Garlic Toast in the oven. This was so simple, the toast took less than ten minutes to bake. Once the toast was ready I served my pasta with as much shredded mozzarella cheese as each family member wanted and let them pick their slices of garlic toast. Our La Romanella big family dinner was a huge success! Here is how it turned out.

Elizabeth's La Romanella Big Family Dinner with Love  Recipe

2lbs. Ground Beef
½ cup finely chopped mushrooms
¼ cup finely chopped yellow onion
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced or very finely chopped
La Romanella Olive Oil
1½ bags of La Romanella Penne Rigate
2 jars of La Romanella Four Cheese Pasta Sauce
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt & Pepper
Lots of Love

First start boiling a large pot of water. In a large pan cook the ground beef and drain. Set aside. Then in another pan heat up the La Romanella Olive Oil and saute the garlic, onions and mushrooms. Add the sauteed garlic, onions and mushrooms to the ground beef and season with salt and pepper. At this point you might have already added your pasta and let it boil. Drain the pasta, add the jars of La Romanella pasta sauce and heat up. Then combine the meat with the sauce. If you are going to add shredded mozzarella have it ready on the side. Dish out each pasta dish and make sure you add lots of love. Serve each dish with a side of your choice, but I suggest the La Romanella Garlic Toast! Enjoy!!

Right now La Romanella is having an awesome giveaway!

Buy any 1 La Romanella product and enter your register reward online at http://www.smartandfinal.com/LaRomanella2013/ to be entered to win a Weekend in Las Vegas or a $50 Smart Cash card!
Dates of Promo 2 /6 - 3/5

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Handstand Kids - Baking Around the World Cookbook Kit Review

I was recently sent the Handstand Kids, Baking Around the World Cookbook Kit to review. I was excited to get this baking cookbook because my 9 year old daughter, Olivia, loves to cook and bake. I like to call her my little chef. She is actually able to do baking all on her own, but I still supervise. I remember at her age I loved baking and then being creative frosting the cakes. Olivia was thrilled to get the cookbook, she wanted to make something right away. But because of school we waited for the perfect Saturday to bake.

Not only is the baking cookbook filled with great recipes, the kit also included a whisk and 4 baking cups.  It was tough to decide which recipe to bake but we finally decide on the Vanilla Cupcakes in a Cone. We had almost all the ingredients on hand, except for the cones. A quick run to the store fixed that. The cookbook's recipes are given a certain number of cupcakes on the top of the recipe page to tell you the difficulty of each recipe. The Vanilla Cupcakes in a Cone has 3 cupcakes, so it's considered a little more difficult. With two of my little chefs ready to bake, my 7 year old Isabella joined in the fun, so I stepped aside and was there for support. 

They were able to read the directions, and do just about all the steps on their own. I actually poured the batter into the cones, but it was only because they were anxious to get them baked. There weren't as many cupcakes as the recipe stated but recipes always vary. Olivia and Isabella frosted some of the cupcakes in a cone with me. Olivia decided to top her own frosted cupcake with whipped cream and sprinkles and enjoyed it very much! Next time we are going to try putting something in the middle of the cupcakes since the frosting is only on top. We give the Handstand Kids, Baking Around the World Cookbook Kit, 5 cupcakes which is equal to 5 stars!

Visit their website to purchase your own Handstand Kids cookbook. They also carry other cookbook kits and cooking accessories. You can follow Handstand Kids on Facebook & Twitter to watch for great recipes and giveaways.  

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

S'More Maker Flash Giveaway!!!

Welcome to the Wacky Wednesday Pay It Forward S'more Maker Giveaway!


You only have 4 hours to enter to win this fun S'More Maker by Kalorik.
Don't miss out! This S'More maker looks super fun! I would love to win this for Valentine's Day!
When was the last time you had a S'More?
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Manic Monday $25 PayPal Flash Giveaway!

Welcome to the Manic Monday Pay It Forward Flash Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive $25 Via Paypal!
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3 - $50 eFavorMart Gift Cards Giveaway! 3 WINNERS!!!


Welcome to a eFavorMart.com Giveaway,where 3 winners will each receive a $50 GC to buy whatever they wish on their website!

Hosted By Emtpynester Reviews and her favorite Blogger Friends!
Weddings, Grand Birthday Celebrations, Milestone Recognition Parties, and even medium to small gatherings…any coming together of people and occasions, eFavorMart.com would like to be part of it by supplying unique linens, centerpieces, decorating supplies and silk flowers. And as eFavorMart.com continues to grow at a remarkable rate, we are consistently adding the latest in innovative styling accessories such as the Endless Diamond Rolls, Submersible LEDs, Majestic Dance Chandeliers, and many more high-end stuff that you can get at eFavorMart.com at comfortable prices. Truly, we are here to ‘Color Your Events’ and make each occasion truly Princess- or Diva- quality! You’ve earned it, so it’s time to celebrate BIG!

A note from Emtpynester Reviews:
eFavorMart is making my daughters wedding planning such an easier mission for us in being a one site shopping experience with everything we need and many items we didn't realize we would! They have such an array of amazing items for us to choose from, but not only that, they have great prices!! Whether you are a "Do it Yourself hands on Party hostess" or a busy hustling hostess that does not have the time, eFavorMart has all that you need to make any party you plan beautiful!
To see what eFavorMart.com all has to offer please click HERE
We have selected already a few favorites such as the mini Calla lilies, the full LOT of decorations, and the lighted back drop, all as shown below.


Shopping for decor for my Son's graduation also, so heading now to the paper lanterns page!

Enter on the Rafflecopter below to enter to win 1 of the 3 $50 GC.

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