One Mom's Moxie: November 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

$100 Gymboree Glorious Gift Card Giveaway

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Welcome to the Gymboree Glorious Gift Card Giveaway sponsored by the Daily Globe and hosted by The Parenting Patch!

Do your kiddos need some new holiday outfits? How would you like to win a $100 gift card to Gymboree?

One lucky reader of The Parenting Patch will win one (1) $100 gift certificate to Gymboree. To enter for your chance to win the Gymboree Glorious Gift Card Giveaway, simply use the following Rafflecopter form. Good luck! Happy shopping!

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The Gymboree Glorious Gift Card Giveaway is open worldwide. An international winner will receive $100 via PayPal in lieu of the specified prize. The Gymboree Glorious Gift Card Giveaway ends at midnight CST on December 6, 2013. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. The Parenting Patch and other participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Monday, November 11, 2013

$50 Nohi Kids Gift Certificate Giveaway

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Nohi Kids creates comfortable, high quality, and eco-friendly clothes that appeals to both kids and their parents. When you buy clothes at Nohi Kids, it’ll quickly become the favorite dress or tee shirt that your child won't take off. But no worries, because Nohi Kids makes sure that their clothes are durable enough so that you can pass them down to the next lucky kid.

Kids will love the style, comfort and softness of the clothes at Nohi Kids. Moms will love that the fabric is a combination of certified organic cotton, bamboo viscose, and a touch of spandex to keep it washing well and lasting forever.
Nohi Kids uses low-impact, water based inks for printing and complies with all CPSIA guidelines and regulations to ensure that all of their products are lead-free and safe. They are committed to doing their part to improve the lives of children and donate a portion of their profits to charities and participate in events that promote the health and well-being of children.

Be sure to check out the review on Oh My Gosh Beck! for more about Nohi Kids!

Use promo code ohmy25 to save 25% on your order at Nohi Kids! Don’t forget that Nohi Kids offers free shipping on all orders shipped in the USA - but hurry, this offer ends December 15th.  
Prize: $50 Nohi Kids Gift Certificate
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter. Giveaway ends November 26th and is open to the US only.
Disclaimer: Nohi Kids is the sponsor of this giveaway and is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Check Out Minted for the Perfect Christmas Photo Card!

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Minted is a website that provides artists and aspiring designers from all over the world a place to showcase their work. You are able to purchase products that are not always available in the mainstream market. At Minted they believe in taking care of their customers, giving you not only stunning pieces of art but fantastic customer service. 

Whether you are looking for a birth announcements for your newest little family member or stationary for a great friend you are going to find a variety of beautiful, artistic products. Finding the right Christmas card is not always easy but at Minted they have a delightful collection of Christmas Photo Cards. You will be surprised to see the considerable amount of photo cards to select from. 

I have looked through a great deal of the Christmas Photo Cards and have many that I want to share with you. Like the one about that was designed by Ann Gardner. There is also the one below that is is an ornament card that was designed by Carrie ONeal.

I think this card below designed by El Bandel is just adorable! It was shown as a rectangular card but I hit the shape button and got the wavy edge that gives it a little more character.

And this last card is a called a minibook card. This card was designed by Laura Hankins and it is such an interesting card. Each page can feature a photo or wording, you can tell what each child did that year, how the year was for the entire family or share a special event that happened.

So whether you are looking for a more traditional Christmas card or something a little more personal, like a Christmas Photo Card, I recommend looking at Minted. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

$100 Swags Galore Gift Certificate Giveaway!

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Swags Galore offers one of the largest selections of readymade curtainsdraperiesvalances, and kitchen curtains for all the rooms in your home. They stock large quantities of each size & color, so we can ship your curtain order with-in 24 hours.
Swags Galore carries all of the most popular brands including Ellery Homestyles, Commonwealth Home Fashions, Croscill, United Curtain, Lorraine Home Fashions, Achim Importing, Ellis Curtains and many more.
The mission for Swags Galore is to offer their customers the largest selection of curtains and curtain rods, only! No one online is serving this niche market exclusively. Where most other online stores sell curtains aside from all the other items they offer, Swags Galore only sells curtains and curtain rods.
Please stop by Swags Galore and “See The World Through Their Windows”. You’ll be hooked once you see the selection of in stock curtains at discounted prices with free shipping offers.
Prize: $100 Swags Galore Gift Certificate
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter. Giveaway ends November 26th and is open to the US only.
Disclaimer: Swags Galore is the sponsor of this giveaway and is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Remedy Phytoplex Products Review

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I have said it so many times but I love to try out all beauty and bath products. So as a Shoplet Reviewer I was sent a package of bath goodies that I am excited to share with you all. I received Remedy Phytoplex products that are made with all-natural ingredients derived from botanical and marine sources. They are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates and aloe. The first item I tried was the Remedy Phytoplex Hydrating Cleansing Foam.
This cleansing foam is a great to cut through any heavy creams or messes that you might get on your hands or body. I like that it sticks in place when using it, in my previous experiences with foam washes they slide around easily, but this one does not. There is a light scent that is in my opinion just right. I really liked that it kept my skin moisturized while cleaning it. The next product was the Remedy Phytoplex Nourishing Skin Cream. 
The nourishing moisturizer has a thick consistency but is not sticky. Once applied to my hands I immediately felt the cream start to moisturize and soaked in quickly. It is not something I would use all the time, but it still worked great. Again this item has a light scent that is not overpowering but pleasant. The other product I tried is the Remedy Phytoplex Hydraguard.

This hydrating moisturizer is made with a 24% silicone blend to make a breathable, hydrating film over your skin. This was too thick for me, but I know my daughter liked the feeling and that it made her hands feel really moisturized. They do look better too. I think this would be good for anyone that has dry, cracked hands and needs a lot of TLC. The last product I was sent to review was the ReadyFlush Biodegradable Flushable Wipes.
These ReadyFlush premoistened flushable wipes are made with a hydraspun dispersible cloth fibers. They are strong, lightly scented and broke down very quickly in water. They are also hypoallergenic and alcohol free so no sting or rash after using. My family really liked these wipes, they didn't last very long but that is because we are a large family. 
For all these products or office supplies you can visit the Shoplet website. They also offer office stationary and even have promotional products and promotional shirts that you don't want to miss!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dollie & Me Review

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I was recently given the opportunity to review Dollie & Me, I gave my daughter the reigns on this one and let her pick the doll and outfit of her choice. Before I tell you about her experience with her new doll and outfit, here is a little bit of information about Dollie & Me.

Madame Alexander for Dollie & Me
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Since 1923, The Alexander Doll Company has created magical dolls for children of all ages, and now they have created our Dollies for us!

We're thrilled to be able to share with you the quality and craftsmanship that goes into each and every Dollie.

Our Dollies have faces that are sculpted just for us, rooted hair, huggable soft bodies, sleep eyes, and jointed shoulders, necks, and hips. Their fashions are hip and fun, with closures at the back that make it easy to change the outfits.

Now if you have never visited the Dollie & Me website or have never seen them in stores these are the coolest dolls! You can purchase an outfit that both you and your doll can wear together. My daughter wanted a doll that she could carry around, dress up and show off. She chose a doll called Gorgeous in Glasses. She is such a pretty doll, with beautiful hair.
When it came to picking an outfit that she could wear with her doll it took a little longer to decide then I anticipated. She finally found one that is perfect for them both! She decided on the Long Sleeve Tiered Dress with Leggings in purple. Both her and her doll look cute in this outfit!
Our overall experience and opinion on Dollie & Me is wonderful, we both love all that they have to offer. She likes that she can pick outfits that she can share with her doll. As a mom I love that my daughter is still playing with a doll, it gives her a way to show her style but still be a kid. There is a great variety of Dollies and Matching Fashions to choose from, you might find it hard to pick just one of each! With the holiday season coming up this would be the perfect gift for any little girl!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Owning a Supercuts Franchise is Easier Than You Think!

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Have you ever been interested in owning your own business? What about owning a franchise? If you have ever wanted to own your own business but you were a little apprehensive about it, then franchising may be right for you! I would like to share a little bit of information about becoming a Supercuts franchise owner. I know this may be intimidating but there are some misconceptions that I want to address. 

Two of the biggest misconceptions that are heard the most are that this franchise is only for stylists and you need to know how to cut hair to own a Supercuts. These are completely false! Owning a Supercuts franchise means owning a business. You're in charge of running things, a licensed professional will be doing the cutting, styling and all other hair services. 

Owning and running a Supercuts franchise is simple! You won't need a large staff, inventory costs are low and your hours are decent compared to running other franchises like food, fitness or automotive. The hair care industry is never going away, it's one of life's necessities. There will never be a robot or any other technological thing that will take place of stylists. Even when the economy is not doing so good, a haircut will still be needed. Supercuts is easily recognized all over nationally and it's backed with national advertising, presence on the web and mobile phones. Here's a great npr article about a Supercuts franchise owner.

One Earth - Argan Oil Review

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There is a big Argan Oil craze going on if you haven't seen it around then I am here to share my experience with Argan Oil from the brand One Earth. I was sent a small bottle of their Argan Oil to review. Before I share my experience I want to share a little bit of information about the Argan Tree and about the oil.
Argan Tree Facts:
  • The Argan (Argania spinosa) is a species of tree grown in Morocco. 
  • Argan trees grow 8–10 meters high and live up to 150–200 years. 
  • When ripened, the very hard nut contains one small, oil-rich seed which contains the oil.
  • The nut takes over a year to mature, ripening in June to July of the following year.
  • Argan forests cover over 8,000 km² of Morocco.

Argan Oil:
  • Is a very lightweight oil that can be used as a daily moisturizer or treatment for skin, hair, and nails. 
  • 100% Pure Argan Oil is a legendary oil that's rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. 
  • Argan Oil can be used for many areas including hydrating and nourishing skin, as a daily moisturizer, skin treatment, treating split ends, and softening cuticles. It's gentle enough to use on all skin types and is believed to help with skin conditions including acne, roscacia, eczema & psoriasis. 
  • Argan Oil easily absorbs into skin to give you a youthful, dewy glow, and has astonishing healing, conditioning, and anti-aging properties to keep skin and hair nourished and revitalized and to keep you looking beautiful from head to toe. 
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Petrochemicals, 
Phthalates, GMOs, Triclosan 

My experience with using the Argan Oil was good, it is silky and hydrates my skin very well. I have used it through my hair to smooth my flyaway's down. I have found a few uses for the oil and will continue using it. You can inquire about ordering the Argan Oil through One Earth with M. You can also look through One Earth's Catalog to see all the other products that they offer.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Clogged Drain? No Problem!

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Have you ever experienced a burst pipe anywhere in your house or a sink that is clogged and you just can’t get it to drain? If so then you know how important it is to find a trustworthy plumber. If you live in Redwood City, California then I suggest calling Ben Franklin Plumbing for all of your plumbing problems or better yet for preventative maintenance. Dealing with plumbing issues is never easy, but the Ben Franklin Plumbing Company is available day or night for all of your plumbing needs. Their plumbers are not only apprenticed by the best but they continue their education with different courses and attend seminars.

At Ben Franklin Plumbing they encourage customers to have regular drain cleaning by professional plumbers. By keeping your drains cleared of any debris you are making sure that all your waste water will efficiently go down the drain without any backing up. I can only imagine the amount of cleaning and sanitizing involved after a drain has clogged and then backed up. So not only are you making sure your drains are cleared but you are preventing hours of cleaning up afterwards. There is also the possibility of a pipe being damaged by not keeping the drains cleaned, which can end up being a costly mistake. I know this is something that can happen because I personally experienced this firsthand. Our entire system backed up and we ended up having thousands of dollar’s worth of work done to fix it. First our toilet wasn't flushing properly and then our shower started to back up, it would eventually drain, we tried using drain cleaners but by then the problem was beyond the help of drain cleaner. So I stress the importance of having a skilled professional, preferably from Ben Franklin Plumbing, come out on a regular basis and do a thorough drain cleaning.

The next time you are washing dishes or taking a shower take a minute to see that the waste water drains quickly like it should. If you notice that the waste water is not draining properly then make sure you don’t put off taking care of it. Again I suggest calling Ben Franklin Plumbing if you live in Redwood City, California. They are experienced at snaking different drains and use only the best products on the market. Your satisfaction is most important to them, if you are not happy then you don’t pay a penny for their services, this is a Ben Franklin Plumbing customer satisfaction guarantee!