Monday, February 28, 2011

Hair Flairs Review







I received some Hair Flairs to review.


Product Description
Hair Flairs are a tie-in glitter strand. Made from durable polyester, it simply ties into hair. You can wash, blow-dry, flat-iron with Hair Flairs in your hair. Trina Marr was interviewed on the Oprah Winfrey show on Jan 28th and was wearing Sparkle Gold Hair Flairs. Oprah loved them! Now you can try them too.



My Take on the Product:
You may recall I had done a review & giveaway of this product in the past. Well I wanted to get some more of the Hair Flairs because my daughter really likes them! 


I received them in blue and in kaleidescope colors. Also handy was a how-to DVD and some written instructions. I have put them in my daughter's hair before. But watching the DVD on how to do it again, really helped. The trick I think is to get the knot as close to the scalp as possible -then they stay in better.


These are really a fun accessory for anyone who wants to add some flair to their hair! 


Check out the Hair Flairs website. And also the Hair Flairs Facebook Page!

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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

More & Different News

Hey guys! Things here are crazy lately. Another thing I haven't shared with you guys is that I am going to be moving. We found out right before Christmas that the company my husband works for is relocating to probably Virginia.


This will be a big change for us. We have lived in New England all our lives so there is a lot that is going to go into this. Maybe I will write more about this as I go along.


One thing I think will happen is we will rent a house instead of buying one. I hope I can rent one that is more up to date then my house now. My house is so old, it might be nice to get one with an updated kitchen. Maybe one even with some modern bar stools in it. What do you think? Wouldn't  something like this look nice to have: 







Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WW #140 2nd Father/Daughter Dance

Last Thursday was my daughter's 2nd annual Father/Daughter dance at her school.

She got a flower & they take your picture there too. (we didn't get that yet) And danced and had fun.

Here's a couple of pictures I got before they left:





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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thanks Everyone!




I really appreciate the kind comments on my last post. And I will try to visit visit everyone who commented on that post and on a few others in the past few days.


I thought I would be busy this week with the services for my Mother-in-law. But that is actually not going to be the case. You see, one of my sister-in-laws decided to go on a cruise. My MIL went into the hospital last Tuesday, which is another thing I'm upset about, no one bothered to let my husband know until Saturday! Well my SIL decided to go on a cruise to Mexico, even though her 86 yr old mother was sick in the hospital. Well then my MIL passed away Sat. night, and the SIL can't be bothered to get off the damn cruise when her mother has died!


I am so angry about this it isn't even funny. Now everyone has to delay the wake and everything until next Tuesday! A week and a half after she has passed away! I have never in all my life heard of such a thing. And I am so mad! I really have the lowest opinion ever of said SIL!


So this week, obviously we are still very sad, but I guess we'll have to put our mourning on hold until next Tuesday. This is absolutely ridiculous! So I will be around to post a few things this week after all. Thanks- I always feel weird posting stuff like this - but had to get some of it off my chest. I will try to feel peace now - like the picture above :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sad Time

Some sad news. My wonderful mother-in-law passed away Saturday night. She was eighty-six and was in pretty good health up until the past year.


She has four children who love her very much and 3 grandchildren. She was a super nice lady and will be missed very much. There will be a wake & a service sometime this week. So forgive me if I get a little behind here. I will try to post some things as soon as I can. (at least one giveaway - I have to post and 1 review) And I will try to return comments as soon as I can.


Thanks.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Winners!




The winners of the following giveaways are:


winner of Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes (2/15) (Confirmed)

Jenn S.



winner of Big G Cereal Prize Pack (Emailed)


Beth 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WW #139 "Loves American Girl Dolls"

My daughter's birthday is coming up. She loves American Girl Dolls. So we are taking her to lunch next month at the American Girl store in Massachusetts. I think she'll have fun!



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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Economy & Business

I've talked in the past about my sister-in-laws business. If you don't recall - she had started originally an "An Antique" shop. But as she has gone along, she has re-thought the design of her shop.

The economy has a lot to do with it - in my opinion anyway. For example, there was a shop right in the same plaza, but sometime before Thanksgiving it went out of business. That is sad, but on the other hand it could help out my sister-in-law. That is because when she first opened up her and the owner of the other shop made an agreement. And that was to not sell similar items.

But now my SIL is able to sell items she couldn't before. Which includes jewelry. So now instead of just being an antique shop, her business has expanded. So she has really become somewhat of a "consignment shop." Last time I was visiting her I saw that she was selling someone's handmade jewelry. It was very nice and she should really think about getting a glass retail display case. This could really help her sell some more jewelry and display it in a really nice way.

So on one hand the economy can hurt your business or I feel it can help you too. What do you think?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Photo Flashback

My Sister Debbie & I outside at my grandmother's - Feb. 1977. Wow 34 yrs ago! People say we are getting a lot of snow now. But I remember when I was little we got tons of snow too!



Friday Photo Flashback

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WW #138 "Snowshoeing Fun"

A few years ago my Mom gave us all snowshoes. We haven't used them in awhile, but Sunday, my daughter and I ventured out in them. We really had a lot of fun!

On the trail:
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Taking a break:
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Winners!





Two giveaways ended:


The winner of the Aqua-Leisure Pipeline Snow Tube is: (Confirmed)

happyenchilada

The winner of the Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves is: (Emailed)

lyndseyluvsjj  

Friday, February 4, 2011

Big G Cereal and Hot Wheels Review & Giveaway! - ENDED

I received some cereal from MyBlogSpark to review & giveaway.



Product Info:
Starting January 24th, inside each participating cereal box (Cheerios® 14 oz, Cinnamon Toast Crunch® 17 oz, Lucky Charms® 16 oz, Reese´s Puffs® 18 oz, and Cookie Crisp® 15.6 oz), you´ll be able to "gas and go" with one of four custom-designed collectible Hot Wheels® pullback racers. Each car contains a code to unlock an exciting online racing game.

When it comes to meals, breakfast is important in helping kids fuel up for the day and Big G cereals provides a healthy breakfast choice for parents to offer their families. You can feel good about giving your kids a bowl of Big G cereal and they´ll be thanking you for a breakfast that is as tasty as it is fun!

My take on the product:
When asked if I wanted to receive 5 boxes of cereal - of course I said yes! My family are cereal fanatics. And these are some of their favorites! Cinnamon Toast Crunch is almost gone along with the Cookie Crisp. Next we'll work on the rest. We love Cheerios, and my daughter loves Lucky Charms. We had never tried Reese's Puffs before, but my daughter & husband seem to like it.

Each box also come with a cool collectible Hot Wheels pullback racer, which is fun for kids of all ages,- including my daughter!

Win it: One lucky reader will win a Big G Cereal Prize pack, which includes the 5 boxes of cereal pictured and described above!

Mandatory Entry: Pls. share what your favorite Big G Cereal is.


Extra Entries:

1. Follow my blog on Goggle Friend Connect (publicly) (1 entry)
2. Send me a Friend Request on Facebook (2 entries)
3. Follow me on Twitter & tweet this giveaway (use retweet button above if you like) (1 entry)
4. Daily entries: tweet giveaway
5."Like" STAY AT HOME MOM on Facebook  and/or follow on Networked blogs (2 entries for each)
6. "Grab my Button" and post it on your blog and/or have a text link to my blog in your blogroll (2 entries for each)
7. Subscribe by email (must activate) - 2 entries - leave 2 comments w/ email address
8. Enter any of my active giveaways (listed in right sidebar) 1 entry each

RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends February 18, 2011 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winner will have 48 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: prize packs and information were all provided to me from General Mills and Hot Wheels through MyBlogSpark.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes Review & Giveaway - ENDED


I recently was sent some Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes to review & giveaway.



Product Description
Brilliant screen cleaning wipes with SR-8 provides gentle, superior  cleaning to any electronic screen and removes dust, dirt, finger prints and makeup while imparting an invisible, durable barrier that protects screens 50x more form scratching. Helps protect against re-soiling to keep your screen brilliantly clean!

My Take on the product:
I don't know about you but my computer screen gets filthy! I can't even remember when or if I've ever cleaned it! I used a Brilliant Screen Cleaning wipe on my screen and it cleaned up great! It's also nice because each kit comes with one pre-moistened cleaning wipe and also 1 dry wipe cloth. So you can dry it off after. I gave some to my son to use on his laptop too! I am now looking at you with a beautifully clean screen!


Buy It: Visit their website to buy the screen cleaner starting at only $3.99. Also available at Walgreens and Ace Hardware.


Win it: One lucky reader will win their own 5 pack of Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes.



Mandatory Entry: Tell me what you would try the wipes on? (great for phones, PDAs, TVs, computers, etc)


Extra Entries:

1. Follow Black Diamond (the makers of the wipes) on Twitter (1 entry)
2. Like Black Diamond on Facebook (1 entry)
3. Follow my blog on Goggle Friend Connect (publicly) (1 entry)
4. Send me a Friend Request on Facebook (2 entries)
5. Follow me on Twitter & tweet this giveaway (use retweet button above if you like) (1 entry)
6. Daily entries: tweet giveaway
7."Like" STAY AT HOME MOM on Facebook  or follow on Networked blogs (2 entries for each)
8. "Grab my Button" and post it on your blog or have a text link to my blog in your blogroll (2 entries for each)
9. Subscribe by email (must activate) - 2 entries - leave 2 comments w/ email address
10. Enter any of my active giveaways (listed in right sidebar) 1 entry each

RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends February 15, 2011 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winner will have 24 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner will be chosen.


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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.
Sponsored by Tomoson.com

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WW 137 "More Sledding"

More snow means more sledding. Looks like we should be able to sled the rest of the winter! Getting maybe 22 more inches between yesterday & today!


Went last Saturday. Daughter going down hill:

(c) stay at home mom


Husband even gave it a go:

(c) stay at home mom



If you want to win one of your own snow tubes pictured above check out my giveaway ending Friday! Aqua-Leisure Giant 54" Pipeline Snow Tube (2/4)


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Purple Trail Review



Recently I received some samples from a company called Purple Trail.

Product Description:

At PurpleTrail we allow our customers to fully customize their cards – and we mean fully customize every little detail.  We believe that there is a designer in all of us. We provide inspiration and the tools to help customers create exactly the cards and invitations they want. Our customer can pick from thousands of professionally designed cards and customize, or start from scratch and create something truly original. Customers can then purchase printed cards, purchase a high-resolution download to print at home, or send their card/invitation online for free.  Our service spans from holiday cards to birthday invites to birth announcements, and everything in between!

My Take on the Product:

I received a Sample Blogger Pack.  Below is a picture of the cards I received. 

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I'm really impressed by these cards! Especially their new Tri-Fold cards! The one I received is pictured below.

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These Tri-Fold Cards would be perfect for showcasing all kinds of events. The one I got was an example of a Holiday card. But these would also be great for Save The Date Cards, Wedding Invitations, etc. Visit their website for all the great ideas on these customizable cards!

While I was visiting the Purple Trail website I also noticed some really cool personalized magnets. I remember when my friend got engaged a couple of years ago and sent me a "Save The Date" magnet for their wedding. I had never seen that before and thought that was such a neat idea. Purple Trail has 41 designs just for Save The Date magnets alone! Check out other designs for the magnets, such as baby announcements, holidays, etc! Such an awesome idea!

Example of Save the Date Magnet taken from Purple Trial.com

Well I have to go now because I want to send my Mom - who is still in the hospital - the "Thinking of You" card I received!

(c) stay at home mom


Visit Purple Trail yourself now to see all the awesome stuff on there!

Disclaimer: I received this product for the sole purpose of reviewing it. No monetary compensation was given and the opinions are my own
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