Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WW #154 Family!

Apologizing again for lack of posting here. I'm moving a week from tomorrow.

Here's a variety of pics - I may not be able to post again for a week or more.

My daughter's dance recital was this past Saturday:






We had a couple of cookouts/son's birthday party with family before we move:





I will post some pictures of my "new" house when I get there. May be "off line" now for at least a week. Or at least on my blog.  I'm going to miss my family (mother, sisters, etc) like crazy.

Thanks for visiting! 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monte Carlo - Must See Movie

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Monte Carlo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you seen the commercials for a new movie coming out? The movie is called Monte Carlo. I was just watching the movie trailer. This looks like a really good movie. Watch the movie trailer and see what you think.

The movie stars Selena Gomez and the basic idea is she goes to Paris with two other girls. Then I guess she looks like a famous heiress. Somehow they switch places. And her and her friends get to have this awesome trip - staying in an awesome hotel and meeting cute guys. And I'm sure a lot of other fun stuff happens too. 

The movie will be in theaters this Friday! -  July 1st -  Oh yea! You can also purchase tickets ahead of time. Starting on 6/29 you can buy them on Fandango. Check it out and do that to see this really fun movie. I may be doing that, because my daughter already has been talking about seeing this movie. We have seen several commercials for it, and she really wants to see this movie.

One reason being she is a huge Selena Gomez fan. She loves everything else she does, so she really would love to see Monte Carlo. If you want more info on the movie then you should also 'Like' the official Monte Carlo Facebook page! 

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Bear Bottle Opener Keychain Review


Hey guys another really quick review for you. I'm swamped right now with all the moving plans and stuff I've got going on. About 3 weeks until I move. So I have been trying to tie up some loose ends on here.

I received a really cute keychain recently. My daughter likes to collect keychains so right now she actually has this attached to her backpack.
But this is also a multi-functional keychain. It's also a bottle opener keychain

Now I'm not really much of a drinker these days. But If and when I ever want a beer. I especially love Corona. And those are not twist off, you need a bottle opener for them. Well the other day my husband brought some home, along with the limes of course. And we were digging around for a bottle opener. When I remembered this cute little bear keychain. I got it off my daughter's backpack and viola - problem solved! Too Cute!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com created by WebBizIdeas.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.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Giveaway




Hold the gluten, grab your apron and start your ovens! Betty Crocker is hosting its first-ever gluten-free recipe contest, the Baker´s Challenge Gluten Free Recipe Contest, and we want you to be a part of it!

We know baking in a gluten-free world poses its own challenges - as well as sweet rewards - so we want to give you a chance to show off the creative solutions and tasty treats that you´ve created for your family and friends.

Now through June 30th, visit www.glutenfreely.com/bakerschallenge for the chance to win a Grand Prize of $5,000. The grand prize winner will also have the chance to be featured on a Betty Crocker® Gluten Free dessert mix or Bisquick®Gluten Free baking mix package and/or be featured in a Betty Crocker publication! All you have to do is submit an original gluten free holiday-themedappetizer, bread or dessert recipe, using any Betty Crocker Gluten Free dessert mix or Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix.

Recipes will be judged on five key categories: taste, creativity, ease of preparation, consumer appeal and appearance. Plus, we want you to keep baking deliciously, so if you´re one of 10 selected finalists, you will receive a Betty Crocker Gluten Free Baking gift basket filled with baking items and Betty Crocker Gluten Free mixes. Even more exciting, finalists´ recipes will be featured on www.glutenfreely.com/bakerschallenge and voted on by the Gluten Freely community to determine the Grand Prize Winner!

For great recipe tips, ideas, and suggestions, visit www.glutenfreely.com to help get you started and learn more about the Baker´s Challenge Gluten Free Recipe Contest.

In addition, through the end of June, you can save 20% on the purchase of any of the five Betty Crocker Gluten Free mixes. Visit www.glutenfreely.com/ourstore to buy yours today!



Hey guys cool info - huh? Also I'm giving away a prize package to go with this! One winner will win all the gluten free mixes shown above! Bisquick, Cookie Mix, Brownies, Yellow Cake, Devils Food Cake. I already made the brownies and they were delicious!

Mandatory Entry: Tell me which of the above mixes is your favorite! Or which one you would like to try most.

Extra Entries:

1. Follow my blog on GFC (1 entry)
2. Follow me on Twitter & tweet this giveaway (use retweet button above if you like) (1 entry - pls leave direct url to tweet)
3. Daily entries: tweet giveaway
4. Send me a Friend Request on Facebook (2 entries)
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. Comment on any non-giveaway post (2 entries each)
9. Enter any of my active giveaways (1 entry each)

RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends June 29, 2011 11:59 PM EST. Winner(s) will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winner(s) will have 48 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner(s) will be chosen.

Disclaimer: The product and giveaway were provided to me from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Black Diamond Granite Cleaner Review & Quick Giveaway!




Hey guys - got to get this giveaway up quick! Limited contest for this - will run until the 18th. Must have winner by then!

Here's some product info:

Granite Cleaner is a premier product designed specifically for the care and maintenance of high-end Granite, Marble and Tile counter tops.  This 100% biodegradeable daily cleaner is safe to use on all kitchen, bath and other marble, granite and tile counter tops. The streak-free formula has been tested and approved by marble and granite professionals to quickly remove dirt and grime from tile and stone counter tops without leaving behind soap scum, streaks or a rainbow effect that is common in "All Purpose" cleaners. The pH neutral formula is gentle and will not remove expensive and time consuming sealers. With daily use Granite Cleaner helps to maintain stones factory finish with a brilliant, streak-free shine.


My review: I tried this out in my bathroom and it really works fantastic! As some of you know I'm moving, in less then a month now. So I actually don't want to clean around here to much. But I'm sure I will be doing a bunch when I get to my new house in VA. So I think I'll save the rest of this til I get there!


Win it: One lucky reader will win their own bottle of Black Diamond Granite Cleaner


Mandatory Entry: Share why you are excited to try this out. (Pls don't just copy other answers)


Extra Entries:


1. Follow them on on Twitter (1 entry)
2. Like Black Diamond on Facebook (1 entry)
3. Join their mailing list - also get discounts and coupons - Visit Website (link at top) (2 entries)
4. Follow my blog on Goggle Friend Connect (publicly) (1 entry)
5. Follow me on Twitter & tweet this giveaway (use retweet button above if you like) - pls leave link(1 entry).
6 Daily entries: tweet giveaway
7. Send me a Friend Request on Facebook (2 entries)
8."Like" STAY AT HOME MOM on Facebook  and/or follow on Networked Blogs (2 entries for each)
9. "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)
10. Subscribe by email (must activate) - 2 entries - leave 2 comments w/ email address

11. Comment on a non-giveaway post (2 entries each)

12. Enter any active Giveaway (1 entry for each)


RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends June 18, 2011 5:00 PM EST. Winner(s) will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winner(s) will have 24 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner(s) will be chosen.



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Monday, June 13, 2011

Prefense *Non-Alchohol* *24hour lasting* Hand Sanitizer Review & Giveaway



Do you guys like Hand Sanitizer? Well I do! I love having some around at all times. Ever since the reports on the news about the germs everywhere and stuff you can catch from it. I really have to have some hand sanitizer.

I like to carry some around in my purse if I need it and keep some at home too. The one thing that can be concerning though (I've heard) about hand sanitizer is that it can dry out your skin. Well I've got a great hand sanitizer for you it's called Prefense . Here's some benefits of it:


  1. No alcohol
  2. protects you for 24 hours
  3. non-toxic and safe for kids
Check the website for more information on all the great benefits! 

I am loving the foaming action of the Prefense Hand Sanitizer.

Buy it: Purchase Prefense products here at a great price compared to other retailers: Prefense Products.

Now you can win their  big 8oz Prefense which offers 640 applications!

Mandatory Entry: Please share something you plan on doing this summer. (pls do not just copy previous answer)

Extra Entries: 


1. Like Prefense on Facebook (1 entry)
2. Follow Prefense on Twitter  (1 entry)
3. Follow my blog on Goggle Friend Connect (publicly) (1 entry)
4. Follow me on Twitter & tweet this giveaway (use retweet button above if you like) - pls leave link(1 entry).
5. Daily entries: tweet giveaway
6. Send me a Friend Request on Facebook (2 entries)
7."Like" STAY AT HOME MOM on Facebook  and/or follow on Networked Blogs (2 entries for each)
8. "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)
9. Subscribe by email (must activate) - 2 entries - leave 2 comments w/ email address

10. Comment on a non-giveaway post (2 entries each)


RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends June 27, 2011 11:59 PM EST. Winner(s) will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winner(s) will have 48 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner(s) will be chosen.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com created by WebBizIdeas.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

Friday, June 10, 2011

More About Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Pharmacist Advertisement

I think I did a few posts in the past about Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products. Does anyone remember that? 

Well I know I received a sample a few months ago for one of their products and then I wrote a post on it. The product was  Walgreens Brand Oil-Free Acne Wash. This product was for my son. He will be 15 next month, and has a little bit of an acne problem. 

Here is picture of the product my son has been using:

 

I think this has been successful in helping to treat the acne on his face. I also like the fact that it is a great price. Compared to name brand products this is really a great savings. 

Another thing I want to let you know about is the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™.  This program supports bringing preventative wellness services to local communities. Walgreens contributes up to $3 million annually to the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™. They will provide free tests and other health services and education to communities. Visit website for more information.

Also one last thing you may want to know about is that several bloggers are having giveaways. They are giving away some Walgreens Gift Cards, so visit them and enter today!

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flipflop Wine Review

Hi all! Sorry for lack of a lot of stuff here on my blog. I've got to try to catch up on some reviews and stuff!  But been swamped with my big move coming in July.

But with the stress of moving there is nothing like a good glass of wine. Am I right? So when I received an email  for my husband and I to sample some wine. I said "Heck ya."

So I received 3 bottles of  flipflop wine. A bottle of the Pinot Noir, Riesling, and a Pinot Grigio. My husband and I pretty much drank the first two bottles already, and right now I am  working on the last one which is the Riesling.



The wines are really tasty. I am no wine expert by any means, but I know what I like. And what I've sampled of the flipflop wines so far I really enjoyed. I also like the price on these wines. I checked out the prices at my local store, and I saw them for $6.99 a bottle. Sounds good to me!

The other thing that is really cool about these wines is that, flipflop wines has partnered with Soles4Souls Inc., the international shoe charity dedicated to providing free footwear to those in need. The program will raise much needed funds to give one pair of flip-flop sandals for each bottle of flipflop wine purchased (up to 100,000 pairs for the first 100,000 bottles sold, where promotion is legal. To learn more about Soles4Souls, please visithttp://www.soles4souls.org/.


Connect with flipflop wines:

  1. Visit the website
  2. Like them on Faceboook

Disclaimer: I received 3 bottles of flipflop wine to sample to write this review. No other compensation was given & my opinions are my own. Yours may differ.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Swap.com

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CarlSwap for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey everyone. Have you ever heard of Swap.com? Well I actually found out about it awhile ago. I love books and so does my daughter, but I don't want to pay full price for them. So I was doing some research on a way to get some books, and I came across the website Swap.com.

Here's some information on Swap.com. They are creating the world's largest swap market. Through online swapping of books, movies, music and video games, or local swapping of just about anything else, Swap.com has a large community of swappers.

I just found out too that they have a great program for schools called Swap4Schools. This is designed to get books donated to US public schools. Any public school educator can create a free account, build a Wish list, and other members can donate to them instead of swap. So far over 6,000 items have been donated!

What I did so far was create a wish list of stuff I want, then I add a list of things that I want. And Swap.com will match me up and make a trade happen. It's really cool. Please check it out for yourself. Also check out Swap4Schools, their local swap events, local swapping pages,  and they even have an iPhone app! 

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Amusement Park Field Trip - WW

My daughter is in 5th grade and is "graduating." The graduating class every year gets to go to the local amusement park for their big field trip. Last Friday we did this, I went along too.





Here's a ride called "The Boston Tea Party" I chickened out on. My daughter & her friend are on this one.


go down big hill - at bottom big splash - you get soaked!



Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Winner!






The winner of the $25 Lovemode GC (6/4) is:

Pink Sade said...18



Sent a Friend Request on Facebook - Pinky Sade

Monday, June 6, 2011

Cryo Cell - Enroll Today!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CryoCell International for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey guys, I know you must remember many of my other previous posts, that I have done on the company Cryo-Cell.  If not I will try to give you a brief synopsis on what the company does.

Since 1992, Cryo Cell has helped 230,000 clients worldwide preserve their newborn's umbilical cord blood. These cells have the potential to be used against many diseases. Cryo-cell is also working on research that will find solutions to preserve stem cells in a noncontroversial way. 

I personally believe in the importance of stem cell research. I just recently saw a piece on the news about the advances in stem cells. It was about a young man who was paralyzed in a car accident a few years ago. And he has been given some stem cells to help regenerate cells in his legs. They are still waiting for the results of this. But I think it is amazing what stem cells may be able to do.

Cryo Cell is helping to pioneer research in this field. And although I don't think they were involved in the case just mentioned. It is great they are providing research in preserving stem cells that could help people in situations like that.

As a new mom - Cryo-Cell is going to help moms stay fit. If you enroll today Cryo-Cell will give new members an award winning stroller. You will receive a "Baby Jogger City Mini stroller." So this is a great time to join Cryo-Cell. Enroll Today! 

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know Book Review

Boston and the State of Massachusetts:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know (Arcadia Kids)


With Memorial Day over, it's time to start thinking about Summer. And I don't know about you but this time of year makes me want to go on some family trips.

Well, I just received a book called: Boston and the State of Massachusetts:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know (Arcadia Kids).

In this book you will find: HOW one Boston building provides a daily weather forecast?

(Hint: If you know the poem you can crack the code!)

WHAT popular spot in the city was once used for such

things as livestock grazing and public hangings?

(Hint: It's been public property for a long time!)


You can find these answers and more in this book.

My husband and I grew up in Massachusetts and have been to many of the sites in the book. Like the Swan boats and Faneuil Hall and more, but one place my husband noticed in the book he never went to (even though he lived not to far from it) is Castle Island which has a cool fort called Fort Independence built during the Revolutionary war.

This book has lots of information like the state bird, great museums to visit and lots more. This is great for kids and the whole family, with lots of colorful pictures! And the good news is there are books on 22 U.S. Cities so you may find one for your state!

Buy it:  Boston and the State of Massachusetts:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know can be purchased at Amazon.com or at Arcadia.com. The publisher is offering a special 20% discount for consumers who purchase Arcadia Kids books at the Arcadia site. Enter the code "COOL" at checkout to receive the discount.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the above book to review. No monetary compensation was given, and the opinions are solely my own.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WW "Reasons to Like the Beach"


  1. First day this year at beach (lake) - cost of gas, food, etc. - at least $30
  2. lost 2 pairs of swimming goggles - $50 (for some reason bought the real expensive kind a couple of years ago)
  3. Husband getting terrible sunburn  - even though he gobbed himself with sunscreen - no price on that
  4. Spending time with family at beach and having fun  - priceless (I think)


remind me why I like going? put some "shirts" on guys - which maybe they should be really wearing to keep out sun. I think this is them looking for goggles, which the first time it happened they found them. second time lost both prs. on bottom of lake.






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