Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Eclos Skin Care - #EclosBeauty

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


Hey everyone! I've got a really super product to tell you all about. Would you like to hear some more information on this product? Well please read on then. I will try to give you some information on this product. It is called ├ęclos Skin Care

I found out that eclos features Apple Stem Cells. And these are extracted from the rare Swiss Apple. This has shown to have tremendous ability to stimulate skin cells.  This will encourage aging skin to be a lot younger! Doesn't this sound very interesting? I have some more information about this also. Would you like to hear some more? Well then please read on!

I also learned that plant extracts, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants combined with the Apple Stem cell technology will help to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and tired skin. That sounds great! Don't you think? I would really be excited to try these products. eclos Skin Care seems really different from other anti-aging products. I like how they are using Apple Stem Cells - that sounds so cool! 

They are also different because similar products were only available at specialty department stores. And of course that usually meant a high price tag too. But now eclos is bringing you this active ingredient at a fraction of the price. They are the first brand to bring it to mainstream stores. So now beautiful and younger skin is available to all women! Yea!

You can buy a skin care kit. I would really like to try all of these. Here is what is included in a kit. First is the Facial Cleanser Skin Prep. I think this sound awesome! Also included are these products: Cellular Activator Face Serum, Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream, Restorative Eye Cream, Instant Radiance Facial Scrub, Skin Renewal Clay Mask, and an eclos Terry Cloth Head Band. 

I would really love to try these products. I would love to rejuvenate my skin and to decrease some fine lines! If you would like to try them too visit their website to find out how! 

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ARM & HAMMER® Plus OxiClean® Crystal Burst Detergent {product coupon}

I received a new mission from  It is for Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Crystal Burst Detergent. Here is product info:

ARM & HAMMER Detergent

ARM & HAMMER® Plus OxiClean® Crystal Burst Detergent combines the power of OxiClean® Stain Fighters and ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda in a new crystal form. These single-use, ultra concentrated paks wipe out laundry’s tough stains and deliver the ultimate in convenience. ARM & HAMMER® Plus OxiClean® Crystal Burst Detergent is 99% active and provides 4-in-1 performance:

  • Unique, Deep Cleaning Micro-Crystals
  • Removes Tough Stains
  • Brightens and Whitens
  • No Measuring Required

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My take on the product:

I received my sample awhile ago, and I just finished them up. I used my last one yesterday I think. The Arm & Hammer power packs are so easy to use. Just pop one in your washer, fill with clothes, start water. I really loved the convenience of these, and definitely am considering purchasing more.

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DisclosureI received a sample of the product reviewed in this post.  My opinions remain my own.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Blog Tour: An American Family by: Peter Lefcourt

I am participating in a blog tour. Please visit the blog tour:  here to find all the participants in this. Here is my exerpt from the book:

There was a beauty parlor in Westbury, ten minutes away, that was coming up for sale. The owner was moving to Florida and wanted to sell before the end of the year. If they got a second mortgage on their house, they could get the cash to make a quick offer and get the place cheap.

But they had to move fast, and Nathan didn’t like to move fast. He chewed everything over and over, the way he did his meat. Someone else was going to buy that place in Westbury soon if they didn’t make a move.

“I don’t know what he’s doing in Texas, anyway,” Vicky was saying. “No way they vote for him next year. Even with Lyndon on the ticket again.”

“That man gives me the creeps,” Lillian said, putting the emery board down and taking a cotton swab of astringent and beginning to dry the surface of the nails.

Guest Blog: How has your personal experience as a Jewish American influenced the book?
My experience growing up as a first-generation Polish American Jew in New York was the genesis of this book. I wanted to capture the emotional and psychological effects of the clash of the immigrant Jewish culture with the adopted American one. I was not interested so much in telling my story personally – this book is not an autobiographical novel – but the story of all immigrant cultures, Italian, Irish, African-American, Vietnamese, as well as Jewish. My father came to New York from a shtetl village in Poland in 1922 not knowing a word of English and became a lawyer; I grew up playing stickball on the streets of Queens and became a writer; my son grew up in Los Angeles, went to Yale and became a humanitarian worker who at the moment is in Kyrgyzstan. This evolution, over merely three generations, fascinates me. Our life experiences have been so different, and yet there is an identity linking us together.

I wanted to set this story against the enormous social changes that took place in the second half of the twentieth century: the cultural rift created by the Vietnam War, the rise of feminism, gay identity, the pervasive influence of music. And to show how my characters navigated these changes. I created the fictitious family, the Perls, and decided to tell the story through the shifting point of view of five siblings, all, like me, born in the 1940’s. I chose the two iconic dates of this period – November 22, 1963 and September 11, 2001 – as a parenthesis to enclose the era.

I was interested in the evolution of the family through all these changes – how it adapts to the most dramatic and sweeping changes and still survives as the emotional focus of our lives. I disagree with Tolstoy: all happy families are not alike.

A Novel
By Peter Lefcourt
Amazon e-book; May 1, 2012
$3.99; 355 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4675-2353-0

Next blog on tour here: June 23  “He’s got these big ears, and big hands. I bet you he’s a groper…”

(disclosure: I received a copy of book for this post)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

AR-15 Gun Shirt Review/Giveaway

I received a cool product to review. It is a  a black men's t-shirt with the design  called "AR-15 Vertical Fashion." This company really has awesome gun t-shirts

Here is the model picture:

My husband really likes this t-shirt. It came just in time for Father's Day. And he wore it that day. He is a gun enthusiast - so he really loves this t-shirt.

Here's a picture of him (we went fishing on Father's day).

He also wore it to work the other day. And they wanted to know where he got it. So this t-shirt really makes in impression. So if you like to celebrate the 2nd amendment - check out this t-shirt for yourself!

Update: Good news - sponsor is allowing me to giveaway one of these t-shirts! One winner will win same t-shirt described above in size of choice - S-XL

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Pillsbury Baguette Chips Giveaway

I have a cool giveaway for you all. It is for 6 bags of Pillsbury Baguette Chips. Here is some product info. for you:

 Looking for ways to spice up your snacking routines? Pillsbury knows just how you feel and wants to awaken your taste buds with their new Pillsbury® Baguette Chips! These hearty chips are sliced from oven baked bread and topped with savory seasonings bringing the unique and contemporary flavors of Italian Cheese & Herb and Cheddar Sun-dried Tomato to gourmet snack chips. The delicious flavors and perfect texture of these crispy chips can help you round out any recipe.

Enjoy Pillsbury Baguette Chips for a wide range of occasions: eat them alone, 
add a bit more flavor to your favorite dip, spice up soup, or add some crunch 
to your salad! 

With 130 calories per serving (21 baguette chips), and 50% less fat than 
regular potato chips*, Pillsbury Baguette Chips are delicious snack chips that you can 
feel good about eating

If that’s not enough to get your mouth watering, then check out these 
delicious chips for yourself.  

To download a printable coupon for $0.75 off one
 package, you can visit today!

*Pillsbury Baguette Chips (5g fat per 29g serving); regular potato chips 
(11g fat per 29g serving).  See nutrition information for sodium content.

My take on the product:

 I received 6 bags of these chips. 3 of the Italian Cheese & Herb and 3 of the Sun-dried Tomato. I have been munching away on them all weekend. They are really good. And I especially like the Sun-dried Tomato ones. I also like that they are 130 calories per serving (21 baguette chips) and 50% less fat then regular potato chips!

Win it!

One lucky reader will win this prize pack:

which includes 3 Italian Cheese & Herb and 3 Sun-dried Tomato Pillsbury Baguette Chips. Please use Rafflecopter form below:
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Disclosure:  General Mills provided me with the free product, information and gift pack through MyBlogSpark.

Western Union Gift Card

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

Hi all! I have some interesting information. I would really like to share this with you all. Would you be interested in learning about a Western Union gift card? Well then please read on to find out more about this.

The Western Union Gift card is great for users. It is very easy to use and also to send one to someone. You can purchase them online by going to You can choose from a variety of occasions also. Such as anniversary, birthday, congratulations, holidays, and more! You can even write a personal message that will appear on the inside of the greeting card. Wow that is so nice!

You can load the card with any amount from $5 to $100. And if you select First Class shipping your card will ship for free! How cool is that? (only for sale and shipment in the 48 contiguous states; excluding AK, AZ, or HI, PO Boxes, APO, and FPO) 

Another thing that I think is really cool - is if you call 1-866-953-6490, then you can record a message. This is so neat. You can record a free personal message that your receiver will hear when they activate the gift card! I like this idea. 

I also have a coupon code for you to use. This code is valid until 9/1/12 and can be used to get 25% off the $5 fee. Just use this code: "WUGIFTPROMO8" So this is really a good deal. You get this discount, free shipping and the convenience of buying it online at home. Also the recipient of the Western Union GC can use it anywhere debit Mastercard is excepted, even online! 

* The Western Union® gift card is issued by MetaBank™ pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. MetaBank; Member FDIC. A $2.50 per month servicing fee applies after 12 consecutive months of non use.

* This blog post was paid for by Western Union.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Wave Home Solutions

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

Hello readers! Do you have a damp basement. Or even a crawl space under your home. Well if  you do then you will want to hear about what I have found out. 

I learned that basements and crawl spaces are some of the most problematic in a house. These areas have a lot of moisture and no ventilation. 

This can then lead to a breeding ground for all kinds of things. Such as mold, and dust mites. There can even be high level of gasses too such as radon, etc. 

If you are having these problems then you should look into Wave Home Solutions. Please check out this video:

​Wave Ventilation will ventilate and dry out the home. I wish I had known about this when I lived in my last house. We had an awful moisture problem in our basement. We had some mold in the house too, and who knows what kind of gases. We tried dehumidifiers - two broke. And it was tedious emptying it all the time. And didn't seem to help much anyway. 

​The Wave Solution attacks the problem at the source. It starts at the lowest level of your home. It draws damp, polluted air from your basement or crawl space and expels it outside. Then warmer drier air is taken from upstairs and is drawn down through a vent. This creates a healthy air exchange.

This sounds awesome. And I think really beats competitors. Not only is it beneficial to your overall air quality, it also only costs pennies a day to run.  It's maintenance free, and satisfaction is guaranteed. So I really encourage you to check this out for yourselves!

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


Hey vacation lovers! Do you guys want the chance to win a fabulous vacation? Well now you can! Check out this information, please!

Do you love, love, love Florida, like I do? What do you love about it the most? Well, I know one of the things I love about it is the weather! And Summer is a great time to go to Florida. In fact, my husband and I went there on our honeymoon. And it was during Summer. And it was awesome!

Well I just found out about a great giveaway going on. It is called Florida’s Three for Free Giveaway -  Would you like to learn more about this? Well please read on!

This summer, VISIT FLORIDA is giving away 12 vacations, including three vacations to one winner. One grand-prize winner will win all three of their dream vacations. Nine other winners will win one vacation each. Participants will pick from 12 different vacation packages. You pick three different ones you might like and then you are entered to win! 

The 12 different packages include these: Swim With the Manatees, Tennis lover gourmet getaway, Natural Florida, Family Adventure, Space Cowboy, Trainer for the Day, The Breakers Luxury Dream Vacation, Ultimate Spa-cation, Tee Time for two, Classic Family Beach week, Step into the Past, and Florida Keys Fishing. 

​I just entered as you can see by this picture:


My top three vacation packages I would like to win most are Trainer for a Day! Where you get to train dolphins! That would be so cool. Sponsored by Vizcaya Museum and Garden

The second vacation I would like is Breakers Luxury Dream Vacation. When I saw the picture of the hotel - I was sold! Sponsored by The Breakers Palm Beach. And the third one is the Classic Family Beach Week. I know the kids would love that. It is sponsored by Trade Winds Island Resorts.

​So hurry up and enter this awesome sweepstakes. It started on 5/25/2012 and goes until 6/30/2012. And you can enter once a day! Go to the facebook page for more info: VISIT FLORIDA on Facebook

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Quality Watches - Still Love them!

Hi, everyone. I know many of you have probably fallen into the recent trend. That being just use your cell phone to check the time. Well don't you still love a quality watch?

Well then you should check out the Seiko Solar Watches. They are an authorized reseller of some of the best brands. And they have great prices. They also have free 2 day shipping!

I mean aren't watches special? Do you have one that has any sentimental value. Like maybe one someone special gave you? I would really hate to see watches become a thing of the past.

By the way Father's Day is in only a few days. And what better time to find the perfect watch for that someone special. I know that my husband still loves to wear a watch. He feels lost without one. I bet he would really love one of these watches.

What about you? Do you still love a nice watch? Does someone special in your life still appreciate a good watch? Well then you should check out this site. I bet it would  really be a great gift for anyone you want to treat.

Don't let watches lose to cell phones! Purchase a watch! I'm sure you or someone you know will really love it!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WW - Strawberry Picking

A few weeks ago, we went strawberry picking. We have never done that before. It was a lot of fun. Next blueberry picking!

(all pictures property of STAY AT HOME MOM)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Plan a Roadtrip with Roadtrip-a-Matic

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


Hey guys. Are you planning any roadtrips this Summer? Then you really should check out pa-roadtrips. This looks like a very cool site. I was just checking it out. And I would like to encourage you all to go check it out for yourself also.

With the Roadtrip-a-Matic you can get dozens of ready-to-ride roadtrips! I know that I would like to go on a road-trip with my family sometime soon. I would love someday to do this with my husband. And I think the kids are old enough now to handle a long road trip. So I think the timing is really just right for this. 

I was browsing the trip selection, and they all seem very interesting. And the Roadtrip-a-Matic also takes out some of the biggest headaches when planning a road trip. Such as where to stay, what sights/attractions to see, and where to eat! This really sounds great!

One trip that I was checking out, in particular, looks like it would be really cool. It is one of the the Civil War Road trips. I know that my husband, especially would really love this! There was a lot of different ones to pick from. Just out of curiosity I picked the Woman and the War one to see what it was. This looks like a really cool roadtrip. It als showed me where I could stay, like the Radisson in Pittsburg. And eat at Bigelow Grill. This looks like so much fun!

I'm going to look into this some more! You should too. 

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Friday, June 8, 2012

A/C Pro Review & Giveaway {3 Winners!}

Hey guys, I have a great review and giveaway for you. I have received a product to sample. And I've been really wanting to get this post up for you guys.

Here is some product info from A/C Pro

Is your car's AC blowing warm air?  Are you afraid to take it to a mechanic for fear of a huge repair bill?  

Did you know that if you can put air in your tires, you can recharge your car's air-conditioning and save a ton of money?

AC PRO, a new automotive DIY air-conditioning recharging product, works on just about any 1993 or newer vehicle and is practically fool-proof if you follow the instructions.  

It's as easy to use as filling your tires (which we all know how to do but don't do often enough) and even comes with a reusable gauge that will tell you when to stop filling.  All you have to do is attach a hose and squeeze a trigger to provide ice-cold AC for you and your family in the car.

What's more, AC PRO has a leak sealer in its formula, which will effectively seal various AC leaks caused by age and wear.

My Review:

I noticed a couple of months ago, my car's air conditioning was not working right. No matter how long I had it running it just didn't get cool enough. My husband was going to look into it for me - but got busy. And then I was getting desperate. The temps around here were getting hotter and so was the air coming out of my a/c.

So when I got a chance to review this product - I jumped at the chance. When it arrived my husband used it on my car. Please read all instructions product comes with and it will really be easy to use. Because of course he didn't read the instructions and couldn't figure it out. But once he did - it was easy as 1-2-3!

I am so happy now that I have a working a/c in my car again! Cold air is steadily blowing! Just in time for Summer! I can not recommend this product enough! Just think of how much money you can save by purchasing this and doing it yourself - rather then bringing it to a mechanic! I know I'm happy!

Connect with A/C Pro:

Visit their website for more info and where to buy:

Here is where to connect with them on social networks: (also giveaway entries *see entry form*)      

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Win it: Three (3) lucky winners will win their very own A/C Pro to use and get cool this Summer! *see Rafflecopter form below.

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DisclosureI received a sample of the product reviewed in this post, for the sole purpose of doing review/giveaway. No other compensation was given and my opinions remain my own. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Quaker Soft Baked Bar

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

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There is a new wholesome food I want to tell you guys about. It is a really great product. This would make a good breakfast snack.

It is the Quaker Soft Baked Bar. I think I would enjoy these very much. I could think of some great ways to use this through out my day. I'm pretty sure my kids would like these a lot too. They come in two delicious flavors. Cinnamon Pecan Bread and Banana Nut Bread.

Which one do you think you would like to try. I think I would really, especially love the Banana Nut Bread, since I love bananas so much. These snack bars are made with real fruit and nuts. They are a tasty way to start your day. You can eat them on the go or even microwave them. That would make a great bakery experience.

These aren't just good tasting.

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They are packed with fiber and protein. And they a good source of 5 B-Vitamins. I think my kids would also really like these. And it would be a terrific breakfast for them. They are in need of a fast breakfast before school, and these would really be perfect for them. Don't you think you would love these also? Check them out next time you go shopping! 

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Friday, June 1, 2012

It Pays to Vacation at Home Sweepstakes

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

Hi everyone. I want to tell you about something I learned. It is about a sweepstakes. And it is called - It Pays to Vacation at Home

This is a great sweepstakes, and it is from The sweepstakes is running between May 20 through June 24, 2012. You can enter the It Pays to Vacation at Home sweepstakes at, and have a chance to win one of 20 Grand Prizes or 100 First Prizes. The Grand Prize winners will get $500 to vacation at home. And the First Prize winners will win a $25 Dollar General Gift Card. 

I also want to let you know about the "Wipe to Win" instant game. In this game you can see if you are an instant winner. You can win a $10 Dollar General Gift Card. All you have to do is register at This sweepstakes is sponsored by The Clorox Company. 

I just played and it was really easy to enter. I tried the instant game. Unfortunately I didn't win as you can see. 

It said I didn't win the instant game, but I am still entered to win the Grand or First Prize. So that is so cool! I would love to win this. And it said I can play the instant game again tomorrow. I would love to win even a 10 GC to Dollar General. 

Then I could buy some of my favorite Clorox products. You can find lots of Clorox products at Dollar General. Such as  Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface cleaners, Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, and Clorox® Liquid Bleach. I especially love the the Pine-Sol® products. 

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​I really love to wash my floors with it! So head on over to to enter this sweepstakes and then go get some of these great Clorox® products! 

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