Friday, June 28, 2013

Olay Regenerist (Quick) giveaway!


Hi guys, this is gonna be a quick running giveaway, because I have to pick the winner and have info to company by July 8th. So here is some info for you.



  • Olay Regenerist offers products that incorporate other anti-aging ingredients such as vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5, green tea extract, allantoin, and glycerin.
  • These advanced appearance correcting and anti aging skin care products will help strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier and regenerate skin surface:
    • Olay Regenerist Regenerating Cream Cleanser – Speeds natural surface regeneration with oxygenated derma-beads that gently remove dead cells and a creamy formula that regenerates the skin’s surface to detoxify
    • NEW Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo – The first eye cream and lash serum product from Olay, which instantly thickens the appearance of lashes, and helps achieve firmer, smoother-looking lids, helps soften the appearance of lines, and can help eyes appear brighter, firmer, and  younger-looking in just one week
    • NEW Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream – Two new anti-aging ingredients and the same luxurious feel you’ve come to expect from America’s #1 selling anti-aging moisturizer; penetrates rapidly to deliver anti-aging ingredients 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface



I have been trying out the, NEW Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo, and NEW Micro-Sculpting Cream. And I really like them.





The Micro-Sculpting cream, goes on really smooth and has a very pleasant fragrance too. It recommends on the back of the jar, to concentrate around your brow area and your jaw line, so that is what I've been doing. I think it is really helping! 

And the eye cream and Lash serum duo, are very nice also. If you dab some of the cream around your eyes and, it can make for a smoother looking lid. And the lash serum thickens the appearance of your lashes. Which I have been using this product for almost 2 weeks and I can already notice a difference.

Please visit Olay via these links for more  information:

Website
Facebook
Twitter
You can also buy Olay at Walmart

Win it: one lucky winner will win an Olay Regenerist gift pack which is pictured below. And includes the NEW Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo, and NEW Micro-Sculpting Cream and the Olay Regenerist Regenerating Cream Cleanser.


Please enter using Rafflecopter form below. 

Please leave blog comment for first mandatory entry answering this question:  Which of the Olay Regenerist products will you be adding to your skincare routines to regenerate yourself.

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NOTE: Olay does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor does it endorse any opinions expressed within this blogsite.

Disclosure: The Olay Regenerist product, information, and gift pack have been provided by Olay.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mommy and Me Meetup at Busch Gardens

Disclosure: I attended an event on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Busch Gardens. I received free admission to the park as a thank you for participating

I shared a picture last week in this post from my trip to Busch Gardens. Now I want to tell you more about it.

I was invited to attend a Mommy and Me meet up with Mom Central. It was supposed to happen previously, but had to be postponed due to tropical storm Andrea. I'm not sure the total, but there were about 20 other families (other mommy bloggers) who attended also.

Here's a shot I got of my kids before we went into the park:

(c) stay at home mom

They were pretty excited, since it was our first time going to Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. We have lived in Virginia for almost 2 yrs, but hadn't been before.

When we entered the park our group got to meet a mommy and baby sheep. Here's my son petting the baby.

(c) stay at home mom

Then we were all treated to a delicious buffet breakfast. There was everything from danishes, to eggs, sausages, etc. (I should have taken a picture of it) but being a newbie at these events I didn't think of it.

Then we heard a talk by some different people. I'm not sure her exact title, but one of the directors of Busch Gardens spoke and the Founder and CEO of Mom Central, Stacy Debroff spoke. They talked about how, Busch Gardens had hired Mom Central to do a survey. The surveyed about 900 moms, and the results were that mom's think their kids are disconnected from outdoor play, and natural fun. Kids today are spending too much time indoors. And playing video games, etc.

Busch Gardens with the help of Mom Central want to promote natural fun. Stacy DeBroff, even went around the room and had the kids name different ways to have fun outdoors. The kids came up with some great ideas. Such as hiking, camping, having a picnic, and more. (there was more to these speeches - but this is just a general synopsis of it)

Then someone who works with the animals came onstage. There was a turtle, a couple of cool birds. Then she asked for volunteers. My son got picked to go up stage.


(c) stay at home mom


They got to meet "Bob" the snake. My son didn't know what he was going to be holding up there, but he said after he liked doing that. Then around noon time,. we were "let loose" to go and enjoy Busch Gardens however we wanted.

We ran around the park literally for 7 hrs after that. I don't have time to list every single ride or thing we did. But we were non stop go for that whole time. Of course I was relying on my digital camera, and after that last picture of my son & the snake, it died. So luckily the kids had either an ipod (my son) or a cell phone (daughter) to take a few pictures.

Dad & son pictured in back on "Verbolten"

(c) stay at home mom - taken by my daughter 

This roller coaster is described as lightning fast and features an 88 foot plunge. Let's just say, that was the first & last roller coaster my son went on.

My daughter posing outside of Verbolten. She didn't even entertain the thought of going on it:

(c stay at home mom - taken by son w/ his ipod)


Unlike my husband who went on all but one roller coaster at Busch Gardens (just because he didn't see it) and some more then once!

My Daughter loved this ride called Der Wirbelwind:


(c) stay at home mom - taken by my son

I think my daughter went on this at least 5 or 6 times.

This is just the highlights of what we did. We went on many more rides, saw lots of animals. And saw a show called Pet Shenanigans. It was really cute and featured all kinds of pets that they have rescued from shelters.

I hope to go back to Busch Garden's soon. Because although we did a lot, there is still a lot we didn't see. There are more shows and tours you can take. Like a behind the scene animal tour would be cool. And the rides, which we missed or we would go on the same ones again :)

My kids (especially my son) do fall into the category of not getting enough outdoor and natural play. Probably to much time on the computer. So it was nice to spend a family day together at Busch Gardens!

Monday, June 24, 2013

musicMagpie.com Review

Hi, everyone. I want to let you know about a website I just learned about. This sounds so cool. And I think is going to be perfect for me.

I don't know about you but I have tons of CD's, DVD's and even a few video games that I do not ever use anymore. Just the other day, I was looking in a cabinet, where we keep all of these, and I was thinking I never use these, but I don't want to just throw them away.

And living in a small rental home now, space is somewhat limited, so It would be great to get rid of some of these. And now I  found a great solution for this. I can sell my DVD's online.

There is a website called musicMagpie.com. And on there you can sell your DVD's, CD's and even video games. I haven't done it yet. But I am really going to look into this. And so far while looking at the website, it seems like a very simple process.

It seems really easy to use. All you have to do is enter the bar codes of the products you want to sell onto the Valuation Engine. It will then give you a price of how much each one is worth. If you have a lot of them, like I do this could really add up to some money for you.

Once you enter your bar codes, then you can ship the different disks to them. You can send them for free using their free shipping service. Then you get cash for your Cd's, Dvd's and games. Couldn't be easier! Please check the website for more information. And for the full terms and conditions.

Doesn't this sounds like a great idea? I am really excited to get started on this. I can already picture what I can do with the extra space I will gain by clearing some of these out. And the extra cash doesn't sound bad either!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Please see my Disclosure Policy.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Ozeri CardioTech Premium Series BP3T Digital Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Review


I received a really valuable (as far as life saving) product. This is a very useful product that I have always wanted. It is a Ozeri CardioTech Premium Series BP3T Digital Arm Blood Pressure Monitor.



My husband has been told on a few doctor's visits that his blood pressure was a little high. So we have been curious as to what his blood pressure is. And we have been wanting to monitor it ourselves.

Here is a brief summery of the product:

CardioTech products by Ozeri offer clinically proven technology and are used by physicians and hospitals around the world. Compact, portable and simple to use, the CardioTech Premium Series BP3T Blood Pressure Monitor is an advanced 2-user arm-cuff monitor powered by a state-of-the-art CPU that utilizes a double pulse detection algorithm to enhance pulse wave detection, thereby improving accuracy.

There are a lot of different features to this monitor. I am still investigating everything about it. But so far I really like it. It is super easy to use, and anyone could figure this out. One thing I like is it will keep 2 people's blood pressure results in the memory. So you can have a log of your blood pressure, and someone else's too.

My blood pressure is low, but I don't have any problems with it. I looked up online -  low blood pressure and as long as you don't have any symptoms - that is fine.

My husband's is a little high. With this monitor at least we can keep an eye on it. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a high quality blood pressure monitor, but that is very simple to use. 

If you would like more information on this product please visit the product page on Amazon. You can also purchase it on Amazon. Right now it is on sale for $59.95! 


Disclosure: 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.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Tips for Single Moms: How to Manage Joint Custody

Image via freedigitalphotos.net 


If you’re newly divorced, life may seem a bit overwhelming, figuring out how to separate two lives that were once joined. If you have children, there’s a tremendous amount of decisions to be made. Gaining custody of your child can be a scary thing, especially if you don’t feel that your child would be in capable hands living with your former spouse. The majority of divorces result in joint custody, which means that you and your spouse both have visiting rights to see the children. The outcomes of these cases may vary, depending on many factors in your or your spouse’s ability to nurture, positively influence, and care for your kids. If you've been awarded joint custody, the situation can also be difficult, because you will still have to interact with and make decisions with your former spouse, when you may just feel the urge to cut all ties. Here are a few tips to help manage joint custody with an ex-spouse.

Leave the Kids Out of It 
It may be your first inclination to fill the kids in on every sordid detail of your separation and divorce from your spouse. You love them, and you want them to feel the same way about your estranged spouse as you do. However, keep in mind that children may not have the context or ability to understand the depth or complexities of the issues you share with your ex. As parents, it’s our job to shelter them from those things. If there are genuine concerns about the welfare of your kids when they’re with your spouse, talk to other adults about it, and get the help you need from them. If they’re not in any real danger, let them love both their parents equally -- and without feeling like they’re betraying one by loving the other.

Have Clear Expectations
Create a simple agreement that outlines the things your kids will need to maintain a semblance of consistency in their lives, and agree to uphold it with your exspouse for the good of your children. These may include things like acceptable forms of punishment, proper foods to feed the kids, and daily expectations, such as finishing homework on time or doing chores. Your children will more easily transition from one home to another if there are consistent expectations between the two places.

Schedule Regular Check-Ins 
Though it may be difficult to imagine having a civil conversation with your exspouse in many cases, it’s best if you move past your emotional responses and cultivate some type of relationship if that’s possible. If you need to, seek out counseling or a mediator to help you get to a place where you can speak logically and clearly with one another. You’ll need to be communicating about your children and how they’re doing. They’re the ones who will suffer if you’re not. Set up a weekly or bi-weekly time to talk with your ex-spouse. If you have to, set up a list of questions to ask each week and check in about your kids. Also, create an open space for your kids to check in with each of you. Listen more than speak. Let them know you support and love them through this time.

Paige One enjoys writing posts about how single parents can thrive no matter the circumstances.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored guest post.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WW "Best Day Ever @BuschGardensVA Williamsburg"

Hi guys. I am sorry for the lack of posting lately. Kids are on Summer vacation now, so been busy lately. I will try to post more soon. I have at least 2 reviews to finish up, and may have 2 new giveaways to post soon also.

Anyway, yesterday we had the best day ever! My family & I got to go to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. A huge thanks to Busch Gardens & Mom Central for hosting this event we attended. I will have a more detailed post on it very soon. But wanted to share at least one picture with you.

(taken by my son w/ his ipod touch - click for larger view) 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WW Happy Anniversary - celebrate with Chocolate Angel Food cake

Monday was my 19th Wedding Anniversary. We didn't do much really. I bought him a 10 pack of socks (which he was pretty happy about) - lol. And he got me (I really bought it) a new Angel Food cake pan. My last one was litteraly like 30 yrs old, since it was originally my Mom's.

So to celebrate I made a cake that has been a family recipe since I was a little girl.



Chocolate Angel Food cake:






Recipe:

Ingredients:

angel food cake mix
1/4 cup unsweetened coco

Frosting:

1 PT whipping cream
1/2 cup sweet coco
1 cup confectionery sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions:

Follow mix except use 1 1/2 Cup water, plus 1/4 unsweetened coco. Then cook as directed.

Since this is whipped cream frosting, leftovers should be refrigerated.


Well that was our anniversary. Maybe next year will do something big. Since it will be our 20th!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Host a Lovable Labels Online Party

Hi, guys remember my previous post on Lovable Labels? Well now I have something else I want to promote to you. And that is telling you about their Online Parties.

Here's some information on it:

What: Host a Lovable Labels Online party!

Receive a $20 gift certificate for every $100 in sales

Book in June and receive 10 free fun stickies

Coupon code - Please use this upon Sign up: JUNEPARTY13

How: Hosting an Online party from Lovable Labels is completely free

Visit this link now at Lovable Labels to book your online party today, and for all the info you will need.

Beat the "Back To School Rush" by booking your Online Party now.

Also if you would like to order from Lovable Labels use my Coupon Code SusanCLB1 to receive 10% off your order



Disclosure: As a member of the Lovebug Program I will be receiving incentives to help promote their programs. In this case 10 fun stickies. 


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WW - Miniature Golf Fun

On Memorial Day, we went Miniature golfing. We haven't done that in a long time. It was one of the funnest times we have had doing that.

Number 1 reason is I love a good bargain. we found out when we got there that - Monday's at this place everything is half price. So we could play 5 people for only $20.00. The second reason being, it was the first time I can remember going when my daughter didn't freak out about it one way or another. If you can picture what I mean - lol

Maybe because her friend came too:








Another cool thing was, at the ones with water, there was actually nets so you could retrieve your ball. I never saw that before. We had to scoop a few balls out.

We had a fun time, and will go back again. And maybe do go-carts. Especially on a Monday, when it is 1/2 price - lol

(for privacy reasons I have blurred my daughter's friend a little) 


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Firmoo June Classic & Chic Models -Free for New Customers

If you are like me, then you love Summer. Well now is a great time to think about updating your look for the season. You may want to get some new glasses to look fashionable this summer. Well good news, because Firmoo, has some new arrivals. Keep reading to find out more! You know how much I love Firmoo!


Hi guys! Firmoo has updated their New Arrivals for June. Moreover, they are available for Firmoo First-Pair-Free-Program. Now you may have the chance to get yours for FREE!
Oversize frame:
Oversized glasses have won wide following and endorsement from celebrities due to their flamboyant and bold impression. The large frames and sleek lenses make that superstar vibe instantly as you put them on. If you want to have a new look, oversized frames definitely worth a try.

Rectangle frame:
Rectangular glasses are the most common style you can see on the street. For a simple look, you can never go wrong with a pair of rectangular framed glasses. They are of traditional style, very charming. Sleek and slim rims outline a precise profile.
Vintage style:
We are always fond of wearing stylish and chic glasses but we often ignore one particular type-vintage glass. Sometimes it's just so cool to go back in time and have a feel of what fashion was wayback. They are also the perfect way to complete your vintage outfit.


Nerdy style:
A medium sized, round eye frame shows a charmingly studious look. If you want that geeky or school girl type of look, then take a look at the below nerdy style, though simple, these are very stylish and classic too.
Still not sure that eyewear can be fashionable? Then check out how some of these fashionistas style them:

(The above model photos are all derived from Firmoo+.)

New Customers, check more products for your first free pair at Firmoo right now! You just need to pay shipping. First come, first served! (Simply clicking "LUCKY DRAW" on this page, you may even get a totally free pair including shipping free.)
About Firmoo
Firmoo is the World's Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store. We have always been committed ourselves to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars- 80%-90% lower compared to that in local store.

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post paid for by Firmoo. 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

nuNAAT GOGO (Give One, Get One) Giveaway!

Hi guys. I have a cool giveaway for you. Remember my review on this Company? Well now they are holding a giveaway. Go to their facebook page to enter! Please read the following:







Enter for your chance to win TWO sets of nuNAAT’s NAAT Treatment Curly products  – one for you and one to give to a friend! When entering, be sure to select my blog name “STAY AT HOME MOM” from the drop-down menu so they know who sent you.

The nuNAAT NAAT Treatment Curly collection  is great for naturally wavy or curly hair in need of frizz reduction, added body, and defined curls. It’s made with CupuaƧu Butter for intense hydration and super antioxidants, plus Keratin protein for strengthening hair back to its healthy, natural state.


The winner will receive the following products with an estimated retail value of $50:
-        2 NAAT Treatment Curly Shampoo
-        2 NAAT Treatment Curly Conditioner
-        2 NAAT Treatment Curly Hair Mask
-        2 NAAT NAAT Treatment Curly Leave-In


Rules:

CONTEST DATES: June 1 - 26, 2013

Only ONE entry PER PERSON, PER DAY will be accepted.

Winner will be chosen at random and announced June 27, 2013 by e-mail. If response from winner is not received within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

PRIVACY: Your email will not be shown and will be kept private.

ELIGIBILITY: Giveaways are open to readers 18 years or older with U.S. or Canada shipping addresses only (no PO boxes). For my international readers, you may enter and if you win, we can send the prize to person of your choice with U.S. or Canada shipping address.

No purchase necessary to enter or win.

Disclosure: I did not receive anything to promote this giveaway. The only thing I could win is if my blog is one of the top 3 bloggers with the most referrals I will be able to host a giveaway for some of their products on my blog! (and I will receive some of those products too - if I win the top 3 bloggers)  So please go enter this and select my blog name!