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Monday, October 31, 2011

CouponCabin’s 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz | 4 Prize packs to win totalling $121 (US,CAN) #CouponCabinHop




Welcome to CouponCabin’s 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz! This multi-blog event is hosted by Simply Stacie, Makobi Scribe and Sassy Mama in LA and is sponsored by CouponCabin. This is the biggest event the blogosphere has seen with over 400 giveaways each at $25 value or more plus a huge giveaway with some major prizes like a MacBook Air, iPad2 & Visa Gift Cards. You can find all the giveaways from the participating blogs by visiting the host blogs, Simply Stacie, Makobi Scribe and Sassy Mama in LA. Each host blog will feature a different set of giveaways for you to enter!

No matter what type of coupon you're looking for, you'll find it and over 100,000 others at CouponCabin.com, a leading destination for coupon codes, printable coupons, deals and more. Now with a new and improved grocery coupons section and the largest selection of coupon codes that are guaranteed to work, CouponCabin is the best place to start your search for savings. This holiday season, CouponCabin is dedicated to making holiday savings as easy as pie by bringing you the best deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can also download our CouponDetector and we'll let you know when the site you’re shopping has coupons and deals available.  Never pay full price again with help from CouponCabin.com!

CouponCabin is giving away the following fabulous prizes:

  • Grand Prize: MacBook Air (11-inch, 128GB; ARV $1,199)
  • 2nd Runner Up: iPad2 (16GB, with Wi-Fi +3G; ARV $629) & $200 Visa Gift Card
  • 3rd Runner Up: iPad2 (16GB, with Wi-Fi +3G; ARV $629)
  • 4th Runner Up: $300 Visa Gift Card
  • 5th Runner Up: $200 Visa Gift Card
  • 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Runner Ups: $100 Visa Gift Card each



Please visit Simply Stacie, Makobi Scribe and Sassy Mama in LA to enter the giveaway and make sure to say What Mommy Wants referred you! You can enter on all three sites or just one- it’s up to you! If you enter all three giveaways that just means more chances for you to win.

I have 4 fabulous sponsors! MouthMan Hoodies, Scentsy Consultant Lenore, Little Ace Wonders & Tastefully Simple by Lenore

Each Sponsor has their own spotlight post explaining in detail about the company.
Here is a link to each Spotlight:
Scentsy by Lenore
Tastefully Simple by Lenore
Little Ace wonders
Mouth Man Hoodies

Giveaway Prizes

Mouth Man is giving away (up to $40 value):
An animated hoodie!
Mouth Man makes animated hoodies! That's right! I said "animated" Did you ever do the "jaws" with your elbows as a kid? Well now it comes to life! They even use Eco friendly printing and recycled fabric! Check out the Sponsor Spotlight for more information.


Scentsy Consultant Lenore is giving away ($25 Value):

Huggable Scentsy for the whole family!
For the child in your life or the child in you, the Scentsy Buddy is always ready with a big dose of fragrance that's just right!  Snuggle your Buddy for a great night's sleep or mae outings fun when you bring a playful friend along.  The Scentsy Buddy is the perfect cuddly companion.  Each Buddy features a zippered pocket to hold a scrumptious Scentsy fragrance.  Just insert a Scent Pal and bring your Budy to life.  For children ages 3 years and up.  $25 each (includes one Scent pak)


Tastefully Simple by Lenore is giving away ($30 Value):

PERFECT PARTY
Perfect for parties, this sophisticated gift set includes a decadent cheese ball mix, plus a glazed ceramic espresso-and-cream serving plate and spreader. Complete with a fabulous gift box for holidays, birthdays and other special occasions. 


Little Ace Wonders is giving away a Cloth package ($26 Value):
  • A set of Burp Cloths
  • a set of cloth wipes
  • 3 bibs

The giveaway ends on November 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected at random and have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected. Good luck!
There is only one mandatory entry: Tell me which prize you want to win. There is one winner per prize. It helps to pick winners for the prizes they really want if you tell me which is more for you! The rest of the entries are all optional. Entries requiring a little work are rewarded with higher value! There is one daily tweet entry option!

Enter the other blogs' giveaways in the CouponCabin’s 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz by visiting the links below!





Sponsor Spotlight~Mouth Man Hoodies

Mouth Man was founded by original member (and founder) of the classic rock band Journey, Ross Valory! You can read the whole story here: Behind Mouth Man. Here's an excerpt from Mouthman's about section:
One day, on a short break from touring, Ross was visiting friends in Arizona, sipping coffee and "just hanging out" ... as his friend's kids were tearing around the house doing something they referred to as the "JAWS"... According to Ross, the kids were running through the house in a single line..arms crossed one over the other , elbows
splayed out in front, and opening and closing in a chopping fashion... and making monster noises.
He thought it was cute, and didnt think much else of it.....
until another day...  some 20 years later, when that very memory just arbitrarily "popped" into his head...
Ross "hugged himself" in the same fashion those kids did years ago, and thought..."hmmmm, it would be cool if
there was a shirt with a graphic on the sleeves that would form a face with a mouth that would open and close when
you put your arms together!"

That was the lightbulb moment for Ross Valory! 
About the fabric and ink: 
Mouth Man Hoodies are made from recycled fabrics with Eco friendly inks! They are 100% Polyester Sport Fabric which provides breathability and a good amount of stretch. The recycled part: plastic bottles! How cool is that? The printing on Mouth Man hoodies is amazing quality. Right down to the water droplets on the leaf of the frog hoodie! We both love our Mouth Man hoodies! 

I asked how the inks were Eco friendly and this is the answer I got, "and the inks are water soluble and non toxic and all the paper used through are print process are recycled and donated to our local community for arts and craft usage." I think that is awesome! Not only is it recycled but donated as well!!!
Mouth Man Review video. See my shirt get animated here:


What I love:
  • Mouth Man hoodies are designed and made in the USA! 
  • Eco friendly fabric and ink!
  • Excellent customer service!
  • Their online store is well organized!
  • Amazing color and detail quality! 
  • Fun for any age!
What I would change:
  • I suppose more information on the Eco friendly aspects available on the website would be nice but as for the service and product, I would change NOTHING!
Extra entries for checking out Mouth Man on Facebook (please let them know I sent you, if you would like)
You can also follow Mouth Man on Twitter
Check out Mouth Man on Youtube too!


Mouth Man is participating in the Coupon Cabin's 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz Event! 
That means YOU CAN WIN ONE!!!!! Click here to enter!

sponsor Spotlight~ Scentsy by Lenore



Independent Scentsy Consultant Lenore Walla is giving away this adorable Huggable Scentsy Buddy in "CouponCabin's 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz" 



Huggable Scentsy for the whole family!
For the child in your life or the child in you, the Scentsy Buddy is always ready with a big dose of fragrance that's just right!  Snuggle your Buddy for a great night's sleep or mae outings fun when you bring a playful friend along.  The Scentsy Buddy is the perfect cuddly companion.  Each Buddy features a zippered pocet to hold a scrumptious Scentsy fragrance.  Just insert a Scent Pa and bring your Budy to life.  For children ages 3 years and up.  $25 each (includes one Scent pak)

Scentsy ships to anywhere in the US, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico.  Also APO/FPO addresses.
Lenore's Scentsy Shop  
On Facebook
Host a party for extra contest entries

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spooky treat #3~Mad Scientist glowing jars of body parts

Creepy Glowing jars of parts is fast and easy!

You need:
Jars any size shape etc.
Highlighting markers
Fake body parts, I have fingers, eye balls, brain and heart
water and scissors

1st: Remove the ink cartridge from the highlighters

2nd: Cut them in half (helps them leak faster) and put them in each jar, larger jars may need 2 highlighters. I combined a yellow and blue to make green in a couple...

Fill about 2/3 of the way up with water, leaving room for adding body parts later. You can see the ink start to drain almost instantly.

After about 5 min they look like this... I let them soak an hour or two, overnight if time allows.

The highlighter ink makes the water glow in a UV or blacklight.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight~Tastefully Simple by Lenore

Another giveaway as part of the CouponCabin's 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz ia Sponsored By Tastefully Simple by Lenore! She is offering this beautiful Cheese Ball set perfect for parties. A $30 Value.


Lenore is a proud Army wife and mother to two little girls and one little boy. Read more about her here.
Read more about Tastefully Simple here
PERFECT PARTY
Perfect for parties, this sophisticated gift set includes a decadent cheese ball mix, plus a glazed ceramic espresso-and-cream serving plate and spreader. Complete with a fabulous gift box for holidays, birthdays and other special occasions. 

Perfect Party includes:
English Toffee Cheese Ball Mix
Fit for royalty, this cheese ball will be the jewel in your crown. The toffee topper is positively regal, too. Just add cream cheese. Makes about 10 servings.
Cheese Ball Plate & Spreader**
Perfect for parties and holiday entertaining! This glazed ceramic espresso-and-cream serving plate and spreader is a beautiful way to serve cheese balls, chips and dip, and more. (10¼" x 10¼" x 3")


Get a head start on the giveaway by Checking her out on Facebook! I would love if you told her I sent you... Only if you want though. Lenore's Facebook page
You can also check out her other items here: Tastefully Simple by Lenore 
If you host a party, in-home or online, I will give you an extra 10 entries in the upcoming giveaway! Your party must be completed by November 25th (the end of the giveaway) Lenore will verify these entries by contacting me, so you must let her know I sent you!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Breastfeeding baby 2 (with Linky)

This post is part of a blog hop please feel free to add your pot to the linky below! This weeks topic is Breastfeeding with older children, aka Breastfeeding #2 (or 3 or 4) 

I am currently breastfeeding my second daughter. I made the decision to breastfeed Amber when I was 17 and don't see any reason to change my mind now that I am reaching 30 with Charlotte. My plan is to let her self wean hoping to go at least to a year and let her decide when she no longer needs that comfort. However, I think once she reaches an age where she can choose between french fries and milkies might be long enough. As for nursing number 3... If I am blessed to have a 3rd you betcha! I have been very lucky to have had a great experience with both girls nursing. In fact recently Charlotte has started nursing less. She is down to maybe 4 nursing sessions a day. I can feel that she is starting to choose her Nummies over Milkies more frequently and I'm kinda sad.
I would also like to add that since Amber is old enough to understand that there is a choice between breastfeeding and formula, I think breastfeeding a second or third baby is setting a wonderful example of how amazing a woman's body truly is and what a loving and sometimes sacrificing gift breastfeeding is!

Thanks for reading this post and please check out the others in the linky and add yours as well! Happy blogging!



Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's $50 Friday!! Enter here to win $50!




Everyone loves cash, right? How would you like a chance to win $50 EVERY FRIDAY? Well, I am very excited that I have joined with an amazing group of bloggers to offer you a WEEKLY cash giveaway! Cool, yes? Well, there is only one catch, the giveaway is ONLY OPENED TODAY!!! 
Here's what you need to do to ENTER - go through the entry form below, fill in What Mommy Wants in the extra info area, in question one, as the Blog you are entering on, then continue down the line  clicking the "do it" for the link of the page to follow, then click "I did this"... (remember, since this is a mulit-blogger event, you MUST follow EVERY blog to be eligible to win.... but the cool thing is, that it also gives you 26 extra entries) Good Luck!


Don't forget the first question. You MUST have an answer! The answer is "What Mommy Wants"!





 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight ~ Little Ace Wonders

Little Ace Wonders

I am a SAHM of three boys, I love sewing and crocheting and have decided to try to be a WAHM with my own baby goods business!  I currently make, Burp Cloths, Cloth wipes, Bibs, Diaper and Wipe holders, and crocheting hats!  I am in the process of perfecting my diaper pattern to start selling those as well! There is nothing more that I love than being able to be home with my boys and I hope to be able to provide products that people love so I can continue to do so!
Little Ace Wonders is going to be giving away prize pack worth $26 in the upcoming "CouponCabin's 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz" Beginning on November 1st! Make sure you come back then to enter! Don't worry I will remind you! If you want a head start, go ahead and check out her facebook page there will be extra entries for you!

Wordless Wednesday

Last Years "80s Girl" Costume

Monday, October 24, 2011

10 Photo Holiday cards for $3.29 Shipped

You can a $13 credit with the code ForFree. The ad above will take you there! at Ink Garden you can customize with photos and text for no additional cost. You could get 1 thing or even 2 cheaper items for free! You still have to pay the shipping. Here are the items that are eligible and their shipping prices:

Notebook: $3.95
Mousepad: $5.49
10 Holiday Cards: $3.29
10 Invitations: $3.29
Ceramic Mug: $5.49
Biz Cards: $3.49
Placemat: $3.29
Notepad: $3.49
Note Cards: $3.29

Did you miss $50 Friday? Try again this week!

Everyone loves cash, right? How would you like a chance to win $50 EVERY FRIDAY? Well, I am very excited that I have joined with an amazing group of bloggers to offer you a WEEKLY cash giveaway! Cool, yes? 
Well, there is only one catch, the giveaway begins THIS FRIDAY (October 28th) and is ONLY opened from 12:01 am  and will close at 12:01am on Saturday, so it is only OPENED ONE DAY!


This week's $50 Friday will be for Twitter Follows, so feel free to "follow" any and all of the following BLOGS now, so that you are all set - 
This is how you can be sure you have the chance to enter this week and each consecutive week–
  1. Sign up for my daily emails – by clicking here… this will ensure that you will get an email letting you know that the giveaway is up.
  2. Like” me on Facebook – by clicking here... this event will be tweeted, posted on my Blog, and on my Facebook Page… (But remember, with all of Facebooks new changes, to ensure you don’t miss it, I would still recommend signing up for my daily emails.)
  3. Follow me on Twitter – click here to get my tweets
  4. Mark your calendar – to come back here EVERY Friday to enter!
COME BACK this FRIDAY to ENTER!

How you can donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, FREE to you!

    What says "Comfort" to you? To me it's my moms Chicken and Dumplings, or curling up in a blanket on a rainy day will a cup of hot cocoa/tea or snuggled up on the sofa with my hubby watching TV. Sometimes an old favorite song that I forgot about comes on the radio and makes me feel fuzzy. 
    Now Hanes let's you send a comfort package to anyone via Facebook! The awesome part is for every virtual comfort package sent, a $1 donation (up to $25,000) will be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)! NBCF promotes early cancer detection and provides those in need mammograms! 
After you click the "pink" tab on the Hanes Facebook Page, click on the pink gift box
    Using the Facebook app on the Hanes page you can send, comfort food recipes, music, photos, video, a virtual t-shirt, and a personal message. I sent one to my mom and I hope you will send one too. 


Just click on each item you want to add to your package and then "finish"




 I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated in the post are my own.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Great Holiday Gift Idea and Deal!

Great gift for any occasion! Do you have a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or graduation coming up? How about the Winter holidays? It doesn't matter what you celebrate, any holiday is a photo giving holiday! Why not have it printed on canvas?

A few years ago I ordered one of these awesome canvases for myself and my mother in law. We both loved them!! The color is perfect and the print quality is amazing! You do have to pay the shipping of $14.95 but its more than worth it! Where else can you get a high quality canvas print of your favorite photo for that much? umm... nowhere.

Here's what you do:

  1. Click the link below
  2. Upload your favorite photo
  3. Choose your size (8x10 is free w/shipping OR choose a bigger print for 40% off & free shipping)
  4. Add a frame for extra fee (I didn't)
  5. Pay the shipping

Thursday, October 20, 2011

$50 Friday is here!


Everyone loves cash, right? How would you like a chance to win $50 EVERY FRIDAY? Well, I am very excited that I have joined with an amazing group of bloggers to offer you a WEEKLY cash giveaway! Cool, yes? 
Here's what you need to do to ENTER - go through the entry form below, fill in MY Blog as the Blog you are entering on, then continue down the line  clicking the "do it" for the link of the page you must like, then click "I did this"... (remember, since this is a mulit-blogger event, you MUST like EVERY blog to be eligible to win.... but the cool thing is, that it also gives you 26 extra entries) 




Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kidz+Med No touch Thermometer Review & Giveaway

I was very excited when I found out I was going to be reviewing the Kidz+Med Thermometer from ASR Family (American Scientific Resources). This Thermometer can be used for so many things! It has 3 "modes": 

  • Body- Measures body temp, like an average thermometer, only faster.
  • Room- Measures the ambient temperature of a room.
  • Surface- (My favorite) Measures the temperature of any surface!
See it in action here:

Review Score (details): 
1. Does it do what it claims? Yes. Temps were accurate and instantaneous! 
2. Is it easy to use? Yes. Literally just the click of a button. Super easy to use!
3. Is it a good value? Yes. You can find the Kidz+Med no-contact thermometer at many retailers. Find one close to you here. They cost around $40. I believe for all it does it's definitely worth it!
4. Is it safe? Yes. Completely safe. Every household needs a thermometer, let it be this one to save you time and energy!
5. Is it durable? Yes. The body of the thermometer seems very well made and durable. With the added pouch you have even more protection for it!

Overall score: 5/5 Stars for Kidz+Med!
     ASR Family has offered my readers a chance to win a Kidz+med No-Contact Thermometer!


Giveaway details:
  • Please read the rules before entering!
  • Mandatory entries must be completed for all others to count.
  • Entries will be verified!
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.
  • Giveaway ends November 1st Midnight Pacific time.
  • By commenting you are agreeing to the rules of this giveaway. (found here)