Friday, October 29, 2010

Oregon Chai Coupon

I got a wonderful box in the mail last week form Oregon Chai  that I had won during a twitter party.  Let me tell you this is the perfect time of year for chai.  I am loving it in the middle of the afternoon for a little pick me up.

You can get a coupon here for $1 off so you can stock up on your own Oregon Chai for the cold months that lie ahead.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October Oral Care Challenge



The month is almost up but  starting this week my family and I have started the Oral Care Challenge created by Listerine and Reach.  With Halloween just around the corner I know that my kids are going to be eating way to much candy and sweets.  I worry about their oral health and so I take comfort in the fact that they are doing their best to take care of their teeth.

To complete the challenge, my kids and I have to brush, floss and rinse every day, twice a day for three weeks.  Why not get your family to take this challenge as well.  It is a great way to start a  strong oral care foundation as a family.  We all know about the importance of regular brushing and flossing for your oral care routine, but rinsing with a mouthwash for 30 seconds twice daily, an additional but essential activity, helps reach those other parts of the mouth that harbor germs. Listerine has some great Mouthwash rinses for kids.  My kids love to use them and I rarely have to remind them to use it.  My kids actually fight over who the bottle belongs to.


The makers of Listerine and Reach have also teamed up with America's Toothfairy to launch "Trick or Treat for America's Toothfairy," a campaign to raise awareness of pediatric dental disease and help provide life changing care to children who have dental needs. You can visit www.AmericasToothfairy.org to learn more. It is a great cause that you can get involved in.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of LISTERINE and REACH and received products to take the Oral Care Challenge. Mom Central also sent me a Global Giving gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Free Fauchon Paris Tea Today

Have you heard of  Rue La La.  It is the destination for 2-day-only Boutiques, filled with loved designers  at private sale prices. It's free, fabulous,and fun .  If you sign-up through this link today you can get a $20 credit. It ends tonight.  Today you can get  Fauchon  Paris 3.53oz Blend Tea for $16.00.  The only cost to you will be the shipping.  The overage from the credit may cover some of the cost of  the $9.95 shipping.

Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives Giveaway

It is hard not to notice that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when we see pink all around us.  The month is almost over  but I wanted to remind you there is still a way that you can help fight breast cancer.


For every pink lid saved and sent in by December 31, 2010, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, with a total donation of up to $1.6 million and a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000. To date, Yoplait has raised more than $25 million for the breast cancer cause.

In an ongoing effort to educate and encourage women of all ages to put their breast health first, Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives campaign is once again collaborating with celebrity breast cancer surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk, in addition to the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Nancy G. Brinker and MTV star Audrina Patridge. Through their relationship with Yoplait, these empowered women are encouraging everyone to save their pink lids and join the fight against breast cancer.





How Can You Help Contribute to the Cause?
Be sure to sure to save the lids from your favorite participating Yoplait products including all single serve yogurt cups – Original, Light, Thick and; Creamy, Light Thick and Creamy, Whips!, Yoplait Delights, Yoplait Greek and select specially-marked packages of large size Yoplait yogurts and Yoplait Frozen Smoothies. Remember, there are no specialty codes, so be sure to save and send in your pink Yoplait lids by December 31, 2010. 

Don’t forget to visit Facebook.com/YoplaitPledge, where you can find fun and easy tools to pass on. While you’re there, make sure to “Like” the page and take a minute to share your photos of the pink lids you’ve collected. Get your friends involved in the cause by sending them a virtual Save Lids to Save Lives gift! For every lid gift sent by December 31, 2010, Yoplait will donate $1.00 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure up to $100,000.

You can also check out the Promise Me book tour sponsored by Yoplait to find out when Nancy Brinker will be making a stop in your area.






Giveaway
Thanks to MyBlogSpark I have a great Pink Prize Pack that includes 2 VIP coupons for Yoplait Greek, a pink leather journal and pen and an awareness charm bracelet.  It would be great to give to a friend battling breast cancer.

To enter leave a comment telling me if you have ever sent in your pink lids or if you are planning to this year.

 

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Lesson in Making a Cup of Tea


Many of my regular readers know that my daughter is a tea lover like her mom. She is always asking me to make tea for her.  I have been a bit under the weather the last few days so I have been drinking a lot of tea.  The kids wanted some too  but the teapot was empty. My son decided he would make some himself.  After the water had finished boiling I just sat and listened as my 7 year was trying to explain to her older brother how to make tea. 


Things started a little shaky as he but the loose leaves right in his cup.  She told him that was alright  and just poor it all in the pot.  Instead of using the pot to make their tea they left what they poured in it,  got more tea and put it in a ball strainer to put in his cup,  That was alright because it meant Mom got to drink what they put in the pot.  She helped him with the cream and sugar which resulted in what my son called " the perfect cup of root beer tea."

To top it all off my daughter was then explaining to her brother the proper way to hold his cup.  Silly Mom got no pictures but just listening to them work on making a cup of tea together made my evening.  Now I know who to ask the next time I want a cup of tea.

Monday, October 18, 2010

SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to #20 Miranda who is the winner of the Seamless socks.  I will email her and she will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  Thanks to all who entered.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Live Brilliantly Review and Giveaway

Sponsored by Tomoson.com

Having to wear glasses I am always looking for products that help me keep my glasses clean.   I recently was able to try out Brilliant Lenses Cleaner and optical microfiber cloth. A premium eyeglass cleaner with SR-8 that adds a protective barrier to lenses to resist scratches and soiling from water, sweat, dust and dirt. Brilliant Lenses cleaner can be used on types of lenses. There are many things that make this cleaner a great product.

•Cleans Glass and Plastic Lenses
•No Alcohol or Ammonia
•Added scratch resistance with SR-8
•Comes with a Micro Fiber Cleaning Pad
•Also works on Phones, Monitors, and MP3 players!

I was very impressed with this cleaner.  Not only did they clean my glasses but they also seemed to keep them fron smudging.  I love the fact that they give you a little  carrying case so that you can keep the spray and cloth together and I can carry it in my purse.

Black Diamond has also given me a Brilliant Lenses cleaner to give away to one of my readers.  It is very easy to enter just
Leave a comment telling me which you did.

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Monster Cereals- Target Gift Card Winner

The winner of the Monster Cereal giveaway is #30 Champagne Wisdom. I will send her an email and she will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Thanks to all who entered.  Don't forget to enter my Seamless Sock giveaway which ends tonight.

Monday, October 4, 2010

SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks Review and Giveaway

Sponsored by Tomoson.com


SmartKnitKIDS® patented seamless socks are perfect for children experiencing sensory processing differences, hypersensitivity or who simply can’t stand annoying seams! These super soft socks for sensitive little feet will not wrinkle or bunch and are proven to reduce irritation.


SmartKnitKIDS sent my daughter a couple pair of these socks and she loved them.  She often complains about wearing socks and her feet getting really hot.  After she wore the socks to school for the day she told me that her feet never got hot and she wanted more socks like the ones she had on.

Even if your kids do not have sensitivity  there are Many great features to the  SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks

No Seams to Bug Ya!
Completely free of seams, the patented kids' socks are designed to provide comfort and relief to children who struggle with “bumps & lumps” in their socks.

Reduces annoying wrinkling and bunching in the shoe
Corespun yarns using Lycra and form-fitting design result in children's socks that “hug” the foot reducing wrinkling and bunching. The form fitting design also helps to keep socks on the wiggliest of toes.


UNIQUE NO HEEL DESIGN
“No heel” design allows children to put on socks with confidence and keeps little feet from outgrowing their socks so quickly.

Comfortable Non-Binding Top
Our non-binding Halo Top™ fits comfortably without slipping down the leg.Regular socks often have elastic bands at the tops of the sock that can often pinch, bind or be a source of irritation.

Keeps Feet Dry & Healthy
SmartKnitKIDS™ Socks are made with high-tech fibers that wick moisture away helping control odor or "stinky feet".
SmartKnitKIDS has generously offered to give one of my readers 3 pairs of the sock of their choice.  To enter visit SmartKnitKIDS and leave a message with the size and color of the sock that you would like.



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I received SmartKnitKIDS Seamless socks to review.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions are my own.

This Product Was a Free Giveaway

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Monster Cereals- Target Gift Card Giveaway

It is that time of year again when the monsters come out and my kids are so glad to be able to find them in  the cereal aisle. I remember being excited about finding them as well when I was a girl.

For more than 40 years, General Mills’ Monster Cereals have provided spoonfuls of spooky traditions and created Halloween memories all over the country. Until October 31 you can head to your local Target checkout aisle to check out the new look and pick up some to fill your favorite breakfast cauldron this year!

Count Chocula®, Boo Berry® and Franken Berry® cereal combine chocolate, blueberry and strawberry flavored cereal with colorful marshmallow shapes that kids and adults enjoy. Each serving of the playful, monster-themed cereal is low in fat with no cholesterol or saturated fat, providing a good source of calcium, whole grain and nine other essential vitamins and minerals.

To have more fun go to  www.grocerysavvy.com, where your readers can view the fun “Let’s Go Disco” video and download a desktop background of their favorite Monsters character.You can also get coupons there as well.

Thanks to MyBlogSpark I have a great  Monster Cereals prize pack to give away. It includes one box each of Count Chocula®, Boo Berry® and Franken Berry® cereal, a special trick-or-treat tote bag and a $10 Target® gift card to purchase Halloween goodies or more cereal.


To enter leave a comment telling me your favorite Monster Cereal memory.

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General Mills provided me with the prize pack, information, and additional prize pack through MyBlogSpark

Olivia Can Transform Imaginations

Olivia 2 - in 1 Playset

With a cousin named Olivia my daughter has always been a big fan of the Olivia books and now the TVshow on Nick Jr, When she saw this playset  she was so excited to open it and play with it.  It has become a favorite toy for her to play with and she loves to show me how it transforms between a house and a pirate ship.

Spin Master has come  out The Olivia 2 in 1 Real World Playset Dollhouse which  magically transforms from Olivia’s house to her pirate ship! Open the set and play with Olivia in her house – it’s just like her real house on the show! 3 different play areas include her bedroom, kitchen and living room. When you’re ready to hit the high seas on a pirate adventure, simply close the set and by opening it from the opposite side.  The playset includes an Olivia figure and; more than 23 accessories and  a sheet of stickers!












The 2-in-1 Transforming Playset also includes and Olivia figure and base, 23 accessories and one sticker sheet.  You can purchase the set at Toys “R” Us, Target and Kmart and is for ages 4 and up.
 

Olivia Everyday
We were also sent an adorable Olivia plush doll. The Olivia plush doll is soft and cuddly .  She is dressed in her favorite dress and  ready to perform.There are four to collect.  The 8″ Olivia Plush is available at Toys “R” Us, Target and Kmart as well.

Thanks to Spin Mater and Team Mom for sending us these great Olivia products.  All opinions are my own