Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Free Cookie at Mrs. Fields

As I am sitting here enjoying a chocolate  chip cookie I am reminded that tomorrow Oct.1st.   Mrs. Fields is giving away  free cookies in honor of  National Cookie Month.  Stop in at a participating store between 11am and 1 pm to pick up your free cookie.

Wordless Wednesday

Never too young for tea!

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Nintendo Wii Price Drop

While going through my back log  of  e-mail  this morning I came across this great news from Amazon.  The price of  the Wii has dropped from $249.99 to $199.99.  With all the other consoles dropping in price recently we knew it was only a matter of time.  To make the deal sweeter if you order this week from Amazon you can get a $25 Amazon gift certificate.  This product also qualifies for free shipping. 

We love our Wii.  There are so many great games and I can get a great workout with the Wii Fit.  If you are thinking about getting a Wii for Christmas now would be a great time to buy and you can use the $25 gift certificate later to go towards games or gear.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Free Smucker' s Uncrustables

I had often seen Uncrustables in the store but I had never bought them. Thanks to Mom Central my kids got to try Uncrustables. My kids are huge PB&J fans so these were a hit. They make a great afternoon snack as well as being very convenient to throw in for a quick packed lunch.

In our family we a big on using whole wheat bread so it is great to find that Uncrustables now has three new varieties with whole wheat bread!

  • PB & Honey on Whole Wheat
  • PB & Strawberry on Whole Wheat
  • PB & Grape on Whole Wheat
The grape was a big hit in our house. I am sure they will become a part of our regular shopping list.

Starting tomorrow, Monday Sept. 28. your family can win Uncrustables. Smucker’s is giving away FREE Uncrustables coupons to the first 20,000 who submit an after-school organizational tip.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Smucker’s Uncrustables and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Harry Connick Jr.- Your Songs

Harry Connick Jr. released a new album today called Your Songs. Harry performs classic songs by some of the greatest musicians of all time, with a full jazz big band and string orchestra! He collaborated with the legendary Clive Davis, who has managed and guided the careers of so many fantastic musicians There are many great songs that you will recognize and want to sing along with. Here are the tracks:

All The Way (Frank Sinatra)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
(They Long To Be) Close To You (The Carpenters)
Besame Mucho
The Way You Look Tonight
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
Your Song (Elton John)
Some Enchanted Evening
And I Love You So (Don McLean)
Who Can I Turn To? (Tony Bennett)
Smile (Charlie Chaplin)
Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole)

Thanks to the One2One Network I have had the opportunity to listen to this CD. I am always amazed by Harry's voice and have enjoyed listening and singing along in my car. If you are a Harry Connick Jr. fan I think that you will really like this album. I must admit I am not a huge fan but I have really enjoyed this album, much more than I thought I would. My family is not crazy about it so it will be a Mom CD that I can listen to in the car when I am by myself. It is best that way so I can sing along as loud as I want.

I always like to see Harry perform and I am excited he will be on the Oprah show this Friday, Sept. 25 . I can't wait to check him out. If you miss Harry on Oprah he also has the following. TV appearances

9/28 – Today Show
9/29 – The View
9/30 – Imus in the Morning
9/30 – Letterman
10/1 – Today Show
Week of 10/5 – Rachael Ray

Have fun watching him and of course check out his new album Your Songs.

Time for Tea Tuesday- The Perfect Tea Kettle

I have used an electric tea kettle for years to boil my water for tea.  I love how convenient they are as well how fast they  boil the water.  I had a great tea kettle I discovered that it is better not to use boiling water when drinking green or white tea.  It was a bit inconvenient to have to watch to catch the water before it boiled or I would forget to turn it off before it boiled.  I few months a go I saw this Adagio Teas 3 UtiliTEA Variable-Temperature 30-Ounce Electric Kettle  It has an innovative temperature control system, this versatile device can heat to your preference.  You just turn the dial for the tea type you wish to steep.  I received one for my birthday and I love it. 

I have mentioned before that I would never drink green tea because I found it bitter.  Since I realized green tea should never be steeped in boiling water I am now enjoying green tea.  Since I received this kettle I am enjoying green tea much more frequently.  If you are looking for an electric tea kettle this is a great choice.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

A Great Body Product for Tea Lovers

I have fallen in love with L'Occitane Bergamot Tea Body Milky Mist.  I discovered it this summer and I now use it most days instead of perfume.  I put it on out of the shower and it is an instant pick me up.  I have to admit I am a lover of Earl Grey tea and oil if Bergamot .  This spray is light and refreshing and smells wonderful.  If you are looking for a little something to pamper yourself with you may want to give this spray a try.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Safeway - Eating Right Kids Product Review

I am always looking for lunch items for my kids that I know will be healthy for them and they will still eat. Sometimes it can be a real struggle to provide variety and food they will enjoy. For those of you with a local Safeway packing healthy lunches has become easier.

Safeway and Warner Bros. Looney Tunes have teamed up to create Eating Right Kids to bring you meals, snacks, cereals and drinks your kids will love and you will feel good about. Eating Right Kids is a full line of foods that is not only tasty but better for children. It has been formulated to standards based on the most recent dietary recommendations and regulations from several federal and state agencies. This line includes more than just healthy lunch items.

I received a lunch bag from Team Mom filled with a samples of a microwavable pasta dish,a chewy bar, mixed fruit cup and apple juice. My daughter was the one who tried them all. She really enjoyed all the items but really loved the chewy bar. She wanted me to go to Safeway and buy some more. Unfortunately we do not have a Safeway here in Michigan. She also thought it was really cool to see the Looney Tunes characters on the packaging on her food. I can't say enough about how thrilled I was that my daughter enjoyed these healthy products so much.

The next time you are in Safeway you may want to look for this great line of products for your children. You can feel good as a mom that you are providing healthy options for your kids and they will thank you.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

My Tea Stash

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pillsbury Winner

The winner of the Pilsbury  Cookie Prize Pack is #9 Julie.  The winner was picked using  She will have 48 hours to notify me or a new winner will be chosen. 

Monday, September 14, 2009

Nature Valley Nut Clusters Hot Coupon

Once again I am blogging about these wonderful snacks.  I finished my last bag today so I was excited to find out about this hot coupon.  You can go here to get $1.60 off 1 bag of Nature Valley Nut Clusters.  What a great time to try them for yourself.

Trix Winners

First I must apologize.  I totally forgot to post the winners of this contest.  My computer died and then life turned crazy.  I am so so sorry.  How I just discovered this today I do not know.

So the winners are thanks to #10  Judy and #21 Stephanie .  I will contact them today.  They will 48 hours to respond  or a new winner will be chosen.  Thanks to all those who entered.  I do have a current giveaway here that ends tonight

Free Museum Day Sept.. 26

I just learned about this great event from a friend of mine.  You can get free admission at hundreds of museums on Saturday Sept.26, 2009.  Go here for more information and to print your admission card for you and a guest. What a great day to spend a day with your family or loved one.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Ticket Deals

Our family loves the circus. Last year thanks to Mom Central our family enjoyed a great night at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. If you have never taken your kids you need to go when the circus comes near you. I feel no childhood is complete without going to the circus once.

While each touring edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is different, all feature amazing Asian elephants, fascinating tigers, family fun and so many thrills that you will be on the edge of your seat all night!

To enhance your night at the circus, you get two experiences in one. The All Access Pre-Show begins an hour before show time, live on the circus floor. The Pre-Show provides the opportunity for kids to interact with performers, try on costumes, and get up close and personal at The Greatest Show On Earth

Mom Central has some great ticket deals I want to share with you. Look for the box marked "MC Promotion" when purchasing tickets:

*Offer #1: Get 4 tickets for just $44 by entering the code "MOM" at select ticketing channels. Offer good on all weekday performances, which includes all weekday evening and Friday matinee performances; minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each.
*Offer #2: All weekend performance tickets will be $4 off the original price.
*Offer #3: Get the best Circus Celebrity, Front Row and VIP seats available – We have reserved seats in these sections just for you! Enter the code MOM. No discounts available on these sections.

* Not valid on Circus CelebritySM, Front Row or VIP seats and may not be combined with other offers including special Opening Night pricing. Other fees may apply.

The above offers are good in the following cities:

  • Denver: September 30 – October 11, 2009
  • Boston: October 14-18, 2009
  • St. Louis: October 15-18, 2009
  • Cleveland: October 21-26, 2009
  • Rosemont/Chicago: November 5 – 29, 2009
  • Auburn Hills: November 18-22, 2009
  • Charlotte: January 27-31, 2010
  • Atlanta: February 12-21, 2010
  • Cincinnati: March 10-14, 2010 *available for purchase on Sept. 21, 2009
  • Dayton: April 29 – May 2, 2010*available for purchase on Sept. 21, 2009
I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Feld Entertainment. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Friday, September 11, 2009

BrainFuel Blog Tour

Giving your kids an extra edge may prove easier than you think thanks to a new web-based program called BrainFuel – designed to maximize our children's learning potential. aims to help take your child's learning to the next level. Research suggests key changes in diet, exercise, and sleep can enhance cognitive abilities, and BrainFuel thus offers sections like "Brain Food," "Healthy Brain," and "Brain Games," aimed at engaging kids and Moms alike. The site provides us Moms as much benefit as our kids, featuring a forum to give parents a chance to discuss what works and what doesn't with our kids this school year.
My kids love the games that are on this site and it makes me feel good because I know that they are fueling their brains.  I have to admit that I like playing the games as well.  I need all the brain help I can get.  BrainFuel also has some great articles that have given me alot of ideas and things that I can do to help my kids learn including what I should feed them for breakfast.  I can not say enough good things about the information that is on this site.  If you have kids you need to check this site out.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of BrainFuel and received an insulated lunch bag from California Innovations to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

Pillsbury School Bus Cookie Prize Giveaway

The school year has started this week and it has been a busy week with trying to get back on a schedule and adjust to a new early morning schedule.  Wow it is hard.  But a tradition I have is to always have cookies waiting when they come home from their 1st day of school.  This year it was a fun treat to give them Pillsbury  bus shaped cookies. 

Now you can provide your kids with a magical and delicious way to start the school year off right with easy-to-make, fun bus-shaped sugar cookies. Just place and bake the refrigerated dough and within minutes you have delicious home-baked cookies to share with your kids.  The bus cookies are only available for a limited time.
And as an added bonus, each package of these back-to-school treats also has two Bonus Box Tops, which can help your child´s school earn extra cash they need for the school year.
Thanks to MyBlogSpark  I have a great Pillsbury Back to School gift basket to giveaway. tThe prize includes a coupon for a free package of the Pillsbury Back to School Shape® sugar cookies, as well as a reusable lunch bag, and some great school supplies like a pencil case, ruler and sharpener.
 This is a short  contest that will end Monday night.  To enter leave a comment telling me what you like to do special for your kids when they go back to school.
Make sure you leave a way for me to get in touch with you. This contest will end on Mon. Sept.14 at 11:59pm EST and I will announce the winner the next day.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Free Nature Valley Nut Clusters and Trail Mix Bar

I did a product review a few months ago on how much a love the new Nut Clusters by Nature Valley. I am absolutely addicted this new product. If you sign up now for the Eat Better America newsletter you can receive a sample of the Nut Clusters as well as a sample of Nature Valley Trail Mix bars which I also love. These two products are my absolute favorites from Nature Valley so I was so excited to see these free samples.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Disney On Ice Ticket Deals

The excitement, drama, and thrill of Disney On Ice sweeps in this fall along with the new school year! Feld Entertainment's Disney On Ice live spectaculars feature iconic Disney stories, characters, music, and world-class skating; providing families with a unique entertainment experience to which they can look forward to this fall and winter.
Your kids will be wowed by the opportunity to locally experience their favorite Disney characters live, right in front of their eyes. With spectacular ice shows featuring the magical Disney characters: such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cinderella and Tinker Bell to favorites from Disney's Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, and the new film, The Princess and The Frog; there is a performance to delight everyone—big and small alike. These action-packed shows will certainly be a family treat, and will create childhood memories of special times together.
I have always wanted to take my children to see Disney on Ice and I am excited to see the100 Years of Magic Show.
Thanks to Mom Central for passing along these great deals that you can use to get some great family discounts. Look for the box marked "MC Promotion" when purchasing tickets:
  • *Offer #1: Get 4 tickets for just $44by entering the code "MOM" at select ticketing channels. Offer good on all weekday performances, which includes all weekday evening and Friday matinee performances; minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each.
  • *Offer #2: All weekend performance tickets will be $4 off the original price.
  • Offer #3: Get the best Front Row and VIP seats available – We have reserved seats in the Front Row and VIP sections just for you! No discounts available on these seats. Use the code MOM.
*Not valid on Front Row or VIP seats or combinable with other offers including opening night offers. Other fees may apply.

The above offers are good in the following cities:
  • Chicago: September 8-13, 2009
  • Sunrise: September 17-20, 2009
  • Dayton/Cincinnati: September 17-27, 2009
  • Miami: September 23-27, 2009
  • Auburn Hills: September 30 – October 4, 2009
  • Charlotte: October 8-11, 2009
  • Philadelphia: October 14-18, 2009
  • Atlanta: October 14-18, 2009
  • Oakland/San Jose: October 14-25, 2009
  • Fairfax: October 21-25, 2009
  • Sacramento: October 28 – November 1, 2009
  • Baltimore: October 28 – November 1, 2009
  • Uniondale: November 10-15, 2009
  • Houston: November 11-15, 2009
  • NYC: November 17-22, 2009
  • East Rutherford: November 24-29, 2009
  • Denver/Broomfield: December 3-13, 2009 *available for purchase on 9/12/09
  • St. Paul: December 9-13, 2009
  • Los Angeles: December 17-20, 2009
  • Toronto: December 18-27, 2009
  • Anaheim: December 22-27, 2009
  • Philadelphia: December 23 – January 3, 2010 *available for purchase on 10/12/09
  • Boston: December 26-29, 2009
  • Ontario: December 30 – January 3, 2010
  • Cleveland: January 8 -18, 2009 *available for presale on 10/2/09
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Feld Entertainment. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

First day of School

We have had a great summer but it is time to get back to school.  I know the kids are excited to be back.  It is going to be a year of adjustment for me as both kids will be in school all day.  I am excited to volunteer at school as well as have some me time at home as well.  I think we are all looking forward to an exciting school year.

Monday, September 7, 2009

RedBox Code for 9/7

The redbox code for a free one day rental is T46T3Q7 . It is good for today only. You can sign up for e-mail alerts from Redbox or follow them on Twitter for more information

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Free mp3 download from Amazon

To celebrate having a million followers on Amazon MP3 Twitter  you can download one of a million mp3's courtesy of Amazon.  Go here to your free download.  This offer is good until September 6.