Friday, April 23, 2010

Zippity Doo's- Product Review and Giveaway

 Why treat head lice when you can prevent it?!  I was asked to review Zippity Doo's Lice Prevetion hair products about 2 months ago and I jumped all over the chance.  If you have ever had a child with head lice or have had it yourself you will know what I am talking about.  Last year our whole household had head lice.  It was not fun.  I have to say as a mom the worst part was all the cleaning and washing EVERYTHING! It is not a experience I hope to repeat.

I could have done this review right away but I wanted to wait and see if head lice started going around my daughters school.  She has been using the product since mid March and about 3 weeks ago we got the head lice notice form school. So far no head lice in this house.  I was so thankful she was using the Zippity Doo's  products.  They are great products and I am so thankful for them.  My daughter even thinks it is very cool to us them.

There is a whole line of products which includes:

  • Zippity Doo's Shampoo for Children
  • Zippity Doo's Conditioner for Children
  • Zippity Doo's Leave-in Detangler Spray for Children
  • Zippity Doo's Styling Gel for Children
  • Zippity Doo's Shield Spray for children 
 Zippity Doo's products contain natural ingredients that are mild enough for daily use and provide health benefits to the hair and scalp while helping to prevent lice infestation.  They are safe enough to use everyday.

I have a full line of products to give away for one of my readers.  If you have school age children this is a product you will want to try.  Even though the school year is coming to a close there is also summer camp to think about.
To enter visit Zippity Doo's site and come back and tell me about your lice nightmares or why you want to try this product.

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I was given these products to review from Zippity Doo thanks to Mom Select.  No other compensation was given and all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I love this time of year when everything is coming back to life.  It never ceases to amaze me the beauty that God has provided for us in nature. There is no greater artist.

The  beautiful Bleeding Heart in the center of the photo is an example to me of how God can take the weak and make it mighty.  I bought this plant last year dirt cheap because it was nearly dead. I thought why not plant it and just see what happens.  I always wanted a Bleeding Heart so I planted it.  I was sure after about a week that it was completely dead.  I just left it  and watered  it when I watered the rest of the plants.  I told my husband last fall that it was gone.  It would not be the first time I had lost a plant.  A few weeks ago I was cleaning out the flower bed and I saw growth.  I was shocked.  Little did I imagine that it would turn into the beautiful plant you see with so many flowers. Every time I look at it I stop to thank God for the new life he brings to us each day and the hope of salvation that he has promised us.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Free Simply Go-Gurt

 The first 30 of my readers can a coupon for free Simply Go-Gurt my clicking on the link above.  If you are  not one of the lucky ones you can still get a great coupon for $1.10 off.  Later this week I will also be giving  away a great Simply Go-Gurt prize pack, so be sure to check back..

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tropicana Rewards- Deal of the Day

Tropicana Rewards has a great Deal of the Day today.  For 2 points you can get one Movie Ticket on and get another for free.  Remember this deal is good just for today.  If you have checked out Juicy Rewards you need to check them out and save you and your family some money on things you enjoy.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Time for Tea Tuesday- Tea With Friends

"A cup of tea a prayer or two,
Blessed moments shared with you"
Ellen Cuomo

This past Saturday my daughter and I spent a lovely time together with our secret sister group from church having tea and enjoying some great fellowship.   We have shared some great moments over tea.

National Parks Week April 17-25 - Free Admission to National Parks

Last week while we were visiting my sister my husband and I took a side trip one day to the birthplace and home of FDR in Hyde Park, NY.  We enjoyed the tour very much and also looking in the Presidential Library.  FDR's home and the Vanderbilt Estate which is just done the road are part of the National Park Service. 

For a week starting Saturday the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to all 392 parks. If you have a chance this is a great chance to visit one of our National Parks for free.  If you happen to be in New York you can see two  great estates that are 2 miles apart for free.

The National Park Service encourages walking and hiking for fitness during National Park Week, April 17-25. Not only can you see some great parks and landmarks but many parks also have special fitness activities taking place during this week.  Pick a park near you and go enjoy some family fun for free.

Monday, April 12, 2010

CSN Stores

We recently got new furniture for our family room and I am loving it but we have a small problem.  We  bought a sectional and in order to get the best use of the room we know have to move the TV from it's current location to the corner.  The problem is we don't have a corner unit to put our TV on so we are on the hunt for something that will work for us so that our room will be complete and we can get it just the way we want it.  Little did I know that CSN Stores has a whole site dedicated to a product like a  corner TV stand.  I have pictured the one I like the best and it may just end up in my family room.

CSN Stores  have over 200 sites for many different things you may need for your home.  If you have not checked them out you need to because I think you will be impressed with all they have to offer internet shoppers.  I will have more about CSN Stores soon as well as a giveaway to go along with it. Be sure to check back soon.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Splenda Tastebook

Several years ago when I started working on losing weight I was always  looking for recipes that would help me cut calories from my diet and thanks to Splenda I was still able to have some great treats.  Not only do I use Splenda in my tea and sugar as a replacement for sugar but I also use it for baking. I like to use both the granulated and the brown sugar blend.  They both work great for baking and most people won't know you did not use sugar.

Recently the Splenda Brand  teamed up with celebrity Mom chef, Katie Brown, to offer exciting tips on how to use Splenda in many ways, not just baking, and to provide  great new recipes for favorites such as cookies, cakes, breads, and smoothies. 

It is not the best picture but this is a pie my hubby made.  He modified the Berry Cherry pie recipe and used mulberries he had frozen last summer.  It made a wonderful pie.  There are many great recipes that you can find  in the Splenda Tastebook.  There are not only desserts but many other great recipes.  You can  choose all your favorite recipes and keep them in a recipe book online or choose your favorite recipes and have a  cookbook made of your favorites.  The tastebook would also make a great gift for someone you know that may be diabetic.

I  wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Splenda and received products necessary to facilitate my candid review. In addition, a donation was made in my name to the Meals on Wheel organization to thank me for taking the time to participate

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Recent Giveaway Winners

I have been behind in picking winners for a few of my giveaways and I do apologize.  Life has taken top seat to blogging recently but I hope to be doing a lot of catch up this week.  I have  lots of good things to share.  Anyway to the winners.

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks- #3 Patti F
Bisquick Prize Pack- #3 Julie
$10 Walmart Giftcard- #54 Hannah

Congrats to all the winners.  I have sent them all e-mails and they will have 48 hours to respond or new winners will be chosen.   All winners were chosen by using

Sunday, April 4, 2010

KinderCare Summer Camps

The warm weather we have had the last few days  has me thinking about summer and what camps the kids are going to do this summer.  I got an application for the camp my son went to last year so it is not any to early to figure out our summer plans.

I loved going to summer camp as a kid but it was always hard to be gone from home for a week so I have put my own kids in day camps.  My son has loved it, he gets to spend all day with his friends and I love that he stays active and off the couch.  He will go to scout camp this year but we are also looking for a week of day camp.

 Do you know that KinderCare Learning Centers offer summer day camp  programs?   KinderCare has partnered up with teachers to design a nationwide summer camp program to provide kids with new and interesting activities pertaining to their interests. They developed 12 unique week-long day camps with themes including:

Wild, Wild West*
Wilderness 101*Dig Ancient Egypt*You’ve Got Talent!* School-Age Only
Puppeteer Road Show* School-Age Only
Gross and Gooey Science - Starts June 21
Spectacular Sports - Starts June 28
Animal Antics - Starts July 5
Science Adventures - Starts July 12
Art Expo - Starts July 19
Kids’ Kitchen - Starts July 26
Splish, Splash!*Surfs Up!* Preschool & Pre-K Only
Everyday Heroes* Preschool and; Pre-K Only

Whatever your child interests are they can find something cool within KinderCare's Summer Camps to engage their time. The weeklong timeframe of the camps also gives Moms the flexibility to sign their kids up for as few or many sessions as they'd like.

There are approximately 1,700 centers located in 39 states and the District of Columbia so if you are looking for a great summer day camp for your child be sure to check out KinderCare Summer Camp program.

wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of KinderCare and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Olay Total Effects Body Wash $10 Walmart Giftcard Giveaway

I have used Olay products for many years and I am always impressed at how well their products work.  Ever since my grandma told me how well her pink Oil of Olay worked it has been my favorite moisturizer. I was convinced you don't need to spend a lot of money to get a great product. When I found out that Olay had come out with a deep moisterizing body wash I was very excited to try it out.  During the winter months my skin always get really dry and for the last month while using Olay Total Effects body wash I can fell that my skin has increased moisture.

Olay's most advanced body wash, Total Effects goes beyond cleansing to deeply moisturize and fight 7 signs of aging all over your body.

1. Improves elasticity
2. Relieves dryness
3. Deeply moisturizes
4. Brightens dull skin
5. Evens skin tone
6. Smoothes rough skin
7. Minimizes the appearance of dry lines

With jojoba butter and VitaNiacin, Olay Total Effects Body Wash – Deep Penetrating Moisture can help you get soft, smooth skin in one shower, improved elasticity in one week, and young-looking, radiant skin in one month. Proven effective in fighting multiple signs of aging, the exclusive VitaNiacin formula helps rejuvenate and beautify your skin while improving the condition of the skin’s moisture barrier. Also available is the Olay Total Effects Body Wash – Exfoliating and Replenish, which has micro-derm beads and VitaNiacin to help keep you looking and feeling young.

If you would like to try it for your self  visit the Walmart  free sample page   to get a sample for yourself.  Even better, thanks to MyBlogSpark I have a $10 Walmart  giftcard to giveaway from one of my readers.  To enter leave a comment telling me what you do to keep looking young.

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