Thursday, December 31, 2009

General Mills Cereal Review

General Mills has announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

Did you know that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children´s diets.

Other cereal benefits:
- Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children´s diets.

- Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child´s diet today.

- More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.

Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

I am glad to learn that General Mills is reducing sugar in their cereals and increasing nutrients and whole grains. General Mills cereal is a staple in my household. We eat it for breakfast and I serve it to my children as a snack also.

My disclosure statement: I disclose that the information and 4 free cereal coupons were all provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. I did not receive payment for my review. I only received coupons for the products sampled.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Review And Giveaway Winners Have Been Chosen

I want to thank everyone who participated in my first review and giveaway. I enjoyed reading everyones comments and I am happy to announce the winners. I used and the results were as follows:

The winners have been contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. Thank you again to myblogspark for sponsoring this giveaway.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Review And Giveaway is now Closed

Thanks to MyBlogSpark and Yoplait I was given the opportunity to try Fiber One yogurt for free! I love yogurt. I enjoy flavored yogurts the most so I chose to try the Strawberry Fiber One yogurt from Yoplait. I enjoyed the texture and the flavor but the best part is each cup is only 50 calories and provides 20% of your daily fiber. It is also a good source of calcium and vitamins A and D, making this an all-around great choice for dieters and those watching their weight. Fiber One is available in a variety of flavors including, Strawberry, Peach, Vanilla and Key Lime Pie. Which flavor would you try first?

I have been given the permission to share a $1 off coupon with my readers. You may find it here.

The best part for you is that MyBlogSpark and Yoplait are giving me two gift packs to give to my readers. You will receive a "Healthy & Fit Weight Management" gift bag that includes a Fiber One yogurt VIP coupon (good for a free 4-pack of Fiber One yogurt), cooler pack, and other storage items for you to carry your snacks and yogurt in. It's great for work and other on-the-go activities!

This is my first giveaway and I will make the rules simple.

Mandatory entry: Please answer this question, What are your diet secrets? leave a comment
Extra Entry: Follow my blog with google friends connect and leave a comment
Extra Entry: Follow me on twitter
5 Extra Entries: Post my giveaway on your blog, leave a link in your comment

This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm eastern time on 12-23-09.

My disclosure statement: I was provided with this information, product and prize packs from Fiber One through MyBlogSpark. I did not receive payment for my review. I only received the products sampled.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Peaches' Reviews and Giveaways has giveaways!

Sodastream Review and Giveaway ends 12 07 09 Purse hanger ending 12 09 09
Romano's Macaroni Grill Dinner Kit Coupons ending 12 10 09
Rumer & Qix ending 12 12 09
Enstrom's Almond Toffee ending 12 13 09
Huephoria Hand Painted Glassware ending 12 14 09
Guy and Eva Jewelry ending 12 15 09
Scandle Candle ending 12 16 09
Bed Bouquet ending 12 17 09 ending 12 28 09

My favorite recipe using left over ham

Cheese Grits with ham is a family favorite in my home. I thought that I would share it with your family as well. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup quick-cooking grits
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup diced ham
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
2 eggs, separated
dash of Tabasco sauce

Butter a deep 1 1/2-quart casserole and preheat oven to 375°.
In a medium saucepan, bring water and to a boil; stir in grits. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in the cheese, ham, green onion, egg yolks, and Tabasco sauce.

In a bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into the grits mixture. Pour mixture into prepared casserole and bake for about 30 minutes, or until puffed up and golden brown. Serve immediately.

April Showers has giveaways!

April Showers Blog Design is having a HUGE giveaway and celebrating her OPEN waiting list that starts January 1st! April not only does blogs - but also invitations, announcements, calendars, cards, business cards, custom illustrations, and so much more! Just by pasting this paragraph on my blog I'm a winner!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Mommy-Files has many giveaways

Marie Callender's Pies Giveaway (2 Winners) - ends 11/12
"Green Dragon Codex" Book Giveaway - ends 11/12
"By the Sword" and "Upon Secrecy" Book Giveaways - ends 11/12
"123 I Can Build" Children's Book Giveaway - ends 11/12
"Snowy Sports: Ready, Set Play" Children's Book Giveaway - ends 11/12
"The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear" Children's Book Giveaway - ends 11/12
"Me and You" Children's Book Giveaway - ends 11/12
"Harry Connick Jr: Your Songs" CD Giveaway - ends 11/15
"Imagination Movers: For Those About to Hop" CD Giveaway (2 Winners) - ends 11/15
"Wizards of Waverly Place" CD Giveaway (2 Winners) - ends 11/15
"Dora's Christmas" CD Giveaway - ends 11/15
"Doodlebops: Where's Moe?" DVD Giveaway - ends 11/15
"Care Bears: Bear Buddies" DVD Giveaway - ends 11/15
16" White Pearl Necklace with White Gold - ends 11/16
"Mickey's Magical Christmas" DVD - ends 11/16
Wilton's Christmas Cookie Exchange Giveaway - ends 11/19
Bumbleride Indie Stroller Giveaway - ends 11/25

The Shopping Mama has Giveaways!

Crane Humidifier (11/4) sponsor
Nap Nanny (11/11)
Evenflo Triple Fun Activity Center (11/11) sponsor
Boppy Pillow & Infant Tee (11/11)
4moms Cleanwater Infant Tub (11/13)
Complete Air Convertible Car Seat (11/16)
Medela Freestyle Breastpump (11/18)
Sesame Street Activity Center (11/18)
Playskool Walk 'N Ride (11/18)
Jeep g-edition Umbrella Stroller (11/20)
Beaba Babycook (11/20)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mother-2-Mother blog is having a Birthday Party!

stop by Mother-2-Mother and enter their Birthday Party Giveaways!

Mother-2-Mother is having a fall Kitchen Towel Cake give away. Ends November 10!

Mother-2-Mother is having a great toy giveaway sponsored by, who carries everything from kids chairs to toys. Give away ends November 1!

Food For 5 blog has a giveaway

don't let this one pass you by! it ends today.
Progresso Panko Giveaway

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Red Sox Mom has giveaways

lots of giveaways on Red Sox Mom's blog.

Eleven Collection shoes Ends Nov. 1, 09 (US & Canada)

2 Elefun and Friends games Ends Nov. 3, 09 (US)

Morning on the Go prize pack from Fiber One Ends Nov. 5, 09 (US)

Promise to Make a Difference prize pack Ends Nov. 7, 09 (US)

Beauty products from Dove, Ponds, Vaseline and Q-Tips Ends Nov. 9, 09 (US)

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Hen's Nest giveaways

PUR Flavor Options Pitcher Giveaway ends 11/03
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Yoplait Promise to make a Difference Giveaway ends 10/28
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read about the campaign to raise awareness at

Autographed Five For Fighting Slice CD Giveaway ends 10/28
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Lemon Tree Cards $25 GC Giveaway ends 11/01
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Let's win a new "Strong as Steel" GE appliance! ends 11/11
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Serenity's Giveaways!

go and see Serenity's Giveaways at
the current giveaways are

Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Gift Pack Giveaway! (Nov. 9)
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Simple Traditions Luxurious Homemade Whipped Soap Giveaway (Nov. 2)
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My Life With 4 Kids giveaway

be sure and visit to enter their great Cheerios prize pack giveaway.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mission Mommy has giveaways too!

go to and see what Mission Mommy is giving away.
Dora Saves The Crystal Kingdom DVD ends 10/26
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Kidorable Umbrella: Winner's Choice! ends 10/27
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We Take The Cake Giant Cupcakes ends 10/28
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Pink Together Inspiring Hope Gift Set ends 10/30
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be sure to stop by Cat's blog at and enter the following giveaways. good luck!

Hoover Cordless Stick Vac Giveaway from
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Savings Made Simple $100 Giveaway
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Plush Lubies Giveaway from
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Forgive “Mom Shaper” Review & Giveaway from
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A Nut in a Nut Shell is hosting a great giveaway!

A Nut in a Nut Shell is hosting a great giveaway! Check out for your favorite brands like Hamilton Beach, Emile Henry, Rachael Ray Cookware and more! Giveaway ends 10/26

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

More Giveaways at A Happy Hippy Mom

there are several great giveaways going on right now at
be sure to enter these if you have a chance.
one reader will win a $30 virtual gift certificate to
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another reader will win a 24 x 36″ Vinyl Banner with heavy metal grommets from
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enter this giveaway for the chance to win 250 customized stickers would like to give one lucky A Happy Hippy Mom reader a Hugg-A-Planet Earth
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A Happy Hippy Mom and BlogSpark giveaway

MyBlogSpark is generously giving one A Happy Hippy Mom reader a cool Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters “Snack Pack” prize pack.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

spooktacular soiree is still going on

two of my favorite blogs have teamed together for a spooktacular soiree!
be sure and stop by and for their great halloween giveaways.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

playground for parents blog is hosting several giveaways

hop on over to and enjoy the giveaways that they have over there. good luck!

One lucky reader will win their very own shirt of choice!
One very lucky reader will win a Zhu Zhu Pet and the fun slide/ramp!
Lady Fortunes is offering one very lucky reader a special sweet treat! Win a Giant White Chocolate Heart Sprinkles Fortune Cookie with a Sweetheart Message inside!
One very lucky reader has a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Karen's Cookies!
One VERY lucky reader will win a $25 gift card to Beau-Coup!
One very lucky reader will win a $50 gift certificate to use on the site of your choice!
A lucky reader will win their own Original Variety Sampler pack from Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels!

Sunday, October 4, 2009 is hosting many great giveaways

be sure to stop by and visit
they have many great giveaways over there.

enter to win a $20 Wendy's gc
enter to win “Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom” DVD Review & Giveaway
enter to win Anytime Costumes Halloween Giveaway
enter to win “Charlie and Lola Volume 9: What Can I Wear for Halloween” DVD Giveaway
enter to win Fisher-Price Happy Days & Nights Diapers Giveaway
enter to win Halloween Express Costume Giveaway
enter to win PF Changs gc is hosting a Tailgating with Fritos Giveaway

One super lucky blog reader will win a Frito Lay Tailgating Kit valued at $50 including: better-for-you Frito Lay products, a $25 gift card to purchase you extra ingredients and a football themed dish to serve your tailgating guests with.
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Monday, September 28, 2009 is hosting a Wubbzy Goes Boo Giveaway

One (1) blog reader will be a Grand Prize winner and receive:
A Wow Wow Wubbzy DVD Prize Pack (4 titles including Wubbzy Goes Boo)
Three (3) First Prize winners will receive:
Copy of Wubbzy Goes Boo on DVD!
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Read about Wubbzy online here: is hosting a Sam's Club shopping trip giveaway

One (1) lucky blog reader will receive a $100 Sam’s Club Gift Card to purchase a membership or just go shopping!
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Sunday, September 27, 2009 is hosting a Casio Exilim Camera Giveaway

One (1) lucky blog reader will win a Casio Exilim EX-S12 in Silver.
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Read about casio here: is hosting a Flor rug giveaway

One lucky blog reader will win a 5 x 7 (12 tiles) Flor rug of choice (excluding Coir and Shaggy Sheep)
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Read about Flor rugs here: is hosting a Scott Naturals Green Giveaway

One lucky blog reader will win a Green gift bag which includes a reusable tote filled with SCOTT Naturals™ product, a reusable water bottle, green light bulbs, and cleaning products from Clorox Green Works.
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Read about Scott Natural products here: is hosting a Macy’s Come Together Giveaway

One lucky blog reader can join in for Shop for a Cause day and win a $20 gift card to Macy’s . Enter here:
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Monday, February 23, 2009

trying new products

hi guys! i love to try and test new products! i will be using this blog to tell you about my thoughts and ideas on new products that i try. i look forward to sharing these items with all of you.