Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Have you been looking for a new and stylish storage solution for your home? If so, you are in luck! Packaways are the new storage boxes that ship and store in the flattened position. Packaways are easy to use. When you would like to use your Packaway you simply press on opposite corners of the box and the bottom folds and locks into place automatically. There is no glue or tape needed to keep your box sturdy and secure. The bottom and top panels of the box are cut, fit and lock so that they become the solid top or bottom of your box. When you are not using your Packaway storage box, you may press on the bottom of the box and it will fold back down flat. This makes it easy to store your Packaway until the next time it is needed.
Packaway reusable plastic storage boxes are great for homes, apartments or even offices where space is limited. I can see us using Packaways for many different occasions. They are great for moving, organizing the closets, sorting out winter or summer clothes, adding storage to a garage or basement, they would even be great for holding seasonal items.
I love that Packaways come with 2 wipe away panels that allow you to post the contents on the side of the box. If you use China Dry Erase Markers when writing the contents on the placecard, you can wipe away the previous contents and remark the box for each use. This is a great way to easily label the contents of your box. I also like that Packaways come in fun and kid friendly colors. I have received a hot pink 21 gallon Packaway for use in my daughter's room and I also received a neon green 12 gallon Packaway for use in my son's room. Packaways are made in the U.S.A. and they are made of durable corrugated plastic. This makes the boxes great for long term use. The boxes will not deteriorate if they get wet.
Please go to www.packaways.com for more information on these great products. Packaways is also on facebook.
Disclosure: I have received a free product to sample from Packaways through tomoson. All opinions are my own. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Monday, August 27, 2012
I love that Buy Hair offers me an affordable way to change my look. Whether I want a temporary or permanent look, I can find it at Buy Hair. This site will allow me to purchase the tools that I need for both my professional and night life look.
Buy Hair is easy to shop at online. By creating an account with BuyHair.co.uk you will be able to shop faster and be kept up to date on your orders status. You can also keep track of the orders you have previously made and that makes it easy to remember what color and styles you have already ordered with them. I also like that Buy Hair has an extensive list of hair colors and you may choose from for both Pro Hair Fibre or Real Hair.
Perhaps you have been wanting to create a celebrity look for yourself. If so, then Buy Hair has exactly what you need. They have celebrity clip in hair in several shades and styles. You are sure to find one that suits you!
Buy Hair even has a large selection of hair extension care products. These products ensure that your hair looks fabulous no matter how long you've had your hair extensions in. Their own Brand of Hair Extension Conditioner helps nourish your hair while restoring your extensions and hair back to its natural balance.
The Hair Extension Conditioner is enriched with Fruit Oil Extracts of Apple and Mango, Crushed Pearls and Natural Proteins. These ingredients help detangle and smooth your hair down and makes it easier to brush and manage. The end result is soft and shiny hair! Their brand of Hair Extension Shampoo is gentle as it moisturizes and cleans your hair. It is enriched with Fruit Oil Extracts of Apple and Mango, Crushed Pearls and Natural Proteins. This specifically formulated shampoo will help your hair stay healthy and your extensions will look naturally shiny and soft.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012
As a mom, I completely understand how stressful and expensive back to school time for the kiddos can be. There are new shoes, backpacks, lunch boxes and clothes to buy. Plus the kids will also need a new hair cut and school supplies. I am like you and I always try to save money and cut corners as much as possible. This is why I am happy to share the Regis Family of Brands’ “Haircut Coupon-a-thon" with you.
Right now you may print a coupon so that your next haircuts are $7.99 or $9.99 depending on the market in which you live in. These coupons are valid for an adult or a kid's haircut and it is valid through September the 30th, 2012. You simply enter your zip code and select your salon to get your coupon. I love that this is an offer that the whole family can take part in. Regardless of age, anyone can get a fresh new look for back to school or Fall.
There are fifteen salon brands and over 4,500 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico who are participating in this huge savings event. These salons are full service salons that also offer additional services such as highlights, perms, waxing and color. I love that these salons have a no-appointment-needed policy. This means that we can walk in whenever it’s convenient for us.
Remember: To get your coupon, please visit the Beauty Bargains blog, then select your favorite salon brand. This is a printable coupon and you may share this link with your friends and family also. If you should have problems with printing your coupon and receive the “Trouble printing coupon? error message, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the salon brand you would like to visit and they will send you a coupon.
Disclosure: I was compensated for writing this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and the Regis Family of Brands blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. Disclosure URL: http://beautybargains.tumblr.com/
Saturday, August 25, 2012
One of my main jobs as a mom is to keep my children happy and healthy. One of the ways that I do this is by teaching them to wash their hands with soap and water every time they use the restroom and before and after they eat. When soap and water aren't available, I have taught them to reach for Purell Hand Sanitizer. PURELL Advanced hand sanitizer is the original and best-selling national brand of instant hand sanitizer. It is used and preferred by more leading healthcare professions and I trust that it will work to help keep my children free from unwanted germs. I like that Purell is easy to use and it comes in convenient carrying sizes.
Another way that I try to keep my children happy and healthy is to teach them good habits that will last them a life time. We make sure to have our daily multi vitamins along with a balanced breakfast. At lunch and dinner we enjoy two veggies, a lean protein, a small starch, and a fruit along with milk to drink. If we happen to catch a cold or allergies, we treat the symptoms early on and always use a tissue to wipe our nose. This is also a great time to carry Purell in your purse, car and kids back pack. You never know when you might need to cleanse your hands in a hurry. I like to stop the spread of germs before it happens, both at home and away.
Our family thrives on a daily routine. I feel that if my children know what to expect from them day, then they will respond to it much more positively. Our routine is based on a normal bed time, wake up time and set meal times as well as homework time and down time. I know that I need a down time and I feel that it is good for the whole family as well. I also find that my kids are happier when they are healthy and feel good. A good nights rest helps to ensure that my children are recharged for what the next day may bring. Daily exercise is a great way to spend a few calories, build muscles and to break the boredom of a long day.
One more tip that I have is to send Purell back to school with your kids. It is great to have in their desk, locker or back pack and the teacher's would enjoy a bottle too! How do you keep your kids happy and healthy? I would love any tips that you may have.
Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and PURELL® Hand Sanitizer blogging program, to earn My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.
I have been wanting to try the Knot Genie because it promises to magically get rid of knots in your kids hair. This would be a huge blessing and great beauty tool to have since my 8 year old daughter has long blonde hair and is semi tender headed. There are many mornings that we wake up and wish we had a Knot Genie to untangle her long locks of hair.
If you have been wanting to try the Knot Genie Or Teeny Genie, here is your chance. You may save $4 off by going here. Then enter coupon code USFAMILY at the checkout to save $4 on each brush you buy. This offer expires on 06/20/2013 so be sure to pass it on to your friends and family also.
Be sure and stop by the Knot Genie Detangling Brush facebook page to enter their Back to School Morning Meltdown Contest and you could win $500. Good Luck!
Disclosure: I have received this coupon offer from the US Family Guide bloggers group and I may receive a free product for sharing this information with you. All opinions are my own.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Best kept secrets offers long burning scented candle tins that burn for an average of 50 hours. Each candle tin is 3" tall and 3" in diameter and they are made with the highest quality wax and finest of fragrance. Whether you prefer fruity, spicy, or floral scents, best kept secrets has the flavor for you.
If you are more of a reed diffuser user then best kept secrets may be for you also. Their Rattan Reed Diffusers come in a 100 ml bottle and they are available in these eight fragrances: classic cotton, citrus sorbet, daisy bouquet, fresh lavender, hot cinnamon, lemongrass, tuscan sweet and gold, frankincense, and myrrh. I love that the Reed diffusers can last up to six months. To me, that means that my money is well spent because I only have to replace my diffusers twice a year.
Whether you are looking for Christmas Candles, Glass Candles, Rattan Reed Diffusers, or Special Occasion Candles, best kept secrets may be for you. One of their wide array of fragrances will surely appeal to you. You have choice of fifty or more fragrances and they are all skilfully blended to delight your senses.
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I am a member of myblogspark and they have teamed up with Crayola for this fun giveaway opportunity. I have received a Crayola Back-to-School gift pack that contains: Crayola Bright Fabric Markers, Crystal Effects Window Markers, Crayola Window Mega Markers, Wild Notes Index Cards, Wild Notes Sticky Notes, Wild Notes 1 Subject Notebook, and a Dual-Sided Dry-Erase Board. One of my readers who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below will receive a Crayola gift pack similar to mine, minus the Dual-Sided Dry-Erase Board.
This review came at a perfect time for my family. Both of my children are in school and they both have Crayola items on their back to school supply list. My son is in need of map colors and notebooks while my daughter is younger and needs markers, map colors, crayons and notebooks. It was fun going through the Crayola items and seeing which child needed what.
Hands down, my daughter absolutely loves the Dual-Sided Dry-Erase Board. It comes with 8 Crayola Washable Dry Erase Crayons and it is fun to use. We used this board to practice her cursive writing and we also practiced the cursive alphabet with the Wild Notes 1 Subject Notebook. I think that these fun new Crayola products will help keep children entertained and show them that learning can actually be fun! We are going to use the Wild Notes Sticky notes and Index Cards at home to practice spelling on also. I think that my daughter will be encouraged to do her spelling because she can see the paper change colors as she writes. I am hoping that she enjoys writing on this paper so that the work will be fun for her and less like a chore.
I will be using the Crayola Bright Fabric Markers to write my children's names on their lunch boxes and backpacks as well as on their jackets that they take to school. I like that Crayola has made it easier to personalize items that we use everyday.
Both of my children are in sports and we often travel to other towns for games. It will be fun to use the Crystal Effects Window Markers and Crayola Window Mega Markers to decorate our car windows on game days. Sometimes it's hard to get up early for games on the weekend but I know that the promise of getting to decorate the car windows would motivate my kids to get up and get going.
For more information on Crayola, you may find them on twitter and on facebook.
Giveaway Time: One of my readers who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below will win a Crayola Back-to-School gift pack that contains: Crayola Bright Fabric Markers, Crystal Effects Window Markers, Crayola Window Mega Markers, Wild Notes Index Cards, Wild Notes Sticky Notes, and Wild Notes 1 Subject Notebook. Good Luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: The information, products and additional Crayola Back-to-School gift pack was provided by Crayola® through MyBlogSpark.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
I am a mom of two school aged children and I know that bathroom etiquette doesn't come naturally for most children. I have found that if we add a little bit of humor to our potty business then it is not taboo and we can openly talk about our cleanliness habits. While my children are ages 13 and 8, I still catch myself saying "did you wipe, flush the toilet, and wash your hands?" after they potty. Normally I see that my son's hands are still wet when he comes out of the bathroom because I haven't added "dry your hands" to their list of "did yous" yet. I am only hoping that that is water on his hand (just kidding).
I am happy to share Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Toilet Paper and Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes with you. By first using the Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Toilet Paper and then using the Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes second you can make sure that you are doubly clean. This dual cleaning process is exciting but it doesn't have a name yet. What do you think this personal cleaning process should be called? You can submit your name ideas to Cottonelle on their brand’s facebook page for a chance to win awesome prizes.
If you are more of a twitter person then there are special contest for you too! You can participate by following @Cottonelle on Twitter for exclusive opportunities to win #NameIt prizes. Be sure to check out the Book of Names on Cottonelle.com to see what others have named their routine and get fun bathroom trivia while you are there. For more information you may find Cottonelle on twitter and on facebook.
All of this cleaning talk has motivated me to spruce up my home. I am making a mental to do list as we speak. First, I need to go through my children's closets and drawers so that we can weed out and donate items that no longer fit. This will feel good and give us the much needed space for our new items. I also need to change out our linens and bedspreads so that we can feel nice and fresh for the upcoming back to school week. While I am at it, I might as well tidy up the bathroom and replace all of our tooth brushes and combs. This will be a great time to add the Cottonelle products to our bathroom routine!
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Have you been looking for a fun, new breakfast for your family? If so, the New Betty Crocker® Cereal Muffin Mixes may be for you. These new muffin mixes are inspired by the Big G cereal favorites and come in Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, and Reese’s Puffs flavors. I like that each box of muffins mix make a suggested serving of 12 muffins and it only takes 13-18 minutes to bake them. Plus they come in a variety of flavors that my whole family can agree on and this makes me happy!
My kids were so excited when I showed them these new muffin mixes. The muffins are in some of their most asked for cereal flavors and they will be more than willing to enjoy these muffins for breakfast before school or for after school snack. I like that these new Betty Crocker muffins are a way to encourage my children to eat something when they may not want anything before school. If I pair these muffins up with a glass of cold milk they will be set until lunch time.
If you would like to try the New Betty Crocker Cereal Muffins Mix, I have a coupon for you. You will be able to SAVE 80¢ when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ Muffin Mix, Cocoa Puffs™ Muffin Mix, OR Reese’s Puffs™ Muffin Mix with this printable coupon. You may find Betty Crocker on their website, facebook, or on twitter.
Giveaway Time: One of my readers who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below will win a prize pack that contains: a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal muffins mix, a box of Cocoa Puffs cereal muffins mix, a box of Reese’s Puffs cereal muffins mix, an apron, a tumbler, a Betty Crocker spoon and a therm O snack.
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Mott´s products are now available in yummy fruit flavored snacks. These are available in assorted fruit and berry varieties and come in individual serving packages that will make them great for on the go snacks or for a lunch box treat. Mott´s Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks are a great blend of good taste and quality ingredients.
I like Mott´s Fruit Flavored Snacks because they are made with real fruit & vegetable juice* and natural colors+ and flavors. Plus they are available with year round Double Box Tops!
If you would like to save money on your next purchase of Mott´s Fruit Flavored Snacks, you can visit http://bit.ly/MottsCoupon to download a printable coupon for $0.60 off the purchase of (1) Mott´s® Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks.
Disclosure: I have received this information and the coupon offer from Mott´s® through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.
I am a member of the Wholly Guacamole Guac Squad and they have asked me to share some great news with you!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
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Are you looking for a new cell phone plan that is affordable? If so, then Boost Mobile may be for you. The 4G Unlimited plan at Boost Mobile allows for shrinking cell phone payments with their pre-paid wireless plans. They have multiple payment options to choose from such as a monthly plan or a daily use plan. Both of these plans include unlimited talk, text, long distance charges, no roaming fees, no overage charges and they offer low international rates. You even have mobile hotspot capability with Boost Mobile and best of all, is there are no contacts or credit checks.
The 4G technology is now available at Boost Mobile and they offer great handsets such as the HTC Evo Design 4G. You can take advantage of faster data speeds on the Sprint 4G (WiMAX) network that is available in 71 markets and they they even have a loyalty program for their customers!
Boost Mobile 4G offers faster data speeds plus the ability to do several different things at once. You are able to download email and send videos without having to sacrifice your network speed or quality. With 4G technology you can get faster data speeds and that should help you to spend your time online more productively. The best part is that Boost Mobile is affordable. You can reduce your monthly cell phone payments to $40 a month as long as you continue to pay it on time. For me that is a win win!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me for Boost Mobile through socialspark. All opinions are my own.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I am a member of Tomoson and they have teamed up with Steps4Kids for this fun review opportunity.
We live in Texas and it is routinely over 100 degrees here daily during the summer. There are many days that we must stay indoors and it's hard to keep the children entertained on those days, so I have been looking for some fun, summer time activities to help occupy those long days. I thought that the Steps4Kids to draw dvd would be both fun and educational for them.
In July 2012 Steps4Kids released their Steps4Kids to Draw DVD. This dvd has approximately 90 minutes of video modeling that will help beginning artist learn how to draw shapes, animals, people and things. For young children who are learning to draw shapes, the "Shapes" section of the dvd shows them how to draw circles, squares, diamonds ,triangles, cubes, hearts, and even stars. I like that each shape uses colored graphics so that young children can learn to identify the shapes as well as learn how to draw them.
For more advanced artists, the Steps4Kids drawing DVD shows you how to draw farm, house and zoo animals. My daughters favorite section was the "People" track. Here you are shown how to draw faces, and "profiles" as well as clothing. To help keep children's interest, the "Things" section of the dvd shows you how to draw a bike, flowers, car, and much more.
The Steps4Kids to Draw DVD just earned "DVD of the Year" from Creative Child Magazine! I am also happy to share an exclusive 30% discount for you to use. The code is blogn30 and it is good until the end of August. (Min. $10 purchase required). To find out more, you may find Steps4Kids on facebook or on their website.
Disclosure: I have received a sample dvd so that I may provide an honest review of this product. All opinions are my own.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Are you looking for creative ways to get your children excited about going back to school? If so, then this post may be for you.
AstroBrights Papers are fun to use and come in 23 bright, attention getting colors. AstroBrights Papers are great for using in the office, making flyers or childrens crafts. AstroBrights Paper is all about getting creative and being noticed.
While I haven't tried AstroBrights Paper yet, I am sure that my daughter would enjoy using them. My daughter loves to craft and make her own greeting cards. I know that she would love the bright, bold colors that AstroBrights Paper has to offer. She would be able to design her own birthday cards for her friends, greetings to her new teacher, Valentine's cards for her classmates and even Christmas cards for her family. I can see my daughter having hours of fun with AstroBrights and that fun would last all year long. Each season would give her a chance to create with AstroBrights Paper.
Be sure to check out the "Give a Brighter Year" sweepstakes that AstroBrights is sponsoring. By entering this sweepstakes, you can support your local elementary school. You can even win a cash prize and school supplies valued at $30,000 for the school of your choice.
For more information on Astrobrights see Astrobrights on Facebook. While you are on facebook, be sure to enter the "Make Something Astrobright" design challenges on the AstroBrights Facebook page. You can't win if you don't enter! Good luck!
Disclosure; I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with AstroBrights for this sponsored blogging opportunity. All opinions are my own.
Friday, August 10, 2012
ew Chocolate Chip Cookie flavored Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies may be for you! They combine the yummy dessert flavors of both chocolate chip cookie and brownies to create this delicious treat. I like that the Fiber One Brownies are moist and chewy and they are perfectly portioned in 90-calorie snack pack. This way I can have my brownie and stay on my calorie budget at the same time. Plus I am getting the fiber that I need!
These delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie flavored brownies feature semisweet chocolate chips in a cookie-batter brownie and they are topped off with a dark chocolaty flavored drizzle. The best part is that each serving provides me with 5 grams of the Daily Value of fiber that I need!
For more information on the Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies check out their website or you may find them on facebook.
Giveaway time: One of my readers who enters through the rafflecopter form below will win a gift pack that contains: 1 box of Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies in the Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor and a survival kit that includes a brain stress ball, water bottle, ear tube buds, office turf and a mini tote bag. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
It's back to school time and for me that means shopping, shopping and more shopping! At the top of my children's back to school list is new shoes. This is why I am happy to share the Famous Footwear Back-to-School BOGO promotion with you.
Famous Footwear has great brands and even greater prices. Not only will you find hundreds of brand name shoes in many styles, but you should find that they are priced right too. Right now you can take advantage of the BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon and save on shoes for your whole family. This coupon is for 15% off and buy one, get one half off. If you are a current or new rewards member then your coupon will be for 20% off and BOGO.
The Famous Footwear Rewards program is FREE to join and you can earn 1 point for every $1 you spend in-store or online. Your points accumulate over time and you can redeem them for up to $100 in certificates per year. You even get a special discount offer just for signing up!
If you happen to find a shoe that you love while you are shopping in the store and they don't have your size in stock, Famous Footwear will get it for you through home delivery or on www.famous.com. Customers can also order shoes online at www.famous.com and have them shipped to your favorite store for pick-up at no additional charge.
I love Famous Footwear because it is affordabe. My husband loves it because it is a quick shop and my kids love Famous Footwear because they have shoes that are in style. All in all we can make our whole families feet happy and stay on budget at Famous Footwear and that is a win in my book!
Disclosure: I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with Famous Footwear for this sponsored blogging opportunity. All opinions are my own.
Friday, August 3, 2012
I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with Boost Mobile for this fun blogging opportunity.
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Are you looking for a new cell phone that is awesome and affordable? If so, then Boost Mobile may be for you. I have been sent the HTC Evo Design 4G to try out and I must say that I am in awe! Up until now I have been using a plain, non-smart cell phone and I am now enjoying the features of the HTC Evo Design 4G phone.
I love that the 4G Unlimited allows for shrinking cell phone payments with their pre-paid wireless plans. They have several options to choose from such as a monthly plan or a daily plan. Both of these plans include unlimited talk, text, long distance charges, no roaming fees, no overage charges and they offer low international rates. You even have mobile hotspot capability with Boost Mobile and best of all, is there are no contacts or credit checks. Plus they even have a loyalty program for their customers.
Boost Mobile 4G offers faster data speeds plus the ability to do several different things at once. I was able to download my email and send videos without having to sacrifice my network speed or quality. With 4G I can get faster data speeds and that helps me to spend my time online more productively. The best part is that Boost Mobile is affordable. I can reduce my monthly payments to $40 a month as long as I continue to pay it on time. For me that is a necessity.