Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Friends Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Wednesday Winter Friends Blog Hop...there are rules, of course


RULES:

•To be in this hop just follow all three hosts.(We always follow back, leave a comment)
•Follow the person before you.
•Have fun. Add the linky and or button to your page to get more followers!







Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm a WINNER!

I just recently won from the Freebies and Much More Blog. I won a holiday stocking filled with an assortment of 5 different festive Hershey candy products. Hubby will be truly surprised on Christmas morning since he's got the ultimate sweet tooth. Thank you so much Freebies and Much More for hosting the giveaway!!

Centrum® and “America’s Most Amazingly Energized Woman”





Centrum® multivitamins and Molly Shannon are in search of “America’s Most Amazingly Energized Woman”. Centrum® invites you to nominate someone who lives life and loves to the fullest during the holiday season while staying healthy (you can even nominate yourself!) Go to LoveFeelingHealthy.com to nominate someone by sharing her secrets to enjoying life and love to the fullest during the holidays. Nomination submissions must be 300 words or less about how she does it all with a smile and must be submitted by no later than January 3, 2011. A panel of judges will select five (5) finalists and the public will then cast their vote for “America’s Most Amazingly Energized Woman!”


While visiting LoveFeelingHealthy.com, learn tips from Molly Shannon on how to stay healthy and energized during the holidays. Also download your own $3.00 coupon for Centrum® Women’s or Centrum® Men’s for better health during the holidays and everyday!

America's Most Amazingly Energized Woman CONTEST PRIZING

◦Grand Prize: $3,000 XPERIENCE DAYS Gift Certificate.

◦Four (4) Runner-Up Prizes: $400 XPERIENCE DAYS Gift Certificate
Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations Here.




**Disclosure: I am a member of One2One Network and this post is part of a member project where I am eligible to win prizing. I make no claims about Centrum as a product or it's effectiveness.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh Review

I was recently given the opportunity to review Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh Toothpaste. It's a natural anticavity toothpaste proven to eliminate bad breath for hours withouth the use of alcohol or artificial ingredients.


  • Provides long lasting fresh breath, naturally
  • Comes in two minty fresh flavors, Cool Peppermint and Spearmint Ice
  • Contains fluoride to help fight cavities
  • Suggested to retail around $4.19 for a 5.2oz tube
  • Available at grocery and natural food stores, pharmacies, WalMart, Target ect
  • No animal testing or animal ingredients
  • No artificial colors, flavors, fragrance or perservatives

I was given a full size sample of the Cool Peppermint. I do like the idea of it being all natural, combining botanical extracts with natural mint oils, because you aren't guessing what you are putting in your mouth. Although, Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh did leave my breath feeling fresher, my teeth didn't feel as "clean" to me as it would with my regular toothpaste. I don't know if it was the flavor, or just not being use to the natural ingredients.

For more information visit tomsofmaine.com to learn more

**Disclosure: I am a member of BzzAgent.com and I was given a full size sample of Tom's of Maine Cool Peppermint as part of a campaign for my review. The above opinion is my own and yours may differ

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hallmark Keepsakes Ornament Review

I was recently given the opportunity to receive and review a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament after commenting on this article (Product Reviewers Needed for Hallmark Holiday Recordable Ornaments & Storybooks!). Thank you Gather for choosing me.

I've been buying Keepsake ornaments since my first child was born with the Baby's First Christmas and it has grown since. Every year I get an ornament for each child for something that depicts there interest for that year. This year my 15 yr old got Jack "Pumpkin King" Skellington, my 12 yr old got a recordable cell phone since this year she got her first phone which recorded her Christmas list for this year, and my 9yr received Ryan Howard from the Phillies. So every year when we put up the tree, we have wonderful memories of years prior and say "remember when?". Hallmark is wonderful about creating memories.



This Recordable Keepsake Ornament is a must have on your Christmas tree. It has background music for you to sing along to "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". When recording you can't be too far away from the recordable area, or too close. When you are too close the words sound muffled and run together, if you are too far away you can't hear it. Plus I noticed even if you are a perfect distance (about 3"-4") you have to speak a little louder to actually be heard. It is easy to re-record if you don't like the recording. After recording and you are happy, switch the button to the "lock" position so your memories are saved forever!


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My two youngest children sang, then my oldest said the "Merry Christmas" line. I would highly recommend this as a gift for anyone, or just for yourself. Retail price for this particular product was $18.95.

Thank you Gather and Hallmark for helping me create beautiful memories!!



**Disclosure: I was given the product mentioned as part of a review, no other form of compensation was received. The opinion above is my own, and yours may differ.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The "Community" Christmas On NBC 12/9





The "Community" is a smart comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College. I had the opportunity to view a preview of the "Community" Christmas episode before it officially airs on NBC this Thursday 12/9, at 8 pm EST/ 7pm CST. The episode is titled "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas".

ABOUT THE EPISODE:



When Abed (Danny Pudi) wakes up in stop-motion animation, he takes it as a sign that he and the group must re-discover the meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) become growingly concerned about Abed's mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan (John Oliver). The group undergoes hypnosis to explore Abed's winter wonderland and soon unravel the truth behind Abed’s madness. Chevy Chase, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover, and Ken Jeong also star.



My thoughts on this show were very positive. It has originality along with humor and wonderful characters. The stop motion animation was amazingly done with great details. My favorite character was Baby Shirley. The message the episode is trying to get across is one to definitely make you think, what is your true meaning of Christmas? What is really important to you?

**Photos courtesy of One2One Network


Be sure to watch this Thursday, tomorrow, 12/9 at 8pm EST/7pm CST on NBC!!


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**Disclosure: One2One network gave me the opportunity to preview this episode prior to airing, by making this blog post I am now eligible to be entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize of Season 1 DVD of Community plus the New Sony Bloggie Touch HD Camera ($179.99 ARV) OR 10 Runner-Up Prizes: Win one of ten $50 gift cards just in time for the holidays

Sunday, December 5, 2010

iCaughtSanta.com Review and Giveaway


I had the wonderful opportunity to try out iCaughtSanta.com thanks to twittermoms, and to the CatchACharacter founder. See the photo above, its a picture of our Christmas tree from last year Santa certainly wasn't there when I took it, at least I don't remember. This website enables you to create and experience Santa Claus, in your own home photos. Creating great conversational starters to those wonderful memories for years to come, and keeps the magic alive for the little ones.

The site is so simple to use, and afforable. For just $9.99, upload your favorite photo, choose from 20 Santa poses, and then checkout. The picture can either be downloaded, emailed or printed for pick up at a store near you. Your photo can also be shared on facebook, twitter, blogger and many more sites. Not only is there Santa, but there is the Easter Bunny, Cupid, and the Tooth Fairy for many more extraordinary memory makers.

iCaughtSanta.com has been generous enough to give my reader a 25% discount off of the current price of $9.99 using the code THE-MOMMY

Giveaway

iCaughtSanta.com has graciously given me 10 codes to give to my readers to purchase there own photo with Santa caught in the act for FREE

Mandatory Entry

  1. Leave me a comment below, and follow my blog using Google Friend Connect.

Extra Entries

2. Like icaughtsanta on facebook , leave username

3. Follow catchacharacter on twitter, leave twitter name

4. Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link to your status in the comment box

Please leave your email address in the comment box so I can notify you when you win.

Giveaway ends Friday, December 10th at 11:59 EST

**Disclosure: I have been given a free coupon code to try the site out myself to help spread the word plus with my blog post I'm entered into a contest to win an Apple iPad just for writing about iCaughtSanta.com





Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sears Friends and Family Event


**photo courtesy of google images

Extra 10% - 20% almost all regular, sale and clearance items


IN STORE: Sunday December 5th 6-9pm CT


ONLINE: Saturday December 4th 8pm CT thru Monday December 6th at 6AM CT


FREE SHIPPING CODE: SANTA


SAVE an EXTRA 20% early with your ALL DAY Fashion savings pass CLICK HERE

Friday, December 3, 2010

$5 off $25 at Family Dollar

"Like" them on Facebook and print your coupon. Hurry coupons are limited, and are good until December 7th

$5 off $5 or more at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores!




$5 off $5 or more at your Hallmark Gold Crown store 12/3/10 thru 12/5/10 click here for coupon



**picture courtesy of Google images



Norah Jones - "...Featuring" - Available Now

Norah Jones' Album "Featuring" is a combination of the Grammy Award winning singers songs from the past decade, including duets with Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and some 21st Century icons. Available for purchase on Amazon.com


Go behind the scenes with exclusive video content to see Norah talk about the making of each song on the album. Norah Jones - "...Featuring" - Available Now


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*Disclosure: I wrote this for the One2One Network and have been entered into drawing of 20 winners who will each get an entire Norah Jones catalog prize package (5 albums)!