Monday, January 30, 2012

Lookie What I Just Bought

This should be yummy for the kiddos

It's a microwavable s'mores maker.  The price was awesome ($7.19), and even more awesome was it was completely FREE for me!!  With my amazon gift cards thanks to Opinion Outpost, my kiddos get a special treat!  I watched the review before purchasing and it looks like a great item.

Thank you to The Dealyo for posting this great deal!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Win $25 Visa GC Giveaway ENDED!

picture courtesy of My Joy My World Blog

I just entered a giveaway to win a $25 GC  hosted by Trop50 and My Joy My World

Giveaway ends January 31st @ 12:01am.  Easy entries with rafflecopter.

Good luck to all and to me too!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Seneca Farms Oatmeal Giveaway

I found another great giveaway over at Dnbuster's Place for Seneca Oatmeal.  One winner will receive a 2 pack package of the Cranberry Apple Oatmeal, and Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal....sounds so yummy!!! 

Giveaway ends February 5, 2012 @12:01am

Enter today, I did!

**disclosure:  I gained additional entries into the above giveaway by posting

Dulce de Leche Cheerios Giveaway

Win a Cheerios Prize Pack over at DnBuster's Place.  Prize includes:

1 Box of Dulce de Leche Cheerios

1 Orange Polka Dot cereal bowl and spoon

1 Dulce de Leche scented candle
Read her review of this new cereal, and enter the giveaway, I did!!!

**disclosure: I gained additional entries into the above giveaway by posting!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Tide Coldwater Challege

I had the opportunity to try Tide Coldwater through SheSpeaks and Tide.  A year or so ago I bought a brand new HE machine.  I noticed when I received this bottle of Tide, this wasn't recommended for HE machines. I didn't feel comfortable using a non-recommended detergent in my HE machine, so off to the store I went to buy some Tide Coldwater HE to give my full honest review. 


Tide is my normal "go-to" detergent, but I usually purchase the Original Tide.  I like to clean my sheets and towels in warm water as I feel this gets them cleaner.  According to Tide, "Tide Coldwater is formulated to clean better than the next leading liquid detergent in warm".  Also by using Tide Coldwater you can save money, with a savings of up to 80% of energy in every load.  Over time that is A LOT of money to spend elsewhere! So why switch to Tide ColdWater? Well, it will save you on energy costs and works just as well as the other leading brands in warm water.   Tide Coldwater will still perform with great results even if you forgot and wash in warm water.  By using this product it sounds like you just can't lose.

My family left me with this nice pile of  clothes to help with my review (aren't they the sweetest?!)  These clothes weren't heavily soiled, they were just gently worn from a typical day.  Tide Coldwater Fresh Scent performed just to my expectations.  They came out just as clean as if I would of washed them in warm.    Now after doing these loads, only if I could of used the energy I conserved by using Tide Coldwater on myself....whew!!!

Tide Coldwater is available in two great scents:  Fresh Scent and Mountain Spring. 
To learn more visit Tide 


**disclosure: Tide and SheSpeaks provided me a full size bottle of Tide to express my opinion.  By doing so, I'm also receiving a gift card as form of compensation for my review.

Winner Of The Purex Giveaway

Congratulations to comment #102 chosen via

Holly S.Jan 23, 2012 10:59 AM
I like Purex on FB as Holly Storm-Burge

Winner has been contacted!  Congratulations Holly!! Enjoy your prize!

Land O'Lakes Egg Coupon

Visit to download a coupon for ONE package of Land O'Lakes Eggs.  Must play the EggHead Game to unlock the coupon.  Only takes a minute, and I unlocked a $0.75 off one package. 

**must be a, limited quantities available.  One coupon per member

Monday, January 23, 2012

Stumbling Silly Blog Hop 1/23

Karma Media proudly presents the Stumbling Silly Blog Hop!  The purpose of this hop is to bring traffic, comments, friendship, and discovering new blogs through Stumble Upon.

Stumbling Silly Blog Hop

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Spirit Week at Swagbucks Starting Monday

Give me a "S"
Give me a "W"
Give me a "A"
Give me a "G"
Give me a "B"
Give me a "U"
Give me a "C"
Give me a "K"
Give me a "S"

What's that spell???  SWAGBUCKS!!!!

Get your pom-poms ready, folks, because starting on Monday Swagbucks is holding Spirit Week!  Every day next week they will be celebrating a different holiday.  Each day will be filled with fun, activities, and surprises.  They'll be announcing every holiday the evening before in our Swagbucks blog.  Make sure you keep track of each day's Swag Codes, as you will need them at the end of the week in order to earn a big, juicy reward. It's the most fun you can have getting your reward points for free stuff!

If you aren't a member of swagbucks, what are you waiting for?  You can earn awesome prizes for your searches, watching SwagbucksTV, voting on polls, and participating in special offers.  

$40 Hair Cuttery Gift Card Giveaway

Go over and visit A Savings Wow Blog to enter to win a $40 GC to Hair Cuttery.  Enter today, I did!

Giveaway ends January 24th @ 12:01 EST

**disclosure:  I gained additional entries into the above giveaway by posting!

SodaStream Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit – $99.95 Value Giveaway

This is so awesome, I've entered many of these giveaways only to come up empty.  My hubby is way too much into soda, and it cost a fortune.  This little machine would save so much money I bet!!

**photo courtesy of A Savings Wow Blog

So I've scanned the web yet once again to come across another great giveaway for the SodaStream Fountain Jet Starter Kit over at A Savings Wow .

The giveaway end January 28th @ 12:01 am EST and is open to US residents 18+.  Enter today, I did!!

**disclosure:  I gained additional entries into the above giveaway by posting

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kelloggs's Krave Cereal Coupon

I haven't tried these yet, but can't wait!!! Saw them in WalMart for a great price so along with the coupon it's a great deal!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Win 1 of 4 Amazon Gift Cards Giveaway

Prizes are: 
                 1 $50 Amazon E Gift Card
                 1 $25 Amazon E Gift Card
                 2 $10 Amazon E Gift Card

Click the above icon and it'll take you right to the giveaway.  Giveaway ends 2/14/12

**disclosure:  I gained additional entries in the above giveaway by posting

Monday, January 16, 2012

Affordable Scarves Review and Giveaway

I had a great opportunity to review a beautiful "Helen Cozy" scarf from
which is soon moving over to .

I think scarves are a great fashion accessory.   Whether you are wearing it to bring an outfit together, or adding it along with your winter ensemble, scarves make a great addition. has all your scarf needs. From winter scarves, to head scarves, to shawls, you will definitely find a scarf to help organize your outfit to make it perfect! There are so many different ways you can wear a scarf. is hosting a "How To Tie A Scarf" series which contains step by step instructions, along with video to help you in the process on how to wear your scarf.  

My scarf came at the most perfect time.  We've had an unseasonably nice winter prior to Christmas, and even after.  Once the New Year came, I think old man winter decided to wake up from his slumber. I work with kids, and I'm outside most of the time on cold days.  This particular day was cold, and did my scarf come in handy.  I remember when I was at the kindergarten class waiting for everyone to get button, and zipped a little boy touched my scarf and said "it's so soft". It was perfect around my neck, not itchy only very comfy and was it warm!  I wrapped my scarf around my neck using the "loose wrap"  this is so simple to do. has graciously provided a $20 gift certificate to one of my readers to purchase a beautiful scarf for your fashion needs. Enter below using the rafflecopter form.

Betty Crocker Candle Giveaway

 photo courtesy of Frugal Living and More

Frugal Living and More is celebrating it's first anniversary.  So in honor of this, enter to win three Betty Crocker Candles in Cinnamon Bun, Apple Pie, and Strawberry Shortcake....sounds yummy enough for me to enter!!!

Giveaway ends January 21, 2012 at midnight...enter today!

**disclosure:  I've gained additional entries into the above giveaway by making this post

Stumbling Silly Blog Hop 1/16

Karma Media proudly presents the Stumbling Silly Blog Hop!  The purpose of this hop is to bring traffic, comments, friendship, and discovering new blogs through Stumble Upon.

Stumbling Silly Blog Hop

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Android Tablet Giveaway

photo courtesy of In My Bag Blog

Awesome giveaway being held over at In My Bag for a 7" Android Media Tablet so be sure to give your luck a chance and enter!

Giveaway ends 1/27/12 @ 11:59 EST and is open to US residents

**disclosure:  I've gained additional entries into the above giveaway by posting!

Ocean Spray Prize Pack Giveaway 4 WINNERS

photo courtesy of Shake The Salt Blog

Be one of four winners over at Shake The Salt receiving a prize pack consisting of SIX boxes of Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks

Giveaway is LIVE NOW and will end when 200 entries are hurry over and enter today!!!

***disclosure:  I've gained additional entries into the above giveaway by posting this

Saturday, January 14, 2012

$1.00 Off Coupon Yoplait Frozen Smoothies

Visit to download a printable *coupon for $1.00 off one package of Yoplait® Frozen Smoothies. Be sure to try the newest flavor Chocolate Banana.

*This coupon offer is not valid in the following states: including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Tennessee.

**disclosure:   I received this information and the coupon offer from Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.

Vote For Your Favorite Random 'Packs' Of Kindness

Cinnabon was able to warm the hearts of others this holiday season through its Random 'Packs' of Kindness contest and it's your turn to do the same!
Throughout the holiday season, Cinnabon asked consumers to share stories of random acts of kindness online and now it's time to vote for your favorite good deed! Between now and January 28th, vote for the most heartwarming act of kindness on the Cinnabon Facebook page and help those who did a good service win a cash prize of $2,500 as well as a $2,500 donation to the charity of their choice.

Be sure to vote and encourage friends and family to do the same on the Cinnabon Facebook page and continue to spread the warmth throughout the New Year.

**disclosure:  above information was provided by Cinnabon and General Mills through Pssst...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Choosing Whole Grain Is Easy With The White Check

Make a commitment to incorporate more whole grain into your family´s diets by starting their day with a bowl of cereal with the white check, including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios® and Total®. For more information on the importance of whole grain and a chance to enter the "Fast Lane for Whole Grain" sweepstakes

Visit to download a printable coupon for $1.75 off the purchase of any (2) cereals with the white check today!

To learn more about the importance of whole grain, be sure to tune in on "The Doctors" January 13th.  

**disclosure:  information above was provided by

Purex UltraPacks Liquid Laundry Detergent

February 2012, Purex will be introducing Purex UltraPacks.   With each pack containing 2x the concentrated liquid detergent, this helps make the chore of doing laundry even simpler. 

Each Ultrapack is pre-dosed so no more spills, mess, or heavy jugs to carry.  The ultrapack dissolves quickly, even in cold water.  And they are safe for all machines including high-efficiency.

I've been using them for about a week now, and I love how easy they are to use.  I have a front loader so they are placed right in the drum prior to adding the clothes.  Sometimes when I know the load is larger or more soiled I use two packs.  Right now, I have a big jug of laundry detergent and it's so messy from the cap leaking with each use, and then it runs all over the top of my washer.  I just love how there is no measuring with these, no mess....just simple! 

Beginning in mid February, will give you the opportunity to sample Purex Ultrapacks for yourself.  I'll let you know as the date comes near and the sampling program goes live, so stay tuned.

**disclosure:  "Purex provided a free sample of their UltraPacks luandry detergent so I could write a review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Friday The 13th Your Lucky Day At Swagbucks!

Swagbucks is making Friday the 13th a lucky day this week, as they hold a Swag Code Extravaganza, which means more opportunities to get reward points towards free stuff! It starts at 7am Eastern Time - throughout the day there will be 8 different Swag Codes, and if you can get them all, you'll have an extra 60 Swag Bucks in your account>

Monday, January 9, 2012

Purex Crystals and Jockey Review and Giveaway

Do you ever wish for a sports bra that gives you comfortable support and also keeps you cool and dry?  Would you like to keep it smelling fresh after your workout while still maintaining its features.   The Jockey Tech Terry Performance Sports Bra along with the use of Purex Crystals does just that!

The Jockey Tech Terry sports bra with moisture wicking technology keeps you dry and your body cool while working out.  Typically, you shouldn't use fabric softener on your sportswear since these contain oils which stops the moisture wicking fabrics from working.  Purex Crystals does not contain oil, and can be used on all laundry including:

  • Athletic Wear
  • Towels
  • Children's Sleepwear
  • and the list goes on!

I had the great opportunity to experience Purex Crystals Tropical Splash scent along with the Jockey Tech Terry Performance Sports Bra.  The sports bra is exactly what it claims to be comfortable!  I have had some sweaty workouts since receiving and the Purex Crystals freshened up the sports bra along with all my other laundry wonderfully.  I just used it this evening again, and walked into the laundry room and it even freshened up the air!

Purex Crystals is available in three scents:

  • Tropical Splash
  • Lavender Blossom
  • Fresh Spring Waters

You can purchase the Jockey Tech Terry Performance Sports Bra at 20% off courtesy of Purex Crystals by following this link .


Enter to win 1 bottle of Purex Crystals Tropical Splash/1 Jockey Sports Bra

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**Jockey and Purex provided free samples of their products so I could review them.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Too Much Television...

This is DAY 8 in my 366 Blog Dare on

a mom blog community

I am very busy in my home and never seem to have time to sit in front of the TV for hours.  In all honesty,  I really don't need to sit since there seems to be a TV in every room.  I have one in the kitchen, living room, bedroom, and one in each of the kids rooms which makes a total of five.  It's on for background noise, and if something catches my attention of course I'll stop what I'm doing.

When I do watch it, I'm normally drawn to all reality TV.  I love all the Housewives, Big Brother, Survivor, Biggest Loser, Dance Moms and any other mindless, drama filled show.    Right now, I'm totally addicted to The Bachelor. I know it's only been one episode since last Monday but the previews are awesome.  I love seeing the cat fights and women being down right ridiculous over a man they absolutely know nothing about.  It's just silly stuff that keeps my attention!!

photo courtesy of google images

Now for my kids, when my daughter started reciting infomercials I must say she does watch too much TV.  But my children are honor roll/principal list students in school, so TV hasn't stunted their growth at all so no I'm not worried about too much television.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Something(s) I Need Daily

This is DAY 7 in my 366 Blog Dare on

a mom blog community

I need a lot of things daily to keep myself afloat.  From water, to sweets, and of the course the wide, wide world of the internet.  The one thing that makes my day complete is the love and support from my husband and kids. 

 "The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing"

I need the sweet kisses from my son.  I need to hear the "I love you's" from my daughters.  I need the late night cuddles with my husband.  My family is the core that keeps my world together, without them I'd be lost. 

"And thank you for a house full of people I love. Amen."
- Ward Elliot Hour

SheSpeaks Peeled Snacks Program Enroll Today Plus $10 Coupon Code

I'm currently a member of and had awesome opportunities to try products for my review.  Just this week I got accepted into the Peeled Snacks program.  Peeled Snacks are an organic, gluten free dried fruit snack. 

If you like an opportunity to enroll in the program click on this link 
(*must live near a participating store that will accept the special SheSpeaks Peeled Snacks coupon) 

If you don't live near a participating store, you can purchase these snacks online and use the special online coupon code "SheSpeaks" upon checkout.  The code provided gives you $10 off your order (Expires February 28, 2012) 

For more information on the program click on this link

*Participating retailers include:
Acme Fresh Market (OH), D'Agostino's (NYC), Foodtown (NY, NJ, PA), Heinen's (OH), Ingles (NC, TN), King Kullen (NY), Marc's (OH, CT), PriceChopper (NY, PA, CT, MA, VT, NH), ShopRite (NY, NJ, PA, CT, DE, MD)

**disclosure:  I'm a member of and have been accepted to review/sample the above product. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Something Lost......

This is DAY 5 in my 366 Blog Dare on

a mom blog community

This topic took a little for me to think about but I think I got it.

I had all my children's pictures on the computer.  Of course, I never made hard copies of the pictures and never made a back up either.  One day the computer took on a nasty virus.  I immediately called tech support for help.  Through the processes of trying to save the computer, I lost all my pictures and the computer as well.  I felt a piece of me was ripped away.  I know they are only pictures, but that was 3-4 years of memories lost. I compare it to being a victim of a fire.  I felt almost the same loss they would feel, memories just gone in a blink of an eye or in my case, the stroke of a key.  This experienced taught me to either have backup, or just never ever erase the memory card!!!

Have you lost anything that was really important?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What I Shouldn't Of Bought This Holiday Season

This is DAY 4 in my 366 Blog Dare on

Everything I purchased (or shall I say Santa) for the kids this season I'm pretty much happy with.  I don't regret anything purchased, except for maybe the chocolate.   The kids asked for simple things this Christmas for example video games, books, clothes, rubiks cube, and puzzles.  I didn't buy any "impulse" purchases, or items over the top.  

Now the question should be "what should I have bought"...meaning for myself, I always forget myself.  Hubby and I didn't exchange gifts this year since we really didn't need anything and when we do we'll just go purchase it.  So here I sit waiting.........

Did you buy anything you regret? or what should you have bought?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My Bucket List For 2012 And Possibly Beyond

This is DAY 3 in my 366 Blog Dare on

a mom blog community

I've never created a "bucket list", I've always had things I wanted to do in life but never wrote them down to see or act upon them. It was "yea, that would be great to do", and then it's forgotten about.

1.  See Times Square, NYC....always wanted to do this since I don't know when and I completed this 12/23/11.  So I guess the above statement isn't all so true after all??! But love to go back to see the World Trade Center

Here's a picture from NYC

2.  Learn how to knit/crochet....I tried teaching myself, even bought the "Crocheting For Dummies" book but this didn't go very far!!

3.  Go on the honeymoon I never husband and I have been married for 16 yrs (will be 17 this March) and we never had been.  I want that tropical, romantic getaway!

4.  Pay down at least 1/2 of my debt by the end of the year.  I'm not going to even put numbers here, too embarrassing but lets just say if I get at least 1/2 paid by December 2012, I'll be extremely happy!

5.  Finish the Blog Dare COMPLETELY!  Well, the first week of the Dare was a challenge since my internet was down, so I'm playing catch up so hopefully no other obstacles come my way!

6.  Clean out the attic full of baby kids are beyond babies, but at the time couldn't bear to part with the baby things, I'm ready now! It's A LOT of stuff too so it'll take a while

This is all I can think of, it could go on forever with possibly unattainable goals.  I'd like to keep it realistic.

What is on your bucket list?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Social Media Goals for 2012

This is DAY 1 in my 366 Blog Dare on

a mom blog community

Hmmmmm, let me see..... My social media goals for 2012?  In 2010 when this blog was started, I had no idea what I was doing.  I discovered blog giveaways then, and became completely addicted and that is why I began the blog to help gain additional entries.  Since then it has grown just a little, venturing somewhat further.   I have been contacted (and that is an awesome feeling) by several companies for product reviews in exchange for a blog post.  Everyday I'm learning more and more eventually wanting to feel confident in what I'm doing so that is goal one.  As far as social media content my goal is.....


Right now I have 1,191 followers.  I would love to be at least to 2,100 by the end of 2012.  I'm already following 1,979 and really can't follow anymore until I get MY followers up. 


I haven't delved into this yet, only have a personal page.  Through some great bloggy facebook groups I belong to, I have been convinced to make one.  Once this page is up, I hope to have at least 250 likes by December 2012....that's very realistic I think!


Through the blogosphere I hear this is being phased out, but unsure if it's for blogger.  If kept, right now I have 151 followers and would LOVE to be at 300 by December 2012. 

Google +:

I'm really unsure about google +, but at the moment I have more people in my circle then they do me.  I would love to at least have the same number if not more. 


My goal for Bloggymoms is to complete the 366 day challenge....only 365 more days to go!!!! 

But I'm not going to press on the numbers to much.  I'm constantly trying to compare myself to other bloggers and wonder what am I doing so wrong and they so right.  I also feel I just not good enough to do this, but I have to learn to enjoy! Enjoy the process, and any opportunities presented to me and do my best!!!

Happy 2012 everyone, here's to a great year!

Mohawk Rug Giveaway

photo courtesy of google images

I'm all about sprucing up a room, and I believe area rugs do just that.  My computer room is in need of decorating, and I think a nice bright area rug would do the trick and what better way is to win it through a giveaway.  I love the rug that I posted above, I think that would be my choice!

One lucky reader of Mama 2 Multiples will win a Mohawk Rug (up to 5x8) of your choice valued under $400.  The giveaway ends @ 12:01am January 15, 2012, so get your entries in, I did!!!

**disclosure:  I've gained additional entries into the above giveaway by creating this blog post.