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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

!Hola! Need Money for My Trip to Patagonia

It's time to get serious about saving money for my trip to Chile. (204 days from today)

First up is a $50 AMEX card from Robyns Online World. It's her Cinco de Mayo festival: One lucky reader will win a Pepto Party Pack with everything you need for the perfect at-home (or at-work) gathering including music, decorations, piñata and filler, serveware, a $50 AMEX gift card for food, and of course, Pepto! ends 5/9

The Funky Monkey is giving away six $150 Master Cards. ends 5/16

A Nut in a Nutshell says: Win a Western Union $50 Visa Gift Card! – 2 winners! ends 5/12

6 Daily Blessings is giving away the choice of $50 Amazon Cert or $50 PayPal. Decisions, decisions....ends 5/15

rockinmama is giving away a McCormick spice pack with a $25 Visa card. ends 5/5

Our Kid's Mom has a Cinco de Mayo festival: One lucky reader will win a Pepto Party Pack with everything you need for the perfect at-home (or at-work) gathering including music, decorations, piñata and filler, serveware, a $50 AMEX gift card for food, and of course, Pepto! ends 5/2

Familylicious Reviews and Giveaways has a Cinco de Mayo festival: One lucky reader will win a Pepto Party Pack with everything you need for the perfect at-home (or at-work) gathering including music, decorations, piñata and filler, serveware, a $50 AMEX gift card for food, and of course, Pepto! ends 5/1

One Mommy's Memorandum Reader will WIN a Pepto Bismol Cinco de Mayo Party Pack It's everything you need for a perfect Cinco de Mayo! ends 4/30

Sugar Pop Ribbons is also offering the Pepto Pack. ends 4/29

Next up is a $50 AMEX card from Mommy PR. It's her Cinco de Mayo festival: One lucky reader will win a Pepto Party Pack with everything you need for the perfect at-home (or at-work) gathering including music, decorations, piñata and filler, serveware, a $50 AMEX gift card for food, and of course, Pepto! ends 4/29

Next up is a $50 AMEX card from My Organized Chaos. It's her Cinco de Mayo festival: One lucky reader will win a Pepto Party Pack with everything you need for the perfect at-home (or at-work) gathering including music, decorations, piñata and filler, serveware, a $50 AMEX gift card for food, and of course, Pepto! ends 4/28

Next up is a $50 AMEX card from Fun Saving Money. It's her Cinco de Mayo festival: One lucky reader will win a Pepto Party Pack with everything you need for the perfect at-home (or at-work) gathering including music, decorations, piñata and filler, serveware, a $50 AMEX gift card for food, and of course, Pepto! ends 4/28

Laughing Lindsey
is giving away the same package. ends 4/29

I'll party with the stuff and put the $50 in my trip account.

Win Apothica Gift certificate

Several blogs are giving away $50 Gift Certificates to Apothica.

One item that caught my eye is the Dr.Hauschka Birch-Arnica Body Oil. I think it will help with my aches & pains.

Tammy's Two Cents says: I was in need of some makeup so did some shopping. I looked at several lines before deciding on Laura Geller. ends 5/4

Glamour Girl Reviews says: Voluspa Ceramica Alta Maison Candle comes in a very pretty ceramic candle holder and it is supposed to smell like Macaron cookies, yum! ends 4/30

Me and Bella say: One company Apothica sells is Too Faced, which has always been a favorite of mine.

Cherry Blossom Design says: Mama Mio saw me through my second pregnancy and helped me keep stretch marks at bay and my skin feeling supple and looking refreshed! ends 4/28

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Win $100 Amazon GC: Seatles Best & BlogHer Part 2

12 Bloggers were asked "What Level are you?" and tried each of the 5 varieties. They are also giving away $100 Amazon gift cards! Read the posts below and find out what each blogger learned about the Seattle’s Best Level system and enter for your chances to win. ends 4/30

Update 4/18 ~ Our bloggers have tasted all the Levels. Read the reviews and enter for more chances to win!

Angelia of Eclectic Recipes said ~ "I was also very impressed that Seattle’s Best was able to match my real personality to my coffee personality. It was so much fun."

"I am a Level One all the way, baby!"~ Said Michelle of Burgh Baby.

"Level 5 was the definite favorite." ~ Said Alison of Gimmie Some Oven.

Kristen of Newlyweds Next Door said ~ "I am a little surprised I liked the more medium blends better, because I think of myself as a “strong coffee drinker” but I guess I like my coffee somewhere in the middle so I can drink it black and drink a lot of it!"

Busy Mom said ~ "I'm a Level 4. I thought I was going to be a Level 5 for sure, but I preferred this one, it tasted a little smoother to me."

Janet of Slice of Pink is a level 3. Read what it means about her personality!

"Here’s the big reveal: I AM A LEVEL TWO!" ~ Said Jodi of Pistols and Popcorn.

"Level Five is the level that best suits Bossy’s overall coffee need, which Bossy can describe as emphatic." Said I am Bossy.

See what coffee lover BooMama thought of all 5 Levels.

Suburban Turmoil said ~ Level Four is for those of us who like our coffee strong, but not scathing. According to Seattle's Best Coffee, Level Four also has a "lingering body" and a "chocolatey, nutty aroma." Mmmmmm."

"After trying them all, I have to stick to my original idea that I am Level 1 or Level 2" ~ Said Rhoda of Southern Hospitality.

Our Life In The Kitchen said ~ "Each of the levels was a big hit with someone."

Win $100 from Dicks Sporting Goods & BlogHer

Win a $100 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods. ends 4/30

Cheaper Than Therapy Reviews/BlogHer - Bleachers Phase 1 Sweepstakes

whatever.../BlogHer - Bleachers Phase 1 Sweepstakes

My Little Life: Reviews and Giveaways/BlogHer - Bleachers Phase 1 Sweepstakes

Sunday Baker Reviews and Giveaways/BlogHer - Bleachers Phase 1 Sweepstakes

Melandboys/BlogHer - Bleachers Phase 1 Sweepstakes

Our Front Door/BlogHer - Bleachers Phase 1 Sweepstakes

Busy Mom/BlogHer - Bleachers Phase 1 Sweepstakes

Points of Review
/BlogHer - Bleachers Phase 1 Sweepstakes

Piece of Cake Reviews/BlogHer - Bleachers Phase 1 Sweepstakes

Product Reviews by Leah/BlogHer - Bleachers Phase 1 Sweepstakes

Win a $100 Visa from Pro Plan & BlogHer

Along with BlogPaws, an online community for pet bloggers, BlogHer asked reviewers and their dogs to try Pro Plan®Selects®. See what they had to say and enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card on each blog! ends 5/4

Fresalina Our pets are everything to us. They are the ones waiting at home for me late at night after a long day in the kitchen. They usually wait for me in the kitchen and as soon as they hear me they start wiggling their tails left and right. This is the part when I give them a treat or two or three because I just love them.

What is Angela Doing? If you didn’t already know, I love my dogs. Most of the people who know me in real life think this is funny because I never liked dogs. I never understand the relationship that people had with their dogs, until I got a dog…and I got another one. Master and Tinkerbelle are very important in my life and I want to make sure they are taken care of properly. Click to read more.

Total Momsense Back in the fall Coach and I noticed that Mack was getting a little thick in the middle. Both dogs put on a little weight when the weather cools off a bit, but Mack was pushing maximum density.

Honeysuckle Chic Meet Coco, my family dog. She has been a member of my family for almost five years and I must say she has made herself quite welcome. I adore this little Pomeranian who has the personality of a true girlie-girl: something which is quite evident as she literally prances down the sidewalks of Manhattan during her multiple “bathroom break” walks each day.

Stuff I Think About When Daisy and Rudy came into my life, I knew I would always feed them the highest quality dog food that I could. I’d like to think it’s made a big difference in their health and well-being. I know a woman who adopted one of Daisy’s sisters, and sheoften tells me she can’t believe how soft Daisy is and how shiny her coat is. I firmly believe this is because of the high quality food Daisy eats.

Twice Blessed Many people don't understand how an animal can be loved so much, or how an animal can be treated as an equal part of the household. My husband used to be one of those people... until he fell in love with Connor. Connor became his best buddy, the one who ran to him as soon as he walked in the door, jumping and squealing with the kind of excitement only a dog can exude.

BorderSmith I am passionate about the performance that I get from my dogs. As a result, what goes into them has become more important than what I get out of them. These things are tightly bound, and out of necessity I have learned much about nutrition over the years.

FooleryLand Bringing two beagles into our family in February has been a constant learning experience. Where do they sleep? With us. How many walks do they get? Two long walks a day plus as much yard time as they will put up with. What do we need to lock up?Laundry, unless I don't mind finding my underwear in the living room or on the patio, and I do mind.

Sushi and Pizza Well, somewhere along the line, I became totally enamored of this sweet puppy. I’m so glad we have her. I often look at her and exclaim, “You are so cute! I’m so glad we brought you home!” Yes, I talk to her. Did I ask you? I’m Portuguese. I say things with passion and I’ve been known to show love with food.

Shoot Me Now Now I am the proud owner of a two-year-old deaf Dalmatian who is a joy, a challenge and a constant lesson in love, acceptance and patience. No longer do I say, “No” to a dog just short of jumping on the counter. Instead, I shake my finger in the “no” sign and hope she is catching my eye. No longer do I say, “Sit” for a treat, but rather make a hand signal for sit while I stand directly in front of her. And most importantly, “I love you” has changed from snuggles and words to snuggles and the sign, “I love you.”

Long Hollow Every morning, some days even before the sun has fully risen, I take a walk down our dirt road with Max and Belle, my "puppies". We have few neighbors, and virtually no traffic, situated as we are on 5 1/2 acres a mile from a highway, so no leashes are involved. Max and Belle are free to follow their noses into the woods, chasing rabbits or deer or their imaginations at times, but they never venture far, always returning within a few minutes.

The Pifer Family Our dogs mean the world to us—they are like four legged children who think we do no wrong!! They can’t see our flaws, their always happy, they know when we are sad, and a lick on the cheek can make any day better. They are spoiled—they know it—and we are ok with that J Our dogs are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms!

Win a $100 Spafinder GC from Olay & Blogher

How do bloggers simplify their beauty routines when they are busy and tired? They kick the dark circles to the curb with new OLAY Total Effects Dark Circle Minimizing Eye Brush. See what they had to say when they tried it and enter for a chance to win a $100 Spafinder gift card on each blog! ends 5/14

The Sassy Curmudgeon "I don’t have a lot of time to--as Jeff so lovingly puts it--“paint my face” in the mornings, seeing as I generally hit the snooze button at least twenty times in order to let the pillow lines really settle into my cheeks."

GirlHeroes "Every since I was a young girl, I have enjoyed playing with makeup. Years later, I still love to “play” with makeup but I rarely have the time to lock myself away in my bedroom painting, contouring, lining, and blending."

The Bobby Pin "I’m destined to have circles under my eyes. My mom is gorgeous and she does. My grandma and great grandma too. That’s where we age, and while I’m not into botox, I am into preventing them for as long as possible."

Be Different, Act Normal "Once upon a time I was young and well rested and didn't worry much about makeup. But three kids, 12 years, and countless sleepless night later I pay a little more attention to what I am putting on my face to hide those sleepless nights."

The Beauty Mark "Let's talk about aging. I don't like what the sun and time have done to my once-porcelain skin. In face, I am singing a sad song just thinking about it. I am always on the lookout for some new skin care products that promote anti-aging but are still gentle enough for everyday."

The ShuBox "Ever since i've turned 30 years young, I have been THRILLED every time i get carded. I get a little giddy whipping out my ID, hoping that the card-er will make some comment about how they never would have guessed I was 30. Usually they don't, but the other day the clerk at the liquor store [I was buying cognac for shrimp en flambé!] looked me in the eyes and said, "Sarah - you're going to get carded until you are 40."

Jenna's Journey "It instantly makes me skin feel fresh and renewed. The brush is in a pen type applicator and you just push the end to disperse the product, which is flesh tone in color. It sweeps on gently and then I just massage it under my eyes with my fingertips."

The Great Fitness Experiment "In the past I've prided myself on this low-maintenance-ness but then 30 hit and I realized that that is something only 20-year-olds can feel proud about. Once you're expected to show up to pack meetings and the preschool recital and, heaven help me, business meetings low-maintenance can just look lazy."

Slynnro "As a certified cosmetic snob, with very strong opinions and very well set favorites, I always worry I will have nothing positive to say about the product I am asked to review. Even though I've had nothing but positive experiences thus far, each box brings a bit of nervousness. I needed not worry about the Olay Total Effects Line and Dark Circle Minimizing Brush because I really love this product!"

The Frugal Girl "I’m not one of those people who loves putting on makeup and doing my hair, and I’m not a super-duper polished mom (I wish!), but I do feel better if I put at least a little effort into my appearance. And the fact that Mr. FG notices and appreciates that sort of thing makes it extra motivating."

In This Wonderful Life "I've always been pretty good about wearing some make-up because I have freckles and I was tired of them by the time I was old enough to consider make-up. Along with wearing make-up, I've always been very good and taking it off every night."

Domestic Fashionista "On most days I am rushing out of the house…throwing clothes on…splashing on some makeup…hoping to not be late to wherever I am going. If you are like me, the perfect beauty routine is quick but still pulled together. In order to achieve this you need less product…but the few you do use to be quality and purposeful."

Could I Have That?
"Since I'm not much of a morning person, I'm constantly looking for ways to make my beauty routine fast, simple and affective in the a.m. hours. From pillow marks on my face to a serious case of bed-head, it can take an army of products, time and coffee to get myself out the door. But for days that require a speedy turnaround I reach for my basic make-up needs for a natural, bright-eyed look."

A Girl and A Boy "Considering that I'm such a stick-in-the-mud about practically everything else, I'm surprisingly adventurous when it comes to makeup."

The 818 "Okay, so I’m pretty sure this is one of those things you DON’T tell people, but I have trouble pinpointing that line sometimes, you know? Plus, I think I may have already mentioned this nasty little trick in passing when talking about my newfound love of styling my hair. But here it is: Sometimes I don’t wash my face in the morning."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Win $100 from Blogher and Tropicana - Part 2

Increase your nutrition IQ and enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card on each blog! ends 5/9
Then, tell us in a comment how you put the "good" in your mornings for a chance to win a year's supply of Tropicana Pure Premium!

Eclectic Recipes "Having a healthy family is very important to me, and I know the first step to our best health is with a good diet filled with lots of fruits and vegetables. However, I struggle just like everyone else, trying to eat enough fruits and vegetables, and most importantly, trying to get my family to eat enough." Click to read more.

Be Different, Act Normal "There are lots of tricks out there to get your kids to eat more fruits and veggies. I am not opposed to any of them, but they just don't work well with my kids. They are too smart for their own good." Click to read more.

My Columbian Recipes "Feeding your children healthy food can be a challenge, but really rewarding! I’m sure we can all agree that getting proper nutrients in every meal is ideal, but what do you do when your kids aren’t exactly eating their fruits and vegetables?" Click to read more.

Fluid Pudding "As you may (or may not) know, things tend to get a little quirky at The Pudding House at dinnertime. I’m the only vegetarian in the house, meaning more often than not I make a main dish that features some sort of meat for the rest of the family, and then I focus on the side dishes." Click to read more.

Jaime Cooks it Up "Fresh fruits and vegetables. That's what I'm talking about! We like treats around here, it's no secret. But having fresh fruits and veggies around the house at all times makes me feel a lot better about the nutrition of my kidlets. I offer fruit and veggies a lot...a real lot....and am finding my kids are developing a love for them. Few. What a relief." Click to read more.

Busy Mom "It's a big job keeping kids and families healthy. There's so many more temptations out there compared to when I was growing up, and kids have to learn to make healthy choices." Click to read more.

A Girl and a Boy "The best tip I have for keeping your family healthy is to feed them according to the guidelines you use for healthiest eater in the house. For us, that's our toddler. We all want the best for our kids, and if you're like me that means giving them food that's as healthy-good as it is yummy-good." Click to read more.

Joy Unexpected "Keeping my family healthy is important to me, especially considering my family's history with heart disease and diabetes. I always have explained to my children why it's important that they eat fruits and vegetables." Click to read more.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Win $100 Amazon GC: Blogher & Seattle's Best

Seattle's Best believes choosing the perfect blend of coffee should be as enjoyable as drinking it. What Level are you? Click here to find out and learn more about the Level System. ends 4/17 and 4/30

12 Bloggers were asked "What Level are you?" and tried each of the 5 varieties. They are also giving away $100 Amazon gift cards! Read the posts below and find out what each blogger learned about the Level System and enter for your chances to win. Then, check back on 4/18 for more chances to enter and see what Level they prefer to drink. Good luck!

Slice of Pink said ~ "I think I'd like a morning cup of Level 3, with a dash of milk and a sprinkling of fresh nutmeg."

"The Level System allows you to easily find and choose a Seattle’s Best Coffee blend that fits your tastes and personality best." ~ Said Kirsten of Newlyweds Next Door

Karen of Our Life In The Kitchen said ~ "Seattle’s Best is one of my favorite coffee brands. But how to decide which one to enjoy?"

Check out Jodi of Pistols and Popcorn's morning coffee routine...

Michelle of Burgh Baby said~ "I'm willing to bet my favorite coffee mug that I'm going to like either Level 1 or 2 best."

Angelia of Eclectic Recipes said ~"I instantly fell in love with the coffee. It is rich, complex, and beats every other popular brand in my opinion."

Rhoda of Southern Hospitality said ~ "Each morning, my coffee routine consists of one luxury cup of coffee, created by me at home using a good brew, lots of flavored creamer and topped off by my own frothed skim milk, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon."

I Am Bossy "thinks she’ll probably favor the stronger coffees found in Seattle’s Best Levels Four and Five."

Alison of Gimme Some Oven said ~ "I have to admit, this “levels” system appealed to me for a few reasons"

Sophie of BooMama said "there’s no question. I’m a Level 5 girl"

"Seattle's Best makes finding and enjoying premium packaged coffee easy with a unique level system that helps you find your taste profile." ~ Said Busy Mom

Lindsay of Suburban Turmoil said ~ "I have been a fan of Seattle's Best Coffee ever since my husband and I took an anniversary trip to Seattle seven years ago and tasted it there for the first time."

Phase 1Promotion begins 9:00 a.m. (PST) 4/1/2011 and ends 5:00 p.m. (PST) 4/17/2011.
Phase 2 Promotion begins 9:00 a.m. (PST) 4/18/2011 and ends 5:00 p.m. (PST) 4/30/2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

!Hola! Need Stuff for My Trip to Patagonia

Top of my list is $$$$.

But I would also like to win a Flip Ultra camera from My Wee View to take on my trip. ends 4/15

Bonggamom Finds is giving away $100 AmEx card. ends 4/14

Aly & Ash is giving away $100 Visa card. ends 4/10

Around My Family Table is giving away $100 Visa card. ends 4/10

Cute as a Fox is giving away $100 Visa card. ends 4/10

Lil Luna is giving away $100 Visa card. ends 4/10

Rockin Mamma and State Farm are giving away Garmin nüvi® 1200 GPS, $50 gas card and a $100 Best Buy gift card. ends 4/10

Cocktails With Mom is giving away $50 AmEx card. ends 4/2

Warm place for an old cat - WINNER!

WINNER!!!! Gigi will be so pleased.

My cat, Gigi, is getting on in years and sometimes has a bit of trouble walking around. The vet says she has some arthritis in her hips. So I like to give her a warm place to sleep.

Head over to Eighty MPH Mom where you can win a Pet-ZZZ-pad Electric Pet Warmer Pad!