In the mood to win today? Good because I have a great flash giveaway for you! One family four pack of passes to the 3D advance screening in St. Louis, this Saturday, October 26th, 10am at Ronnie’s 20 Cinema and One $25 gift card to Oriental Trading Company Enter now! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Extra Space Wants To Give You a $1000 Ikea Gift Card

This contest info is brought to you by Extra Space Storage. Compensation was received, but all opinions are straight from my random brain. Ahem. Usually on Mondays, I host a giveaway. But this week I decided to share a very cool contest from Extra Space instead. I love being an Extra Space ambassador and sharing their information. I only wish they had been part of my life the several times I moved myself across the country. Now that we are settled (one more year and I will have lived longer in this house than anyplace besides my childhood home,) I am all about the nesting. And still Extra Space is my friend because of their awesome boxes. I am a little neurotic about matching boxes. Anyway, enough about me and more about you. … [Read more...]

Monday Giveaway : Car Seat from Safety 1st

It's Child Passenger Safety Week and I have partnered with Safety 1st to share car seat safety tips with all of you. And one reader will win a Safety 1st car seat of their choice! Did you know that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 1 through 12 years old? Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the goal of Child Passenger Safety week is to make sure all parents and caregivers are properly securing their children (ages 0-12) in the best car restraint (rear-facing, forward-facing, booster, seat belt) for their age and size. Julie Vallese, Safety 1st Consumer Safety Expert, suggests that you keep kids rear facing until the age of two, or until they reach the maximum height and weight requirements allowed by their car seat. According to a study in the Journal of Injury Prevention children under the age of two are 75 percent less likely to die or be severely injured in the event of a car … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday : Yes Video Giveaway

Faithful readers know that my giveaways are usually on Mondays but I decided a "Wordless Wednesday" post would be perfect for this giveaway. Like the picture above, my daughter all ready for the Rangers vs Yankees game tonight with her wristband Fan Band gifted her, most of my memories live in my phone. When we wanted to show the girls our wedding video on our anniversary we weren't able to because it's on video tape. When they wanted to see videos of themselves at their class play, we had to crowd around the tiny screen of my phone. And forget sharing them with friends and family. I know they would love to see their girls showing off their acting skills but I have never gotten around to figuring out a way to do it. Enter Yes Video. … [Read more...]

Monday Giveaway : Hot Iced Gift Set From Seattle’s Best Coffee

Oh hai July! We're in the full swing of summer now so why not cool down with some iced coffee? I am not a coffee drinker ten months of the year. But I break that ban during July and August. It's just too hot for my usual morning cup of tea! At Blissdom this year we were treated to iced coffees one morning from Seattle's Best. So yummy! And now I can make them at home. It's way easier than I thought to make iced coffee. Me and Seattle's Best want you to see how easy it is. So we're partnering for a fun giveaway! The “Hot Iced” set has everything you need for the perfect summer coffee recipes. The Hot Iced gift-set includes: One-month supply of Seattle’s Best Coffee® (4 bags!) Seattle’s Best Coffee Tumbler for your iced and frozen coffee drinks Seattle’s Best Coffee Hot Travel Mug to enjoy our brewed coffee on-the-go Melitta coffee brewer and recipe for a totally new way to make a single cup of coffee Simple Iced Coffee recipe featuring our go-to cold brew … [Read more...]

Wednesday Drinks : Seattle’s Best Frozen Coffee

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Seattle's Best Coffee and I received a sample to try. Let it be said, I love the coffe house concept. I love blended drinks that get me high on caffeine but taste like an ice cream sundae. I love the clever little snacks just waiting to be bought and popped in my mouth. I love the blissful cool, clean air on a hot day. I love the free wifi. I love the free newspapers left by those who went before me. But the coffeehouse is a just a dream in the summer since my views are no longer of happy coffee drinkers but instead of happy splashers as they race by while I slave away on my phone, squinting to see in the bright sunlight. Lucky for me, I can enjoy the frozen drink anytime, anywhere... … [Read more...]

Monday Giveaway : Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

As I have been blogging about, I have been following the Revolt Fitness program in order to lose some weight before our Cancun vacation (and also because it's hard to call it baby weight when my "babies" are six.) One thing Nicole suggests is using coconut oil in place of other cooking oils. I was worried because I loathe coconut. But when Tropical Traditions sent me a jar of their coconut oil to try out I found out just how unfounded my fears were. Coconut oil gives a subtle flavor to my recipes and I love that I can rub a bit on my elbows to moisturize at the same time! It's a miracle product! And I want you to try it too. Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil! Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is … [Read more...]

Monday Giveaway : Outback SteakHouse Military Mates

Content and/or other value provided by out partner, Outback Steakhouse. As a follow up to my sponsored post yesterday for Father's Day, I am happy to be giving away a $20 gift card to Outback Steakhouse to celebrate their Military Discount. Click through to find out more and for the entry form! … [Read more...]

Celebrating the #PowerOfDads

~ Thank you to Oral-B for sponsoring this post. My opinions and words are my own. The above picture is of me and my dad right before he walked me down the aisle. My dad was the ultimate Father of the Bride. The morning after I got engaged, he went straight to the bookstore and cleaned out the wedding planning shelf. From taking me to my dress fitting to keeping my mom up at night by discussing meal choices, he was involved in every step of the way. It was amusing but amazing to see my big Texas dad elbow deep in ruffles. I shouldn't have been surprised though. My dad has been there from day one: feeding me at night, giving me a bath, taking me on trips by himself (with three of my friends no less), picking me up and taking me to countless orthodontist appointments. Those were special afternoons in junior high, my dad always treated me to lunch after. In celebration of Father’s Day this year, Oral-B is honoring dads everywhere with their newest campaign — the Power of … [Read more...]

Monday Giveaway : BIC Soleil Summer Set

Well we're into our second week of summer vacation here and I am loving it! That is of course due to summer school. Bless you school system for having free summer school for elementary kids. Love you! The only downside so far is that it has been unseasonably cool. This would usually be an awesome thing but this is the first year we have belonged to the local swim club. And it's been WAY too chilly to enjoy it. Total bummer. But this week, the weatherman says the switch is flipping and the heat is on its way. That means I need to, um, trim up. You ladies know what I am talking about. … [Read more...]