Postponed – Manic Monday Mixer: One Month Anniversary!


Here's to another week of Manic Monday Mixer...Whether you need to add to your gfc, facebook, or twitter exposure, I'm glad you are here! To celebrate the unique nature of blogging, the people who sign up below me in spots 2 & 3 of each list will be my guest hosts. If you are the lucky guest hosts, send me a little about you, your blog, etc... so I can introduce you to the group! Feel free to link up in the GFC, Facebook, and/or Twitter section.  To celebrate MMM one month anniversary, I am going to be randomly choosing one participant to receive a $20 Amazon gift certificate (via email). About Me: I am a sahm of 3 boys who have helped bring out my creative side. They have taught me so much about being grateful for the little things. I love being able to share my adventures in gluten free living (both the good & frustrating), saving money, and other creative outlets. I hope you enjoy my blog. Check out my 7 current giveaways! As always, I look forward to meeting to … [Read more...]

Celebrating Love: Share, Remember, Cherish Giveaway *closed*


To me, love is in the little things... holding hands, kind words, simple gestures that come when you need them most. Celebrating Love: Share, Remember, Cherish follows Celebrating Mom in a new gift series from and founder Jim McCann. Reinforcing the and philosophy of helping customers express, connect, and celebrate, McCann balances the practical with the inspirational, and the poignant with the profound, inside this collection of authentic love stories. Full-color drawings illustrate the book throughout and are interspersed with meaningful quotes and little-known facts about love and affection. Divided into four sections based on the distinct seasons of love, Celebrating Love features 150 entries.  Don't forget to check out their current contest: "Love Note" contest on Facebook! To buy: Book can be found on: Amazon 1-800-flowers among many other locations On to the … [Read more...]

Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo Giveaway


Given the fact that it takes most women about 40 minutes or more to wash and dry their hair, not including styling and all of the other assorted tasks associated with getting ready, it's understandable that most moms can't find the time to pamper themselves.  With 3 kids, I'm lucky if I find the time to do a "quick, leaning over the tub" hair wash.  From the alternative perspective, there are those that feel the need to wash their hair everyday which is damaging to hair.  This is where it gets complicated, it is important to keep your hair clean, but you shouldn’t wash it too much as it is unhealthy. Powdered or dry shampoos are no new thing; they have actually been around since the 1970’s. Although they may be a viable alternative to showering every day, they would typically leave behind an undesirable white powdery residue. Then they started to make dry shampoos in a variety of colors to match your hair. Seems like a novel idea, however a common problem when applying these … [Read more...]

Ming Wang Knits: Mother Of The Bride Or Groom Giveaway: worth $2500


Planning a wedding can be so over-whelming, so let Ming Wang handle some of the details! Prize Details: One grand prize winner will receive a Ming Wang bridal season wardrobe and day of beauty, which includes four full looks meant to clothe the mother for all important wedding events including: engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner and the wedding, and a gift card to a local salon for a morning-of the wedding day of beauty. Two runner-up winners will each receive a Ming Wang dress. Contest Instructions: Enter at Ming Wang's facebook page.  To enter a mother of the bride or groom in your life, submit a 100 word essay telling us why she deserves a Ming Wang bridal season wardrobe and day of beauty. *Please cite my blog as where you heard of the giveaway, in order to qualify for a separate garment giveaway on my blog by Ming Wang.  Also, if I am the referring blogger, I will get to host the fabulous wardrobe giveaway right here on my blog.  So, let everyone … [Read more...]

Between me and you "Honey" keepsake journal Review & Giveaway


Between you and me... "A great feature of the Between Me and You™ series thanks to the spiral-bound presentation is that you can simply tear out the pages that might not be relevant to your particular needs. You can even add your own personal questions or even photos on the blank pages that are provided in back. Give one to be filled out and returned by someone special. Or fill one out for that very special person in your life. They're also perfect for parents who'd like to record their own memories to hand down to their children. The result is a unique, handwritten journal that will be cherished for a lifetime. Several additional versions relevant to our many relationships are planned and will be released in the near future." Between Me and You Keepsake Journals are a fairly new line containing 15 different themes; however, in honor of Valentine's Day I am going to focus on the Honey journal. These keepsake journals are a great way to renew that bond between you and a loved one … [Read more...]

CSN review & giveaway


With the start of the new year, there are so many lifestyle changes that people are considering.  No matter what your goal is, I have a site to help you find solutions at reasonable prices .  CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find kitchen necessities, modern bedding, storage/organizations, and so much more!  Courtesy of CSN stores, I am hosting a giveaway for $25 promotional code that can be used at any of their 200+ stores.  CSN offers such great deals that you don't have to sacrifice quality.  To me, saving money isn't necessarily about finding the best price, but finding the best price of a good quality, durable product. Here are some ideas of what I found for around $25 (including shipping): Zevro Smart Space Single Wall Mount Dispenser Bayou Classic Fajita Pan with Wooden Tray Honey Can Do Eight Shelf Organizer and Two Drawers in Blue To enter to win $25 promotional credit to CSN stores: Mandatory entry: Comment on how would you … [Read more...]

Officially the Start of a Wonderful Year *Giveaway*

I truly believe this is a year of new beginnings.  I am not really one to fall for the New Years Resolutions; however, I am more of a "Make the most of everyday" type of person.  Whether you are reading this because you  are attempting to get a handle on gluten free, saving money, relate to parenthood, or my thoughtful insights :)  I am glad you are here.  It is amazing how in the few months I have been dedicating myself to this blog how it has made me feel and how it has made others feel.  I feel blessed that I have an outlet to express my frustrations as well as my great finds.   I thought I would take the time to thank the readers by beginning the year with one of many great reviews/giveaways to come. On "pay it forward day" I stumbled upon Etsy seller Ninotchkab's prints.  Other than how whimsical yet down-to-earth her prints are, what intrigued me most about her was that she has "heart".  One of her prints "Have a Heart" … [Read more...]

Everyone deserves a luxurious set of sheets

I am a quite a budget-oriented person. I will not buy anything without verifying that I have found the best deal possible yet I have a weakness for sheets. All day I am on my feet chasing 3 energetic boys, so at the end of the day I just want complete comfort. I recently stumbled upon a Luxor Linen's giveaway on the blog Two Classy Chics. Go to Two Classy Chics immediately to see their review and enter in the giveaway for a set of 1200 TC Egyption Cotton Sheets. make sure that you check out all the high quality products that Luxor Linens has to offer … [Read more...]

Bloggers: 50 free Shutterfly 2010 Holiday Cards

I have been a customer of Shutterfly for a while. They offer quality products (invitations, pictures, photo gifts, etc) at reasonable prices. Shutterfly's 2010 Holiday card collection offers many choices ranging from traditional to modern; as well as, choices of either folded cards, flat stationery, or photo cards to fit any budget or need. The best part is the ease at creating such a high quality product. Their system walks you through step-by-step without the frustration of even leaving your home. Honestly, to me, the hardest part was settling on one card with their vast array of options. My holiday card is embedded on my blog...find it here: Holiday card Bloggers: go to to sign up for 50 free 2010 Holiday Cards Don't can never go wrong with photo gifts as presents. Shutterfly applies the same ease and quality to items such as desk calenders and canvas wall art. … [Read more...]