Showing posts from November, 2011

QwikShower Big Wet Wipes Review & Giveaway!

It's not a pleasant topic but we all sweat, which leads to becoming smelly. But what do you do when you are out and about, are sweaty and smelly, and have no place to take a shower?

QwikShower Big Wet Wipes are the solution! They are a handy dandy 10" x 12" wet wipe that you can carry in your purse, your gym bag, your pocket or keep in your car for those moments when you need to freshen up quickly with no access or no time to shower.
How many times have you been at the gym, gotten in a great workout, only to realize you stink and have no time for a shower? 
Or maybe you are at the park or doing some activity with family or friends and afterwards, after you're all stinky with sweat, someone wants to go grab a bite to eat? You would either need to run home to shower or go all smelly and sweaty! I don't know about you but I have no desire to sit down and get a bit to eat while all sweaty and smelly.

Nutrisystem Week 5 #NSNation

I have been on the Nutrisystem weight loss plan for 5 weeks now and am still loving it. This is huge for me because typically I start diet plans and only last a few weeks. This is usually because either don't see results or am always hungry. With the Nutrisystem program, I am always satisfied and am continuously seeing results.

If you read my post last week, you will know that last Friday was my daughters birthday. So how did I do? I made it through. I had 2 pieces of pizza, a little ice cream and a piece of cake. The piece of cake was larger than I had wanted to eat but I did it and moved on.

Also, with Thanksgiving this week, I was worried as well. I admit that I had a bit of everything at Thanksgiving dinner including the yummy desserts. I also admit that I overdid it. I ate way too much and nearly made myself sick. But again, I did it and moved on.

I figured that I wouldn't lose much if anything this week and I was okay with that. I just didn't want to gain anything. That…

12 Days of Gifts Galore Giveaway Hop! #12DaysGalore

Welcome to 12 Days of Gifts Galore Giveaway Hop hosted by Tales from the Nursery, Formula Mom and Mama on a Green Mission.  There's over $5,000 in prizes offered to help you get the gifts you need this holiday season.  After you are done entering my giveaway you'll want to check out everyone else's AND enter for a chance to win one of three GRAND prizes sponsored by Kudzoom.  Each blog you stop and enter at will be another entry!

Holiday Turkey Hunt Giveaway Hop Event!

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Make sure you visit each of the participating blogs to get the secret clue. Combine all 30 clues to discover the secret pass phrase that is the required entry for the grand prize giveaway! The letters are assigned in order of bloggers, for example, the 15th letter  can be found on the 15th blog in the list. To enter to win the Holiday Turkey Hunt Grand Prize - an XBox 360/Kinect Bundle - please visit The WiC Project and Mommy PR. Enter on both sites to double your chances of winning!

Lovable Labels Holiday Gift Seals and Return Address Labels Review!

One of the things I HATE to do most is writing my return address on letters and bills. So I tend to always use return address labels. It saves me time and I love all the different designs that are out from various sources.
I recently had the chance to review a Gift Seal and Return Address Label package from Lovable Labels.
About Lovable Labels It all started with a mom who was frustrated by having to label all of her childs items at her childcare facility. From shoes, to outdoor clothing to sippy cups, she recognized the need for personalized labels that were tough and durable and could stand the test of time and the everyday use that children put them through.
Lovable Labels was launched in 2003. Personalized durable labels and tags are their specialty. Their labels are waterproof, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, washer and dryer safe, sun safe, bleach safe, sunscreen safe and temperature safe!
Review I love the gift seals and return address labels that I received. I chose the SNO Berries…

Violight Toothbrush Sanitizer Review!

I recently had the chance to review a Violight toothbrush sanitizer. I received The Original Violight Toothbrush Sanitizer.
Opening and setting up the sanitizer was easy peasy. All you really need to do it open the box, take the components out, screw in a germicidal UV bulb and plug it in. Then it's ready to use. 
I was excited about reviewing this product because of how gross toothbrushes can get. They harbor bacteria like no ones business and if you think about it, it's just nasty. Beyond that, just having the ability to have a clean toothbrush on a daily basis is great because it could eliminate the cold and flu viruses that are out and about and 99.9% of all other nasty germs.
It kills harmful germs such as streptococcus, e.coli, listeria and salmonella as well.
I have enjoyed using this product because it's a no brainer. It's so easy to use. Just pop in your brush after brushing, hit the button and walk away. After 10 minutes, it will shut itself off. It holds 4 tooth… Holiday Cards Review and Giveaway!

Christmas is right around the corner so it's time to begin thinking about holiday cards and getting them printed and mailed out. is the perfect place to create your perfect holiday cards.

About Known for their high quality photo books, now offers that same quality in cards for the 2011 holiday season. Whether you are wanting to feature pictures of you, your children, your entire family or even a pet, there is a card that is perfect for you. In addition to the huge collection of options, they use high quality card stock and include extras in every order. Envelope liners, envelopes, return address printing and shipping are all free with every order.

Review I was recently blessed to get the chance to review holiday cards. Let me just say that it was so hard to pick a card from their collection because they are all fabulous and there are 21 pages of them(over 900 designs!)
I did finally decided on the Lace Frame design. Then t…

Nutrisystem Week 4--One Month Down! #NSNation

I have now officially been on the Nutrisystem weight loss program for one month! It hardly seems possible! I say that because with this program, it does not seem like a diet at all. I get to eat yummy foods like pizza, lasagna, chicken and dumplings and have fabulous desserts like caramel swirl ice cream sundaes, fudge bars, carrot cake and cookies. The plan is so easy to follow. It's the easiest weight loss program to follow that I have ever tried and I have tried lots.

My mom had tried Nutrisystem in the past and it worked well for her. When she heard that I was doing the program and heard about how well it was working for me, she decided to try the program again. She is now loving the program right along with me!

Nothing really new this week. I drank all the water I needed each day and never cheated! The only exercise I did this past week was playing some Wii games with my daughter so that probably doesn't really count :)

I received my first Nutrisystem bear in the mail yester…

Count Down to Black Friday! What are you looking to buy?

I'm a bargain shopper and I would go to many lengths to save money. One of my most favorite days of the year is Black Friday.

Black Friday is next week so I was curious if you all are going out into the craziness, staying home and shopping online, or not bothering at all?

If you are going out or shopping online, what deals are you hoping to get this year?

I will be staying home and shopping online. I prefer it and I still get that thrill of getting a deal without dealing with crazy people! lol

On my list this year for certain-

The XBOX 360 with Kinect and $50 Walmart Gift Card deal at Walmart for $199.99. I already have an XBOX 360 but it's the older console and my daughter and I really want a Kinect sensor. But after you factor in $100(on sale most places black friday) for the Kinect, plus shipping, tax and $25 for the adapter needed to use Kinect with the older console, it's a better deal to just get the new console. Plus, the new console has wifi built in and my older consol…

Sign up under my link to NoMoreRack! Trying to earn an iPad 2 for my Autistic daughter! PLEASE RT!

If you haven't heard of NoMoreRack yet, well, you're missing out. They offer amazing prices on items each day, starting at 12pm eastern. Each item that is offered is only offered until the next day at 11:59 am eastern or until it sells out. Things tend to sell out quickly so be sure to check at 12:00pm eastern daily.

Shipping is only $2 flat rate for every item you order so they won't be price gouging with shipping fees.

Also, under all current giveaways, there is an option to sign up under me and doing so, gains 20 entries into each giveaway.

Sign up using this link:

I am asking for sign ups under the referral link because I can earn free products depending on the number of referrals I make to NoMoreRack. YOU DO NOT NEED TO MAKE ANY PURCHASES FOR THE REFERRAL TO COUNT. Just signing up under my link and making an account is all I need.

 I am trying to earn an iPad 2 through referrals because my daughter is Autistic and could REALLY make fabul…

Oral-B $20 Rebate and Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000 Power Toothbrush Giveaway!

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you may remember that I reviewed the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000 Power Toothbrush a few months ago. You can read that review here if you'd like.

With the Holidays right around the corner, Oral-B is offering a $20 mail-in rebate on select power toothbrushes. Give your loved ones the gift of a healthier mouth and smile with a new Oral-B power toothbrush.

From 11/13/11 through 12/26/11, buy any participating Oral-B power toothbrush and you can get $20 back via mail-in rebate. For more information about the rebate or to download the rebate form, go here.

Chick-Fil-A Calendar Giveaway!

The Cow Watchesare coming to Chick-fil-A Kid’s Meals! During the holidays Chick-fil-A Kid’s Meals are featuring the never before seen Cow Watches to reach families with a simple and fun message: In your busy holiday season make sure to stop and take a few moments together as a family to spend quality “time” with one another. The Chick-fil-A Cow Watch widget is available now with fun and enriching activities, worksheets and quizzes so that your family can share in the holiday fun!

One lucky reader will win a Chick-Fil-A Calendar, with $30 worth of coupons to use at Chick-Fil-A!

What I Wish I'd Known about Raising a Child with Autism: Book Giveaway! 2 Winners!

I just posted a review the other day of the fabulous book What I Wish I'd Known about Raising a Child with Autism by Bobbi Sheahan. You can read my review here.

Now it's your turn to win a copy! Bobbi has generously offered 2 lucky readers to win a copy of the book!

Turkey Trot Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to another exciting giveaway hop! The Turkey Trot Giveaway Hop starts 11/14 and runs through 11/21. Don't forget to visit all of the participating blogs linked below for more chances to win great prizes. All participating blogs will have prize packs worth at least $25.00 in value.

I am self sponsoring this event. What can you win?

A 1fl ounce Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating foundation primer.

About Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating foundation 
The key to healthier, younger-looking skin? Hydration, as any studio artist will tell you. The latest addition to our legendary primer family immediately quenches skin and seals in moisture for hours after, thanks to Hydraplex, an extract derived from desert plants. • Oil-free and lightweight• Helps fill in fine lines and pores

Retails at for $42.00.

Under the Tree Giveaway Hop Event! Win Lite Sprites Wand, Prisma and Pod! #UnderTreeEvent

Welcome to the Under the Tree Giveaway Event hosted by Life With Two Boys and Mommy's Reviews and Giveaways. This is a child-themed event and the perfect opportunity for you to enter to win some gifts to put under your tree this Christmas. Be sure to hop around to all of the participating blogs before 11:59 pm on November 14th to see the awesome prizes they have to offer.


I am self-sponsoring this fabulous event. I thought long and hard to find the perfect gift for a child. I think I found it.
One of the hottest holiday toys are Lite Sprites. So I am giving away a Lite Sprites set which includes the wand, Prisma and pod. If you're not familiar with Lite Sprites yet, your daughter or other little girl in your life, probably is. Here is some info about Lite Sprites and this set.

The Slice™ Safety Cutter Review

I was recently given the chance to review The Slice™ Safety Cutter - Great for Couponers

About Slice Your goal is to slice. Our goal is to help you do it with style, beauty, and grace. That’s why every Slice™ cutting tool is a passionate celebration of bold design and extraordinary function. Slice was founded in 2008 by TJ Scimone as a way to help fund long-term care for his son, Alex, who is autistic. A minimum of 1% of all Slice product sales is donated to help fund autism research. By purchasing our products, you’re helping to find a cure for the millions of children and their families who live with autism every day.

About the Slice Safety Cutter
The Slice™ Safety Cutter is the most versatile tool  you'll ever own. Features a finger-friendly microscopic ceramic  blade that's quick, easy and a safe  substitute for scissors or traditional safety  knives. Slice Safety Cutters are perfect for  scrap-booking, clipping recipes, coupons  and news articles, removing shrink-wrap,  opening CDs, D…

What I Wish I'd Known about Raising a Child with Autism: Book Review

As you are probably aware, my daughter has PDD-NOS. She is 6 years old and was only diagnosed this past May. Everything is still new and it's been a learning journey for certain thus far.

So when the author of What I Wish I'd Known about Raising a Child with Autism, Bobbi Sheahan, contacted me about reviewing her book, I was very interested. 

Bobbi wrote the book with the help of her daughters psychologist, Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D.

Bobbi had the idea for the book when she realized there wasn't a book of it's kind already on the market.

About Bobbi Sheahan
Bobbi is married with 4 children. Her daughter, Grace, is her inspiration for this book because Grace was diagnosed with  Autism.

Any parent who has been told their child has Autism, feels a sense of relief, especially if you knew for a long time that your child was "different". Beyond that relief though, comes the start of a long and difficult journey. You see, getting that official diagnosis is just the beg…

Zevia All Natural Soda Review and Giveaway!

It's no secret that I love soda. I love all the flavors and varieties that are on the market now. I only drink diet sodas because the regular versions have too many wasted calories in my opinion. 

I recently had the chance to review Mountain Zevia all natural soda. It's the newest soda variety from Zevia.

About Zevia

Zevia is soda but better. Zevia was created with the miracle ingredient, stevia, which makes it all natural and zero calories. Never any sugar or artificial sweeteners mean it’s a healthier soda for you and those that you love.
What is Stevia? Stevia is a little green plant from the sunflower family and originally native to South America. The stevia leaf is up to 300x sweeter than sugar but has no caloric value or effect on blood sugar levels. 
Review As I said above, I love soda so I was excited to get to sample the new Mountain Zevia soda. I was impressed by the fact that it had zero calories when it wasn't listed as diet soda. I figured by the name Mountain Zevia …

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD Giveaway!

The final face-off between good and evil is finally upon us as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is released on DVD November 11, 2011, just in time for the holidays! Join Harry, Ron and Hermione as they do battle against Voldemort in the epic conclusion to the film series everyone is talking about!    Want a chance to win your own copy of the DVD? Look below!

Nutrisystem Week 3 #NSNation

I have now been on the Nutrisystem weight loss program for 3 weeks. It's been such an easy plan to follow and things are going really well!

Last week, I weighed in at 328.8 lbs and this week, 326.4 for a total weeks loss of 2.4lbs. Overall weight loss of 10.6lbs!

I am looking forward to the next few weeks but quite frankly, I am a little scared about how they might hinder my weight loss. My daughters birthday is next Friday and with that will be cake and ice cream. I will have a small piece of cake and a little ice cream(possibly just a Nutrisystem ice cream cup)Then the following week is Thanksgiving..I would be lying if I said I didn't plan to eat Thanksgiving dinner but with the tools I have learned thus far, I will be eating smaller portions of all the yummy goodness.

Check out my video post below as well. Please be kind, I was nervous if you couldn't tell :)

Check back next week to see how things went in week 4.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing their food and program t…