Showing posts from June, 2012

HipSwap Week 1 High-End Designer Handbag Giveaway! #Fendi #WinThisBag

Welcome to Week #1 ofWin This Bagsponsored by HipSwaphosted by Sidetracked Mom’s Blog “Win This Bag” is a 6-week event that will feature 6 weekly giveaways. There will be one designer handbag given away every week! Each bag will be an authentic, recognizable designer brand such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach, or Fendi. Our 6th week will feature a highly coveted designer handbag and you will have the option to claim bonus entries for each of the 5 weekly "Win This Bag" giveaways you entered leading up to this grand finale! So, enter each weekly giveaway to increase your odds of winning! Here’s what really separates this event from any other handbag giveaway you may have seen before… some of these handbags will come to you directly from a celebrity’s closet! That’s right – Thanks to HipSwap, you have the opportunity to win the exact bag that may have been on the arm of a famous celebrity!About our Sponsor: HipSwap is a mobile and web marketplace that connects buyers and selle…

OraMD Oral Hygiene Program Review & Giveaway Ends 7/10!

Do you suffer from gum disease? Bleeding gums? Swollen gums? Bad breath? If you answered "yes" to any of these, keep reading because I may have found a solution for you!
I recently had the chance to review a product called OraMD. When I was reading about the product and what it claims, I thought "wow, I can't wait to try this!"
OraMD is scientifically formulated using 3 botanical oils: peppermint, almond and spearmint. The product is safe for ages 3 and up! The peppermint has highly potent antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. The spearmint has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-spasmodic properties and is highly efficient at killing several varieties of bacteria. The almond oil is an emollient that allows the peppermint and spearmint to do their jobs.
OraMD is a complete oral hygiene program in ONE bottle. No more purchasing multiple products to get the job done. It acts as a liquid toothpaste, mouthwash and breath freshener all in one!

Sara & Geoffrey Donate Clothes Book Review & Giveaway Ends 7/10!

"Meet Sara & Geoffrey, two wonderful kids who are always on an adventure. They can’t wait to do things that are not only fun but more importantly - special. They come up with simple ideas that they can do to make a little difference to the world." "Even though they are young, they can still make an impact and put a smile on not only our faces but also the faces they have helped along the way. So join Sara & Geoffrey on their exciting adventure to SAVE THE WORLD!"
Helping others is important in today's world. Although children don't typically know or understand how to help others. Sara & Geoffrey Donate Clothes written by Elizabeth Truong is a great book that follows Sara & Geoffrey as they travel around the world, only to soon discover that some children in other countries are less fortunate and need clothing. Sara & Geoffrey come to the rescue and by having family and friends help them gather used clothing and donate them.
I found the book…

Smoobee, The Magic No Cry Brush for Children Review & Giveaway! Ends 7/10

My daughter has sensory issues that stem from her Autism. This includes being VERY sensitive about her hair being brushed. I have purchased so many so called "magic" brushes and while they do work somewhat, they don't seem to be able to brush through many layers of hair at once. Because of this, she would often have "nice" hair on top but underneath, a complete knotty mess. To brush all of it, would take a very long time and it would become exhausting! So between my daughter crying that it hurts because her hair gets into big knots and a mangled mess in 2.1 seconds from just breathing and her crying because I am taking too long, I had begun to lose all hope. That is, until I saw an ad online for the Smoobee No Cry Magic Brush. Could it be what I was searching for all along??
I contacted Smoobee to see if I could do a product review of the brush and they happily agreed.
When it arrived, I noticed that it had a nice handle on it unlike some other "magic" …

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Nutrisystem Restart Week 4 #NSNation FINAL POST!

Well here I am. I am at the end of my Nutrisystem blogger program journey. I cannot believe it! I have completed 28 complete weeks on Nutrisystem, like others who tried the plan, I cannot say enough about it!
There are so many things that I have learned from being on the program. Here are a few of them:

Portion Sizes - Wow, seriously it's an eye opening thing to realize what a true portion size is. I cannot believe how much food I was eating prior to being on Nutrisystem. It's odd to me how I can eat all of my Nutrisystem food for the day and feel satisfied but yet prior to the program, I would eat and eat and feel nothing but wanting more food. I used to eat a dozen or more Oreo cookies and still want more and now on Nutrisystem, the 3 chocolate sandwich cookies in the package for a dessert satisfy me just fine.
Exercise - It's so important to get moving on any weight loss program or even just for overall health. If I had any regrets while being on Nutrisystem, it would be t…

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island DVD Giveaway! Ends 6/19!

Warner Bros. is proud to announce the release of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island on DVD and Blu-Ray; June 5th 2012 along with the Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blog App!  

Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) finds a hidden signal that he believes will lead him to his long lost grandfather (Michael Caine, Miss Congeniality).  With the help of his new step father (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, The Scorpion King), Sean finds a map and starts his adventure which leads him to Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens, High School Musical) and the island of Atlantis!  Sean and his friends battle giant bees, killer lizards, a volcano of gold, and electric eels to escape the lost city and make their way home!

WIN IT: One lucky reader will win their very own copy of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island on DVD.

RULES: You must be 18 or older to enter and live in the US. Giveaway ends 6/19/12 at 11:59 pm eastern time. One winner will be picked using and emailed. Winner will have 48 hours to re…

Nutrisystem Restart Week 3 #NSNation

Wow! I cannot believe it's been another week on the Nutrisystem weight loss program! I've said it before and I just have to say it again. Nutrisystem does NOT feel like a diet at all so time flies while on it. This post is a few days late simply because I had the post scheduled and it didn't post. Anyhow..

This past week was just an okay week for me. I "cheated" at a cook out that one of my friends had. I won't go into the details too much but not only did I eat things I shouldn't have, I ate way too much of it. But I did it and moved on. That's one of the things I have learned while doing Nutrisystem. If you slip up during a meal or two, just mentally say to yourself "it's okay, I am human. I made a mistake" and move on with Nutrisystem the next meal.
In the past, if I slipped up, that would be the end of the diet. Diets in the past for me haven't worked while on them, time dragged on and on forever and the food (or lack thereof) was …

10 Steps to Successfully Potty Train Plus a Giveaway from The Victoria Chart Company! Ends 6/20!

Since my daughter is 7 years old, it's been awhile since I have even thought about potty training. She completed her potty training by the age of 4. However I felt it was important to share the following potty training steps provided by The Victoria Chart Company for any of my fabulous readers who may be in the potty training process or thinking of starting. Plus, there's a giveaway located below.

Potty training can prove to be a messy business and the thought of starting it a daunting one! We are The Victoria Chart Company, a leading developer of children’s reward charts, and are very familiar with this challenge. After all it is the No. 1 reason a parent will buy My Big Star Chart, our toddler reward chart.

We would like to help and guide you through this process.

Below are 10 steps to successfully potty train using My Big Star Chart as a rewarding tool for kids!

1. Make sure your child is ready. Signs of readiness consist of your child staying dry for at least a couple of hour…

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics - New for Summer Collection 2012 Review & Giveaway! Ends 6/30!

Earlier this year, I was introduced to Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and did a review of their Spring 2012 line. 
This time I was asked to review a couple of their new Summer collection 2012 products. The products themselves are not new but the colors are.
I received a Mighty Shiny Lip Gel in "Exposed", a Mighty Shiny Lip Gel in "Displayed" and a Luminous Creme Blush in "Plum Satin"
About Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
-Paraben Free -Cruelty Free -Gluten Free -Made without artificial fragrances -Made without nanoparticals -Do not clog pores, cause acne and don't contain any oil
About Mighty Shiny Lip Gels Mighty Shiny Lip Gels contain jojoba seed oil, momordica grosvenorii fruit extract, meadowfoam seed oil and sweet almond oil. With all these key ingredients, your lips will be protected from the sun this summer.
About Luminous Creme Blush Luminous Creme Blush contains allantoin and jojoba esters which will keep you moisturized and provide a healthy glow without clog…

Crest Pro-Health and Oral-B Clinical Plaque Control Oral Care Products Review & Giveaway Ends 6/20!

We all know that brushing, flossing and taking care of our teeth and gums is so important but so is choosing the best products for the job. I have been a big fan of Crest and Oral-B oral care products for as long as I can remember so when I was contacted to review the new Crest Pro-Health and Oral-B Clinical Plaque Control products, I gladly accepted.
There are 4 new products available in this line. When used together, this line protects against all these areas that dentists check the most: plaque, cavities, gingivitis, sensitivity, tartar, stains and fresh breath.
Crest Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control Toothpaste - Clinically proven to help keep plaque from coming back and works by killing plaque germs and slowing down their ability to generate new plaque. Available in 4.0 oz and 5.8 oz sizes.
Crest Pro-Health Clinical Rinse -  Crest's most advanced rinse formula ever that helps keep your teeth 91% clean of plaque for up to two months after a dental visit. It also fights and helps…

Nutrisystem Restart Week 2 #NSNation

I have now completed week 2 since restarting the Nutrisystem weight loss program after having to take about a month and a half off.
Things have been going really well and I am enjoying being back on the program. As odd as it may seem, while I was eating all the wrong foods off the program and overeating, I missed the simplicity of Nutrisystem. On Nutrisystem there is no real thought involved with choosing your meals for the day or for preparing them. 
I've been able to enjoy some of Nutrisystems new foods including their new chocolate sandwich cookies (think Oreos). While they are not quite as sweet as actual Oreo cookies, they are still really good and satisfying! Since it's been on the warmer side over the past week here in PA, I've been taking my daughter outside more. This has allowed her and I to spend some time together while also allowing some extra exercise for me. We have also been doing some swimming at my mothers indoor pool. Due to my size, I am not comfortabl…