Thursday, December 27, 2012

HP-Envy-23-touchsmart-aio-computer giveaway

Check out this awesome giveaway ends in 4 hrs..

This is such an awesome computer that is wait for it....wait for's touch screen.!  I mean how awesome is that?  go and check out this giveaway and fast...I know I have my entry in....

Monday, December 17, 2012

Win a 6 moth membership to Top Mom Blogger

This is such an awesome giveaway..To be able to learn from the best.  On how to gain revenue, exposure, How to make brands want to work with you..I'm talking about awesome!! I'm so excited to learn more I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this win.  This is a great giveaway for the blogger who is stuck and wants to learn more from the Top Mom Bloggers..Thanks Top Mom Blogger for the chance to win..

Friday, December 14, 2012

Wet Ones Sticky Situations Facebook Contest


As parents we do love our kids, but to be honest there are days that they do get into sticky situations like trying to feed Blues Clues on their yogurt (on the tv).  Or deciding that their stuffed animal would look better with a blue face but ended up getting more on themselves than the stuffed animal.  Or trying to feed the fish some of their peanut butter and jelly sandwich on the outside of the tank.  I had to laugh at many of the sticky situations my kids have been into.  Even now 9 and 12 they still find themselves into some sticky messes.  I still keep wet ones nearby - especially on trips.

Wet ones have given us the opportunity to share all our sticky situations in a Facebook contest and tips to how to get out of them..  Just go here and enter and you could win some amazing prizes..brand new iPad mini and 3 sets of prize packs with tickets for 4 people to go to Six Flags. 

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Wet Ones. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Save money with Campus Book Rentals

Rent Textbooks

I have a 7th grader right now that will be thinking of college in years to come.  I'm already trying to check where I can get reasonable textbooks and I found out that instead of buying you can rent them at Campus Book Rentals.  Why didn't I think of that when I was in college?

Check out because they have an awesome rental program.

Here are some of the perks..

  • save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
  • free shipping both ways
  • can highlight in the textbooks
  • flexible renting periods
  • They also donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented
  • You can rent text books and save up to 80% now how awesome is that?

Did you know that they have been mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, News Week, The New York Times, Yahoo and Msnbc? Campus Book Rentals have been a trusted source since 2007.

Check out the prices on this book  and now check it out here That is quite a bit of savings..

Now let's talk about operation smiles..Operation Smiles are a worldwide children's charity organization that helps treat facial deformities such as cleft lips & cleft palates.  
Campus Book Rentals donates to Operation Smiles with every text book rented.

If you are still not sure what it's all about here is a video that will explain it further.

This is a sponsored post from Campus Book Rentals however all opinions are 100% my own.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Holiday Letter Shop promotion

We have a great new promotion with The Holiday Letter Shop. See the joy on your child's face when they open up their personalized letter. Even the most skeptical child will be amazed.  Or send a special message to to the special someone in your life. There are a variety of packages starting at just $9.95 all include a Personalized Letter and Nice List Certificate, some also include activity books, stickers, ornaments and other extras.

.My Readers Get 50% off your entire order at theholidaylettershopcom.  Use the following Promo Code at checkout SLUSFG to instantly save:  #theholidaylettershop

Go and check out this awesome promotion just in time for Christmas.

In exchange for this post I will receive a code for a letter from Santa.

Big Time Rush Game (Nintendo DS) Review

Big Time Rush NDS
This game is fun and it has some real catchy tunes.  Although I don't know much about the band, my kids have watched the band's show on Nickelodeon.  Not only does it have the Big Time Rush band in cartoon characters but it helps you work on your rhythm.  So if you have a fan who likes Big Time Rush then this is the game for you.

It is a fun game.  My nine yr old and my 12 yr old can both play it so it's very versatile.  
Here is a list of some of the songs;

  • Big Night
  • I know you know
  • Boyfriend 
  • Elevate
  • Til I forget about you 
  • Windows Down
  • So much more.........
You keep up with the beat to get Big Time scores. Enjoy music from your favorite band and you use your stylus to keep the beat with BTR. Players tap and slide the marks on the screen to unlock new songs.

Big Time Rush is fun, Gets you in rhythm and perfect for that holiday stocking stuffer gift.

I received a copy of this game for an honest review all opinions are 100% my own.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ice Age 4 Continental drift review

A great family movie - if you enjoyed the previous Ice Age movies, you'll love this one! We popped this movie into our player, cooked up some popcorn, and had a real great family time.

 Ahoy, matey! Blue Sky Studios unveils a brand new chapter in one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Bringing together the visually epic and the emotionally powerful, ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT sets sail on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on December 11, just in time for the holidays.

Sub-zero heroes Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon a high-seas adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they try to reunite with their herd. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.

I have to admit I'm usually wary when it comes to sequels, let alone a fourth installment, but I do have to admit that I really did like this movie. What is not to like when our favorite squirrel, Scrat, tries to bury his acorn now causes a split in the earth causing a continental drift (and a few other well-known events).

My take on the movie...I loved it! We have some great actors in this movie and once again Ice Age delivers with it's 4rth sequal.  It had a great story line and very funny with enough adult humor to keep the whole family entertained. I would of loved to see this in the theaters in 3D.  My kids loved it and as I said, it was a great opportunity to have some quality family time.  

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Harlem Globetrotters post


The Globetrotters play at the US Bank Arena, Dec. 29th, 2pm & 7pm
Looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy?  Get your tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters brand new "You Write the Rules" tour.  Your family's smiles will start before you even get to the game as the Globetrotters take kid participation to a whole NEW level.  Your family can vote at and decide rules for the game that could affect the final outcome.  With rules like double the points for every basket, and two balls in play at the same time, there's an exciting rule that every kid will enjoy.  After the game, Globetrotter stars will stay on court to sign autographs and take photographs with your kids.  The only thing better than finding an awesome event for the whole family, is getting a great deal on it.  Use the promo code "USFAMILY" when you buy tickets for your family to save $7 on each ticket purchased*.  Get ready to experience the show your family will remember for a lifetime!
You can get your tickets here and don't forget to use the promo code USFAMILY to save $7 on every ticket!
*Discount available on select seating levels "

Disclaimer I receive two complimentary tickets from US Family for this post.  

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dial antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash review

This is what came in the box.
Wow! I can't believe that the Holidays are actually here! Now is also the season for germs but Dial has us protected with their festive Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash -  all dressed up in limited edition holiday designs just in time to decorate your home for the season.
These decorative bottles contain Dial Complete's #1 doctor recommended antibacterial foaming hand wash. This formula kills 99.99% of germs that are encountered in the household setting while still being very gently with your skin. 
When my package arrived, I was excited to try it out. It came at a good time as my youngest had just finished up a piece of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie so I had him try it out.  I really loved the packaging especially since Christmas is just around the corner.  He immediately chose the Santa bottle to put upstairs in 
our bathroom.  I love the scent of the Dial foaming hand wash.  It kind of reminded me of a very sweet and fruity smell at one point I thought I smelled pomegranate - it was an exciting aroma that filled the bathroom with pleasantness   He is very picky with his hand washes so I'm pleased to say to Dial - you have passed the test with my little guy. I really like  how Dial has put together a packaging to brighten up the bathroom or kitchen or any place in your house to add a little more color. Plus my son claims that it makes his hands feel softer which is really great since this is the time of year that your hands get so dry because of the weather.  I would highly recommend trying Dials limited edition holiday designs for the season. If you would like more information about Dial Soap also check out Dials Facebook  

"Thumbs UP" from the review crew!
I received 2 bottles of  Dials Foaming Hand Wash limited edition holiday designs for an honest review However all opinions are 100% my own.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Disney Santa Paws 2 The Santa Pups review

Let's meet the new pups in Santa Paws 2

The North Pole has a new litter of playful pups! However, when the frisky foursome—Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble—practically destroy Santa’s Workshop with their mischievous gamboling, they realize the best way to prove that they’re responsible enough to become Santa’s Helpers is to show how well they can spread the Christmas spirit all by themselves. With help from a magic crystal, they start granting everyone’s wishes. But their good intentions backfire when one unhappy boy asks that Christmas go away forever! With his wish impetuously fulfilled, and the joyous spirit quickly disappearing from the planet, Mrs. Claus and the pups have to find a way to reverse the spell—or risk losing Christmas forever!

I really loved this movie a very great family oriented one to cuddle up with your kids and watch.  They are a cute, cuddly and trouble they wreck havoc even at the North Pole.  But who can't fall in love with these adorable pups?  It's definitely a movie you have to see.  Would make a great stocking stuffer.  This is really a cute movie.  And I know you can't resist talking cute pups,

This cute litter consists of three female pups and one male pup. HOPE is the daring tomboy who wears a backwards red cap and rarely looks before she leaps. JINGLE is the diva with a bell on her collar who loves to sing, but can’t carry a tune. CHARITY is the girliest and most self-centered of the pups, with a mistletoe barrette, who has yet to learn the meaning of her name. And NOBLE is the mischievous only brother and self-appointed leader who is distinguished by a cheeky black spot around his eye.

These little pups arrive just in time for the Holiday Season on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and on HD Digital on November 20, 2012  

I received a copy of this movie for an honest review but all opinions are 100% my own.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Laser Pegs the Ultimate Toy and giveaway

Have you heard of Laser Pegs?  I was recently shopping at Target and came across these amazing blocks that you can build thing with and light up..They remind me of Legos only cooler.  These little blocks seem to be one of the hottest toys of the season.  I know I will be adding them to both of my sons Christmas list.

- The BOT - Laser Pegs Style

To learn more about this creative toy and to see pictures of what kind of creations can be made check here

US Family Guide & Laser Pegs will be giving away a Play Table A VALUE OF $549.00 They will be giving 1 Play Table away every other week until December 16th. 

To enter to win a Play Table go Here

Laser Pegs is having a twitter party so go here  and RSVP also Let them know that Mintas Creations sent you!

Also, * Participants must Tweet once with hashtag during the Party to be eligible to win
* We will give out small prizes throughout the party with 1 Grand Prize 5 minutes to the end

Prizes will be:
- 20 Laser Pegs Necklaces for 20 Party Attendees (Each a value of $4.99)
- 1 Bot Kit 670 (Value of $19.99)
Grand Prize: 1 Indy Car Kit 870 (Value of $29.99)

Parents make sure to pick up some Laser Pegs kits for your kids for Christmas.  They are fun, and cool way to play with blocks that are especially designed for older kids and teens.  It's a whole new electrifying way to put blocks together..

Also, make sure to follow Laser Pegs  on twitter

and make sure to like them on Facebook

Check out Laser Pegs website for more info.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rollick review

I got to review this fun game which is a fun twist on your traditional game of charades.  We had such a blast playing this game! During the kid's Veterans Day break , we decided to have a little family time with Rollick!  The rules for this game is quite simple.  Teams earn points by working together to act out the clue shown on the ROLLICK! cards.  The team earning the most points wins the game...however, it gets a little more fun when you only have three playing because Dad was at work.  We would switch out and sometimes it would be the boys playing and sometimes it would be one of the boys and was hysterical.  I soon found out that I don't do very good at   As you can see the boys are having a blast and we definitely love this game and can't wait to play again..with 756 clue words there is a new card every time you play.. I would suggest that you try this game as it's a BLAST!

Rollick! is a hit party game that's a fast and furious version of old favorite charades.  Unlike traditional charades- one person acting clues for the other players to guess, Rollick! changes things up so the entire team works together to act out clues for one or more players to guess. It's hysterical, fun, family oriented and even teenagers love it!  I know mine did.

Rollick contents:
  • 378 Cards (756 Clue Words)
  • Timer
  • Rules Sheet
  • Score Pad
Can you guess the what the word's banjo

We had loads of fun guessing although we had to improvise with only three playing. It was such a great way to have some family time.  We do plan on getting Dad involved soon.  He may be a better actor than me.

This is the answer to that crazy video..

The boys love Rollick! (although he's not particularly smiling - he just doesn't like me taking his pic).

Disclaimer: I received the game Rollick fromThe Game Cheff for an honest review however all opinions are 100% my own.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Going Green with the Green Machine by Ozonator

Check out this link to find out more .

As a Mom, how many times have you had to throw out produce that has gone bad? Well, we can tell you, you're not alone; American families waste approximately 180 pounds of spoiled fruits, vegetables and leftovers a year! According to a study by the University of Arizona, for a family of four, that adds up to over $1000 of wasted food a year due to spoilage. Combined, that is over 40% of the food produced and an annual cost of more than $100 billion lost in squandered dollars, enough perishable trash to fill a football stadium daily.
Whether you're looking to make your grocery bill go further or simply stop this wasteful problem, we're thrilled to introduce you to an innovative solution! The Green Refrigerator Machine by Ozonator is the value-packed product for customers in need of making the crisp and freshness of the produce they buy at the market last longer, while stretching their budget. Even though the Green Refrigerator Machine by Ozonator™ cannot control the initial cost of fresh fruits and vegetables, they strive to share the message of their solution that keeps the cost of eating this lifestyle much more affordable.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mickey's Music Festival

                                             Dec 01, 2012 Cincinnati Oh, U.S. Bank Arena 4:00 p.m.

                                            Dec 01, 2012 Cincinnati Oh, U.S. Bank Arena 7:00 P.m
                                 $55.00/$37.00/ $22.00/ $17.00

                                                     Nov 30, 2012 Dayton, Oh, Nutter Center 3:30 p.m.
                                                    Nov 30, 2012 Dayton, Oh, Nutter Center 6:30 p.m 
                               $50.00 /$40.00/ $25.00/ $17.00

Dec 02, 2012 Lexington, Ky, Rupp Arena 1:00 p.m
Dec 02, 2012 Lexington, Ky, Rupp Arena 4:00 p.m.
$55.00/ $35.00/ $25.00/ $20.00

Order tickets by phone 1-800-743-3000
Order tickets online at

What a perfect way to spend time with your family.   Whether young or old everyone of all ages will enjoy Mickey's Music Festival! So check out Disney live where all your favorite characters hang out!

You will see Mickey, Minnie,  Donald, Goofy, Ariel, Sebastian, Ursula, Jasmine, Aladdin , Genie, Woody, Buzz, Jessie and so many more..

You will have a blast and a rockin' good time and their will be all kinds of music to get you hopping to there will be hop, pop. swing, reggae, country, and lot's more music to last a lifetime of memories.

Monday, November 12, 2012

$1,000 Made a Mad Dash For Christmas Giveaway!

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Teri Hardy, "Iowa-Mom" ~ Mom to Bed by 8 CEO/Lead Writer & Mom Powered Media Founder

Mad Dash For Christmas Cash Giveaway Event

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In just three months RewardIt has made over 100 people winners and is looking forward to launching very soon so that they can make even more people winners. RewardIt will also allow users to earn virtual currency called Reward$ just by searching the web, playing games, watching videos, redeeming coupons and much more!

One lucky reader will receive a $1,000 Visa Gift Card {or paypal cash}!

Giveaway starts November 12th at 8pm est and ends November 19th at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
Special thank you to our lovely co-hosts: Mom to Bed by 8, Powered By Mom, Real Mom Reviews and Baby Costcutters.

Thank you for all of your support and hard work in this promotion.

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Minta's Creations is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Christmas Giveaway!

Whatcha Want Christmas Giveaway!

The following blogs have come together and helped make this event possible, a special thanks to:

If you've been entering our monthly Have It Your Way Giveaway you know how it works.  This giveaway is better, we have lots of awesome prizes, but before we get started!

We have several fabulous sponsors that I would like to introduce you to!

Pink Ninja Media

Jenn's Blah Blah Blog.  Not long after Jenn has a decided to get the ball rolling with Pink Ninja her wonderful friends Raegan from Contest for That, and Bobbie from Dishin' with Rebelle joined the fun. Together we make one pretty awesome team, connecting great bloggers with fabulous brands. If you're a brand looking for help with your brands campaign, be sure to check out Pink Ninja Media.  You'll find some of the best bloggers in the blogosphere to help you with your blogs campaign.

Maggies Bags:


When it comes to keeping her promise to being green, nobody does it better than Maggies Bags!  Maggies Bags uses genuine automotive seat belt webbing that's used to protect you while driving.  She uses the high-quality material and turns it into something beautiful that's eco-friendly.  She creates the lovely bags you'll find at Maggies Bags.  Maggies Bags have been featured on TV, in print and online.  You'll never find another handbag as unique and eco-friendly as Maggies Bags.  

Maggie Bags has an awesome discount set up...  Don't want to wait, will these fabulous bags make an amazing gift for you ore someone you care about?  Maggie Bags is offering 25% OFF their Premier Line!  It's valid through Dec. 16, 2012!  To get the awesome 25% DISCOUNT ENTER CODE WhatChaWant

Ball + Chain

Ball + Chain allows members to name their prize on jewelry & accessories.  Ball + Chain jewelry and accessories are available for purchase every Jewelry + accessory auction held every Tues. at 8pm CST via their Facebook Page.  Join them now as they have some pretty awesome plans to expand their website into an amazing online boutique.  You're going to want to "Like" their Facebook page to stay up to date with some of the best deals and steals around.

About Aloha Vintage Jewels

set of 2 marbelized bead necklaces, blue, green, purple and pink

If you're looking for amazing Vintage Jewelry from Circa 1950 to 1980 you're going to love Aloha Vintage Jewels.  There's some fabulous, unique, and super original pieces of jewelry at Aloha Vintage Jewels.  Jewelry has never been owned or worn.  It's been in stock since the 80s.  You're going to want to follow Aloha Vintage Jewels via Facebook for their Monthly Giveaways, and fabulous jewelry

Okay so here's how this is going to work, there's several great prizes.

  1. $250 Winner's Choice - Anything you want valued up to $250 (shipping must be included in amount final prize amount of $250)

  3. $200 Winner's Choice to Maggie Bags - Winner chooses any product from Maggie Bags valued up to $200.


  5. $100 Winner's Choice to Maggie Bags - Winner Chooses any product from Maggie Bags valued up to $100.


  7. $50 Winner's Choice to Aloha Vintage Jewels - Winner chooses anything from Aloah Vintage Jewels valued up to $50.


  9. $50 Amazon Gift Card - Winner will have additional choices depending upon where winner lives.

  10. Giveaway will run from 11/10/12 at 12:01am EST till 12/11/2012 at 12:01am EST.  Must be 18 or older to enter, and event is open Worldwide.  For full rules on giveaway, please visit Jenn's Blah Blah Blog.

    Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this event, nor am I responsible for shipping prize to winner.

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    Thursday, November 8, 2012

    Mac Book Pro Giveaway!

    Check out this awesome giveaway! This giveaway rocks and so does this blog so go and check it out:

    Sunday, November 4, 2012

    Pouchee purse organizer review and giveaway

    When I first received my "Pouchee purse organizer" I was really surprised to see how small and cute and itty bitty it was in size - I wondered how I could possibly put a lot of things in this small little Pouchee but I was soon to find out about how wrong I was.  This is what it looked like when I received it.  Now let me show you what it looks like after I put some things inside it.

    Now here is what I put into mine:
    • Sun glasses
    • 2 pens
    • keys
    • Skittles
    • iPhone
    • planner
    • lipstick
    • nail polish
    • receipts
    • Kohls card
    • Walgreens card
    • shop rewards card
    • Toysrus card
    • lip liner
    I mean Wow!  At one point I even had a bottle of water.
    Dimensions: Width: 7.5" x Height: 5.25" x Depth: 3.5

    I have to say I absolutely love my Pouchee purse organizer. I also love the large handles which makes it very easy to pull out of your purse and switch to another purse if need be.   I'm one of those people that everything gets lost at the bottom of my purse and this organizer is just what I needed.

    I'm also very happy to let you know that one of my readers is going to get a chance to win their very own Pouchee Purse Organizer!
    Disclaimer: I received the Pouchee purse organizer for an honest review all opinions are 100% my own.  Thank You Pouchee I love this product!

    Thursday, November 1, 2012

    R.L Stine Haunting Hour Party

    I was chosen to have an R.L. Stine party at my house to introduce his new TV series called The Haunting Hour on The Hub Network.  I was really excited when MommyParties sponsored by “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” and The Hub contacted me..  Here is what they sent me.

    One of the games we played was  a variation of darts but you threw sticky spiders on the web and as you can see we had a lot of powerful aims.  lol.

    We had a spook-tac-ular good time.  My husband set up the decorations  and set up a station for the haunting music.
    Our second game was to pin the nose on the pumpkin.  We had a lot of different ideas where his nose actually was.   It's a variation of pin the tail on the donkey.

    This one is a great game I made some jello and the kids tried eating it with their vampire teeth in but we had to give up and take them out because a lot of kids said it was really hard to eat it like that so we had them take them out and see who could finish the fastest.

    Here is our winner with his vampire teeth in.  Doesn't he make a great vampire?

    Here are some of the kids watching "The Haunting Hour". The show was a hit with our party guests. Well done and it kept our young guest entertained from start to finish. Highly recommended that you check this series out!

    Here are my treat bags for the kids made out of surgical gloves with spooky goodies inside.  I think R.L. Stine would approve.  Don't you?

    We all had spooky great fun!  Looks like the kids loved the party!

    Visit the The Haunting Hour on The Hub Network at

    Disclaimer: I was selected from Mommy parties through Mom Select and sponsored from the hub but all opinions are 100% my own.