Showing posts from April 26, 2009

Giveaway ~ Chicken Soup for the Soul Chicken Soup for the Soul

The ever popular Chicken Soup for the Soul books are honoring moms for Mother's Day right now.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter: Stories about the Special Bond between Mothers and Daughters and Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son Soul: Stories to Celebrate the Lifelong Bond

In honor of moms everywhere, both titles are now available at Target for a special discounted price until Mother's Day on May 10. Both seek to honor moms, as they offer heartwarming, hilarious tales from moms and their loved ones. If you don't have a Target or can't get to one, they are very reasonably priced on Amazon as well!

1. "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter" (September 2008 $14.95)

There is a special bond between a mother and her daughter that, in the vast scope of human relationships, is unparalleled. Sometimes fragile and tenuous but at once as enduring as the Rockies, it is a relationship that is neither static nor shallow. It is evolving…

Mother's Day Giveaway ~ Flip Video Ultra in White

Remember the Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder, 30-Minutes (White) that I blogged about yesterday?

Well I am giving one away for Mother's Day!

Just blog about this contest, come back here and leave a link. It can be blogged about anyway, just make sure to link back here :)

After you blogged the contest, you can earn extra entries ~

Stop by the Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder and tell me a feature you like.Follow me on twitter & tweet this giveaway.Stumble, Digg, Kirtsy, ect this post + 1 if you also do my main page!
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Mother's Day Gift Idea ~ Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder

This is an amazing deal and would make such a great Mother's day present. Either hint to hubby or buy for your Mom. Wouldn't this be a wonderful, easy to use present for Grandma!

Amazon has the Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder, 30-Minutes (White) for $59.99 currently PLUS receive a unique coupon code for a free $20 Create It Reward from Shutterfly. (Shutterfly Offer valid through May 31, 2009)

That is a $90 savings + the Shutterfly credit, too cool!

If you are looking for another fun present idea, you can get $10 Off BookSwim Mother's Day Gift Cards & Free $20 to 1-800-FLOWERS

Find details a couple free Mother's day present kids can make this weekend and next weekend!
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Giveaway ~ Kroger $25 Gift Card

Have you checked out Kroger's website lately? If not, they are running a great contest.

Now through May 15, Kroger is inviting customers to visit to enter the Kroger Reusable Shopping Bag Contest. The contest gives Kroger customers the chance to design their own reusable grocery bag with's easy-to-use design tool.

Upon submitting their entry, designers will receive a confirmation email allowing them view their final design and send to family and friends for votes. An expert judging panel will rank the top bag designs, with special consideration given to those designs that have the most votes.

Great prizes will be awarded to the top 10 bag designs, with one lucky designer winning a $1,000 Kroger gift card and the chance for their bag design to be sold in stores. Judges will also select four finalists who will receive $250 Kroger gift cards and five runners-up who will receive $100 Kroger gift cards.

Kroger has also partnered with CafĂ© Press so desi…

Review ~ Kitchen Witch (Accidental Witch Trilogy, Book 1)

I was browsing around Book Swim and came across The Kitchen Witch (Accidental Witch Trilogy, Book 1). I love stories about witches, so I thought I'd give it a try.

It wasn't what I thought it would be, but the book wasn't bad. It is isn't really about a witch, but more a Romance. If you enjoy chick lit, lightweight Romance, etc it is a cute story.

Single dad and television producer Logan Kilgarven finds his life turned upside down when his quirky new neighbor, Melody Seabright, who is rumored to be a witch, gets a job at his TV station, where she wreaks havoc on the set and on his heart.

Review ~ Always Infinity

I will be honest, I quit using pads in middle school and never looked back. I now use the diva cup. However my tween just started her period and only feels comfortable wearing pads. When I did use them, Always was my favorite brand. I was excited to get the chance to test out the brand new Always Infinity pad (well for my tween too).

Product Features/Highlights

Incredibly Soft Cover Sheet — It's designed to work with the pad's Infinicel core to help you feel dry.

Microdots™ for Fast Absorption — At the center of each pad you'll find Microdots™ engineered to help quickly guide fluid deep inside and away from you.

Revolutionary Wing Design for Secure Protection — Super flexible wings hug the curvature of your panty and provide optimal coverage at your panty's sides.

Form-Fitting Channels for Great Leakage Protection — Our form-fitting channels move with your body for an intimate three-dimensional body fit and great leakage protection.

Designed to be Wider in the Back — Pro…

Review ~ Ragu

With busy schedules, getting dinner ready quick is important. It is also important to give the kids a healthy meal!

Luckily for me, my girls love spaghetti sauce! You can make a ton of different meals and you are getting a nutritious meal. Did you know that Ragu has a full serving a veggies in there sauces? I didn't know that before. Now I feel even better about serving meals with Ragu.

We tried the Hearty Baked Rigatoni meal that is on the Ragu website and it was a huge hit! My girls and my husband loved the new Sweet Tomato Basil flavor that Ragu just came out with. We plan on trying the Upside Pizza next, yum!

Mom Central has recently teamed up with Food Network's Robin Miller and Registered Dietician Sylvia Klinger to offer moms nutritional, parenting and time-management tips available on In keeping with the RagĂș tradition of a dedication to helping Moms feed our kids well, these helpful tips, healthy meal options and recipes are designed to make meal pl…

Finding a Place for Kids to Play ~ KaBOOM

We live in a beautiful little area, I grew up here ~ know it well. One downside, you have to drive to all of the parks in the area. It makes it really hard, especially when gas prices get so high in the summer. When we lived closer to Detroit, we had several parks within walking distance, and we loved it! Regardless though, we do have some nice parks and an awesome {free} beach! Finding parks can be difficult, especially if you are in a new area.

KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding and creating play spaces within walking distance for every child, has embarked on a nationwide mission to help communities build playspaces. Mom Central has teamed up with KaBOOM! to help map 100,000 playspaces in 100 days.

Here's what counts as a playspace: a playground, field, a skate park, roller hockey rink, lake, dog park, community center, basketball court or ice rink - any place where kids can engage in unstructured play for free or a nominal fee.
A playspace listing on Ka…