Friday, March 16, 2012

Empire Patio Covers Giveaway

My husband and I have always talked about wanting to purchase some patio furniture. The place where you sit in the evening or on a nice day, watch the kids and relax. But, we just haven't ever gotten around to it. Of course, when we do patio covers is something else that we will have to purchase as well to protect our lovely furniture. On the Empire Patio Cover site, you'll find lots of different patio covers that come in many sizes and styles. They sell high end ecologically friendly patio furniture covers for nearly any type of furniture!

Learning Resources 'Measuring Motors' Review/Giveaway

My little boy is such a huge fan of cars. So, when it comes to learning, we try to find ways to incorporate that interest to keep his attention. This, in return, keeps him focused and helps him learn enjoyably, faster, and more effectively. With Conner in Pre-School, it is that time when they are learning about sorting from largest to smallest, making patterns, and starting to do math in it's most introductory form. Learning Resources a seasoned company known for it's learning incorporated fun, has sent me this amazing product called Measuring Motors. This set encourages experimentation and learning and is also super fun for children of any age to interact with.

Fake Bake 'Golden Faux Glo Shimmer' Review

I am naturally a very pale person, so keeping a tan is very important to me. The problem with going to the tanning bed is, it becomes very pricey with the visits, gas back & forth, and also the tanning lotion. If I would sit down and add it all up I would probably pull out my hair. Plus, going to the tanning bed or simply laying out can cause skin risk of possible cancer. So, finding a healthy alternative and also a more budget friendly alternative would be very nice. I have always wondered about self tanners, but have never tried it. I was given the chance to do a review for Fake Bake on a self tanner and the results were very pleasing.

There are several different Fake Bake products that can help you achieve that tanned look with ease. There are items for your body, anti aging tanners for you face, bronzers and so much more.

The Woodcarver DVD Review/Giveaway

Matthew Stevenson is a troubled kid from a broken home. When he vandalizes the local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at the church, he meets Ernest (John Ratzenberger), an accomplished wood carver who created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed. Ernest has become something of a hermit, but reluctantly comes out of reclusion to help repair the church. Now Ernest and Matthew must work together to preserve the church's beautiful antiquity, and along the way, they also manage to restore their faith in God and in life.
The woodcarver arrived at my home and my kids asked me what it was about. I didn't know what to tell them so I played it for them that evening instead. What I learned while watching "The Woodcarver" is that the devotional film genre of movies is far from gone. Though other movies of this genre are certainly few, there are still good stories and excellent values to be had, courtesy of Faith & Family films.

Delights of the Earth Sweepstakes

Delights of the Earth uses only organic sustainably harvested oils, Palm, coconut & Sunflower, along with certified organic herbs and natural clays. They also support local farmers when they are in season and use those ingredients in the summer months. They strive to make natural and organic products affordable and last longer. 
There is also a small line of salves to fit every need.  From dry skin and eczema issues, to cuts and scrapes, to rashes.  They are unscented so anyone can use them without smelling like some type of essential oil.  The salves are made with sunflower oil infused with herbs (pending what it was made to help), beeswax & Illipe butter. 

On top of those products. Delights Of The Earth is also launching their new line of Organic Foaming soaps.  These are made of organic sunflower oil & organic coconut oil.  

You can head on over and enter the giveaway to win 5 bars of soap, 2 Salves, and 2 Liquid Foaming Soaps NEW! You also get to pick which you want.  Please see the link for more details.  

Welcome Spring! Sweepstakes with Ayala's Herbla Water

I am so delighted that spring is just around the corner!  When the temperature starts to warm up, stay hydrated with Ayala’s Herbal Water!

·   Enter the new Welcome Spring! Sweepstakes for a chance to win a case of your favorite flavor
·   Get 15% off your purchase of Ayala’s Herbal Water through the new coupon promotion
·    Check out the new 12oz Sparkling Ayala’s Herbal Water featured in the March issues of Bicycling Magazine and Natural Foods Merchandiser
·   There are so many good reasons to keep kids off soda… Moms like Jessica Alba give their kids sparkling flavored water instead! Find online or at your local store!
·   Download one of the apps and get the bottom line on food labels before they’re in your shopping cart:

AMERICA SNEEZES Contest From Boogie Wipes

Boogie Wipes are made with natural saline to dissolve boogies or better know as mucus caused by the common cold, allergies or otherwise booger-filled kid moments. They are extra soft, alcohol, phthalate and paraben free. Boogie Wipers are also recommended by pediatricians as a gentle, effective alternative to a dry tissue.
They have just launched another fun contest!

AMERICA SNEEZES just started March 1 and ends June 30 2012.  They are looking for America's best sneezer! Just snap a picture or take a short video of the sneeze and post it to your facebook wall and tag Boogie Wipes.  Then get all of your friends and family to "like" your entry!  3 winners will be selected to win $500, $300 and $200 in prizes.  For more information, please visit our contest link

Stress & Oral Health

Did you know that stress can leave a lasting impact on your oral health? Celebrity dentist and Founder and CEO of Arch Dental Associates, Dr. Pankaj Singh breaks down the link between stress and oral health.
Stress has been associated with:
  •     canker sores
  •     teeth grinding
  •     dry mouth
  •     poor oral hygiene
  •     TMJ
  •     gum disease (most serious)



Things aren’t always as they seem in the Oscar-nominated, suspenseful, and stylish thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In), based on the classic novel by John le CarrĂ©. At the height of the Cold War, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a.k.a. MI6 and code-named the Circus, has been compromised. An ever-watchful former top lieutenant and career spy, George Smiley (Gary Oldman, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ), is called out of retirement by the government to help identify and track a suspected mole at the top of the agency. The list of suspects is narrowed to five men. Even before the startling truth is revealed, the emotional and physical tolls on the players enmeshed in the deadly international spy game will escalate…