Monday, April 30, 2012

Hunger Games Trilogy Book Giveaway! 5/29

The Hunger Games Trilogy Book Giveaway

Mom Does Reviews, Powered By Mom,Mom Blog Society and Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways are giving you the opportunity to win The Hunger Games Trilogy Hardcover Book Set! That's right One winner will get all Three of Suzanne Collins Best Selling Books!!

The Hunger Games

Catching Fire

Mocking Jay

Giveaway will start on April 30 and end May 29, 2012!

Open to US and Canada readers!

Thank you to the following blogs for hosting

The Hunger Games Giveaway!

I joined up in this giveaway to bring you all the chance to win these awesome books.  I have yet to read them and cannot wait to.  I want to read all three before I watch the movie.  I have heard great things about this series and it falls into the categories that interest me.

Check this out: 
The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful trilogy edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete! Find out for yourself what all the talk is about!

Music Monday! 4/30

I am sticking with my theme I will be focusing on.  This is a video starring Bernadette!  She is such a strong and amazing young woman who just celebrated her birthday!!!

You can check out her Fan Page about her documentary! 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mother's Day Apple iPad 2 Giveaway!

Win It For MomiPad2 Mothers DayGiveaway Event
Welcome to our annual Mothers Day Giveaway!This year, 1 VERY LUCKY mom will WIN an iPad2!

Think your mom is the greatest mom ever? Want to give her a shiny new iPad2?Think YOU'RE the greatest mom ever? Keep it for yourself!

Win It For Mom iPad2 Mothers Day Giveaway

Here's What You Get!

Color: White 
Storage:16 GBWi-Fi: Stay Connected at any of thousands of internet hotspots, including your home wireless network. Get online from the couch, check email at school, download an app at the library or read the local news at your favorite cafe. iPad with Wi-Fi makes it easy to stay connected.
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
Weight: 1.33 pounds (601 g)
Display: 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology. 1024-by-768-pixel resolution. Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. 
Cameras, Photos, and Video Recording: Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom. Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera. Tap to control exposure for video or stills. Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi.
Power and Battery: Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system.
In The Box: Dock Connector to USB Cable. 10W USB Power Adapter. All Documentation.
Warranty: Every iPad comes with complimentary telephone technical support for 90 days from your iPad purchase date and a one-year limited warranty.

**iPad2 will be ordered AFTER winner is drawn. It will ship DIRECTLY to the winner. We NEVER touch it! Warranty will be put in winners name at time of purchase.**

Grandma Juice and The Kids Are Grown Now What have teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you this awesome iPad2 for Mothers Day.

There are multiple ways to win! Do some, Do them all..... It's up to you!Some you can even do daily for added bonus entries! There's something for everyone!

Ready? Go! Good luck!


KitchenAid Mania Giveaway! 5/9


We are giving away a white KitchenAid KSM150PSWH Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer to one lucky reader! This is a perfect Mother's Day gift to every one who loves baking or simply just being in the kitchen! 

This was made possible by Bay Area Mommy, American Family and some of the most awesome bloggers! KitchenAid KSM150PSWH Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer - Retail Value: $349.99

Color: White - 325-watt mixer with 10 speeds; 
5-quart stainless steel bowl 
Tilt-back head for easy access to mixture 
1 piece pouring shield with large chute for adding ingredients 
Includes flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip
Measures 14 by 8-2/3 inches by 14 inches; 
1-year warranty 

Giveaway will run from April 29 at 12AM EST to May 9 at 11:59PM EST. Open to the US only. Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Litter-Robot Review

Now, I was given the opportunity to review the Litter Robot.  I was more than excited to review this.  I knew what I was getting.  I had read their website and looking over the dimensions and everything, but when I saw the UPS man walking up with this box, mind you it is almost as tall as my recliner, I was like WOW!  This box was HUGE.

My boyfriend was leery.  He kept asking me, "what did you get us!?" I was like don't worry it's not as big as the box, and it's not, but it is still big.   So we unpacked the box and pulled it out.  This was really easy to put together.  You have the base that has the drawer in it, step, and buttons to run the Litter Robot.  You take the top portion and line it up so the lip is in the center on the track which again wasn't hard.

I followed the directions and made sure it was turned off then plugged it in.  Once that was done I had two options I could either pour the cat litter in through the front or turn it on and push the fill button and it would put the waste doors up top for me.  I poured it in through the front and still do even though i did try through those holes.  I just find it easier to do it through the front.  Once that is done you run the cycle which takes approximately 3 minutes.   This lets the machine run and even out the cat litter so that it is nice and flat and even.

The Litter-Robot II Bubble Unit in Beige is the exact model that I was sent and I love it.  The bubble is nice for cats that are bigger or do not like confined spaces.  Neither of my cats seem to care either way. They do their business and are off on their way.

They suggest you do not change the type of cat litter on your cats when you are switching to this litter box.  However you cannot use the pellet litters because they will not sift through.  One of the brands they suggest is World's Best which I had already been using.  So, when I set it up I poured in a new bag and then once I saw my cats in the room I made it spin both were weary.

Deimos, my black cat, tried to stalk it.  He walked really low his eyes slits as he slowly moved toward it while Gonzo my grey striped cat hide beneath a stool in the room.  They quickly adjusted.  I left it off as they started to use it and cleaned it by running it only when they were in the room.  After a week I left it on and I noticed they HAD to watch it clean it.  Then after week two I completely threw out their old litter box.

It didn't take long for my cats to adjust, but then only one of my cats is picky and I think they love how it is always clean.  Now, the only thing I need to tackle is how to teach them to NOT get cat litter all over my house!!! Lol.

I really recommend this litter box in despite of it's price.  The reason I say go spend the $360 on it is because I have been using less cat litter than I was before and it makes a huge difference in cleanliness and over all smell from the cat box.  

Cookin Explosion COMING SOON!!!

One Winner! 
Will It Be You?
Prize List

1) Autographed Dessert Cookbook from Paula Dean (The Lady & Sons Just Desserts)

2) Autographed picture of Paula Dean

3) Autographed Cook Book from The Neely's (Celebration)

4) Cook'n Recipe Organizer

5) Southern Seam Apron

6) 2 Professional :limited edition pans from Regal

7) 4 Rubbermaid glass storage sets with easy to locate lids

8) 8 piece gourmet cooking set from Sunbeam
9) 32 piece set of Lock & Lock Storage Containers
10) Gourmet Gift Basket from Bea's Gift Baskets

11) Set of 2 glasses from Bottlehood

12) Set of Oneida Silverware

13) Oraganic Spice Gift Bag from Trader Joes

14) Bain Marie Jar

15) Wendy's Gift Card ($50)

16) Guy Ferie Knuckle Knife Kitchen Set

17) Gift Basket from Diane Redcay

18) Wholly Guacamole Gift Pack

19) Rare Disney 4 Park Collector Lithograph Art Set with COA

20) $15 Gift Certificates from Bob Evans Restaurant

21) Haviland China Replacement Guide

22) Gooseberry Simple Shortcut Recipes

23) SodaStream Maker Start Up Kit & 3 Full Size Flavors

24) Kindle Fire


Friday, April 27, 2012

Featured Video!

Today I wanted feature something a little different.  I know a few months back I did a post on here about myself giving just a sneak peek into my life.  I am not so good at explaining it all in detail although I try to and I love answering questions about my life and what I go through on a daily basis.

In the upcoming weeks I am going to be featuring a couple of different disability oriented organizations.  This post today is about my disease.  The reason I am attaching this video is because I want you all to get to see what life is like for me.

This video is of a girl, Bernadette, who has Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) disease like me.  Her ability to walk is worse than it is for me however the way that she walks is something that I have seen a lot from other people with CMT.  I am thankful that I still have the strength to walk semi-normally and that my real problems come from neurological pain.  Please take the time to watch this video and to leave me some comments.  Ask questions and I WILL answer them all.  No question is a stupid question here!

BMotG Birthday Bash: Handmade Cupcake Onsie!! 5/3

I decided from the very beginning of planning for Emily’s birthday party that I wanted a cupcake theme. So, it is of little surprise that she will be wearing a cupcake shirt at her party! Amber at Kate Grace Rose makes amazing hand-sewn onesies with a cupcake design on the front. I tried to take a picture from an angle so you can see the cupcake design is not an iron on. She makes the base of the cupcake out of a high quality, decorative piece of fabric and then in a very cool way she frays solid colored fabric and layers it on the shirt in such a way that makes that layer look like frosting! Additionally, the “frosting” effect is visually pleasing because it creates a 3-D effect that is far more noticeable than a basic iron on.

Amber is offering Busy Mom on the Go readers with a special discount code so you can start shopping today for your little girl! Use code: busymoms to save 15% off!!! Her store includes tutus, birthday outfits, decorative onesies, hair accessories, diaper straps and much more! Check out Kate Grace Rose today! Do you like this onesie? Would like this same one for your daughter? Amber has generously offered the onesie pictured above from her store for one lucky winner! Starting today through 5/3 at 11:59 EST you can enter using the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is for the cupcake onesie pictured above. All entrants must be 18+ to enter, open to US residents only.

We kindly thank all of the wonderful participating bloggers in the 1st Birthday Bash Event:

Thursday, April 26, 2012

BMotG Birthday Bash: 8x10 Personalized Photo Matte! 5/2

Are you having fun at the Birthday Bash Party Event yet? Today, I am reviewing Funny Honey Frames! The name alone tells you there is something special about these frames! I marveled at the charming details with the one-of-a-kind, personalized photo mattes that Andrea creates at Funny Honey Frames. I had to look at the customized matte about 3 times before I actually saw all of the details that she put into the special one created for Emily.               

With Funny Honey Frames you let Andrea know what color scheme you’re interested in, the name of the person that the frame should be customized for (in this case Emily) and then the font type for the name. And then Funny Honey Frames will handle the rest! As a busy mom on the go (BMotG) I enjoy the attention to detail in these frames. I have never seen anything like it. Each matte is personalized out of high quality cardstock and then decorated according to your needs.


The picture below is the one that Andrea created for Emily’s 1st Birthday party! I love the girly font and the sparkly paper backing her name, along with the cupcake below the 4x6 photo. These are all details that coordinate very well together. This matte fits into any 8x10 frame perfectly. However, I recommend buying the complete set through Funny Honey Fames for two reasons. First, if you’re busy like me and don't have a spare 8x10 photo frame then adding that to the list of errands is silly when Funny Honey Frames offers matching white frames for any of their mattes. Second, the price is right! Funny Honey Frames offers their personalized photo mattes and matching frames at an affordable price delivered right to your door. And for BMotG readers you can get 10% off your order using code: BUSYMOM

And now for the giveaway!! Do you want to win one of these amazing personalized photo mattes? Starting today through 5/2 at 11:59 EST you can enter using the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is for 1 photo matte with the option to purchase the matching photo frame. Must be 18+ to enter, open to US residents only.

We kindly thank all of the wonderful participating bloggers in the 1st Birthday Bash Event:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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iPad Giveaway Ends 4/26

That's right!  It's April and Grown Up Geek is giving something away, so why not a New 16GB WiFi iPad with Retina display!?

The entries are real easy.  Just a couple of clicks and you are in!! Go enter today and tomorrow!!!

BMotG Birthday Bash: Party Hat Giveaway

I was very excited when I saw the creative hats at My Kayla Rose's Etsy Boutique. Bonnie's designs are so fun and playful that I really wanted to incorporate one of them into Emily's birthday party! I chose the zebra print with the hot pink feather boa detail around the base and on the top. I think this hat is a wonderfully girly design that brings a small amount of flashiness to the party.  

So far, Emily has been exceptionally interested in the hat, just not on her head! She had so much fun playing the game of pulling the hat off of her head that I could not help, but snap pictures in between laughing at how much fun she was having!! I can just imagine when she gets older and wants to play dress-up how much fun she will have with this hat added to her dress-up collection. 

Bonnie at My Kayla Rose offers a nice variety of hats for any celebration including Mini Mouse hats too (adorable!). The material she used to make the zebra hat for Emily is a very soft fabric and she tied a pretty pink ribbon, that if Emily's willing, I could tie into a pretty bow to keep the hat in place. And for Busy Mom on the Go readers Bonnie has generously offered a 10% off coupon code to her store using code: Kayla.

We kindly thank all of the wonderful participating bloggers in the 1st Birthday Bash Event:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Father’s Day Kickin Back with Dad {Blogger sign Ups Open}

Father’s Day
Kickin Back with Dad Blogger Sign Ups

Grandma Juice and The Kids are Grown, Now What? are hosting a HUGE Father’s Day giveaway for a 32 inch LCD TV and a $50 Walmart Gift Card for ‘Dad Snacks’! We want you to join us! The cost for the event is $15 for four links of your choice. What are you waiting for?


Phone Fetcher Review!

I was given the opportunity to review the Phone Fetcher.  This device is a cord that is attached to a clip and has an adapter that plugs into your audio jack in your phone.  It's purpose to create ease in finding your phone without having to dig through a purse, or bag for your phone.

You take the little attachment on the ring and plug it into your headset jack on your cell phone.  This can be annoying if you use a wired headset however most people now are using blue tooth ones that do not need the use of the headset jack anymore.  I don't use either so that wasn't a problem for me.  I just plugged it in.  It slide in real nice and easily and I tugged on it a little and nothing happened.  I also swung it around to see if it would fly off which it didn't.  I thought that the hold was really good.

I really, really loved the idea of this however I did feel like the clip is bulky and seemed like something that wouldn't last over time.  With my hands I found it a little tough to pull open as well.  I know my hands are weaker than others so I wasn't too surprised by this.  I do however also realize the clip was probably chosen to be larger so that the product name could be written on the clip.

Overall I think it is handy however the look of the item is not something that I particularly like.  So, if you are looking for something functional and not looking for trendy then this will work great for you!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

BRAVE Coming to Theaters

Are you a Fan of Disney Movies?  I know I am! I love them and I have loved their CGI movies just as much as the ones I grew up watching!  

Disney and Pixar Studios have a new movie coming to theaters June 22nd!!! 
I cannot wait to see this!!!

Check the movie out on their WEBSITE and FACEBOOK, while your at it why not on TWITTER as well?

Are you excited for this movie as much as I am?

**BLOGGER OPP** Entertainment Explosion Blog Hop!

Welcome to Entertainment Explosion Blog Hop

Entertainment Explosion is an entertainment themed blog hop! Promoting all things entertainment, books, music, games, movies, gift cards, etc.

The Details:
  • Entertainment explosion will launch on June 1st at midnight and end on June 15th at midnight.
  • This is a themed event so your prizes must be related to entertainment. Gift Cards are fine as long as they are to places that carry entertainment items, such as Amazon. Value of Giveaway must not be less than $20.00
  • Your post will need to be live by June 1st at 9am and end at 12:01am on June 16th (date for rafflecopter)
  • If your event is not posted by 9am on the 1st of June, your link will be removed from the Entertainment Explosion Blog Hop.
  • Your post must include the Entertainment Explosion graphic and the HTML that will be provided.
  • The linky html must be included to make sure your readers are "hopping" to other blogs
  • Please include all disclosures, do not use Google + or violate any facebook policies.

All updates and any questions you may have can be address at the TCB Events & Promotions Facebook Group we ask that you do join the group as we post updates there and respond to all questions quicker. While you can feel free to email either The Coupon Bible or Parsimonious Pash, the group will tend to respond to your questions faster and prevents lost emails.

Entertainment Explosion Blog Hop will be capped at the first 100 blogs.

**BLOGGER OPP** Oh! So Pretty Giveaway Hop

Oh! So Pretty Giveaway Hop!

Whether you call it getting dolled up, putting your face on, warpaint, or anything else, we all love it!  It being makeup and beauty products!  

How Was Your Day and Saved By Grace are co-hosting an awesome giveaway hop - “Oh! So pretty!" 

The theme is beauty and we would like to invite all bloggers to join us!

This hop will run May 18-24th, 2012, and all prize packages will have a minimum value of $25!

By joining, you agree to the following:

1) Give us your link to your blog and CURRENT, often checked email address

2)Post a prize worth at LEAST $25 dollars sticking to the theme of "Oh! So Pretty!" (beauty + cosmetics type products) either sponsored or self-sponsored.

3) The html code will be emailed to you a couple days before the hop.  You are agreeing to have your post up and running by 12 noon, EST on May 18th.

4) Promote the hop 

This hop is free to sign up for but you are REQUIRED to provide a prize worth at least $25 dollars to participate. 

We're not requiring you to post the button or a blog post, either.  But if you wanted to, we'd love ya forever!

Come join us!


The winner of Parsimonious Pash's Birthday Bash is ANNOUNCED!!!

The winner has been verified and I would love to congratulate...


$50 PayPal Giveaway! 5/22

This is to say thank you,

to all of our awesome readers that we adore so much!

Jenn's Blah Blah Blog has teamed up with some awesome bloggers to bring you this awesome $50 PayPal Cash  Giveaway!

Winner will recieve $50 Paypal Cash!

Enter to Win $50 Cash, winner must have valid Paypal account set up! Giveaway is open to US and Canada and will end on May 22, 2012! Best of luck to Everyone!

Special Thanks to all the blogger helping with this giveaway!
Jenn's Blah Blah Blog | Simply Shawn & Jenn | Parsimonious Pash | Tales of a Ranting Ginger | Mom Mom On The Go | Contesting for Commoners | Family Love and Other Stuff | Mark Yourself With Misty | The Great Pynk Nymphette | SaraLees Deals & Steals | Wickless Candle Scents

Monday, April 23, 2012

In The Kitchen Giveaway! 5/7

Introducing the Moms Do It Better…In the Kitchen Giveaway event! We have a huge selection of amazing prizes for our readers and can’t wait to see you win! Moms Do It Better is a great community for bloggers that offers interactive blogging courses, networking, sponsorship opportunities, and a meeting ground to connect with Brands and PR. The site is free to join and there are still amazing things to come! We believe when it comes to blogging, Moms Do It Better! Let’s move on to the prizes, shall we?! Here is what you can win by entering the Moms Do It Better…

In the Kitchen Giveaway:

Andrena with XTRA curve

**Grand Prize**

A stone kitchen hood from Tuscan Stone Mantels. If you’re building a home, remodeling your kitchen or just looking for something to add an elegant appeal this is the perfect addition! The value of the stone kitchen hood is between $2,500 and $3,600 (depending on size)**

In the Kitchen Prizes

Prize Pack 1
$150 Gift Card to Anderson Seafood & an Aeternum PINK Sauté Pan SET from Bialetti ($230.00 value) 

Prize Pack 2
Gift Basket from Alter Eco (4 chocolate bars, Ruby Red Rice, Jasmine Rice, Rainbow Quinoa), 3 piece Healthy Steps Serving Set, The Low GI Cookbook--Nutrisystem Edition from Around My Family Table & a Bamboo Vegetable slicer and cutting board ($122.00 value) 

Prize Pack 3
12 piece T-Fal cookware set in blue or black and an Enjoy life Apron & Electric Pepper Grinder from Ozeri ($101.00 value) 

Prize Pack 4
Zoku Duo Quick Pop Maker and a Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycling Bin and a gift basket from Alter Eco (4 chocolate bars, Ruby Red Rice, Jasmine Rice, Rainbow Quinoa), ($107.00 value)($110.00 value) 

If you’re as pumped and excited as we are, then get started by entering on the Rafflecopter form below! You have until May 7, when the giveaway ends, to enter so take your time and come back to finish when you have time!

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