February 29, 2012

A Very [RARE] Sale on OPI Nail Polish!


I am kind of obsessed with nail polish and painting my nails! In case you missed it, check out my post on how to get salon perfect nails at home!

My favorite nail polish by far is OPI! I love OPI because it lasts longer than any other polish I have tried. Plus the colors are so amazing and fun! The color above is one of my faves - Koala Bear-y!


There is an OPI Sale happening now through Friday! If you are a fan like me, you know that it rarely goes on sale! So check out the OPI Sale at Beyond the Rack. There are lots and lots of colors available for just $6.99 each! Remember flip flop weather is almost here too so pick out some cute colors for those pedicures. Happy shopping!

February 27, 2012

#MissionGiveaway :: Enter to Win TOMS Ballet Flats for You and a Friend!



Mission Giveaway started with the $100 Story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are the Mission Giveaway Group!

We know how much you loved the TOMS ballet flats giveaway so we thought you'd like another chance to WIN a pair for you and a friend! I just got my TOMS Ballet Flats and I love them. So cute and comfortable!

Here's how this giveaway will work and the prizes we have to offer:

Grand Prize:

A Girls Dream - Shoes! The Winner will be able to pick out a pair of Tom's Ballet Flats for themselves and a pair to give to a friend!

About Our Sponsor: Autism United


Here at Autism United we are dedicated to raising Autism Awareness world wide. We work to help educate and bring information, research and specialist studies to one location giving you a highly researched, resourceful website for your Autism Awareness needs. While working hard, we also dedicate ourselves to speak out and reach others in need of assistance and help them be heard. Autism United will also work to stay on board with other Autism Awareness sites and resources reaching out and fundraising to help with research and those in need of some help.

Please check back often to see our rapidly growing site that will hopefully become a recognized source for Autism Awareness. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Autism, please feel free to contact Autism United and share your stories, information or just to say hello. We’d love to hear from you!

Here's How You Enter:

The Giveaway will open up on Tuesday 2/28 at 12:01 am EST and close on Friday 3/2 at 11:59 pm EST.

1) Start at the Rafflecopter Entry Form Below.

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3) Work your way through the links, entering contests at each blog as you go. These contests each have their own rules and end dates.

4) Complete additional entries towards the bottom and come back for additional daily entries!

That's it! You have successfully entered this awesome giveaway! Side note...It's not mandatory that you enter all the giveaways at each blog. However, doing so not only increases your chances of WINNING the other prizes, it increases your chances of WINNING the Grand Prize!

Good luck!!


Free $10 Credit to Treehouse Tykes for New Members


Treehouse Tykes is the leading venue for children's furniture, bedding, gear, accessories and apparel at up to 70% off. Membership is free and 10% of our net proceeds go to the school or charity of your choice. Yes you can choose a charity from their list! I found one in my area! How great is that?!

Sign up HERE and you will get $10 in free credit! Look what kinds of things you can spend the free $10 credit on!

Alpaca Baby Booties

Hadaki Handbags

Wrapadoo Throws

Those are just some of the current sales happening now at Treehouse Tykes. So get your free $10 credit now and start shopping!

February 25, 2012

Boot Stroot :: Easily Cuff Your Jeans Into Your Boots :: Review and Giveaway




One of the few things I like about cold weather is being able to wear my boots! Boots and jeans are pretty much my favorite look for winter. I have always struggled with having my jeans get all bunched up under my boots! It drove me crazy! I am so happy that I came across Boot Stroot

What is Boot Stroot? It is a simple solution that you can use to hold your pants in place so your jeans never ride up your leg! Stand, sit, dance or run; the Boot Stroot ensures that your pants stay where they belong!
Look how easy it is to use! You just follow these simple steps
  1. Cuff jeans and fold them on both sides so that they are flat against your ankle. 
  2. Wrap the Boot Stroot around the cuffed jeans.
  3. Pull on your boot with your pants in boots. No bunches. No bulges. 
It is just that easy! I love using Boot Stroot! My jeans stay put and my boots lay so nice right on top. I use them for my "cute boots" but I could also see how they would be beneficial for anyone wearing winter boots out in the snow! Even kids can use a Boot Stroot!


I am so happy to have found this simple solution to wearing boots with jeans! It is really a must have for any fashionista who loves her boots! One lucky reader is going to win their own Boot Stroot!

Elite Serum :: Needle-Free Skin Rejuvenation :: Review and Giveaway



Elite Serum is a needle-free skin rejuvenation solution. They claim to be the best alternative to botox, which got my attention. Here is more information on this advanced skin rejuvenation treatment.
Elite Serum is a scientifically designed compound that is composed of a combination of special DNA precursor pool peptides. The advanced formula works quickly and effectively to minimize the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. Furthermore, it helps to improve tone, firmness and skin elasticity while restoring youthful looking eye contour on patients of all ages.
Elite Serum contains a highly concentrated blend of pharmaceutical-grade peptides and nature's most potent moisturizers. These include the peptides Argireline, SNAP-8, Haloxyl, Eyeliss, Matrixyl 3000 and SYN-Coll. And the moisturizers Red & Green Seaweed Extract and Hyaluronic Acid. These ingredients might not mean much to you by name, but if you look them up, they are the top ingredients known to revitalize collagen, increase skin suppleness and fill delicate fine lines.

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Newly designed and based upon the latest advanced dermatological discoveries, Elite Serum helps to counteract this natural part of the aging process by reversing the signs of aging through the new science of DNA rejuvenation.
I received a 0.47 OZ applicator syringe to review, which is enough for a 45-60 day supply. After almost a month of use, there are noticeable results. Skin is smoother and softer. The fine lines and wrinkles seems to be fading away. Elite Serum leaves the skin feeling rejuvenated. It absorbs quickly into the skin which is important to me! I hate a heavy feeling cream. Elite Serum is lightweight and goes on smooth.

I love the container the serum comes in. It looks and works just like a needle. But don't worry! It isn't! It is just a lightweight serum. I am pleased with the results so far!

So who is ready to look younger? One lucky reader is going to receive a full size syringe of Elite Serum, a $89.95 retail value!

February 24, 2012

Shaklee Nontoxic Natural Cleaning Products :: Get Clean Mini Kit Review and Giveaway


Shaklee cleaning products offer the perfect way to clean your home in a way that is SAFE, POWERFUL, GREEN, and SMART. Here are some shocking statistics.
  • The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste per year. 
  • The EPA says that only a fraction of the more than 81,500 registered chemicals have gone through testing for human health concerns.
  • Common household cleaners and appliances give off fumes, which can potentially increase the risk of asthma in children.
I don't know about you but those statistics make me cringe. Look up the cleaning products that you use each day in this household products database. You might be shocked at the results. I have been skeptical about natural cleaning products because I always thought, how well can they really clean without harsh chemicals? I was given the Shaklee Get Clean Mini Kit to review and I am happy to report - yes you can clean your whole house with nontoxic, natural cleaners! 


The Shaklee Get Clean Mini Kit includes everything you need for a clean home. The Get Clean Household Mini Kit contains:
  • Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate, 16 oz. (1)
  • Basic H2 Wipes (35 count)
  • Germ Off Wipes (35 count)
  • Scour Off
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Dropper Pipette
  • Spray Bottles (3-pack)

The Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate is the magic formula that makes this system work! Did you know that the Basic H2 alone could save you almost $12,000? Wow! Here is how it works! You just add water and a specific amount of the Basic H2 to the spray bottles included in the kit. It is very easy. I was surprised by how little you need to fill the spray bottles. The Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate included in this kit will last a very, very long time!


With its incredible powerful formula, Basic H2 dominates grease, grime, and dirt 1,000 different ways. Super concentrated, it can be used indoors or out on any washable surface. Just two ounces of Basic H2 provides the same cleaning power of 728 bottles of the 26 ounce size of Windex original formula. No wonder you can save so much money by using Basic H2.

Not only was I surprised by the small amount that was needed, I was also surprised by the fact that there is no odor! How does this stuff clean with no odor whatsoever?! It is bizarre, but it works! Who wants to breathe in nasty chemicals while they clean their home? Not me! 

The Basic H2 Wipes, Germ Off Wipes and Scour Off included in this kit worked just as well as the Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate. The Germ Off Wipes are great for a kitchen or bathroom. The Scour Off is a heavy duty paste perfect for stuck on messes. I used mine to clean the grout in my bathtub. I was pleased that I did not have to scrub and scrub to get great results.


Check out this video for more information on nontoxic Get Clean products from Shaklee. One lucky reader is going to win a Get Clean Mini Kit (RV $47)! Thank you Shaklee!

Waste-Free Lunch Boxes :: EasyLunchboxes Review and Giveaway



Did you know there was a waste-free way to pack your lunch? Not only is it waste-free, it is also faster and healthier! EasyLunchboxes are BPA-free, 3-compartment bento lunch boxes and sleek cooler bags that make packing on-the-go meals fast, affordable and waste-free. 

The waste-free lunch boxes come in a set of four containers. I love how the containers are divided into three compartments. I am picky about my food and I don't like it when food touches. That problem is eliminated with the three compartments. Now parents create their own "Lunchables" right at home and save money! I use my EasyLunchboxes to pack lunches for my husband and I. Now we can eat healthy lunches right at our desk in a convenient, reusable container. The containers are also dishwasher and microwave safe! 


No more searching for mismatched plastic ware. No more wasting paper and plastic bags. EasyLunchboxes makes packing school lunches fast, green and healthy! It is recommended that you use the EasyLunchbox cooler bags with EasyLunchboxes. Everything packs into the cooler bags perfectly. It is so easy! Check out the video below to see how the system works.


EasyLunchboxes has offered one of my readers a chance to win their own waste-free lunch box system! One lucky reader will receive a container set and one lunch bag (winner can choose color)!

February 22, 2012

Chicken Soup For The Soul :: Food and Love :: Review and Giveaway :: Three Winners



The latest book from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series is Food and Love. This inspirational book includes 101 Stories Celebrating Special Times with Family and Friends ... and Recipes Too! I don't know about your family, but in my family, all celebrations [and many memories] revolve around food! My mom is the most amazing cook on the planet. Her cooking makes every celebration extra special! There are all kinds of stories like the ones in this book that I could share about my own family and food!
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love will stir up those delectable feelings and memories that certain aromas and tastes always bring. Readers will relish in the succulent and tasty stories on how love and food together played a flavorful part in life, leaving them with a divine aftertaste and a pungent yearning to read more.
Some of our best memories revolve around food. So do the best stories! This heartwarming and mouthwatering collection will make you laugh and cry. It will inspire you both in and out of the kitchen. I really enjoyed this book and I am not the only one. Check out this review from Amazon.
"If you EAT, you have to love this book. There are no smells, but the stories will stir up memories and bake your senses. Without frying your brain, you will toast the writers who have sauteed their stories into FOOD bliss!"
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love is the perfect read to warm up your winter nights!

February 21, 2012

Lots To Do In Line: Disneyland [Book Review]


Everyone hates waiting in lines. It is just about the only thing that can make the "Happiest Place On Earth" not so happy. Meredith Pierce is a mom who realized that the Disney lines could be transformed into a giant interactive game similar to I-Spy or Where’s Waldo. If you have been to any Disney theme park, you know that everything in the park has that special Disney magic. Even the lines! 

Three solo trips to the park and 5,000 plus photos, videos and audio recordings later, Meredith finished Lots To Do In Line: Disneyland. It is comprised of questions, scavenger hunts and games specific to each of the 63 rides and attractions throughout the two parks. The activities draw on the park itself and all the answers can be found only in the lines. The idea is to keep families engaged with the park and each other while looking for answers and objects along the way. How awesome is this idea?! Since the answers are only in the lines, it provides a new activity immediately upon entering each new line, plus the books content can’t be exhausted on the plane or in the hotel. You have to be in line to enjoy it. 

I was given a copy of the book to review. Although I couldn't go to Disneyland to try it out [darn] I am certain that this would add a whole new level of fun to your next trip to Disneyland. The book is very very easy to follow and it is laid out perfectly. You can even use this book in Fast Pass lines! There are certain questions marked with FP which can be seen from the Fast Pass lines. Meredith really thought of everything in this book. Some questions are multiple choice, some are yes/no, and some are find all of the items on this list. The book is divided by areas of the park so it will be easy to find the ride line you are looking for!


I also received the iPhone app. I am a "tech-y" person so I love the app version! It could not be easier to use! The app even lets you keep track of the scores of up to four people! There are 74 scavenger hunts for hidden queue treasure buried deep in the wait plus park-wide scavenger hunts for each of the parks. If you run out of questions in a line, there are even 22 collections which will have you scrutinizing your surroundings and even fellow guests to gain points. 

My only wish was that there was a version for Walt Disney World! But when I finally do make it to Disneyland one day, my family will have something else to look forward to! Don't miss the magic before the ride!


Connect :: You can find Lots to Do in Line on their website. You can also keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Buy It :: Right now you can purchase Lots To Do In Line: Disneyland on Amazon for only $9.63. The regular price is $12.95. The app is available at the iTunes app store for $5.99.


Disclosure: I did not receive any financial compensation for this post. All opinions are my own and uninfluenced by anyone else. I did receive free product(s) to facilitate my review from the company or their PR agency. See my full disclosure.

February 19, 2012

Grow Your Blog :: Blog Hop


In case you missed the Grow Your Blog Series from last week,
you must check out the host blogs below for some awesome tips and insights.

For the grande finale there is a Grow Your Blog Blog Hop!
Link up your blog below and network to meet new bloggy friends and discover awesome new blogs!

If you are new to my blog, welcome! Nice to meet you!
I hope you will stop by again soon!
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February 18, 2012

Recyclebank :: Earn Rewards For Taking Everyday Green Actions



Did you know that Planet Earth has a rewards program? It does! Join Recyclebank and you can earn rewards for taking everyday green actions. It’s free to join and as easy as 1, 2, 3. Earn points for taking everyday green actions, redeem them for great rewards, and learn ways to save money and live greener every day!


I signed up through my city's recycling program. I earn rewards for simply recycling every week! That is the only thing I have done and I already have almost 1000 points. 

The rewards are great. There are lots of discount coupons available. One of my favorites is a Chick-fil-A coupon that is only 30 points. You Buy a Medium Drink and a Medium Waffle Fry and Get a FREE Chicken Sandwich (yum)! You can get FREE rewards too like magazine subscriptions starting at just 115 points. There are even gift cards available for higher point values.

Recyclebank is built on the idea that environmental solutions provide economic opportunities. Their goal is to increase recycling rates, curb energy and water consumption, encourage smarter transportation, strengthen local economies and help people realize the financial benefits of making greener choices every day. 

What are you waiting for? I hope you recycle every week. If you don't you should! Why not get rewarded for it? If you don't recycle you can earn rewards in other ways too! Sign up for Recyclebank for FREE and start earning rewards today!

February 16, 2012

Fit Moms For Life :: Review and Giveaway

Fit Moms For Life is a new book by Dustin Maher, America's Trainer to Moms. Dustin is a fitness expert who cuts through the hype and gives solid exercises, and tips to lose weight and keep it off for a lifetime. Dustin's mission is to empower other mothers through authentic relationships, motivation and encouragement to transform their bodies and their lives by learning how to take care of “Me” first. 

Dustin and Fit Moms For Life set out to accomplish this mission using the following objectives.
  • Community program forms a supportive group of mothers who care enough to help each other achieve personal goals. 
  • Groups center around healthy lifestyles through helping each other to make the right choices for themselves and their families. 
  • Help moms connect to positive and encouraging community groups with the intentions of forming authentic and influential relationships. 
  • Mothers who put their health first, lead by example through instilling healthy lifestyle choices on to their children. 
  • Kids raised by active, healthy, and confident moms will be healthier and more confident in their own lives. 
I received a copy of Fit Moms for Life: How to Have Endless Energy to Outplay your Kids to review. I am not a mom yet but I was assured that this book would encourage anyone, even men! I found this book easy to follow and the flow of the book really made sense. It is divided into sections like Nutrition, Strength Training and Environment. I was impressed that this book not only provides tips on how to get fit, but also how to stay fit. An entire section of the book is dedicated to "staying fit for life". That is almost more important than getting fit in the first place!

The recommended exercises in the book were easy to follow and require minimal equipment. There are great stories of personal transformation throughout the book to keep you inspired. I always find the hardest part to be choosing what to eat. There are some nice guides that tell you how to choose your food as fuel. They are very informative and useful. Fit Moms for Life is perfect for Mothers (and women in general) who want a fitness program that works.

According to Dustin Maher:                                              

  • Traditional Cardio Doesn’t Lose Fat
  • You Can’t Work Out to Compensate for Poor Eating
  • See Results 9 Times Faster With Burst Training
  • Learn ONE Exercise That Shrinks a Waistline WITHOUT diet changes
  • Burn Fat While You Sleep
  • A Healthy Environment Equals A More Fit Family
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for fitness inspiration! Could you use some of Dustin's tips and tricks? Do you want to have endless energy to outplay your kids? One lucky reader is going to win a copy of Fit Moms For Life!

Snapfish :: Free or Almost Free Prints!


Get 50 FREE 4x6" prints when you create a Snapfish account! Just use the code 50FREE by February 29, 2012. 

Already have an account? Get up to 500 photos for just a penny each! For that deal use the code PRINTSFEB by February 20, 2012.

Also going on through February 20, 2012, you can get 50% off site wide on items like photo books, collage gifts and more! Use the code 50PREZDAY through Monday, February 20.

Head to Snapfish to take advantage of these photo deals soon! You cannot combine discount codes.



Only one coupon, promotion, or account credit can be applied per item in your order. Existing credits are honored first. Offer applies to mail-order purchases only and cannot be used for in-store pick up. All taxes and shipping fees apply. Coupon may be used one time only. May not be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer valid for U.S. customers only.

February 15, 2012

Photo Canvas Land :: Museum Quality Photo Canvas Prints :: Review and Giveaway [Two Winners]



Photo Canvas Land offers Museum Quality Photo Canvas Prints at low prices. Is there a fantastic photo that you want to create into art? Photo Canvas Land can help! They can help you create a beautiful canvas print using the latest EPSON technology. All you need to do is upload the photo to the site. The rest of the ordering process is just about choosing the options you would like. I had the opportunity to create one and it could not have been easier. I came across a quote that I loved on Pinterest. So I went into Photoshop, added some digital papers and graphics, added the quote, and viola! I had my canvas ready to order. I made my quote the exact same size as the canvas I was getting and it worked out perfect!


I love how it turned out! The shipping was so fast I could not believe it! The quality is amazing. This is not my first time ordering a photo canvas. But it was my first time ordering from Photo Canvas Land. Nothing compared to the quality of their canvas. According to Photo Canvas Land, their canvas will last for 75 years without fading. I ordered the standard wrap option. The canvas has a bit of a gloss to it. The gloss that it had really made the colors on my canvas pop even more. It is the same effect that you would see in an oil painting on canvas in a museum. The prices are very reasonable.


Check out their canvas gallery for all kinds of inspiration! Find something that inspires you? Good! Because TWO lucky winners are going to receive a 10x8" photo canvas from Photo Canvas Land! Here are some more reasons to choose Photo Canvas Land the next time you want to create your own photo canvas.

Why buy from Photo Canvas Land?
  • Museum quality photo canvas prints - EPSON state-of-the-art technology for the finest image quality
  • Unique Real-time previewing software - view canvas before you buy
  • Free artists' fine art coating - additional museum level archival protection
  • Free image enhancement
  • Free gallery wrapping
  • Free instant image quality checking
  • Hand stretched for the perfect wrap
  • 100% money back guarantee
  • Unbeatable low price
  • Canvas will arrive ready to hang


February 13, 2012

Ten [Love]-ly Quotes About Love

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Valentine's Day - the day that we celebrate [LOVE] - 
although we should really think about celebrating that every day.

To celebrate today and every day,
I am sharing ten of my favorite quotes about [LOVE]!

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Have a [love]-ly day!



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