April 30, 2012

Mother's Day Giveaway Event :: Enter to Win $223 in Prizes :: #gifts4mom



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Everyone loves their mom and always wants to find the best gift to make her feel loved and appreciated. These are the gifts I have found and would love to share with you. After you enter my giveaway head over to  to see her Mother's Day Gift Ideas worth over $3000. Then stop by to enter the grand prize drawing of a Toshiba 32SLV411U - 32" class 720p 60Hz TV/DVD Combo!


I have posted features for my three fabulous sponsors for this package: 3D Laser Gifts, Last Word Body Authority and Beauty Spoon. Check out those posts for product information, special discounts and more! I want to say a big thank you to my wonderful sponsors for participating. Because of them, one lucky reader is going to win an amazing prize package! What is included? Take a look!

Medium Diamond 3D Laser Photo with Light Base (RV $188) from 3D Laser Gifts

$25 Gift Basket Full of Product from Last Word Body Authority

2-Pack Beauty Spoon Set from Beauty Spoon

Win It :: One {lucky} reader will receive all of the prizes listed above! It is a giveaway prize package worth $223!

How To Enter :: Just use the simple form below to enter! This giveaway is open to US only. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on May 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. Good Luck!

Mother's Day, It's Our Day Giveaway - Cutey Charm Bracelet


I'm a full-time mummy and a bunch of awesome bloggers have teamed up to bring you the Mother's Day, It's Our Day Giveaway!

We have arranged for the following prizes to be given away:


Win It :: Three {lucky} people will win a Cutey Charm Bracelet!

How To Enter :: Just use the simple form below to enter! This giveaway is open Worldwide. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on May 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. You only need to enter the giveaway on one of our blogs. Good luck!

Win a $200 Amazon Gift Card {Three Winners}!


Oh yeah! We did it again! This time Acadiana's Thrifty Mom has teamed up with SaleCamel to bring you a super-D-duper giveaway for 3 amazon.com gift cards! Yes, 3 lucky winners will each win a $200 Amazon gift card! Be sure to finish all the entries so you increase your chances of winning! This giveaway runs from April 30 until May 21. This giveaway is sponsored by SaleCamel and hosted by Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and Baby Coupons and Stuff.

Win It :: Three {lucky} people will win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!

How To Enter :: Just use the simple form below to enter! This giveaway is open to US only. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on May 21, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. You only need to enter the giveaway on one of our blogs. Good luck!

#MissionGiveaway :: Win TWO $50 Walmart Gift Cards!


CurrentChoice makes it easy to go green! With renewable energy from CurrentChoice, you are guaranteeing that the same amount of electricity that you take off the grid is being replaced by 100% renewable wind energy. Most of us care about renewable energy, but don't know where to get it. Did you know that you can support wind power for as little as 16 cents a day?!

Read this great post by Madame Deals to see how it's possible to Go Green with CurrentChoice! Then enter to WIN some green at Walmart!

Grand Prize: TWO $50 Walmart Gift Cards


About Our Sponsor: CurrentChoice

CurrentChoice is an online marketplace that helps residential and small business customers get the best deal by comparing offers from multiple energy suppliers. CurrentChoice lets you shop, compare plans, and sign up in one easy process. Find out more about how Current Choice works on their website, blog or Facebook.

Win It :: One person will win TWO $50 Walmart Gift Cards! One is for you and one is to give to a friend who could use it.

How To Enter :: Just use the simple form below to enter! This giveaway is open to US Only. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on May 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. 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!

U2 Lights My Way


There is no show like a U2 show. I may be biased because U2 happens to be my favorite band. However, I am pretty confident that attending a U2 show is something you will not forget. It is an experience, really. The photo above shows their most recent U2360 Tour. It was fantastic!


I will never forget the first time I saw them play live. It was the ZOOTV tour way back in 1992! I was completely hooked. Since then I have been to as many U2 shows as possible and I love every single minute of it. 


In case you are like me and can't get enough of U2, here is a performance from the U2360 Tour. It is one of my favorite U2 songs, Ultra Violet (Light My Way) from Achtung Baby. 

What is your favorite band? Have you seen them in concert?
I wrote this post for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. U is for U2.

Hire Professionals For Your Home Renovations

Photo: Better Homes and Gardens

Home decorating and repair projects can not only add value to your home, it will also transform your space. I love the color of the dining room shown above. What a difference that beautiful teal color makes compared to a plain white wall. This paint job looks professional and I know that if I tried to paint my walls on my own, they would not look like this! It is always a good idea to leave it to the professionals. Do a search for decorators in your area. This decorator in birmingham for example, would do a lot better than you would be able to do on your own! You can also contribute to boosting your local economy. Local decorators can help you decorate the interior and exterior of your home. They are experienced in all aspects of wallpapering, painting and decorating. Speaking of exterior, look at this beautiful Victorian Home.

Photo: Sweet Home Style

Everything about the exterior of this home is stunning! In order to preserve the home renovations had to take place. You could hire a local decorator to paint the exterior of the home and a local roofer to restore a beautiful roof like this one. My neighbor across the street just had a new roof put on their garage. It was done in two days! Imagine trying to do that kind of work yourself. It just would not happen. Local roofers are equipped to do the job right. A roofer in nottingham offers a variety of services including roof repairs, full re-roofing, chimney repairs, velux roof windows, rubber roofing, slate and tiled roofs, all flat roofing and fiberglass roofing. Why stress yourself our trying to do these kinds of repairs yourself? Hire local tradesmen to get the job done! 

Photo sources: bhg.com and sweethomestyle.tumblr.com.


Disclosure: This post was brought to you by a roofer in Nottingham. All opinions expressed in this post are mine. See my full disclosure.

Carry Me Please BabyWearing Event Blogger Sign-ups



The “Carry Me Please Baby Wearing Event” sign ups are now open!
This is a FREE event for bloggers. Get more info and sign up HERE.

Extra 20% off Sale at Tea Collection!





Now is the perfect time to shop for your family for those upcoming summer vacations and family reunions. Tea Collection has the most adorable and unique outfits for kids that are perfect for summer! The Starling Batik Playdress and the Jaya Peak Playdress are sure to have the little girls in your life running around showing off their new look. The Ticking Stripe Shorts and the Roll Up Safari Shirt are too cute for words and are perfect for boys playing on the beach or in the backyard. I'm excited to share with you that Tea Collection is having a 4-day sale and if you shop 4/30 through 5/3, you'll receive an extra 20% off already-marked down sale items with promo code EXTRA20!

Don't miss my giveaway where you can enter for a chance to Win a $100 GC to Tea Collection! HURRY! This giveaway ends TONIGHT, April 30th!

Bags by eBags Mom’s the Word Gift Guide


Welcome to the “Mom’s the Word” Gift Guide. These items were selected for moms by moms and is brought you by Bags by eBags! A select number of bloggers were asked what they thought would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift from the Bags by eBags collection. The item I selected was the Savvy Laptop Tote.


This versatile laptop bag will take mom wherever she needs to go! It not only has pockets upon pockets upon pockets, it also comes in three beautiful colors! No more boring black bag! Mom can choose from chili (red), navy or eggplant. I received the beautiful eggplant tote to review. Here is my tour of the Savvy Laptop Tote.


I chose this bag because it has a pocket for everything. This bag has everything from a front slash pocket for storage of airline ticket or items that require easy access to a pocket for umbrella or newspaper storage. As you can see, inside is a well thought out business organizer panel. There is a place for pens, cell phone, PDA or any business essential. Mom will have no trouble stashing all of her belongings. I love the removable laptop sleeve and accessory pouch. The matching removable laptop sleeve fits laptops up to 13x11x1-1/2. The accessory pouch conveniently snaps to an inside ring for security and easy access. This would be perfect for storing cords or other computer accessories.


The main compartment has zippered closure to keep mom's belongings safe. There is a pocket on one end unzips to hold a full size water bottle or larger items. I love this next feature, there is a pass thru strap that allows mom to slip bag over the handle of a wheeled suitcase. There is nothing worse than trying to carry more than one bag through a busy airport! Finally, speaking of carrying bags, this one is lightweight! Mom can carry it whatever she needs to go without having the burden of a heavy laptop tote.


So for all of these reasons and more, I thought that the Savvy Laptop Tote would make the perfect gift for any busy mom! This savvy bag is proof that fashion and function are not mutually exclusive. Doesn't mom deserve the very best?!

Connect :: You can find the Savvy Laptop Tote at Bags by eBagsYou can also find Bags by eBags on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. While you are there, check out this Pinterest Board dedicated to Mom - because one day isn't enough for the most important woman in your life.

Buy It :: You can purchase the Savvy Laptop Tote and more great gifts for mom at Bags by eBags! The Savvy Laptop Tote I reviewed is currently on sale for just $42.49. 


Disclosure: I did not receive any financial compensation for this post. The product information provided in this post came from the sponsor, however the opinions are mine. I did receive free product(s) to facilitate my review from the company or their PR agency. See my full disclosure.

Mother's Day Book Blast :: Chicken Soup For The Soul: Family Caregivers :: Three Winners



Welcome to the Mother's Day Book Blast!
This event is hosted by eReading on the Cheap and Slap Dash Mom


Three winners are going to win the latest book from Chicken Soup For The SoulFamily Caregivers is 101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding
Do you have a family member who requires constant care? You are not alone. This collection offers support and encouragement in its 101 stories for family caregivers of all ages, including the “sandwich” generation caring for a family member while raising their children. With stories by those on the receiving end of the care too. These stories of love, sacrifice, and lessons will inspire and uplift family members making sacrifices to make sure their loved ones are well cared for, whether in their own homes or elsewhere.

My own family recently went through this. My grandfather had to move in with my parents for a few weeks following an injury. This book would have been the perfect read for my parents who were going through this transitional time. There are also stories that are meant for the person being taken care of as well. Check out this review from Amazon.
"Family Caregivers is an incredible collection of stories that are shared with honesty and transparency. Some are filled with hardship and sacrifice, while others talk about their gratitude to be able to share these amazing times with their loved ones. Some even made me laugh out loud."
ConnectYou can find Chicken Soup for the Soul on their website. You can also keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Buy It: You can buy any of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Books on Amazon. The retail price of this book is $14.95. You can get it on Amazon for only $10.17!

Win It: Three {lucky} readers will receive a copy of Family Caregivers.

How To Enter: Just use the simple form below to enter. Open to US and Canada. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on May 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. Good luck!

Enter to Win a $30 Subway Gift Card!


Welcome to the SUBWAY FLASH GIVEAWAY!

We are giving away a:
$30 Subway Gift Card

Win It :: One {lucky} person will win a $30 Subway Gift Card!

How To Enter :: Just use the simple form below to enter! This giveaway is open Worldwide*. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on May 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. You only need to enter the giveaway on one of our blogs. *Winner can choose cash instead of a gift card. Good luck!

April 29, 2012

Enter to Win a Kindle Fire!



KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY!

Techy Tribe, Mom to Bed by 8, Iowa-Mom and Bella Savvy have teamed up to to giveaway a Kindle Fire to one lucky reader! This is a perfect gadget gift for anyone on your list including mom! Whether you are a social media junkie, a book lover or even a web surfer, this is one product that is on everyone's wish list. Thank you to the wonderful bloggers who made this possible, including our co-hosts; Giveaway Bandit, Mommy's Memorandum and eReading on the Cheap.

Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi - RV: $199
Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon's revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser
  • Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more
  • Ultra-fast web browsing - Amazon Silk
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle - same as an iPad
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Favorite children's books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color
  • Amazon Prime Members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming on thousands of popular movies and TV shows.
  • Amazon Prime Members choose from over a hundred thousand books to borrow for free.
Win It :: One {lucky} person will win a Kindle Fire!

How To Enter :: Just use the simple form below to enter! This giveaway is open to US and Canada. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on May 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter.  You only need to enter the giveaway on one of our blogs. Good luck!

Enter to Win a Kate Spade Bag (RV $425)!


Welcome to the Kate Spade Event!
The prize is this Kate Spade bag valued at $425!


This event is powered by Madame Deals and Slop Swap. Thank you to our hosts for helping us run this great event: Become a Coupon Queen, Deals In Heels, Coupons For Your Family and Shopping Tips and Tricks.

Win It :: One {lucky} person will win this Kate Spade Bag (RV $425)!

How To Enter :: Just use the simple form below to enter! This giveaway is open to US only. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on May 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter.  You only need to enter the giveaway on one of our blogs. Good luck!

Set Your DVR :: May TV Premieres


There are some great new and returning shows premiering in May.

Culinary competition soars to the new level as 12 chefs travel across the globe testing their skills.

Howard Stern joins the team. The reason I did not watch before is because I could not stand Pierce. Excited to see how this works out!


Sweet Emily is back to have her pick of 25 bachelors. Let the drama begin!

Loved season 1! Now the docu-drama returns following maternity concierge, fashion designer, and pregnancy guru, Rosie Pope.


May 24 :: Duets
It seems like music competition shows are popping out all over the place. My favorite is The Voice. I will give this one a shot and see if I like it.

I love this design show/competition! I hear this season is going to be all stars! 

What show are you looking forward to in May?
I wrote this post for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. T is for Television.


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April 27, 2012

Something About Silver :: Custom Hand Stamped Jewelry :: Review and Giveaway




There really is Something About Silver, isn't there?! I know it is my #1 choice when it comes to jewelry. Something About Silver specializes in custom hand stamped jewelry. They offer a wide selection of keepsake necklaces that are certain to be the perfect gift or will become your most cherished piece of jewelry. 


I had the opportunity to review these stunning stacking rings. Cute little thin rings ... these are meant to be worn alone or stacked two or three together! You can customize them with words or names of your choice. I chose three sentiments. Grow Roots. Sprout Wings. Feed Your Soul.


I love my stacking rings! They turned out gorgeous! They look fantastic when they are stacked together. I was very satisfied with the quality. Everything came in a cute little package that include care instructions, an anti-tarnish bag and a complimentary polish pad! These rings would make the perfect gift! Think outside the box when it comes to the personalization. It can be anything that means something to you! Names, dates, quotes ... whatever you choose will be custom made just for you!


You can find beautiful necklaces, rings, charms, bracelets, and more ... there is something for everyone at Something About Silver. There are even a few great gift ideas for men! Wedding season is almost here. This is the perfect place for brides to shop for their wedding party. Look at these beautiful Starfish Initial Necklaces! I love this idea for bridesmaids.

Someone is going to get a chance to shop for their own custom hand stamped jewelry! One lucky reader is going to win a $25 gift certificate to Something About Silver!


Connect :: You can find Something About Silver on their website. You can also keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter

Buy It :: You can purchase Custom Hand Stamped Jewelry from Something About Silver via their websiteThe Stacking Rings that I reviewed sell for $32 each.

SPECIAL OFFER :: Use the code alittleumbrella10 for 10% off any order until May 15.

Win It :: One {lucky} reader will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Something About Silver.

How To Enter :: Just use the simple form below to enter! This giveaway is open to US and Canada. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on May 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. Good luck!

Enter to Win a $500 SpaFinder Gift Card!


Who doesn't want to win a spa day? Oh what you could do with $500! Every Mom needs time to relax and unwind, so treat yourself with $500 in SpaFinder gift cards! Enter to Win a $500 SpaFinder Gift Card!



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