Saturday, December 26, 2009


The winner of Second Chance Giveaway is Barbara!  She was lucky number 4!  You can also visit her website @

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

FREE Norton Online Family Monitor Subscription

Norton is offering a FREE subscription to their online family monitor system. 

Register for it and it will show you what you kids are doing online.  You can set age-approriate rules for each child and manage things like where they go online and how long they can stay online.  It also gives you tools to manage who they talk to and what information they share online.

GREAT way to help keep our kids safe!

 here for it.

Thanks to Savvy Moxie!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Become a Soft Scrub® Club Captain

From MomSelect:

We're looking for 200 true clean enthusiasts to become Soft Scrub® Club Captains. Applications are now open, but only for a limited time so don't miss out! 

As a Soft Scrub® Club Captain, you will:

  • Get to try a brand new Soft Scrub® product before it hits the store shelves. 
  • Get access to an online toolkit to help you review products and publish your opinion to your online communities. 
  • Get access to additional special promotions and offers not available to the general public. 
  • We are looking for people with great personalities, a comprehensive understanding of online communications, and of course, a passion for cleaning! 

If this sounds like you, go to to fill out an application! 

Warm Regards,
Your Friends at MomSelect and The Soft Scrub® Team

Low Carb Puppy Chow for those on a Diet!

4 cups pork rinds, 1 1/2 ounces 
1/4 cup low carb chocolate chips 
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter 
1 tablespoon butter 
1/8 teaspoon vanilla 
1/4 cup granular Splenda


Chop the pork rinds into 1-inch pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. Make sure not to include any crumbs. Put the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on 50% power until melted, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after half the time. Do not overcook or it might scorch. Stir until smooth then stir in the vanilla. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the pork rinds a little at a time, gently tossing before drizzling with more chocolate. Be careful not to break up the pork rinds. Toss and stir until the pork rinds are completely coated or as well as possible. Spread them out on a wax paper lined baking sheet and dust with half of the Splenda. Turn each piece over and dust with the remaining Splenda. Chill until the chocolate has set completely and store in an airtight container. I put mine in the freezer to help it set up more quickly. You may want to store it in the refrigerator to keep the chocolate from getting sticky.

Nutritional Facts
Makes 4 cups or about 4 servings 
Can be frozen but it might not stay crispy

Per Serving: 166 Calories; 12g Fat; 8g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs

Serving Size

Puppy Chow for our HUMAN kids!

 Looking for a way to share some puppy love with your human loved ones? While looking for fun holiday treats to make, we came across this recipe for Puppy Chow (the human kind :)) that was posted over at Moms Who Think. We can't wait to make some and thought you might like the recipe too! Enjoy!

This is the original puppy chow recipe that kids love. It's a tasty sweet snack that's super easy to make. Peanut butter and chocolate are a great combination, and the addition of crispy cereal makes this the perfect blend of flavors and textures. This is a great snack for after school, movie nights, or any time you want to make a special treat that takes almost no time to make.

It may look like real puppy chow, but this puppy chow recipe is guaranteed to taste a whole lot better! Remember, this is a humans only recipe because it contains chocolate. Never give any of this puppy chow to your puppy or dog, as chocolate can make them very sick.  A good alternative to puppy chow is the old favorite chex mix recipe that is just as easy, but gives you a salty instead of a sweet treat.

Puppy Chow


1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Butter
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
9 cups Crispix cereal (any flavor)
1-1/2 cups Powdered Sugar


1. Combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.

2. Microwave for one minute then stir to blend all ingredients thoroughly. Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Stir well.

3. Place the 9 cups of Crispix cereal in a very large bowl.

4. Pour the peanut butter-chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly, making sure all the cereal gets a good covering.

5. Coat with powdered sugar, sprinkling evenly over the cereal and tossing as you sprinkle to cover each piece well.
After-Christmas shopping doesn’t get better than the Kmart Bluelight Specials that will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time on Saturday, Dec. 26 and from 12 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27.

Great deals include:

  • Genuine gemstone earrings will be on sale for only $9.99 (reg. $39.99)  
  • Mushabelly Plush Animal Backpacks with fleece blanket included on sale for $7.99 (reg. $24.99)
  • Pick up a Digital Photo Key chain for only $8.99 - 65% percent of the regular price of $19.99

A gift of FREE music for yourself

Tired of shopping for everyone else? How about the gift of FREE music for yourself? Become a fan of iTunes and get 20 free songs we picked out from Metric, Iron & Wine, The Cave Singers and Bill Frisell ... click HERE!

Enjoy your free 20 song Starbucks "Pick of the Week" Sampler from iTunes. This free sampler features music from Sting, Moby, Iron & Wine, Metric and more. Codes are available while supplies last. Be sure to redeem the code before it expires and check back often for more free music, TV shows and more. And spread the love around, share this with your friends so they can get their free music sampler too!

Please note this free music offer is only available on the US iTunes Store. Codes are available while supplies last.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Closed! Second Chance Giveaway!

Since the winner of The Snowman's Song has not responded in the time given, I am going to give everyone a second try!

The Link to the original giveaway is ----> HERE

All that is needed is a comment saying "I WANT TO WIN!" in this post once a day.  Hence the "original" giveaway is closed.

Closing of this contst will be Christmas night!  12/25 @ 11:59 PM CST!
This contest is open to all US and Canadian residents!  Good Luck and Have Fun!

The Cutest Tax Deduction Baby Contest!

All Moms would agree that the joy that comes from having a new baby is priceless! The sweet sounds of cooing, chubby cheeks and the intimate bond between parent and child can make any family feel rich with love. But, as any new parents can attest, raising children can have an impact on your checkbook, as well as your heart. In fact, the typical family spends more than $221,000 raising a child through age 17. 

Because we love to bestow gifts on new moms, MomSelect is thrilled to pass along the news of a fun contest that might lighten the load of one lucky family! Thanks to TurboTax®, one "last-minute" baby will help his or her parents save a bundle.

TurboTax® the nation's No. 1 rated, best-selling tax preparation software from Intuit Inc. is conducting its third annual nationwide search for America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction. The parents of one lucky baby, born in December 2009, will win $5,000.

To enter, parents or legal guardians should submit a photo of their baby born between Dec. 1-31, to The deadline for submissions is January 7, 2010. Judges will select 10 finalists, and America will determine America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction and the $5,000 grand prize winner!

Get a Video Message From Santa!

This is a really cool website, for parents of small children, Santa will send a video message to your children. Check it out.

International Delight FREE PINT


We're giving away a FREE pint to the FIRST 100,000 fans that register! Click on the Holiday Giveaway tab on the International Delight Fan Page to register. Be sure to tell your friends!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Congrats to the Dove Winner!

Julie, you won the Dove Self-Esteem Fund giveaway!  Congrats and enjoy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

CLOSED! Duraflame Stax Review & Giveaway!

Duraflame Stax

The perfect winter pairing is a cozy wood fire on a chilly evening.  Yet, after a long day at work or a hectic afternoon of errands, building a fire can be an "I Wish" idea.  A new quick way to turn desire into reality is to use the latest innovation from Duraflame: Stax Logs, the firelog with stacked aesthetics and crackling sounds of a wood fire.

Watch Whole Lotta Mama's Review:

...and so about that giveaway?

2 of my lucky reader will win a voucher for a free 3 log pack of Duraflame Stax Logs.  The reasoning behind the vouchers is because the logs are really to heavy to ship to so many people.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry!

How to enter?
(Reguired)  Do you have a wood burning or gas fireplace?

Extra Entries?

Follow me on Google Friend Connect
Become a Whole Lotta Mama Fan on Facebook
Follow me on Networked Blogs
Subscribe to my blog
Follow me on twitter
Tweet this give away (once a day earns extra entries)
Blog about this Giveaway (up to 10 entries, just leave a comment for each)
Grab my button and add it to your blog 
That's all!

No compensation was received for this review. The sponsor sent me the product, and I offered my honest opinion. Contest closes at 11:59 PM CST on January 1 2010. The winner will be chosen using Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you.  This contest is open to 18 years and older and to the USA and Canada. GOOD LUCK!

My Baby: First Steps Wii Video Game Review

My Baby: First Steps Facts:

NAME: My Baby: First Steps
PUBLISHER: SouthPeak Games
PLATFORMS: Nintendo DS, Wii
GENRE: Simulation
RELEASE DATE: Winter 2009
PRICE: $29.99 Suggested Retail


Take care of your 21st century baby doll from their 1st birthday until they are 30 months old.  With your nurturing and love, your baby will discover its entire environment as it grows, they'll play with new toys, climb steps and even learn to speak.  You can also dress your baby is hundreds of outfits and share the progress with photos.


  • Customize your baby with all new items - outfits, accessories, toys and even decorate their room to your liking.
  • Care for your baby and teach them new things - how to walk, talk and keep them out of trouble!
  • Choose whether you want a boy or girl, name your baby and customize your baby's look with even more options -- or just let it be a surprise!
  • All new activities for having fun with your baby - trying new foods, reading bedtime stories, and tracking your baby's growth through his/her toddler years.
  • Innovative game play that is based on stylus, touch pad, voice recognition, motion controls on the Wii and the DS microphone - not a compilation of mini-games.
  • Interact with your baby whenever you want and experience real baby-like reations
  • Watch your baby grow from both a physical and psychological point of view
Watch Whole Lotta Mama's Review:

Winner of The Snowman's Song!

Congrats to Sharla!  You can Visit her blog at The Mom Nerd for more giveaways and reviews!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I'm sorry...

Sorry for the slow reviews/giveaways!  I have plenty under my belt and they will be released this week!  So keep watching!

With Love,

Thursday, December 10, 2009

K-Mart Blue Light Specials this week!

Specials for this weekend December 12th and 13th:

  • Essential Home Snug Sack 50% off (reg. $19.99)
  • Jaclyn Smith Today Cashmere Blend Throw $12.99 (reg. $29.99)
  • Kodak 7” digital frame $49.99 (reg. $79.99)

Specials for Saturday December 12th

  • Mens Boxed Gifts $5 (reg. 16.99-19.99)
  • Die Hard Battery Bank BOGO Free (reg. $9.99)
Specials for Sunday December 13th
  •   Fisher Price Fashion Separates $4.99 (Infant/Toddler) reg. $10.99-$18.99
  • Hershey Snack size jumbo bags $3.50 (reg. $5.99)

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

350 Challenge Offset!

I just got this email and certificate!  I'm super happy!

Clorox® Clean-Up® on Facebook

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Vote daily for one of these worthy local non-profits benefitting kids programs.

The 5 non-profits that receive the highest number of votes will win a $10,000 Power A Bright Future grant, courtesy of Clorox® Clean-Up® and a feature in People Magazine!

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Vote daily through January 17th and encourage your friends to vote to help your favorite programs make it to the top!

Uprinting Opens up Sponsorship! has opened up a Blog Sponsorship Program! Everyone is welcome to apply. We are looking for bloggers who consistently produce excellent content and interact with their readership. They would like to invite you to apply!

Sponsored Blogs Receive:
-  Free Products
- Product Giveaway Sponsorships
- Advertising $$
- Discounted Services

Sincerely, Blog Sponsor Program

Send a Text Message from Santa!


Sign up a child to receive 3 text messages from Santa!
Give the gift of Santa Claus through Text Messages!
For only $5.49, you may choose from three unique text message packages or customize your own, each Scheduling three text messages with personalized details specific to the lucky intended child.
You can even add your own fully personalized text message from Santa Claus on Christmas morning.
If your child does not have a phone, have the text messages sent to you! will donate $1 for each child registered to receive text messages from Santa Claus to the March of Dimes in support of its mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality..

Click Here-----> Text From Santa

Friday, December 04, 2009

Some Christmas Fun ~ Getting to Know You

Have you started your Christmas shopping? 
Yes, not done yet though!

Tell me about one of your special traditions.
Well, my kids put out their socks for St. Nick on December 5th at night so St. Nick will leave them some goodies.  St. Nick's Day December 6

Are you a Black Friday Shopper?
No!  But, I want too.

When do you put up your Tree?
Usually 2 weeks before Christmas.

Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home?
Stay at home, but we do go about 1 hr away on Christmas Eve and travel 30 minutes to Grandpa's on Christmas day.  Yes, I'm from Missouri, we do minutes not miles lol.

What is your funniest Christmas memory?
At the time it wasn't funny, but now is.  My brother got so drunk on Christmas Eve I had to drive him home in his car while him puking in his own car and me yelling at him not to get the puke on the kids lol.

What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time?
All of the little Christmas shows they play on Nick.  My all time fav is Chip N Dale Christmas, not for sure what the title is, but I remember watching it as a kid.  I cannot for the life of me find it anywhere.

Do you do your own Christmas Baking, what’s your favorite treat?
I do some.  Apple Pie, Sugar Cookies maybe some banana bread.

Fake or Real Tree?
Use to be real, but turned to fake because of allergies and the cost.

What day (as a mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done? 
Christmas Eve night trying to get all the presents wrapped lol

Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?

What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas?
Opening presents in the morning!  I love seeing the smiles on my kids faces.

What Christmas craft do you like the best?
Baking lol

Christmas music. Yes or No, and if yes What is your favorite song?
Love the oldie music!  Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer is my fav!  I really love Christmas songs at church, Like Gloria and Ode to Joy!

When do you plan to finish all your shopping? 
When time lets me lol, but before Christmas Eve.

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3 kids and us
At Home With Heather
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Post your link in a comment below so I can see your answers too!

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

CLOSED Dove Self Esteem Fund Giveaway!

Dove Self-Esteem Fund (Post one)
Dove Self-Esteem Fund (Post two)

other links...
Dove Self-Esteem Fund (UPC)
Dove Self-Esteem Fund (Daughters)

Remember you will be entering for 2 "True You" Workbooks, a plush terry cloth bath robe and 2 Dove products.

Entry for giveaway!

Please tell me your thoughts on the Dove Self-Esteem Fund. (Required)

Extra Entries
Tell me your problems with self-esteem
Follow my blog using Google Friend Connect
Follow me on twitter
Fan me on Facebook
Tweet about this giveaway
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No compensation was received for this review. Contest closes at 11:59pm CST on December 15th. The winner will be chosen using  Giveaway available to those is the US and Canada!  Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you. GOOD LUCK!

CLOSED The Snowman's Song: A Christmas Story Review and Giveaway!

This year for every book purchased on the site we'll be giving a  book away to an underpriviledged family. To listen to a sample of the page to the left, please click here!

Who would like this book as a gift? (Required)

Extra Entries

Follow my blog using Google Friend Connect
Follow me on Twitter
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Please make sure you leave separate comments for each entry.

No compensation was received for this review. The sponsor sent me the product, and I offered my honest opinion. Contest closes at 11:59pm CST on December 14th. The winner will be chosen using   Giveaway available to those is the US and Canada! Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you. 

I want to have this book out in the mail by December 16, so the winner can use it as a gift!

Dove Self Esteem Fund-Add Your Daughter!

I also found this too on Facebook!  Click here to go to it!

Add to the Real Beauty Wall

Every girl has beauty in herself. Ask your daughter what she thinks makes her beautiful. The video you make of her answer may be featured on and!

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Dove Self Esteem Fund- Use your UPC for a good Fund!

Since I am hosting this fund on my blog, I wanted to share with you this exciting UPC based support.

From their post on Facebook! 

Make Your Purchase Count
Your purchase helps build self esteem.
Enter your Dove UPC and select a charity. We’ll donate $1 to inspiring self-esteem programs for girls like these.
Maximum donation of $500,000. Limit of $1 per household. No purchase necessary. Promotion ends 12/15/09. Open to legal residents of the United States.
So go grab a Dove product out of your stockpile and click here to enter your UPCs!  This will end on December 15 so hurry up!

I also found this wonderful video!  I do think I saw it on a commercial too!

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Pretty Please Press Winner!

Congratulations to Gerrie!  She has won 4 books from Pretty Please Press!

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