Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Santa Called! Review for Santaspeaking.com

Wow!  Three of my children were called by Santa!  He called the day after Thanksgiving!  Well, ya know, it was Santa after mommy ordered the call!

I cannot say how much fun or how cute this was.  Santa called My 7 year old, Nick, and my twins that are 4, Chris and Bella.  They were freakin!  They couldn't believe Santa called them!

When Santa called I put it on speaker so I can hear everything too.  This Santa sounded like the "real" Santa Claus!  When you order the call, you fill out everything about what your child likes and what not.  Then when Santa calls, he knows everything, just like "Santa" should, right?  My kids could not believe their ears, Santa knew about their dogs and school grades and everything!  Especially my 7 year old.  At that age, they stop believing in Santa, well this mama stopped that dead in its tracks LOL!

Santa Speaking has also been featured on the Rachel Ray show and in Parent's Magazine.  They were also, featured on the Today Show and in The New York Times.

This is GOOD STUFF!  You will enjoy it and so will your children.  Maybe they will straighten up for ya if Santa gives 'em a call!

santaspeaking.com is offering to my readers only a 10% discount, by using the code MB2011
Please, also visit their facebook and twitter!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

WLM & Friends Friday Flash Giveaway Sign Ups

Hey guys!
WLM & Friends are inviting anyone and everyone to sign up for Friday Flash Giveaways!  NO FEE!  All facebook likes.

There are some rules:

  1. You must have 500 Facebook Likes
  2. When you participate you must provide a giveaway item, anything from coupons, dollar store items, left over review items or giveaway prizes you do not want.
  3. You also must join the facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/189045327846300/
If all sounds good to you, please fill out THIS form!

Dazzle Toes Featured Post for Winner Wonderland

Dazzle Toes are awesomely beautiful.  When I tried them on, I felt like an Egyptian Goddess!  Seriously! LOL, they made me feel sexy!

I especially liked the blue one.  My feet were blingin!  I can't wait for summer time to wear them everywhere!
Dazzle Toes are a great way to dress up your feet, whether being on the beach or at the pool, really anywhere!  Dazzle Toes are custom made to order by your shoe size, so you know you get a comfortable fit, and each are made in Dublin, Ireland.  Dazzle Toes also, has bling for your children's feet too!  They also have anklets.

All I can say is BEAUTIFUL, just beautiful!  Thank you Dazzle Toes for giving me this opportunity to review you product!

Dazzle Toes is a pround sponsor of Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event.  She will be giving away a beautiful pair of Dazzle Toes which includes a toe ring to match.

Please take a moment and visit Dazzle Toes Facebook.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Whole Lotta Mama and friends Friday Flash Giveaway

Welcome to our second Friday Flash Giveaway, where we giveaway a prize pack of all sorts of different prizes! The Flash Giveaway will start at 9EST and end one hour later at 10EST.  There will be no mandatory entries and all facebook likes!  Easy Peasy!!

Tonight our Sponsors will be...
Whole Lotta Mama
Blog Mom Society
Mom Does Reviews

The Prizes are...

  • An Envelope of Coupons
  • ABC Magnets
  • 25 Cars Tattoos
  • Chef Boyardee Recipe Cards

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Monkey Balm ~ Featured Post ~ Winner Wonderland

Monkey Balm!  Yes, Monkey Balm!  I use cream after cream after cream, to the point of using chap stick on my hands during the winter time.  The tops of my hands crack and burn and itch, so intensely I will try anything to relieve it!  Well, well, well!  I have found it!

No, it hasn't been to terribly cold here in Missouri, but it has gotten into the mid 30's and my hands are already itchy and dry.  I tried the Monkey Balm once and have been using it ever since.  My hands look and feel healed, from chapping.  You know how when your hands are dry, they look wrinkly?  Well, after applying Monkey Balm my hands look younger too!

My youngest son, Lucas, has just gotten this rash, sort of like an eczema feel to it, on his upper back, I pulled out the Monkey Balm and have been using it everyday for the past ohhhhh, week and a half and voila, the rash has almost completely gone away.  I also, use it as a butt cream.  Lucas had a little diaper rash one night, so I was like "huh, I will give it a try".  So, I went ahead and applied it before he went to bed and in the morning when he woke up, I changed his diaper and NO RASH!  I was completely amazed!  I tried so many concoctions and diaper creams; MONKEY BALM works guys!  You have gotta try it!

Monkey Balm will be included into one of my gift packages for the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Hop.  The winner will receive THREE(3) sticks of Monkey Balm!

Please take a moment and check out their Facebook Page and Twitter.
Info on Monkey Balm, all taken from monkeybalm.com 

  • Soothing itchy, painful irritation immediately
  • Improves eczema and extreme dry-skin in 3 days
  • Reducing irritation/symptoms from dry climates
  • Soothing sunburn, minor scrapes and burns,
  • and rashes
  • Organic Sea Buckthorn oils (the FIRST ingredient on the label) are clinically proven to improve symptoms of eczema, extreme dryness, even burns and wounds.
  • Natural soothing botanical ingredients alleviate irritation and smooth rough skin.
  • No-sting formula and quick, no-mess application makes life just a little bit easier for kids and parents alike!

Eco Lips ~ Featured Sponsor ~ Winner Wonderland

Hi everyone!  Well, now my second feature post and review goes to Eco Lips.  Eco Lips is a natural and organic lip balm.

I received 4 lip balms.  Eco Lips Energy, Eco Lips Medicinal, Eco Tints Mocha Velvet and Eco Lips Gold Balm on an Eco Clip.

I am a fanatic about lip balms and an even bigger fanatic about "green" lip balm.  All 4 of these lip balms live up to their name!  Eco Lips Energy, was perfect to put on in the morning, to get my day started.  It gives you that "extra" boost you need.

I am allergic to nuts, like walnuts for example.  Well stupid me I seem to still eat them lol.  Well, anyways my mouth starts itching and my lips gets hives on them, yeah sounds gross, but you wouldn't even know I have hives on my lips lol, unless I told you.  So, last night I ate some walnuts, left over from a pumpkin dessert I made for Thanksgiving, all of the above happened to my mouth.  I quickly remembered I have Eco Lips Medicinal (it has Tree Tea oil it, which I love), and I applied it to my lips.  I felt an instant relief.  It was fantastic!

I really don't like lipstick at all, never wear it what so ever.  Well, when I tried the Eco Tints in Mocha Velvet, it bought me!  The coloring was perfect and it felt like I was wearing lip balm, not lipstick.

Last but not least is the Eco Lips Gold.  Eco Lips Gold is the ultimate lip moisturizer.  It's unflavored, with organic jojoba oil and is naturally high in vitamin E.  This is perfect for carrying with you at all times, the kids love it!  No nasty taste or smell or since I have mostly boys, no red color on their lips and most of all, it doesn't BURN!

I am proud to say Eco Lips will be included in one of my packages during the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Hop.  Eco lips will be giving away one(1) Eco Lips Gold PLUS and Eco Clip to carry with you on your key chain or on your belt loop or even on your purse.
Please take a moment and visit their Facebook Page and Twitter.

Info on all listed items above.  All taken from EcoLips.com
By the way, all of their lip balms are GLUTEN FREE!
Eco Lips Energy: Eco Lips Lip Balm with an added powerful ENERGY infusion of Caffeine, Green Tea and Vitamin B12. .15 oz (4.25 G) $3.49
Eco Lips Medicinal: A powerfully effective herbal blend of ingredients known to aid in the healing of cold sores. .15 oz (4.25 G) $4.99
Eco Tints Mocha Velvet: Sheer chocolate mineral-tinted lip balm. Flavored with vanilla. .15 oz (4.25 G) $4.49
Eco Lips Gold:  Made with the finest certified organic jojoba oil. USDA Certified Organic. Vitamin enriched. The ultimate lip moisturizer. .15 oz Tube (4.25 G) $3.49

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kiki's Fashions ~ Maternity Clothing ~ Review and Featured Post for Winner Wonderland

I am seriously in love with Kiki's Fashions!  I am not pregnant what so ever.  I do though, have a problem finding shirts that fit, due to the fact I have had six babies and I like to try and hide my yucky stomach, lol.  I love shirts that are stretchy and fall below my butt line.  I received the black sweater in a large.  This sweater fits perfectly! Super comfortable! I love it!  And the best part is they are CHEAP!  The black sweater is only $20.99!  Now, when I need a shirt I am turning to Kiki's Fashions!

Another awesome way to wear these shirts is as a sweater dress, like with black tights or stretchy pants and pull it all the way down.  Mine comes right above the knee, if I pull it all the way down.

If you are looking for fashionable maternity clothes, or just cheap maternity clothes, or if you are like me and have a super hard time finding a shirt that fits right, Kiki's Fashions is the place to go!

Kiki's Fashions is going to be giving away a $25.00 Gift Card to the store during the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event!

Spring Shoe Runway Sign Ups! Jan. 18 to Jan. 21

It is a perfect time to showcase your favorite Spring Shoes. Kobiso and Jamie’s Precious Peas are proud to present Spring Shoe Runway Event from Jan 18 12:01 PM EST to Jan 21 at 12:01 PM EST and is accepting signups now. Sign up HERE!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Winner of the Friday Flash Giveaway!

Congrats to Sarah! You are the winner! I have sent you an email!

Flash #Giveaway #Win a couple envelopes on coupons and an extra Bonus!

ONLY ONE HOUR!  10EST to 11EST!  Get on it NOW! :)
Win a couple of envelopes of coupons and a six pack of Lucy Socks!!  All you have to do is enter!  All is facebook likes and non are mandatory!
Our Sponsors tonight!
Whole Lotta Mama!
Crazy For a Deal
My Couponing Life
My Blog Society

Tiny Prints for Christmas

Tiny Prints provides simple, modern, and unique stationery from Christmas cardsNew Years cardsparty invitations, andaddress labels to thank you cards. Once the holidays have come and gone, Tiny Prints will still be here to fill your stationary needs with their exclusive designs from the nation’s top designers.  All year round, you’ll fine business cards,birth announcements and even custom wedding invitations. Come try the easy card personalization, a powerful preview engine and top-notch customer service and paper quality for yourself. With Tiny Prints by your side commemorating every holiday and momentous occasion is a cinch!

I love Christmas Cards.  I love displaying all my Christmas cards we get.  The way I display the cards is by hanging them from the fire place, after I decorate it.  It is so pretty when the lights are out, and the Christmas lights light up the fire place and the Christmas cards.  It is just so relaxing!

Buy Aero Girls {Aeropostale}

We love Aeropostale in my house.  The clothing is durable, cute and fun!  I am always on the lookout for Aeropstale sales and they have one going on now!  YAY!  My 16 year old sister will just die!
Did you know, Aeropostale has Clothing For Girls?  Check out the great deals below!

Aeropostale is having a Friends and Family sale, in store and online.  It's 40% off 11/17-11/20.  Here is the promo code for online and here is the coupon to print for in store.  Please note, these coupons excludes fragrances!

Aeropostale also has all their Graphic Tee's for only $10.00!  They also have hoodies and sweats on sale for 50% off.

Aeropsotale is also offering FREE shipping on all oders online, $100.00 or more.  No coupon code needed.

If you want to accessorize your wardrobe, Aeropostale can help!  They have hats, scarves, flip-over figerless gloves, nail polish, tights, etc.

Heely's Review

Heely's are the original shoes with wheels in the heels that allow the shoe wearer to transition from walk to roll by shifting weight to the heel of the shoe.  You can also remove the wheels and use Heely's as street shoes.

All of my children love Heely's.  I was sent a pair for my 4 year old son, yes I am a courageous woman lol.  I know most of you think Heely's are dangerous, because I know I do/did.  My 4 year didn't know how to do it.  I guess his legs aren't strong enough for Heely's yet, and he don't have real good balance, as he is only 4.  I really like Heely's for their shoe, though.  The shoe is tough and durable!  I had bought Heely's for my 7 year old when he was 5, and of course he couldn't roll on the heels either, but they were great shoes!


Learn how to roll with Heely's and learn tricks HERE

Heelys is throwing a Black Friday special!! Between Nov 25-Nov 28, Buy any pair of Heelys, get the second pair for $25. Or buy a Nano, and get a pair of shoes for $25, and get free ground shipping on all orders!

**I was compensated a pair of Heely's for this review**

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Win $4000 or an iPad2! Ends Dec 16

No, that is not a typo-the prizes for this contest are a $4000 gift card, two $500 gift cards and two iPad2s!

If you’re following my blog, chances are you like to find deals and save money. I want to tell you about Chinoki. Chinoki is a site where you can cherry-pick the businesses you want to hear from. You can create an account for free, and then begin picking! You choose from a list of interests that you have, then you choose your geographical area. From that information, a list of businesses will be presented to you and you pick the ones you want to hear from. You can edit your basket any time.

Right now, they are running a fantastic promotion to introduce readers to the site. They are giving away prizes such as a $4000 gift card, iPad2s and gift cards in other amounts. The contest ends November 30, so enter today. I’m already daydreaming about how I would spend the gift cards.

I apologize if you have to click throught to another page to see the Rafflecopter--but that is a work-around that bloggers have to do to make sure that it will show up on multiple sites. Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows

If you are looking for an event that provides excitement, entertainment and value for the whole family, look no further - the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows provide the perfect daycation. The Shows feature numerous engaging and interactive exhibitions including opportunities to become an artist for a day by using a digital paint can to design your own bike and to see a thrilling stunt show featuring the Smage Brothers, made famous by an impressive top 10 finish in a nationwide television talent competition. Additionally, every Sunday, the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows features “Family Day”, in which kids under 12 get in free with a paid family member. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.motorcycleshows.com

Sharing for Christmas Charity Giveaway Event {WINNER!}

Congrats to Chantel for being the winner of a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Wordless Wednesday ~ A little more than a picture

This sweet little boy went missing yesterday at 9:30 am in Affton, MO.  Around 4:00pm he was found deceased one mile away from his home.  This morning St. Louis County Police has taken the mother of this baby into custody as a suspect, their one and only suspect.

Please pray for Tyler Dasher's family and God Rest His beautiful Soul!
‎"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38,39

Monday, November 14, 2011

$25 Gift Code to Doug and Melissa Giveaway

Hey guys!
I had received a $25 Gift Code from Doug and Melissa and unfortunately, I cannot use it.  So, I am going to make a game out of it or a GIVEAWAY!  All facebook entries, no mandatory entries!  I call this a lazy flash giveaway.  It will be 2 days only!

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday {Nov 26, 2011}

Hey everyone!  I am involved in this cool campaign dealing with Small Businesses, sponsored by American Express.  If you own a small business, like I do, Bella's Swag, then you will love this!  If you like shopping locally, support your small local businesses on November 26, 2011.  Better yet, do it all year long!

I live in O'Fallon, Missouri and there is a place down on the riverfront in Old St. Charles, where there a dozens of small businesses, me and my family LOVE to visit.What are some of your favorite local small businesses?

{Yay} for haircuts

Today, I decided to cut my two youngest boys' hair!  I think I did a pretty darn good job!

Lucas (2) before his haircut.

Lucas after his haircut.
Christopher (4) before his haircut.
Christopher after his haircut.

Made With Love Giveaway Event #madewithlove WINNER!

Congrats to Kasee!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fall Social Freebie Event

Welcome to the first annual Fall Social Freebies Giveaway Event. We have partnered up with lots of different and wonderful bloggers to bring you some fabulous prizes, just in time for the Holiday Season!

Giveaway starts October 31st at 12:01 AM EST to November 21st at 12:01 AM EST. Giveaway winners will be announced through the Rafflecopter widget and notified by email by the end of the day on November 23rd, 2011. Winners must reply to email notification within 48 hours of delivery, or a new winner will be chosen.

Participating Blogs that made these giveaways possible:
Pink Dandy Chatter
Between The Lines
Personalized Sketches and Sentiments
Magical Mouse Schoolhouse
Reading Teen
The Organic Blonde
Nurtured Beauty
Green Country Girl
Free Hot Samples
Social Media Junkie
Pawsitive Living 
Retail Therapy Lounge
Lily's Laundry 
Uncommon Chick 
Smile A Day Giveaways 
Granny Loves Gift Baskets 
Kelly's Lucky You 
An Avid Readers Haven 
Mayra's Secret Bookcase


* Winner will receive a 8 GB iPod Touch in their choice of black or white by Apple. Retail value is $199

*This giveaway is open to the US and Canada Only

*There will be 1 winner chosen to win this giveaway

* Winner will receive a SleepTracker Elite Watch by SleepTracker. Retail value is $149

*This giveaway is open to the US Only

*There will be 1 winner chosen to win this giveaway

ABOUT SLEEPTRACKER (from their website):
The SLEEPTRACKER® Elite watch is the latest in sleep monitoring technology. Unlike other monitors and alarms, the SLEEPTRACKER® measures and logs your sleep patterns waking you at the most optimum time when your body will feel the most alert and energetic. The SLEEPTRACKER® Elite also records and stores your sleep data allowing you to download and track your own personal sleep information right from your home computer.
SLEEPTRACKER® continuously monitors signals from your body that indicate whether you are asleep or awake. Because you wear SLEEPTRACKER® on your wrist like a watch, its internal sensors can detect even the most subtle physical signals from your body. SLEEPTRACKER® finds your best waking moments, so that waking up has never been easier.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mr. Popper's Penguins and 2 activity pages{Debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download December 6! }

Speak up about Meth {methproject.org}

The non-profit has developed 4 hard-hitting videos that show teens reflecting upon the questions they might have asked before ever trying the drug. In "Losing Control," a teenage boy reflects on how his Meth addiction has driven him to steal from his family and turn violent on his little brother. (Keep in mind some of these videos are very hard-hitting.)

The project has also created a highly interactive website, methproject.org, designed to encourage teens to ask questions about Meth. No sugar-coating.  Just factual answers to important questions.  It’s very visual and dramatic and there's an area, "Speak up" where teens post their own content.

Here are the other two videos if you'd like to watch them. They were directed by Academy Award nominee Darren Aronofsky, director of Black Swan and The Wrestler.
ER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyxn1ol6kNI
Desperate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c4PAk0vpCU

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take the North "Poll"

Melissa & Doug want you to tell them which of their educational toys you think is the best! Just click on the image below to place your vote in the North "Poll!" You'll Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon** to use at MelissaAndDoug.com just for voting!

Makobi Scribe Mother's Day Giveaway Event {May 10-18}

It is a perfect time to find what gifts you would like to give to your mother. Makobi Scribe is proud to present Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Carnival Event from May 10 12:01 PM EST to May 18  at 12:01 PM EST and is accepting signups now.

Made With Love Giveaway Event #madewithlove $40 Value

Welcome to the Made With Love Event hosted by The Reynolds Mom and Seventeen Sirens! This event features at least $25 or more in handmade prizes on each of the participating blogs. Be sure to go through the linky below and enter for your chance to win! This event will close on November 13th at Midnight EST. Good Luck!