Monday, December 21, 2009
To enter, parents or legal guardians should submit a photo of their baby born between Dec. 1-31, to www.cutesttaxdeduction.com. 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!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Target and Twitter moms wants to know what are your traditions you will pass on so check out this great contest!
These days it's all about living "green". I believe everyone should take their part by living a little greener as well cause if we don't take care of this place who will. I have to admit I could go to more extremes and be even greener but I do what I can where I can. Here are a few things I do that I know anyone can do:
1. Instead of buying cases and cases of bottled water buy a water filtration system such as a pitcher or the ones that go on your faucet. You can fill up reusable bottles with either or have cold clean water with the pitcher. It saves time and money and is very green!
2. Unplug appliances when you're not using them. Or, use a "smart" power strip that senses when appliances are off and cuts "phantom" or "vampire" energy use. Whenever my 8 year old is finished playing his video games I taught him to turn off the switch :)
3. Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water.
There are so many more green living tips I could share but these are just some of the basic easy to do and easy to teach tips any family can do to start living a greener life!
Check out LighterSaferGreener to see how there are even ways to "see" greener!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The minute I put this cd in I started to relax! I absolutely loved the sound of Joshua Bell. This is a great cd to listen to while your at home or in the car and just want to feel relaxed and stress free from a hectic day. It would be a perfect gift for anybody on your Christmas list this year or for no occasion at all! Here is a track list of the album:
I Loves You Porgy featuring Chris Botti, trumpet
Come Again featuring Sting, vocals
Oblivion featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
Cinema Paradiso featuring Josh Groban, vocals
Para Tí featuring Tiempo Libre, various
My Funny Valentine featuring Kristin Chenoweth, vocals
Maybe So featuring Edgar Meyer Sam Bush and Mike Marshall, strings
Grieg: Sonata No. 3 featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff (Zenph re-performance)
Eleanor Rigby featuring Frankie Moreno, piano & vocals
O, Cease Thy Maiden Fair featuring Nathan Gunn, baritone
Il Postino featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
Left Hand Song featuring Regina Spektor, piano & vocals
Chovendo Na Roseira featuring Dave Grusin, piano
Look Away featuring Edgar Meyer, bass and Chris Thile, mandolin
Variant Moods: Duet for Sitar & Violin featuring Anoushka Shankar, sitar
I'll Take Manhattan featuring Marvin Hamlisch, piano
Left Hand featuring Regina Spektor, vocals
Check out Joshua Bell's facebook and website to stay up to date on this and any other upcoming albums.
Now I know when everybody hears Harry Connick Jr. they think about his great acting well believe it or not but he has an even greater voice! His voice is so sensuous and genuine. I loved listening to this whole cd. I wasn't to familiar with some of the songs do to my age but he made me wanna hear them! Here is a list of the track list for his new album Your Songs:
All The Way (Frank Sinatra)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
(They Long To Be) Close To You (The Carpenters)
The Way You Look Tonight
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
Your Song (Elton John)
Some Enchanted Evening
And I Love You So (Don McLean)
Who Can I Turn To? (Tony Bennett)
Smile (Charlie Chaplin)
Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole)
Check out Harry's facebook page and website to stay up to date on this and any other upcoming albums he may have!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Well my fashion must haves for fall are:
1. Accessories!! I love them and I believe they do "complete" an outfit.
5. Cute hat
Check out twitter mom and enter for your chance to win a $25 giftcard to start your new fall wardrobe!
Also check out www.shopsmartlookfab.com to see how you can get a free $10 giftcard at your favorite local mall.
Friday, September 11, 2009
I know it's hard to get nice clothes at an affordable price especially if your a single mother like myself. It's a blessing when there are great stores such as Gap that have these fantastic sales on baby and children clothes! And as for me when there is a great sale like this I tend to buy a bigger size so my son could grow into it later. To read more about this great sale check out www.gapoutlet-twittermoms.com and join twitter moms for a special coupon!
For all you bloggers out there twitter moms is having a contest for the first 50 blogs about this sale! If you are one of the first 50 you will get a $20 Gap outlet giftcard!!
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Well I gathered all my coupons and lists for Walmart and Target and I did pretty good! Thanks to Mercedes from Common Sense with Money I was able to get everything you see for less than 13 bucks!! Most of the items I either got for free or less than a dollar. In fact I didn't even have coupons for some of the items such as the milk, lunch meat, and frozen fruit pops.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Ragu wanted to show case the importance of eating vegetables. Did you know that Ragu provides a full serving of vegetables in every half cup of sauce?! What an easy way to feed veggies to our children without it turning into a battle of the wills. Now Ragu has made it even easier for moms to feed vegetables to their children in so many different ways. They have put together a great collection of recipes using Ragu pasta sauce. You can search recipes based on ingredients you have available, type of meal you are interested in cooking and type of pasta sauce you have on hand. Look for the red clock next to the recipe to find meals that are ready in 30 minutes or less. I love having resources such as this because let’s face it, it’s easy to get in a rut as far as family menus are concerned. Being able to use the staples we regularly buy in ways other than how we regularly use them is a great way to keep our menu interesting.
Check out Common Sense with Mommy to enter the Ragu Pasta Sauce 6 month giveaway!
Suburban Jungle is giving away a $25 Sam's Club Giftcard!!
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Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
As moms, we know that no matter what lunch we prepare for our kids, they always seem to want to swap sandwiches with their friends once they get to the cafeteria at school! When it comes to the time-honored tradition of swapping sandwiches, our kids may be having all the fun. Luckily, Hellmann's® and Best Foods® Mayonnaise has teamed up with musician and actor Billy Ray Cyrus to encourage people of all ages to celebrate their favorite childhood ritual and join the virtual Sandwich Swap 'n' Share program to raise money for Feeding America®, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
For every sandwich created as part of the virtual Sandwich Swap 'n' Share program on Facebook.com/hellmanns, Hellmann's® and Best Foods® will donate 7 lunches to Feeding America®.
 7 lunches equals a $1 donation Hellmann's® will make to Feeding America® to provide meals to Americans at risk of hunger. Up to 700,000 lunches.
 No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sandwich Swap 'n' Share Sweepstakes is sponsored by Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 & older. Begins 12:00:01 p.m. ET on 8/19/09 & ends 11:59:59 a.m. ET on 10/30/09. For official rules, visit the Hellmann's® page at www.facebook.com/hellmanns or www.facebook.com/bestfoods.
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Thanks Hellmann's® and MomSelect
So what are you waiting for? Head over there and make a difference.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Summer is a season of celebration; from Memorial Day to Labor Day, we try to squeeze in as much fun as possible. And as Moms, we rely on an arsenal of tricks that allow us to entertain families and friends with gatherings that keep our efforts and costs low, but the fun level high! One of our go-to entertaining tips is to use high-quality, single-use cups and plates to cut down on clean-up time. And just in time for those end-of-season bashes, our favorite party-ware brand has unveiled a new line of cups designed for a more comfortable and reliable hold; Solo Squared™, a first-of-its-kind Squared single-use cup.
And because winning great prizes is always fun, we have a great contest opportunity for you! To celebrate decades of great entertaining and the new Squared party cup, has launched an online photo contest with a grand prize of $5,000 for the best photo featuring a Solo Squared cup. You'll be able to enter your favorite photos at www.SoloCups4ever.com until August 14 and the winners will be announced on August 21, 2009. In addition to the grand prize, two $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded at the end of the contest. By entering, you'll also have the chance to win daily and weekly prizes of gift certificates and Solo products.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
https://www.showeryourselfbeautiful.com/?track=JoannaEmma for a chance to win great weekly prizes and the ultimate at-home shower for yourself and your friends.