Monday, December 21, 2009

America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction Contest

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!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Time to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I am looking forward to spending time with family around a delicious table full of yummy food! We have many traditions in my family that I will definitely pass on to my kids but some of them are just like everyone else such as enjoying a great day of football while snacking throughout the day or getting together with the women to make a strategy for the following day of shopping! And last but certainly not least is just enjoying a day off of work/school to spend with the ones you love most and be thankful that they are in your life!

Target and Twitter moms wants to know what are your traditions you will pass on so check out this great contest!

My Green Living Tips

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

Joshua Bell At Home With Friends Album Review

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.

Harry Connick Jr. Your Songs Album Review

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)
Besame Mucho
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

For the Mommas Giftcard Giveaway!!

Check out For the Mommas for her wonderful giftcard giveaway!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Shop Smart Look Fab Mall Event

General Growth Properties (GGP) Malls, TLC’s “What Not To Wear” and TwitterMoms have teamed up to create a fun blogging contest in celebration of the upcoming Shop Smart Look Fab mall event taking place at over 140 GGP malls nationwide from September 17-20. The blogging contest centers around the question “What are your 5 fashion must haves for fall?”

Well my fashion must haves for fall are:

1. Accessories!! I love them and I believe they do "complete" an outfit.
2. Jackets
3. Boots
4. Scarves
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 to see how you can get a free $10 giftcard at your favorite local mall.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Gap Outlet Semi Annual Baby Sale

Gap Outlet Semi-Annual Baby Sale for newborns to 5 year olds taking place September 11-24, 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 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!!

Gap Outlet - Semi-Annual Baby SaleTwitterMoms Exclusive: Gap Outlet Semi-Annual Baby Sale Savings!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Electorlux & Kelly Ripa for OCRF

Electrolux and Kelly Ripa remain committed to raising money and awareness to support this worthy cause. Together, they are launching another exciting campaign that utilizes a form of communication that many of us use every day - texting! During September, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Electrolux and Kelly are holding a "Text-a-Thon for a Cause" to help raise support for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund whose mission is to fund research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.

Throughout September, you can donate $5 to the cause by texting "KELLY" to 85944 from your mobile phones (standard text messaging rates apply) - or logging on to Also, every time you log on to the Web site, you'll be entered for a chance to win an amazing contribution to your home - a luxury front load washer and dryer from Electrolux in Turquoise Sky, the color inspired by the teal ribbon of ovarian cancer awareness.

Also during September, visitors to Kelly Confidential can help spread awareness for this important cause by sending a virtual T-shirt to a friend. For every virtual t-shirt sent, Electrolux will donate $1 to the OCRF. Fashion-forward Moms can also purchase a limited edition T-shirt designed by Ripa; 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will go to OCRF.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Quick trip to WalMart & Target

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.

Week of Sept. 7 Giveaways

Check out Common Sense With Money to enter for a chance to win a $50 Hallmark Gold Crown

Outfit Additions $50 GC giveaway @ The Suburban Jungle!!

$25 TJ Maxx & Marshalls giftcard giveaway at...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Register to win a What Not to Wear Experience

Register to win a What Not to Wear Experience

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Ragu Pasta Sauce 6 Month Giveaway!!

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!

This Week's Giveaways

Check out Mission Mommy for a back to school giveaway from Avery. In this giveaway, if you win you'll get a gift basket full of Avery Dennison school and office supplies, including: Hi-Liters, labels, GlueStics, binders, dividers, sheet protectors, Marks-a-Lot permanent markers, and t-shirt transfers. (Retail value of supplies is over $50.)

Suburban Jungle is giving away a $25 Sam's Club Giftcard!!

Degree Women Fine Fragrance for Beauty By Jinxy readers

REVLON Fantasy Lengths Maximum Wear Eyelashes Giveaway for Beauty By Jinxy Readers (3

Shopaholic Mommy Birthday Bash!! The giveaways include shoes, clothes, watches, an Amazon gift card and more!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hellmann’s® Sandwich Swap ’n’ Share

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, Hellmann's® and Best Foods® will donate 7 lunches[1] to Feeding America®.

[1] 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.

[2] 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 or

[3] Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.

Thanks Hellmann's® and MomSelect

So what are you waiting for? Head over there and make a difference.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Solo Cup Photo Contest

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, Solo Cup Company 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 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


Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus four pack giveaway @

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Suave Shower Yourself Beautiful Review & Giveaway

Recently I got the chance to try out some of Suave's amazing new bodywashes such as their new delicious Wild Cherry Blossom indulgent body wash. I absolutely fell in love with this body wash! Not only does it make you feel clean it makes you feel beautiful. Studies show that taking even a two minute break from your hectic schedule can reduce stress levels. Try this trick to add some relaxation to your daily grind.

Instead of rushing through lunch, schedule a leisurely tea time for yourself complete with mini tea sandwiches and a cup of chamomile tea. Then get settled in a quiet part of your home or office -- free of distractions -- to start your summer reading list. Trade in your daily shower for a relaxing bath that’s fit for a queen! Transform your bathroom into a private sanctuary by lighting an aromatherapy-inspired candle and playing your favorite tunes. Be sure to use Suave® Naturals Lavender Vanilla Calming Body Wash. The soothing scent of lavender will calm your senses and transport your mind to a tranquil oasis. Looking for more ways to shower yourself beautiful?

Starting June 15th, Visit for a chance to win great weekly prizes and the ultimate at-home shower for yourself and your friends.

Thanks to Momselect and Suave I am able to give one of my readers there own shower yourself beautiful giftset which includes:

Suave skin therapy cocoa butter with shea moisturizer 18oz.

Suave naturals apricot exfoliating body wash 12 oz.

NEW Suave naturals Wild Cherry Blossom indulgent body wash 12 oz.

Here is how you can enter this giveaway:

1. Visit Suave and leave a comment on which product you would like to try. (1 entry)

2. Follow my blog (1 entry)

3. Follow my twitter (1 entry)

4. Tweet about this giveaway (1 entry)

5. Email 5 people about this giveaway cc to (5 entries)

Please include your email on all comments for winning notification purposes.

Winner will be picked on July 12 at midnight. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me with their mailing address. Good luck to everyone!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More Time Please!!!

I just got an email today from a company that sponsors blogs and I am really looking forward to see what they have to offer so I can really expand my blogging. If only I had more time to blog but it's hard being a single full time working mother! Now with summer here I gotta keep the little one amused. I am planning on taking a vacation next month or so and I can't wait for that! I am also planning on moving in the next few months so I am not really looking forward to that. I have moved every year for the past 3 years and I am ready to settle down for once! Oh well hopefully this will be my last year to move for awhile ;)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Great Giveaways From Psych Mommy!!

Check out A Psych Mommy for her fantastic giveaways!!

Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara Giveaway

Another chance to win the new Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara @ onthegomommy!!!

STL Mommy Avon Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a $30 Avon credit from STL Mommy!!

I LOVE coupons!!

Ok so last night was my first time in a long time to actually go shopping with more than one coupon I never had to really use coupons before when I was married but now that I am a single parent things are a lot different! Well thanks to wonderful people like Mercedes with Common Sense with Money they make it easier for single moms like myself! You can get some really great deals at Target when you use there online coupons at and combine them with mfg coupons such at smartsource!! I saved $21.75 last night for just spending no more than 15 minutes collecting the coupons and planning out what I was going to purchase!! I can't wait to save even more money now that I got the hang of it =)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara Giveaway

I am so ready to try this new Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara!! I am tired of trying new mascaras to get the same clumped results!

Enter for a chance to win @ independentmami

Ridemakerz Giveaway

This is my very first blog so I am new to this! The Ridemakerz Giveaway that Independentmami is hosting made me sign up for a blog to be honest! I am a single mother to a wonderful 7 year old boy who LOVES cars, trucks, motorcycles basically anything that has wheels! I am so happy that they came out with this store it was about time they had something awesome like this for boys!!