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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

PottyCover - Disposable Toilet Seat Covers Review & Giveaway - Ends 6/4

Let's face it, public restrooms are just gross. You don't know what kind of germs and filth is lurking there, so toilet seat covers area must. But most toilet seat covers are nothing more than tissue paper that rips as soon as you try to open it, worst of all, they don't even cover the whole seat. You have to put at least 3 to 4 down (per side) just to feel somewhat protected. There is a better option for maximum protection from all germs and filth in public restrooms with Potty Covers. They are disposable, individually wrapped toilet seat covers for children (and adults).They are made of a soft, non-woven fabric top coat, with a layer of plastic on the bottom, that creates a waterproof barrier between your child and the seat. This product has the largest coverage of all seat covers on the market. It has an extra large flap to keep legs and clothes from touching the front of the toilet, as well as side flaps that cover the sides of the seat, which most children grab to steady themselves. These are a must-have item for everyday on-the-go parents and an essential item for your travel bag. PottyCovers come in a package of 6 for $5.99 and can be purchased on Amazon, Ebay, all Buy Buy Baby stores around the country and at select Bed Bath & Beyond stores.

One lucky reader will win a package of PottyCovers.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

SodaStream Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-up Kit Giveaway - Ends 6/1

When you want a tasty and refreshing drink, whether your favorite is soda, seltzer or flavored sparkling water, all of these are great options. But it is such a hassle to lug and store all of those bottles and cans home, and then lug the empties to the recycling bin. Not to mention their cost, which keeps going up and up. There is a way to cut the cost and the waste (not to mention gain back storage space) with the SodaStream Fountain Jet. It can turn ordinary tap water into a liter of your favorite carbonated water or soft drink in under 30 seconds without the use of electricity or battery (just a carbonator filled with CO2) and is capable of making as many as 60 (1-Liter) bottles before the carbonator needs replacing or recharging. The best part about the SodaStream is that you can fizz the drink to your taste and choose your flavor by adding in the flavor syrup of your choice. There are over 50 flavor syrups to choose, from the classic cola and root beer to exotic fruit flavors like orange mango and even an energy drink mix. Available in regular, diet, and caffeine-free versions. (None of which contain high-fructose corn syrup, a plus for your waistline!). The SodaStream Fountain Jet comes with a starter kit that includes the soda maker as well as carbonators and a reusable BPA-free carbonating bottle where you can store soda. The SodaStream Fountain Jet is priced at $84.99 and additional flavors, carbonators and bottles are available from SodaStream.

One lucky winner will receive a SodaStream Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit ($99.95). It includes:

- Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
- 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
- Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
- Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
- 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

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    Thursday, May 24, 2012

    And the Winners of the Nordic GLA Borage Oil from Nordic Naturals Giveaway is.....

    Congratulations to Jessica A., winner of the Nordic GLA Borage Oil from Nordic Naturals Giveaway. You have been notified by email. Thanks to all that entered, please keep checking back for more giveaways!

    Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    FREE Father’s Day card from!

    Between now and 11:59pm (Pacific Time) tonight you can get a FREE Father’s Day card from Treat!

    Just use the code TREATDAD and enjoy a free, customized, card. This offer applies to all new and returning customers.

    Here is how it works:

    · You choose your card from their hundreds of Father’s Day designs.

    · Personalize it with photos, nicknames, inside jokes, whatever you want to add. This is your chance to make it YOUR card. Be creative. Be funny. Be sappy. Make dad laugh, cry, or just smile.

    · Use the code TREATDAD to get this special deal. (Note: This offer is good all customers, whether this is your first time or 100th time using Treat).

    Treat will truly brighten your day…and your dad’s! So check them out now and take advantage of this awesome offer!

    Note: You can choose the “Send it to me first” shipping option to receive the card free. If you choose “Mail it directly to the recipient,” you will be charged $0.44 for postage. Limit one per household. You will also be asked for their credit card to verify your identity and prohibit fraud, but you will not be charged for a free card if you mail to yourself.

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012

    Perfect Time to Take in a Game of Baseball

    Baseball season might have already started, but the best time to enjoy a game at the stadium is now. In March/April it is too cold out to be able to enjoy the game, while during the July-September time, it is hot as an oven outside. All you need now is a light jacket at most. has St. Louis Cardinals Tickets and Tampa Bay Rays of Florida tickets and also many Toronto Blue Jays box seats available. You'll find st louis cardinals ticketstampa bay rays tickets and toronto blue jays tickets. Get out and enjoy a game during this perfect weather!

    Friday, May 18, 2012

    Spirit Earth's Vitamin Rich Face Cream Giveaway - Ends 5/25

    Spirit Earth's Vitamin Rich Face Cream
    What goes on to your body is just as important as what goes in it, so why not use a multi-vitamin supplement for your skin. Spirit Earth's Vitamin Rich Face Cream is a complete multi-vitamin for your skin. It is made of 100% natural and 91% organic ingredients and contains a blend of powerful antioxidants, which include vitamins A, B5, ester C + E, that attack free radicals and protects your skin from their damaging effects. The cream gets its richness from the combination of avocado, rooibos and jojoba oils added in. These ingredients nurture and soothe your skin while restoring it back to its healthy youthful suppleness. Available for $45 on their website

    Three lucky winners will receive a jar of Spirit Earth's Vitamin Rich Face Cream.

    Here’s how to enter to win!

    Thursday, May 17, 2012

    And the Winners of the Whisk Bliss Gluten Free Gift Pack Giveaway are.....

    Congratulations to Liza V., Alicia B., Laura J., and Kristie D., winners of the Whisk Bliss Gluten Free Gift Pack Giveaway. You have all been notified by email. Thanks to all that entered, please keep checking back for more giveaways!

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    FREE Bowling for Kids this Summer at AMF!

    Summer will be here before you know it, how will you be keeping those kids entertained and busy day-in day-out? A great idea is the AMF Bowling summer program for kids! from May 30 through September 5, 2011 until 8 pm every day.

    Simply register and you’ll get a weekly voucher for two free games per child per day through September 3. Shoe rental is not included. Free bowling available for kids 15 and under.

    If you have children 16 and older, AMF Bowling is offering a Summer Pass for them to bowl all summer too. A Summer Pass is only $29.95 for you and three other family members ages 16 and up to bowl two games per day all summer long. You can print your bowling passes any time from May 14 through September 3.

    To sign up for FREE bowling for your kids under 16, register here:

    To sign up for CHEAP bowling for your kids (and adults) over 16, register here:

    Disclosure: This campaign is part the One2One Network. All opinions stated in the post are our own.

    Monday, May 14, 2012

    De-Stress in 5 Minutes or Less

    Here are some great tips and tricks to help you de-stress in 5 minutes or less:

    When the body absorbs sunlight, it enhances the effect of mood-stabilizing chemicals like serotonin. Open the curtains during the day.

    Take a virtual vacation. Close your eyes and visualize being on a luxury ocean liner. Feel the rhythm of the waves and inhale the smell of the ocean.

    Jump rope. Jumping rope for 20 minutes triggers your body to release feel-good endorphins, and its repetitive motion makes you relaxed and focused.

    Play music that brings up good memories. Many people find they have a visceral reaction to something they heard in their youth.

    Breathe deeply. touch your middle finger and thumb together on each hand to signal to yourself that I should stop what I'm doing and take a deep, cleansing breathe. You can do it wherever you are - in the grocery store or at a conference.

    When upset, recite the alphabet backwards. You really have to concentrate on the letters, so by the time you get to "P", you've forgotten what was bothering you.

    Lie across several stairs upside down. It has something to do with all that blood rushing to your head. It totally changes your outlook and mood.

    Use lavender essential oil to get calm. Put it in a plug-in diffuser or add a few drops to distilled water in a spray bottle and spritz it on yourself and all over the house.

    Laugh it off: laughter lowers your levels of cortisol, which is a stress hormone. so go ahead and giggle out loud, it'll make you feel better.

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    Fight Inflammation with Nordic GLA Borage Oil from Nordic Naturals Giveaway - Ends 5/18

    Borage, also known as starflower, is a rich nutritional source of the omega-6 fatty acid GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid). GLA is considered an essential fatty acid because the body can not produce them, so they must be gotten from supplementation. GLA promotes the body's natural anti-inflammatory response, which supports everything from healthy skin, to joint, brain and cardiovascular function, and even optimal body fat metabolism. Borage has the highest naturally occurring GLA of any known plant. Nordic Naturals new Nordic GLA is a vegetarian Borage oil made from non-GMO cold-pressed borage seed grown in New Zealand. It is available in 4 fluid ounces and provides 480 mg of GLA per serving. It is 100% vegetarian and contains no gluten, milk derivatives or artificial colors, and is flavor free. For more information, visit
    One lucky winner will receive a bottle of Nordic GLA and swag bag from Nordic Naturals.

    Here’s how to enter to win!

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Glenny's Classic Fruit & Nut Energy Bars Review

    Glenny's Classic Fruit & Nut Energy Bars, are pure, simple and all natural. These bars are packed with whole and half pieces of the classic nuts (almonds, peanuts, walnuts, brazil nuts) and dried fruit (raisins, dates and apricots) you would expect in an energy bar. All of it is held together by honey and brown rice syrup, which softens the nuts, making them easier to chew. Those are the only sweeteners in the bar. There are no refined sugars or corn syrup in these bars to give you that sugar "energy" high and crash. These bars give you energy the natural way, from the nuts and fruit in the bar, not to mention they are both gluten and dairy free. Also mixed into the bar is crisp brown rice, which as you would expect adds crisp and crunch. Each bite gives you a combination of nuts, fruits and crisp brown rice, creating a nutty, crunchy and sweet mouthful. For more information on Glenny's Classic Fruit & Nut Energy Bars, visit their website

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    Water, the Great Anti-Ager

    Water is the greatest anti-aging substance around. Healthy cells retain water, aging ones weaken, and their membranes are damaged by free radicals and inflammation allowing vital water to seep out. When they deflate, the havoc is widespread affecting blood pressure, tissue health, and your complexion.

    Choose foods wisely: Almonds, avocados, and salmon provide hydration; beans, lentils, and soy foods help build connective tissue.
    Eat foods as close to their natural state as possible: water and nutrients are lost with cooking.
    Drink lots of purified water: eat plenty of water-packed fresh fruits and vegetables.
    Have one or two eggs every week: they're an excellent source of protein, vitamins A and B-12, folic acid, and lecithin (a major component of cell membranes). Take dietary supplements daily to ensure appropriate nutrient levels are maintained.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    Relief from Allergies with Children's Claritin Redi Tabs

    It's bad enough to experience allergies, but when allergies hit the first step in fighting them is to reach for the allergy medicine. The answer is not that simple for children. Most children cannot swallow allergy pills and even if they can, some types of allergy medicine can cause them to become jittery or drowsy. That's the great thing about Children's Claritin Redi Tabs. They dissolve instantly on the tongue (not to mention they have a sweet grape flavor to them) so no swallowing is necessary and they give 24 hours of symptom relief, plus they don't cause drowsiness. 

    Monday, May 7, 2012

    And the Winner of the Hoover WindTunnel Air Vacuum Giveaway is.....

    Congratulations to Kristen L., winner of the Hoover WindTunnel Air Vacuum Giveaway. You have been notified by email. Thanks to all that entered, please keep checking back for more giveaways!

    Friday, May 4, 2012

    Whisk Bliss Gluten Free Gift Pack Giveaway! Ends 5/11

    It's not easy to cook from scratch when you are on a gluten-free diet, since most dishes usually require the use of flour somewhere in the recipe. But now those on gluten-free diets can make and enjoy creamy soups, and savory dishes that would usually require the use of flour with "Shirley J's" new Whisk Bliss Gluten Free.
    Check out creamy the Whisk Bliss Becomes!

    Whisk Bliss is a just-add-water universal cooking base that creates a cream sauce that can be used in place of cream sauces, canned cream soups, milk and other cream sauce components in hundreds of recipes. It's so easy to use the Whisk Bliss Gluten Free, check out these are two tasty (and simple!) dishes made using it: 

    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    1 1/2 c. Shirley J Whisk Bliss Gluten Free

    1 lbs Fresh Broccoli Cut Into Bite-Size Pieces
    6 c. Water
    3 c. Cheddar Cheese, Grated


    In large stock pot combine broccoli and 3 cups of the water, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Add remaining water and Whisk Bliss Gluten Free and stir well. Bring mixture back to a boil and add cheese, simmer for 3-5 minutes. Serve. Garnish individual bowls of soup with shredded cheese, if desired.


    2 tsp Shirley J Chicken Bouillon
    1 c. Shirley J Whisk Bliss Gluten Free
    4 Large Zucchini
    4 c. Water
    1 tsp Garlic Powder
    1/2 c. Sun Dried Tomatoes(chopped, drained)
    1 c. Cooked Shrimp(peeled and deveined)


    Wash zucchini thoroughly. Using a vegetable stripper (or by hand) cut zucchini into long thin, spaghetti like, julienne strips, do not use the seeds. Place zucchini “noodles” into a bowl covered with cold water, set aside.

    For sauce, combine Whisk Bliss Gluten Free with water in a medium sauce pan. Stir and bring to a slow boil. Reduce heat, add garlic, tomatoes and cooked shrimp. Simmer for 2 minutes.

    Meanwhile select a large pot and a colander. The colander should fit into the pot. Fill pot ¾ full with water; add chicken bouillon to the water, stir and bring to a boil. To cook noodles, quickly blanch zucchini strips in boiling water by placing them into the colander and immersing into boiling water for 30 seconds or less. Quickly drain noodles and place in pasta bowl or directly onto serving plate. Top noodles with sauce.

    There are hundreds more recipes on Shirley J's website. (As you search their website, recipes that call for Whisk Bliss Original can be substituted for Whisk Bliss Gluten Free.The products are the same in form, taste and function, just one is gluten free.)

    The Whisk Bliss Gluten Free is available in a 32 ounce bag for $19.95 at

    Connect with Shirley J on these social media:
    Shirley_J on Twitter
    Shirley J Products on Facebook
    Shirley J You Tube Channel
    Shirley J Blog

    Four lucky winners will receive a Whisk Bliss Gluten Free Gift Pack that includes:
    The Whisk Bliss Gluten Free (32 oz.), plus a Shirley J Whisk and Shirley J Apron.

    Here’s how to enter to win!

    Thursday, May 3, 2012

    BabbaBox Delivers Fun & Interaction for Busy Parents & Kids

    It's hard but important to spend quality time interacting with your children. The biggest problems are not only finding the actual time to be with your children, but also where to find all materials and supplies aka what to do with them. Where do you even begin looking? Don't you want to spend the limited time you have with your kids engaging with them, not searching for ideas and shopping for supplies? That's where the BabbaBox comes in.

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012

    Have Fun This Mother's Day With Phython Printable Games Mother's Day Printables

    On May 13th it might say Mother's Day on the calendar, but the kids still need to be entertained. A fun way to entertain the whole family, while keeping with a Mother's Day theme is with Phython Printable Games Mother's Day Printables packet.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    Free 10-day supply of Estee Lauder's New Invisible Fluid Makeup

    Estee Lauder's new Invisible Fluid Makeup features ultra-fine pigments and multi-reflective prisms which allow the makeup to adapt to your own skin tone for a perfect match. The formula is so lightweight and airy (it actually contains air) it doesn't even feel like you have makeup on. It is available in 16 shades, all of which are oil-free, non-acnegenic, and contain hyaluronic acid, which will keep skin hydrated. Find out more about Estee Lauder's new Invisible Fluid Makeup on their Facebook page and make sure to visit your nearest Estée Lauder Counter to receive a free 10-day supply of New Invisible Fluid Makeup—or any Estée Lauder liquid foundation. 
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