Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Week 1 Reviews

So I wanted to give a heads up about what reviews will start on July 5th!  For the first week the reviews will be 


I am also excited to let you know that both of them have sponsored a giveaway.  But I guess you will have to wait till next week to see what!

Week 2~ Monthly Freebie Challenge

I noticed I forgot to post this so here we go!

Swagbucks total- 309 (did not do so well
Chacha- $1.45
Panda Research- $8.15

So for the second week my grand total is:
$9.60 in free money and 28 in Swagbucks....without internet it is kind of hard...

Now on to week three!

Green Quiz Quest

Have you registered as a seeker for the Green Quiz Quest? It starts tomorrow and it is going to be fun and exciting. There are several GREEN companies who have donated to the Quest and there are several seekers who are already registered, including myself! They are also located on facebook . Go and check them out if you have not, and let them know I told ya about it! Get ready, get set, go!

Monday, June 28, 2010

So busy

Oh my everyone I feel so horrible. I have not updated my blog and kept my readers going. I just moved across country from Mississippi to Washington State and have been getting settled.

Let me say I can not wait to start the reviews and even have a few special giveaways that I am super excited for.

Has anyone every moved with a young one? Or even a toddler? Let me say it is really interesting.

So my internet will be up and running full speed on Wednesday so look forward to SEVERAL updates and alot of information!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The 5 week Review

So I have been contacting different companies and WAHMs to review their products over the next 5 weeks.  I have gotten some of the companies/WAHMs from the ideas that you guys gave me during the What to Expect the Toddler Years Giveaway.  And some I have got from places that I absolutely love.

So some companies/WAHMs have declined while others have given me things to review as well as some have even sponsored giveaways themselves.

Originally I wanted to start the 5 week review on June 23, however there has been a little snag in that.  The 5 week giveaway will start on July 5th, 2010!

I wanted to give a little sneak peak as to some of the companies/WAHMs I will be reviewing:
Punkin Booty Bits
My Diaper Addiction

And several more...but again this is a sneak peek.  I will be doing 2 reviews a week for 5 weeks totaling 10 reviews.  10 chances to win a What to Expect the Toddler Years book as well as possibly winning a giveaway from the place I am reviewing.

The Friday before the 5 week review starts I will post who I will be reviewing and what week....but you won't know till the Review what I have to giveaway!

In the meantime....head over to the Crunchy Clean giveaway!

The What to Expect The Toddler Years has closed.....

And our winner for the first book is.....

Sarah said...

I joined on Google Friend Connect.

Congrats Sarah!  Please make sure to email me at with your address so I can get your book out to you!

Remember...when I start the 5 week long review I will pick more winners from this original you could still have a chance!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


So have you heard of NeatReceipts? What do you think about them? Would it be something you would like to try? Well they are going to let me PR one :) and I can not wait! I am really looking forward to trying out the NeatReceipts. I have thought about buying one but $199.99 is a little much without knowing how well it works. Sadly they are not offering one for a I might see if they are willing to give us a promo code :) Right? I will let you know when I get it and when to expect the review!

Week 1~ Monthly Freebie Challenge

Ok so this week did not go so great as I did not have internet most of the week but I did manage to get a few things.

Swagbucks total- 281
Chacha- $5.85
Panda Research- $14.00

So for the first week my grand total is:
$19.85 in free money and 214 in Swagbucks....almost enough for another Me!Bath GC :)

Now on to week two!

ME! Bath, Your Ultimate At-Home Spa Experience

ME! Bath, Your Ultimate At-Home Spa Experience

So who doesn't like to pamper themselves with a nice bath or body wash. After you get done and all relaxed you have a lingering sweet smell that you love and makes you want to go back again? Have you heard of Me! Bath? Well I ran across it recently and about to make my first purchase.

Which is good news for my readers...because they are offering me as well as ALL of you 30% off...How great it that??

So to get the 30% off just go to their site....fill up your cart...and then add the promo code maketheswitch!!

Yes yes it is that simple!! Now remember this offer is only good till the end of July...So get those orders in!

Also don't forget to join their Facebook page at Me!Bath let them know I sent ya!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sorry been MIA

Sorry I have been MIA been dealing with a few issues as well as lack of internet connection.  And because of that I will leave the What to Expect contest open till Monday- 2 extra days!!  So make sure you get your comments in.  :)

Facebook | Life: Full of Unexpected Happiness

Facebook | Life: Full of Unexpected Happiness

Have you become a "liker" of my Facebook page? If not you should head over there and do that!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

One month of nothing but free

Search & WinI am going to take the next month from June 6th to July 6th and try to get as much free things as I can doing normal every day things.  Some ways I will do this is by using Swagbucks.  My current Swagbucks account has 67 Swagbucks *as I just redeemed most of it for 2 gift cards to Me!Bath.  I am going to earn cash doing reviews and opinion polls and search the web for other ways to earn. I will also attempt to resurrect my ChaCha! account and earn that way.  I will post every week what I have done and what I have earned and see just how much I come up with at the end of the month.  Then towards the end of July I will verify all funds received.  My goal- I want to try to get atleast $100 in free items/cash.  Is it obtainable?  We will see.  If you want to follow along and do the same just post a comment and let me know that you are going to do it too.  Then every week when I make my post, just post a comment and let me know just how much you got too!
ChaCha - Solving Enigmas Daily


Friday, June 4, 2010

Facebook | Earth Mama Angel Baby

Facebook | Earth Mama Angel Baby

Have you "liked" them? If not you should. Besides excellent customer service they have wonderful products. And she is doing a giveaway once they get to 2000. As well as constantly throughout June.

Apple iPad Giveaway ~ Yes, I said iPad!

Apple iPad Giveaway ~ Yes, I said iPad!

Want a chance to win an iPad and help someone receive on to review? Then head over to Mom to Bed by 8 and enter to win a free iPad. I have!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mom to Bed by 8: Follow Me and Watch Us Grow ~ Plus a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate Giveaway

Mom to Bed by 8: Follow Me and Watch Us Grow ~ Plus a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate Giveaway

Mom to Bed by 8 is wanting to hit 1000 fans. Join her blog and you could win $25 to Amazon. She always has giveaways going on and is a super nice lady. She is also on Facebook and Twitter as well...but you will have to go to her blog to get that info!

Change in blog name

Hey guys. In case you were wondering why I changed the blog name....I wanted it to reflect everything the same instead of having some things one way and some another.  It should still be easy to access just make sure you update any bookmarks because the old bookmark will not work.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Crunchy Clean: Review and Giveaway Ends June 30! ~ CLOSED ~

Crunchy Clean: All Natural, Earth Friendly Cleaning

I chose to review Crunchy Clean detergent for cloth diapers because after using it for the first, second, and many times after I thought that it deserved a review. Prior to purchasing Crunchy Clean I had heard of Crunchy Clean, they are a leading brand recognized by many as a very cloth safe detergent.

From the website:


This cloth diaper detergent special blend of naturally occurring minerals, detergents, oxygen releasing agents that have proven to clean diapers in a safe way that does not harm your precious baby or your diapers. It does work to kill bacteria, and works great in any temperature wash and any type of machine. You can use it to soak your diapers to kill germs or get rid of stains as well as wash your diapers regularly.

  • No optical brighteners, fillers, dyes, or enzymes.
  • Great for military use!
  • Clean rinsing - an extra rinse isn't necessary!
  • No soap to build up in your diapers.
  • HE compatible.
  • Great for all of your family's clothing and diapers.

We now have a hard water specific laundry soap.  

We have worked hard to find all natural ingredients that would be safe for the earth and our families but also effectively block the minerals so that the ingredients meant to CLEAN your diapers would be able to (without expensive additives!)

All but ONE of our testers with hard water ranging from slightly to very hard either LIKED or LOVED the detergent, and all of those testers would recommend to a friend!  If you have hard water and/or have a difficult time getting your laundry CLEAN, try this!  
It also works great for those of us with "normal" water as well!

When I got the bag in the mail I was so excited.  I love the packaging.  It was in a brown recyclable bag with the logo written right on it.  The bag is resealable which makes it easy to keep the smell in and to keep the detergent from becoming clumpy (like most detergents do when left out).

I decided to soak my diapers overnight because I had a HUGE odor coming from them.  I added around 5 Tbsp of crunchy clean and hot water and just let them soak in the tub overnight.  The next morning I went in and the water was a really gross color.  (Sorry no pictures.  Did not decide till later to do the review).  I had soaked them in Monkey Farts.  And let me tell you that is such a divine smell.  A mix of so many fruity and nutty smells (in my opinion).So I proceeded to take them to the washer. I did a normal wash but without adding any additional soak or an extra rinse.  I took them out to the clothes line and let them dry.  I really was hesitant to go out there and get them.  However, when I went out and got them they were so nice and fresh and had NO smell at all.  

Now for the big test.  Once my baby girl went potty...would they smell?  Absolutely not!  There has been no smell in my diapers at all.  I was completely astonished that there was no smell.  I mean I had been using another brand for 5 months and I had heard raves but they left my diapers wanting.

I proceeded that night to soak my daughters' clothes overnight to see just how clean I could get them.  Now ming you I have two daughters so that means only some of their clothes went in the tub.  Bam! The next day there was yuckies in the tub.  So I did the wash, hung them out, and oh such a sweet smell.

I have been using Crunchy Clean exclusively for about a month on my diapers as well as all of our clothes. I just recently received a bag of Mintrus.  Oh my.  This smell is great.  I smell so much different smells with it but the mint is definitely there.  Now my husband LOVES this one since he loves mint.

I also have to say I really like the auto-ship that Crunchy Clean has.  This is what I have signed up for.  I have signed up to receive the SCENT OF THE MONTH each month and I do not have to think about ordering it.  You do not have to chose this option but I think it makes life much easier.

What does Crunchy Clean have to offer in the lines of detergent?  Well besides all different scents and amounts, they offer BOTH cloth diaper detergent AND everyday detergent.  They also offer both HARD water and SOFT water formulas.

Would you like to try some? Here is your chance!  

This giveaway will have 3 winners.  Two winners will receive a sample of Crunchy Clean of their choice of scent.  The grand price will be a $25 gift certificate for any item(s) located on the Crunchy Clean site.

To enter first:
Go to and browse the site. Tell me which scent you would pick. I will also need your email in blank at hotmail dot com format.

For extra entries:
Follow @CrunchyClean on twitter. Leave a comment letting me know you did.
Follow @UnXpctdHappEnes on twitter. Leave a comment letting me know you did. (NEW)
Become a fan of Crunchy Clean on Facebook. Leave a comment.
Become a fan of Life:  Full of Unexpected Happiness on Facebook. Leave a comment.
Become a fan of Crunchy Clean's blog. Leave a comment.
Subscribe to my blog via NetworkBlogs. Leave a comment.
Follow me through Google Friend Connect or via a reader. Leave a comment.
Blog about this giveaway. Post a link in the comment.
Tweet about this giveaway. Post a link in the comment. 3 tweets per day.
Enter one the other giveaways I have going. Leave a comment.
Invite friends to join my blog or my FB page. Leave a comment.  1 entry per 15 friends.

Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Last day to enter is June 30. Winner will be drawn using After contacted the winner has 72 hours to get back to me or a new winner will be drawn. Once the company is notified they are in charge of shipping the prize.

I was not paid to perform this review but chose so after using the product.