Monday, April 30, 2012

Summer Amazon Blowout (US) Ends 05/21

Are you ready for summer? Well here is a chance to get a head start on your summer must haves!

Oh yeah! We did it again! This time Acadiana's Thrifty Mom has teamed up with SaleCamel to bring you a super-D-duper giveaway for 3 gift cards! Yes, 3 lucky winners will each win a $200 Amazon gift card! Be sure to finish all the entries so you increase your chances of winning! This giveaway runs from April 30 until May 21. This giveaway is sponsored by SaleCamel and hosted by Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and Baby Coupons & Stuff. Enter the simple rafflecopter form below. GOOD LUCK!
This giveaway will be open to U.S. residents only. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway is, in no way, affiliated with Facebook.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kate Spade Designer Purse Giveaway Ends 05/10/12

Lately I have been in LOVE with designer purses. Maybe it's because soon I will not be needing a diaper bag. I keep watching all the trends, longing for something like this to call my own. Well now you have a chance to win one!

What an amazing purse!! Are you ready to own this Kate Spade?
This Navy Kate Spade purse is valued at $425!
One lucky reader will WIN it!
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Thank you to our hosts for helping run this great event:
Thank you Madame Deals and Slop Swap for letting us have a part in this amazing giveaway!
Giveaway will run April 30 12:01 am EST - May 10 11:59 pm EST
You have a lot of chances to WIN! Complete the mandatory entry and unlock the bonus entries.
Bonus entries are Facebook likes.
Wait for the Rafflecopter to load and enter below:

Shabby Apple

Who loves giveaways? I've teamed up with NaturalHairLatina to bring you this awesome giveaway for “Shabby Apple”

About Shabby Apple

“Shabby Apple” is a fashion company for women, by women, and of women.  We’re an online dress boutique selling

flirty and stylish dresses, skirts, and apparel a woman can wear just as comfortably in the office, at a family

dinner, or on a date.  We started Shabby Apple because we saw a need in women’s fashion that was not being met.

A need to make women feel feminine and beautiful for what they wear, not what they bare. We recognize that finding
the perfect dress can sometimes be challenging, which is why we strive to design highly fashionable dresses for
all types of women.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Silly Saturday How kids see grandparents

 How kids see grandparents...
  • After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"
  • A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like. "We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods." The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"
  • My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike " I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike '' "You're both old," he replied.
  • A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story. "What's it about " he asked.  "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."
  •  I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!"
  • When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."
  • When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure." "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised "Mine says I'm 4 to 6."
  • A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what We learned how to make babies today." The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said. "How do you make babies "  "It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."
  • Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher. The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant." The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means " she asked. "Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."
  • A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties. "They use him to keep crowds back," said one child. "No," said another. "He's just for good luck." A third child brought the argument to a close. "They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."
  • A Grandmother was surprised by her 7 year old grandson one morning when he had made her coffee. She drank what was the worst cup of coffee in her life. When she got to the bottom there were three of those little green army men in the cup. She said, "Honey, what are the army men doing in my coffee?"
    Her grandson said, "Grandma, it says on TV-'The best part of waking up is soldiers in your cup!'"

Friday, April 27, 2012

Slim Kicker Review

After 5 kids and a thyroid condition, I admit I have weight I would like to loose. So when I was contacted about a new diet and fitness app, I was excited to check it out. 

About SlimKicker

Turn your weight loss and fitness goals into a level-up game

Gamification of weight loss
SlimKicker was formed to solve a huge problem when it comes to losing weight, or living healthier: sustaining motivation. Many people makes resolutions to stop eating junk, or start going to the gym every New Year. But once March or April hits, we forget about our goals, and return back to our old ways.
That's why we created SlimKicker, a level-up game and point-based program. You start by tracking your diet, where whole foods are worth more points than processed foods. It's similar to Weight Watchers, but in reverse.
I love this concept. I am guilty of starting right, and then giving up. It's easy to set goals, but sometimes those goal seem so far away we get discouraged. By turning healthy living into a game, it gives you realistic short term goals and rewards for meeting those goals. 

The Basics
Slim Kicker allows you to track your foods and exercises.  While there are many programs that offer this, Slim Kicker turns it into a game by giving you the chance to earn points.
As you track, you are offered "Friendly Reminders" to help you make healthy choices.

You earn points for everything you do, from tracking your diet and exercises, to Challenges. As you gain points, you "Level Up" Healthy choices earn you more points. When you reach a certain level of points, you get to be invited to special Giveaway Challenges 

There are 4 categories of challenges.
  • Willpower
  • Emotional
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
There are also user created and the giveaway challenges, or you can create your own. 
When you begin a challenge you can daily do a "Check In" this gives you points, encouragement, and accountability.
Giveaway Challenges giveaway something for free (ie. fitness gadgets) to 1 lucky person who completed that challenge. Who doesn't like a chance to win free stuff? 

When you get started you choose a reward for your self, and at what level you get to claim your reward.There are examples available such as a cheat meal, or you can create your own. I started out by giving my self a reward when I reached level 2. Tonight I get to claim that reward!

The Slim Kicker Blog is filled with healthy recipes to try, as well as a source of information to help you along your journey to a healthy lifestyle. 
Why You Will Love It
  • Slim Kicker encourages you to meet your goals by giving you points which earn you custom rewards
  • Plenty of support groups to help you stay motivated
  • Healthy Challenges (including giveaway challenges)
  • User friendly
  • Available online and for your smartphone so you can keep tracking on the go
  • Adding friends gives you extra encouragement and friendly competition

Things I would like to see added
I would like to see a scanner on the app. I have used apps that offer this and it makes it easier to track your foods on the go. 

There is no way to manually add exercises. While there is an extensive list available, I use an exercise program on my Wii, and could not add my calories burned.

Overall Impression
I am looking forward to continue using this program to help me reach my goals. Give it a try!
Add me as a friend so we can encourage each other along the way! My user name is chelsealdk.

Check out Slim Kicker at
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Follow Slim Kicker on Twitter!/SlimKicker

Disclosure:The opinions stated are my own and were not influenced or screened by the company. I was not offered any compensation for this review. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

$100 Twitter Blast

Who could use some quick CASH?
Continuing Madame Deal's 3rd Blog Birthday celebration, we're giving you 100 Reasons to Tweet!!
That's right, you can enter to WIN $100 PayPal CASH!
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Thank you to our Hosts for helping out with this great event:
To Enter, all you need to do is follow my friends and I on Twitter. The more you follow the more entries you'll get!
We've made it pretty easy for you to enter so get to it! You can do them all at once or some each day!
Giveaway will run from April 21st 12:01 am EST - April 30th 11:59 pm EST.
Wait for the rafflecopter to load and enter below!
Good luck!!

Silly Saturday: Retired and Bored Husband

  I got this in an email a while ago, and had to share it. Enjoy :)


After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. 
Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target:

Dear Mrs. Harris, 
Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behaviour and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr.
Harris, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras: 
1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking. 
2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals. 
3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom. 
4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, "Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away". This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that
in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money. 
5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway 
6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area. 
7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged. 
8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, Why can't you people just leave me alone?" EMTs were called.
9.. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose. 
10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.
11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the ' Mission Impossible' theme. 
12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by using different sizes of funnels on his chest. 
13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, he yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!' 
14. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed "OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!"
15. Took a box of condoms to the check out clerk and asked where the fitting room was?
And last, but not least: 
16. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, and then yelled very loudly, "Hey! There's no toilet paper in here."
One of the clerks passed out. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

$25.00 Target eGift Card Flash Giveaway

TGIF!! Let's Celebrate with a 24 hour Flash Giveaway!
Enter to WIN a $25 Target eGift Card!
Entry is quick and easy with just a few tasks.
There are 2 mandatory entries, then you can unlock the bonus entries:
Giveaway will run for 24 hours on Friday, 4/20.
Just wait for the Rafflecopter to load and enter below:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

$25 Flash Amazon Giveaway

It's the middle of the do we make it through to the weekend?
How about a 24 hour Flash Giveaway??!
Enter to WIN $25 Amazon!
Entry is quick and easy with just a few tasks.
There are 2 mandatories:
Read and comment on TOMS Shoe Post and enter Madame Deals birthday bash giveaway!
Giveaway will run for 24 hours on Wednesday, 4/18.
Just wait for the Rafflecopter to load and enter below:

Monday, April 16, 2012

$25.00 Pay Pal Flash Giveaway

Monday, Monday Monday!
Anyone having trouble getting started today? Or wish it was still the weekend? Here's a little something to make your Monday a little brighter!
How about a 24 Flash Giveaway??!
Enter to WIN $25 PayPal Cash!
Entry is quick and easy with just a few tasks.
With April being Autism awareness month, one of the entries on the Rafflecotper is to read and comment on this post, Share With Autism United.
Giveaway will run for 24 hours on Monday, 4/16.
Just wait for the Rafflecopter to load and enter below:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's Raining Cash Giveaway Ends 04/29/12

$550 It's Raining Cash Giveaway
  Welcome to the $550 It's Raining Cash Giveaway hosted by Giveaway Promote.   We've joined a fantastic group of bloggers to give away $550 in cash via PayPal to one lucky person. Just complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway. One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.   Bloggers, join us in an upcoming giveaway event! Sign up and we'll keep you posted about future group events, like this one, hosted by Giveaway Promote. If you'd also like to hear about all other events currently open for blogger sign-ups, subscribe to Giveaway Promote's weekly group giveaway events and hops newsletter.  
This giveaway is open worldwide. It will end at 11:59pm EST on April 29th, 2012.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Nordic Naturals Omega -D3 Review

I firmly believe the best way to keep healthy is by eating healthy foods. These days it is nearly impossible to get all the nutrition we need by our selves. Everything we see is processed, destroying most of the nutritional benefits. We live in a fast food, give it too me now society. We also have a society that is dying of Cancer, battling  Alzheimer's disease , and obesity. Personally, I think there is a connection.
So what can we do to  give ourselves a hand?

Nordic Naturals sent me Ultimate Omega D3 to review. Ultimate Omega D3 gives you a high concentration of Omega 3 fats, as well as 1000 I.U. of vitamin D3, and supports a strong immune system and bone health. I am a big believer in vitamin D and this is the first Omega vitamin I have seen that includes it.

Why take an Omega supplement?

  • Several studies report possible anti-cancer effects (in particular, breast, colon, and prostate cancer)
  • Studies show that a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids may help lower triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol)
  • Omega 3 fatty acids may protect against the accumulation in the body of a protein believed to be linked to Alzheimer's disease
  • Improves Heart Health 
  • Reduce inflammatory – Helps with osteoarthritis
  • Supports developing brain and eyes
  • Essential for the development of infants and children
  • Promotes positive mood and well being
  • Helps promote healthy skin and helps the symptoms of  Psoriasis and Eczema

Why pick Nordic Naturals?

Meet or Exceed International Pharmaceutical Standards
Exceptional Freshness Levels
Award-Winning Purity Levels
Great Taste
Exclusive and Exceptional Raw Material

I began taking my Ultimate Omega-D3 right away, and I am sold. I can't say that I have seen a dramatic difference, but it has only been 2 weeks, and the health benefits are for a lifetime. The soft gels are easy to take, which is a big deal. With other Omega supplements I have noticed a "fishy" taste come back to bite me through out the day. I am happy to report no such problems with this supplement. 

Nordic Naturals has won many awards for their products and is worth checking out. There is a wide range of products for all your health needs. I plant to buy some of the Omega-3.6.9-D Junior next for my kids.

Who can put a price on your family's health? A price can be put on the effects of not taking care of our family's by doctor's bills and hospital stays. Prevention is the key. Don't we owe our family the best?

Buy It:

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What's Essential Contest:

Share your What's Essential story and win your ticket to California!

Everyone has something that is essential to them. Each of us holds something close to our heart. Share yours today! 

What truly matters in your life? Is it spending time with friends and family? Is it hanging with your pet? Finishing a marathon this year, or perhaps running a mile every day? The What's Essential Contest will award 19 prizes to the top What's Essential entries

Grand Prize

One winner will receive a trip for two to Santa Cruz, California with
all the trimmings.

  Round-trip airfare for two to California
  Hotel accommodations (4 days, 3 nights)
  Car rental or equivalent transportation reimbursement
  One $500 VISA debit card = Spending Money!!
  2 tickets to Monterey Bay Aquarium
  2 tickets to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  One-year supply of Nordic Naturals award winning omega-3 oils

Travel must occur between July 2012 and October 2012

Second Prize Winners:
Each of the six Second Prize winners will receive one Canon® Vixia HF M400
camcorder and a one-year supply of Nordic Naturals award winning
omega-3 oils.

Third Prize Winners:
Each of the twelve Third Prize winners will receive a one-year supply
of Nordic Naturals award winning omega-3 oils.

Nordic Naturals has given me this product to review. I was not given the product in exchange for a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Silly Saturday Cats

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Coach Purse Giveaway (US/Can) Ends 04/20/12

Thank you to  Madame Deals for letting us have a part in this awesome event!

Do you dream of designer bags? I do. I love them and for Madame Deals 3rd Birthday I decided to give one away with a couple of my friends.
I would like to thank my friends Dawn at Slop Swap and Heather at Body Wrap Tips for helping me put this all together.
If you know anything about me, I am a huge advocate for people with Autism so it is only fitting that this event is also brought to you by Autism United.
Ready to WIN this gorgeous Coach Purse?!
Giveaway Starts 4/13 and Ends 4/20
Hundreds of my blogger friends have joined me to celebrate...which means you have hundreds of chances to WIN!!
All of the Facebook 'likes' are organized by page so that you can do some each day or all at one time.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Father's Day Poem Review and Giveaway

It's hard to believe Father's day is coming up soon. This is one holiday I always try to make special for my husband. When I was given the chance to review a Father's Day poem, I jumped on it. What a great way to show your love to that special Dad. There is nothing better than a personal gift.

Because I Tried It offers personalized items for all your special occasions. Prices start at $2.00, and your product is emailed directly to you in about 48 hours. You can then print it out your self on any stationary you choose, giving it that final personal touch.


Because I tried it is giving 2 of our readers the chance to have their own personal Father's Day poem!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Kindle Fire Giveaway


Thank you to Rachael at Acadiana's Thrifty Mom for letting us have a part in this amazing giveaway!

Here we go everybody! Are you ready for this? Freebie Shark, American Family, Coupon Pro, and Mark Your Savings with E have teamed up with Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and a group of AWESOME bloggers to bring you 1, no 2, no 3, NO 4 CHANCES to win a Kindle Fire! You read it right, there are 4, yes 4, Kindle Fires up for grabs in this colossal giveaway! We have taken all the work out of the rafflecopter and made this as easy peasy as possible ♥ So what are you waiting for? GO!!!! Good luck! *This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest in any way. You must be 18 years of age to enter to win. This giveaway will be open worldwide. Freebie Shark, American Family, Coupon Pro, and Mark Your Savings with E are responsible for the distribution of the prizes. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

Oxlent Giveaway

Welcome to “An Invitation to Health” Giveaway! 


Oxylent…a multi-vitamin drink made with Effervescent Technologyquality Albion minerals, and Third-Party tested

It Oxygenates....
The naturally occuring enzymes SOD and Catalase work together to promote the conversion of hydrogen peroxide into beneficial oxygen and water, enhancing celluar oxygenation*
And Hydrates....
Important electrolytes control the balance of fluid in the body*
And Circulates...
The amino acid L-Arginine promotes healthy blood flow, which significantly improves circulation*
And Rejuvenates....
A full range of B Vitamins support adrenal health and immune and nervous systems

Enter to Win an Oxylent Prize Pack! Six Winners! $500.00 total value!

● A Box of Children’s Oxylent
● A Box of Oxylent Variety Pack
● An Oxylent Growth Chart
● Swag

Entry is easy! Tell us which blog you entered this giveaway on. Choose to complete as many entries as possible to increase your chances of winning. Don’t forget to give any validating information when asked, otherwise entries will not count.This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end 5/5/12 midnight EST.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. References available at

A Word From Lisa Lent….
Thank you  for entering the ‘Invitation to Health’ giveaway. As CEO of Vitalah, I want to share the gift of health with everyone. At Vitalah, our goal is to support optimal health by providing exceptional quality and innovative nutritional products worldwide.  We use only the highest-quality ingredients in their most absorbable form in order to deliver products of unsurpassed quality and efficacy. We are very proud of the recognition and awards that Oxylent has been earning on both the local & global levels. The story of Oxylent began over 12 years ago, when I experienced serious health issues that led me to search for the ultimate supplement to help regain my health. The product now known as Oxylent was initially created as something that I wanted for family, friends and myself—a high-quality, effervescent multivitamin without additives or preservatives that now has become the ultimate supplement for everyday life. Good luck to everyone! -- Lisa Lent, CEO of Vitalah