Monday, April 30, 2012

Mother's Day, It's Our Day Giveaway - BabyButton Breastfeeding Cover

Mother's Day, It's Our Day Giveaway
and a bunch of awesome bloggers have teamed up to bring you the
Mother's Day, It's Our Day Giveaway!
The giveaway will be open for entries from May 1st until May 31st.
We have arranged for the following prizes to be given away:
Breastfeeding Covers
To enter, log in below, and click the “Do It” buttons to get your instructions!
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Kitchen Love Giveaway May 1-18

I'm teaming up with great bloggers to bring you some Kitchen Love!
I absolutely LOVE my kitchen and I'm so excited to bring you a few of my favorite things in my kitchen to yours.
The giveaway is open to U. S. residents and below are the prizes:
1. Flirty Apron
2. Eat Smart Digital Scale
3. 3 Pack Freeze & Lock Containers
4. Fagor America Pressure Cooker
5. Fun Bites pack

I hope you will love these products as much as I do!!
To enter and win, please complete the Rafflecopter form below.
You must be 18 years of age or older to enter and win and live in the U. S.
Thanks for entering and Good Luck!!

Disclosure: The Pressure Cooker being given away is the cooker that was used (only 1 time) for the review. The Pressure Cooker will be shipped directly from Couponing and Reviewing in Texas.
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Mother's Day Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

Mother's Day is almost here and we are celebrating with our love for cloth diapers!
Welcome to the Mother's Day Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop hosted by Daily Mothering! Nearly 100 blogs have linked up to bring you dozens and dozens of exciting cloth diaper giveaways. Enter my giveaway below and then hop to the other blogs listed at the bottom of this post to enter their fluffy giveaways too! Each blog has a cloth diaper prize valued at $15 or more, and many blogs have prize packs worth over $100. And, don't forget to enter the GRAND PRIZE giveaway at Daily Mothering for your chance to win this amazing $1300 Cloth Diaper Prize Pack!

My giveaway is for a gift code for a set of Bamboobies and a lovely bath set from WildWood SoapWorks.  The review for Wildwood SoapWorks can be found HERE!  Their prize pack is worth $45! 
I'm also offering a $15 gift card to Leettle Hands and Feet! 
Enjoy, enter, and don't forget to share away!
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Facebook Amazon Blast

Everyone loves Amazon, so I have joined together with a bunch of bloggers to bring you a $100 Amazon ecode prize.
All you have to do is get the green word from the first post on the Rafflecopter form, then take your time and like the Facebook pages.
If you like them all you get a bonus 25 entries!
Good Luck!
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Bamboobies! --a Review

All I can say is LOVE!  Have you heard of Bamboobies?  Chances are if you're not a nursing mother you have not.  So let me explain myself.

I received a set of the pale pink regular breast pads.  These are #1 cute!  I mean really, come on, they're shaped like a heart!  This is not just to make mommies feel sexy(though I think it accomplishes that too) but practical as it allows for the fabric to cup the breast instead of bunching up and causing wrinkles so people know you're wearing them.  These are so cute and comfortable and nobody knows you're wearing them!!

I did not try out the oovernights, but reading the reviews, they sound like they would be a life saver during the early stages of breastfeeding or anytime you're going to be away from the little one and not pumping for extended periods of time.

Not only do they make these super comfy and virtually invisible breastpads, they also have nursing covers that look like they just stepped off the runway!  Talk about looking like a fashion plate.  I think I'd wear mine even after I was done nursing. . . . but I'm not really sure I remember what that is since I've been pregnant or nursing for almost 8 years now.  Yikes! 

Bamboobies was started by a young mother in Colorado who decided she didn't want to keep spending the money on disposables but also didn't like the bullseyes that the normal cloth breast pads gave her.  I can agree with her on that.  I used to make my own cloth nursing pads out of old soft cotton sweatshirts.  I'd use a cup base to cut out a circle and sew two of them together.  They worked well, but they'd get to losing their softness and always showed through!  These wondeful little gems do not show through.

My only question is where have these been for the past 8 years!  I wish I'd known about htem sooner!  Now on to the even better news.  Bamboobies has agreed to do a giveaway with me where they will give you a store credit and you can choose which set you get.  How nice is that?!  And they're being even nicer by giving out a discount to all my wonderful readers!  This will give you 20% off your order!  Simply put code FORHIM20 into your checkout and watch the savings!  I think I'm going to have to place an order for a few more of these little gems myself!  Go HERE to place your order.  They are also offering free shipping on orders of $49 or more!

Make sure to come back after midnight to check out the giveaway!!

One more thing to mention:  Make sure to "like" Bamboobies Facebook page to get in on their 12 days of Mothering Giveaways going from May 1st-May12th in honor of Mother's Day!!! Pin It Now!

Summer Amazon Gift Card Blowout!

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.
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Kindle Fire Giveaway!


Techy Tribe, Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa-Mom and Bella Savvy have teamed to giveaway a Kindle Fire to one lucky reader!
This is a perfect gadget gift for anyone on your list including mom!
No matter if you're a social media junkie, book lover or even an ole' fashioned web surfer, this is one product you want to win.
Special thank you to the wonderful bloggers who made this possible including our co-hosts: Giveaway Bandit, Mommy's Memorandum and eReading on the Cheap.

I love reading, don't you?!  I personally have a Kindle on my want list, but haven't been able to afford one yet.  If you're like me, this is your lucky break. 
Why buy one when you can win one!! 
Enter to win now!

Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi - RV: $199
Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon's revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser
  • Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more
  • Ultra-fast web browsing - Amazon Silk
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle - same as an iPad
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Favorite children's books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color
  • Amazon Prime Members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming on thousands of popular movies and TV shows.
  • Amazon Prime Members choose from over a hundred thousand books to borrow for free.
Giveaway starts on April 30 at 12:01AM EST and ends May 14 at 11:59PM EST. Open to the US and Canadian only; must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
Who is ready for some techy summer fun? Enter to win a Kindle Fire below on the rafflecopter form.
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Mother's Day Book Blast


Mother's Day Book Blast

April 30 - May 6

Hosted by eReading on the Cheap &; Slap Dash Mom Every Blog Participating is giving away a book or book related Prize! Happy Hopping!

My prize for this great giveaway is a set of 2 books by Margaret A. Graham! 

Book #1:  Good Heavens
Book #2:  Land Sakes

These books follow the feisty Southern gal Esmerelda as she navigates the twists and turns she calls life!  Set yourself up with these good books and a cup of tea or coffee and settle down for an enjoyable read!
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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kate Spade Purse Giveaway

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!
**Powered by Madame Deals and Slop Swap**
Thank you to our hosts for helping run this great event:
As a mommy who more often than not uses her diaper bag as a purse, this sounds like an amazing deal to me!  Make sure you enter and share with your friends!
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:
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Blogger Opportunity- Louis Vuitton Purse

Madame Deals Free Events

Sign up now to become a part of the next giveaway. This giveaway for a Louis Vuitton Purse. How cool is that? All you have to do is sign up Here!!!
For a spot on the rafflecopter form all you have to do it make a post like the one here and get other people involved. Make sure that when you fill the form out that you put Adventures of Frugal Mom referred you.
This is a great way to increase your followers.
And the best part is it is FREE to you!!
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Legion of Bats -Review

Cover for 'Legion of Bats'

Legion of Bats by Shadow Stevens

Description (Smashwords):  In a world governed by fear and corruption, a baby was born and immediately targeted for death. Hidden away in the rural West Virginia town of Tanner, Zoe Masterson grows up feeling like an outsider—just a little different from everyone around her. As bad becomes worse, she is arrested for arson and taken to a mental hospital, where she discovers nothing is as it seems.

My Views:  If this book had been a hardcopy, I would have stayed up all night the first night and read it all in one setting!  Talk about spellbinding.  I think this book put a spell on me and made me have to keep reading.  Mystery, intrique, secret identities, guardians, oh my this book has it all!  It was one of those  I just had to finish!  I think all should read this book!  Keep this author in mind as I'm sure we'll see much from her soon if this book is any indication.

Disclaimer:  I was provided a free e-copy of this book in exchange for the review.  The opinions stated in this review are all mine.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012


Give Mom the night off with this Burger King Gift Card Giveaway! Giveaway ends on 4/29 and is open worldwide*. Good luck! *Winner can opt for a cash prize instead of a Burger King Gift Card. It's time to give Mama a break from the heat by taking her out to eat tonight! Enter to win this $30 gift card to Burger King so you can do just that. a Rafflecopter giveaway Pin It Now!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Extreme Cash Giveaway Sign Ups

Bloggers, come see why the Extreme Cash Giveaway is one of the most popular monthly giveaways and watch your numbers go up! Cost is only $3 for first link and $2 for each additional link.

Sign up for the Extreme Cash Giveaway here and be sure to say that For Him and My Family referred you!
I've participating in the April and have signed up for May so readers watch for it!!
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True Devotion -Review

True Devotion, Uncommon Heroes Series #1   -     
        By: Dee Henderson

True Devotion by Dee Henderson, Book 1 in the Uncommon Heroes Series

Description (CBD):  Kelly Jacobs has already paid the ultimate price of loving a warrior; she has the folded flag and the grateful thanks of a nation to prove it. Navy SEAL Joe (Bear) Baker cannot ask her to accept that risk again--even though he loves her. But the man responsible for her husband's death is back; closer than either of them realize. Kelly is in danger, and Joe may not get there in time.

My Views:  I loved the O'Malley series and wanted to read more by Dee Henderson.  So, when I stumbled across this new series, I had to give them a try.  This book was suspenseful more than the other ones and I loved it!  The twist at the end was unexpected and really left me wondering how everything was going to end up.  Highly recommend this book.

Disclaimer:  All opinions expressed in this review are my own. I was not paid or compensated in anyway for writing this review, I merely wanted to share a good book with you! Pin It Now!

The Rescuer - Review

The Rescuer, O'Malley Series #6   -     
        By: Dee Henderson
The Rescuer by Dee Henderson, Book 6 in the O'Malley Series

Description (CBD):  Stephen O'Malley is a paramedic who has been rescuing people all his life. His friend Meghan is in trouble: Stolen jewels are turning up in interesting places, and shes in the middle of it. Stephen is about to run into a night he will never forget--a kidnapping, a tornado, and a race to rescue the woman he loves.

My Views:  I was very sad to see this series end.  But, as always it was a great book!  I mean who can't be caught up with the danger and intrique surrounding a bunch of stolen jewels, a blind woman, and a  man who swears he'll not be a paramedic again.  Love this book, love this series.  I recommend this series to anyone who likes a good myster with the added bonus of romance!

Disclaimer:  All opinions expressed are my own.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  I merely wanted to share the books I've been reading. Pin It Now!

Surrender Bay- Review

Surrender Bay - A Nantucket Love Story, #1  -     
        By: Denise Hunter
Surrender Bay by Denise Hunter, a Nantucket Love Story #1

Description (CBD):  Samantha Owen's estranged stepfather has died, leaving her his cottage in Nantucket--a place she left years ago, never planning to return. As a single mom, Samantha can't afford to pass up on a financial windfall like ocean-front property. So she travels home to fix up the house and sell it . . . never suspecting that Landon Reed still lives two doors down.
A heart-tugging tale of shattered trust and enduring love all in a romantic, seaside setting.

My Views:   Yeap another book I loved.  I think I see a pattern.  I really like books.  But trust me, if I don't like something I will let you know.  I tend to only read books that pique my curiosity and interest so I don't normally read ones I dont' like.

Anyway, this book is great!  I really empathized with the main character Samantha and I did NOT expect the twist around who the daughters father really was.  But that's all I'm gonna share.  Mums the word.  You had better read it now!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

$30 Papa Murphy's Gift Card

Give Mom the night off with this Papa Murphy’s Gift Card Giveaway! Giveaway ends on 4/26 and is open worldwide*. Good luck! *Winner can opt for a cash prize instead of a Paper Murphy’s Gift Card. Who doesn't like to have a night off from cooking?! Enter to win this gift card for $30 Papa Murphy's pizza and tell Mom dinner is on you tonight! a Rafflecopter giveaway Pin It Now!

Slow Cooker Giveaway

 Acadiana's Thrifty Mom has teamed up with American Family and an awesome group of bloggers to bring you this terrific giveaway for 3 slow cookers valued at $150 each!
They are 6 quarts each.
3 prizes means 3 times as many chances to win ♥
  I can't wait to choose the winners on this giveaway.
This awesome givewaway is sponsored by American Family and hosted by Acadiana's Thrifty Mom & Frugality For Less
Just fill out the simple rafflecopter form below.
* This is opened to US citizens only. This giveaway will run from 9:00 p.m. EST on April 23 through 12:01 a.m. EST on May 14.
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Kitchen Love Giveaway

Couponing and Reviewing in Texas has put together a great giveaway!  I am pleased to be able to take part in it!

This is a event is free for bloggers, please just share a post about the giveaway, and you’ll receive 1 entry of your choice on the Rafflecopter form.

Additional entries can be purchased for $2 each and made payable via Paypal (as a gift) to Please include your blog and pertinent information in the notes section of the payment.

  • Flirty Apron
  • 3 pack Freeze & Lock containers from CoolGear, Inc.
  • Eat Smart Digital Scale
  • Fagor America, Inc. Pressure Cooker
Many more prizes to be included…..
To join, please follow the steps below:
1. make a post about the event
2. send payment for other entries (optional)
3. complete FORM HERE
The event will run from May 1 – 18th. All post are required to be live by midnight on May 1st or your entry will be taken off the Rafflecopter.
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Fate's Design Review

I was lucky enough to receive the chance to participate in the Fate's Design Book Tour.  You can enter to win one of the great prizes Here or simple keep reading to find out about the book!  I was able to receive a free PDF of the book to read and review.  I was not compensated other than the free book and all the opinions expressed are my own.

Description (Amazon): A summer vacation in Italy with her twin sister, Morgan, is just what Megan Romano needs. But instead of fun, wine, and relaxation, she finds unexpected romance. Alexandros DiPiero, a sexy and mysterious Italian businessman, falls for Megan the minute he lays eyes on her, but Megan knows it’s too good to be true.

Increasingly haunting dreams that warn of danger and destiny plague Megan’s every sleeping moment. As her nightmares become deadly and her love life heats up, Megan will come face to face with her worst fear.

My Views: 

Two sisters could not be more polar opposites!  And they're twins!  I don't want to spoil the book but I do want to share a few things.  Number one is the fact that Megan dreams.  Not ordinary dreams but dreams of the future.  Normally the dark parts of the future.  Morgan is the happy go lucky(more guy crazy) positive person while Megan is the dark and depressing one. 

I highly recommend if you get a chance to read the book.  I enjoyed it.  The author knows how to spin a tale that will keep you lured in until the very end.  Of course, that end is not all we wanted so I guess we'll have to wait until book two comes out.

I wanted to share this short quote from page 66 of the book. I think it sums up most of the book, well without all the rest of the fun read!  "You have no choice, it is your fate."

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

$500 JCPenney Gift Card Giveaway!

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One lucky winner will receive a $500 Gift Card to JC Penney! Just enter on the Rafflecopter form. Good Luck and have fun!!
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Plato's Pet Treats Giveaway

What should you feed your dog? Whats in your dog treats? All dog owners have to face these questions sooner or later. Dogs are omnivores. They'll eat anything (including things that, to us, shouldn't be edible). The good thing about Plato Pet Treats, say, your favorite pair of slippers—is how they can contribute to your dog's health

Thinker Treats - They use only the best all-natural and organic ingredients that will assist in your pets nutritional needs, without any artifcial preservatives, meat by-products or meals. This truly makes THINKERS the smart treat for your pet, with a taste that'll have their tail wagging every time they see the bag.


Original Plato Pet Treats They come in three flavors - Salmon, Chicken, and Duck
  • Natural ingredients, fortified with antioxidant vitamins, and zinc
  • No artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, or GMO's (genetically modified organisms)
  • Naturally preserved.
  • Antioxidant vitamins E and C
  • No meat by-products or meals


New! Farmers MarketTreats, with Pro-Biotics! Farmers Market treats are all-natural, made from ingredients grown right here in the good ole US of A, and as fresh as if you'd hand-picked them yourself at the local farmers market. No mystery meats. No meal or meat by-products. No artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or GMO's (short for—shudder—genetically modified organisms). So next time your dog does one of his favorite tricks, reward him with one of theirs: New Farmers Market pet treats.

Find a Store or buy them online!

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Extreme Amazon Giveaway! $100

Welcome to the Extreme Amazon Giveaway! We will be giving away a $100 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky reader! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter and remember the more entries you complete the better your chances of winning. Giveaway ends May 6th at 11:59 PM EST. Good luck!

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Fate's Design Book Tour

Fate's Design

Fate Series Book One A summer vacation in Italy with her twin sister, Morgan, is just what Megan Romano needs. But instead of fun, wine, and relaxation, she finds unexpected romance. Alexandros DiPiero, a sexy and mysterious Italian businessman, falls for Megan the minute he lays eyes on her, but Megan knows it’s too good to be true. Increasingly haunting dreams that warn of danger and destiny plague Megan’s every sleeping moment. As her nightmares become deadly and her love life heats up, Megan will come face to face with her worst fear. Buy on Amazon and Barnes and Noble This tour will run from April 23rd and through May 31 Th Author is working with Promotional Book Tours to give way 3 Prizes for this tour- Grand Prize NOOK Simple Touch or Kindle Touch or $100 Gift Card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble (It's the Winners Choice) Second Prize is a silver 'Love' Necklace, and third prize is an ecopy of Fate's Design. a Rafflecopter giveaway Pin It Now!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Baskets of Love for Mom Giveaway

baskets of love for mom giveaway event
Welcome to the Baskets of Love for Mom Giveaway, hosted by Bea's Gift Baskets, Mommy's Memorandum and Clipping Money and sponsored by some amazing blogs! Mother's Day is almost here! We know Mom is special and even if she is the mom that has it all, this giveaway is sure to be a winner with a $200 Gift Card, a Bea's Gift Baskets and Gifts Gift Basket (up to $50) as the grand prize! It's a GREAT gift for your Mom, your Grandmother - OR - hey, we won't judge if you just want to win it for yourself !
Good luck to all and Happy Mother's Day!
Grand Prize:
$ 200 Amazon Gift Code and Bea's Gift Baskets and Gifts Basket (Up to $50)
Second Prize:
Bea's Gift Baskets and Gifts Basket (up to $50)
Third Prize:
Thirty-One Utility Tote
The fun doesn't stop here. Bea's Gift Baskets and Gifts is also sponsoring TWO awesome parties to kick off this event, with the opportunity to win more great baskets!
Join us:
Twitter Party:
Monday, April 23
Prize: Bea's Gift Basket (up to $50)
Facebook Party:
Tuesday, April 24
Prize: Bea's Gift Basket (up to $50)
Special Thanks to the following blogs for making this event possible:
This event will end May 6th at 12:01am.
US Residents ONLY.
To enter use the rafflecopter form below.
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Earth Day Birthday Giveaway!!

EarthDay BirthDay
Can you believe this is the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day? Do you think things have gotten better or worse? The Kids are Grown, Now What?, Planet Weidknecht and Going Crazy, Wanna Go? are bringing you this giveaway hop. Each participating blogger is holding a giveaway for an earth friendly product worth at least $20.  Go forth and enter all of these wonderful giveaways and let us know what you are doing to celebrate Earth Day 2012!
My giveaway is for Jenulence Mineral Makeup 5 Piece Gift Set.  One lucky winner will win this set!  You can read my review on Jenulence here.  I truly loved trying their products and know you will love this prize!
The winner will get to choose their shades, so make sure you look around and find the shades you like best. 
Here is what Jenulence has to say about this great prize!
Our 5-piece Mineral Makeup Gift Set contains Jenulence Loose Mineral Foundation/concealer, Loose Mineral Blush, Finishing Powder, our oblong latex-free flocked sponge and convenient natural bristle retractable powder brush. Retail value is $50.00.
Each gift set is packed in an attractive mesh pouch and tucked into a gift box at your request.
This gorgeous gift set is available for Fair Skin Medium-Light, Medium, Medium-Olive, Medium-Dark and Dark skin tones
Please choose your skin tone and a box option when ordering.
If you have any specific colors preferences just drop us a note in the comment field of the order form to let us know about your choices.

Good luck and make sure to share with your friends!
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Xperience Days $50 Weekend Flash Giveaway!!


Welcome to the Xperience Days $50 Weekend Flash Giveaway hosted by Detroit Mom ; Her Views
.Xperience Days is the country's leading Unique Gifts, Adventure Gifts and Experience Gifts company, offering thousands of unique gift experiences nationwide.
They offer the perfect range of unique gifts for men, experience gifts for women or activity gifts for couples.
 Experiences make perfect gifts ideas for Christmas, Weddings, Birthdays and more.
Gifts are presented in the form of a gift certificate which may be redeemed by the recipient at their convenience.
All experience gifts are sent in an attractive gift pack.

This is a Flash Giveaway! Open from April 21, and closing April 23!

One Lucky Winner will win One $50 Xperience Days Gift Certificate. Please enter via the Rafflecopter form.
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A Baby For Easter -Review

A Baby by Easter  -     
        By: Lois Richer

A Baby By Easter by Lois Richer

Description (Amazon):  After learning her marriage is a hoax, twenty-one-year-old Susannah Wells and her unborn baby have nowhere to turn. So she goes to her former foster sister's home. There she encounters a friend of the family—a handsome lawyer, caring for his special-needs sister. Needing a job and a safe haven, Susannah is grateful when David Foster hires her as caregiver for his sibling. She knows it's difficult for David to let others ease his burdens. Until he shows her just what a blessing she and her Easter baby are to him.

My views:  This was a cute short read and I did enjoy it.  I was impressed by the author giving us a central character that had suffered brain damage and had developmental problems in David's sister.  I really liked the book and would say that anyone who would enjoy a short read should pick it up.

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The Marriage Wish -Review

The Marriage Wish
The Marriage Wish by Dee Henderson

Description (Amazon): 
Successful, blessed with friends and a rich faith--as Scott Williams's thirty-eighth birthday dawned, he was at the top of his game. Or was he? Although his life seemed perfect to others, Scott felt that something was missing. But how could a rugged executive admit he yearned for a family of his own to love?

After making a birthday wish to meet the woman of his dreams, Scott encountered enchanting author Jennifer St. James strolling along the beach. Her beautiful looks hid a heart mourning her late husband and a faith once deep, now fragile. Would Scott's hopes and prayers bring fulfillment for both of their dreams?

My views:  As you may know I've been reading some Dee Henderson books called the O'Malley series.  I was enjoying them so much that when this book presented itself I had to read it too.  It was a very short fast read and one that I thoroughly enjoyed.  It starts off with Scott mistakenly thinking that Jennifer's husband beats her!  And it just keeps going from there. 

I must state that I was not compensated in anyway for this review.  This book was one that I borrowed from my mother.  All opinions expressed are my own. Pin It Now!

The Convenient Groom -Review

The Convenient Groom: Nantucket Love Story Series #2   -     
        By: Denise Hunter

The Convenient Groom, A Nantucket Love Story #2 by Denise Hunter

Description (CBD):  Dr. Kate has it all-a radio talk show, a nationally-syndicated column, and a publisher who is paying for a lavish wedding to coincide with the release of her first book, Finding Mr. Right-For-You. But when her fiance jilts her the morning of the wedding, her life begins to crash around her. Who, after all, would want a relationship book by a counselor who can't even hold her own engagement together?
When Lucas Wright realizes what has happened, he offers to marry Kate and save her public image. Kate's heart-and her pride-have been deeply wounded. Are Lucas's handsome smile and utter devotion enough to convince her that her marriage is more than she had ever expected?

My views:   I loved this book!  I absolutely could not put it down!  I am searching for the other books in this series now!  This author was new for me and I must say she's great.  If you love a good romance with lots of twists, turns, and intrique, this book is a definite must.  I grew close to Kate and once you learn about her past you understand why she does the things she does.  And then there's Stephanie and her troubles. . . . Pin It Now!

Giveaways to Enter

Here is a list of all the giveaways I currently have going on.  Please feel free to share and enter away!

Baby Shower Celebration

Africa's Birthday Bash $100 paypal cash

Blog it Forward Keurig Giveaway

April Extreme Cash Giveaway $500 paypal cash

Solstice Giveaway Event  ends in 13 hours

Avoiding April Showers Giveaway- Child Training Bible

Twitter Amazon Blast $100 paypal cash

Second Nature Book Tour and Giveaway

Fired Up for Summe Kindle Fire Giveaway 4 Kindles to win

Rainy Day Facebook Frenzy $200 paypal cash

Spring Fever Giveaway- Mark purse and fragrances  only 1 day left to enter!

2000 Fan Appreciation Giveaway mark dresses  2 days left to enter

Heat Wave Giveaway  only 12 hours left!

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Jenulence Review

I recently was able to receive and review some great natural mineral makeup from Jenulence.  I have fallen in love with these products and want to tell you all about them!

First, I received Radiance foundation powder/concealer and blue Smokey Eyes set.  I have worn both several times now and can say that I am in love with them.

Let's talk about Jenulence.  On their about me page they show this picture.

I think this is a wonderful sentiment!  How often do we use stuff on our skin that is poisonous if ingested?  I think it is high time we rethought what we're doing to our bodies by putting harmful products on us.

Jenulence was created in 2003 and has a great line of natural chemical free make up and skincare.  All their products are environmentally friendly, biodegradable and they are never tested on animals.  Most importantly, you will not find nano-particles, micronized minerals or FD&C, D&C or Aluminum Lake dyes in their cosmetics.

The wonderful goodie set I received.  I loved the pretty little gift bag!

eye shadows
 These eye shadows are a mineral powder and go on very smoothly.  I loved how soft they felt on my skin and how I did not feel like I had stuff caked on my eyelids.  You will have to be a bit careful putting them on if you don't want some powder making it onto your cheeks!

foundation/concealer powder
 The foundation/concealer that I used was Radiance.  I really liked this and felt it matched my natural shade fairly well.  It went on easily and evenly with a brush.  Jenulence does also sell some great brushes, but I used one I had at home.  I loved how it felt like I really wasn't wearing any makeup at all.  I even tried to rub it off on my clothes and guess what?  It didn't rub off like conventional make up does!  Love!
not the best, but wanted to show the full eye look.  I had not added any mascara yet, but did have the foundation and both eye shadows on.  I did not go very dark because this was a day at home.

Would you like to try Jenulence and find out for yourself just how wonderful they are?  Well you're in luck!  Starting tonight I will have a giveaway up where one lucky winner can win a gift set!  Keep your eyes peeled!

You can connect with Jenulence via their website, Facebook page , make sure that when you visit their website you sign up for their newsletter as well so you'll know when they have specials going!  If you are a new customer use code newcustomer for a 10% discount!

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The Healer -Review

The Healer, O'Malley Series #5   -     
        By: Dee Henderson

The Healer by Dee Henderson, Book 5 in the O'Malley Series

Description (CBD):  Rachel O'Malley works disasters for a living. Her specialty? Helping children through trauma. When a school shooting rips through her community, she finds herself dealing with more than just grief among the children she is trying to help. One of them saw the shooting, and the gun is still missing.

My views:  Once again, Dee Henderson delivers a powerful novel that keeps you reading and wanting more when it's done.  This family has totally captured me and I don't know what I'll do once I read the last book.  You definitely fall in love with the character of Rachel in this book and the plot keeps you guessing.  I admit, I thought the wrong person was guilty for a very long time.  Must read!

Make sure to check out my reviews of the other books in this series.
Prequel- Danger in the Shadows
1- The Negotiator
2- The Guardian
3- The Truthseeker
4- The Protector

Once again I must state that these books have been checked out by me from the local library and read for my pleasure.  I have not received any compensation for this review and all views and opinions expressed are my own. Pin It Now!

#AtoZChallenge -R

The letter of the day today is "R".

Hmm, let me think of a good word to go with our letter.  "Risen" is the word I chose.  I know I told you all before that I really like Easter and the hope it gives us for our future, so this should not come as too much of a shock.  Just knowing that Jesus could overcome death, a death He didn't deserve but took on for us, should give us all a hope for our future and life after death.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Baby Shower Giveaway Sign Ups

The Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Event is a free blogger event. You will receive one link at no cost as a thank you for participating in this event.
Prize: Bright Starts Sunnyside Safari Collection including the Chair Top High Chair, Plug in Sway & Swing, Portable Swing, Playard, and Saucer!
Open to: US only
The event dates: May 7 at 12:01 am to May 25 11:59pm
Blogger Note – (Canadian bloggers may participate in this event if you have a large number of US readers/traffic)
Link options are: GFC, Email, RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Vote (as long as it is a no signup or like required, example picket fence). G+ is not allowed as it is against google rules.

What is required to join?
  • Post about the event with the button above linking back to this post. Easy copy paste text below along with the button.
Bright Starts, Mom to Bed by 8 and Iowa-Mom is excited to present the Baby Shower Event from May 7th to May 28th. This is a free blogger event and accepting signups now.
Join the Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway event today, grow your readership and offer one amazing baby shower gifts giveaway!
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Baby Shower Celebration

I am joining in with Tots and Me to celebrate the birth of her baby boy. Her Baby Shower Celebration has been extended into April due to unforeseen circumstances. The review that follows is written by Tots and Me.
Tots and Me
A few weeks ago I shared a little bit about Picky Sticky
These milestone monthly onesie stickers are great! I have so far used 3 of the stickers. The pack I chose had a "0" month for newborn, and while I didn't get to use it on the day of baby Harold's birth (because I hadn't received them yet) I used them as soon as I could. 
Don't you just love the cute little dinosaur.
Each month the dinosaur is different.
These hand designed stickers are super cute and so easy to use. They come packaged in a cellophane package and each month's sticker is on it's own backing. 
They come off very easily and are a cinch to apply to your baby's onesie. As they are transparent you can choose whatever color plain onesie you think will complement your design. When you are done taking your pictures the sticker comes off easily and can even be reused. I decided to put mine on a sheet of computer paper onto which I will then write any special memories as they happen in the coming month. I plan to keep the papers in baby Harold's baby book. Use your imagination and see what you can come up with to reuse your stickers. (It is almost Earth Day after all). There are so many designs to choose from. Check out the Picky Sticky site. There are choices for boys and girls and even neutral stickers for those who prefer NOT to know the gender of their baby beforehand. In addition there are First Milestone Stickers and Belly Stickers for pregnant mommies. I think these would make a wonderful baby shower gifts and right now they are on sale (the sets that are usually $19.95 are currently $12.95).  They also offer free shipping for orders over $20.00 Don't forget to check Picky Sticky out on Facebook and on their blog. Of course, as a part of my Baby Shower Celebration you have a chance to win a set of your very own Picky Sticky Monthly Milestone Onesie Stickers. Just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. I have to mention that I know I do not usually have so many entries on my Rafflecopter forms. However, these wonderful ladies are helping to share my Baby Shower Celebration and I offered them a spot or two on said form. Remember, you don't have to fill in every entry (there are only 2 mandatory entries) but each entry you complete increases your chances for winning and I would love for you to follow these great ladies who are helping me. Disclosure: I received  a set of Picky Sticker Monthly Stickers for free as a part of my Baby Shower Celebration. This did not in any way influence my review. I only recommend products I use personally and will be good for my readers.
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