Thursday, February 28, 2013

Security Tips - Preventing Theft While Shopping

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Personal safety is a huge concern in today's world. The daily news reports are filled with articles about some one's personal tragedy. Unfortunately, some of these tragedies could have been prevented with the proper knowledge. 

You car is probably the most important possession to you, next to your home. In addition, many of us keep personal items in the car, such as wallets, purses, car information, and clothing. Anytime that you visit your local shopping mall, you are at risk of car theft or even damage to your vehicle. Mall security or even having enough security guards is a big issue with stores being robbed, vehicles being broken into and people being victims of credit card fraud, or worse.

Save time with Rubber or Self Inked Stamps

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Time savers...there are so many easy ways to save your valuable time these days, it just takes a little effort and maybe a little research. As a mother of four children, I look for ways to save time in almost every thing I do. I rarely have the luxury to take it easy or to procrastinate, even though procrastinating is in my nature!

One way that many of us can save a little time is by using stamps. I'm referring to self inked stamps, rubber stamps, etc...a plus to all of this time saving is that discounted rubber stamps can be purchased almost anywhere that crafting or office supplies are sold. 

Before I decided to become a stay at home Mom, I worked as an Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools, in a small rural school district. Working in the administrative office always meant tons of paperwork would flow through our office on a weekly basis. Most of which required the signature of my supervisor. Rather than taking time to sign each and every document, and line, my boss would merely notate his instructions and I would proceed to take action. One of the very best investments made in that office was a self inked signature stamp, with my supervisor's signature. This little product made his life and mine much easier and definitely saved his hands from the hassle of signing documents all day. 

In addition to that little beauty, we also had rubber stamps designed for a multitude of tasks and actions. Anything that can save my time, is certainly a valued product. 

In addition to using stamps for work purposes, these awesome inventions can be used for various personal uses, such as crafting, or designing cute stationary or envelopes. The uses are endless, depending on the limit of one's imagination! 

Disclosure: "This sponsored post was made possible by SheHeard. I have been compensated for my time and work on this campaign, however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own."

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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Lakeshore Learning is celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday! Join us to celebrate one of the most beloved children's authors of all time ~ Dr. Seuss!

Lakeshore Learning Stores, nationwide, will be hosting a FREE Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss event on Saturday, March 2nd. Dedicated to helping children achieve developmental milestones, all Lakeshore products are developed by educators to not only help children achieve these goals but foster a lifelong love of learning!

Lakeshore Learning Educational Software Review & Giveaway!

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I was so pleased to receive these products from Lakeshore Learning Resources. My seven year old son, Dominic, is in 2nd grade, and we are always looking for cool educational products to give him a little boost.

One of the software products received was Place Value Quick Shot! This is a Math game, that allows students to shoot, score and master essential math concepts as they race to complete challenging place value problems. This arcade-style game motivates children to solve two and three digit place value problems in 60 second rounds. At the end of each round, the game tallies up the score and records the child's answers on the detailed report. The students can trade in their tickets for fun prizes...or keep on playing to earn tickets for even better, more valuable prizes! Best of all, this software allows the parent to create and save files for every student playing, so each one can return to the game and pick up where they left off. Progress can be monitored by the parent, or teacher at any time.

The History Channel presents The Bible Series ~ $15 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway!

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What an awesome miniseries from the History Channel! 

From Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, comes The Bible ~ an epic 10-part miniseries retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale. The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breath spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic television event is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family! Where will YOU be 3-3-13?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nook HD+ Slate Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Read It! Nook HD+ Slate Giveaway

Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8
Thank you to our lovely co-hosts: Baby Costcutters, Ottawa Mommy Club, The Penny Hoarder, The Link Fairy, Stay a Stay at Home Mom and Water Rolls Uphill.

Now you can do everything all with one device! 
Read, play games,check your email or social media sites...the sky is the limit!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chico Hobo Bag Review & Giveaway!

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I was super excited to receive my re-usable bag from Chico Bag. I chose to review the Hobo rePETe Bag in Turkish Blue, as blue is my favorite color. The Hobo is an expandable carry all that can be worn as a stylish hobo-style bag or expand to accommodate large items. This amazing bag features a large zippered main compartment, interior zipper pocket, front slip pocket for added organization and storage, a plus for me, and a tie together strap that allows for a custom fit and adds a pleasingly feminine touch.

Sticker Hub ~ Design Your Own Sticker ~ Review & Giveaway!

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Have you ever wanted to design your own sticker? Sticker Hub offers the option for anyone to design a sticker, no experience necessary!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Saving $$~Money~$$ with Home Remedies!

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I've always been drawn to home remedies, even long before I started becoming concerned with saving money. As the years have passed, I've had four children, gotten older, and realized that saving money isn't anything to be ashamed of. Actually, it's a very intelligent way to live! I coupon, look for sales, clearance, check out freebies and of course, search for home remedies for many illnesses and home situations.

My most recent home remedy find is a cure for carpenter ants! Yes, I discovered that we had carpenter ants in one of the bedrooms. They weren't a threat to us as far as I could tell, they didn't attack anyone, or cause us harm but they were certainly a nuisance and made a mess on and around the window sill. I also read that they were a threat to your home structure over time, which did greatly concern me. After searching online for different solutions, I finally decided to try corn meal. The instructions were to sprinkle corn meal around the area where the ants are frequenting. The ants will then eat the corn meal, and carry it back to their nest, and the queen will also eat the corn meal. The key is that the ants cannot digest the corn meal, therefore they will die, as will the rest of the colony, including the queen.

Carpenter Ants

I did try this a week ago, and my carpenter ants are gone. I didn't really know what to expect, but I must say that I am truly impressed! It actually worked! I do, however, make sure to re-check once in a while, to make sure that the ants have not returned

There are so many home remedies available online, in addition to various ways to save money and time. I personally plan to continue my quest in frugal living!

Inspiration Board Challenge ~ Minted

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Join the Inspiration Board Challenge, sponsored by Minted!

At Minted, all that matters is good design. The professional design challenges rely on the wisdom of the crowd ~ designers, customers, the Minted team and fans like YOU! Vote for your favorite designs at!

Mintly Gold by Maria Anna C, see more unique wedding invitations
Mintly Gold board by Maria Anna C. See more unique wedding invitations

Spongelle Shower Gel in a Sponge Review & Giveaway!

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I received the Spongelle Heart Body Buffer for review, and I must say that I have been very impressed and satisfied with this product. Not only was the buffer in a cute heart shape, but one side was a soft sponge for washing with the luxurious lather and the other was a more course buffer, great for exfoliating! 

Florsheim Boy's Shoes Review & Giveaway!

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When searching for a good pair of casual shoes for my son, Dominic, I look for several qualities. One being durability. As a seven year old boy, durability is a must. Second, the price must be consistent with the quality of shoe that I'm buying, after all, you get what you pay for in most cases. 

Florsheim offers quality shoes for all of the men in your family, starting with the little men! They sell a wide variety of casual and dress shoes for any occasion, and in a large array of sizes. 
Gateway Jr. Bike Toe Slip On

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Globetrotters Game Review #GlobieFamily

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Being a Globetrotter Affiliate Blogger is awesome! What an amazing opportunity for my children to see such an exhilirating show!

My Kids before the show!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Beyond Bedding Review

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When searching for the perfect bedding set for my teenage daughter, I was lucky enough to find Beyond Bedding. Like most teenagers, Alannah is very picky about what she likes, in color and design. 

Beyond Bedding offered the perfect kid's bedding sets like the Lime Funky Zebra...perfect! Her favorite color is lime green and she was set on having zebra stripes incorporated into her bedroom theme. 

This lime, black and white funky zebra bedding ensemble will certainly set up your teen's room in high style, just as it did for Alannah. This modern bedding set uses 100% cotton fabrics including designer black and white zebra print and a stunning solid lime green. It is completely machine washable for easy care and repeated use. We couldn't be happier with this bedding set, in style and quality. I can't wait to order more of the accessories to finish Alannah's room. Beyond Bedding offers anything you could want to complete the look and all at an affordable price.

To view this and other zebra bedding sets, for your baby, child or teen, please visit the Beyond Bedding website, Facebook or Twitter

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The AQUABATS are coming!!

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 On May 21st, Shout! Factory Kids & Fremantlemedia Kids & Family will release THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW! SEASON ONE! on DVD

$300 Custom Creations Giveaway!

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Welcome to the $300 Custom Creations Giveaway Event!

Have you ever wanted to design you own piece of jewelry? Have you ever had a really amazing idea about what you wanted but couldn't find it anywhere? Well, this is your opportunity to win with Metal Pressions and make your ideas come to life!

Organized by Mom Powered Media

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Vicks & Honeywell Winter Blues Giveaway!

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I love the winter months...sweaters, fuzzy socks, boots, warm mittens!
It's too bad that along with the cold weather, comes chills and the occasional illness. Thank goodness for Vick's and Honeywell! Now you can beat the Winter Blues!

Welcome to the Honeywell & Vicks Winter Blues Giveaway. Hosted by Stay a Stay at Home Mom with co-hosts Mom 2 Bed by 8 and Free Makeup and Beauty Samples.

 Sponsored by Honeywell & Vicks.

SLUGTERRA: Return of the Shane Gang DVD Review!

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Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Nerd Corps Entertainment, released SLUGTERRA: Return of the Shane Gang, the first of the DVD collection based on the popular animated series, on February 12, 2013. 

This epic science fiction comedy/adventure takes place deep underground, where the ammo's alive and only the quick survive. This underground world is full of new adventures, new battles and weird little slugs. The main character, Eli Shane is determined to be the greatest slug-slinging hero and to do it, he will need to collect and train an army of the little critters called slugs. When these magical little creatures are fired at 100 MPH out of a high powered blaster, they transform into powerful battle beasts! The adventure follows Eli and his team as they explore the underground caverns of Slugterra, challenge rivals and each other to duels, upgrade their cool gear, and generally have a blast in this never before imagined world. But there is a very real threat to Slugterra; Dr. Blakk is seeking to "ghoul" the slugs, transforming them into feral mindless weapons. No one has been able to stand up to Dr. Blakk's powerful ghouls and army of henchmen...until now!

My sons, Dominic and Tristan could not wait to get this DVD open and begin watching. The pictures on the cover had them so intrigued! I can't honestly say how many times they watched this DVD over and over again...too many for this Mommy to remember. 

You don't want to miss buying this DVD series for the little adventurer in your house!

Disclosure: I receive the product mentioned for review purposes. All opinions are entirely my own.

OraMD Oral Hygiene Program Review!

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If you're looking for an alternative to your personal oral hygiene, then it's definitely worth checking out OraMD. This amazing product is a 4-step oral hygiene program that cleans and polishes teeth, freshens breath, kills bacteria in your mouth and removes plaque.

OraMD is an all natural liquid toothpaste, mouthwash and breath freshener that will produce the results you want from your oral hygiene habits. This product is a potent bacteria fighter that is an anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory with powerful plaque fighters, eliminating the need for chemical laded toothpaste alternatives

Monday, February 18, 2013

Love Your Skin ~ Alpha Hydrox Skin Care Review!

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I've been a long time fan of Alpha Hydrox Skin Care products, so it's no surprise to me how well the Alpha Hydrox 10% Enhanced Lotion worked on my skin.

Grow Tomatoes at Home!

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Save $$~Money~$$ and grow your own tomatoes with TOPSY TURVY!

FREE Audiobook 30 Day Trial!!

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Hot Trendz Review & Giveaway!

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Trendy accessories are there a woman or girl that does not just love cute earrings? Hot Trendz offers so many options...check out what Becca has to say about them!

I love earrings and when I was given the chance to try out some unique styles from Hot Trendz, I was ecstatic. They are not just your average, run of the mill earring shop. They offer variety and that's exactly what I picked. The owner is very nice and easy to work with and the prices are amazing. You can get a pair of earrings for 4 dollars! Of course, there are one that are 16 dollars, but quality is never left out of the equation no matter what the price of the earring. I picked out a simple pair of earrings at the beginning because I admit, I was a little hesitant.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

iPad 2 Giveaway!

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American Seniors Association is one of the fastest growing organizations advocating for senior citizens and issues that greatly affect the senior citizens of this country.
If you believe, as I do, that every American citizen deserves the right to have choices when selecting those who represent them in the government, choices when selecting well deserved benefits and choices based upon individual needs, then the American Senior Association is something you should definitely look into. 

Signing up is easy! 
In addition to providing important and helpful information, the American Senior Association is giving one lucky reader and iPad 2

To enter this contest and for more information regarding American Seniors please click HERE!

Disclosure: I was financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own, based upon my experience.

Smooth Move Supplies Review & Giveaway!

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Moving can be a very time consuming, not to mention very stressful event in anyone's life. Whether you're packing up a household of personal belongings, a room, or even an office, why not make the process as effective and cost efficient as possible.

With SmoothMove Supplies, moving or even packing items for storage can be a bit more organized, more manageable, and certainly more earth-friendly! SmoothMove Supplies offers the most amazing FastFold Moving Boxes. These boxes require no tape, and are easily assembled within seconds. They are also available in four different sizes, each one designed to fit any storage need.

WhimZ Accessories Review & Giveaway!

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I love it when I find a company that sells trendy and affordable accessories. WhimZ offers a wide variety of inexpensive costume jewelry including styles such as trendy, vintage, funky, fashion and even bridal and wedding accessories, all from The Streets of New York City! Lots of goodies to make you sparkle!!

I received three items for review from WhimZ Accessories, and all three are super cute! The first was a silver and black cross necklace with matching earrings. This piece makes such a bold statement and is just gorgeous. Although it looks quite heavy, it's really light and easy to wear. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Spicy Subscription Giveaway!

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Valentine's Day is the perfect day to get a little SPICY!
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

$25 iTunes Gift Card Giveaway!

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We're giving away a $25 iTunes Gift Card...Just for the heck of it!

Use it for yourself or give it as a gift...anyway YOU want it!

Simply enter on the Rafflecopter form below...Good Luck! 

Disclosure: Missi Rose's Views is responsible for shipment of this prize. 

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YUM Earth Organic Lollipops Review & Giveaway!

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 Does anyone know a child that doesn't like candy? I don't! I have four children and each one of them definitely enjoys their sweets! When I had the opportunity to review YumEarth Organic Lollipops, I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to try candy that would actually be wholesome and delicious. 

I received the lollipops and immediately opened them and shared with my two sons, Tristan and Dominic. They LOVED them! I can honestly say that the lollipops did not last very long. Each one is so flavorful and tasty, not to mention not the perfect size for my little ones.

YumEarth is the #1 organic candy company in the United States and has international distribution in over forty countries. YumEarth offers 22 unique flavors including Pomegranate Pucker, Blood Orange Cocktail, Strawberry Smash and Chili Mambo Mango. 

Check out YumEarth this Valentine's Day for more awesome organic candy products...Gummy Bears, Sour Worms, Sour Beans, Candy Drops and Lollipops...all organic and all natural!

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1000 Likes Giveaway!!

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Let's all celebrate with Manic Mama of 2!
Thanks to all of you wonderful fans, she is over the 1000 mark!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wreck It Ralph on DVD!!!

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Wreck It Ralph will be available on DVD on 2/12 & on 3D Blue Ray combo pack 3/5!!

Download your very own Wreck It Ralph Valentine Cards below:

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Friday, February 8, 2013

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Pinkie Pie Party Review!

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Let's Paaaarrr-ty! 

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic ~ Pinkie Pie Party is now on DVD from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios! Bonus features include a Sing-Along and a Party Activity Kit. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic ~ Pinkie Pie Party is priced at $14.97 SRP and is available exclusively at Walmart.