Thursday, February 28, 2013

Who Needs a Steam Feature Anyway?

Has anyone else seen those awesome tub/shower/spas at home improvement stores? You know the ones with steam feature, radio, and about 12 shower heads? You basically turn your home bathroom into a resort for those few moments that us moms get to ourselves to take a shower. Yeah. I don't have one of those. They cost quite a bit more than I can afford. I did however get my own mini-bathroom-makeover recently with my new Butt Bench! Maybe it doesn't have 12 shower heads and a steam feature but I don't really get the time for that stuff anyway.

The Butt Bench is so much more than it sounds though. Yes, it is more than just a bench for your butt. It is a multi-functional, sleek-lined, attractive shower/tub accessory that I don't know how I previously did without.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2013 Gardening Journal - Entry One - February 24, 2013

2013 Gardening Journal - Entry One - February 24, 2013

Seeds Sown FEB 2013

I've been itching to get things going for my garden this year. I moved to a new place and haven't been able to lay out my plots yet, but over the weekend I did manage to get some seeds started!

Seeds started:

10 Cherry Tomatoes
10 Black Lettuce
24 Marigolds (to keep pests away from the garden)
15 Sweet Basil
15 Cilantro

I know this is not a lot but I had to do SOMETHING. Some of these are last year's seeds and they are all the cheap ones you get at the Dollar Store or Walmart. 

I'm expecting a shipment of heirloom seeds from Baker Heirloom Seeds soon that I absolutely cannot wait to try. They are also sending a copy of The Heirloom Life Gardener by  Jere and Emilee Gettle. I am a sucker for gardening books.

I've also seen some pins lately about regrowing produce from your fridge. I decided to try it with some green onions I had on hand that were in danger of going bad. If you've seen those pins too and have been wondering if it really works, IT DOES! 

Regrow Green Onions in water

I had cut those suckers down the white part and they are growing back. Success! Next I'm going to try it with romaine lettuce which is said to work as well. I'll let you know.

Anybody else have any gardening going on yet?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Safavieh Event at One Kings Lane

Starting today, the Safavieh Event at One Kings Lane is launching! Don't know Safavieh? They are an ever stylish home furnishing brand offering incredible deals on so many of their products right now, so go get to know them! With spring time around the corner, this is the perfect time to freshen up your home for the brighter days ahead and I am always in the mood to make my home that little bit nicer. One Kings Lane has stylish lamps, colorful rugs, beautiful armchairs and ornate side tables (to name a few items) from Safavieh all discounted so everyone can feel stylish in their home!!

Some of the beautiful sales One Kings Lane is offering:
Clean-Lined Design Event at One Kings Lane: From perfectly patterned rugs to simply stylish furniture, this collection by Safavieh is made to last. Trendy yet timeless, graphic yet classic, these modern marvels bring their crisp, clean lines and versatile appeal to your space for years to come.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

$10 Bamboo Daffodil Cutting Board

Tophatter Going, Going, Sold Event! Win $200 Paypal or Visa Gift Card!

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Everything but the Kitchen Sink for $13.00!

How cute is this? You can get this set for 13 bucks!? This is one of those deals I couldn't resist posting. And if your kids happen to be dogs then keep scrolling!

Groupon: $13 for Learning Resources Culinary Sets (44% Discount)

Groupon: $13 for Four-Pack of Animal Planet Dog Toys (67% Discount)

Toe Juice Review

Toe Juice began with the desire of a parent to help his child. Royce Garner's infant son had dry and flaky feet and various creams and lotions were of no help so Royce decided to take matters into his own hands. This science teacher went into his lab and by the time he was finished, Toe Juice is what he had come up with. Not only did it clear up his sons flaky feet, it also kept the condition from recurring. 

After sharing Toe Juice with friends and family and receiving outstanding reviews, Royce decided to share his amazing product with the public.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Win 30 Whole Coupon Inserts!

This giveaway is for TWO Winners for One envelope full of 30 Mixed Whole Grocery Inserts. Valued at possibly over $300 depending how many coupons you use.

iPad Mini Giveaway Event!

iPad Mini Giveaway

Welcome to the iPad Mini Giveaway Event hosted by Life With Two Boys and co-hosted by Mom to Bed by 8 and A Little Bit of Everything!

Thanks to our super awesome sponsor, Preply, one lucky winner is going to receive an iPad Mini with Wi-Fi 16GB - White & Silver (ARV $329).

Monday, February 11, 2013

Light It Up Event! Win an Ohio Flame Fire Pit!

Get ready to gear up for the outdoors! Join us for the Light It Up Event where you can enter to win the Ohio Flame Fire Pit!

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Featuring The Patriot Fire Pit by Ohio Flame! 
"The Patriot" is Ohio Flame's production line of American Made steel Fire Pits. This American Made Fire Pit combines sleek and modern styling with tough American quality and durability. With no parts to break or wear out over time, this Fire Pit is built to last a lifetime. "The Patriot" is crafted from either 3/16" or 1/4" high carbon American steel sourced from local steel mills. No maintenance is required for this Fire Pit, as it's designed to withstand the elements year-round. "The Patriot" features a Rain Drain to allow for water drainage. 100% Made in America and crafted by a local artisan.

One lucky winner will receive an Ohio Flame "The Patriot" Fire Pit!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Four Coupon Codes for Inkgarden!

I have FOUR coupon codes for! You may have already seen my post about the $5.00 custom pillow case, now they have similar offers for custom placemats and custom travel mugs! What they mean by "custom" is that you can actually put your own pictures on them! Here are the codes and fine print:

Custom Travel Mug - Just $5 - Save $9.99! Custom Travel Mug - Just $5 - Save $9.99! Use Code: TMUG5. New Customers Only. S&H Not Included. Quantity Limit 1 at Discounted Price. 1 Use Of Coupon. Cannot Be Used In Conjunction With Other Offers. Exp. 03-31-2013.

Custom Placemats Just $3 - Save $5.99 Per Placemat (limit 3)!Custom Placemat - Just $3 - Save $5.99 Per Placemat! Use Code: PLACE3. Limit 3 Placemats at Discounted Price. Max Savings $17.97. New Customers Only. S&H Not Included. Cannot Be Used In Conjunction With Other Offers. Exp.03-31-2013.

Custom Pillowcase - Just $5!Custom Pillowcase - Just $5 - Save $16.99 Use Code: PILLOW5 at check out. 1 use per customer. Quantity Limit 1 at discounted price. New Cust. Only. S&H Not Included. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. Exp. 02-28-2013.

33% Off Your First Order at Ink Garden! Use Code: CREATE. Design a product of your choice (select between: t-shirts, mugs, business cards, stationary and much more) S&H not included in discount. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, February 8, 2013

There is a Stomach Bug Going Around

And my 6 year old caught it. It started on Monday. She came home from school complaining that she was sleepy. I thought she was either just tired because it was Monday or was trying to get out of doing her homework. She went to sleep around a 6:30 that evening, slept most of the night and had a fever the  next morning so I kept her home from school.

By the end of the day on Tuesday she seemed to be feeling fine and the fever was gone so she went to school on Wednesday. Everything was good until Wednesday night. First came diarrhea, then she threw up. We were up most of the night.

No school on Thursday. She slept most of the day Thursday and when she wasn't sleeping she was complaining about her stomach hurting. There was a few more instances of diarrhea but her main complaint is nausea.

She kept wanting to stay in the bathroom because she was afraid she was going to throw up. I finally put a grocery bag inside a big kitchen pot and gave it to her to keep in her bed. This way she is able to stay in the bed and not worry if she "feels" like she's going to throw up.

Kitchen pot for nausea

Today I finally gave in and called the doctor because she didn't seem to be getting any better. She's been sleeping a lot and not eating very much. She's been drinking plenty of water and the sparkling water that I give her when her belly hurts. She hasn't had a fever since Wednesday but she just wasn't herself. Of course the doc said to bring her in.

I really try to avoid doctor's offices when I can, I just imagine the amount of germs that must be in there, especially during flu season. But we went, kitchen pot in hand. Her doctor said that they've been seeing a lot of this going around, some type of stomach bug.

Her orders were to keep doing what we were doing (fluids and rest) and she gave her a prescription for anti-nausea medicine and recommended Culterelle Probiotics for Kids.

Culturelle Probiotics for Kids

So off we went to Walgreens. I picked up the prescription and checked on the probiotics, already expecting them to be outrageously high. To my surprise Walgreens has a sale going on this week on Culturelle. It is regularly $27.99 but this week you can get it for $10.00 AND get a $10.00 register reward! It was free! That was the highlight of my day.

We are back home now and she is curled up in the bed watching a movie. Hopefully this will be over with by Monday and things go back to normal.

Anyone else dealing with this right now?

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

YumEarth Candy Valentine's Event

Welcome to the YumEarth Candy Valentine's Event

Have your candy and it eat it too with Yum Earth Organic Candy!

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Sponsored by YumEarth the #1 organic candy company in the United States!

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media

A big thank you to Mom Powered Media partners for organizing this event: Mom to Bed by 8, Powered by Mom, Real Mom Reviews and Baby Costcutters

Special thanks to our co-host: The Biz Mommy

About YumEarth Candy

No more artificial colors or flavors, no major allergens (ie: gluten, nuts and dairy) AND NO high-fructose corn syrup! You won't find any of these in YumEarth Organics Gummy Bears and Lollipops as they are made with real fruit juice and other planet-friendly and natural ingredients. Better yet each serving provides 100% of daily vitamin C and has less than 70 calories! YumEarth has 22 flavors along with other yummy candies such as Sour Worms, Candy Drops & Sour Beans. Now you can definitely have your candy and eat it too without the guilt and worry about what is going into your and your kids bodies!

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YumEarth Candy is also very reasonably priced with shipping for only $2.99 or FREE shipping when your order is over $39! A great way to combine orders with friends and when you or the kids have a sweet craving you can enjoy some with YumEarth good for us, good for Mother Earth.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

MPM Birthday Celebration! Win an iPad 2!

We're helping MPM celebrate their birthday! Join in the fun by entering to win an iPad 2! Good luck everyone!

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We are so excited to give you a chance to win an iPad 2!

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Twilight Saga ~ Breaking Dawn ~ Part 2 DVD Giveaway!

Breaking Dawn 2

It's almost time! On March 02, 2013 the Twilight Saga DVD series will be complete! Breaking Dawn Part 2 is the final installment and you can win it here!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes Event! Ends 2/20

This is the perfect time of year for this giveaway. Enter to win a ClassicFlame Cannes Media Mantel in Premium Cherry Finish! Good Luck!!!


Welcome to the Warm Winter Wishes Giveaway Event hosted by Life With Two Boys and co-hosted by Cheap Is The *New* Classy!

Cold weather is upon us and what better way to spend a snowy winter day than curled up in front of the fireplace watching a good movie with the family. Well, thanks to Twin-Star International, one lucky reader is going to win a ClassicFlame Cannes Media Mantel in premium cherry finish (ARV $799) to keep them warm this winter!

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Free Blogger Opp ~ 30 Coupon Inserts Giveaway

This giveaway is for an envelope full of 30 Mixed Whole Grocery Inserts. Valued at possibly over $300 depending how many coupons you use.
Signups Close Feb 12th
Event Dates: February 14 - February 28
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Friday, February 1, 2013

20% Off Already Reduced Valentine's Day Cards and Party Invitations at Tiny Prints

Save 20% off all Valentine's day cards and Valentine's day party invitations using the code FEBVAL20 at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. Offer expires 2/5/13 at 11:59 pm (PT).

$350 Melissa & Doug Toys Giveaway ends 2/26

Melissa and Doug is a great company for kid's educational toys and products. I am happy to be participating in this awesome giveaway! The grand prize winner will receive a $250 Melissa and Doug gift card! I've shopped their site and let me tell you, that will buy ALOT of toys. Good Luck everyone!

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$350 Melissa & Doug Toys Giveaway
Sponsored by Melissa & Doug

From puzzles to puppets, plush to play food, magnetic activities, music and more, Melissa & Doug® is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of educational toys and children's products.

Over 23 years ago we started our company in the garage of the home where Doug grew up — we had to be careful not to disturb Doug's parents who were still living there! Thanks to your support, we've been able to move into a real office down the road, a building that actually has separate ladies and men's bathrooms! Our philosophy has remained the same over the years–to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. Our line offers something for everyone with over 1,000 innovative products for children of all ages! We've always welcomed customer suggestions, and we continually strive to make improvements to our products. We're honored by the faith you place in us and view it as our responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come!