Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Enter to Win a Corset From CorsetChick.com For BlogMania 2013!

Blogmania Spring 2013 Goes Live May 1st until May 6th. #Blogmania13

Welcome to the 6th season of the spectacular Blogmania Spring 2013. I am so glad that you are here for the FUN!!! Here you’ll find tons of prizes as you jump from blog to blog…


Now, just in case you are new to BIG hops like this, once you enter, follow the list of other bloggers and enter for their site’s amazing giveaway.
For my giveaway, follow along on rafflecopter for each entry method. This giveaway will run from May 1 at 12:00am and conclude on May 6th at 11:59PM est.
Below you will find the list of bloggers participating, to enter their giveaway, just click on their link …Please be aware-unless noted my blog will not be responsible for delivery of prizes, they will come directly from our sponsor(s).

My Journey to Living Well is proud to be sponsored by Corset Chick! They have offered our winner any corset of their choice corset under $30 (which is most of them!) 

Green Your Mom Giveaway Hop

Green Your Mom Giveaway

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Green Your Mom Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network! We are excited to bring you great prizes valued at $25+ to help you "Green Your Mom" (or yourself) this Mother's Day!. After entering my giveaway, be sure to visit all the other blogs listed under the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win even more great green mom giveaways.

Here at My Journey to Living Well you can enter to win 2 great prizes!

Jewelry Piece of your choice from GlossJewelry.com valued at $59
and 5 Tea Canisters (variety) from Teatulia!


Gloss Jewelry features handmade designer jewelry all under $59.00

Teatulia features single garden organic teas.
What is real organic tea and its benefits.

Match Your Wedding Invitations with Your Theme at Wedding Paper Divas

Informing guests about your upcoming wedding can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be hard.

While there are numerous types of wedding announcements and invitations, only a few of these items are absolutely necessary to mail out before your big day. And not only does each piece of bridal correspondence inform friends and family members about the details of your wedding, but they also give guests a little taste of what to expect. Today we will focus on the wedding invitations.

Whether you plan on getting married on a tropical island or in a small town with your closest friends, you should send out formal wedding invitations at least two months before you say "I do."

Since they are the centerpiece of your wedding stationery suite, every single detail about your invites should match the theme of your ceremony. That's why when you order wedding invitations from Wedding Paper Divas, they review everything from the color to the font style and even the wording to ensure that they set the right tone for your celebration.

There is no better source than Wedding Paper Divas for all of your wedding needs. Whether you order invitations or not, you will definitely want to check out their free wedding web sites. You can pick a theme to go along with over 40 of their most popular wedding invitations.

Check them out today and happy wedding planning!

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One Kings Lane Day of Summer Sale

One Kings Lane is gearing up for summer with some great sales. Those of you who shop Kings Lane know that they have great "themed" sales but they only last a few days each! Check out what's going on now.

Villy Bicycles

The Take a Ride Sale is on now and featuring some great bike finds! There are some already sold old but plenty left to go!

Canvas Totes, Market Baskets & Parasols

One Kings Lane To the Beach Sale features carryalls, totes, beach parasols and more.

Accents That Bring in the Beach

Sea shells, lanterns, anchors and all things sea can be found at One Kings Lane By The Sea Sale.

Let One Kings Lane help you get your summer on! Here are some other sales going on right now:

The Summer House Sale from One Kings Lane

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Buy 4 Get the 5th Free at Tea Collection - Ends May 5th

Fabulous sale alert! Tuesday, April 30th through Sunday, May 5th, Tea Collection is offering you the chance to buy 4 regularly priced separates and get the 5th free on select styles with promo code SUMMER5. Stock up on comfortable and durable summer clothes for your little citizens! Now is your chance to shop the adorable South Africa Collection! Happy Shopping! 

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Custom Photo iPhone Cases - Just $10 - Save $19.99!

Get a custom iPhone Case at York Photo for only $10! These are regularly $29.99!

Custom Photo iPhone Cases - Just $10 - Save $19.99!

Fine print: S&H Not Included. Order Quantity Limited to 1. Ordered Online. One Time Use. Cannot Combine Coupon Codes. Offer For New Customers Only. Exp. 05-10-2013.


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Today ONLY Free Shipping On Most Items at The Land Of Nod

This one just popped up on my radar! For TODAY ONLY you can get FREE SHIPPING on most items at The Land of Nod!


Land of Nod is an amazing shop featuring Designs For Kids and People That Used to be Kids! With their 18-year quality guarantee, its hard to go wrong here.

Stock up today on toys, rugs, decor, play tables, and more! But hurry because this deal ends at midnight!

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Blue Steel Enchantment Ring and Shooting Star Earrings Review

Blue Steel jewelry is edgy, industrial, and sophisticated all in one. You can dress the part at a formal event, rock concert, or when riding around with your buddies on a Sunday afternoon.We think you will find that perfect piece that strikes you, puts the lump in your throat, and a smile on your face. All of our products are made with the finest 316l stainless steel and our customers find themselves proudly wearing our jewelry for years and years.
I first heard about Blue Steel Jewelry from a another blog that I follow and after taking a look around their site, I knew that I had to have some of their pieces for myself. After contacting Blue Steel, they generously allowed me to choose the following two pieces in order to facilitate my review.

Vintage Clothing at ModCloth!

If you're into vintage clothing, you really need to check out ModCloth. They offer 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's styles and at least one new item is added every day! ModCloth even has vintage decor!


Salty and Pepper Dress from ModCloth


Beach Blanket Bingo One Piece - Plus-Size from ModCloth


My Own Rendition Earrings in Mint from ModCloth


Style Me Vintage: Make-up from ModCloth


Looking to Tomorrow Dress from ModCloth


Style Me Vintage: Hair from ModCloth


Half Past Swoon Dress from ModCloth


Bow'n Places Heel in White from ModCloth


Seeking Indie Styles? ModCloth Is the Place for Chic Indie Looks! Free US Shipping on $50+ & Free Returns.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Simple Ways to Add Healthy Foods to Your Diet - Homemade Everyday Seasoning Blend

When I think of ways to Live Well, the first thing that comes to mind is how to treat my body better. Its no secret that many Americans have become so immersed in the fast and convenient food hype that a lot of us don't even know where to begin. We were raised on these types of food.

I've researched a lot and there are so many differing opinions on what type of diet you should be on and what type of foods you should avoid. If we were to put them all together we'd probably all starve to death!

I decided that instead of putting my main focus on what I shouldn't eat, I would start by adding more foods that I know I should be eating.

Fruits and Vegetables

We all know that adding more fruits and vegetables to our diets is a good thing. No-brainer right? I knew I needed to go further than that though. I've bought the same ingredients over and over again for one reason: "That's what I grew up eating"!

No offense to my momma, but those foods are not doing anything for my health. Well, not much anyway. I've felt so sluggish and slow for so long that I hardly noticed it, just thought it was normal. It's NOT! Our food should make us feel good, it should provide energy for our bodies. 

Do you feel energetic after you eat? I didn't for a long time. Quite the opposite actually, I usually felt like taking a nap!

I decided to start by supplementing my diet with healthy natural foods. Remember though, after a few failed attempts at "living well" I decided that if I'm going to do this, I'm going to look for the easiest things first. It didn't help at all to get overwhelmed and quit.

I began by buying just a few new ingredients per month. Healthy stuff that I'd never bought before to try it out. My first purchase was Chia Seeds because I'd heard alot about the health benefits of incorporating them into my diet. After that, it was flax seeds, turmeric, raw honey, and coconut oil.

I started noticing small changes as began using these various new ingredients and that made me want to do more.

I decided to make something that I could put on most of the foods that I already eat. Why not, we do it with salt and pepper right? I used to season everything I ate with salt and pepper (except for desserts!)

Keeping it simple and easy, I wanted to use flavors that I already knew that I liked and mix in a few new ones. This is what I started with:

Homemade Everyday Seasoning Blend

1 Tablespoon of Garlic Powder 
1 Tablespoon of Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon of Turmeric
1 Teaspoon of Basil
1 Teaspoon of Sage
1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper

Mixed it all up in a seasoning bottle (ebottles.com has these in all shapes and sizes) and sprinkle on your food as you would your salt and pepper.

That was it to start! Easy right?

Another thing that has been very helpful to my whole family is ground flax seeds. These are great for adding fiber! Buy them whole, grind them, and store in an airtight container (NOT a clear one) in the fridge. I sprinkle this on our food as well, especially my 3 year old's who has a history of tummy troubles.

The whole family will eat Chia seeds on their salads but I'm the only one who likes it in my oatmeal and on various other dishes. Its not that they don't like the taste, Chia seeds are tasteless, they just can't seem to get past the texture.

Have you added any of these ingredients to your meals? How is your journey to living well coming?

Another great tip for living well is to sleep well! Visit Celebrate Woman Today for some better sleep tips.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Old Navy Gift Card Giveaway Open WorldWide! Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card to Old Navy!

I don't know about you but I could buy a lot with a $100 Old Navy Gift Card! Think about that $1 flip flop sale! 

(Okay, I wouldn't buy 100 pairs of flip flops but you get the picture!)

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WIN $100 Old Navy Gift Card Giveaway!

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Here's a special delight for moms this Mother's Day who would like the chance to win an e-gift card to Old Navy!
Giveaway is brought to you by couponchief.com and organized by Love2EncourageYou blog.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Win a Camera! Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Camera in the Photo Ready Giveaway!

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas 15% Off With Code at Layla Grace

Mother's Day is just around the corner and now is the time to find unique Mother's Day gifts that shows how much your mom means to you!

This year, Layla Grayce has posted a Mother's Day blog post suggesting the top ten gift ideas and essentials for mom and is offering 15% off these gifts with code 4URMOM valid through 5/1. 

Here's what I like:

Jessie Steele Apron Doris Dancing Dot
Jessie Steele Apron Doris Dancing Dot
Rosanna Decor Bon Bon White Footed Square Bowl
Rosanna Decor Bon Bon White Footed Square Bowl

Mor Cosmetics Emporium Candle Italian Blood Orange
Mor Cosmetics Emporium Candle Italian Blood Orange

So, to my husband, if you're reading this (yeah right!) just pick one or two or all of these things and we'll be good! 

What did you guys find?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Little Miss Pepper Designs Mother's Day Gifts Giveaway

I've got lots of good giveaways planned for Mother's Day! Here is brought to you by Life With 2 Boys and its valued at $205! Good luck everyone and here's hoping for a great Mother's Day!


Mother's Day is right around the corner and that means it's time to start thinking about what to get the special mom in your life. I don't know about you, but I don't know a single woman that doesn't love a nice piece of jewelry, especially one that is personalized just for her. Well, thanks to Little Miss Pepper Designs and Life With Two Boys, one lucky mom is going to win not one piece of jewelry, but a custom jewelry prize pack just in time for Mother's Day gifts!

Little Cheeks. Little Teeth. Everything Around Me is Little. Little Girls.

There is not one clothed baby doll or barbie doll in this house. 

Censored Babies. Unclothes Barbies.

I wash more barbie and baby doll clothes 

than I do my daughters' actual clothing.

Is anyone else out there raising girls? 

The laundry is excessively multiplied by their need to change clothes twelve times per day. 

One loves her "pretty dresses". A nightgown is also considered a "pretty dress". She will take off what I've dressed her in and wear her nightgown all day. 

This leads some visitors to believe that I don't dress my kids. 

Add to that the fact that she screams her head off if I go near her with a brush and the public view of my parenting skills is complete. 

Except to other moms who seem to silently understand.

Naked barbies, naked baby dolls, and little girls that look like their momma don't know how to dress them.

Tea parties, cooking with dirt, and a personal hair stylist (ouch!)

Hide your makeup and your perfume and God forbid if you leave some nail polish laying around.

This is what its like raising little girls.

Wouldn't change it if I could. But I would most definitely get a maid.

"Little cheeks
Little teeth
Everything around me is little
Some day I'll land in the nut house
With all the nuts and the squirrels
There I'll stay
Until the prohibition of
Little girls."

One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen Sale!

The One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen sale is here just in time for the Spring Season! This is one of the best sales of the year because of the variety of high quality kitchen items One Kings Lane offers! 

Remember, One Kings Lane sales only last 72 hours so when you see an item you love you should definitely buy it! This Day Of Kitchen sale is live from today through April 26th. 

Let me know what you wind up getting to make your space ready for spring time!

Half-Round Pot Rack, Nickel

I want this Half Round Pot Rack in the Composed Counter Top Sale, I'll post a pic of what I'm using now sometime, you'll laugh I promise.

The Composed Counter Sale at One Kings Lane

From cookware inherited for your first apartment to the bone white china on your wedding registry, a fully-equipped kitchen is a highly-personal thing of beauty. For those missing a few key pieces, we've created a collection of kitchen essentials, perfect for function, family, and entertaining.

I have a NickJr Song Stuck in My Head!

First of all I'd like to apologize to all the NickJr watching moms out there for what I'm about to do. I'm hoping that by writing about it, I'll get it out of my head. 

The song is Happy Birthday by the Ting Tings and it has been playing on NickJr alot

This actually happens all the time with the NickJr songs. The last song this happened with is called 5 Days Old. I actually LIKE that song. What does that say about me? I'm not really sure! I suppose I can see why kids are drawn to them though. They are upbeat, catchy, and hard to forget. 

What songs do you get stuck in your head?

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Free Blogger Opp: Sony Cyber-Shot Digital Camera ARV $479

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V 18.2 MP 30 x High Zoom GPS Digital Camera - BLACK

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Because this is a blog hop, each blog will be responsible for securing their own prize on their own blog. Each prize must be a Minimum of $25. The Prize can be sponsored OR you can self sponsor. Each blog can have more than 1 winner, but each winner must win at least $25 in prizes. 
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