Month: March 2011

Thirty Day Photo Challenge ~ Day 23

Thirty Day Photo Challenge ~ Day 23

Day 23 – A picture of your favorite bookWell, of course my favorite book of all is the Bible 😉 but I figured I’d go for  my favorite non-divine books inastead! I. Love. To. Read. If that wasn’t readily apparent by all my book reviews, […]

How I Keep My Family Happy

How I Keep My Family Happy

One of my main goals in life is to have a happy family! As the Mommy I feel that I am the pivotal person that keeps everything running smoothly and happiness abounding! Here are some of the ways that I keep my family smiling! Most […]

Spring Cleaning! *Review & Giveaway*

Spring Cleaning! *Review & Giveaway*

Do you Spring Clean?  I normally just try to keep things pretty maintained year round but this year I’ve been getting the itch to do some big deep cleaning so that when we come back from staying with family I’ll be greeted by a sparkling clean place! Thanks to being a Bzz Agent I received a pack the other day with all this great stuff to help me! I’ve used most of it already! I *loved* the Glade candle! It smelt and burnt as nicely as all the higher end candles that I normally like to purchase–and the label comes right off so you can make everyone think you spent a bunch on it too! I’ve been in love with all of Scrubbing Bubbles products since my best friend recommend them to me, but had never tried their toilet cleaners before. I have been so super happy with the gel! It not only works incredibly well it makes the bathroom smell really good every single time you flush! I will definitely keep buying those in the future!
I have several high value coupons for Glade and Scrubbing Bubbles Products that range from 75 cents to $3 in value. If you’d like some just let me know and I’ll mail them to you! If I have more people ask than I have coupons for I’ll random.org to see who gets them! I’ll try to send you one of your choice, but will also random.org if some seem more popular than others! My only request is that you be following me somewhere, somehow for this! 🙂 I’ll pick who gets them 4/7.
The Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello

The Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello

I really enjoyed reading The Mountains Bow Down! It was another one of those books that I zipped through in a couple of days even though it is 369 pages long! It is a great murder mystery that keeps you guessing and turning the pages […]

Thirty Day Photo Challenge ~ Day 22

Thirty Day Photo Challenge ~ Day 22

Day 22 – A picture of something you wish you were better atI’ve always, *always* wished I had a gorgeous singing voice. I was always really jealous of my friend’s growing up who could sing solos in church for specials all the time. As mentioned […]

Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clip *Review & Giveaway*

Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clip *Review & Giveaway*

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***This giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to eclairre who won***

As a work at home mom I want to look and feel pretty but making that happen quickly and easily is super important! When it comes to my hair if a style takes more than 2 minutes to put together in the morning, it’s probably not going to happen! When Denise Martin approached me about doing a review of Lilla Rose I was super intrigued by their Flexi Hair Clip. It was super pretty and the website promised that it was super easy to use as well. My hair is super duper thick and so I was unsure that the clip would be able to contain all this hair! After watching the Sizing Videos found here I decided to go with the medium since the styles I wear most often are half up and pony-tails. I’m super happy with my clip! Above you can see how pretty it is in the half-up style and it actually holds all my hair in a ponytail too! I really love the ponytail look with it because it takes a 2 minute ponytail from looking like a work out/messy hairstyle to a sleek professional and pretty one. The only problem I had with it at all is one day I didn’t put enough hair in my half-up style and it slipped out but the next time I just gathered up more hair and had no problems and if have hair loss problem you can try a toupee hair system.. I really do love my clip and am planning on getting one of the tiny ones for Amber–she would look so adorable with a french twist and now I actually know how to do it!

You can find out more about Lilla Rose and the other great products they offer on Denise’s Website HERE, be sure to “Like” her on Facebook Here, and follow her on Twitter Here as well!

 

One Lucky Winner Will Receive any one item from Denise’s Website! 
(in addition to the flexi clip they have some gorgeous jewelry and headbands!)
As always be sure I have a way to get your email address so I can tell you that you won! If I don’t have an easy way to get it (in your comment, google profile, etc) I will automatically choose a new winner. A new winner will also automatically be chosen if any of the entries are not followed specifically (such as doing the mandatory entry). Also leave a separate comment for each additional entry that you do! One comment = one entry! Open to the US only and 18 years or older.
**Mandatory Entry**
This must be done in order for any other entry to count
Visit Denise’s Website and tell me what item you’d choose if you win!
**Additional Entries**
Because these are very cool!
1 Entry each ~ Follow me through Google Friend Connect, Subscribe to my RSS feed (Ramblings For You on left sidebar), or subscribe to me via email (Ramblings to Your Inbox on left sidebar) –You only have to do one but each counts as an extra entry–come on, you know you want to!!! 😉
1 Entry **Daily** Follow Me (I follow back!) and Denise on Twitter and Tweet. Be sure to leave me the link! You may copy/paste the following:
Win any item of your choice from Lilla Rose!  http://tinyurl.com/4hfv5f5 @DeniseLillaRose @coastiewife321  Ends 4/7 Pls RT! #giveaway
1 Entry ~ Snag my blog button, isn’t it cute?! Leave me the url so I can come visit your blog!
1 Entry ~ Blog about this and be sure to link back to this post, leave me the URL to the post, you know you wanna share the love!
3 entries ~ Purchase any item from Denise’s website!
1 Entry ~ laugh hysterically for no reason
This Giveaway will end 4/7/11 at 11:59 p.m. EST
I will choose the winner via random.org contact them via email and post them on this blog. They have 48 hours to claim their win before a new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!!
CSN 50 Piece Block Set by Wonderworld *Review*

CSN 50 Piece Block Set by Wonderworld *Review*

As a child I remember one of me and my brother’s very favorite toys were our wooden blocks! We’d spend hours playing with them building towers, castles, houses, and more! I’ve been on the lookout for a good set for Amber for awhile now and […]

Thirty Day Photo Challenge ~ Day 21

Thirty Day Photo Challenge ~ Day 21

Day 21 – A picture of something you wish you could forgetI believe that everything happens for a reason and that without all the experiences in my life I wouldn’t be who I am today. So I honestly wouldn’t want to forget anything in my […]

Purex Complete With Zout *Review & Giveaway*

Purex Complete With Zout *Review & Giveaway*

***This giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to itsme & ky2here who won***

As I mentioned before both of my kiddos have eczema. This means that what kind of laundry detergent I use is extremely important because for the detergent I can only use free clear brands to ensure it won’t cause my babies to break out. Up until now I had a hard time because only a few brands offered free clear and it was normally pretty pricey. So I jumped up and down when I found out I would be able to review the Purex complete with Zout–Free Clear kind! A stain remover plus free clear???!!! Hurray! I just got done doing all my laundry with it (see it’s on the nice clean clothes above!) I’m super duper happy with it! I hadn’t noticed till *after* I washed the clothes that for stains it suggests that you can even use it to pre-treat them by rubbing it directly on, very cool! I will have to try that next time. With Tyler eating solids now all his clothes pretty much need the stain remover treatment! At only $3.49-$7.99 (my bottle is *big* too) I can say that I will most definitely be purchasing this to do my laundry from now on! If you don’t need to worry about babies with skin problems the detergent also comes in Fresh Morning Burst–which I’m sure smells awesome if it’s anything like the Purex Crystals!
Want to try it for yourself? You can go to FreeSamplePurex.com and prove it to yourself with a free sample!
Two Lucky Winner’s Will Receive A Bottle of Purex Complete With Zout! 
(given through a coupon for a free bottle)
As always be sure I have a way to get your email address so I can tell you that you won! If I don’t have an easy way to get it (in your comment, google profile, etc) I will automatically choose a new winner. A new winner will also automatically be chosen if any of the entries are not followed specifically (such as doing the mandatory entry). Also leave a separate comment for each additional entry that you do! One comment = one entry! Open to the US only and 18 years or older.

**Mandatory Entry**
This must be done in order for any other entry to count
Tell me have you ever tried Purex before?
**Additional Entries**
Because who doesn’t need good detergent?!
1 Entry each ~ Follow me through Google Friend Connect, Subscribe to my RSS feed (Ramblings For You on left sidebar), or subscribe to me via email (Ramblings to Your Inbox on left sidebar) –You only have to do one but each counts as an extra entry–come on, you know you want to!!! 😉
1 Entry **Daily** Follow Me (I follow back!) on Twitter and Tweet. Be sure to leave me the link! You may copy/paste the following:
Win a bottle of Purex Complete with Zout http://tinyurl.com/5rnnzws @coastiewife321  Ends 4/7 Pls RT! #giveaway
1 Entry ~ Snag my blog button, isn’t it cute?! Leave me the url so I can come visit your blog!
1 Entry ~ Blog about this and be sure to link back to this post, leave me the URL to the post, you know you wanna share the love!
1 Entry ~ Go fold some laundry or start a load! (you know you need to anyways…good motivation!)
This Giveaway will end 4/7/11 at 11:59 p.m. EST
I will choose the winner via random.org contact them via email and post them on this blog. They have 48 hours to claim their win before a new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!!
Purex Complete Crystals *Review*

Purex Complete Crystals *Review*

So have you gotten a chance to try these yet? As a Purex Insider I was one of the very first people who got to try them out, pretty cool! As many of you already know Amber has eczema which basically means that most of […]