August 25, 2014

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway

Welcome to the foodie fantastic KitchenAid Artisan Sweepstakes. Stop by and say hello to our lovely host blogs: Mom to Bed by 8Everything MommyhoodOur Piece of EarthImperfect WomenMomma Without a Cluethe Crazy Nuts MomKelly's Lucky YouJack of all trades, Master of MomKaley DaviesKatie Talks AboutA Day In The Life Of Mrs. GlassEnter Here CanadaBugs and BeansHappy MotheringDo.Food.Better.My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free LifePet Coupon SavingsHealthy Disney FamilyJust JeanaeSimply BubblyMoms of FaithI Like It Frantic{i love} my disorganized life

This attractively styled KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Stand Mixer is reason enough for you to get busy in the kitchen. With a powerful 325 watt motor, it can handle any task you put to it. Includes:
  • Flat beater
  • Dough hook
  • Wire whip
  • Pouring shield
  • 5-quart, polished stainless steel bowl
  • 325-watt motor

One winner will receive a KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Stand Mixer.

Giveaway ends September 25th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact [email protected] if you have any additional questions or comments.

August 18, 2014

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza

Welcome to the

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza

Sponsored by: Failing Perfect, Dibsies Personalization Station, Zazzle, Fundanoodle, and Educational Insights

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Hosted & Organized by: Failing Perfect

Co-hosted by: Here We Go Again, Ready?, Intelligent Domestications, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, Spaceships and Laser Beams, Peace and Chaos, and The More The Merrier

 I can't believe it's that time of year again! It's time to get those kids ready to go back to school. It seems like just yesterday when we were looking forward to the start of summer. Because we love our readers - and their kids - we want to help you get ready for back-to-school by helping one lucky reader get the year started with a bang. That is why we teamed up with our blogger friends and a few generous sponsors to bring you the chance to win this fantastic giveaway! One winner is going to receive a prize package worth over $430! This giveaway includes something for everyone in the family from preschoolers through college students. Here is what is included:
  • Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet, Wifi, 16 GB  & $100 Target Gift Card from Failing Perfect (Retail Value: $269.00)
  • Personalized Lunch Box & Personalized Backpack from Dibsies Personalization Station (Retail Value: $78.00)
  • $50 Zazzle Gift Code from Zazzle
  • Hot Dots Laugh It Up! Math Vocabulary Cards for grades 1-3, Hot Dots Reading Informational Text for grades 4-6, Hot Dots Pen, & GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope for ages 3+ from Educational Insights(Retail Value: $79.95)
  • The winner's choice of one activity kit:  I Can Bead, Lace, Rip, Trace!, I Can Pound!, I Can Build Uppercase! or I Can Build Lowercase! from Fundanoodle (Retail Value: $32.99) 

August 15, 2014

Getting a Clear Complexion at Home #SilknProducts #MC #Sponsored


This is a sponsored post on behalf of Mom Central and Silk'n.  All opinions are my own.

I was never lucky enough to have clear, healthy skin.  My teenage years were full of embarrassment from the acne that constantly littered my face, and no amount of treatment worked to keep my face clear.  I've tried birth control that promises less zits, pimple spot treatments, and every type of face cleanser out there.  Even as an adult, I battle the hormone-induced breakouts for at least two weeks out of every month.  I had all but given up on the hope of having a pimple-free complexion.

Then, I was introduced to Silk'n Blue: a hand-held light device that lets you treat your acne in the same way as a dermatologist's office, at home!  A gentle synergistic power of fractional blue light starts neutralizing bacteria immediately for a natural, drug free solution to clear skin.



This at-home acne treatment system destroys acne-causing bacteria and dehydrates oil-producing glands to prevent future breakouts.

What I loved most about it, besides being very simple to use, is that it works fast.  Within about 4 days, I started seeing results; after about three weeks, my pimples were few and far between.  I can confidently say that this is something I will continue to use and enjoy, since it has given me the self-esteem boost I've always looked for!




August 5, 2014

HIPSTER Carrier #Giveaway



 Have you heard? There's a new way to carry your baby. One carrier, nine different ways. No more achy arms. No more sore backs. Allow us to introduce you to the MiaMily HIPSTER baby carrier. This innovative new carrier is suitable for children ages 3 months to 3 years old (and/or 44 lbs) and consists of a back supporting belt with an integrated seat for your baby that's designed to help you carry your little one significantly longer, more comfortably and effortlessly. Unlike other carriers or wraps on the market that can be confusing to put on, with HIPSTER you'll be wearing your baby in a matter of seconds. It's ergonomically designed to help minimize the cause of back pain when holding a baby. We tend to hold our little ones by resting him or her on our hips, twisting our spine out of alignment. With HIPSTER, your baby’s weight is distributed evenly on the seat and not your hips, which allows you to hold your baby standing straight up, protecting your back. It's also ergonomically correct for baby. The seat base is wide enough so that the baby's hips are in a healthy position where legs are lifted and supported at hip level, and not just hanging or dangling.


 HIPSTER comes with 2 attachable top carrier tops to transform the hip seat into a shoulder or single side carrier for when you need to be handsfree. You'll get to enjoy all the benefits of a hip seat, soft structured carrier AND a ring sling. One carrier, nine different uses! Another totally innovative feature of the HIPSTER is that it's a year-round carrier. Both attachable top carrier parts come with two layers. When the top layer is zipped up, it provides extra protection from the cold for your little one, and also acts as a small storage area. Speaking of storage, there's also a pocket on the belt for phones, keys and money for easy access.
Doesn't the HIPSTER look great?!

August 1, 2014

5 Tips to Get Your Toddler Talking

Every child is different.  They all learn at their own pace, and some achieve certain milestones before others.  But when you start noticing that your child seems way behind others their age, you can't help but to worry.  That's what happened with my little guy.  He had great motor skills; he was walking, climbing, and running early according to all of the milestone charts.  At two years old though, he still wasn't talking.

Sure, he said the usual words like mama, dada, ball, and up, but at his age he should have had a vocabulary of at least fifty words. There were no sentences, no stringing words together... I started to get worried.  I checked in with his pediatrician and she referred us to Child Development Services.  That's when we first knew there was a problem.

Dealing with developmental delays is more like trying to get your little one back on track and up to par with his peers.  Since we got my little guy talking as much (if not more) than kids his age, I thought I'd share some tips with you all on how to help get your little one talking.



1.  Read, read, read.
One of the most important things you can do with your child to help build their vocabulary is to read with them.  Set aside a special time each day and read an age-appropriate book.  Even if your kid doesn't seem to be paying attention, they're still absorbing those words and phrases.  Reading helps to build their idea of sentence structure and how to relate pictures to communication.