December 25, 2013

Wordless Wednesday (Linky) - Happy Holidays

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas

Christmas decor
Some of my Christmas decorations

holiday lights
I love to drive around town looking at everyone's lights

snowing in hammock
"No Dave, you can't take a break.  There are more lights to be hung."

Christmas collage
Christmas Collage

Christmas Cookies
Making Grandma's Cookies

December 14, 2013

Solid Cordz Extension Cords Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

It seems I am always having some kind of cord or plug-in issues in my house.  Every gadget has a different size and shape plug and sometimes won't fit next to each other.  So then I have to search the house for someplace else to plug in my device.

It can get really frustrating when you have a 6 plug power strip, but can only fit 3 plugs in it.  Solid Cordz 1 Foot Extension Cable will solve this problem.  Utilize all your power strip slots and clean up that mess under your desk.

I have a 4 slot power strip under my desk, but could only usually plug in 2 or 3 things.  I used 2 of the 1 ft. extensions and can use all 4 slots now.
Solid Cordz 1 ft. extensions
Solid Cordz 1 ft. extensions

We didn't quite leave enough slack on the Christmas tree lights, so the extension came in handy for better reach.

Solid Cordz 1 ft. extension

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

December 13, 2013

Meaningful Beauty Creme de Serum Review

Cindy Crawford meaningful beauty

I have seen Cindy Crawford's popular informercial for her skin care line many times during my late night blogging.  I'll admit that I would talk a little smack to Cindy, such as "Well, sure you can look that great when you're a super model and can get special foreign melons to make a super serum!"   Now I must apologize to Cindy for all my smack talk after I got to try the Meaningful Beauty Creme de Serum.

Meaningful Beauty Creme de Serum is a powerful anti-aging serum and creme moisurizer to prevent the appearance of wrinkles.  It includes three powerful anti-aging ingredients.

  • superantioxidant melon complex
  • anti-aging peptides
  • hyaluronic acid 

I have tried quite a few anti-aging skincare products this past year, including a few different serums.  This one by far feels the best on my face.  I keep teasing my hubby telling him, "You just wait until I look like Cindy Crawford:)"

Meaningful Beauty Creme de Serum

I apply the serum once a day after cleaning my face well.  My skin doesn't seem as dry and feels smoother.  I've only been using the Creme de Serum for a couple of weeks and I do believe I see a lessening in the appearance of my frown lines.  Hopefully the longer I keep using it the better my skin is going to look. 

Follow @MeaningfulBty on Twitter for more information on the Meaningful Beauty line of products.

Disclosure:   I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  All opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

December 7, 2013

Blu-Ray #MovieMagic Giveaway

One of the things I love about dvd movies, is seeing what kind of cool extra features are also included.  I especially like the blooper reels.

This Holiday rediscover the #MovieMagic behind your favorite films. Blu-ray offers exclusive special features that put you in the filmmaker’s chair, with a behind-the-scenes access to all of the magic: Special effects, talent interviews, alternative endings, unreleased scenes, bloopers, and more! 

With a Blu-ray combo pack, you can enjoy your favorite films in high-definition whenever and wherever you want. You can keep the Blu-ray disc in the living room, DVD in the car, and the digital copy on your phone for when you’re on the move!

Why should you grab your favorite movie lover a Blu-ray this holiday!

• With the combo pack you can take your favorite films wherever you go. You can keep the Blu-ray disc in the living room, DVD for the car, and the digital copy on your mobile phone while on the move!

• Blu-ray lets you to watch your favorite movies with unmatched sound and video that is SIX TIMES the quality of DVDs!

• Blu-ray offers the most premium possible in home entertainment experience

• You don’t have to worry about the buffering that happens with streaming videos 

Explore the Blu-Ray #MovieMagic Blog App:

• Behind-the-Scenes #MovieMagic GIF Grid - Mouse over each of the GIF squares and click to view a behind-the-scenes clip exclusively from the film's Blu-ray special features. 

• The Next Generation of Blu-ray - Don't get left behind with old tech! Check out what's next for Blu-ray in 2014 and beyond!

I pleased to announce that one of my readers can win a copy of one of the following titles (chosen at random from the list below)! 

• The Little Mermaid - Diamond Edition
• The Lone Ranger
• Monsters University
• Angels Rising
• Rise of The Guardians
• Despicable Me 2
• Turbo
• Grown Ups 2
• Wizard of Oz 3D
• The Wolverine
• Star Trek: Into Darkness
• White House Down
• Fast 6
• Pacific Rim
• After Earth
• Man of Steel
• Red 2
• World War Z
• 2 Guns
• Weeds: The Complete Collection
• Predator 3D

Giveaway ends 12/14/2013 and  is open to the US.  Each household is only eligible to win ONE #MovieMagic Title via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Ozeri Digital Blood Pressure Monitor #Review

Ozeri digital blood pressure monitor

I have been trying to be healthier and get more exercise since I'm now in my forties.  I'll admit that I'm not so great in my consistency in acheiving this goal, but little by little I'll get there.  One thing that does help to motivate me more is if I have some cool tools or gadgets.  For example, I started using a pedometer to keep track of how many steps I take each day.

I received another cool gadget in the pursuit of a healthier me, the Ozeri Digital Blood Pressure Monitor.   It arrived with a nice hard shell portable case, and is small and lightweight.  It measures your blood pressure, pulse and detects irregular heartbeat.

Ozeri digital blood pressure monitor

  • digital display
  • voice activated
  • position sensor
  • intelligent hypertension indicator
  • select users
  • memory
  • wrist cuff
I love how easy it is to use and that it will talk to me.  I made a quick video of me taking my blood pressure so you can also hear how it talks to you and walks you through the process.  The voice feature can also be turned off if you wish.

Ozeri makes many different great products.  Check out my review of the Ozeri Precision Digital Scale and look for my upcoming review of the Ozeri 8" Green Earth Frying Pan.

Follow Ozeri on Twitter for all their latest product news - @Ozeriproducts

Disclosure:  I received a free product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

December 3, 2013

Wordless Wednesday (Linky) - Blue Lobsters

This is the new aqaurium at my hubby's work.



Besides various fish, they also have some lobsters.  Apparently when you make the transfer of the lobsters from saltwater to freshwater (which takes about 20 days), they turn blue in color.

blue lobster

We call this one Big Mama.  She is loaded down with babies hanging under her tail, so they had to move her to a separate tank.  I couldn't believe how many babies she was carrying, literally hundreds.  I tried to get a picture of them, but no go.
blue lobster

meNmommy December $25 Giveaway

Congratulations to stevieluyando on winning November's $25 gift certificate from meNmommy.  They have some great mother and daughter fashions to choose from.

Don't worry if you didn't win last month because they are giving away another $25 gift certificate this month.  Enter easily by Dec. 31st with the rafflecopter form below.  Good luck everyone.

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Disclosure:   I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own.  Lil' Debi As Mama is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

December 2, 2013

Free Caught Santa Keepsake Photo chimney

Now that it is December, I can start diving into Christmas.  I love decorating and made my hubby drag out all the lights and boxes this evening.  I especially love lots of lights.  Since we are in a house this year, I have a lot more places to string them up.  My hubby will be a busy boy.

Another special part of Christmas for me is keeping my daughter believing in Santa Clause as long as I can.  She is nine now and it's getting harder to convince her that there's a big jolly guy delivering presents all in one night led by flying reindeer.  Especially when she starts asking all the typical questions, like what if there isn't a chimney?

Santa napping on couch

Well, this year I have proof to show her that Santa came to her house.  I now have a picture of Santa caught napping in my very own living room (above).  I can't wait to see the look on Rachel's face when she sees it on Christmas morning. is a neat website to create memorable keepsake photos.  In three easy steps, you can add Santa to your photo.

There are various poses of Santa to choose from.  Would you like Santa by the tree, eating milk and cookies or napping on the couch?  For less than $10, you're kids will think you're a hero for catching Santa in the act.
As one of my readers, get your Santa photo for Free.

Free Caught Santa photo keepsake Code:  SantaShare
Expires:  Dec. 10th

After making your photo, make sure you enter their Customer Appreciation Giveaway.  They are giving away Visa, Starbucks and Amazon gift cards plus a brand new Apple iPad Air with retina display.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



November 28, 2013

Tips For Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  I wish everyone to have a wonderful day and a full belly.  Check out the infographic below for tips on keeping your belly full without breaking the bank.

I found it interesting to see how food costs have risen over the years.  The price of fresh green beans is the one food item that has actually gotten cheaper over the years.   

Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget
by killerinfographics.
Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.

Did you notice anything on your Thanksgiving feast list that was more expensive than last year?  I thought fresh cranberries were priced higher than previous years.

November 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday (Linky) - Zombie Signing

I am a big fan of Rob Zombie and was so excited to hear he was doing a book signing at the Barnes and Noble.  His novel, The Lords of Salem, is a bestseller and so glad that I got the opportunity to have him sign my copy.

Rob Zombie book Signing

That's me in the striped tank above.

November 23, 2013

Remember The Alamo

I live just a little over 100 miles from San Antonio, Texas.  I love to travel there and wish we could do it more often.  There are so many great places that I have on my San Antonio must visit list.  One of the most visited and popular places on my list is the Alamo.

I think it would be great history lesson to take my daughter to see the actual Alamo that she's read about in school.  The Alamo was built to be a mission, but ended up being a military post just before the Mexican-American War.  The fort was where the epic battle in the fight for Texas independence took place.

The unforgettable battle at the Alamo is detailed in the infographic below.  

 This Infographic was Powered by Marriott.

Did you learn anything new or that you might have forgotten from grade school history class?   I didn't realize that the Alamo is totally maintained by donations and doesn't receive any government funding.

If you're ever in the San Antonio area,  be sure to stop by the Alamo, where more than 2.5 million people visit every year.

For additional information visit Remeber The Alamo.

November 17, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide - Escape Monthly's Holiday Box

Everyone deserves an escape every month.  Escape Monthly has created a Limited Holiday Box unlike any other.  They explored the world for inspiration, searching high and low for delicious seasonal delicacies, luxurious essentials for self-indulgence, gourmet treats, unique artisan crafted goods and more!

Make sure you have all the essentials to relieve your holiday stress.   Receive holiday inspired sweet delights and luxurious essentials for self indulgencePlus you'll discover some great seasonal surprises inside your box.

Valued at over $100 and on sale for just $39.99, you don't want to miss this! Featuring over 10 different products.  Limited quantity available  - grab yours now!  

Escape Monthly Holiday Box

November 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday (Linky) - Beach Play

Sunday evening, I decided we needed to get out of the house and enjoy some relaxation time.  Of course, that means we went to the beach.   Rachel loves to dig and play in the sand.

#ww beach play

#ww  beach play

November 8, 2013

Children's Book & Amazon Giveaway

Cree and Scooter Giveaway photo Unknown.jpeg

Cree and Scooter

Cree and Scooter is geared toward children pre-school to 8 years old and exposes its audience to various cultures in an age appropriate manner. This series connects kids to the two main characters, Cree and Scooter, as they navigate their way through many countries across the globe while Cree dreams in her bed at night. Cree is a 7 year old African-American girl and Scooter is her toy chameleon who comes to life in her dreams.

Buy Links: Amazon E-book $6.99 and Cree and Scooter Store Hardback $16.00


Author Bio:

WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) veteran and two-time All Star, Tammy Sutton-Brown was born in Ontario, Canada. Being a professional basketball player has opened Tammy’s world to experience a host of different countries and cultures.

Tammy believes that exposure to various culture, languages, traditions, and values enhances the quality of life. Her passion for travel and learning about what different countries and cultures have to offer is the inspiration behind Cree and Scooter. “My vision is to implement global education at an early age through Cree and Scooter. I want kids to be able to travel around the world without leaving the comfort of their home, school, city or country, engaging their imagination and sparking their interests.”

“When you read, your world opens up. I want to encourage early literacy for kids, ignite a love for travel and exploration and form an appreciation for the world we live in, its languages, cultures and history. It is my belief that global exposure will enhance the lives of others beginning with our kids. Our world has changed and is continuing to change with the people from all around the world playing and living together, as well as attending the same schools. Kids will be in good hands with Cree and Scooter.“
“READ TODAY, LEAD TOMORROW” – Tammy Sutton-Brown

You can also become a Cree and Scooter Parent Ambassador.  Help spread the word and earn rewards.  Just click on the banner below and sign up for free.



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November 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday (Linky) - Through The Years

I was looking back at previous years pictures from Halloween and got a little nostalgic.  She is just growing up so fast.  Here are Rachel's costumes from 2009-2013.

2009 Tinkerbell

Black Cat
2010 Black Cat
2011 Vampire
2012 Pirate
2013 Devil

November 5, 2013

How To Use Your Smartphone As A Powerful Security Device

So many people now have mobile phones as their trusted tool of communication.  Everyone I know from my 80 year old mother-in-law to my 12 year old nephew, take their mobile phones everywhere they go.  We use them to communicate, stay organized, play games and so much more.  How would you like your mobile phone to also keep you safe?

React Mobile provides mobile security and gives some peace of mind to parents, students, employees and anyone on the go.  React Mobile started by wanting to develop a tool to improve safety on university and corporate campuses.

I heard a teenager say that her phone was her lifeline.  Of course, she was probably referring to keeping up with her friends and seeing who's changed their relationship status on Facebook, but she is right.  The React Mobile App lets you turn your phone into a powerful lifeline.

React Mobile App

A mobile app that easily turns your phone into a security device.  Just push one button and and SOS alert with your GPS coordinates is sent to emergency contacts via text message, email and an alert can even be posted to Facebook and Twitter.  It also lets you report an incident or any criminal activity.

React Mobile App

React Mobile features the following:
  •  Follow me - real time tracking
  •  SOS via text
  • Send group SMS messages
  • SOS alerts via SMS and e-mail
  • SOS alerts via Facebook and Twitter
  • 911 button prompt
  • GPS location tracking
  • Last known good GPS
And coming soon.....
  • Dispatch console access
  • GPS hardware integration
  • Geofencing capabilities
Watch the two short videos below to see all the benefits and features of the app and how to easily set it up.


React Mobile Personal Safety App from Robb on Vimeo.

ReactMobileReshoot from Robb on Vimeo.

I have a Droid Razr M and easily installed and set up the app with no troubles.  My main use for the app is when I take my walks.  Living in south Texas, I walk after dark because it's cooler.  I turn on Follow Me and my hubby can keep an eye on me just in case I should run into any trouble.  I hope I never have to use the app due to an emergency, but I do feel better knowing that I can.

React Mobile is free to download.  Just click one of the links below to download to your smartphone.

Apple iTunes Download 

Google Play Download

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post brought to you by React Mobile.  All opinions are 100% my own based on my own experience.  


November 3, 2013

meNmommy November Giveaway #ClothingThatCares

meNmommy is where you'll find stylish matching mother and daughter apparel and accessories.  Has your little girl ever played in your closet trying on your clothes and shoes?  Now she can match mommy in designs that you'll both want to wear.

mother/daughter socksmother/daughter tops

Super Mom t-shirt

For the month of November, meNmommy is offering one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate.  Enter to win with the easy rafflecopter form below.  Giveaway ends November 31st and is open to the U.S.  Good luck everyone.

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.  Lil' Debi As Mama is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

OASAP Has Free Gifts

I was just checking out all the new arrivals and styles at Oasap.  They are are global online store dedicated to high street fashion.  You can find various women's apparel, bags, shoes, jewelry, beauty products and more.  I love that they always have great sales and contests.

Colorful Plaid Cropped Sleeve DressStandout Shawl Collar Jacket

I found so many things to add to my wishlist.  I also picked out a few items that would make great Christmas gifts.  Even though we just made it through Halloween, it is time to start think about Christmas.

Vintage Owl Bangle

OASAP is also making it easier on your pocketbook this holiday season with Free Gifts.   

  • Register with OASAP before Nov. 15th (It's free to register)
  • Place your orders before Dec. 31st
  • OASAP will send Christmas gifts along with your order regardless of the order amount
  • Don't forget that OASAP has Free Shipping Worldwide and a 30 day unconditional return policy. 

3-D SweatshirtHave you seen the cool 3-D print sweatshirts?  I have a couple friends in mind that would love to get one this Christmas.  They are casual, comfy and the perfect length to look great with long pants.  Choose from 38 different designs.

3-D Sweatshirt

Have you started any of your holiday shopping yet?  I'm going to try to do better this year and not wait until the last two weeks before Christmas.  We'll see how it goes, but at least now I'm off to a better start thanks to Oasap.

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