March 31, 2013

Fun Fridge Magnets Review & Giveaway

"Make Your Fridge Fun"

I grew up displaying my school drawings and photos all over the fridge with various fun magnets.  Now that I'm all grown up with my own daughter, my fridge looks just the same.  As you can see from the picture, I have photos, art and school lunch menus plastered from top to bottom and the sides too.  

I recently received some very fun fridge magnets to add to my collection from Fun Fridge Magnets.   These magnets let you express yourself by displaying your mood.  My hubby found these especially useful.  He has been telling me for years that he wishes he could get a sign of my mood before he gets home from work or when I wake up.  

Pregnancy Mood 

Wish come true!  Everyday I move the "I FEEL" cutout to my current mood.  This can also change several times throughout the day.   Currently they offer the Pregnancy, New Mom and New Dad Moods.  This spring Fun Fridge Magnets will be launching the new Parent and Kid Moods.  Have some fun with the whole family.  We sure are enjoying them.

I thought these would make a neat and fun gift for a baby shower or for any new moms and dads.  You can even fit them nicely in a large envelope when you need to send a "Congratulations On Your New Baby" card and mail easily anywhere. The bonus is they only cost a few bucks for long lasting family fun.

Ne w Mom Mood & Pregnancy Mood

Visit Fun Fridge Magnets Facebook Fan Page and learn more about who are the creators and what others are saying about the fun new magnets..

New Dad Mood

Here's your chance to win your own mood magnets.  Fun Fridge Magnets is allowing me to give one of my readers any two "Mood Magnets" on their website.  Easy entry with the rafflecopter form below.  The giveaway is open world wide and ends April 14th at 12 am.  Good Luck To All!

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Disclosure:  I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  Lil' Debi As Mama is not responsible for prize shipment.

March 27, 2013

Become a Cree and Scooter Parent Ambassador

Cree and Scooter Parent Ambassadors

Empowering Parents To Empower Children Of The World

Cree and Scooter is a childrens series created by WNBA All Star, Tammy Sutton-Brown.  Her passion for travel and learning about other countries inspired Cree and Scooter. She wants to encourage early literacy for kids and expose them to other countries, cultures and the world around them.  

Cree and Scooter 

Cree and Scooter will take your kids on a global journey and stimulate their curiosity about the world and how other people live.  They will provide loads of entertainment and learning through books, movies, toys, workbooks, interactive website and more.

Join a network of parents to help promote childhood literacy through Cree and Scooter.  Parents earn prizes and rewards for completing promotional tasks.  Rewards include gift certificates, household items and Cree and Scooter merchandise.

Cree and Scooter Parent Ambassador Program

I will also be reviewing a Cree and Scooter book soon.  Keep a look out for the coming review post.

March 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday w/ Linky - Our Fairies

It doesn't matter how old you are, coloring is great stress relief.  I wanted to try out Rachel's twistable colored pencils and thought it would be some nice mama & daughter quality time.  We each picked our fairy to color and had a great time.

Colored Fairies

Mindfield Payment Proof

Mindfield is on my list of top 10 paid survey sites.  I receive a few survey invitations in my e-mail a week with payments ranging from $1 to $25 per survey. The higher paying surveys are usually product diaries or receiving a product in the mail to test.  Product tests are my favorite because you receive a free item and then after answering the survey on that item you also get paid cash.  I have some men's and women's fragrances coming next.

You can cash out your survey earnings once your account reaches $5.  I choose to be paid via PayPal, but you can also request a check or gift cards from Walmart, Sam's Club or Amazon.  Below is a screenshot of my latest payment.  In total I have been paid $127 from Mindfield.

Mindfield Payment Proof

Chances to win every month as a Mindfield member in their sweepstakes and contests.  It's really true that anybody can win, because even I have.  I won an iPod Touch in a drawing and I love it.  If you join before April 30th, have a chance to win big in the $1000 cash drawing.
  •   Grand Prize - 1 winner of $500
  •   2nd Prize - 5 winners of $50
  •   3rd Prize - 25 winners of $10

Sign up is free and easy for all residents of the United States and Canada.  Click here to become a Mindfield member and start earning online just for giving your opinion.

March 21, 2013

Changing Breakfast Habits

I have always been a fan of breakfast foods in general, but not necessarily at breakfast time.  When I was a kid, my mom always made me sit down and eat breakfast when I woke up.  It wasn't anything fancy, just cereal or toast, but I would have to eat something first thing in the morning or mom would just freak out.  I think that's partially an Italian thing.

In my teenage years, breakfast was a Mountain Dew and maybe a doughnut or candybar.  When mom didn't control my breakfast anymore,  I didn't like to eat until I had been up for at least a couple of hours.  Mountain Dew was the "breakfast of champions" for teenagers in the late 80's and early 90's.

coffee and doughnut

As for eating breakfast in my 20's.....I didn't!  I was lucky  to wake up in time to shower and dress before work, let alone eat breakfast.  I would get a cup of coffee as soon as I got to the office and hopefully someone brought in doughnuts. 
If I did eat a breakfast, it was at the 24 hr family restaurant at 1:00 am after the bars closed.

Bacon & Cheese Omelet, Toast and Strawberries

In my 30's, I went from being a 9-5 office manager to being an all hours tile setter and business owner.  Minimal physical labor job to maximum physical labor job made me go back to having breakfast.

If I didn't eat a decent breakfast with juice before work, I didn't have enough strength to do my job.

Now in starting my 40's, my breakfast habits have changed again.  When you're a work at home mom you would think that I would just eat whatever I want anytime of the day.  Nope!  After getting Rachel on the bus I tend to start multi-tasking and get all caught up.. Before I know it I just have to stop whatever I'm doing and eat because my tummy says so with growing hunger pains.

Jiffy apple cinnamon muffins
Campfire Eggs and Coffee

Lately I have been into eggs and bacon is always good.  If I'm in a big hurry I like apple cinnamon muffins.  And, of course, coffee or this mama won't get very far. 

Tell me about your breakfast habits. What's your favorite breakfast food?  Whatever you had this morning, I hope it was a start to a fabulous day!

March 19, 2013

Wordless Wednesday w/ Linky - Her 1st Fish

My baby girl got to go fishing one night with some family and friends during spring break.  She was so proud of her first fish caught totally by herself.  It's not the best picture from a phone at night, but she was so happy about it.

Rachel first fish

Conscious Box Giveaway

Conscious Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers the best natural and eco-friendly products right to your front door.  Each box is filled with selective products from the purest companies.  They have products in health, home & garden, bath & beauty and food.

Conscious Box

While discovering some new favorites, Conscious Box makes it easy and fun to get rewarded.  Earn points for leaving reviews and ratings so companies can improve products, packaging and more.  Then you can use your points to get discounts and savings on your new favorite products.

If you're interested in trying out Conscious Box, they are allowing me to give my readers a 50% Off discount for any Conscious Box subscription.  Use code:  DISCOVERNATURAL.  They've got some incredible boxes coming up, including an Earth Day box.

You can also Win a 3-Month Conscious Box Subscription!

The company is also allowing me to give away a 3-month subscription to one of my readers.  This is a $59 value delivered right to your door.  You can enter to win with easy rafflecopter form below.  A random winner will be chosen April 2nd.  Good Luck:)

Disclaimer:  I was not financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  Lil' Debi As Mama is not responsible for prize shipment.

March 16, 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Giveaway

Only a few more days!!!

J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an amazing quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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  •  Creatures of Middle-earth! Hobbits, Elves and Dwarves are just a few of the magical creatures that call Middle-earth home. Check out vital stats and unique features about each one!
  •  The Hobbit Handbook! Our Hobbit Handbook includes everything you need to throw the best viewing party in Middle-earth right at home!
  •  Get Social! Tweet with the #TheHobbit hashtag to get your friends excited about the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey coming to Blu-ray & DVD March 19th 2013!
You can pre-order The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Blu-ray/DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy Combo Pack) on Amazon with price guarantee of $25.99 and Free shipping.

Or you could  WIN IT!  Thanks to Warner Bros. and Partners Hub, Lil' Debi As Mama will be giving away a blu-ray combo pack to one of my lucky readers.  Just follow the easy steps in the rafflecopter form below to enter. Giveaway will end 3/30 12 am and is open to all US residents.  Good Luck!

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Disclaimer:  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.  Prize will be supplied by Warner Bros. and sent via Fed Ex or UPS. 

March 15, 2013

Pin It To WIn It Giveaway

Customizo Pin it To Win It

Welcome to The Pin To Win It With Customizo Event!

I had a lot of fun designing on the Customizo website.  It's so easy to create your own style on anything form a t-shirt to a bath towel.  I made some cool looking t-shirts that I thought would fit my hubby and daughter's personalities.  I designed a pink skull shirt for myself.  I might like it too much because before I knew it, I looked down at the clock and it was 2:30 am.  Get creative, try it out and let me know what you think.  While you're creating, don't forget to enter the giveaway.   

Customizo is an innovative group of sites that help groups with apparel and product design, collaboration and purchasing. With their design tools, group collaboration platform, mobile content integration and centralized hub of fully customizable artwork templates, creating and designing, bringing your designs to life is easy.
Here is your chance to win all 5 pieces of clothing that you "Pinned" to your own Cutomizo Board! For your chance to win, follow the simple steps below:

1 - Follow Customizo on Pinterest AND The Review Wire on Pinterest

2 - Create and Design 5 Items from the Pinterest Party Category on Use one of the free templates or upload your own artwork to customize your items. Save your designs and grab the Share link to post to Pinterest, you will have to create an account to do this.

3 - Create a Pinterest board and title it "Customizo Fashion" or "Customizo Custom Designs." Make sure to tag each pin with #Customizo!

4 - Come back and fill out the Giveaway Tools Form with your direct link to your Custom Customizo Board!

Pin It To Win It Giveaway

3 Winner's Will Each Receive their "Pin It to Win It Customizo Board" {RV $125}. See Form for Entry Details. Open to U.S. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. Ends 4/1

Disclosure: This event is sponsored by Customizo and hosted by The Review Wire. Lil' Debi As Mama is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by The Review Wire.

March 13, 2013

Modcloth's Cool New Contest

ModCloth has one of the coolest new contests going on the web right now! From today through 7 AM PST on 3/18, ModCloth is inviting community members to check out their brand new Style Gallery, upload a photo, love images and share the looks that inspire them throughout the week of 3/11-3/18.

The image that gains the highest community-generated loves will win the top prize of a $100 ModCloth gift card! The other exciting part, you ask? Two random lovers of that winning image will also each score a $50 gift card! Head over to ModCloth right now to participate in the Style Gallery or maybe just check out all of the great fashions available!

Extra Style Gallery Details

How will winners be selected, you ask?
The owner of the image with the most ‘loves’ between 7 a.m. PT 3/11 and 7 a.m. PT 3/18 will win a $100 ModCloth gift card.

When will winners be announced?
ModCloth will contact the winners via email by 3/22 and announce the winners on the blog at 7 a.m. PT 3/27.

Modcloth Style contest

March 12, 2013

Sterling Silver Jewelry Giveaway

michelle chang jewelry
Hosted By: Mami's 3 Little Monkeys

I love jewelry, especially handmade jewelry.  Sterling  silver is my favorite.  I even like it better than gold.  I checked out  Michelle Chang's jewelry online and love it.  It's unique and beautiful.  Enter to win your own handmade jewelry piece.  Good luck Everyone.

A Little About Michelle Chang and her Jewelry!
michelle in the studio
 Michelle Chang Jewelry was launched in NYC, but Michelle then moved to Los Angeles, where she has continued to create and hand craft beautiful pieces of jewelry. At one point in time Michelle was an aspiring fine artist, an interior designer and an illustrator! She found enjoyment in doing all of those things, but nothing compared to her satisfaction she feels when making jewelry. 
Her jewelry can be described as organic, nature or geometry inspired. She mainly uses materials such as gold, sterling silver, diamonds and semi-precious stones in her jewelry. Every piece of Michelle Chang Jewelry is handmade and unique. Any noticeable imperfections it may have just adds to the uniqueness and provides assurance that it was indeed fabricated from start to finish by human hands!

Baby Skull Necklace in Sterling Silver w/Diamonds

I received the Baby Skull Necklace in Sterling Silver with Diamonds from Michelle Chang Jewelry. This skull pendant is miniature and tiny with diamond eyes and is on a fine chain. While it may be only about 1/4" in height, I still love it and it is beautiful! I love how you can tell it is uniquely handmade when looked at close up. The pendant comes on a 17" chain. This pendant is also available with out diamonds as well as in 14k gold. I myself prefer sterling silver or white gold.

Size & Legitimate?

To the left is a photo of the baby skull pendant laying next to my tapestry measuring tape and the size is accurate with the listing for the pendant. 

I did take this to my jeweler who knew right away that the pendant was for sure sterling silver. He then tested the diamonds and confirmed they are REAL! Not that I don't find Michelle Chang Jewelry to be legitimate or not trust worthy, but I wanted to make sure I was giving you (all of my readers), accurate information. I didn't want to mislead any loyal readers. 

Beautiful, Unique & Handmade!

My only complaint about this beautiful work of art is that if the chain were to break I couldn't replace it... The only way to do so would be to construct a new chain after already feeding it through the pendant. Unfortunately, I do not get to wear this as much as I would like as my 14 month old son loves to pull on my chains and already broke one Dan bought me.

My Absolute FAVORITE piece of Michelle Chang Jewelry?!
Baby Skull Band Ring in Sterling Silver with Diamonds UNISEX
Photo from Michelle Chang Jewelry on Etsy
This BEAUTIFUL hand crafted Baby Skull Band Ring in Sterling silver with Diamond Eyes, priced at $938!

Connect with Michelle Chang Jewelry
Visit Michelle Chang Jewelry on her website, Etsy Shop and Facebook!  Also sign-up for the Michelle Chang Newsletter

One lucky winner will have their choice of any Sterling Silver Earrings without Diamonds (up to $100 Value)!! Simply enter through the Rafflecopter Form below. Entries will be verified so please be honest and fulfill all of your claimed entries. :) 
Giveaway will run from March 14th through March 31st and is open WORLDWIDE!
Disclaimer: Sarh received the above product(s) in exchange for my honest review, I was not compensated in any other way. 


March 9, 2013

Weekend Sale & March Giveaway at meNmommy

meNmommy Allison Sweat SuitsThis weekend meNmommy have their Allison Sweat Suits 50% off.  These matching mother and daughter sweat suits are stylish and comfy.  I really like the printed lining inside the hood for accent.  No coupon code needed to take advantage of 50% off savings, just click on the picture to the right.

When you're done shopping, don't forget to enter the meNmommy March giveaway for a $25 gift certificate.  This would be great to use for any of their dresses, tops, accessories and more.  Easy entry with the rafflecopter from below.  Good Luck!


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March 8, 2013

Easter Baskets Coupon Code

Only 23 more days until Easter.  The countdown is on and The Easter Bunny was getting worried about being able to deliver everyone's Easter Baskets.  Thanks to Gift Baskets Plus, he's back to hopping down the bunny trail with no more worries.

Spa DelightOverflowing TowerEaster baskets aren't just for kids.  I'm 41 years old and still love to get an Easter basket.  Gift Baskets Plus has a gift basket to fit everyone.  Most of my family live hundreds of miles away and we don't get to spend holidays together.  Gift baskets are the perfect way for me to send them some cheer and let them know I am thinking of them even though I am not physically with them.
The baskets come with the highest quality in fruit, sweets, nuts, and other snacks suited perfectly for the coming Easter holidays.  I like that a lot of the pretty packaging can be used again.  All the baskets are so cute and yummy looking that it's hard to choose.

Hopping Down The Bunny TrailEaster DuckyHopping By

To make the decision process easier, Gift Baskets Plus is offering my readers an exclusive coupon.  Use coupon code 521168 to receive 10% off through March 31st.   Pay it forward this Easter by surprising someone with holiday cheer delivered right to their door.

March 6, 2013

Bloggers Wanted - It's A Zoo Out There Event

Bloggers Wanted for It's A Zoo Out There Event!  I am encouraging everyone to sign up for this event to help a fellow blogger.  Let's make this event huge!  

It's A Zoo Out There Event

Fundraiser event for Liam, read a bit about his story here:

Prizes: Zoo Park Bouncer

Event dates: 4/8 - 4/29

Open to US&CAN

March 5, 2013

Wordless Wednesday w/ Linky - Collage Fun

I was just having some fun playing around with my CollageIt.  I must be careful though because it can become quite addictive.

Rachel purple collage

The Fitz's collage

Family collage

March 1, 2013

Canon Powershot Giveaway

Easter is just around the corner.  I love taking pictures of everything, but especially holiday pictures.  The kids are so cute in their pretty Easter outfits and all the beautiful pastel colors.  Just think of the great Easter egg hunt memories you could capture with a brand new camera.  Enter below to win!  Good Luck To All!

The new Canon PowerShot A810 digital camera delivers beautiful images and stunning videos. Features great Smart AUTO, 720p HD Video, iFrame, 16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor,DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens andDigital IS.
Perfect for capturing your Easter memories this year!

How To Enter

Create a new registry with at least 3 gift items or add to your existing MyPerfectGift registry. When you sign up please use the word MPM” in the “Referred By” box to be eligible for a bonus prize of a $15 gift card for iTunes or Starbucks, your choice! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!
Giveaway ends March 21st at 11:59pm est, open to US Only, ages 18+

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Disclosure: I did not receive 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. This event was organized by MomPoweredMedia please contact with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

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