Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Blog or Treat Goodies!

One of my favorite parts of Halloween has become participating in the Halloween Swap that Shannon from The Mommy Files puts together! What a great way to meet a new blogger, and get to buy fun gifts for them too! This time, my partner was Heather from Giggling Kids! I had so much fun shopping for her, and I'm really looking forward to reading her blog, seeing what she's up to!
I recieved my package from her, and it was awesome! She even thought of my kiddies and made them little goody bowls too, thanks! My goodies were Halloween Cookie cutters, a Fall Candle ( smells SO good!), Halloween Fun Bands, Cotton Candy, and a TON of candy! She even got a Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Peep, I always wanted to try one but just always forgot to pick one up! Loved it, and everything else! I hope you enjoyed your goodies too, Heather, and I thank you so much for being my partner in the Halloween Swap!
Thanks to Shannon at The Mommy Files for putting together yet another great swap, and if you'd like to try one out yourself, there will be a Christmas Swap in December!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Anystream Hotel 50 Spray Showerhead Giveaway at Kiddies Corner Deals!

Right now if you head over to Kiddies Corner Deals, you have a chance to win 1 of 5 Hotel 50 Spray Showerheads from Speakman Showers! These look awesome, and I'd love to win one for our bathroom! Head over and enter, giveaway ends November 7th!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Nestle and Walmart $100 Gift Card Giveaway at The Not So Blog!

Do you have a favorite Halloween memory? Well, if you do, head over to The Not So Blog for a chance to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card! I'd love to win this to start out my Holiday shopping, and if you'd like to head over quick, because this giveaway ends Oct. 29th!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Getting help and Giving back

My family has gone thru some rough times the past few years. Hubby has had many surgeries, I had a back fusion, and it definetly took a toll on us, mentally and financially. I am so thankful and greatful for my wonderful family and friends, that have helped us out the entire time! I'm also thankful for the kids school, that helped us out around the holidays, I honestly don't know what we would of done without everyones help and kindness!
I started thinking about how I could do my part and help others out, starting with the holiday season. Of course, I always donate a few things to the School toy drive, and donate all the kids older clothes and coats to the clothing drive, but I wanted to do something more. So I started thinking about helping out the Pediatric floor at our hospital, Central Dupage Hospital.
A few years ago, my son was in the ER for what we thought was just a really bad stomach bug, but it turned out to be Appendicitis. He was the bravest 9 year old, HE calmed ME down, he's just the greatest kid! After the surgery, they needed him to start walking and the incentive they gave him was that when he could walk to the end of the hall, he got to go to the Toy Closet and pick something out! Well that made him get up really quick! But once we got there, the nurse told us that they run mainly on donations, and that once the holidays are over, they get way less than they did at that time.
So that got me thinking, because I always pick toys up when I see them cheap, for Kids bday parties or just a treat for my kids. But everything I bought, my kids and kids friends are pretty much NOT playing anymore so they've been sitting in my closet. I pulled everything out and thought, I'll donate them to the Peds floor!
Now I'm on a mission, I want to do this for real. I want to be able to get toys to those brave kids, I know they deserve a treat and if I can make just one kid feel better for the day, well, it's worth it! What I'm looking for is info, how to do this, where to start, things like that. If anyone knows what direction I should start in, I'll love you forever : )

Clean & Green Pet Stain and Odor Remover- GIVEAWAY!! 3 winners!

Awhile back, I was given the opportunity to review some products from Clean + Green.  Clean + Green's Wood and Tile cleaner and Carpet cleaner. Having 2 dogs, (one that is a puppy) AND a cat, these products definetly came in handy! What I really like about them is they are made entirely of Non Toxic Botanicals, so I don't have to worry about our animals getting sick, or any of my family getting sick from harsh fumes. The products themselves work great, as I said, having a puppy, he gave us the best testing material ever : )
I also found out that Clean + Green can remove that horrible Skunk smell, completly! If only I would of had this a few years ago when our older dog met Pepe Le Pew!

A bit about Clean + Green-

CLEAN+GREEN® are eco-friendly aerosol pet odor and stain remover products. Our line of eco friendly, green cleaning products are made from organic and biodegradable ingredients and packaged so you can recycle the container - now you can clean green! For green pet cleaning, use effective, non toxic, organic home cleaning supplies and keep an environmentally friendly home - with pets.

Clean+Green offers a line of green home cleaning supplies for green carpet cleaning and carpet stain removal, green wood & tile floor cleaning, and green furniture cleaning for pet urine removal, pet stain removal and pet odor removal. The products work on cat urine, dog urine, vomit, hairballs, bird droppings, and small animal urine. They are odor eliminators for cat urine odor, dog urine odor, vomit odor, hairball odor, bird dropping odor, small animal odor, dog smell, cat smell, ferret smell and other small animal smells. Clean+Green is a stain remover for urine, feces, vomit, hairballs and any other pet accidents.

Use on:

•Carpet & Area Rugs


•Oriental Rugs

•Auto Carpet




•Pet Beds

Here's the best part! Clean and Green has offered 3 of my readers a bottle of Clean+Green Dog & Cat Carpet & Upholstery! For a chance to win, head over to Clean + Green and let me know another product you'd like to try, or something you've learned! ( Mandatory entry)

Extra Entries-

1. Follow Clean + Green on Twitter ( 1 entry)

2. LIKE Clean + Green on Facebook ( 1 entry)

3. Follow my blog ( 2 entries)

4. Become a subscriber ( 2 entries)

5. Follow me on Twitter and tweet giveaway ( 1 entry, per day, leave link)

6. Grab my button ( 2 entries, leave link)

7. Blog this giveaway ( 2 entries)

Giveaway will end on Sunday, Oct. 31st. Winners will be chosen using, and will be notified via email. Winners will have 48 hours to claim prize, or another will be chosen.

Disclaimer- I recieved products from Clean + Green free of charge in return for my opinions. All opinions are my own. Thanks to Clean + Green !

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Another Facebook Freebie, this ones Dole Fruit Bites

Dole is giving away coupons for a free pack of Dole Fruit Bites on Facebook, just head over to their page and click on the Real Fruit tab to fill out the form!
Good freebies on Facebook lately!

FREE Sleep Number Travel Pillow!

Hurry over to the Sleep Number Facebook page, where if you qualify for a short survey, you will recieve a FREE Travel pillow!
This will be great for the holiday travels we'll have, and I know my neck will thank me!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pillow Pets Giveaway at Outnumbered 3 to 1!

If I know there's 1 gift I could buy my daughter for Christmas that would make her day, it would be a Pillow Pet! Unfortunetly, I can't find them in stores where I live, I noticed them a few months ago and now none of them have anymore!
But, if you'd like a chance to win one, head over to Outnumbered 3 to 1, where she is giving away your choice of Pillow Pet! There are tons of extra entries, so stop over and check it out!!!
Giveaway ends Oct. 26th!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Check out this awesome giveaway to Halloween Express from Mommy Mandy!

With Halloween only a few weeks away, winning a giveaway like this would be great! Whether it be for a costume, or some neat decorations, Halloween express seems to have anything and everything you'd need to make it extra fun!
If you head over to Mommy Mandy, you can enter to win a $75 Gift card to Halloween Express and if you win, thats more money left to buy candy with!!
Head over quickly though, giveaway ends Oct. 10th!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

If you have a CVS card, be sure to swipe it!

Usually when I go to CVS, I head right to what I need and forget to swipe my card at the Coupon center/Price checker. Today, I stopped in and they had a HUGE sign next to it saying, Swipe you Card before you shop! So I did, and I got some great coupons!
First one that printed out was a $5 coupon for any Halloween costume, accesory, or decorations. I had to ask if there was an amount that needed to be spent, but it was a spend $5, get $5 off coupon! I got some cute ceramic pumkpins and a Spider tealight holder for my front windows, some spider web and goodie bags for my daughters class party. I only spend $3.50 out of pocket with my coupon, NICE!
I also got a $2 off any 2 Aussie or Herbal Essence hair products, which are on sale 2/$6, going back tomorrow hoping they will use my coupon from the Sunday paper along with the store coupon. Another $1 off Clorox wipes and some candy coupons to stock up for Halloween!
From now on, I will always scan my CVS card, who knows what good coupons will come out next time!