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Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Facebook Page!

Hey there! Now all my wonderful readers can keep track of my updates via Facebook! YAY! I took the leap. If you just visit my page and "like" me you will gain an extra entry in each of my ongoing giveaways! Just head over to My Facebook Page

Then come back here and make a new entry in each of my giveaways! Good Luck friends and thanks for all the support! You are all tremendous!

Moody Mamas Review


Created by young and savvy LA Designers, Marta Abrams and Elise Rosemarin, Moody Mamas replaces the dowdy maternity wear of the past by injecting style and fashion flair in their pieces. By incorporating the ease and comfort ability in using quality, luxurious fabrics that is both smooth and lightweight, each piece has the incredible feel of relaxing loungewear that make Moody Mamas an instant favorite to wear. Prices for the new spring collection for Target range from $29.99-$44.99

Thats right, Target is now carrying Moody Mama Maternity clothes! Yay!!

Here are a couple of my favorite items from their online store:


I want to wear that Chiffon Dress to BlogHer! Oh man is it rockin! Don't those nursing jammies look uber comfortable too? Oh la la!

Their Target line is very affordable and classy. I love that you don't have to break the bank in order to be chic! I reviewed the Moody Mama Maternity Ruffle Top with Placketed Collar - White.


The shirt is very soft and well made. I washed it a couple of times before I wore it and it stood up to my machine without a problem. It isn't quite that flattering on me but I will try to wear it again when I am about 7-9 months along.

I would definitely recommend Moody Mamas for your Maternity needs. Just because white isn't that flattering on me doesn't mean their clothing wouldn't shine on you :)

***I was sent a shirt to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. The opinions expressed in this post are truthful and I was under no obligation to write a positive review***

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

13 Weeks Pregnant Already

Can you believe that I am already 3 months pregnant?! OMG, it feels like yesterday that hubby and I were......well, you get the idea. I am so excited to have another cute and cuddly baby in my arms shortly. In 5 weeks we will be able to find out the sex! Oh boy you bet I am going to jump at that chance! Since DH is almost 40 and I will be a mere 29 this year (no really, I am!) this will be our last baby. 2 seems to be the perfect number for us. One for each of us.

I really secretly hope that this baby is another boy. I have so many sweet and expensive clothes from D that I cannot wait to make this baby wear Muahahahaha! Also, the thought of having a girl TERRIFIES me to no end! As much as tea parties, tutus and lace bring a slight smile to my face, I am all about the dirt and the matchbox cars.

Do you think I should host a gender reveal party? Like a good ole fashion sorta Twitter party with prizes? That would be fun eh? What are your thoughts?

Oh BTW, no, I am still not nauseous, sick or pukey. Just plain cranky. I also don't sleep as much as I want but then again, who sleeps 11 hours a night?

Hey Dude Men's Organic Eye Cream Giveaway


DETAILS
A unique eye cream that boasts a powerful combination of active ingredients designed to both moisturize and repair/protect the sensitive skin around the eyes. The eye area lacks the natural oils that appear elsewhere on the face. With continued use, 4 Your Eyes Only will reduce any dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, all while strengthening capillary walls.
Retails for $29

*INGREDIENTS*
Purified Water -No longer contains bacteria or minerals
100% Hyaluronic Acid-Softens, repairs, and protects ALL skin types, drawing moisture from the air and reducing dryness ;and irritation; Naturally occurring oils found in pores without benefit of hyaluronic acid present may cause infection, leading to different types of blemishes and signs of aging, including wrinkles
Jojoba Oil-Emollient and water binding agent
Apricot Kernel Oil-Emollient prevents evaporation and provides lubrication to the skin’s surface
Squalane-A natural extract found in olive oil, boasting regenerative and moisturizing capabilities
Arnica Montana-A dried flower used to treat bruising and to reduce swelling
Vitamin K1-Strengthens eye area’s capillary walls to lighten dark circles
Oxido Reductases Powerful anti-oxidant agent that helps to reduce oxidation; It also acts as a free radical scavenger
Soy Peptide-Natural amino acid refines skin’s texture
Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract-Natural plant derived protein anti-oxidant, with superior water binding properties
Ethylhexlglycerin-Natural preservative from vegetable
Oil of Kumquat-Essential oil used for its natural fragrance

Our guiding principles and foundation for our business are grounded in the idea that a man deserves to treat himself to the very finest skin care regimen he can find – products that contain only natural, organic and tested ingredients that blend to form high quality products addressing a broad cross section of male skin needs. We use these products in our own families, never test on animals, and aim to deliver value well in excess of any price you pay for a product.

Father's Day is coming up. Doesn't your man deserve to be pampered? I would love to give one reader this amazing product. 1/2 an ounce is $29! What do you have to do to win you ask?

Mandatory entry: Subscribe to my Feedburner via email and follow me via GFC. Please make sure your email subscription is confirmed! (2 entries-one for each but must do both)

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This contest will end on May 26th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US entrants only!


***I did not receive any compensation for this giveaway. I just like bringing you the best of the best products. The opinions expressed within this post are truthful.***

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Most Triumphant Outlet Shopping Story

We have an outlet mall just a few minutes from my house. There are not a whole lot of stores to choose from but the three that I most regularly shop are The Gap, Izod and Old Navy. I can almost always find what I am looking for on sale. The Gap has the BEST deals, by far. I shop for myself, Dexter and my darling husband there.

Around this time last year I was out looking for Spring clothes. I remember stopping in Old Navy and picking up about 5 tank tops for $4 each! I live in tank tops in the Spring/Summer and $4 is a steal. Then I headed over to the Gap. There I remember getting two pairs of capris and a couple of tees for myself. I bought at least 2 pairs of shorts and three tees for my hubby and I got 3 pairs of pants, a pair of sandals, 6 tees and a light jacket for Dexter. I got out of the Gap for under $85! How amazing is that? I told people about that shopping trip for months!

Do you want an amazing deal too? Check out this coupon.
Gap Twitter Discount
Exclusive Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory Store Savings


Gap Outlet Offerings
Gap Outlet is offering up to 50% off on select Summer Styles from April 23 until May 6th! Also, Gap Outlet is offering an exclusive coupon code to the TwitterMoms community for an additional 15% discount on all purchases, with a minimum spend of $75. This exclusive additional discount is available to all TwitterMoms friends and family from April 26 through May 10.

Banana Republic Factory Store Offerings
Banana Republic Factory Store is offering up to 50% off all women's clothes from April 30 until May 19th! Banana Republic Factory Store is offering an exclusive coupon code to the TwitterMoms community for an additional 15% discount on all purchases, with a minimum spend of $75. This exclusive additional discount is available to all TwitterMoms friends and family from April 26 through May 10, so hurry to your closest location today.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Gap Outlet blogging program to be eligible to get a $20 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here. Visit TwitterMoms so you can participate in campaigns just like this one.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Espadrilles Review and Giveaway {closed}

Congrats to Comment #90, Tracey!


I love shoes but I am not one of those shoe girls. Not by any means. I am such a tshirt and jeans kinda girl. I love flip-flops a ton, in fact, I have over 25 pair! Recently I was doing some online window shopping when I came across Espadrilles. I had never really seen anything like it before and I was instantly intrigued!

Diego, the owner of Espadrilles.ca is from a small village of la Rioja (population 2000) in Spain, where his family has been making these espadrilles for generations. He says "From what we know, the espadrilles have been made in our village for about 700 years." The soles are made of jute in the near by village of Arnedo and they are hand sewn in our village Rio de Alhama by the "abuelas" (grand mothers). The beauty of this ancestral custom is that we bring the soles and fabric to the abuelas homes so they can sew the espadrilles any time and anywhere they want.

What is jute and how is it eco-friendly? Jute is used to make the soles. The use of jute is beneficial for the environment since this natural and renewable fibre is also completely biodegradable and can be used as a fertilizer. This is one of the most environment friendly material as its cultivativation does not require pesticides and its transformation does not require environmentally harmful products unlike cotton, the conventional cultivation of which uses 24% of the pesticides sold in the world and represents only 2.4% of the agricultural area in use. Few materials are as environmentally safe as jute. To learn more, I encourage you to visit the history of Espadrilles part of his page.

Here are a couple of cool pictures from the espadrilles making process including a picture of la Rioja (its so pretty)


How cool is that picture of the jute turning into a sole? I think its pretty pimpin myself. Anyway, how do they look on my feet you ask? Check em out! Yeah, yeah....thats a Dixie Chicks tattoo on my foot. I still like it years later!


How comfortable are these shoes you ask? From the moment I put them on they were like heaven. They are super comfortable and supportive. You won't catch me running a marathon in them or anything (not that I would EVER RUN for fun but hey, you get the picture) but they are definitely for every day wearing. I wear them around the house, around the yard and when I am out and about. They are so cute too. I love the bright colors. They are the perfect size. No wearing in required! Yipee!

I am so honored to be able to offer one pair of Espadrilles to one DSSM winner! You can choose any size and color from the Sewn in White section. Just head over to Espadrilles and tell me which color and size you would like to win. They are true to size so no worries about not fitting your tiny or fat feet (thats me, fat, wide big feet!)

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This contest will end on May 24th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US and Canadian entrants!


***I was sent a pair of Espadrilles for review purposes. I did not receive any other compensation. The opinions expressed within this post are truthful and I was under no obligation to write a positive review***

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sula Beauty Review and Giveaway {closed}

Winning Comment #66!  Congrats!


I am officially on vacation. Jason and I packed out car and left Dexter with Nana and Bubbie. We slept in today for the first time in God-knows-when and we went out to a nice, quiet dinner last night! YAY! We are in Detroit for Michigan's Largest Earth Day Festival. I am in heaven. All the food and libations are organic and all the vendors, all 200+ of them are all eco-friendly! YaHoo!
I will take lots of pictures and enjoy every moment for all of you. But before I do, I couldn't neglect a giveaway or two :)


Aren't those the cutest tins you have ever seen? I love the colors, scents and versatility. What I love more is the fact that they are organic! Yep, those babies don't contain crappy chemicals! Sula Beauty made these cute shea butters to be versatile. They work wonders on lips, hands, arms, legs.....well, you get the picture. The scent is very subtile and long lasting and the shea butter itself is very rich and soothing. These little tins are the perfect size for your purse, diaper bag or gym tote! I really like the Rosa Damascena. The smell is so fresh and dainty. My husband thought I smelled nice too (and he never comments on how nice I smell).

Sula also makes parfums, body wash, and peel and paint nail polish.
The only thing more intoxicating than the scents are Sula's packaging. The tins are adorable but check out the parfum packages.......


No matter your organic pleasure, Sula Beauty has your indulgence. How would you like to win some Sula Organic Shea Butters? Head over to Sula Beauty and tell me which scent you like best and one other product you really like. Come back here and let me know in your comment and please include your email address so I can contact you should you win!

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This contest will end on May 21st at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US entrants!



***I was sent some organic shea butters for review purposes. I did not receive any other compensation. The opinions expressed within this post are truthful and I was under NO obligation to write a positive review***

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

NaturaWorld Review and Giveaway {closed}






When it comes to green companies there are several things that I find uber important. First, do they use sustainable materials in their production? Are they energy conscious? Are their packaging materials recyclable? Let me introduce you to NaturaWorld's Green Initiative.

What I love most about NaturaWorld:
*They Reduce
*They Reuse
*They Recycle
*They're energy conscious
*Products are made with either All Natural and/or Organic Materials

I consider myself extremely lucky to have been sent a variety of products to review. I was sent the All-Natural 4-Piece Crib Set, NaturaProtect Crib Deluxe Mattress protector and a Traveling Pillow.


The All-Natural 4-Piece Crib Set is by far the nicest set of sheets that my baby will ever sleep on. Not only are they soft as can be but they are made with out chemicals and irritants. The color is a light tan (natural cotton) so it is perfect for a boy or a girl! You can jazz it up with a colorful baby :) The 4 piece set includes bumper pad, comforter, and crib sheet and crib skirt for complete nursery styling.

I also really like that all the items are washable and able to be dried as well. That is not only convenient but also very handy!



The NaturaProtect Deluxe Crib Mattress Protector is Amazing! I have used three different types of mattress protectors for Dexter's Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattress and I have hated each one.....until now! The NaturaWorld Deluxe is not only padded with wool but it is so comfortable. The only thing between your baby and their mattress is a mattress protector so shouldn't it be comfortable and breathable?

This is what their website had to say about their Mattress Protector (I couldn't say it better myself!):

The ultimate in protection against nighttime allergens, the NaturaProtect Deluxe Crib Mattress Protector defends against dust mites, mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria with NaturaProtect Silver technology. This thin, breathable barrier is so safe, the FDA has even approved it for contact with food. A washable Cry Less Wool™ core adds comfort and maintains a dry, temperature-regulated bed for baby. With this pristine breathing environment for baby and peace of mind for you, breathing easy comes naturally.

As far as the traveling pillow is concerned, I am not the biggest fan. I love the compact size but it is a little too plush for me. I am a back sleeper and I like a pillow that is barely there. I sleep on an okay pillow as I have never found one that I am in love with-yet. I am anxious to use the travel pillow when I am further along and forced to be a side sleeper. I remember being super pregnant with Dexter and I loved a nice, thick pillow when I had to sleep on my side. This might fit the bill perfectly. NaturaWorld sells a multitude of pillows to help lull even the toughest sleeper to sleep!

We spend more than 1/3 of our lives sleeping, shouldn't we be sleeping on all natural, quality bedding? I wouldn't waste my time with crappy, chemical-filled 200 thread count sheets ever again.

I am so excited to tell you that not only does NaturaWorld want my baby to sleep well but they want your baby to sleep in a chemical-free environment as well. They are giving one lucky winner the same 4-Piece All Natural Crib Set that I reviewed worth over $225!!

Head over to NaturaWorld and tell me your two favorite items that they sell (that were not mentioned in this review). Come back here and leave the URL to both items in your comment. Also leave your email address if it isn't in your profile or I won't be able to contact you!

Extra Entries (after the first mandatory entry is completed with both parts):
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Enter to #win a @naturaworld All Natural 4 Piece Crib Set with @royaldixie worth over $220 http://tinyurl.com/y2hy8nb

*Subscribe to my Feedburner Email Subscriptions (2 entries)
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*Enter my other giveaways (one entry per contest up to 4)
*Place my Earth Month button on your blog (2 entries)
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This contest will end on May 19th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US and Canadian entrants!



***I was sent a variety of products for review purposes. I did not receive any other compensation. The opinions expressed within this post are truthful and I was under NO obligation to write a positive review***

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

California Blooms Mother's Day Giveaway {closed}

Winner Comment #37! Congrats Cloud!


Make your mother and Mother Nature proud this Mother’s Day by selecting only the freshest, boutique-grown and eco-friendly roses from California Blooms to show all the beautiful women in your life how much you appreciate them.

California Blooms is the premiere online and mobile retailer for the highest quality, responsibly grown roses, and their sophisticated presentation and convenient ordering make this gift buying decision a no-brainer. The long stem roses are available in a one dozen ($39.00) or two dozen ($59.00) rose bouquets and can come with a glass vase for an additional $8.00. In addition to ordering online, they have just launched an easy to use iPhone app. New iPhone App users save 20% off their first order. Just get on your iPhone via the new CalBlooms App currently available at the iTunes App Store http://www.itunes.com/app/californiablooms. You can't beat a dozen eco-friendly roses for $31.20!!


Sure to have her favorite color, California Blooms offers the following colors and options:

· Red
· Pink
· Lavender
· Orange
· Yellow
· White
· Peach
· Green
· Or a mixed bouquet

About California Blooms Eco-Friendly Roses:
California Blooms roses are grown exclusively on one of the most highly-decorated and world-renowned farms of hydroponic (growing plants without soil) roses. Their growing philosophy and techniques focus on the art and hands-on experimentation of optimum growing, rather than producing mass quantities of generic roses. The family-owned farm has grown varietal roses for over seven generations, and utilizes eco-friendly methods that drastically reduce the demand for energy and water consumption. Click here for further information on the eco-friendly growing methods.

How would you like to win your very own dozen of roses just in time for Mother's Day. You can choose to send them to Mom or keep them for yourself (I won't tell your mom). Just let me know what color you prefer to win. You might not get that color but I would like to know your favorite.

Extra Entries (after the first mandatory entry is completed with both parts):
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*Download the CalBlooms iPhone app (1 entry)
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*Tell me how you found my site
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This contest will end on May 5th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US entrants!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Kolcraft Mom Monday Interview (Giveaway)


I have a really exciting review coming up shortly with Kolcraft and when I was working with them getting the details together they asked if I wouldn't mind being interviewed for their blog. I mean, how flattering is that? Someone likes what I say enough to want it on their blog too? Sweet. Well, seeing as though I am green and sassy and this is EARTH WEEK, we talked about being green.

I suggest you check it out here. Leave a comment on their blog about the article or the ways you are being green then come back here and tell me you commented. Make sure you make the comment thoughtful not just an "I'm green" comment please. I will randomly pick a winner in two weeks that will be sent a surprise gift chosen my little ole me. Don't forget I have some pretty pimp stuff laying around my house to send to the winner!! You must be following me on GFC in order to participate. Thats it!

Giveaway will end May 3rd at NOON EST.

Friday, April 16, 2010

EOS Review and Giveaway {closed}

Congrats Khrys Comment #211!



As dry as my skin may get and as chapped as my lips have known to be, I try really hard not to use chapstick. Why? I read somewhere that the more you use it, the more your lips rely on it. I didn't want me lips to NEED chapstick so therefore, I just ignored my bleeding lips.

Just recently I was sent some fantastic organic lip balm from EOS (Evolution of Smooth). I really like the Sweet Mint flavor as it can also double as a mild breath refresher too. You know what I mean, right? Anyway, I really love the cute sphere shape that the lip balm comes in. It sure is a conversation starter. Everytime I bring it out my friends ask, "oh, is that your organic lip stuff?" I also get, "what the heck is that?" Cool packaging EOS. What else do I appreciate about it?

Long-lasting moisture
Shea butter & vitamin E
Smoothes on clear
Twist-off top
Gluten-free
Paraben-free
Petrolatum-free
Phthalate-free
eos lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.

Another cool thing....you can buy them at Walgreens! So many times I find something that I love only to discover that I can only get them online. Not in this case. You can head over to your neighborhood Walgreens and get some organic love!

How would you like to win some EOS organic lip balm? Well today is your lucky day. Head over to EOS and tell me which flavor you prefer. Thats it! Just leave your email address too so I can contact you when you win.

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*Place my Earth Month button on your blog (2 entries)
*Fave me on Technorati

This contest will end on May 14th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US entrants!


***I was sent some lip balm for review purposes. I did not receive any other compensation. The opinions expressed within this post are truthful and I was under NO obligation to write a positive review***

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Extra Surprise Giveaway-Yoplait Green Yogurt


MyBlogSpark recently invited me to try Yoplait Greek Yogurt. I am a HUGE yogurt nut. I love the fact that it makes tummy troubles go away and it helps keep bacteria flora happy thanks to acidophilus! I really love Greek yogurt because it isn't overly sweet and its really creamy and delicious. Oh, its also FAT FREE! It certainly doesn't taste fat free!

About Yoplait Greek yogurt:

·Yoplait® Greek yogurt, the newest option from America’s number one yogurt brand, has a unique, thick & creamy texture with the great taste expected from Yoplait

· Each cup contains 12 grams of protein, 2 times that of the leading yogurt

·Yoplait Greek is the only leading brand of Greek yogurt with vitamins A and D

·Flavors: Strawberry, Blueberry, Honey Vanilla and Plain

The first 50 readers to click on this link below will get a FREE coupon to try Yoplait Greek Yogurt for themselves! How awesome is that. Look below for other contest details!


*This coupon offer for a free cup of Yoplait Greek yogurt is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Tennessee.


The first 50 people are also able to enter to win a Greek Goddess prize pack that contains items that will help you relax. My pack contained a neat spa-like robe, slippers, bath goodies and two coupons for FREE Yoplait Greek Yogurt! Just comment on which flavor you will like best. Include your email address in the comment if it isn't in your profile!

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*Place my Earth Month button on your blog (2 entries)
*Fave me on Technorati

This contest will end on May 12th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US entrants!


***The VIP coupons, mini microsite, gift pack, information and additional gift pack to give away were allprovided by Yoplait and MyBlogSpark***

Happy Magpie Review and Giveaway {closed}

Congrats to winning comment 56!

I am a crunchy Mama and I happen to be pregnant so its not a shock that I fell in love with Happy Magpie. Not only do they make organic maternity tees but their shirts are also made in the USA! Dreamy!

Since my name is Maggie and I have been known to talk and talk and talk, I have developed the nickname Magpie. I knew it was a bird but thats all I knew. Thanks to this awesome company I learned that in Chinese and Korean folklore the magpie is called the “bird of joy” and “happy magpie” and is considered a symbol of happiness and good fortune. It is believed that chattering magpies deliver good news and foretell the arrival of cherished guests.

Counting magpie flocks have long been thought to foretell the future of births, weddings and wealth. There are many old-age rhymes that refer to this magpie predictor. One version of the rhyme reads:

One for tomorrow, two for joy,
Three for a girl, four for a boy,
Five for silver, six for gold,
Seven for a secret never to be told,
Eight for a wish, nine for a kiss,
Ten is a bird you just can’t miss.


They sent me their graffiti shirt in Large and boy oh boy was I impressed. It takes a lot to impress me with clothing since I am an All-American Tshirt and Jeans girl but I am IN LOVE, like the swooning type of love. First of all, this shirt is completely flattering. It has rouching up the sides to help make it a fancy tee. I love how cute it looks with the rouching as I have never owned anything rouched before and I was unsure how it would actually look. Second, it is somewhat tight, which I would hate if I didn't have a baby in my belly but I love because it is snuggly and really sweet.

Well, this wouldn't be an Earth Month celebration if I couldn't offer one winner their choice of organic shirt. Drop on in and visit The Happy Magpie and find your favorite shirt that they sell. Come by here and tell me which shirt and size you would like to own!

DISCOUNT: Enter SAVVYMOM at checkout for 15% off your order

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*Tell me how you found my site
*Enter my other giveaways (one entry per contest up to 4)
*Place my Earth Month button on your blog (2 entries)
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This contest will end on May 12th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US entrants!

**I received a tshirt for review purposes compliments of The Happy Magpie. The opinions expressed are truthful. I was under no obligation to write a positive review**

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Zak Designs Review


Have you ever seen Rachael Ray's Garbage Bowls? I have and at first I thought it was a stupid idea, then, I got a dishwasher. I hated having to wash dishes by hand so why would I use a garbage bowl when I could just use my garbage can?

I recently came across Zak Designs and found out they have their own Confetti bowls that would be perfect for any occasion or function! What I love most about the Confetti Bowls is the fact that they are BPA, Lead and Phthalate free!!! How great is that? They are also made out of 100% recycled melamine!



What I love about Zak Designs as a company: As a global leader in mealtime products, Zak Designs is dedicated to being a leading company in its commitment to protecting the environment. We have taken many steps as a company to ensure that our business goes above and beyond environmental regulations set by local, state and federal agencies.

We are committed to helping improve the environment not only through the products and packaging alternatives we develop, but through our participation in programs and promotions that benefit everyone we share the planet with.

Because we believe that it's often the smallest steps that lead to the biggest accomplishments, Zak makes environmental commitments at every level every day. From programmable thermostats that lower the temperatures to conserve energy during off-hours to roof coating upgrades that reflect heat to using propane powered forklifts and manual hand jacks in our warehouse, Zak makes every effort to be as energy conscious as possible.

We have also established a recycling program at our office that goes way beyond aluminum cans in the breakroom. Countless cardboard boxes come through our warehouse and are either put back into use for other products or recycled. We also have recycling programs for batteries, engine oil, unserviceable pallets, paper, and even office supplies.

If Zak Designs is Green through and through and I am happy to be a repeat customer because I am not only impressed with their amazing bowls but also with their green initiatives. Way to Go Zak! for getting the DSSM seal of approval!

You can buy a set of their Confetti Bowls for $31.99 here

**I was sent a set of Confetti Bowls for review purposes. I was not offered any other compensation. I was under no obligation to write a positive review**

Tidy Books Winner!


We have a winner ladies and gentlemen! I usually don't make a huge post about the winners because I hate to burden my email subscribers but here is the winning number! I had 577 entries which is my largest contest to date!!!!! YAY!!


Amber Porter of Skip The Laundry, you have 48 hours to get back to me otherwise I will have to choose another winner! Congratulations!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Wilton UltraGold Review and Giveaway {closed}



In celebration of 5 Minutes for Mom's Ultimate Blog Party 2010 I am introducing you to Wilton's amazing new UltraGold bakeware line.

UltraGold is a new line of bakeware that takes the art of baking to a higher level and is the culmination of Wilton’s 80 years of baking and dessert decorating experience. Every Wilton UltraGold pan was designed with features that provide the perfect baking results decorators demand:

Premium Aluminum
Every Wilton Ultra Gold pan is hand-crafted to ensure a perfect shape and better baking results for you.

Even Heating – Won’t Warp
UltraGold heats more evenly and holds its shape like no other brand. Our premium aluminum distributes heat evenly for a light, golden brown cake surface that is ideal for decorating.

Durable Anodized Surface
Anodizing creates a more consistent surface finish. This means that UltraGold’s signature golden finish will look great and bake beautifully for years to come.

Oversized Handles for Easy Lifting
Convenient extended handles help you lift the UltraGold pan safely and easily. Pan dimensions are stamped on the handles.

For review I received (2) 12" Round Cake Pans and a 9x13" Sheet Pan. I recently used the 2 cake pans to create Dexter's birthday cake. I made it into a layer cake and frosted the whole thing. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating here because all I did was make and bake the cake. My husband did all of the decorating. Check out how nice the pans look after I baked in them. Holy Cake eh? My husband is so good at cake decorating and he didn't even need Wilton's Elmo pan to do it either!




Just for the record, the pan underneath Elmo is not a Wilton UltraGold Pan. Its a crappy pan that I didn't mind if it got dented or frosted.

What I love about Wilton's UltraGold Bakeware:
*It is so easy to clean up. Seriously, I wiped the pan with a paper towel after I baked a cake in it
*They are gorgeous and really helped me bake with ease
*Even cooking, the cakes came out perfect
*They are made of Aluminum and are Anodized which means no teflon. Thats eco-friendly!
*They aren't expensive compared to other great-quality bakeware

What I didn't like:
*Short list.....nothing other than the fact that I was afraid to dent/scratch/ruin the gorgeousness of these pans!

How lucky are you that Wilton has offered to give one winner all three pans that I reviewed? This is a $56 value! All I would like you to do is head over to Wilton tell me two other Wilton products that you would like to own. Don't forget to include your email address in your comment if it is not on your profile!

Extra Entries (after the first mandatory entry is completed with both parts):
*Follow me on Twitter @royaldixie and Tweet (can do it once a day)
"Enter to win Wilton's UltraGold Bakeware set worth over $55 http://tinyurl.com/yafcudu
*Subscribe to my Feedburner Email Subscriptions (2 entries)
*Tell me how you found my site
*Enter my other giveaways (one entry per contest up to 4)
*Place my Earth Month button on your blog (2 entries)
*Fave me on Technorati

This contest will end on May 10th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US entrants!


**I received three Wilton UltraGold pans for review purposes compliments Wilton. The opinions expressed are truthful. I was under no obligation to write a positive review**

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Haven't Updated Because......

I am not feeling so well. I didn't want you thinking that I left you high and dry. I WILL post my Wilton giveaway and review tomorrow. Thanks for your patience. Baby is probably laughing about my tummy ache ;)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Last year I did not participate in 5 MInutes for Mom's Ultimate Blog Party. I had no idea what it really was and I didn't have the time to learn about it either. Seeing as though April is Earth Month and I have mega giveaways on my blog already I thought, what the heck, why not?!



A little about me....I am Maggie, wife to one and mother to Dexter and baby #2 due on Devil's Night (10/30)! We are over the moon excited about having another baby as Dexter is 2 already and super sassy. I don't have much spare time but when I do you can find me blogging, tweeting or just being outside. I love the water and I love to boat with my family. I am passionate about the Earth and that is why my family is considered a little crunchy. We reuse, recycle and we reduce. I don't use any chemicals in my house to clean with and I certainly do not bath myself or my family in toxins either. Nothing in my house contains parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, SLS or any other endocrin/estrogen interruptors. We are not minimalists by any means. We are a techie family and love all sorts of techie things!

Welcome to my 2010 Ultimate Blog Party Post. One lucky winner will be able to win 3 Wilton UltraGold Baking Pans valued at over $56!! One winner will receive a 9x13 Sheet Pan and (2) 12" Round Cake Pans! I will run the review/giveaway of these pans on my blog tomorrow :)


What would I like to win? ( In order of preference) Hmmmm, besides the Grand Prize of the Toshiba Laptop, I would like to win #'s, USC #39, USC #35, USC #39, #104, USC #3, USC #15, #87, #52, #32, #107, USC #41

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I Interrupt Earth Month to Bring You a Special $10 Target Gift Card Giveaway {closed}

Winning Comment 169 Congrats CindyWindy!


Recent advances in clothing technology have produced lighter, more comfortable workout wear, like C9 by Champion®, a high-quality line of performance wear available at Target and Target.com.

New Tide Plus Febreze Freshness™ Sport was designed to help remove tough stains and odors from clothes that take the hardest hits – leaving your entire load clean and fresh And, what’s more, the freshness technology in the detergent releases freshness as you move -- giving you added confidence on the court, in the field or at the gym.

99% of the time I use ecoSTORE USA's laundry liquid but for some reason, I love to have a bottle of Tide around to wash my sheets. There is something about getting into a bed that smells like flowers. I now I am nuts but hey, its a vice of mine and since I am pregnant I know you aren't going to argue with me, right?!

The other day Dexter puked on himself. I hate hate hate the smell of vomit and it usually makes me gag, especially now. I know that puke is a hard smell to get rid of (thanks stomach acids!) but I'll tell you what.....Tide Plus Febreze Sport worked wonders on his pukey mess. I washed it immediately and the clothes smelled super yummy coming out of the washer. I typically have to wash vomit clothing more than once in order to get that faint smell out of it. I hate it! Not this time. It was perfect the first time. You know what else I noticed? The more Dexter played in his newly washed shirt, the better it smelled, no kidding! Don't believe me, see for yourself.

Proctor and Gamble provided me with a $10 Target gift card and coupons for the new Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Sport to use at Target. You can be so lucky! TWO WINNERS will each win a $10 Target Gift Card and Coupons for Tide and C9 Clothing by Champion! How awesome is that? Just tell me what laundry detergent you use now AND you must follow my blog on Google Friend Connect. Easy eh?

Extra Entries (after the first mandatory entry is completed with both parts):
*Follow me on Twitter @royaldixie and Tweet (can do it once a day)
*Subscribe to my Feedburner Email Subscriptions (2 entries)
*Tell me how you found my site
*Enter my other giveaways (one entry per contest up to 4)
*Place my Earth Month button on your blog (2 entries)
*Fave me on Technorati

This contest will end on May 6th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US entrants!


**I received a $10 Target gift card and coupons for the new Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Sport for review purposes compliments of Proctor and Gamble. The opinions expressed are truthful. I was under no obligation to write a positive review**

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Earth Mama Angel Baby Review and Giveaway {closed}

Winning Comment #116



Last week when I went to my first prenatal appointment I was told, "Oh, so you're the kind of pregnant woman all other pregnant Mamas hate, huh?" They meant this in a good way though, let me explain. When I am pregnant I do not get queasy, nauseous and/or pukey. The worst it gets for me is the fact that I am CRANKY is a capital C! Right now there are 6 pregnant ladies at work and I am about the only one that feels awesome. I am also still in my first trimester and two of them are ready to deliver their babies any day now. So, here is an ode to my nauseous pregnant friends out there, you know who you are!

Earth Mama Angel Baby (EMAB) created the only complete line of 100% natural, herbal, toxin-free skin and body care products and teas to help ease the common discomforts of the entire process of birth — from pregnancy through labor, postpartum and c-section recovery, breastfeeding, and baby care, and even the loss of a baby.

Earth Mama Angel Baby products contain only the highest quality, certified-organic or organically grown herbs and oils in our gentle handmade soaps, salves, lotions, bath herbs, aromatherapy sprays, massage oils and herbal teas. Their products are 100% toxin-free, cruelty-free, vegan, and free from all artificial preservatives, fragrances and dyes. Whats more is that you will not find any chemicals, parabens or phthalates in their products either! Yahoo! Their products are made with YOU in mind.


I was really fortunate enough to try their Happy Mama Spray, Happy Mama Body Wash and Bottom Balm for review.

What sold me about the Happy Mama Spray was this line from their site "a spray and a deep sniff can help battle the "baby blues." And to tolerate toddler rampage, a silly spray on both mama and tot can tone down a tough moment!" I thought to myself, Whoa, something that might make my 2 year old more of a 4 year old! We'll see. Well I did use it shortly after receiving it and I did have to (unfortunately) spray some on Dexter. He was so captivated by being sprayed and smelling the sweet citrusy scent that he did calm down! Yay for Happy Mama Spray!

I really like the Happy Mama Body Wash. Not only is the gingery scent calming and inviting but it is mild enough to use on baby too! I remember being told in the hospital that I needed a mild soap to wash my lady parts and now all I can think about is this soap. It will work perfectly post-partum.

I am happy to report that I have not had to use the Bottom Balm yet. I know that I will soon after baby is born. I got hemorrhoids when I was giving birth to Dex and I anticipate the same problem this time too :( Boo! Well, I will be armed with my all-natural remedy rather than having to use toxins to do the same job!

Happy Earth Month to you because EMAB would like to offer one lucky winner a $25 GC to use on their website! How cool is that?! Head over to their website and "spend" your $25. Come back here and tell me what you would buy if you won. Don't forget your email address in your comment!

Extra Entries (after the first mandatory entry is completed with both parts):
*Follow me on Google Friend Connect
*Follow me on Twitter @royaldixie and Tweet (can do it once a day)
*Subscribe to my Feedburner Email Subscriptions (2 entries)
*Tell me how you found my site
*Enter my other giveaways (one entry per contest up to 4)
*Place my Earth Month button on your blog (2 entries)
*Fave me on Technorati

This contest will end on May 5th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US and Canadian entrants!


**I received the above mentioned products for review purposes. The opinions expressed are truthful. I was under no obligation to write a positive review**

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Yummi Bear Organics Vitamin Review and Giveaway {closed}

Winning Comment 117! Congrats Graves Family!


I am a health nut. Having spent the majority of my childhood in the hospital battling Lyme Disease and being sick because of my suppressed immune system, it is important to me that I remain healthy. I take a multi-vitamin everyday (now a Fairhaven Health Prenatal) and I also take Calcium, Vitamin D and Fish Oil Supplements. Isn't it a no-brainer that I also feed Dexter a multi-vitamin everyday as well? I say YES!


I am proud to say that I have found and have fallen in love with the world's first ORGANIC GUMMY MULTIVITAMIN!! Thats right! Its organic and all natural! Whoa, how awesome eh?

These great tasting vegetarian organic gummy vitamins are:

  • lead-free
  • allergen-free
  • gluten-free
  • gelatin-free
  • casein-free
  • GMO-free
  • made with all natural flavors AND colors.

I absolutely love that Yummi Bears Organics® by Hero Nutritionals ® are also gelatin-free! Just perfect for families living a veggie lifestyle, since gelatin is made from cow hooves and all.

These Yummi Gummies are also free of: yeast, wheat, milk, egg, soy, salt, tree nuts, peanuts, shell fish, and preservatives. Are made with organic cane juice and organic tapioca syrup. The rest of the other ingredients including supplements, color and flavors are organic compliance with the organic regulations.

Dexter doesn't get sick and he rarely has any problems. I don't make claims that it has anything to do with his multi-vitamin regime but I know it doesn't hurt! Dexter also takes Hero Nutritionals DHA supplement that isn't vegetarian because it is made with Fish Oil. He loves taking his vitamins and he asks for them each morning after breakfast. I adore the way he says "mitamins" We also take the time to count them out and practice numbers. I love giving him something that is so good for him and he loves them because they taste good.

Each organic bottle can be found at GNC and the Vitamin Shop and are $19.99. Today, one lucky winner will win 3 bottles! A $60 value! How awesome is that? Just tell me what your child takes for vitamins now and if they don't take anything, why or why not?

Extra Entries (after the first mandatory entry is completed with both parts):
*Follow me on Google Friend Connect
*Follow me on Twitter @royaldixie and Tweet (can do it once a day)
*Subscribe to my Feedburner Email Subscriptions (2 entries)
*Tell me how you found my site
*Enter my other giveaways (one entry per contest up to 4)
*Place my Earth Month button on your blog (2 entries)
*Fave me on Technorati

This contest will end on May 4th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US and Canadian entrants!

**I received 5 bottles of Organic Gummis for review purposes. The opinions expressed are truthful. I was under no obligation to write a positive review**