Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Glasses USA for the Holidays



If you have bad eye sight then I am pretty sure you recognize the importance of glasses.  I literally cannot see with out them.  When it comes to protecting my glasses I am like a mother hen.  Both Dexter and Oliver love to grab them and it aggravates me so much.  I must say that the only reason it upsets me is because I have had them smashed, bashed and broken by Dexter so I try to keep them out of reach as much as possible.

I have worn eyeglasses since 5th grade so I was brought up with the respect for them and I know how to treat my glasses so they will last for a few years.

Have you ever bought your glasses online?  I was leery about it at first but it wasn't until after I took the plunge that I was not only pleasantly surprised by how easy it was but I love the convenience and ease of ordering.

How could it be easy you ask?  You pick the style, find the best price online, then order glasses and Glasses USA does the rest (like verifying your prescription)!  They even offer a 110% lowest price guarantee so they will beat the lowest price you found on the exact glasses that they offer!  How amazing is that?

Hopefully you see now just how easy it is to save and shop with GlassesUSA.com.  If you have any questions about ordering or anything else feel free to find them online through their Facebook page and Twitter feed.


Take advantage of their Early Holiday Sale:
*Take 20% off any frame in our iSee Eyewear collection and get free shipping within the US. Code: iSee20FS
*Take 15% off any order of prescription glasses with Code: SuperSavvyMommy




**This is a sponsored post and I was compensated for my time**

Thursday, November 17, 2011

$100 PayPal Cash or $100 Amazon GC WINNERS CHOICE GIVEAWAY!

Times are tough this year and boy can I feel the crunch of the recession!  Hours have been cut and bills are piling up!  That is why I thought I would help someone out with their holiday shopping!  It is easy to enter.  You help me and I will help you.

You see, I want to win this contest (click on the link and I get a point).  If you enter the contest then I get two points.  All I need is for people to enter through my link and I will win!  THEN, I will reward one very lucky reader with $100 in Paypal or an Amazon GC, YOUR CHOICE!

What do you have to do to enter?
Click this link (then comment telling me you did)
Enter the contest (comment that you did)
Refer your friends to this post and have them tell me that you sent them (in their initial comment)
Share this post on your Facebook page (once daily)
Tweet this link (once daily)

Contest ends 12/1 GOOD LUCK to you and me!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

KRE-O Sets for the Holidays and Tips for Keeping Everyone Happy During the Holidays

Every time I find myself Christmas shopping or thinking about Thanksgiving I simply cannot believe that we are in the holiday season!  How is it already the end of 2011?  I am excited about Christmas this year because Dexter is almost 4 and he is really getting into the spirit of giving.  He understands Santa Claus and it is really magical to see the sparkle in his eyes!  I cannot wait for the snow to fall, the cocoa to start brewing (mine with Peppermint Schnapps) and the tree to glow.


I recently gave Dexter a huge stack of catalogs and I asked him to circle things that he wanted to put on his wish list to Santa.  I originally asked him to cut them out but wow, that was a mess!  He sat down and circled everything from a couple Barbies to KRE-O Transformers Set.  I hadn't seen these toys before but since they Dex loves Transformers I thought I would look them up online.  Much to my surprise, Hasbro is giving away one set, every hour, for 6 weeks.  That is over 1,000 sets of KRE-O toys!   Visit the KRE-O website to enter!


Why do I think that KRE-O Transformers Sets would be a great gift idea for Christmas?


*They are very affordable, starting at only $7.99
*These sets will provide many hours of pure (non electronic) fun for boys of all ages.
*The KRE-O sets are compatible with other brick-type toys so you won't have to pay for extra sets to build upon your new Transformers Sets!
*They are available at many retailers including Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Kmart and Amazon.
*Who doesn't like shooting toys?  I know that it is ingrained in boys' minds at a young age that shooting is just something that is super fun to do!
*These sets look like they could be a little hard to put together so it would encourage a lot of quality family time with older siblings and/or parents alike.




What are my tips for keeping everyone’s spirits bright during holiday gatherings?


*Make a cheese fondue so family and friends will have to mingle around the cheesy-goodness and work together to dip and eat


*Make competitions like snowman building competitions, ice sculpture carving and sledding races.  Divide your family into teams and show your competitive spirit.  Maybe each person puts a small gift or cash prize into a kitty and the winning team gets the pot!


*Listen to fun Christmas music.  That always seems to get me the happiest during the holidays


*Continue on family traditions and start your own with your children so they always have special memories to carry them on in their lives and when they have children of their own.


*Lastly, HAVE FUN!




I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Hasbro blogging program, for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points and a KRE-O gift. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of SocialMoms or Hasbro. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Heelys Black Friday Special and Review~

I am a self-confessed Grey's Anatomy junkie!  I love watching and seeing what the doctors will do next.  I watch every week and a couple seasons ago we were introduced to Dr. Arizona Robbins.  Why do I like her?  She wears Heelys!  I thought that Heelys were only for kids but boy was I wrong!  




I was sent a pair of Jazzy Heelys for review.  I use to be an inline skating freak so I am somewhat nimble on my feet.  It was hard to get use to the movement and propelling oneself into motion but I thought it was super fun.  So much so that Dexter called me Super Mama!  He thought I was magic!  Awww, the beauty of a 3 year old's imagination!  I will post a video of me using them once I get a little better at it.  I don't want you to see my break my teeth or anything!  You can check out a How-To Video here


What I love about Heelys:
*I made a lot of people jealous with these rockin' kicks
*Comfortable Shoe 
*Easy to install the wheel
*Fun, fun, fun!
*Stylish 
*Affordable


What I wish:
*They made them in toddler sizes for my 3 year old, well maybe that isn't such a great idea after all!


Heelys is throwing a Black Friday special!! Between Nov 25-Nov 28, Buy any pair of Heelys, get the second pair for $25. Or buy a Nano, and get a pair of shoes for $25, and get free ground shipping on all orders!


Heelys like to be social so why not:

  • Like the Heelys Facebook page
  • Follow @HeelysWorldwide on Twitter

**I received a pair of Heelys for review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  The opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine as I was not expected to write a positive review**

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take the North "Poll"


Melissa & Doug want you to tell them which of their educational toys you think is the best! Just click on the image below to place your vote in the North "Poll!" You'll Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon** to use at MelissaAndDoug.com just for voting!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Butterball Turkey Giveaway


Lets countdown to the greatest day of the year.....THANKSGIVING!!  I adore Turkey Day for myriad of reasons.  I love family and food and fun (all the good Fs in Life!).  I love Butterball a lot and I have the utmost respect for them.  I asked that they send me an extra coupon to donate to a family in need this year and they didn't hesitate to send me an extra one!  How great is that?

Coupons.com features a couple of Butterball printable coupons right now (while supplies last!) Get them before they are gone!

Last year I gave away some free Turkeys thanks to Butterball and this year I am at it again!  Last year I wanted you to tell me your favorite part of the turkey, this year I am filling more philanthropic.  I would like to know who you know that could use a free turkey?  Has your neighbor been laid off and you are worried that they don't have a lot to eat this year?  Perhaps it is your parents or old friend.  I want to know who you think could use a helping Thanksgiving hand and I also want to know why they need it.  I will give two turkeys away on November 17th, just in time for Thanksgiving!  I also want to know which Butterball recipe you would make to bring to them along with their free turkey!


Want extra entries?
*Sign up for email alerts from me (3 entries!)
*Like me on Facebook
*Follow me on GFC
*Follow @Butterball on Twitter
*Follow me on Twitter @royaldixie
*Tweet (daily):Do u know someone who deserves a FREE @Butterball TURKEY this year? Tell @royaldixie & perhaps they'll WIN http://tinyurl.com/6e8ofhb Ends 11/17
*Share this contest on your Facebook Wall and include the URL to this post (daily)



**I was given a coupon good for one free turkey in exchange for hosting this contest! My love for Butterball comes from my love of GREAT Turkey, not because they paid me to say that!**

ecoSTORE USA 50% off Baby Sale Now Through 11.6.11


Here is what the Huffington Post had to say about the Johnson and Johnson backlash



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Report Finds Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Not So Pure

I copied this from a WebMD article written yesterday:

More than two years ago, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released the groundbreaking report, No More Toxic Tub, which revealed that popular kids’ bath products - including Johnson’s Baby Shampoo - contained chemicals linked to cancer. They promptly asked Johnson & Johnson to reformulate its iconic baby shampoo and specifically to remove the formaldehyde-releasing chemical, quaternium-15.
Johnson & Johnson indeed stopped using this risky ingredient, but only in some countries (sadly, not the U.S.). According to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics:
In July and October 2011, the campaign analyzed the labels of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo sold in 13 countries to see if the products contain quaternium-15, a chemical preservative that kills bacteria by releasing formaldehyde. Formaldehyde was recently listed by the U.S. government as a known human carcinogen. Formaldehyde and quaternium-15 are also potent allergens that can trigger rashes and other skin inflammation problems.
The analysis reveals that Johnson’s Baby Shampoo sold in the United States, Canada, China, Indonesia and Australia contains the formaldehyde preservative quaternium-15, while products sold in the U.K., Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands and Japan contain non-formaldehyde preservatives.
“Clearly there is no need for Johnson & Johnson to continue to expose American, Canadian, and other babies to formaldehyde when it is already using alternatives in other markets. We’re calling on consumers and hospitals to stop buying Johnson’s Baby Shampoo until the company removes quaternium-15 from baby products sold in the U.S., Canada and around the world,” said Lisa Archer, director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics at the Breast Cancer Fund.
In a surprising turn of events, after Johnson & Johnson received word of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report, the company released a statement Monday saying it is no longer introducing new products with formaldehyde-releasing preservatives: “We know that some consumers are concerned about formaldehyde, which is why we offer many products without formaldehyde releasing preservatives, and are phasing out these types of preservatives in our baby products worldwide.”
Says Archer: “We’re glad to see that  Johnson & Johnson is taking this seriously. This commitment is a big step in the right direction. We look forward to the day when we can tell consumers the company’s entire product line is free of carcinogens and other chemicals of concern.”
Since the original report and after pressure from groups like the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the American Nurses Association, the company launched a “natural” version of baby shampoo that does not contain chemicals associated with formaldehyde or 1,4 dioxane; however, the company has yet to reformulate its original Johnson’s Baby Shampoo for the U.S. market.
“While it is encouraging to see that Johnson & Johnson has made progress in formulating a safer ‘natural’ version of its iconic baby shampoo, now is the time for the company to rise to the occasion and make the safer products the world market is demanding for all its customers,” says  Archer.
Take action!
  • Read the full report, Baby’s Tub Is Still Toxic.
  • Tell Johnson & Johnson to commit to going formaldehyde-free in ALL of their products.
  • Join the Twitter Party on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6pm PST to learn more about the report and the best baby bath and skin care tips
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