Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Contest around the Blogosphere!

Today I found three great contests to enter! Take a minute to enter, I promise it pays off. I have won so many things this way. Mommy Blogger contests are the way to go, you actually have very good odds to win.

Mommy Goggles is offering The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo DVD Giveaway! 2 winners! Ends 7/21!

True story when I met my bachelor husband his entire apartment was decked out in Scooby Doo, I kid you not! Even down to sheets and shower curtain...ahahaha! My kids have just discovered Scooby Doo and would love to win this DVD! And we already know my husband loves Scooby Doo as well!

Mom Knows It All is offering The Ultimate Savvy Parent’s Car Kit giveaway! Ends 7/17! This contest has several bonus entries, so enter away! This would make a great baby shower gift!

According to Rachel is offering 2 Free product coupons and a SteakEze Freezer Bag contest, ends July 9th! So hurry the entries are very low!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Contests around the Blogosphere!!!

Today I entered a contest on Deal Seeking Mom! The contest is for:
* Coleman RoadTrip LE Grill
* Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
* Crisco Olive Oil Spray
* Crisco Butter Flavor No-Stick Cooking Spray
* Crisco Reusable Shopping Bag
* Crisco Grilling Tongs
* Crisco Hot Pad
* Crisco Basting Brush
It has very high entries, but hey if you are the lucky one this prize pack would be worth it to take a few minutes to enter!

Next week I will be hosting a contest of my own for County Bob's All Purpose Sauce! Can't wait!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mickey Mouse Cupcake Tutorial!

For my Son's 2nd Birthday we had a themed Mickey Mouse party! I love making cupcakes so I looked for a Mickey Mouse cupcake idea, surprisingly there wasn't much online to be found. So I created my own and wanted to share with you how I did it!

What you will need: Melting Chocolate, (White and dark or milk chocolate), Chocolate doughnuts, Mini Oreo's, Mini Choc. chips, toothpicks, sugar, food coloring, cake mix, frosting, egg carton or styrofoam, wax paper, cupcake liners, red gel decorating tube, and straws.

It also helps to have a wonderful Mother in Law to come help you!
Take the toothpicks add a little frosting to the end and place into the mini Oreo. Stick in freezer to secure before you dip in the chocolate. Melt your dark or milk chocolate in a bowl large enough to get your hand into.
After maybe 15 20 minutes take out of the freezer and dip into your melting chocolate. My mother in law used a shaking method like she does when she makes truffles to smooth out the chocolate.
Place into your styrofoam or egg carton to dry.

Next lay out your wax paper. Take your chocolate doughnuts and dip halfway into the dark or milk chocolate. I placed a butter knife in the back of mine so I wouldn't drop it in when I dipped it. By the way I had to reheat my chocolate several times when doing this process to make sure it went on smoothly. Let dry.

Repeat the process with the white chocolate, but before it dries take your straw and get some white chocolate on the end to use like a paint brush. You are going to make a heart shape on top of the line. And before that dries add your mini chocolate chips for the eyes. Let dry.

Use another straw dipped in chocolate for the nose.

Add red gel piping for the mouth.

Add a few drops of food coloring to a small bag of sugar. Then mix it up with your hands until the color is evenly distributed. If the color isn't bright enough add more food coloring until the color is the way you want it.

Take your cupcakes and frost them.

Imidiatly after frosting dip your cupcake in the sugar so it will stick. You can use one color or make a tye dyed effect by using multiple colors! Get creative!

Put a little frosting to the back of your Mickey doughnut and stick on top of the cupcake, add the ears and your done!

I think these turned out super cute and look how happy my little Braden was on his 2nd Birthday! :)

140 Free address labels from Vista Print!

Free address labels again! I love designing and making my own labels. Vista Print has all different layouts some easy (just type your info in and your done) and some harder (create your own characters)! I made characters for all the members of my family and picked my layout, and they were at my door in no time! Everybody compliments me on them, the characters look exactly like my family, it's very cool! Check it out it's free, just pay shipping! I don't know when this deal will end...

Thank you Delightful Chaos for sharing this deal!

Monday, June 14, 2010

BzzAgent Hills Science Diet Review with Doggy Pictures!!!

I am a BzzAgent and was recently accepted in the Hills Science Diet Small and Toy Breed BzzCampaign! If you don't know about BzzAgent, it's a word of mouth marketing company that connects companies with consumers. I was very excited to be a part of this campaign for my Canine Americans! :)

Before I had my kids, my dogs were my babies! They were spoiled rotten with lots of attention. And sadly I have to admit after I had kids I neglected my dogs. We moved in with my mom while we remodeled our house to sell and that is where the problem started. My mom had a beagle and unfortunately him and my dog Rowdy had an aggression over the food. So my dog would hoard the food and over eat. He is now so obese it's sad. I thought the problem would fix itself once we no longer lived with my mom and her dog. But he has lost no weight and it's almost been a year. After taking him to the vet I asked several questions on how to get him to a healthier weight. My vet did not recommend any special food but advised me the amount that he received was key to fixing this problem. The timing of being involved in this campaign was perfect, because with a new food gave us a chance for a new start.
Here is my dog Rowdy enjoying the new Hills Science Diet Small and Toy Breed Dog food!

My other dog Sammy really appreciates the small sized bites. And even though her health is in good shape I always wondered about the nutrition she was getting from her old dog food.

Here is information about Hills Science Diet Small and Toy Breed dog food:

Precisely balanced nutrition
Does your dog's food truly fit his needs? New Hill's® Science Diet® Small & Toy Breed dog food offers precisely balanced nutrition for the unique nutrition requirements of the little dog who's a big part of your life.

Supports long life expectancy
Hill's® Science Diet® pet food is the only brand with an exclusive blend of clinically proven antioxidants, designed to boost immune defenses and support the long life expectancy of small and toy breed dogs. So your dog can enjoy life to the fullest, for a long time to come!

Formulated for every life stage
Unlike some other small and toy breed dog foods, Hill's® Science Diet® Small & Toy Breed offers unique formulas to support your pet through all of his life stages: Puppy (0 – 1), Adult (1 – 6) and Mature Adult (7+). No wonder Hill's® Science Diet® pet food is vets' #1 choice when it comes to feeding their own pets!

Hills is so sure of their Dog food they offer a 100% money back garantee!

Here are five reasons you should feed your dogs Hills Science Diet Brand Pet food:

1. To create the highest quality pet food and benefit your pet's health, Hill's employs more than 150 veterinarians, nutritionists and scientists
2. Hill's offers the largest portfolio of premium products to meet your pet's special needs at every stage of life
3. Science Diet dry foods include clinically proven antioxidants to help promote a healthy immune system
4. Hill's has an ongoing commitment to helping shelter pets, as evidenced by its donation of over 100 million dollars' worth of food to over 1,100 shelters since 2002
5. Science Diet is veterinarians' #1 choice to feed their own pets

The truth is I can't say this dog food will be the answer to all my dogs problems, but so far it has been a great start to the road to recovery. The dogs enjoy it, they get excited when it's time to eat, and they seem to have an easier time chewing the small bites. I am happy with this product and hopefully in the future I will see the benefits of the nutrition. One bag might be too soon to tell. However I can tell you I will be purchasing a second bag!

Disclaimer: I received a BzzKit which included a free coupon for a bag of Hills Science Diet Small and Toy Breed dog food, and several coupons to pass out to my friends and family! All my opinions are 100% honest and my own (or ones of my dogs) ;)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Covergirl Review with Pictures!!!

I am a BzzAgent member and was recently selected to participate in the Covergirl Blast BzzCampaign! If you don't know about BzzAgent it is a website that connects consumers and brands to test out new products and spread the bzz!

Since my sister Hannah was visiting I thought what better than to use her as my test dummy! Haha just kidding. I really wanted to use her because between the two of us she got all the good looks! It's ok don't feel bad for me, I'm not bitter...haha!

See what I mean even in her before picture she has eyelashes to kill for!

Here is some information about the CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast

* Easy 2-step eye shadow stick with specially designed applicator tips to easily deliver a colorful smoky eye:
o Step 1: Rounded end for shading the lid
o Step 2: Tapered end for lining the crease and the upper and lower lids
* Complete the look easily
* Six sophisticated color combinations expertly matched by professional make-up artist Pat McGrath:
o Silver Sky
o Onyx Smoke
o Bronze Fire
o Purple Plume
o Citrus Flair
o Tempest Blue

This is the first step. We applied the rounded end to shade the lid. I have to say I really liked the shade of pink.

Next we added the tapered end to create the smokey effect.

Here you can see we only applied the smokey purple to one eye to show you the difference.

Now to add the final touch with the CoverGirl Shine Blast Lip Gloss!

ShineBlast Lip Gloss:

* Delivers a blast of shine that gets you noticed
* Breakthrough ShineSculpt™ applicator hugs your lips' contours for optimum, smooth application and 4x more noticeable shine
*Available in 16 vibrant, shimmer behind the shine shades

Hannah was excited to receive her coupon, and here is a video of her experience with the CoverGirl Smokey Shadow Blast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss!

Personally I am not a big fan of the Smokey ShadowBlast. I don't like the wet texture and I know I would accidentally touch my eye and rub the make up off. I do like the two step process!
I love the ShineBlast Lip Gloss. It is the great color for me, and it goes on smooth with a perfect shimmer.

Disclaimer: BzzAgent and CoverGirl sent me these products to review along with coupons to pass out to my friends. All opinions are 100% honest.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Craft Video, You want to see this!!!

I received an email from One 2 One Network about a craft show called DIY Dish! I was just about to pass it by when my curiosity got the best of me! I am sooooo glad it did! I loved the photo frame project and I will be making one in the very near future!!! I think I will also make a set of coasters with pictures included, this show has sparked my creativity!

Watch this video you will be so glad you did!
There is also a contest along with this video, check it out here!

Also check out the One 2 One Network, they provide great review opportunities!