Archive | June, 2012

Boogie Wipes Review/Giveaway

25 Jun

Just because it isn’t Winter doesn’t mean a cold doesn’t still strike the T-household.  In our house, we get Summer colds as well.  In fact, our youngest just finished a round of antibiotics to rid his cold-then turned-sinus Infection.  This isn’t his first rodeo with snot though.  The poor kid seemed like he was sick every other week for months.  And so that’s when I jumped at the chance to try Boogie Wipes.  I’m all for products that claim they will provide comfort to my little ones.  What mother wouldn’t?! 

Here is poor C. Max with his most recent sinus infection…



That was not tears and snot of a crying baby. That was tears and snot from a VERY sick little boy:

And this is the ornery stinker a couple days later after using Boogie Wipes.
Usually he would have a red, chapped nose from using Kleenex or wipes.  But not this time!  He’s allll smiles and purdy again (minus the oreo cookie leftovers on his face).

And so now … after trying Boogie Wipes with this latest mucus-fest … they will become a necessity in our diaper bag/purse.  And they will also no doubt become a favorite to hand out at baby showers as well.  If you’re a new-mom, old-mom {wink}, or a mom-to-be … you’re going to want to pick you up some of these.  You won’t be dissappointed!

Here’s the thing: unlike regular tissues, boogie wipes don’t contain a ton of aloe, so they don’t leave that greasy feel on your fingers.  Instead, they feature saline to gently clean and moisturize little noses without rubbing the skin raw.  Plus, each wipe features a grape or menthol scent that, in our case, entired Christopher to sit still for once while I wiped his nose.

I really REALLY love these wipes.  I commend this company for developing a product that solves the aloe/grease problem while still keeping our little one’s noses feeling good.  I’ll confess: I may have used them on my arms when I forgot my lotion a time or two.  But mainly they were for Christopher.  I also like how their packaging (see pic above) is fun and easy to use with an easy-to-secure top to keep the wipes inside moist.  But I also love that each individual package states the following: “Developed by moms tired of chasing runny noses”.  FINALLY!  Someone understands.

You can find Boogie Wipes at Costco, Target, Walmart, Babies R Us, and more.  For more information, check out their awesome website, which contains information on their Save the Sleeve campaign. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Would YOU like to try a package of Boogie Wipes?
Of course you do!

Boogie Wipes has generously offered ONE reader the chance to win (2) packs of 30-count wipes (fresh, grape, menthol, or unscented – combination will vary).
Enter below using Rafflecopter.  Contest ends at 12:01am CST on 7/9/2012.

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Disclosure:  I was provided with a package of varied-scented Boogie Wipes to test out.  However, all opinions are strictly my own.

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10 Things I’ll Later Regret Telling You….

25 Jun

Here goes nothin….

1.  I just learned within a year ago that there are these punch-in tab things on the side of the tin foil box that holds the roll in place.

2.  I also learned since I’ve started dating my husband that corvette is NOT pronounced: cor-da-vette.

3.  I played with dolls and barbies until I was my pushing teenage years.  I’m not the only one though … ask my cousins Kylie and Stacy.  They did too!!

4.  I have been sent to collections.  Twice.  Wanna know when and what for?  Shoot me an email.

5.  Call me a cougar but I think Justin Bieber is a cutie patootie.  And there’s been times I even sing along to his songs.

6.  I can’t bake.  I burn everything.  And sometimes when I take a dessert to a family function, I transfer it to one of my own dishes and pretend I made it.

7.  I hate my youngest son’s REAL name.  Want to know what it is?  Again, shoot me an email.

8.  I drink a LOT more Sonic Happy Hour drinks than my husband thinks I do.

9. I own a whip. And a pair of handcuffs.     50 Shades who?

10.  After telling you these … my husband is probably now going to be looking for a divorce lawyer 😉

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Friendship Bread: A Novel by Darien Green

22 Jun

When Julia Everts finds a starter bag of Amish friendship bread on her front porch, she isn’t sure what to think or do. Since the death of her son, she shut off most everyone and cut ties with friends so she really doesn’t know anyone she could share the bread with. But she and her daughter, Grace, decide to make the bread and share it around their small town, not knowing they will change the lives of the people around them as well as their own in the process.

Friendship Bread is uplifting, it’s spiritual and it has a way of changing the way you view the world and people around you. I will tell you that the first couple of chapters were a little hard to follow. There are many characters and if you’re like me … you’ll have a hard time placing circumstances with the people. But I got the hang of it, and you will too.

The life stories and characters in the book are touching. My emotions changed with each character. The way the writer, Darien Green, describes the story, had me laughing and/or crying.  Friendship Bread is sweet and heartwarming and it’s definitely one you’ll want to keep tissues handy while reading. But it was worth it.  Finding commonality among backgrounds and generations and heritages shows just why people need one another to lean on.

If you love reading about food and also enjoy a heartwarming story, this is definitely the perfect novel to pick up. Admittedly, the premise is a bit silly, but you’ll soon find that it doesn’t matter because the book is so easy to become involved in. It’s a quick read, but one well worth putting your time into.


You can order this novel from Amazon.com: Friendship Bread.

ISBN: 9780345525345
Pages: 400
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: 3.75 out of 5

 

This post was written for Family Review Network & Mia King – who provided the complimentary book for review in exchange for my honest opinion.  An affiliate link is included for the book.
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Diamond Candles – Advertisement

21 Jun

Their story: 
Let’s start at the beginning of this love story that turned into a business. David met Brenda for the first time in November of 1978 when they were both still in high school. He knew the first time that he laid eyes on her that she was going to be his wife one day. They both realized that they were destined to be together.

David and Brenda Cayton's Wedding
Several years later at a picnic in his parents’ back yard, David got down on one knee and proposed to Brenda just two years after their first date. She said yes!

Young, broke, and in love, there was nothing wrong with the world as long as they were together.
Throughout the next year, David worked long hours in construction and had been saving up every penny to be able to buy something nice for his wife for their anniversary. With their anniversary approaching, he went to the local jewelry store to see what type of gift he could afford with his hard earned savings. He soon discovered a diamond ring that he knew Brenda would absolutely love.
With the ring purchased, David rushed to the grocery store to buy a gift bag to put the ring in. He couldn’t find any gift bags, but just before leaving he saw some candles. David knew that Brenda loved candles, and he decided to pick one up to go along with the anniversary ring. On his way out of the store, he looked down at the ring in one hand and the candle in the other, and the idea of Diamond Candles was born.
The candles:
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The combination of highly fragrant premium quality soy candles, an exciting and fun ‘ring reveal’ experience (what ring will you find?), and a ring to wear for months and years to come means making something as boring as burning candles in your home something to look forward to.
Once you burn your candle down and find your ring, head over to facebook and upload a photo or video of you and your ring for everyone else to see! You canwatch some ‘ring reveal’ videos, or go ahead and take the plunge and get your first soy candle!

How awesome is this?!  Check Diamond Candles out today!!

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post.  However I was offered to apply for a review/giveaway in exchange for this post.

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20 Jun

Come and Play … It’s A Sesame Place Theme Park Giveaway!

Sesame Street comes to life at Sesame Place (located in Langhorne, PA) through whirling rides, water slides, exciting shows, and endless giggles.  Dance and sing-a-long with everyone’s favorite furry friends in the amazing parade, Neighborhood Street Party.  Learn about letters, numbers and friendship in 3 street-stopping performances that include 11 larger-than-life floats and a night parade that lights up the sky.
Be a kid (and be a kid again).  Sesame Place is where your child and your inner child play side by side all day long – flying, spinning, sliding, climbing and more on nearly two dozen rides.  And as your child discovers all the wonders of the water attractions, you’ll find that no matter who you are, you’ll find you’re never too old to get soaked.  Discover that sometimes, the best part of your children’s childhood … is rediscovering yours.
So if you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to entertain your family, but at a discount, look no further, as Sesame Place is exactly what you are looking for!  Right now, you can purchase season passes to this well loved land of amusement that allows you to go as often as you like.  Season pass holders will enjoy 30% off food and merchandise, free and discounted parking, meet and greets, and depending on the pass you select, you can even get unlimited access to Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Adventure Island and Water Country USA!  Or if you’re just making it a short stay, for a limited time you can pay for a single day and get any 2nd day FREE with Elmo’s ANY 2-Day Ticket.  The second day is valid any regular operating day during the 2012 season through 10/28/12 and does not have to be used on consecutive days.  This is an incredible saving that you will not want to miss out on! Just think of all the fun your family will have together throughout the season.
OR…
One VERY lucky reader is going to win a family 4-pack of free one-day passes to Sesame Place that can be used anytime through the regular season (10/28/2012)!  This is a value of $231.96.  Which in my opinion, would totally be worth it to be the best Mommy and/or Daddy EVER in the eyes of your little one.
To enter, simply leave a comment telling me about your favorite Sesame Street memory or memories.
For extra entries, follow Sesame Place on Facebook and Twitter, The Procrastinating Mommy on Facebookand Twitter and tweet the message provided, as well as Traveling Mom on Facebook and Twitter (a total of 7 extra entries).
Contest ends: July 5th, 2012 at noon CST.  The winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter and contacted via e-mail.  Restrictions may apply.  You will have 48-hours to respond and claim your prize.
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Disclaimer:  I was not monetarily compensated for this post.  I was, however, offered a complimentary pass for myself and a 50% discount on admission for my family from Sesame Place PR.  Please note transportation and hotel accommodations are not included.  This is NOT a Traveling Mom sponsored giveaway.

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