Saturday, October 29, 2011

I Challenge YOU to Sweeten Your Words!!!

Recently I had the honor and privilege to write a couple of pieces for the online community Sweeten Your Words (SYW). An online magazine, Sweeten Your Words is committed to inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to take responsibility for the impact that their words carry. They offer a forum for expressing positive thoughts and actions, with proceeds from advertising going to a passionate anti-bullying campaign. The overall goal of SYW is to “make giving back business as usual”. It is a partnership between business and their readers to impact the causes we care about.
From Jessica Alba to Matt Damon, SYW does celebrity interviews in their entertainment forum in addition to other forums that specialize in health and beauty, food and travel, family, environment, astrology and more. In another section, Tina Meier's Corner, we hear from the renowned anti cyber-bullying advocate who lost her own daughter Megan (13) to cyber-bullying 5 years ago.

I hope that you will join the SYW community to find out what you can do to help spread the word about cyber-bullying and to protect your own children against bullying of any type. Better yet, I challenge you to do whatever needs to be done to Sweeten Your Words today!!!!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

HURRY-$5.00 Sale PLUS Free Shipping on Reader's Digest!!

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Who doesn't love Reader's Digest? From their inspiring stories to their extensive humor, Reader's Digest has been in our family for as long as I can remember. That is why I am pleased to announce that the $5.00 Sale has been extended and includes free shipping on orders over $25.00!! Hurry though-offer expires November 14th!!!

Vera Bradley Winter Collection is HERE!!!

The Vera Bradley story is a testimony to the American Dream.

While on vacation in March of 1982, two friends were awaiting a flight in Atlanta when they noticed a definite lack of feminine-looking luggage. The longtime friends wasted no time in correcting this situation. Within weeks, these dynamic women had created a company, named after one's mother, capable of marketing and manufacturing their cleverly designed products. The demand for these unique handbags and luggage items has grown and so has Vera Bradley, which is now nationally and internationally recognized.

For over 20 years, Vera Bradley has had a loyal following of customers who not only look forward to their lovely new fabrics and styles that are introduced each season, but who also appreciate the function and quality that is synonymous with the name. And now, their Winter Collection is HERE:

2011 Winter Collection is here! Shop all new colors and styles now at

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Picaboo is a premier provider of photo books calendars and cards. With Picaboo, anyone with digital photos can create beautiful photo books, calendars and cards in seconds. Unlike photofinishing websites, Picaboo does not force you to spend hours uploading photos before you create your book, card or calendar . Rather, with Picaboo installed, you can make a complete, ready-to-order book, card or calendar in seconds. They offer a wide range of photo books, from $9.99 medium soft cover books to over $1,000 large flush mount wedding albums.

With billions of digital photos trapped on computer hard drives around the world, photo books and photo cards are the next-generation of photofinishing. Picaboo delivers the most innovative, easy, and fun way to create, share and buy high quality photo books and cards.

$5.00 Cookbooks are Back from SHOP TASTE OF HOME!!!

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Shop Taste of Home has their $5.00 cook books going right now for a limited time only! They have a wide variety of children's cook books that would be great for the Holidays!!

CrocaKiddo Boots Now Available from Crocs, Inc!!

As cozy as it is cute, the CrocaKiddo kids’ boot keeps tiny toes toasty and comfy with a warm fuzzy lining, lightweight Croslite™ material build. There are many styles and colors to choose from including a very cute brown suede!! Go check them out, they would make great Christmas presents!!!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

The Official Clark Griswald Moose Mug-Get it Now, Before the Christmas Rush!!

The Official Clark Griswald Moose Mug is up and running to make for the perfect Christmas present. From the  monumental film "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" the Moose Mug has become somewhat of an American artifact!!! Check them out, along with many others today!!! 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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At Napster, there are over 1,000 genres of music and over 60 commercial-free radio stations. You can enjoy music anytime, anywhere and on multiple devices! There are several plans such as 15MP3 credits plus 3 months of Unlimited Streaming for $15.00 or 60 MP3 credits plus 12 months of Unlimited Streaming at $60.00. Go check out Napster today and find the plan that works for you and your family!! (click on the image below)

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Looney Tunes ClickNRead Phonics!!!

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Dr. J. Ron Nelson is a nationally recognized early education research professor and developed the curriculum used inside Looney Tunes ClickN READ Phonics. Designed to be used in homes and schools, Looney Tunes Phonics incorporates the research based curriculum and instructional design of the highly acclaimed ClickN READ Phonics. Featuring the zany antics of Bugs Bunny, Daffy, Taz, Tweety and more, children learn to read the right way with help from the world famous Looney Tunes characters. The Looney Tunes gang entertains your child and kids will delight in meeting the new character Professor Wizbot, the on-screen instructor in Looney Tunes Phonics, who teaches one click at a time.

Looney Tunes has always been a trusted name in entertainment and is now being used in homes and schools!! This month your child can play with Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Taz, Daffy Duck and the gang at a reduced rate in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!!

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Daily Garfield Comics!!!

Oh yea, who doesn't love that big round lasagna lovin cat? Our family does, in fact, we have quite the collection of Garfield books, movies and cartoons staring that lovable tabby. I love the fact that my children and I can come together and share a common interest!! Now, you can have Garfield Comics emailed to you everyday by joining below!! That's right-FREE GARFIELD COMICS by email every day!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Burt's Bee's is the Beez-Neez!!

For years I have gone without washing my face. There is a very simple reason for this: I have not found a product I like.

I have tried several products. One face-wash dried my skin, while another made it oily. Every moisturizer I tried would clog my pores, and create a weird type of sweating experience. I would get blotchy spots or rashes.

I am working as a BzzAgent now and was able to try the Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin line and I am not lying when I tell you I LOVE IT! The facial wash is very thick and creamy and feels great on my skin. The moisturizer does not clog my pores and feels amazing as well.

I have been using this line for over a week now and I tell you its great! I have tried many Burt's Bees products and quite simply: Burt's Bees is the BEEZ-NEEZ!!

I am sampling this product from BzzAgent and Burt's Bees. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

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I am excited to share Vistaprint is sharing 6 Free Fall Products! Choose from flip books, t-shirts, totes, calendars and more! 

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Great news: The American Consumer Opinion Panel is now accepting applications. The American Consumer Opinion Panel is an online survey site that pays you for your opinions. I am so pumped about this cause I am needing some extra money for Christmas!!!

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KitchenAid Cutlery Set 50% Off!!!!!!!!!!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

My Article Was Published!!!

It was with great excitement that I share with you all my very first printed article on "Sweeten Your Words" (SYW). "Sweeten Your Words" is an online magazine that is committed to providing awareness to people of all ages in realizing the power of their words.

Supporting such agencies as The Megan Meier Foundation, "Sweeten Your Words" is passionate about taking a stand against bullying of all types. It is also passionate about helping to make giving back "business as usual".

I am honored to present my first piece entitled "Living with ADHD" as a personal testament to the Family and Parenting forum of the SYW magazine. I hope to expand my involvement with SYW in the months and years to come and hope that you all will join me.

I encourage you all to go check out my article, and to join the SYW Community on the web at and on Facebook at

I hope that together we may encourage others to be aware of what they do and what they say and to realize that we have the power to be a positive role model in each others lives.

Monday, October 10, 2011

BrytonPick Floss Review!!!

This past week I had the opportunity to review BrytonPick floss, the first string free floss. BrytonPick floss is reusable and portable. So portable in fact that it comes in a credit card size carry pouch that I keep in my wallet. It is great for people that hate to floss and people that have braces or Invisalign.

My family personally tried the BrytonPick floss and had mixed feelings. On the one hand, the convenience of this product is definitely a plus. It is also something that can be used over and over again, as the package says "reusable up to 30 days". That is a plus as well.

On the other hand, it just felt weird in between my teeth, like I was using foil or an aluminum can in between my teeth. It almost hurt. If done right though, it does fit its purpose. When my 11 year old tried it, he cut his gum with it so you do have to be very careful although you would have to be careful with regular floss as well.

I do think this is an acquired taste, if you have fillings I would not recommend using it. It is very convenient and seems like it would be more valuable than regular floss.

Loving the Family Life Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, October 7, 2011

LUCKY 7 1,000 FAN GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Fans!!! We made it past 1,000 and I am a little late posting the giveaway so without further ado here is our list for this giveaway!!!!

 1) Red Friday Paracord Bracelet and Keychain donated by Paracord Bracelets & Stuff. Go check her out and while your there shoot her a Thanks via Loving the Family Life!!!

2) (SUPER)Cute Lil Giraffe Hat with or without bow (winner chooses size) donated by Silly Monkeys Props & Accessories. Stop by and see her and drop her a thank you!!!! 

3) Cute Pink/Brown bow donated by Beautiful Bows By Meme. She awesome, so go tell her thanks!!!

4) Cutie Patootie Tri-flower clippie donated by Call me Creative. Please stop over and tell her thank you from Loving the Family Life!!!

5) $10.00 gift card to Blue Sky's Creation. You will automatically be given a ten dollar account credit. Go tell her how much she rocks!!! (this picture is for advertisement only and will not be the actual prize)

6) $10.00 gift code to from Loving the Family Life. Thank you all for making this such a success!!

7) $25.00 gift code to from Loving the Family Life. Thank you all for making this such a success!!!

Please NOTE: you must do the mandatory entries first in order for the other entries to count!!