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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Win an Apple iPad-from Best Kids Apps....

I am participating in a contest at Best Kids Apps, a blog about iphone apps for kids for a chance to win an ipad!!

I don't have an iPhone to know about any apps, but would love one to keep Chucky busy! Instead of hearing "mom, I'm bored," I can definately hear "hey mom, look at this!" We are all to often at doctors appointments and the things that used to keep him occupied just aren't cutting it anymore;{

1. Are you a Mom?
2. Do you have a blog?
3. Do you want to win an iPad?

If you answered “yes”, “yes”, and “no duh!” then enter the Best Kids Apps Mother's Day iPad Giveaway. Unlike other iPad giveaways, this is only open to blogging moms. So your odds of winning? Are really, really good.

If you want to enter, click on the highlighted text above and follow the directions to be entered. GOOD LUCK!!

*I was not compensated for this post. I wrote this post to be entered into a contest.*
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Mother's Day Celebration and Batty's Bath Giveaway....

As a women and moms we absolutely L-O-V-E to be pampered right? When the kids are in bed and whether the dishes or laundry are done or not we love to paint our nails, toe nails, tweeze, do mini facials or anything we can fit in before we fall asleep! I have found the perfect shop to get all of the stuff you need to make yourself feel beautiful and rejuvenated.....

Batty's Bath  is a great Etsy shop that has some of the most natural and yummy sounding body goodies I think that I have ever heard of and tried! Jamie opened her shop in November 2009 and has not looked back since, she offers Suprise Clubs- How fun would that be to either keep for yourself, or give as a gift for Mother's Day? Jamie was a delight to work with and I will definately be back for more!

Monthly Surprise Club Subscription {1 years worth of handmade lipbalm}

I bought some Honey and Nut Body Butter{for my nephew}, and 2 Lip Balms in Blueberry, she was also having a great sale at the time of my purchase and I got a free Blueberry Lip Balm- so now there was one for each of us girls! I received my package rather quickly and Jamie had the Body Butter and Lip Balms packaged with TLC and the packaging smelled delish!

I was happy with my products and purchase from Batty's Bath that I can't just keep her and her shop all to myself and have to share! One lucky Ma21cuteboy reader will win a package from Jamie's Etsy shop!!

Winner will receive:
Full Size Soap Bar
Body Butter Sample
Lip Balm
Bitty Batty Bar
Whipped Facial Soap Sample

-If you would like the opprotunity to win this great package from Batty's Bath visit Jamie's Etsy Shop and let me know what other products you would love to try!

Make sure you leave your email address in your comment or make sure that it's in your profile.

Entries will close on May 7th at 12:00 a.m. The winner will be chosen via random.org, sent and email and be posted on my blog. The winner will than have 24 hours to claim thier prize before a new winner will be chosen.

Thank your for everything Jamie!
* I was not compensated for this post, I purhased the products that are being given away on my blog to share with one of my readers from my experience with Batty's Bath. Others' experiences may differ*
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Friday, April 23, 2010

Mother's Day Celebration & Gray Cat Designs Giveaway....

Are you like me when it comes to purchasing items for yourself? You find a reason{kids} that you don't need it, can't afford it, or just don't deserve it?
I always find really cute stuff that I absolutely adore and by the time I get to the checkout I don't have one single thing for me, it is all stuff that I think Chucky would like or could use. My sister won't purchase me gift cards anymore because I never get anything for myself, it's always for Chucky. She now buys me something and sends a gift receipt.
Well ladies, it is time to stop feeling like you don't deserve it and can't afford it because you do need it! You need to feel beautiful and deserve to feel beautiful! We don't feel beautiful when we are running after our kids, volunteering at their school, making dinner or even doing lunch with our friends. For some reason after you have kids you feel like you don't need to go all out on yourself- you might get spit up on, peed on, or even keep your pajamas on all day.

Well that's where Gray Cat Designs comes in. I stumbled upon Carolines blog simply by chance and boy am I glad that I did! Caroline is the owner and curator of Gray Cat Designs, she creates some of the most beautiful jewelry I have seen! She has so many unique handcrafted pieces in her shop, from earrings, necklace's and ear threads to name a few.

Since Mother's Day is everyday but only celebrated once a year I thought it would be nice to make one of you feel beautiful everytime you put on a custom made pair of earrings from Gray Cat Designs.

 Caroline made these beautiful earrings for one lucky Ma21cuteboy reader!

They are called the Crocus Earrings. Named after the first Spring flower, Crocuses. They are perfect for spring and summer!

Today and everyday I want you to feel beautiful, not only as a mom, sister, daughter, granddaughter, wife aunt and friend, but as a person!

-If you would like to win the Crocus Earrings from Gray Cat Designs visit Carolines shop and let me know what other piece/piece's that you like and would love to own.

Make sure you leave an email address in your comments or make sure that it's in your profile.

Entries will close on May 7th at 12:00 am. The winner will be chosen via random.org, sent an email and posted on my blog. The winner will than have 24 hours to claim their prize before a new winner will be chosen;{

Thank you for everything Caroline! 

*I was not compensated for this post. I purchased the items for this giveaway to share with one of my readers for Mother's Day based on my experience with Gray Cat Designs. Others' experinces may differ.*
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Planting Trees for Earth Day...

This morning when I woke Chucky for school, he told me that he had some notes in his backpack.
I checked his backpack and sure enough 2 notes! Why doesn't he give them to me when he gets home from school? I DON'T KNOW, but wish I did.

His school sent home a note stating the activities they are doing for Earth Day...
1. Walk to school. Meet at the CNS building and walk to school with faculty.
2. Turn lights off from 12:30 to 2:30.
3. Extra Recess time from 2:00 to 2:15.
4. Recycle Paper, we will be using little to no paper today and our notes are all on recycled paper.
5. Please do what you can at home, turn off lights, turn of game boxes and computers for 1 hour.

Okay great, they are trying to do some good for Mother Earth!

So I tried to do my lil' part, I left all of the lights off in the house this morning and Chucky turned them all back on!
This is our conversation about the note from school...

Mom, I HAVE to walk to school!

No, Chucky you don't "have" to walk to school. Do you think that it is good for our environment for all of us to jump in our cars and drive our kids down so you can walk a block to school? I think it would be worse for our environment then you just riding the bus.

I am going to be the only one in my class that isn't walking to school, THANKS MOM!!

I guarantee you that you won't be the only one not walking to school.

YES, YES I will and I will never forgive you!!

Okay, Chucky I think your being a little over dramatic about walking a block to school.

So needless to say I had my fingers crossed that the kid that's in Chucky's class would ride the bus this morning- lucky for me he did!!

Yeah, I said that his school was doing some good!

The Earth Day note was on recycled paper, but the other note was not!

Chucky's bus ended up dropping them off a block from the school so all of the kids could walk to school.

Chucky did more than eat and shower in the dark, walk a block to school and bring home 1 note on recycled paper, he planted a cherry tree!!

Didn't it turn our great!!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

TicklerTags Review and Giveaway....

As mom's we have so much going on that we sometimes forget things{some more than others}.  I know that it has rubbed off onto my son.
 I'll tell him, "Don't forget to hand in your homework!" Chucky says, "Okay!" When he comes home, it's still in his backpack. I ask him, "Chucky, why didn't you hand in your homework?" Chucky replies, "I forgot." So if you have this problem with the kids in your life, than you need TicklerTags.

TicklerTags are easy-to-use backpack reminder tags for your children's,
-After school atheletics and activities
-Doctor and dentist appointments
-Early release school days
-Joint-custody arrangements                                                 
-Fluctuating daycare arrangements
-Words of encouragement

“There has got to be a better way...”

After a day or two into her daughter's kindergarten debut, it became very apparent to TicklerTag developer, Nicole Budleski, the weekly schedule was a bit more stressful and complicated than she had anticipated. Mondays were violin lessons, which meant she picked up her daughter from school. Tuesdays were swim lessons, therefore her husband chauffeured that day. Wednesday afternoons were sometimes spent with Grandpa, which meant she would get picked up and shouldn't ride the bus. You get the picture.

In an effort to be organized yet manageable for her daughter, a simple system of interchangeable Activity and Transportation backpack tags were developed. Designed to accommodate readers and non-readers alike, the simple and iconic images used within the design of these cards proved to be a local hit. As Nicole shared her idea with friends, family and educators, the decision to share this product with other busy families seemed like something everyone could benefit from.

Until your children are old enough to have their own cell phones, TicklerTags are a simple solution to a complex day!

I received 5 TicklerTags, Grandma is picking you up today, Mom is picking you up today, You can do it, Good luck today, I love you with all my heart, and a blue carabiner to attach them to Chucky's backpack. Let me tell you they couldn't have come at a better time! Chucky was starting his CORE testing and so I hooked the Good luck today, and the I love you with all my heart TicklerTags to the carabiner and then to his backpack, he was more than happy to have them on there. Usually it's a fight to put a note of any sort on his backpack. If they don't have a tag that you need, don't worry- they have customized tags, which you can place a picture of your child and the activity in which you would like. I think that is a great way to let your children feel special about their activities and be more likely to use them!{not that-that will be a problem}

On this day I had him put all of them on his backpack to show that it doesn't matter if all 5 are on there at once, that they are going to fit perfectly and there is still room for more. So whether your child is just gettingpicked up after school, has an activity or needs to ride the bus, they will know it by just looking at their backpack!

Now for some VERY Exciting News, Nicloe has generously offered to give one lucky Ma21cuteboy reader their own TicklerTags!!
The winner will get (5) five standard TicklerTags and a carabiner in choice of color!

1. Go to TicklerTags.com, browse all of the tag options and tell me your five (5) favorite tags and carabiner color.

2. Become a follower of Ma21cuteboy{or state that you already do!}

Please leave your email address in your comment, or make sure it is in your blog profile!!

Entries will close on May 5th at 12:00 MT The winner will be chosen via random.org and be sent an email as well as posted on my blog. The winner will then have 24 hours to claim their prize or I will choose a new winner;{

*I was provided with a product to facilitate my review, the review opprotunity was provided to me by Mom Made That. The reviews expressed our my own and others' may be different*

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mother's Day Celebration and Review With Coupon....

I wanted all of this to go so smoothe. Well in my life, I have come to expect that things don't always work out the way that we want them to. So without further ramblings from me let's get this party started!!

I want to share with all of you some great Reviews and Giveaway's for Mother's Day and thus became my Mother's Day Celebration!

My first is a Review from Footzyrolls. They are designed for women by women!

Jenifer and Sarah Caplan never thought bruised feet and uncomfortable high heels would help them to become designers.

Like so many women out there, Jenifer and Sarah strut in stilettos with heels of all sizes just because it is the latest “must have shoe,” but in reality, they don’t make it very far before feeling the pain. After years of angry boyfriends yelling at them for their early departures from all kinds of events (weddings, concerts, birthday parties and big sporting events) because their feet just can’t take it anymore, they knew a drastic change needed to be made. It is here where Footzyrolls, the rollable shoe, is born.

Since receiving Footzyrolls in the mail, I have been wearing them in the mail everyday since.

I was sent a black pair, and when I received them in the mail I thought to myself they have really cute pakaging! They were rolled nicley into a round container with a small bag to carry my Footzyrolls and a bigger bag to put my heels into. They also have a picture on the back of the roll to tell you how to use them!

I took them out of the pakaging, they are really cute, they have a cute little bow on the top and small piece of padding inside. I placed them on my feet and they were really comfy, as if wearing socks. I walked around the house in them for awhile and I almost forgot that I was wearing them.

I wore them to my son's Science Fair night and found that they were really comfortable to wear outside. The only draw back that I found while wearing them is watching out for larger rocks. The Footzyrolls have a textured bottom, but should not be worn like a rubberized sole of a tennis shoe.

Who are Footzyrolls for?
 Mom's, Sister's, Best Girlfriends, Grandmother's, Brides, Brides Maids, Corporate Women, Girls, any women or girl who loves to wear her cute shoes with a very substantial heel, but can't wear them all day, while chasing after their kids, dancing, working, or just hanging out.

These would be the perfect gift for Mother's Day, Brides, Brides Maids, Birthday's or just because!
I am going to get my sister and my mom a pair for Mother's Day.

Jenifer the owner of Footzyrolls has offered my readers a discount Buy 2 get 1 Free! Use coupon code Mother!

*I was not compensated for this review, I was provided a product to facilitate my review. These opinions are my own and others' may differ.* Thank you Jenifer for the opprotunity to review Footzyrolls.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Get To Know Me Saturday

Okay this is up a little earlier than usual, but it's because I have more finals to study for;{
This time it is going to be a lil' different. Sorry about that but if I can get over it, I think hope you can too.
Last Saturday's get to know me was absent because I was on a fieldtrip to Nine Mile Canyon! If you want to see my pics go ahead! It was a lot of fun!!

Alright witout further ado...
I am thinking about cutting my hair and would love your input as a lot of you don't really care if I cut it or not, but I NEED HONEST OPINIONS so that is where you come in!

These two pictures are of my hair.... I need a cute style and like all of these... Which one do you like?

Okay so there you have it A thru J! I like all of them and can't decide if I want to go short, medium or keep it long either.. So I am open to suggestions!!
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Ultimate Blog Party 2010...

Okay, I have been so out of it! I have finals coming up{lots of studying} and have been studying with Chucky for his CORE testing, so I have been MIA but wanted to share with all of you if you don't know about the.... Ultimate Blog Party 2010! 5 Minutes for Mom is hosting it and unfortuanately since I am wrapped up in my life missed the Twitter Party for the Ultimate Blog Party 2010. So if you want to join in and meet, tweet, and greet fellow bloggers head on over and get to partyin'!! Hurry ends on April 16th!
There are a lot of prizes to be won and my three favorites are:
Be My Guest Certificate US39 from Bloggin2noggin
Hobo International Clutch Bag US35 from Superhero Boy
Razo Rip Rider US63 from Busy Mommy Media

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Giveaway I thought You Might Want To Enter....

So I found this giveaway at Chic Shopper Chick through Fairy Blog Mother and thought that you all might like to enter too! Head on over and enter to win the Little Sprout Bouncer today{not a lot of comments either}

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My Job Chart...

My Job Chart is the best FREE online chore chart. MyJobChart is a way for your child to learn to work and save.

You assign jobs for your child, from homework to yardwork to housework, or anything else you can imagine. The jobs are totally customizable, so you can make MyJobChart fit the needs of your family. Jobs immediately show up in your child’s job chart, ready to check off.

Your kids log into MyJobChart and immediately see what they need to do for the day.
They can also view completed tasks, see motivating notes you leave them, and plan for rewards. MyJobChart is the best way for kids to track and manage their jobs and learn to earn.

When kids save up enough points, they redeem them for rewards! Whether it’s going out to dinner or going to Disneyland, kids learn to budget and save what they earn, and feel the pride of a job well done.

I have already signed Chucky up and he has already finished some of his "jobs!" He thinks that it is fun, and can't wait to start earning more points to get a reward.
Now I have to admit, we have tried a lot of other "chore charts" but the online chore chart seems to be a good one, because he likes to get on the computer!
Now if you have had a hard time getting your child to stick to their chores, you should sign them up for My Job Chart. What do you have to lose? It's FREE
*Disclosure* I was not compensated for this post. I was contacted by MomSelect to spread the word about My Job Chart and will be entered to win a $100 Target Gift Card for my participation.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Update from Nine Mile...

So yesterday I posted a picture from my field trip to Nine Mile Canyon well I couldn't just let that one be all by itself, so here are some more. What do you think, should I take a few more classes? These aren't even half of the pictures that I had taken;}

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