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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Vistaprint Photo Book Winner....

The winner of the Vistaprint Photobook is.... #31 Life Is A SandCastle! Congratulations, you will have 48 hours to claim your prize or another winner will be picked.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

L-O-V-E Spa Treatments, or Is Golf More Your Thing?

I just entered a Spa & Golf Vacation Giveaway and I wanted you to have a chance to win too!

All you need to do to enter is to click the link below or copy and paste it into your favorite Internet browser:


Win a Spa and Golf Vacation Giveaway!

Be sure to read the email you receive after you register. You'll get your own unique link that you can use to earn even more entries in the drawing!
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Recess Monkey's The Final Funktier Winner...

The winner of Recess Monkey's The Final Funktier CD  is... #9 FDP 4 Life Congratulations!
You have 48 hours to get back to me or I will have to choose a new winner:{
Thank you to everyone who entered, if you didn't win, don't fret there will be more to come!
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Friday, June 11, 2010


I am going to be totally honest. I am not very big into wearing makeup. Stop gasping for a second and let me explain. I wore makeup when I was younger but could never get it to look as good as other women/girls that I had seen. Even now, I see ladies with awesome, and I mean awesome makeup.
Well I bought a lot of makeup and wasn't sure what colors to buy, how to apply it and could never get it to look right. I would look in the mirror after just applying my base, eyeliner, eyeshadow and blush. The base was not the right color for my skin tone, the eyeliner made me look like I had racoon eyes, the eyeshadow would be all up in the crease of my eye and the blush? Well I am sure you can imagine.{if not, picture bozo the clown}
After I had my son, I got a little lazy busy. So I didn't ever wear anything other than mascara. Until I heard about COVERGIRLS SMOKY SHADOWBLAST collection!
You pick your color, if yor not sure, you can get COLORMATCHED based on your complexion. They come in 6 different colors: Onyx Smoke, Silver Sky, Purple Plume, Bronze Fire, Citrus Flair and Tempest Blue.
Now when I first revceived the COVERGIRL SMOKY SHADOWBLAST I would have been absolutely left in the dark on how to apply it and would have probably looked like a street walker. Luckily for me and the rest of the world COVERGIRL put directions on the back of the product on how to use/apply the SHADOWBLAST!
It is double ended with a rounded tip which is to apply the "lighter" color from your brow line to your eyelash line, and the tapered end is in a "darker" color and is applied to the lash line and in the crease of your upper lid.

The awesome thing about the SHADOWBLAST is that you can do a more subtle daytime look and a more dramatic night-time look.
I didn't do the dramatic night-time look, just a subtle daytime;}

COVERGIRL also has SHINEBLAST Lipgloss to match your perfect shade or SHADOWBLAST!
The color that I received in the SHADOWBLAST & SHINEBLAST is the Purlple Plume.

Have you used SHADOWBLAST & SHINEBLAST? If not would you like to and in what colors would you choose? Do you have any tips or tricks that you could share with me about how you apply?
I'll share one with you that I just learnd. Apply a powder to your eyelids before and/or after your apply your eyeshadow and your eyeshadow will stay put!
Here is a video that shows you how to use the products together.

*I am a BzzAgent and was provided with COVERGIRLS SHADOWBLAST & SHINEBLAST for my personal review. The honest opinions expressed are those of my own/ Others may experience different results than mine.*
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What? Someone Thinks I Am An Outstanding Blogger!

I recently found a great blog: Adventures of a Small Town Girl Colleen is not only a beautiful person, but a giving person. She is on her way to Haiti to do missionary work! She is hosting some awesome giveaway's and also asking for donations to help fund her trip. If you are interested in winning and helping to send Colleen to Haiti, visit her blog and/or email her to see how you can help.

Okay so my new friend Colleen at Adventures of a Small Town Girl has given me an award...

                                               The Outstanding Blogger Award!
First, I am so glad that someone reads my blog and secondly that they gave me an award for it!
Onto the legistics of the award:
1. Thank the person who gave it to you.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award to 15 Bloggers who you have recently discovered and think are fantastic!


- I am NOT a liar or a theif! {Sometimes the truth can be really hard on people!}
- I love to craft, sew, and be creative just wish I had more time and some of the talent these ladies have in   their pinkies;}
- I love my son with everything I have and believe it or not I didn't want any kids;}
- I will not wear anything without it being ironed first{I recently stopped ironing our pajamas because my friend called me anal}
- I would love to travel the world
- I hate wearing shoes....but others have too;}
- I have never ever, ever been on a diet! {Don't plan on it either}
TMI? Well all least that's all you got?? haha
Now onto the 15 blogs that I have recently discovered and find fantastic:
1. Mom to Bed by 8
2. Pancakes and Frenchfries
3. House of Grace
4. Confessions of a Paper Freak
5. Goodbye, House Hello, Home
6. Pink Lemonade
7. Tales from an OC Cottag
8. Under the Table Dreaming
9. Urban Farmgirl
10. Vintage Dutch Girl
11. The House That Jade Built
12. Indie Spotting
13. Bloggin 2 Noggin
14. Stoic
15. Dreamy Whites
Don't forget to let them know they got an award!
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Perfect! And Vistaprint Photo Book Giveaway


I don't know about you, but I have a hard time finding something for my dad for Father's Day. My dad loves golf. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of things out there for golfing, but he either has it, already bought it, or I can't afford it or find it.
I still want to get him something that he will love and that's unlike anything that I have gotten him before.
That's where Vistaprint comes in! Yeah, I know I normally wouldn't think of Vistaprint for a gift, but I definatley won't overlook them again. They have Custom T-Shirts, Personalized Mugs, and when Father's Day is over I am going to head over there for Birthday Invitations.
Look at all of the things that you can get for dad and even have them personalized:

Wouldn't that man in your life love a personalized "look-a-like" tee of the kiddies?

Near or far, Grandpa can see the kids every morning!

What about the lil' girl or lil' girl in us... What girl wouldn't love these invites?

We can't forget about the boys, I know Chucky would love to have a swimmig party and use these!

And we can't skip all of us that are kids at heart!

Thanks to Vistaprint, one lucky Ma21cuteboy reader will win a 12x12 Photo Book for the man in their life! You can choose from a hard cover, leather cover, or linen cover. It includes 26 pages and a variety of layout and design options.

Mandatory Entry: Don't forget your email address in your comment!
Visit Vistprint and let me know what your dad might like.

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(1) Visit & followVistaprint on Twitter and let them know that Ma21cuteboy sent ya!
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Please leave a seperate comment for each entry.{It's easier for this lazy girl}

This contest will end at 11:59 MT on June 18th, and is open to US Residents only. The winner will be chosen via Random.org, notified via email as well as posted in a winners post here on Ma21cuteboy. You will have 48 hours to claim your prize, before a new winner will be chosen. GOOD LUCK!!

*I reveived no compensation for this post, I was given this opprotunity for my readers for being part of Team Mom!*

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Friday, June 04, 2010

Are You Ready to Be Funkdified?

When Chucky and I received Recess Monkey's new CD "The Final Funktier" to review, we were literally blown away! I was cooking dinner and unfortunately wasn't able to sit down with my son and listen to the songs with him. Yet am kinda glad that I wasn't because I could hear him upstairs in his room singing and when I went up to check on him I peeked through the crack in the door and saw him not only singing, but dancing! To me that says a lot about Recess Monkey and their music!

{Sorry about the quality of the pic, he was dancing!}

 The first time I was able to listen to the CD in it's entirety we were in the car and Chucky quickly flipped it to the song that he wanted me to listen to first, which was "Science Fair." When it ended, I went to change it to the beginning of the CD so we can listen to the whole thing, he got mad at me and flipped it to the next song he wanted me to listen to which was "Beat-Box-a-Robot." I glanced over at him and he was singing and moving to the music.
I didn't think I was listening to children's songs, the music is hip, fresh, fun, very catchy and suited for children and family alike. I am utterly impressed by their talent.

Here is a little Bio on the talented trio of teachers from Seattle that is Recess Monkey.

Full Name: Jack Forman
Occupation: Teacher
Disposition: Excitable
Instruments: Bass, Voice & Piano
Pets: Tabbycat- Fred, Chickens- May & Bob
Favorite Things: Morning Star Farms
Favorite Color: Plaid
Last Seen: Mixing "Field Trip"
Favorite Song: "Something Happens in the Teens"

Full Name: Daron Henry
Occupation: Teacher
Disposition: Funny
Instruments: Drums, Percussion
Favorite Things: World Peace, Fashion, Holidays in Vancover
Pets: Dog- Sugar{Shuug}
Favorite Color: Lime Green
Last Seen: Doing yoga with the Dalai Lama
Favorite Song: "Booster Seat"

Full Name: Andrew Holloway
Occupation: Teacher
Disposition: Charming
Instruments: Voice, Guitar & Keys
Favorite Things: Tamari Almonds
Pets: Rabbits- Yerba & Dagney
Favorite Color: ORANGE
Last Seen: Writin song for "The Final Funktier"
Favorite Song: "Constellation Conga"

Songs on the album are:
1. Lift Off
2. Moon Boots
3. Jet Pack
4. Science Fair
5. Ukalalien
6. My Brother is a Satellite
7. Beat-Box-a-Robot
8. Sunglasses
9. Space Elevator Music
10. The Galax Sea
11. Booster Seat
12. How Do You Build a Robot?
13. Constellation Conga
14. Black Hole in My Room
15. One Tiny Light

You don't have to take my word about Recess Monkey being out of this world, just check out these reviews:

"2009in Review: These kid' songs are...awesome!... There are bands you can't go wrong with, and this is one of them."- USA Today

"BEST KIDS' CDs OF THE DECADE: With five great albums released in the past four years, this trio of Seattle teachers(who have even garnered Beatles comparisons) has become a force to be reckoned with in chidren's music."- Christopher Healy, AOL ParentDish

"Recess Monkey has slowly staked it's claim to being the best kids' music band in the business."- Stefan Shepherd, Zooglobble

You can learn more about Recess Monkey on Facebook & also on their website. The Final Funktier is set to be released on June 15th.

We were also able to review Flute Sweet & Tickletoon in Green Golly & her Golden Flute by Keith Torgan & Barbara Siesel. It is an amazing mix of classical music, story telling and comedy.
A little about Green Golly & Her Golden Flute: {taken from the website}

Green Golly & Her Golden Flute

Rapunzel may have been horrified to spend her days trapped in that big old tower but not Green Golly – she was delighted! So inspired by all that whizzed past her window she couldn’t help but make music. Herein lies the charm of “Green Golly & Her Golden Flute” – this funny and extraordinarily musical event, featuring the music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Gossec, Elgar, Bizet, Chopin and Copland, introduces children to the art of flute and the magic of classical music.“Green Golly” is also available in a version for flute, narrator and full orchestra.
Chucky and I found Green Golly & Her Golden Flute to be fun, funny and very entertaining. I don't know where or how my son became a lover of classical and opera music, but it is just fine with me!
Not only is the story of Green Golly & Her Golden Flute fun, funny and entertaining, so is the story of the creators Barbara Siesel and Keith Torgan. It's a little bit of a fairytale if you will.
Once Upon A Time....
 It would be a while before the two would meet and fall in love. They both grew up to be lovers of music, theatre and instruments.
Keith went on from working as a composer at the very much-acclaimed Williamstown Theatre Festival to composing the score fora show starring Blythe Danner{Gwenyth Paltrow's mom} to founding Sneakers, The Music Company for Kids. He then took a 6 year break.
Barbara was playing her flute in concert halls all accross the world such as Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, The Great Hall, and many other halls accross China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Spain. She had such a passion for new music that she created a festical called The Storm King Music Festival where new works by composers could be introduced to the world for the first time. Barbara later realized that she had a natural gift for teaching.
Keith while on his hiatus from music worked at a car lot singing hingles about the cars he was selling and even more clever songs about the customers. Yet the car lot serenades weren't enough to keep him awake at night. One evening he went on a computer dating site and found a women who who had traveled the world making music with her flute. He was so enamered that he requested a meeting.
As they say, it was love at first sight!
They shared their music with eachother and thus is how the performing duo of Flute Swee & Tickletoon came to life.
And They Live Happily Ever After!
If you enjoy reading books with your child, you will absolutely love listening to Green Golly & Her Golden Flute with them. If you would like more information about Keith Torgan & Barbara Siesel's music you can visit their website here: http: http://tugboatmusic.com/
I have one copy of Recess Monkey's The Final Funktier to giveaway to one Ma21cuteboy reader!
Visit the Recess Monkey Website and let me know which song is your favorite.
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That is 26 chances to win!!
Since the CD comes out on the 15th of June, this giveaway will close on June 11th at 11:59 MT
I will contact the winner via email, as well as post it on my blog, the winner will then have 48 hours to contact me or I will have to choose another winner:(
*I was not compensated for this review, I was provided with the items above from PR for/with the company to formulate my review. The opinions expressed are my honest opinion and others' experiences may differ*
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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Scrubbing Bubbles Winner...

The Winner of the Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaner & Gel is.... #22 mogrill!
Congratulations, I have sent you an email. You have 24 hours to respond, or I will have to choose a new winner;{

Thank you to everyone who participated! Don't forget to subscibe to my blog via email, so you can get in on the latest and greatest giveaways!
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