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Booty Buns Go Green-Give Charity Giveaway!!

Booty Buns Giveaway Event
Welcome to the Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers! Over 175 blogs have teamed up to present this amazing cloth diaper giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering.

Here's your chance to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

This amazing cloth diaper prize pack includes:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
(these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!)
20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes
40 microfiber inserts
20 cotton flannel liners
Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
(picture does not show inserts or liners also included)

First, a little about Booty Buns...

Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
In case you haven't heard about them, Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are incredible one-size cloth diapers that truly fit from birth to potty training! They feature a snap-down rise with 5 different snap settings (most one-size diapers only have 3!) and a waist with 10 regular snap settings plus 2 crossover snap settings. The diapers have hip snaps to prevent wing droop on smaller sizes. The incredible size range of this diaper fits from 3-45 lbs!
Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are pocket diapers and each diaper includes 2 snap-on microfiber inserts that can be stuffed into the diaper or laid on top with the included cotton flannel liner against your child's skin. The diapers have a waterproof PUL outer and a soft suedecloth inner with dual gussets on the inner lining to ensure everything stays IN the diaper! Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers come in an assortment of bright colors and each diaper includes a matching handmade flannel/terry wipe. You can find out more about the diapers at Booty Buns, or check out the detailed Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diaper Review at Daily Mothering!
Booty Buns Cloth Diapers
Booty Buns is dedicated to encouraging others to "go green" and "give charity." Shannon, the owner of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers, leads by example. For every diaper that Booty Buns sells, she donates one Booty Buns Cloth Diaper to a child in need in the US and third-world countries. Booty Buns is the exclusive cloth diapers donator for Operation Showers Of Appreciation, and they are also donating diapers to babies that have severe medical issues here in the US. Shannon hopes to donate a lifetime supply of cloth diapers {20 diapers} to every baby in need around the globe. You can join in this effort by purchasing your own set of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers and telling your friends about Booty Buns!
Make sure to stop by and follow Booty Buns via Facebook, Twitter and Blog for news and giveaways!

And now for the giveaway!!

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
ONE WINNER will receive this gigantic cloth diaper prize pack valued at $546!
And, the winner will get to select their choice of diaper colors!
This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada.
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
Sign in using your Facebook account OR your name and email address.
Click "Do It" for instructions on how to complete each entry.
There is no mandatory entry. Complete as many entries as you wish.
The more entries you submit, the better odds you have of winning!

Viviscal Review and Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Viviscal Review & Giveaway Hop Event! MamaNYC is hosting this event, which is going to run for 3+ months and follow 25 bloggers as they experience hair growth, nourishment, repair, and damage control with Viviscal!

I have always had a problem with fine, thinning hair. Between pregnancies and age my hair has sure been through a lot!  That is probably one reason I keep it short, because the longer it gets the thinner it seems to get. My hair also takes a really long time to grow. Over the winter months, I attempted to grow my hair out and to add just a few inches, it took months and months!! So eventually, I chopped it off again. 

I can't wait to see how my hair will be changing over the next 3 months as I take the Viviscal journey! I am always a little wary about starting new things like this, but am optimistic that it will help my hair become fuller and better looking :) I hope you will stick around and hear about the changes and the end result. 

What is even better about following my journey is that one og my lucky readers will get their own 3 month supply of Viviscal to try out!! This is a $150.00 Value!! Details of the giveaway are below. 

The giveaway is going to run from March 24th at 12:01 am EST until April 8, 2012 at Midnight EST. One lucky winner is going to receive a 3-month trial of Viviscal hair supplements ($150 value). Open to residents in the U.S. only; 18+. Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

NOTICE: All participants are encouraged to hop down the linky list below the Rafflecopter widget! 25 bloggers are each giving away 3-month trials of Viviscal. You will only be eligible to win on ONE of our blog giveaways. However, I hope you will finish all our giveaways because the MORE giveaways and entries completed - the BETTER your chances will be at winning! It’s better to be the selected winner on five of our giveaways instead of none! Once you are selected as a winner from one of these blogs, you will receive a winning email and all set to receive your prize!

This post is part of a review and giveaway event hosted by MamaNYC in conjunction with Lifes2good. I have received a free promotional 3-month trial of this product in order to compose and share an honest review based on personal experience.

Bloggers- April Fan Appreciation Cash Giveaway Sign Ups

Are you a blogger and want to increase your social media exposure by rewarding your fans with a chance to win a cash giveaway? If you answered yes, then you should join our upcoming cash giveaway event, which will run from April 1-11th. This is our third monthly giveaway event. Last month's event was a huge success, with more than 12,000 entries and we'd love to make the April event even bigger!

Sign-ups are open now!

Prize: Cash sum which will be determined by participation - the more bloggers that join, the larger the amount of the cash giveaway.
Eligibility: This giveaway is open Worldwide, prize is in US dollars, Paypal account is required.
Cost: $5 per entry link - Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Email subscription, RSS subscription, or other (could be either a voting link, entry into a different giveaway you are running, or if you are still with blogger a GFC link, etc. whatever - your choice). Each type of link will be listed together in categories on the Rafflecopter form beginning with Facebook pages and moving through all the options in the order listed above. Each entry link in the category will be listed in the order payment was received. Sign up and pay as soon as possible for your chance to be near the top of the list.
Payment: Accepted via Paypal - send to
Blogger Prize: There will be a cash prize for the participating blogger that refers the most participants. Total prize amount will depend upon the number of participating bloggers. Minimum prize amount of $10 and will go up $1 per participating blogger that signs up after the initial 10 so this is a progressive prize amount.
Requirements: You will be required to post twice about this giveaway. Once before the giveaway begins to announce your participation and to tell other bloggers how they can participate also. Your second post should go live after the contest begins, detailing the giveaway and containing the Rafflecopter form so your visitors can enter this awesome giveaway.

Sign-up Now Through March 28, 2012

Your payment will be pooled with the payments from all other participating bloggers and will go toward the total prize (minus Paypal fees, blogger prize and administrative fees). In exchange, your blog will be included with all other participating blogs in the Fan Appreciation Giveaway as an entry method.

Ways I Make Money Being a SAHM/WAHM

After getting pregnant with my daughter and I was let go from my nanny job, we decided that I was going to be a SAHM. We couldn't exactly afford for me to not have a job, but at the same time we couldn't afford for me to go work outside the home and have to put two kids in daycare. I have to say many blessings to all of you who can make it work!!

With being at home, I do have more time to get on the computer and started following blogs and learned from them how to make a little extra money here and there. Now that I am a blogger and am finding other ways to supplement our income, I wanted to take the time to share them with you. I will tell you now that some of what I will post does have affiliate or referral links attached to them. This is another way for me to make money and keep this blog going, so I would love your support if you are so inclined :)

One way to make money at home is by taking surveys. What is great about most of these sites is that some of them also have product testing portions as well. Below are a list of ones that I am a part of and have made some $$ or gift cards from and if you look, some of them have other ways to make money besides just surveys such watching videos, etc.

Superpoints- Spin the SuperLucky Button, Complete Offers, Watch Videos all for points to use for Cash or Gift Cards. I cash out at least $5 week, but it can be much more! This is by far the easiest one. 

Swagbucks- Seriously a lot of things to do for points. Surveys, Search the Internet(mostly all I do), Games, and much more!! Also really easy if you just use it as your search engine. 

Inbox Dollars- I mostly just click on the emails they send, but they also have surveys, games and lots of other ways to earn.

Toluna- Mostly a survey site, but they sometimes have product testing opportunities.

Vindale Research- Mostly surveys, but can also earn money from their reward mail.

Smiley360- More of a sampling program. It is fun and have gotten some good products to sample.

Crowdtap- More fun Survey site. You earn points to redeem for rewards and they also have sample/share programs that are fun and sometimes mean free clothes!

These are just a few of ones that I have used in the past. When I think of more I will add them to this post. I hope this helps those of you looking for a little extra money as it has for me :)

TOMS #OneDayWithoutShoes 2012 and Autism United Coupon Code

Many of you have heard of the TOMS brand and all that they do to help spread the world about children who are in need of shoes. In fact, Every pair of TOMS that you purchase, they in turn give a pair of shoes to a child in need with their One for One initiative.

On April 10, 2012 they are asking us all to go without shoes for one day!! Take a look at the video below to learn a little more.

I love how TOMS doesn't identify themselves as a company, but more as a movement. They use their products in a way to bring light to the struggles that many children face in poorer countries. One Day Without Shoes is a way for us all to join in and bring awareness for the One for One campaign. Curiosity leads to Conversation which leads to Action and results in Change. You can find out a little more on the Autism United Page.

Join in with us and the millions of people who will be taking a part of April 10th, 2012.. a day where we can raise the incredible need to help the children across the world. You can also follow Autism United on Twitter by following @TheAutismUnited and join us on April 10th by using the hashtag #OneDayWithoutShoes to show our support.

Another way to help is by purchasing your own pair of TOMS and what is even better is a $5 off Coupon Code!! Show your support for this movement and I hope to see you all barefoot on April 10th!!!

Shutterfly Yearbooks- Preserve the School Memories

Now that Little Man is in school(only preschool, but still school), I want to preserve those memories and photos and artwork so that we can look back and see what all he did throughout the year. I know there will be many things that eventually we will not remember and what better way to remember than with a yearbook. 

Shutterfly makes the process of putting together photos and captions to make your own photo yearbook super easy and affordable. 
1. Easy-to-make (we promise) - Use our specially designed page templates to capture school activities along with favorite student, classroom and faculty pictures. Make it just the way you want with our All New Custom Path.
2. Easy on your pocketbook - Get up to 75% off when you order for your class or school. We have prices as low as $5 per Yearbook, which are only available by contacting Shutterfly for a quote.
3. Made to love, made to last - Our award-winning photo books are printed in color and professionally bound. Your Yearbook is saved forever and you can re-order it at any time
I love that they give you plenty of tools to help you create the best Yearbook with templates and page layouts for pictures. This would be so great especially for smaller schools who may not have the budget to make a fancy yearbook. Shutterfly will work with you and give you a quote based on your needs. 

I may have to make a yearbook for all of the memories and pictures that we have made this year for Little Man's first year of preschool. I plan on taking pictures of the artwork and other projects he has done as well. I would love to keep all of his craftwork, but that just isn't feasible. By taking a picture of each one, then using that picture in the yearbook we will be able to preserve the memories and be able to look back on all he has done. I can't wait!!
Start working on your yearbook today . You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

I was compensated for the above post, but all opinions are 100% mine. 

WaterPik- Natural Remedy for Sinus Relief

I have suffered for allergies for the past 2 years now. I used to only have seasonal allergies, but now I have to take allergy medicine everyday!! I really don't like taking medicine everyday, and have noticed that other thing shave changed since I have been taking it. I am hoping with our move to a new house soon that my allergies ease. I am sure there are more natural remedies out there, but had not explored them until now because I just wanted to get instant and long lasting relief of my symptoms.

Most of us have heard of all the saline sprays and pots to help rinse our sinuses out, but I was skeptical that they actually helped. I always thought it would feel like you were drowning and just overall thought it was a little gross :)

I was sent the WaterPik SinuSense Water Pulsator to test out. It is really simple to put together and use. Simply fill the reservoir with warm water, add in one to two packets of the saline solution, put up to your nose, then let it runs for 10 seconds on each side. The first time I used it, it was quite a weird experience. The water vibrates through your sinus cavity to come out your other nostril. I have a pretty sensitive gag reflex, so this was a little hard to do, but by bending my head over enough and opening my mouth I eventually figured out the best way to use it. I have been doing some Spring Cleaning the past week and the SinuSense has come in handy. After stirring up all the dust and dirt, my nose has been running and itching like crazy. I have used the SinuSense after I have finished cleaning, and it has almost instantly cleared out the gunk that is making me sneeze. My nose stops running and I feel so much better. With all the pollen in the air this Spring, the SinuSense will come in handy to help clear out my sinuses and hopefully relieve the ongoing battle that I have with allergies. If you are looking for a more natural relief from allergies, I highly recommend the WaterPik SinuSense!! I would have taken a picture of me using it, but I don't think you really need to see that re-inactment .. haha

The WaterPik SinuSense retails for $34.99. You can find more information from their Website and there is even a coupon. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

I was sent the above products in order to facilitate my review and also received compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sneak Peak... Shhhhh... #BootyBuns $500 Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
Would you like to win a LIFETIME SUPPLY of cloth diapers?!
The Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers starts this Saturday, March 24th! Over 175 blogs are coming together to present this fantastic fluffy giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering. Mark your calendar because you don't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

ONE WINNER will receive a gigantic cloth diaper prize pack valued at $546! And, the winner will get to select their choice of diaper colors!

This amazing prize pack will include:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers (these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!) 20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes 40 microfiber inserts 20 cotton flannel liners
Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
(picture does not show inserts or liners also included)
This giveaway will be open to U.S. and Canada.

Come back March 24-31 for your chance to win it all!


#MissionGiveaway- Superpoints Spin-a-Thon Rafflecopter


Mission Tornado Relief Spin-A-Thon!

Giveaway Starts 3/20 12:01 am EST
Ends 3/23 11:59 pm EST
Wait for the Rafflecopter to load then enter below.

Tiptoe Tuesday Blog Hop 3/20

Tiptoe Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Tiptoe Tuesday Blog Hop!!
This is a fun hop to break up your week just a bit. If you are a blogger, feel free to link up to wherever you would like to get some love on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, GFC, Email, the list goes on.. 
If you are a reader, we would love for you to visit and hopefully find some new blogs to follow.

#MissionGiveaway- Superpoints Spin-a-Thon for Tornado Relief

Mission Giveaway started with the $100 Story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are the Mission Giveaway Group!

Earlier in the month, we once again saw powerful storms leave destruction as they swept through the South. This has left us feeling powerless as we wonder what we could do to help. This week's Mission Giveaway is going to be a little different. The team has come together to do a SuperPoints Spin-A-Thon, where all points earned will be donated to Tornado Relief efforts. What can you do to help? SPIN! It's as easy as that. If you don't already have a SuperPoints account, sign up. Every point that you WIN from March 20-23rd, your SuperPoints sponsor will also WIN. If your sponsor is one of the participating blogs, all points accrued during the giveaway dates will be donated. How much do you think we can all earn together??  

SuperPoints is offering a great Grand Prize this week:

  3000 SuperPoints for you and a friend! (3000 points=$30!)    

About SuperPoints:

  Superpoints is a rewards site that is HOT right now. It’s an invitation only site and you earn points which can be redeemed for rewards:
  • 500 points=$5 Amazon Gift Card
  • 1000 points= $10 PayPal Cash
  • 1500 points= $15 Starbucks Gift Card
  • 2500 points= $25 Walmart Gift Card
  • 2500 points= $25 PayPal Cash
  • and many other great prizes.
Here’s how you get started:
 1. Sign up through a current Superpoints member.
 2. Fill out your information to get to the Basic Level.
 3. Confirm your email.
 4. Fill out your profile to get full points! Read more SuperPoints Tips to get the most of your membership!

Here's How You Enter this week's Giveaway:

The Giveaway will open up on Tuesday 3/20 at 12:01 am EST and Close on Friday 3/23 at 11:59 pm EST. 1) Start at the Rafflecopter Giveaway form.
2) Complete the Mandatory entries.
 3) Complete any bonus entries (this week it's all Facebook 'likes'...easy way to get bonus entries)
 4) Come back for additional daily entries!

 That is it! You have successfully entered this awesome giveaway! Good luck and Happy Entering!!

  The amazing Blogs participating in the event this week are: Slop Swap, Madame Deals, Klippin' Krazy Koupons, Moms Saving Money, Colleen's Book Nook, Coupon Savings In The South, Taking Time for Mommy, Slickhousewives, A Savings WOW, Couponing to be Debt Free, Deal Hunting Diva, Insights by April, Melissa's Bargains, Go Momma Coupons, Clippin 4 A Cause, Meg's Moxie, Tammilee Tips, My Mommy's World, Money Saving Michele, Coupon Crazy in Kentucky, Utah Coupon Deals, Stretching Your Budget, Mommy's Money Saving Obsession, Saving by Design, More 4 Moms Buck

 To inquire about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer.

 Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us.

WaterPik- Ultra Water Flosser Review

I hate to admit it, but I don't like to floss!! I used to rarely ever floss because it made my gums bleed and just hurt. I think that is probably one of the reasons I have had to get so much dental work done over the last year. Because of that, I have gotten better about flossing at least a couple of times a week. My gums don't bleed as much, but it can still really hurt.

I was excited when I heard I would get the opportunity to test of the WaterPik Ultra Water Flosser. I have seen them before and was always curious if they would really be helpful.

Here are some of the Product Features:

  • 6 unique tips
  • Advanced pressure control system with 10 settings
  • 5 to 90 psi
  • Reservoir capacity of 90 seconds+
  • Pause button on handle
  • Can be used with water or your favorite mouthwash
  • Smaller and quieter than previous models
  • Covered reservoir with built-in tip storage
  • Three-year warranty
It is really simple to set up and use the Water Flosser. Simply fill the reservoir, choose what tip you would like to use, turn to the desired pressure, and turn on. The first time I used it was definitely an interesting experience. I used it on medium pressure and could really feel the water push between my teeth. I have to say that it was much more pleasant than trying to floss and I wasn't having to contort my hands and jaw just to get between my teeth. I did forget twice to put it on pause when I took it out of my mouth and covered my bathroom mirror in water!! After a few days of use, I have felt the difference in that my gums aren't being cut and bleeding like they do with flossing. I also like that it gives your gums a gentle massage. I can't wait to see with continued use an improvement in the health of my gums and teeth.

The water flosser has been tested and proven to be 50% more effective than regular flossing. It can also help remove bacteria that is deeper down the teeth and along the gum lines, which regular flossing cannot do. 

The WaterPik Ultra Water Flosser retails for $59.99 and would be great for the whole family. I did like that one of the tips was for use under braces and since I may be getting some next year, the water flosser will come in handy! 

You can find more information on their Website and also get a coupon. Visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube

I was sent the above product in order to facilitate my review on behalf of WaterPik and GiGCoin. all opinions are 100% mine. 
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