Introducing Oprah Chai Tea – $250 TEAVANA Gift Card Giveaway

If there are three things I seriously cannot get enough of – they are Oprah, good tea, and doing good for others.


Now you can have all three in one amazing package just in time for Mother’s Day! The new Oprah Chai Tea launched at Teavana on Tuesday, April 29th and I was there to sample the amazing product, learn more about how buying it gives back to others, and to shop for some fabulous Mother’s Day gifts!


Oprah and Teavana invite you to Steep Your Soul by reflecting each day. Oprah created her own signature Chai blend with the master teaologists at Teavana – and it is amazing.


With a shared passion for tea, Oprah Winfrey and Teavana’s lead Teaologists personally developed a distinctive chai rich in cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves, blended with black tea and rooibos.

Now available at Starbucks® and Teavana® stores and at, discover the blend as a loose leaf tea or handcrafted beverage. Each participating store also features Teavana® Oprah Chai boxed sets, ideal for any gifting occasion. And YOU help give back with every purchase – For every Teavana® Oprah Chai product sold at Starbucks or Teavana, Starbucks will donate to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. This includes $0.25 USD for each Teavana® Oprah Chai tea handcrafted beverage, $1 USD per 2oz of Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea, $1 USD per Teavana® Oprah Chai tea tin, and $4 USD per large gift set.


Teavana and I (and Oprah for sure) invite you to come to Teavana and try this amazing new blend. We invite my local readers to attend an amazing Mother’s Day tea celebration on May 11th from 2-3:30pm at the Teavana store in the Mall Of America in Bloomington, MN. The event will feature a tea tasting and attendees will receive a free gift! I hope to see you there!

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Kellogg’s #LoveYourCereal Kit Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Kellogg’s and The Motherhood, and I’ve been compensated for my time. However, all opinions are my own.


I get my kids up early for school. My brother used to make fun of me because I would get up so early for school way back in my day. I got up early because I wanted time to wake-up properly – which included having breakfast and avoid rushing out the door(okay – maybe also to feather and tease my hair and apply three cans of hairspray). So I’ve kept the tradition alive with my kids. No one walks out of this house without a proper breakfast. I want them fueled for school and not craving unhealthy snacks by 9am.

Kelloggs Love Your Cereal Image

Most of the time, they choose cereal – which I love. It’s quick and easy and by adding some milk and fruit – it’s the perfect balanced meal and great way to start a long school day. (Also, I hope it helps my 10 year old with algebra because lord knows I’m failing that class!).


**Did you know that 9 out of 10 kids do not get enough fiber in their diet? That’s why Kellogg’s wants to spread the word about some of the tasty fiber-filled options – like kids’ favorite cereals, fruits and veggies – that can help get kids the fiber they need throughout the day.

**Kellogg’s knows it’s important to kick off your day with a fiber containing breakfast and offers more ready-to-eat cereals that are good source of fiber(3 grams) than any other U.S. food company. (In fact Kellogg’s Foot Loops, Apple Jacks and Mini-Wheats have between 3-6 grams of fiber per serving making them a good to excellent source of fiber that kids love).

**To learn  more about tasty fiber and the benefits of Kellogg’s cereal – visit

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$40 Visa Gift Card Giveaway Support Child Hunger Ends Here

We are already well into Summer – and it seems like our grocery bill just keeps increasing. The kids are home all day and the word “snack” is always on their lips as I try to keep the pantry and refrigerator stocked for kids that are home from school. Do you know what a luxury this is?

During the school year, 21.5 million children rely on free or reduced-price meals to help them keep from going hungry. When school is out, only 2.3 million children participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This means there are millions of children at an increased risk of hunger during the summer. 


I am thrilled and humbled to blog for Child Hunger Ends Here and want you to know more about this important cause.

There are many ways you can help this Summer!

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A Summer Trip To Mall Of America™ and a Giveaway!

It’s not a secret that I like to shop. It’s also not a secret that my daughters are getting older, finding their own sense of style, and also love to shop. I’m an equal opportunity shopper in that I love to shop online, in small local boutiques, and also at our local malls. However, when it comes to making the whole family happy – with a good selection, activities, food and fun – well the Mall is where it’s at.

So consider us about the luckiest shopper family in the world that we have Mall Of America in our hometown! Mall of America has pretty much everything, which is why I find myself visiting there at least once a month if not more. And I don’t go there just to grab the latest fashions and sales from my favorite shops at MOA™ (that’s what we all call it), it is a great morning outing for me and my toddler on a quiet Tuesday (Toddler Tuesday® offers fun events just for the little guys!) when we are looking for something to do, a perfect and central place to meet for dinner with my girlfriends, the place that I take all visitors to our city, and a place for everyone to find something truly special and fun to do whether it’s a snow day, a rainy day, or even a sunny day.  MOA is THE destination to hit whether you are a resident or a visitor…and in the 20 years I’ve been heading to MOA, well I’ve never been left to wonder what I should do for fun or shopping during my visit!   Here are some of our favorite spots!   If I’m shopping for me – I love the unique offerings and shops at MOA. A trip to MOA is not complete without a stop at Sephora, Desigual, Athleta, JCrew, Nordstrom (and also Nordstrom Rack!), the Loft, and lululemon athletica. MOA is also one-stop shopping for finding the perfect shoes, accessories, handbags and gifts for just about anyone. Selection is huge, sales are great, and remember – TAX FREE for clothing in Minnesota!

My kids also love Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack – but love to check-out the latest Euro-fashions at H&M, be trend ready at the best prices at both p.s. by aeropostale and Ruum, love the tween vibe at Justice, and the classic stylings of Crewcuts and Gap. For my little one, I love naartjie kids and for my older girls it seems that a lot of Abercrombie is in our future.

I also have to mention how lucky we are to have an American Girl store at MOA – sometimes we visit the Mall JUST for AG – to see the latest dolls and clothing, for their fun events, or for a very special meal or ice cream treat. All my girls (and ME) love the American Girl store!

If you aren’t in the shopping mood (as if…), you will find plenty to do – like being a fighter pilot at A.C.E.S, screaming on a roller coaster at Nickelodeon Universe®, trying the ropes course (Ghostly Gangplank), winning a game of mini golf (at Moose Mountain), hanging with the sharks SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium, or catching the latest flick at the Theatres….Trust me, you could spend days at MOA and never do it all. So tell Dad and your husband – that you don’t have to be a shopper to visit MOA, you just have to love some fun! And if you’re looking for a quieter time – well Barnes & Noble at MOA is a great place to read a good book, or see what’s happening at the MOA rotunda – from bands, concerts, book signings, star sightings, and cultural events – there’s always something to see and do.

Need to rest those feet? Well MOA is home to some of the best restaurants for everybody’s palette…from sushi to burgers, from sit-down to fast-food, from great wine to milkshakes, from a much needed cup of coffee to some frozen yogurt – well you won’t leave hungry at MOA.

Worried about parking or directions – one of the best things about the Mall is that it’s just minutes from the airport, you can take light-rail to visit, or find ample parking in the huge lots and ramps. And if you really don’t want to worry about parking and want to take your time to fully enjoy your MOA experience – well the Radisson Blu has recently opened at MOA, so now you can enjoy a full-service hotel with a pool, restaurant, bar, parking, and fabulous rooms while you spend time with family and friends at MOA – talk about a full and worry-free and fabulous fun vacation!

And now I want you to go to Mall of America this Summer (and next Winter too) – as it’s truly a great destination for the whole family!   So… Enter to Win a $100 Mall Of America Gift Card!   Easy to enter by answering this question in the comments of this post….   “What is your first stop when you arrive at Mall of America?”


No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “”#SweepstakesEntry””; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post”

c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 5/13 – 6/9.

Be sure to visit the Mall of America page on where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!


Disclosure: I was compensated for my time for this BlogHer sponsored post, but all words, opinions and fashion choices are purely my own.


Bumpidoodle Giveaway

Okay – I’m going to start this post asking you to raise your hand if your child loves stuffed animals? I swear every time we leave this house a stuffed animal fairy somehow takes hold of one of my children and ‘blesses’ them with some magical power to make me buy them another stuffed animal because OMG it is just so cute!  I think this happens as I completely understand their need because I too as a child, was a collector of Stuffis Animalis. And when I graduated from college and bought a house, my mom showed up at my doorstep and delivered boxes and boxes of my beloved stuffed animals and just maybe I still have them all because OMG they are so cute.

What I love now though is that stuffed animals are so much cooler and seemingly smarter because they are not only squishy, huggy cute but they can be functional. This new found functionality of a stuffed animal makes parents very happy while their children delight even more in playing with their new friends.

So when I was contacted by Bumpidoodle to review a Floor Friend I kind of got way too excited over it because OMG cute!

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Alexandra Rain App and a Guitar Giveaway!

One of the biggest concerns I have as a mom is teaching my girls to be self-confident. I have three daughters and everyday I hope I can reinforce how important it is to love who they are, be proud of who they are, be strong and always have courage.  So when I find out about a product that demonstrates the importance of character, strength, courage and love – well, I want to know more.

So I am thrilled to introduce you today to an amazing character and new app called Alexandra Rain.  She is a typical little girl who enjoys playing dress-up and has a fun fashion style. Most importantly, she focuses on her inner beauty and is always kind to others.


“Follow the journey of a spunky and fashionable 8 year old little girl named Alexandra Rain, who calls herself a “Super Model Extraordinaire”! While she enjoys modeling fun fashion styles, what she loves to model most is the kindness in her heart. The first book in this series is all about courage. The book takes you through an interactive story about a typical day at school when Alexandra is afraid and needs to find her courage.”

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Holiday Family Photo Shoot and a $50 Tiny Prints Giveaway

I made my family go out and pose and smile and act like they like each other to capture the perfect pictures for our annual Photo Christmas Cards last weekend. They love me for this process every single year. Well they basically only love me when we are done and get to drink the hot chocolate reward.


Doing this again reminded me so fondly of that post I wrote last year about how to have a successful family holiday photo shoot. You know, to make sure you really capture your beautiful children perfectly?


Ironically, at the same time I was reminiscing about the time my tween shot me the ‘evil eye’ – the kind people at Tiny Prints contacted me and asked if I wanted to host a giveaway on my blog so that one of my readers might enjoy some family bonding over holiday pictures and then receive a nice discount on their order.


So dear readers – here again are my tips for doing your own  ‘successful family holiday photo shoot and if you make it to the end you will find out how to enter to win a $50 Tiny Prints promo code! Be sure to check out their special offers right now!

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Lauren Nicole Gifts $75 Gift Card Giveaway!

I love hand-stamped jewelry for many reasons. It’s simple, classic and most of all completely personalized. Whether you choose something with a family name, a symbol that is meaningful, an item to celebrate being a mother, or a gorgeous piece for that special gift – hand-stamped jewelry is so meaningful.

So I was thrilled to receive a hand-stamped personalized Social Media Tag necklace from Lauren Nicole Gifts! I’ve seen(and owned) other necklaces with my twitter handle but this design is so much more.


It’s stunning and so classic and I love the vintage look. The chain is the perfect length and comes with a fresh water pearl. It’s seriously stunning!

I’ve been wearing my @sellabitmum twitter handle necklace for a few weeks now and have received so many compliments. It’s fun and quirky and really speaks to the times. Whether you blog or are just active in social media – you will love a custom social media tag necklace!

I would LOVE for you to own one too! So today I am giving away a $75 Gift Certificate from Lauren Nicole Gifts!

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New Nestle Drumstick Cones and $100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway!

The Ice Cream Truck Cometh…with a Nestlé Drumstick and $100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

Do you remember that period of sweet innocence – you know, that period of time when your firstborn is too small to realize the ice cream truck that drives by your home actually is carrying ice cream and isn’t just the ‘crazy music truck’ that you sweetly explain that it is? The period when you hope your toddler is sleeping soundly before the ‘crazy music truck’ comes by so you can go get a Nestlé® Drumstick® for yourself and totally not have to share?!

Yeah, those blissful ice cream hoarding years clearly don’t last long enough.

Pretty soon the oldest kid figures it out and tells her little sister and then BOOM! Drumsticks for all! The ‘crazy music truck’ turns into the ‘Hey Mom, can we have $3?’ truck and I’m all like, “Well, no, you need $4 because you need to buy one for me too!”

Every Monday and Friday at about 6:30 pm from April until September we listen for the music. My two-year-old, I swear, can hear it five blocks away. Our neighborhood is filled with kids, and all of them swarm to the ice cream truck and wait in line for their $1 ice cream. I admit I’ve taught my kids to appreciate the good stuff when it comes to ice cream – go for the chocolate or caramel. Of course, this way I will like what they cannot finish. Ahem.

To get through those days between the ice cream truck visits we keep a box of the small Lil’ Drums for just the perfect treat. (Also, I can eat them and not feel guilty, at least until I realize I’ve eaten the last one – I am usually so busted). Also, who taught these kids how to count? They are totally keeping track of my copious ice cream consumption.

I’ve always been a major Classic Drumstick fan, but have you checked out their new flavors? They are simply amazing. Who can resist Pretzel Dipped Drumstick cones, and the new Lil’ Drums Caramel Delights: Vanilla Caramel Crunch and, oh my word, Caramel Graham? It makes me want to just host an ice cream party and maybe even invite all of the kids! Nestlé Drumsticks are such an easy dessert for those summer BBQs everyone loves! Check out all the new flavors on the Nestlé Drumstick Facebook page!

Summer is right around the corner, so it’s time to get my freezer stocked! We plan to host many parties in the backyard this season.

And now Nestlé and I want to make your summer planning even easier!

Win It!

$100 Walmart Gift Card


No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries to this giveaway by selecting from the follow entry methods:

*Leave a comment on this post answering this question: “What is your favorite summer activity with your friends and family?

*Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post.

*Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post.

*For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw and will be notified by email. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 5/14/2012 to 6/15/2012.

Be sure to visit the Nestlé Drumstick page on, where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

Good luck, and bring on summer!

Disclosure: I was provided Nestlé Drumstick samples and compensation, but the words and opinions are all my own. Also, don’t steal my ice cream.


Taking Care of YOU On Mother’s Day

I mentioned that I had my annual(I mean every 3 year because I haven’t had time) exam last week. My doctor asked me where I’ve been the last three years.


I truthfully could not tell her exactly what I’ve been doing, but boy have I have been busy…mothering.  I realized that taking three years to make a doctors appointment for myself  was just the last item in a very long laundry list and things that I don’t do for myself – fun or not.

(read on and enter to win $100 from Molly Maids!)

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Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal For Moms On the Go and a $75 Giveaway

I’ll admit right now that I’ve let breakfast get a bit out of hand in our home. It’s totally my fault and I’ve been starting to wonder if I can change things for the better for our family.


See for lunch(on weekends) – everyone is on their own. If you want it – make it. I make my lunch and I make Astrid’s lunch if I cannot convince her sisters to do it.   And for dinner – I make one meal. I am not a short-order cook. One meal. If you don’t like it – well it might just be a long hungry night.  It turns out by enforcing this system my kids are more willing to try new things and it’s so nice to have a meal that we all sit together as a family to enjoy.  Although some might still turn their noses up at creamed spinach…JED!


Anyway – breakfast is my challenge and usually goes like this – all three girls line-up on the couch watching the TV mindlessly with little newborn baby kitten eyes. I let them do this as it lets them wake-up it gives me time to try and throw together their breakfasts and get all of us somewhat organized as we are so busy and rushed that we need to somehow get out of the door in the morning.(Continue reading and enter to win!)

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What I Wore Wednesday – Bobiam Tee Shirt Giveaway

It was over 50 degrees here today in Minnesota. Pretty much that means BREAK OUT THE BIKINIS – but since I don’t really shave from September to April..because hello.Minnesota.usually freezing…I chose to wear short-sleeves instead.


You may thank me now.
So I threw on my Matilda Jane Sandy pants and biker boots from Nordstroms from a few years back, and pulled out my long layered T-shirt from Bobiam.


I had a scarf and basic jersey knit open sweatshirt on earlier in the day..but then found myself playing soccer in the backyard so I shed those before my six year old took these professional pictures.


I was sweating.  Sweating is weird in January. In Minnesota. Usually I’m wearing 14 layers and drinking cocoa and am still chilled. And soccer is difficult in the snow.  In fact where I am standing in these pictures is usually the edge of our backyard ice rink every Winter.


Okay, now I’m sad.


Anyway, because I love this shirt so much..and my kids asked if they could borrow it…I’m giving away a gift code to one of my readers from Bobiam Artistic Streetwear….so you can get your own!


Founded in 2010, Bobiam strives to help others realize the American Dream. Bobiam’s edgy designs are created exclusively by children. Bōbiam is an Artistic and UVSmART streetwear company. They are unique in that they feature youth artists only, as young as 5yrs old.   The owners started this business in their home, inspired by their 8yr old son’s art creations.


The company is named after that very artist, who’s nick name is Liam Bōbiam or just Bōbiam.  At Bōbiam, kids, charity and ideas trump profits.  They feature guest artists, and pay all of the artists $1 of every shirt sold in their design. In addition, Bobiam contributes $1 of every online sale to charitable organizations committed to kids’ art. Bobiam makes amazing designs for the whole family. I love some of their tee’s for kids and Eloise has already made quite a list of her likes!




Win a $30 Gift Code to shop at Bobiam!


Mandatory Entry


Visit Bobiam and come back here and comment on this blog post with your favorite product from their site.


Optional Entries(please leave an additional comment on this blog post for each entry you complete)

1. Follow me on twitter

2.  Tweet out the giveaway  – you may tweet it out twice per day.

I entered to win the @BobiamStrtWear  #giveaway from @sellabitmum

3. Share this giveaway on facebook

4. Follow @bobiamstrtwear on the twitter

5. Follow me on Pinterest

6.  Pin the giveaway picture from this post on Pinterest

7. Pin a product directly from Bobiam’s site on Pinterest

Open to US residents 18+ . Giveaway ends Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 6pm Central and winner will be notified immediately. Good luck!

Disclosure:I was provided with a tee shirt to review..but words opinions and the decision to wear short-sleeves in January are all mine.

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WINNER ANNOUNCED! Crocs Grand Opening Mall of America and $100 Crocs Giveaway!

Congrats to Comment #64 –  Truthful Mommy!!!
Thank you to everyone who entered! xo

The Crocs store at Mall of America is getting a whole new look and YOU are invited to the grand opening this Saturday, December 3rd, starting at 9am and going on all weekend.  This is one of only three stores in the country featuring a new design by Seattle-based architecture firm Callison LLC. It features an “engaging, fun and high-touch environment” that invites you to explore, interact and shop.

The Grand Opening festivities include a Stash and Dash event where 5 randomly chosen people will win 2 minutes to grab FREE Crocs gear. Plus all weekend long there are chances to win a FREE pair of shoes or savings up to 50% off a pair of shoes! (See all the Crocs Mall of America Grand Opening details here.)

And EVERYONE is a winner, because you can print a coupon for 20% off any one item at the new Crocs store at Mall of America.  Coupon expires 12/31/11.

Have you checked out the selection of Crocs online lately? I have to say that I fell in love with the Exitosa boots!

Well if you love those and so many other amazing styles for the whole family – YOU CAN WIN THEM!

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WINNER Announced! Disney on Ice Presents Treasure Trove – Minnesota Ticket Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered – and the winner is:

Galit Breen – I will be in touch shortly!!! Enjoy!

My girls were so excited to hear that Disney on Ice was coming to St. Paul!  They are avid skaters and of course lovers of all things Disney – so this will be the perfect family Holiday outing!

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove is performing at Xcel Energy Center December 8-11, 2011.

Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Ahoy, Mateys! Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land! Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’ Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards. Relive magical moments in this ultimate Disney animation celebration coming to Saint Paul!

Ticket Prices: $16 / $22 / $42 / $65 (Group 12+ call 651-312-3486)
Show Times: Thursday, Dec. 8 – 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 – 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 – 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 – 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to, or visit them on Facebook and YouTube

Disney on Ice is offering a special SHOW SAVINGS OPPORTUNITY for my readers!

4 tickets for $44 on select show!  A total savings of $20!


Discount valid on all weekend evening performances (Friday 7 p.m. / Saturday 7 p.m. / Sunday 5 p.m.)   Offer in effect Monday, November 28 @ 10 a.m. through Wednesday, December 7 at 10 p.m.


Offer Valid toward regularly-priced $16 tickets only, excludes VIP and Front Row Seats. Offer subject to ticket availability.  For best seats redeem as soon as possible. Valid on up to 12 discounted tickets. Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, premiums or rebates.


To Redeem:

Call 1-800-745-3000 Use code: MOM or online at with code: MOM.  (Offer subject to service and handling charges)


What’s even better – I have FOUR Tickets to giveaway to the opening night show to one of you!!!!



Four tickets to Disney on Ice Treasure Trove at the XCel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN Opening night performance- December 8th 7pm


Mandatory Entry


Comment on this blog post and tell me what Disney princess or character you love best!


Optional Entries(please leave an additional comment on this blog post for each entry you complete)

1. Follow me on twitter

2.  Tweet out the giveaway – you may tweet it out twice per day.

Win 4 tickets to Disney on Ice #twincities from @sellabitmum

Giveaway ends Saturday December 3rd at 6pm Central and winner will be notified immediately. Good luck!

Disclosure: Feld Entertainment is providing four tickets for this giveaway as well as tickets for my family to a show. Words are mine. About Feld Entertainment: Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.


Naturalizer Shoe Review and Giveaway – Winner Announced!

POST UPDATE – MIDNIGHT EASTERN 10/12/11 – GIVEAWAY CLOSED – at 406 comments. Winner will be contacted tomorrow. Thank you all for entering and good luck!! xo


Winner Announced

Congratulations to Kathie!!! I am so excited for you! I hope you enjoy your shoes!

I was thrilled to receive a pair of Naturlizer shoes for review.  I have been looking for the perfect basic brown boot for the last few seasons and the Naturalizer Arness boot did not disappoint. It is a gorgeous tall brown leather with a buckle detail and medium heel. I love these boots with skirts, dresses, leggings and skinny jeans. They are so comfortable. (I was sporting them in my latest What I Wore Wednesday post)

  • Since 1927, Naturalizer has proven that wearing the latest footwear fashions can be comfortable, stylish and affordable all in one.
  • With rich leathers, soft suedes, and beautiful, trend right details, Naturalizer shoes provide the ultimate in style + comfort.
  • Backed by research from “Style & Trend” experts, the Naturalizer line offers the influence of current fashion, blended with the enduring style women have come to expect from the brand.
  • Naturalizer offers a variety of styles including tall boots, loafers, wedges, pumps, platforms, flats, booties and oxfords. The fall collection from Naturalizer has something for everyone, with feminine details and styles inspired by a range of classic and contemporary trends.Naturalizer delivers shoes that make you look good and feel good – always, so you can live your life and love your shoes.

Some of my favorite Fall styles from Naturalizer:


The Fabulous Retro and Classic Irma

The Naya Lark Ankle Boots

And the amazing Naya Quail wedge boots

Wouldn’t you love to have a pair for yourself? Well now you can…because Naturalizer is giving one of my readers any pair of shoes they choose from their collections. ANY pair – pick a flat, a heel, a boot, ANY PAIR your choose! You will be provided with a gift card in the value of the shoe of your choice…

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Maclaren Stroller Winner!!!

May I just say again how excited I was to giveaway a Maclaren Triumph Stroller on the blog? Okay I said it.


One thing I want to do is work only with brands and products that I truly love and have used and want to share with you.  For example, I will never give away whiskey. I hate whiskey. Also steak. Not a steak person. You will never see me give away meat of any kind on the blog.  Especially meat in a box. Also football tickets. Never football tickets.  Another thing – clowns. Hate clowns. I promise to never give one to you. Oh and hamsters. I will never have a hamster giveaway.  Perhaps a guinea pig, but never a hamster.


So thank you all for entering the Maclaren Stroller Giveaway. I was so excited to see so many amazing comments about Maclaren from your own personal experience and also hearing how you loved their website and how many product lines they carry besides strollers.   (did you also know they have free shipping on all products through Labor Day…)


Sooo the winner of the Triumph is commenter 296 as chosen very randomly by is….


SUNDEE!!! I will be in contact shortly with prize information. WOOT!

Thank you again to everyone who entered. You are all rock-stars and I wish I had a box of steak to give to all of you. Or not. Never, ever a clown though.



Juley Jules Review and Giveaway…WINNER Announced!

Thank you all for entering! The winner is Heather King from the Extraordinary Ordinary! YAY Heather!!!!


It may come as no surprise to you…but I REALLY like children’s clothing.  I KNOW. Take a moment. I did.


I like to say that I have taken complete advantage of raising three girls to be as fashionable as possible.  Why not, right?  Everyone needs a hobby and shopping for fun girls clothing is just good clean fun.

Besides just shopping the trends though – I like to teach my girls about getting good quality for what we spend. I want to buy clothing that I can pass along down the line and get value while still having amazing quality through many washings and wear..AND have clothing that is fun yet functional for school, the playground or acceptable to wear to an event or outing.


Of course I also like to only buy clothes that my kids will choose to wear and love!


So I was so thrilled when Romy from Juley Jules contacted me to do a review and giveaway! Juley Jules has amazing girls clothing in fun fabrics and styles that are easy to wear and care for…and so dang adorable!(click to continue reading for the giveaway!...)

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