Purex’s Sharp Dressed Baby Sweepstakes {Giveaway}

Newborn, new year, new savings. Who says your baby can’t be well dressed and stay clean & fresh at the same time? Four (4) winners receive $500 to style out their “baby” for 2013, while one (1) grand prize winner walks away with $500 plus a year’s supply of Purex Baby detergent! Enter the sweepstakes here until 2/22.

Happy kids make for happy families, so start using Purex Baby detergent for your baby’s laundry. It’s hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win 3 coupons for FREE Purex Baby Detergent

HOW TO ENTER:

(Do any or all of the following, leave a comment for each you do)

1) Leave a comment telling me why you want to win

2) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3)  “Like” Purex on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @Purex on  Twitter

6) Follow me on Pinterest

7) Share this giveaway on a social network

8) Enter another one of my giveaways (found here)

Giveaway ends February 22, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. U.S. residents 18 and older only.

(Disclosure: I received a sample of Purex Baby Detergent. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

Mom Made Foods {Giveaway}

Mom Made wants to make it easier for you to keep your commitment to feed your family healthy food, and to teach your kids that nutritious can be delicious! GIVEAWAY!!


Mom Made Foods is wanting to spread the love with the Healthy Pledge 2013 and with that comes coupons!!! Mom Made Foods wants to give moms out there a break from the kitchen without a shred of guilt.

Mom Made Foods is an all natural and  USDA organic created because Mom Made Foods believes in convenient meals that do not sacrifice quality or nutrition, and that kids should be able to eat delicious foods without added junk. Inspired by kids and the familiar recipes they love, Mom Made Foods uses only the freshest quality ingredients, such as organic products and meats raised without antibiotics, all sourced in the USA.


Mom Made Foods not only wants to feed healthy but encourage eating healthy! The healthy pledge 2013 will remind moms that teaching kids to eat nutritious foods can be delicious! Mom Made invites you to take their Healthy Pledge, and receive healthy tips, recipes, deals and more from them all year long.

You can learn more about Mom Made Foods on their website.


** Please enter for a chance to win coupons from Mom Made Foods, using the Rafflecopter form below. 5 winners will each win 10 coupons!**

This giveaway ends February 23, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. US residents, 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for hosting this giveaway.)


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News For Parents From Pampers {Target Gift Card Giveaway}

As a parent it is so hard to find a good diaper. I know that we went through multiple brands until we found the one that worked best for us. Pampers fans will be excited to learn that Target now carries their much-loved “Swaddlers” diapers in sizes 4 and 5 so they can stick with what works. This is great news for parents who have children that wear larger sized diapers.

GIVEAWAY:

$10 Target gift card, the First Years Deluxe Fold and Go diapering kit, Pampers wipes

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me why you want to win

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Follow me on Pinterest

4) Leave a comment on another one of my posts

Giveaway ends February 25, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. Winners must be residents of the United States and be 18 years of age or older.

(Disclosure: I received items from Pampers but all thoughts are my own.)

 

KIND Nuts & Spices Bars {Giveaway}

Looking for a healthier alternative to candy this Valentine’s Day? Try KIND Nuts & Spices Bars. These Gluten-Free snack bars come in many delicious flavors like Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate and Madagascar Vanilla Almond. Need more reason to try these snacks out? Here are four:

They’re sweet – but not too sweet (who doesn’t like a bad boy now and then?) Even though Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan are coated in decadent dark chocolate, they contain only 5g of sugar or less per bar.

There’s nothing artificial about them – these guys are genuine – just ingredients you can see and pronounce and no outrageous label claims hiding dirty secrets like sugar alcohols.

They won’t break your heart – far from it! Each bar is packed with whole almonds, pecans, and peanuts – a natural source of omega-3’s that will actually make your heart stronger and fend off hear t disease. Given that just 3% of Americans have optimal heart health, this is one to consider! (American Heart Association, 2013)

They’ll give you that natural glow – ah, the look of a woman in love – and also one who has taken proper care of her skin. Research shows that the antioxidants found in Dark Chocolate can help fight free radicals keeping your skin bright and clear throughout the winter months ahead.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a sampling of KIND bars.

(3) Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan

(3) Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt

(3) Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein

(3) Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do.}

1) Leave a comment telling me which flavor of KIND bar is your favorite (or which one you want to try if you’ve never tried them before.)

2) Share this giveaway on the social network of your choice

3) Follow @KINDsnacks on Twitter

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Subscribe to this blog via email (look in the upper right corner)

6) Leave a comment on another post

Giveaway ends February 17, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. Giveaway open to U.S. residents ages 18 and over only.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for posting this giveaway. Thoughts are my own.)

 

 

$350 Melissa & Doug Toys Giveaway

$350 Melissa & Doug Toys Giveaway

Sponsored by Melissa & Doug

From puzzles to puppets, plush to play food, magnetic activities, music and more, Melissa & Doug® is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of educational toys and children’s products. We have a number of their items and they have withstood lots of rough play from my two boys. Their chunky puzzles are my favorite and were one of the most played with toys during the toddler years here in our home.

Here’s a little about the company in their own words:

Over 23 years ago we started our company in the garage of the home where Doug grew up — we had to be careful not to disturb Doug’s parents who were still living there! Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to move into a real office down the road, a building that actually has separate ladies and men’s bathrooms! Our philosophy has remained the same over the years–to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. Our line offers something for everyone with over 1,000 innovative products for children of all ages! We’ve always welcomed customer suggestions, and we continually strive to make improvements to our products. We’re honored by the faith you place in us and view it as our responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come!

Read Coupon Gator Mommy’s Melissa & Doug Toys Review.

 

Three lucky winners!  Grand Prize: $250 in Your Choice of Melissa & Doug Products1st Runner Up: $50 in Melissa & Doug Products2nd Runner Up: $50 in Melissa & Doug Products

This giveaway ends Feb. 26, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.
Open to US and Canada residents.
Good Luck!

 

 

(Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Making Time For Mommy is not responsible for shipping prize to winner, nor did I accept any compensation for this promotion.)

Skin Resolutions {$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway}

Did you know that the foods you eat, amount you sleep and level of exercise activity all have an impact on your skin? Here are some tips to get your skin’s metabolism moving in the New Year:

o   Swap your white bread with whole grain options to help support healthy looking skin. Whole grains help make skin firming collagen and elastin!

o   Make sure to add Vitamin C rich foods, like broccoli and citrus fruits, to your shopping list in 2013. Vitamin C can help your skin neutralize free radicals.

o   Exercising can do more than trim your waistline; it’s also good for your skin. Increased blood flow from physical activity helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells

o   Many people vow to eat healthier in the New Year, but doing so can also help impact your skin. What do carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash have in common? All are high in Beta-Carotene, which promotes cell turnover and growth while protecting the collagen in your skin.

o   Rest up!  When you sleep, you allow your skin cells a chance to regenerate.   Do you get 6-8 hours of sleep each night?

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My five 2013 healthy body resolutions:

1) Wear sunscreen whenever I’m outside

2) Get up and walk around during the day

3) Eat more fruits and veggies

4) Be in bed by 11pm at least three days per week

5) Put lotion on my skin every night before bed

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Eucerin has a great app called the “Skindicator” on their Facebook page. You can get a personalized skin care recommendation from their Eucerin Skin First Dermatologists. It’s pretty cool. The app told me I needed the Redness Relief Line, Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion, Original Healing Soothing Repair Lotion, and the Skin Calming- Itch Relief Treatment. My skin is not normally very dry but I do have some really dry, eczema like patches that I’ve been trying to provide relief to and haven’t been able to so I’m excited to try these new products.

GIVEAWAY:

One winner will win a $100 Visa Gift Card and the skin care products that the “Skindicator” app suggests for you.

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me what your “skin care” resolution would be

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Enter another one of my giveaways (find them in the upper right corner)

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @EucerinUS on Twitter

6) Subscribe to this blog via email (look in upper right hand corner)

7) Follow me on Pinterest

8) Try the Skindicator app on Facebook and tell me what products are recommended for you

Giveaway ends February 22, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. The giveaway is open to US Residents 18 years and older only.

(Disclosure: I received a prize pack from Eucerin but all thoughts are my own.)


Bianchi Ride-On Car Giveaway {$239 ARV}

I’m joining in with Lori from A Day In Motherhood and some other bloggers to give away a great item for children. I think any young child would love this little metal ride-on car one of you is going to win. Before we get to the giveaway though, here is some information from Lori about Natural Child World and their green items for the whole family.

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Last week I told you guys about a Natural Child World, a magazine that I just love! But the magazine is just one aspect of Natural Child World and what they have to offer modern, eco-conscious, families! With everything from products for your pups to products for your pregnancy, Natural Child World can help green up your home, your kids toys and even your Valentine’s Day!

Natural Child World

“It is the #1 resource for parents who want to make better choices for themselves and the people they love the most, without sacrificing the things they like the most. From design in Copenhagen to fashion in New York, to lifestyle and well-being around the globe, Natural Child World offers a global look at parenting in the modern world.”

The more time I spend on the website, the more I am impressed with not only the stylish and fashionable, modern items, but the care in choosing to sell those that are created with a keen awareness of the impact on the community and the user enjoying them. Most of the products have a “Conscious Story”. These stories share everything from how buying a product prompts the manufacturer to plant a tree to how the community that created a toy benefits from it’s sale.

Shop Natural Child World

Dog toys are created with recycled plastic, rocking horses are specifically designed to not only be visually beneficial to a child, but to be as safe as possible as well. And everything is modern and functional and beautiful!

I am personally hooked on the entire line of toddler gifts and toys! There are so many awesome things that I have never seen on any other site! 3D Carpets for imagination play, wall decals that are aimed at teaching children their letters, colorful dolls and toys and so much more have my wish list growing with every click!

One of my favorite things I have found on the site are the awesome ride on cars! Built to last, these full body metal cars have an old time style with modern safety in mind! These will last through multiple children making them an investment for all of the growing little ones in your family!

Take a moment to check out Natural Child World and all that it has to offer! I bet you’ll find a ton of things that you love just as I did!

To help celebrate the eco-concious website that is soon to be a go-to for you and yours, (1) of our readers will WIN an awesome prize pack that includes:

Natural Child Magazine
Copy-Kids DVD
NOTE that this is a comment mandatory giveaway. So if you are entering then please leave a comment on the blog you are on.
Giveaway open to US Residents ONLY, 18+. The bloggers participating in this giveaway are not responsible for prize delivery. This giveaway is not associated in any way with Facebook, Twitter or any other social media platform. Please see complete rules and regulations on the Rafflecopter form.
Enter below and GOOD LUCK!

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(Disclosure: I was not compensated for posting this giveaway and I have not reviewed any of the above items.)

The Ultimate Mobile Mom Giveaway For New Moms {$960 Value}


Welcome to the Ultimate Mobile Mom Giveaway sponsored by MobileMom.com, Rakuten.com Shopping, Snugli, and Britax! I am happy to be teaming up with some great bloggers to give away some amazing items that are perfect for new moms!

Before we get to the giveaway I want to introduce to you MobileMom.com! Mobile Mom is a collection of free apps for your smartphone that provide pregnancy info on your mobile device — anytime, anywhere! If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, these apps were designed just for you! The following apps are currently available in the Apple Store and Google Play:

Ovulation Calculator — This app will help you determine your most fertile days to increase your chances of conceiving each month.

Due Date Calculator — This app will calculate your due date and keep track of important pregnancy milestones.

Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator — Concerned with keeping your weight in check during pregnancy? The Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator will help you stay within your healthy range.

Pregnancy Test — Think you might be pregnant? Determine the likelihood with this intuitive app by answering just a few questions. It’s proven algorithm will provide you with an answers!

Baby Names Finder — Browse through thousands of unique, traditional, and popular names to find the perfect name for your baby! Find out a name’s origin, meaning, popularity and create a list of your favorites to help you narrow it down.

Pregnancy Talk — This app hasn’t been released yet but it’s coming soon! Find friendship and support from other moms during the most important time in your life. Join the Pregnancy Talk community for 24/7 access to moms who are going through or have been through the same things you are! Ask questions, give advice based on your own experiences and more!

If you have any friends that are pregnant or trying to conceive, please pass this info along to them — I’m sure they’d appreciate it!

So, what three things does every mobile mom need? A baby carrier, car seat and a great diaper bag! Read on to find out more about what we are giving away. {I am so jealous!!}


Well made and versatile, the Britax Baby Carrier is a must-have for moms and dads alike. The adjustable waist belt is one size fits all (22 inches to 56 inches) making it easy to switch from one parent to another. It is designed to distribute weight across shoulders, back and hips for comfort and extended wear. A removable infant insert makes the carrier suitable for infants from 8 pounds to toddlers up to 32 pounds. The Britax Baby Carrier features multiple carrying positions, one handed buckles and snaps for ease of use and harness straps that adjust in front for a customized fit. These are just a few of the many features of the baby carrier. Britax really has thought of everything! Also available in an organic version, the Britax Baby Carrier retails for around $129. For more information visit www.britax.com.

Snugli has just introduced a new line of car seats that feature OUTLAST temperature management technology designed to keep children safe and comfortable by maintaining their ideal body temperature. This technology has the ability to absorb and store excess heat to reduce overheating. Similarly, when the child’s temperature drops, the car seat’s stored heat is released always keeping the child comfortable.

The Snugli All-In-One Carseat which accommodates children ranging from 5-110 pounds (internal harness up to 65 lbs) features 3 layers of side impact foam technology to reduce side impact crash forces by 50%. The LATCH system connectors allows quick and easy installation while the TruTether feature gives you peace of mind with it’s green indicator which notifies you when the tether has been properly tightened. This carseat also features 3 position incline. You can find out more about Snugli Carseats by visiting www.snugli.com.


Last but not least, you’ll find just about everything you need for baby at Rakuten.com Shopping, including a number of top of the line diaper bags, such as this Coach Signature Stripe diaper bag, to make sure you’re stylish while on the go. In fact, Rakuten.com Shopping is providing one lucky winner with $500 worth of Rakuten Super Points to shop for all your baby necessities, through the convenience and ease of shopping online, if you win the Ultimate Mobile Mom Giveaway!

To learn more and experience great prices and a convenient shopping experience for yourself, visit www.rakuten.com or @RakutenShopping on Twitter.

Feeling lucky? Enter to win all three of these great prizes by filling out the form below. (Just a note: Rafflecopter occasionally goes down. If you don’t see the form you can refresh or come back later to enter.)

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(Disclosure: This is a sponsored giveaway. I have not used any the items or sites. Making Time For Mommy is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.)

Free Blogger Event: Melissa & Doug Toys

Free Blogger Event!

Prizes: $250 Melissa & Doug Toys Gift Card

2 Runner Up Prizes: $50 Melissa & Doug Gift Cards

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Event Dates: 02/01 – 02/26

Temporal Artery Thermometer Review & Giveaway

Lucas at the Doctor today. He has the flu :(

Lucas woke up today fussy, coughing, and warm to the touch. After we got him something to drink I went to take his temperature. This is something that I normally dread doing because he hates sitting there while I hold a little thermometer under his arm. It just makes him even more miserable than he is already feeling.

Luckily I had a new thermometer to test out. The Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is perfect for kids like Lucas because it only takes a few seconds to get an accurate temperature. I don’t have to lift up his shirt to stick something under his arm with this one which he really liked. This thermometer also makes taking temperatures of sleeping children easy!

The biggest plus for me as a mom was that it took the temperature in just three easy steps. All I had to do was press and hold a button while I moved the thermometer across his forehead. When I got to the end I just released the button and then I could read the temperature in the display window. I liked that the thermometer even beeped to let me know I was using it correctly.

When it comes to accuracy, I felt this thermometer was pretty right on the temperature. I also took it multiple times in a row to see if the temperature would change (like my old thermometer did) but the numbers were pretty consistent. The reading was a degree higher than what it was at the Doctor but he had medicine before we left so I think that was why. Reading more about the thermometer I saw that this thermometer was so accurate because it took 1,000 readings per second.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win an Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me what your favorite feature of this thermometer is

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Leave a comment on another one of my posts

Giveaway ends January 25, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only

(Disclosure: I received a thermometer to review but all thoughts are my own.)

 

12 Days Of Skin Tips {$100 Gift Card Giveaway}

‘Tis the season to moisturize! With a New Year right around the corner, it’s never too late to take charge of your skin. As you reflect on the past year and look forward to the next, commit to putting the health of your skin first. Skin stress that appears during the holidays can be the result of a lack of moisture, especially if you live in a colder climate.

Here are 12 days of skin tips from Eucerin to give your skin the beautiful and healthy-looking holiday glow it deserves:

1)      Cold, dry, winter weather can be tough on your hands, wear gloves to help keep them protected against harsh winter elements.

2)      Keep your showers short and sweet and use lukewarm water. Bathing for long periods in hot water can cause skin to lose natural oils and nutrients.

3)      Winter can wreak havoc on your skin because there is less moisture in the air, low humidity. Give your skin a boost and run a humidifier at night to help add moisture.

4)      Relieve dryness associated with frequent hand washing by washing with lukewarm water, using a gentle soap, and applying moisturizer right after drying your hands.

5)      3 steps to revive dry feet. 1) Remove dry, flaky skin with a pumice stone. 2) Apply a rich moisturizer, like Eucerin’s Aquaphor Healing Ointment before bed. 3) Throw on a pair of socks to lock in the moisture and go to sleep!

6)      Try Eucerin Calming Crème (with oatmeal) to help dry, itchy skin this season.

7)      Chemicals and allergens in certain makeups, perfumes, soaps, and detergents can cause skin irritation. Avoid products that you know have irritated your skin and use gentle cleansers!

8)      Snow reflects sunlight, making it important to wear an SPF product like Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 30 all year round for protection from UVA and UVB rays.

9)      Coarse fabrics can cause itchiness if you have sensitive skin. Go for something silky!

10)   Getting a full six to eight hours of sleep is important for your overall well-being and helps your skin look its best. Get to bed early to get plenty of shut-eye

11)   Tame chapped lips. For lip hydration, try applying a few drops of olive oil and honey or pick up Aquaphor Lip Repair + Protect SPF 30.

12)   Wind can act like sandpaper when constantly hitting exposed skin. Protect skin with a rich moisturizer and bundle up with hats and scarves.

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Make sure to visit the Eucerin US Facebook page to receive a sample of Eucerin lotion when you like the Eucerin Facebook page. There you will also find great tips and personalized recommendations from Eucerin dermatologists!

Featured Eucerin Products Of The Month:

Eucerin Smoothing Repair Dry Skin Lotion (16.9 fl. oz.) a unique, fast absorbing lotion that combines Ceramide-3, skin’s own moisturizers, and Gluco-Glycerol to improve the condition of skin and help fight dryness at the source.

o   Dermatologist recommended

o   Provides intense moisture for skin that looks and feels immediately hydrated

o   Strengthens the skin’s barrier to lock in moisture

o   Improves moisture reserves to help prevent dryness from recurring for healthy looking skin

o   Fast absorbing, non-greasy

Eucerin Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin Lotion (6.8 fl. oz.) helps alleviate and repair extremely dry skin with a unique concentrated formula that features a groundbreaking technology that combines skin’s own natural moisturizers and Ceramide-3, a component of a healthy skin barrier, with Gluco-Glycerol,  an innovative moisturizer—to improve the condition of skin and fight extreme dryness. The product is highly effective and has been granted the Good Housekeeping Seal. If it doesn’t work as claimed Good Housekeeping will replace or refund the purchase price.

o   Dermatologist recommended

o   Moisture rich formula, yet lightweight and fast absorbing

o   Strengthens the skin’s barrier to lock in moisture

o   Improves moisture reserves to help prevent dryness from recurring for healthy looking skin

o   Fragrance-free, won’t clog pores

 GIVEAWAY:

Healthy Skin Kit Prize pack includes: Eucerin Smoothing Repair Dry Skin Lotion, Eucerin Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin Lotion, moisturizing gloves, a pumice stone, and a $100 Visa Gift Card!

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Which skin tip above is your favorite?

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Enter another one of my giveaways (find them in the upper right corner)

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @EucerinUS on Twitter

6) Subscribe to this blog via email (look in upper right hand corner)

7) Follow me on Pinterest

Giveaway ends January 15, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I received a prize pack from Eucerin for posting this giveaway.}

‘I Can Sign’ DVD {Giveaway}

Learn how to use sign language to converse with your baby even before she can speak actual words! With I Can Sign, you will give your baby the precious gift of self-expression.

I Can Sign offers a simple and engaging way to teach parent and baby how to sign key words. This is a great way to open the lines of communication, even before baby learns to speak!

The DVD can be purchased from the BabyFirstTV website but you can enter to win one here at Making Time For Mommy!

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win BabyFirstTV’s ‘I Can Sign’ DVD

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me what word you’d like to teach your child/grandchild first

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Like BabyFirstTV on Facebook

4) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

5) Follow @BabyFirstTV on Twitter

6) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

Giveaway ends January 3, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. Open to US and Canada residents.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for hosting this giveaway. I have not watched this DVD.)

Cooking With Nuts {Fisher Nuts/Food Network Prize Pack Giveaway}

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to break out the roasting pans and make an extra trip (or two) to the baking aisle. Fisher Nuts is teaming up with Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, a regular judge on Chopped, to make your holiday cooking a bit easier and offer some simple twists for cooking with nuts during the holidays.

Here are some of my favorite ideas she offers:

No Regret Vinaigrette: Need a new vinaigrette? Roast a handful of nuts and blend them with 3 parts olive oil and 1 part lemon juice.

Upgraded Spice Rub: Next time you’re cooking meat, add some ground nuts to your spice rub. The nuts can mellow some of the heat from the spice and add needed richness to the mix.

Fresh Twist on Rice: Nuts are delicious in a classic rice pilaf. Stir some roasted nuts into the rice just before serving. You can also mix nuts with wild rice.

MY RECIPE

One of Sinisa’s favorite things to make for breakfast are crepes. We normally fill them with Nutella but we decided to try making a filling for them with Walnuts instead. Here’s the recipe:

Crepes Ingredients:

2 eggs

TBS sugar

2 TBS salt

3 cups flour

3 cups milk

Crepes Directions:

Beat the eggs, salt and sugar. Add flour and milk and stir to a soupy consistency. Ensure that the batter is smooth and has no chunks.
Let the batter sit for a bit. Ladle the batter on a hot oiled up pan and flip crepes one at a time.

Filling Ingredients:

20 oz. Walnuts

1 cup milk

4 TBS sugar

Walnut

Powdered sugar (optional)

Filling Directions:

For the walnut filling use a food processor or a chopper to grind up 20 oz of whole walnuts into a fine consistency. Once that is ready, heat milk with sugar on a stovetop, stirring occasionally. Once it is boiling add the ground walnuts and stir quickly for about a minute until it turns into a paste like consistency.

To Serve: Use about a spoonful of mix and spread on the crepes and fold. Before serving you can sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.

GIVEAWAY

One reader will win a prize pack valued at $70. It will include: Fisher Chef’s Naturals Slivered Almonds, Fisher Chef’s Naturals Pecan Halves, Fisher Chef’s Naturals Walnut Halves & Pieces, Food Network 5-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups, Food Network Silicone Spatula, OXO Whisk and a Wood Cutting Board.

HOW TO ENTER

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me how you include nuts in your cooking

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Follow Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli on Twitter

4) Follow me on Twitter

5) Like Fisher Nuts on Facebook

6) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

Giveaway ends December 26, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I am working with Fisher to share Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s recipes and create my own original recipe using Fisher Nuts and tools they provided. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.)

Making A Difference With World Vision {Giveaway}

Looking for ways to make a difference this season? Here are three good ways to do so, courtesy of World Vision:

•Volunteer Virtually: Not everyone is able to physically volunteer, but you can volunteer virtually by donating food kits online through World Vision. Each ‘kit’ contains enough food to feed a family of five for one day ($16 per kit).

• Give a Meaningful Gift: World Vision’s Gift Catalog has hundreds of gifts such as goats, fresh water wells, and life- saving medicines that can be given in the name of a family member, teacher, co-worker or child and help one of more than 825,000 people around the world who benefit from gift catalog items. Gifts range in price from $16 to $39,000, and there are more than 250 items online to choose from. After purchasing a Gift Catalog item, the person whose name the gift was given in, can receive a special card describing the gift and its impact.

•Teach Generosity: Help children understand the importance of generosity and giving to others. World Vision’s Gift Catalog can be a helpful educational tool. The Pendleton family, of Colorado, adopted their son from Kazakhstan. When he saw the Mongolian Ger in the catalog, he immediately wanted to buy one for people in his homeland. “I didn’t know how to explain to a 10-year-old that $1,862 is a lot of money, so I didn’t,” said mom Amy. “And sure enough, he raised it all!”

I shared how my four year old created a “giving list” from the World Vision catalog. You can read that post here.

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 GIVEAWAY:

One of my readers will win an Artisan Beaded Necklace from World Vision

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Leave a comment telling me how you give back to others

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Subscribe to this blog via email or RSS {look in the upper right hand corner}

4) Comment on another blog post

Giveaway ends December 23, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I received a scarf from World Vision but this is a cause that’s important to me and all thoughts are my own.)

ROSS Dress For Less {Giveaway}

I headed to ROSS Dress For Less yesterday because I wanted to check out their selection of toys, men’s coats, and kitchen items. ROSS is great because they have everything I need for my home and family at prices that are 20-60% off of retail. They’ve just opened up new stores in the Chicago area including Darien, DeKalb, Geneva, Gurnee, and Niles.

I ended up finding some brand name train toys that are normally around $50 for just $20 each, super hero toys at over 50% off, a good quality laptop case for $8, and a cute brand name purse that was less than $50 and normally sells for $130 {my Christmas gift to myself}! After seeing the prices at ROSS Dress For Less I think I will be going there first every time I need a gift or something for my home.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a $25 gift card to ROSS Dress For Less

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Leave a comment telling me what you’d shop for at ROSS Dress For Less

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Subscribe to this blog via email or RSS {look in the upper right corner}

4) Comment on another post and leave a comment below letting me know you did

Giveaway ends December 27, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I received a gift card to shop at ROSS Dress For Less but all thoughts are my own.)

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? If not, I’m sure this Amazon.com gift card will come in handy! I have recently discovered Amazon Prime and it’s made it so easy to cross off items on my list as I buy them one at a time and get free two day shipping on any size purchase. Good luck!!

Amazon $50 Gift Card
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Giveaway brought to you by Lightbulb Wholesaler halogen bulbs. Visit the giveaway page here.

(Disclosure: I am being compensated for posting this giveaway.)

Burt’s Bees Baby Bee {Giveaway}

Burt’s Bees Baby Bee, one of the trusted partners of Healthy Child Healthy World, provides completely safe and natural body care solutions for newborns – from head-to-toe. Burt’s Bees has been offering distinctive earth-friendly, natural personal care products for over 25 years.

Know a new mom? Here’s a great gift idea for her! With this Keepsake box, she can cherish her little one’s natural “firsts” with a supply of beloved Burt’s Bees Baby Bee best-sellers made with soothing ingredients to pamper baby’s delicate skin. When the keepsake box is empty, she can fill it with photos and mementos of her baby’s first sweet moments and cherish them for years to come.  

The Burt’s Bees Sweet Memories Keepsake Photo Box contains: Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash, Baby Bee Nourishing Original Lotion, Baby Bee Diaper Ointment, Baby Bee Nourishing Body Oil and Baby Bee Buttermilk Soap.

GIVEAWAY:

THREE readers will each win Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Leave a comment telling me why you want to win

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Subscribe to this blog via email (look in upper right hand corner)

Giveaway ends December 19, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post.)

$50 Gift Card To Shabby Apple {Giveaway}

I’ve seen posts about Shabby Apple all over the internet for years and was so excited when they contacted me about hosting a giveaway because they have some seriously cute things! I figured I’d show you some of the adorable clothes and accessories that they have on their website….

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They have items for the little princesses, too!

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DISCOUNT CODE:

Get 10% off at Shabby Apple with the discount code “makingtimeformommy10off”. This coupon expires 12/26/2012.

GIVEAWAY:

One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to Shabby Apple.

MANDATORY ENTRY:

Like Shabby Apple on Facebook and leave a comment below letting me know you did.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

{After you do the mandatory entry you can gain extra entries by doing any of the following and leaving a separate comment for each one that you do.}

1) Share this giveaway on a social network

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Tell me which item you’d purchase from Shabby Apple if you win

4) Subscribe to this blog via email {look in upper right corner}

Giveaway ends December 19, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

Ubooly: Interactive Toy For Children {Giveaway}

We recently had a new little friend join our family named Ubooly. Ubooly becomes an interactive stuffed animal when an iPhone or iPod is placed inside of it. Before we gave it to the boys Sinisa and I tried it out ourselves and quickly found ourselves laughing at it’s goofy jokes and fun facts. Once we gave it to the boys they didn’t know what to think at first. They wondered how this stuffed animal was talking to them. They quickly fell in love with her and she quickly became part of the family.

 Jacob napped with Ubooly.

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She played a game with us.

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She balanced on heads {and flew up in the air}.

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She cuddled  up on the couch and watched television with daddy.

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She even enjoyed some time swinging in the therapy swing with Jacob.

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What a busy day for our friend Ubooly!!

We really loved playing with her. Jacob’s favorite thing to do with her was put her to sleep and wake her up and put her to sleep and wake her up….over and over again. Lucas liked making her tell stories and sing. I really loved that Ubooly wasn’t just another stuffed animal that would end up at the bottom of the toy box because there was so much to do with the Ubooly. I also liked that the Ubooly updates monthly with new activities so the children don’t get bored with the same jokes, stories, and songs.

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Moms are some of the most savvy mobile users and so are their kids. Ubooly is a toy designed for this new high-tech generation. While learning and sharing new content every week, Ubooly is the only toy that grows with your child. It encourages listening skills, and a break from high-energy / high-stimulation play. Through stories & interactive games, Ubooly’s curiosity is sure to awaken the creativity within your child’s imagination.

Ubooly is the hot toy of the season, it’s new to the scene and is on track to sell out this winter! Free updates through Wi-Fi creates ongoing entertainment for kids.

Click here to adopt your own Ubooly and get FREE SHIPPING now!

GIVEAWAY:

The giveaway prize includes one Ubooly toy & the Ubooly iOS app, which updates every month with new activities, automatically over WiFi.

Entrants must have an iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, or an iPod touch 4th and 5th gen. (or be giving it to someone that has one of these iPhones or iPods as Ubooly can only become interactive with one of these devices.)

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Leave a comment telling me who you think would love the Ubooly.

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Subscribe to this blog via email (look in upper right hand corner)

Giveaway ends November 30, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only. The giveaway does not include the iPhone or iPod touch.

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ubooly. The opinions and text are all mine.)

Cool Cuts 4 Kids Gift Card Giveaway

Cool Cuts 4 Kids, the nation’s largest salon chain for kids, knows how important it is for little ones to look their best as the holidays approach. With seasonal parties and festive family portraits right around the corner, Cool Cuts 4 Kids is offering moms a coupon to save $5 off any service $11.95 or higher. It’s the perfect deal to give little ones a fresh look to last throughout the holidays and into the New Year!

Professionals at Cool Cuts 4 Kids are specially-trained to work with each child’s temperament, special needs or sensory difficulties, with a gentle approach and kid-friendly finesse. If little ones need additional coaxing into the salon chair, Cool Cuts 4 Kids salons also feature entertainment zones that offer a wide selection of movies, video games, and more. Cool Cuts 4 Kids is dedicated to creating a safe, trusting, and fun environment for kids and parents alike!

Find a salon near you at CoolCuts4Kids.com, and stop by to take advantage of the $5 off deal just in time for the holidays. In need of a fresh cut and style (“Cool Cut Deluxe”) to get little ones camera-ready, or due for a simple trim (“Cool Cut”) to freshen up before holiday parties? Cool Cuts 4 Kids salons provide a variety of services to help kids look and feel their best. Moms will leave happy too by saving as they snip with the Cool Rewards Club. There’s something for everyone at Cool Cuts 4 Kids!

 $5 OFF COUPON FOR NEW CUSTOMERS

Start saving with $5 off any service $11.95 or higher! Click here to print your copy of the coupon and redeem at a participating salon near you.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a $25 gift card to Cool Cuts 4 Kids

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Leave a comment telling me why you hope to win

2) Follow Cool Cuts 4 Kids on Twitter

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Share this giveaway on a social network

5) Enter another one of my giveaways

6) Subscribe to this blog via email (look in upper right corner)

Giveaway ends December 16, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I received a gift bag from Cool Cuts 4 Kids in exchange for this post however I have taken my children to get their hair cut here before and recommend this service.)

 

 

 

 

Hickory Farms Gift Set Giveaway

For more than 60 years Hickory Farms gifts have been a classic holiday tradition that brings family and friends together. They also make great gifts for those hard to shop for friends and family members. Hickory Farms products can be purchased online at HickoryFarms.com, in 700 holiday stores and kiosks across North America, and in select retailers.

My family was sent a Hickory Farms Pack & Go Picnic Tote. A week later and we only have some of the Peanut Brittle left. Sinisa loved the summer sausage and cheese that came in the box. I loved the Peppermint cookies and the mini melt away mints. The boys enjoyed the Holiday pretzels and loved the festive sprinkles that covered them.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a Hickory Farms Pack & Go Picnic Tote that includes the following:

-Signature Beef Summer Sausage
-Turkey Summer Sausage
-Farmhouse Cheddar
-Holiday Pretzels
-Peanut Brittle
-Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
-White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
-Mini Melt Away Mints
-Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me which Hickory Farms product is your favorite

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Subscribe to this blog via email {look in upper right hand corner}

4) Leave a comment on another one of my blog posts

Giveaway ends December 2, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: Compensation and products for review were provided by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms.)

iPad Mini {Giveaway}

I’m back with a new site design and an amazing giveaway to start your Holiday season! I’ve told you all about Evzdrop before but if you missed the post I’ll give you a refresher… Evzdrop is a location-based interest network that lets people stay connected to what’s happening at places in real time. Sinisa and I tried it earlier in the month and we loved being able to get suggestions about places we were at or were going to.

Evzdrop is currently hosting a Holiday contest on their blog. Between November 23rd and December 21st, they are asking users to “drop” at all their shopping, dining and holiday preparation locations. Using the Holiday Drop Quest list (found on their blog) users will need to mention one of the items in their Drop and then they will be entered to win a number of great prizes. Each Drop, every uploaded picture, and every Drop shared on Facebook and Twitter will earn people another entry. You can find all of the details on their blog.

In addition to the great prizes available from their Holiday contest they are offering an iPad Mini as a special prize for my readers and the readers of a few other local Chicago blogs. You can enter that giveaway on the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends on December 29, 2012 and is open to US readers only. Good luck!

 

 

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$75 Whole Foods Gift Card & Eucerin Lotion Giveaway

Thanksgiving is over and now it’s time to think about the holidays. To start the season off we are having a Holiday Turkey Hunt blog hop where over 50 blogs are each offering prizes valued at over $25 and there’s also a grand prize giveaway hosted at The WIC Project for a $135 Amazon Gift Card.

Here at Making Time For Mommy I’m happy to introduce Eucerin, the skin care company that is sponsoring my giveaway. I’ve worked with them for the past 6 months or so and have learned so much about skin care and their products. Each month that I’ve worked with them there has been a theme of the month and for the month of November the theme is “Healthy Foods For Healthy Skin”. I have never put that much thought into how what I eat affects my skin but I’ve learned this month that it does. The skin experts over at Eucerin recommend eating foods with Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Omega-3s whenever you can.  That’s something I’m definitely going to make sure that I think about when choosing my weekly menu plan.

To help keep skin healthy, Eucerin is offering one of my readers a great prize package!

GIVEAWAY:

One person will win a prize package from Eucerin that includes:

$75 Whole Foods Gift Card

Eucerin Smoothing Repair Dry Skin Lotion

Eucerin Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin Lotion

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Share how you nurture your skin from the inside out

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Enter another one of my giveaways (find them in the upper right corner)

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @EucerinUS on Twitter

6) Subscribe to this blog via email (look in upper right hand corner)

7) Follow me on Pinterest

Giveaway ends December 7, 2012 at 11:59pm Eastern time. The giveaway is open to US Residents 18 years and over only.

(Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for Eucerin and received a prize pack like the one I am giving away.)

 

Marvel’s The Avengers Hero Mask Review & Giveaway

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Do you have a little Super Hero in your life? Hasbro’s Hero Masks would make the perfect gift! We received the Captain America Hero Mask to review. The mask itself is made of a hard plastic like material so it’s sturdy and not going to get easily broken by the little guys. The inside part of the mask has a rubbery goggle like eyepiece so it’s comfortable to wear. The adjustable straps that go around the back of the head are made with quality velcro and make the mask one size fits all for children of all ages. The boys love wearing their mask as they play and it’s funny to go watch them check themselves out in the mirror when they are wearing it to see what they look like as Captain America.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a Hero Mask from Hasbro

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me which Super Hero is your child/grandchild’s favorite

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Like Hasbro Game Night on Facebook

4) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

Giveaway ends November 20, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: We received a mask to review but all thoughts are my own. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

Trunki Kid’s Suitcase From Melissa & Doug {Giveaway}

I told you all about Melissa & Doug’s Top Twenty List the other day and promised a giveaway of one of the great gift items on there. It was hard to make up my mind as to which one to giveaway but I really love the one I chose and I hope you will too!

GIVEAWAY:

Blue Trunki Suitcase from Melissa & Doug

This is a great suitcase for traveling on long trips or just weekends at Grandma’s. It has wheels so children can ride it while the parent pulls them around. There are also additional stickers that can be purchased so children can personalize it themselves.

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me who you want to win the Trunki for

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

4) Follow me on Pinterest

5) Comment on another one of my posts

Giveaway ends November 25, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I received a product for posting about Melissa & Doug’s toy list. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

Little Learning Lovies Printables {$50 Giveaway}

I used to teach preschool and the “writing center” was actually a favorite center in the classroom and my preschoolers loved “writing” letters and “sending” them, making Christmas lists, and cutting out shapes along with a variety of other activities. That was one of my favorite areas in the classroom as well and I was constantly adding activities to it. When I was pregnant I told myself that I would do the same for my children to help them practice pre-writing skills but now that my children are preschool age and I’m working full-time I find that I just don’t have the time to create all those fun activities that I used to.

Thankfully there are people like Sandra from Little Learning Lovies who creates and sells fun printable sets for young children to practice their fine motor skills! We recently received a preschool pre-writing set from her and I was so excited to open the package and discover lots of quality worksheets! The worksheets practiced tracing, counting, coloring, hand-eye coordination, letters, and more! Here is Jacob doing some of our favorite worksheets:

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I thought the printables had really cute images and liked the variety I found in the pages. Even though there were multiple pages for each “skill”, they were all different from each other. Take tracing for example. There are over 50 pages that have children practice tracing. They trace letters and shapes and draw lines helping butterflies get to flowers and squirrels to acorns.

I got this set free in order to complete this review but the prices in the Little Learning Lovies store are very reasonable. She also creates items for older children. Some of the items she has in her store include file folder games, workbox tags, and math cards.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader will win a $50 credit to the Little Learning Lovies store!

You can use the credit to purchase the printables of your choice!

HOW TO ENTER

(Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do)

1) Tell me what your favorite printable in her store is

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Like Little Learning Lovies on Facebook

4) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

Giveaway ends November 24, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I received printables to review but all thoughts are my own. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

$100 Visa Gift Card & Autumn Care Prize Package Giveaway

October is almost gone and Autumn is in full swing, and what does that mean?  It means colorful leaves, football, caramel apples – and colder temperatures.  Among other things, the season is often characterized as a time of frequent temperature changes between indoors and outdoors, and harsh winds. This results in more sensitive skin that can become dry, tight, itchy and irritated. So, before getting that Pumpkin Latte tomorrow, grab some Eucerin Smoothing Repair lotion to keep your skin glowing all season long!

I’ve been using Eucerin for months and my skin is still as soft now as it was during the warmer months. I’ve also been trying to take showers that use water that’s a bit cooler than what I like because I’ve heard that really hot water during showers dries skin. How do you protect your skin during the colder weather? I’d love to hear and if you share below you have a chance to win a fabulous prize!

GIVEAWAY

Eucerin would like to send one of my readers an Autumn prize package! The package includes a $100 Visa gift card, Eucerin Smoothing Repair Dry Skin Lotion, Eucerin Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin Lotion, and a Large, Spiced Pumpkin Yankee Candle.

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Share how you care for your skin during the changing seasons

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Like Eucerin on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @EucerinUS on Twitter

6) Share this giveaway on a social network

7) Subscribe to this blog via email (look in upper right hand corner)

8) Comment on another one of my posts (find them here)

9) Follow me on Pinterest

Giveaway ends on November 20, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I received a prize pack and am posting this giveaway as a Eucerin blog ambassador but all thoughts are my own.)

Gift Idea For Foodies {Giveaway}

HerbNZest’s Holiday Trio Gift Set makes a tasty and useful present for foodies and cooking novices alike! Created by mom of two and food lover, Deboleena Dutta and made right here in the USA, HerbNZest’s all natural and vegan condiments are simple enough to build everyday meals around, exciting enough to showcase on special occasions, and yummy enough to enjoy straight out of the jar (suggested uses included on each label and easy recipes are available online). Each gourmet condiment is made in micro-batches to maintain the flavor, goodness, and quality of the ingredients. Moreover, they are healthier with low sugar and salt content and only olive oil.

 The Holiday Trio Gift Set includes gift packaging, recipe cards and one jar each of:

•  Chipotle Cranberry-Orange Relish – Cranberries, apples, and oranges are cooked with chipotle and other spices to create a zesty and tangy relish with a hint of smokiness.

•  Caramelized Apple Champagne Mustard – A spicy brown mustard with sweet undertone from hand-caramelized apples and onions and a well-rounded rich flavor fromchampagne.

•  Fennel Saffron Pumpkin Butter – Pumpkin Purée, spices, and extra-virgin olive oil are blended in with fragrant saffron and sweet fennel seeds to create an exotic and aromatic savory butter.

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Buy It: $16 for the 5 oz-jars or $25 for the 8 oz-jars. Both sizes include gift packaging and recipe cards. Products are available for purchase online or at select Whole Foods and other fine retailers.

Win It: One reader will win the HerbNZest holiday set and HGTV TV star Monica Pedersen’s new gorgeous coffee table bookMake It Beautiful – Designs and Ideas for Entertaining at Home. Monica’s book also makes a thoughtful gift for all those DIY party-throwing divas out there.   Total value of gifts is more than $50!

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Let me know who this would be a perfect gift for

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

4) Like HerbNZest on Facebook

5) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

6) Follow @HerbNZest on Twitter

7) Subscribe to this blog via email (look in upper right corner)

8) Leave a comment on another post

Giveaway ends on November 11, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I have not tried these products and I was not compensated for posting this giveaway. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

The ABC’s Of Healthy Skin {$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway}

Time for the August giveaway sponsored by Eucerin!

I am loving my soft skin thanks to the Eucerin lotion I’ve been using daily :)

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This month, Eucerin would like to help you put your Skin First every day with the ABC’s for your skin care routine. It’s not just what you put on your skin but also what you put in your body that effects how your skin looks and feels. Besides cleansing and moisturizing, during the day and night, there are simple things you can do every day to keep your skin healthy.

·         A is for Anti-oxidants – Foods rich in antioxidants help prevent and repair damage to your skin from the sun.

·         B is for Vitamin B – Found in many grain and dairy products, Vitamin B helps maintain healthy skin.

·         C is for Children – Did you know that one severe childhood sunburn doubles your chance of developing melanoma? Protect your children from sunburn now by teaching them to use an SPF lotion, like Eucerin Daily Protection Lotion, every day.

·         D is for Dermatologist – You should see a board certified dermatologist at least once a year.

·         E is for Everyday – While it may not flair up as severely in the summer months, dry skin requires year-long care. Eucerin Skin Calming Daily Moisturizing Crème with natural oatmeal will moisturize and soothe dry, itchy skin. Has Eucerin helped relieve your dry skin?

·         F is for Feet – You spend most of the day on your feet, so why not care for them just as much as you do other parts of your body. If you suffer from chapped or crack skin on your feet, try Aquaphor Healing Ointment or Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Foot Crème.

·         G is for Gluco-Glycerol – Eucerin Professional Repair with Gluco-Glycerol improves the moisture supply to the skin. Professional Repair’s unique formula is ideal for extremely dry skin.

·         H is for Healing – Nothing beats the original! If you have cracks or persistently dry skin, you may need more than a daily moisturizer. Eucerin Original Healing Soothing Repair Creme is fragrance free and dermatologist recommended to seal in the moisture your skin will need to help in the healing process.

·         I is for Incidental Sun Exposure – Skin is exposed to the sun’s UVA/UVB rays during everyday activities like driving in a car or sitting by a window at work. Use Eucerin Daily Protection Lotion to help protect your skin everyday!

·         J is for Joyous – We were joyous when the Eucerin US Facebook page hit 500,000 fans earlier this year. And it continues to grow! 7xx,xxx [Switch out the number of fans for that day’s post] and counting. Thanks for being such dedicated fans throughout the years! [Include link to Thank You video]

·         K is for Kale – Kale’s antioxidant properties can help your skin look healthier.

·         L is for Lotion – Lotions have a lighter texture than creams and can work best for daily skin hydration. Look at our texture scale on every bottle of Eucerin and choose lightweight ones, like Daily Protection or Daily Replenishing Lotion, for use on warm summer days. (Include image of texture scale)

·         M is for Moisturizer – We recommend moisturizing twice a day – morning and night – to keep your skin looking healthy all day long.

·         N is for Nourish – What are your tips for nourishing your skin on a daily basis? Share yours and we could feature it in a Eucerin Facebook photo or update!

·         O is for Organ – Your skin is your body’s largest organ, which is why we put skin care at the top of our to-do list.

·         P is for pH Balance – The skin’s natural pH ranges from 4.5 to 5.5, but UV light, temperature changes, and sweating can all affect the skin’s pH levels, causing your skin to dry out. To help keep this dryness at bay, apply a Eucerin body lotion daily after your shower or bath.

·         Q is for Quiz – Which Eucerin product contains Gluco-Glycerol? A. Intensive Repair B. Professional Repair C. Original D. Daily Protection

·         R is for Replenishing – Don’t just moisturize your skin; make sure you’re using a product that will help heal it too! Eucerin Daily Replenishing Moisturizing Lotion is specially formulated to replenish the skin’s natural moisture barrier for healthier looking skin.

·         S is for Sunscreen – Dermatologists recommend applying at least 1 ounce (about a golf ball sized amount) of sunscreen to your entire body at least 30 minutes before sun exposure.

·         T is for Texture – Every bottle of Eucerin comes with a texture scale right on the label to help you decide which product you should use on your skin. [Include image of texture scale]

·         U is for Urea – For conditions like Keratosis Pilaris, dermatologists recommend using a moisturizer that contains urea and buffered alpha hydroxy acids – like Eucerin’s Professional Repair. Urea provides intense moisture, while the alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate the skin for a smoother look and feel.

·         V is for Vigilant – Regular full-body exams ensure that you’re catching suspicious spots and preventing skin cancer. Be vigilant and if you notice an unusually dark or abnormally shaped spot on your skin, bring it to the attention of your doctor or dermatologist.

·         W is for Warm – Warm, not hot showers and baths are best to prevent the stripping of natural oils and nutrients from your skin.

·         X is for X-Ray – Similar to x-rays, UVA rays can penetrate everything from clouds, clothing, and car windows. Help protect your skin from the sun with Eucerin Daily Protection Lotions this summer.

·         Y is for You! – You can help protect your skin and keep it looking healthy – with FREE samples of Eucerin’s Daily Replenishing Lotion on our Facebook page. All you have to do is Like the Facebook Page and click on the app that says “Unlock Free Samples.

·         Z is for Zinc – Zinc oxide is a mineral that provides UVA/UVB protection. Look for this ingredient in your sunscreens and in Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 30 and make sure you’re getting broad spectrum protection to help prevent sun damage.

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GIVEAWAY:

$100 Visa Gift Card and Eucerin Daily Replenishing Moisturizing Lotion (13.5 oz)

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) What did you learn from the ABC’s of healthy skin?

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Like Eucerin on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @EucerinUS on Twitter

6) Share this giveaway on a social network

7) Subscribe to this blog via email (look in upper right hand corner)

8) Comment on another one of my posts (find them here)

9) Follow me on Pinterest

Giveaway ends September 5, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

(Disclosure: I received a Eucerin prize pack like the one that is being given away. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

Paper Coterie {Giveaway!}

I recently learned about Paper Coterie and I fell in love with their products. Paper Coterie helps “you document your favourite moments and enjoy them in new and meaningful ways by turning photos and unique experiences into one-of-a-kind mementos for you, your friends, and family.”

Paper Coterie just came out with a School Days documenting book. This unique and creative do-it-together book is perfect for documenting the school year through your child’s eyes. Each book can be personalized with 19 photos and your own text. Throughout the school complete the book together with your child by capturing favorite friends, activities, likes, dislikes, and everything they’ll want to remember about themselves when they are grown. It’s the perfect DIT project! Printed on premium, uncoated, 100% recycled fiber paper. Just add crayons!

They also have other documenting books including books for quotes your child says and fun memories of your daily life. You can see all the documenting books they have here.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a free coilbound documenting book {of their choice} up to $32.

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me which documenting book you’d choose if you win

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

4) Enter another one of my giveaways {found here}

Giveaway ends September 8, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time.

(Disclosure: I received a documenting book but all thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

$100 Visa Gift Card, Beach Tote, & Eucerin Lotion Giveaway

I’m so excited to share this month’s Eucerin update with you. Eucerin’s Skin First Dermatologists Members Dr. Ingleton and Dr. Sarnoff are spilling the secret to healthy, beautiful skin with us!!

Dr. Ingleton’s daily skin care regimen consists of:

Mornings
1. Cleanse with soap-free cleanser

2. Apply a cream to protect your skin from environmental damage

3. Apply an eye cream that hydrates and fades darkness

4. Finish with an oil-free SPF moisturizer

Evenings
1. Cleanse with soap-free cleanser to remove make-up and dirt

2. Apply an eye cream

3. Finish with a serum that hydrates

Dr. Sarnoff’s secrets to healthy skin: 

·         Every morning and evening wash your face with a mild cleanser and avoid bar soap

·         Use eye makeup that is washable

·         The best time to apply moisturizer is to put on immediately after you shower when the skin is damp.

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I always thought a heavy moisturizer was what I should put on my face at night so I am headed to the store this weekend to look for a skin serum. {Any of you have suggestions on a product you love?} The Eucerin Daily Replenishing Moisturizing Lotion is great for skin after bathing to help replenish the skin’s natural moisture.

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Get FREE samples of Eucerin’s Daily Replenishing Lotion on Eucerin’s Facebook page.

All you have to do is Like the Facebook Page and click on the app that says “Unlock Free Samples.

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GIVEAWAY:

“Go For Skin Health Gold” Prize Pack from Eucerin

    $100 Visa Gift Card, Summer Tote, Eucerin Daily Replenishing Moisturizing Lotion (13.5 oz)

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me about your nightly skin routine

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Like Eucerin on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @EucerinUS on Twitter

6) Share this giveaway on a social network

7) Subscribe to this blog via RSS or email (look in upper right hand corner)

8) Comment on another one of my posts (find them here)

9) Follow me on Pinterest

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Giveaway ends August 20, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US only and must be 18+.

(Disclosure: I was compensated for posting this as a Eucerin Skin First Ambassador. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway

Check out this great giveaway from Easy Dough, a leading Fundraising company in the U.S. who is giving you the chance to win a free Artisan Mixer from KitchenAid!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PRIZE DETAILS AND TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY VIA RAFFLECOPTER!

THE GIVEAWAY IS LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE ONCE YOU CLICK OVER!

GOOD LUCK :)

(Disclosure: I was compensated for posting this giveaway information. This giveaway is courtesy of Easy Dough Fundraising.)

LEGO Summer Brickation Event {And A Giveaway!}

LEGO is hosting four free events across the nation this summer. They aren’t coming to Chicago but they will be sort of close by in Traverse City, Michigan from now until July 17th. The address is: 3oo E. Front St.

I couldn’t find many details about the event but Traverse City’s Tourism website did have a little more information including times: MORE DETAILS

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a LEGO prize pack.

The prize pack contains: LEGO Club Magazine, 10 Bricks to Click and a pirate hat.

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me who in your life loves LEGOs

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Follow me on Pinterest

Giveaway ends on June 21, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

(Disclosure: I was compensated for this post but opinions are my own.)

$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway {Fun In The Sun Event}

Welcome to the Fun In The Sun Giveaway hosted by Life Happens With Kids. Over 40 bloggers are joining in to bring you some great summer themed giveaways.

GIVEAWAY:

Making Time For Mommy is giving away a $10 gift card to Amazon.com

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me what you’d love to buy on Amazon.com

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

4) Like Living Your Moment on Facebook

5) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

6) Follow me on Pinterest

7) Enter another one of my giveaways {found here}

Giveaway ends June 9, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time.

This giveaway is not sponsored by Amazon.com. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.

Find more giveaways here:

Dyson Housewarming Giveaway

Welcome to the Dyson Housewarming Giveaway event. This took months in the making and Mom to Bed by 8 and the Iowa Mom are proud to bring you this fantastic home essential and offer you the chance to win one too! I am so jealous because this vacuum looks amazing and I wish I could win one for myself!! Big thank you to our lovely co-hosts How to Have It All, Mark Your Savings and GiveAway Bandit.

Dyson DC23 TurbineHead Canister Vacuum

Delivering 220 airwatts of suction power, this canister vacuum cleaner features advanced Level 3 Root Cyclone technology to ensure thorough, efficient cleaning with no clogging or loss of suction. It also offers a TurbineHead brush bar that’s ideal for cleaning medium and short pile carpets and can be turned off for hard floors. Certified asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the unit expels air that contains up to 150 times less mold and bacteria than common breathing air thanks to the vacuum’s money-saving, lifetime washable HEPA filter. Plus, Dyson’s Bactisafe screen traps and kills bacteria, mold and allergens on contact, preventing them from re-entering the air.

The Telescopic Wrap System allows the hose and wand to be compressed, and ensures that the Dyson DC23 can be stored away neatly and compactly, with no loose components or wires to get tangled. It comes with a stair tool for focusing on dust and dirt from stairs and stair carpets, a brush tool with long bristles to dislodge cobwebs and for delicate cleaning, and a high-velocity airflow crevice tool that’s ideal for cleaning base boards, picture frames and in-between furniture. Other features include a clear bin with 0.44-gallon capacity, 21.6-foot cord length, and easy-to-maneuver fixed wheels. The vacuum measures 13.9 x 19.3 x 11.9 inches (HxWxD) and weighs 19.5 pounds. The Dyson DC23 TurbineHead is backed by a 5-year warranty.

Open to worldwide, ages 18+. Giveaway ends on June 15th.

**ENTER VIA RAFFLECOPTER OVER AT MOM TO BED BY 8**

Good luck to all!

(Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Making Time For Mommy is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.) 

Dale and Thomas Popcorn Father’s Day Giveaway

I shared about a month ago how great I think Dale and Thomas Popcorn is so I was really excited to receive another sampler pack to try. This popcorn is delicious. Their sweet flavors were my favorite {see my review here} but I also found that I love their savory flavors as well. I was not sure if I’d like the White Cheddar & Black Peppercorn flavor but after I ran out of all the sweet popcorn I still wanted to eat more so I figured I’d try it. It was really good. While I wouldn’t have chosen this flavor over their Chocolate Chunk N’Caramel or Peanut Butter & White Chocolate Drizzlecorn {two of my favorites from the flavors I tried last month}, it is still something that I found myself craving.

The Father’s Day sampler includes four flavors: Dale’s Caramel, Cinnamon Sugar Swirl, Hall of Fame Kettle Corn, and White Cheddar & Black Peppercorn. The caramel popcorn was really sweet and tasted like candy. I found it was a little too sweet so I could only eat a little at a time {which is good sense eating a whole bag of popcorn isn’t good for the figure}. I also tried the Cinnamon Sugar Swirl popcorn for the first time. I thought it tasted exactly like the cinnamon sugar toast I enjoy eating for breakfast. It also reminded me of the Fall season for some reason.

GIVEAWAY:

One person will win a Father’s Day sampler from Dale & Thomas Popcorn

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Tell me which you prefer: sweet or savory popcorn

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Like Dale and Thomas Popcorn on Facebook

4) Share this giveaway on the social network of your choice

5) Enter another one of my giveaways {found here}

Giveaway ends June 16, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. Winner must live in the contiguous United States. No P.O boxes.

(Disclosure: I received popcorn from Dale and Thomas Popcorn but all thoughts are my own. This giveaway is not associated in any way with Facebook.)

Show Love For Your Skin Giveaway {$100 Visa Gift Card, $50 Sun Glass Hut, Eucerin Lotion}

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than two million people diagnosed annually. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Eucerin wants to make sure everyone is doing what they can to protect their gorgeous skin and putting the health of their skin FIRST! Do you know that skin is the body’s largest organ?  It’s vital we keep it healthy, so for Skin Cancer Awareness month Eucerin would like to share some tips to help protect your skin from potential sun damage this month.

·         Skin Cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can affect anyone. Head to toe annual skin checks can help catch melanoma early – when it’s most curable.

·         Always remember to apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before going outside and make sure to reapply it every two hours.

·         You can decrease your UV exposure by wearing protective clothing, sunglasses and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

·         Making sure your skin’s protective barrier is strong is also another great way to keep your skin healthy and safe.

·         Don’t forget to use SPF on days when it’s cloudy because the sun’s harmful UV rays can still cause damage and increase your risk of developing melanoma

Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Body and Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion contain sunscreens so it moisturizing your skin one easy step. I love these 2-in-1 products because they save me a step in the morning! See my review of these products that I wrote last month.

Eucerin is currently offering two FREE samples of their Daily Protection Moisturizing Lotions, one for the face and body, to help protect your skin and keep it looking healthy. All you have to do is “like” the Eucerin Facebook Page and follow the instructions on how to take the Eucerin Skin First Pledge. This lotion was featured in SELF magazine’s May issue as a winner in the 2012 Healthy Beauty Awards.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a $100 Visa Gift Card, $50 Sun Glass Hut Gift Card, Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Body Lotion Sunscreen SPF 15 (13.5 oz.) , Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 (4 oz.) , and a Eucerin Daily Replenishing Moisturizing Lotion (13.5 oz).

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Tell me what you do to show love to your skin

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Like Eucerin on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @EucerinUS on Twitter

6) Share this giveaway on a social network

7) Subscribe to this blog via RSS or email (look in upper right hand corner)

8) Enter another one of my giveaways (found here)

9) Comment on a non-giveaway post

10) Follow me on Pinterest

Giveaway ends June 20, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

(Disclosure: I received a Show Love For Your Skin kit but thoughts are my own. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

Beyond Coastal Sun Care Review & Prize Pack Giveaway

My family loves spending time outside. I like to sit on the back porch with a magazine and an iced coffee and watch my boys play in their water table or in the kiddie pool. When they will be outside for more than 15 minutes at a time I make sure to protect their skin with sunscreen.

We recently had the chance to try out Beyond Coastal Sun Care products. I haven’t had a chance to use all of the items we were sent yet but I liked the ones I did try out. My favorite product is their lip balm with spf because it tastes like I am biting into a citrus fruit. I used the natural sunscreen on my skin while I was outside one afternoon in the sun for a couple hours. When I first squeezed it into my hand it felt very thick and I wasn’t sure how well it would work but it actually spread pretty easily and it kept my skin from burning. The other product I used was the sunscreen for the kids. While the lotion covered well, I found that I definitely preferred a spray on sunscreen for them because the application is a lot quicker and as we are getting ready to walk out the door I want something that can be applied in seconds.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win the prize package pictured above

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me what ‘fun in the sun’ activity your family enjoys most

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Like Beyond Coastal Sun Care on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @BeyondCoastal on Twitter

6) Share this giveaway on a social network

7) Enter another one of my giveaways {found here}

8) Subscribe to Making Time For Mommy via email or RSS {look in upper right hand corner}

Giveaway ends June 3, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

(Disclosure: I received products from Beyond Coastal Sun Care to review but all thoughts are my own. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

$250 Gift Card Giveaway {Courtesy Of You Never Lose}

Time for another #SuperEvent Giveaway!

I’m so excited to introduce you all to YNL {You Never Lose}!

Hosted byFull Price? Never! with contributing bloggers CuzinLogic and MyCraftyLife.

About YNL- YouNeverLose.com is an amazing auction site that’s transforming the way people shop and play online. To play, you buy gift cards from retailers like Macy’s, GAP or Sears, and get them sent to you with free shipping. Then, for every dollar you spend on gift cards, you get free reward points to play in auctions to win even more amazing gift cards – think Amazon and Starbucks – at more than 90% off! How does scoring a $25 Amazon gift card for $0.24, or a $50 Wal-Mart gift card for $2.25 sound? It’s pretty amazing, and people like you are grabbing these great deals around the clock! Best of all, there’s no risk to play in the auctions – since you get reimbursed with gift cards for every dollar you spend.

Don’t believe it (I know, it’s hard to believe!)? See what our fans are saying on Facebook, or go check out our media clips – we’ve been featured on CBS, AOL, Business Insider and more. Or you can get in on the action yourself. All of the fun, none of the risk – and best of all, you never lose!

Learn more about YNL on Facebook and Twitter.Be sure to like YNL on Facebook because they will be releasing a 5 point code on their Facebook page the last day of this giveaway May 15th!

Let’s get the fun started!!!Not only do you have a chance to win a $250 Gift Card but you can also try YNL with 10 free points by entering the coupon code: GIVEAWAY10

Heather from “Full Price? Never!” had a lot of fun trying out the auction part of You Never Lose! Here are her thoughts: “YNL is high energy fun with the chance to win the option to purchase gift cards at pennies on the dollar. When I was playing I saw someone win a Trader Joe’s $25 gift card for $1.81 {A-M-A-Z-I-N-G}! Simplified, all you have to do is buy a gift card and then you get points that you an use to bid on being able to buy another gift card at around 90% off {the ones I saw were going for that price}. Be careful though… saving this kinda money can make paying full price elsewhere extremely painful!”

Ready for the giveaway? Simply enter on the Rafflecopter at Full Price? Never! for a chance to win a $250 gift card. The gift card will be the winners choice from the stores available at that time on YouNeverLose.com. This giveaway ends at 11:59pm est on May 15th 2012.

*CLICK HERE TO ENTER*

Electric Toothbrush Giveaway- $160 Value {IL Residents Only}

Many parents don’t know that children should visit the dentist within six months of getting the first tooth – and no later than the first birthday. In fact, Illinois children don’t visit the dentist, on average, until they are 3 ½ years old.

A visit by age 1 allows you and your child to develop a relationship with a dentist, which can help set a foundation for good oral health and detect potential dental problems before they progress. Your little one could have pain in one of his or her teeth, but may be too young to tell you.

The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is kicking off “Dentist by 1”, a statewide public service campaign to educate parents about the benefits of taking their children to the dentist by age 1 and to encourage them to schedule a visit.

GIVEAWAY:

In conjunction with the campaign, the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is offering one of my readers an electric toothbrush ($160 value) to help promote good oral health! (Open to Illinois residents only)

MANDATORY ENTRY:

Leave a comment telling me about your child’s first trip to the dentist or something funny about their oral health care habits in the comments under this article.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Pledge to take your kids to the dentist by age 1 or to regular visits at www.dentistby1.com and tell me in the comments below. When you pledge, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation will donate an oral health kit to a local, underprivileged child and will also send you a kit! (Kits include a toothbrush, floss, toothpaste and a children’s oral health tip sheet.)

2) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) “Like” Delta Dental of Illinois on Facebook for more information about upcoming contests and tips on establishing good oral health habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

This Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation “Dentist by 1” Electric Toothbrush giveaway begins today and ends on May 18, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. Illinois residents only

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

$50 Cash Giveaway {Courtesy Of Ebates}

Welcome to our Mother’s Day “SuperEvent” hosted by Full Price? Never! with contributing bloggers CuzinLogic and MyCraftyLife.

Being the super cool company that Ebates is…they are offering up the chance to win {1 of 50} $50 prizes and one grand prize of $250! That’s $2,750 up for grabs!!!

About Ebates: Ebates.com is the largest online cash back shopping site, offering cash back on every purchase at over 1500 stores including Walmart, Old Navy, Bath and Body Works, The Childrens Place, Groupon and more. They literally pay their members to shop online! Think of it this way… you earn money when you shop with Ebates! Ebates is the smart shoppers secret to shopping online. Memberships is free. By signing up, you’ll receive access to the best shopping on the web! Here is how it works: sign up for your free Ebates account, click on your favorite store, shop, and you’ll receive a check with your rebate in the mail! It’s that simple! Ebates even offers coupons to help you save even more!

*My favorite part* Sign up and make your first purchase of $25 or more, and Ebates will give you a $10 gift card!

I love that I can get paid to do shopping that I already am going to do anyways!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Ebates: Until May 13th, Ebates is offering our members Double Cash Back at 24 stores. These stores include Sephora, Macys, Lands End, Sears, Groupon, and much more.

Ready for a chance to win some money? First make sure you are a member of Ebates. It’s free to sign up! Then enter to win my $50 prize below. Next, it’s time to enter to win the $250 GRAND PRIZE at Full Price? Never! After you have entered to win the grand prize, hop on over to all the blogs below for a chance to win $50 on each blog!

GIVEAWAY:

$50 cash from Ebates

MANDATORY ENTRY:

You MUST sign up for Ebates (or already have an Ebates account)

This is FREE to do! You can sign up here.

Leave a comment below telling me that you have done so.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

{You may do any of the following for extra entries. Leave a separate comment for each you do.}

1) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

2) Like Ebates on Facebook

3) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

4) Follow @Ebates on Twitter

5) Follow me on Pinterest

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Giveaway ends May 13, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

Be sure to enter to win all the $50 giveaways, too!

Just click the link below!!


(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

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That Works For Me E-Book Review & Giveaway

For more than five years, the blog carnival, Works For Me Wednesday has been a hub of helpful tips for every area of a busy woman’s life. Hundreds of bloggers link up every week and thousands of tips have been shared over the past years.

I was really excited when I got an email a few months back asking if one of my tips could be included in a new e-book based on the concept of the popular blog carnival I had enjoyed linking up to in the past. I remember so many good tips that I learned from other bloggers who participated. The “That Works For Me” e-book has over 800 of the best tips and tricks that have been submitted over the years from parenting to cleaning to DIY crafts and everything in between.

I enjoyed looking through this e-book. The tips were all categorized so it was easy to find what I was looking for. I liked that I could click on links under each tip to be taken to the blogs they came from so that I could further explore all of the blogs. Some of my favorite tips included those on making freezer meals as gifts, organizing preschool activities, cutting onions {the secret to not crying is revealed!} and time saving tips.

BUY IT:

Purchase the e-book for $8 here

COUPON CODE:

Use code SAVE1 for $1 off!

WIN IT:

One lucky reader will win their own copy of the That Works For Me E-book.

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Leave a comment telling me your best “tip” to make some aspect of life easier

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Like That Works For Me on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @works4mebook on Twitter

6) Follow Alicia on Pinterest

7) Follow That Works For Me on Pinterest

8) Share this giveaway on a social network

Giveaway ends on May 15, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time.

(Disclosure: I received a free copy of the e-book but all thoughts are my own. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)


KitchenAid Mania Giveaway

WELCOME TO THE KITCHEN AID MANIA GIVEAWAY!We are giving away a white KitchenAid KSM150PSWH Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer to one lucky reader! This is a perfect Mother’s Day gift to every one who loves baking or simply just being in the kitchen! This was made possible by Bay Area Mommy, American Family and some of the most awesome bloggers!

KitchenAid KSM150PSWH Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer
– Retail Value: $349.99
– Color: White
– 325-watt mixer with 10 speeds; 5-quart stainless steel bowl
– Tilt-back head for easy access to mixture
– 1 piece pouring shield with large chute for adding ingredients
– Includes flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip
– Measures 14 by 8-2/3 inches by 14 inches; 1-year warranty

Giveaway will run from April 29 at 12AM EST to May 9 at 11:59PM EST. Open to the US only. Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible.

*****ENTER VIA RAFFLECOPTER HERE!!!!*****

$100 Paypal Giveaway {Twitter Blast}

Who could use some quick CASH?

Continuing Madame Deal’s 3rd Blog Birthday celebration, we’re giving you 100 Reasons to Tweet!!

That’s right, you can enter to WIN $100 PayPal CASH!

**Powered by Madame Deals and Slop Swap**

Thank you to our Hosts for helping out with this great event:

Go Momma Coupons, Giveaway Bandit, Raking in the Savings, Healthy Life Deals and Celebrate Woman Today

To Enter, all you need to do is follow my friends and I on Twitter. The more you follow the more entries you’ll get!

We’ve made it pretty easy for you to enter so get to it! You can do them all at once or some each day!

Giveaway will run from April 21st 12:01 am EST – April 30th 11:59 pm EST.

ENTER VIA RAFFLECOPTER AT MADAME DEALS

**CLICK HERE**

$25 Beauty.com eGift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the $25 Beauty.com eGift Card Giveaway!

This giveaway has been sponsored by CouponCabin and hosted by the TheItMom.com and other awesome bloggers! CouponCabin.com works directly with Beauty.com and more than 3,700 other retailers to offer incredible savings on quality goods. Their Beauty.com online coupons save shoppers $9.49 on average. Users can grab a code quickly (less than 90 seconds on average), or sign up for CouponCabin Rewards to earn points toward gift cards.

Here is your chance to win a $25 electronic gift card that you can spend on Skin Care, Make Up, Fragrances, Hair Care, and Gift Items at Beauty.com. The winner can apply their coupons to their gift card purchases for an even BIGGER value. They even have an exclusive $10 off $50 and free shipping coupon too!

You may also want to browse for additional Mother’s Day offers at http://www.couponcabin.com/mothers-day/coupons.htm

Entering is easy! Enter on the rafflecopter over at TheItMom.com for your chance to win! The giveaway will go live from midnight (EST) on April 21 and end at midnight on April 28, 2012 (EST). This giveaway is open worldwide. Enjoy!

CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN TO THE RAFFLECOPTER PAGE WHERE YOU CAN ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!

*NOTE: By entering this promotion, each participant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions or liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in this promotion.

Pear Tree Greetings {Thank You Cards Giveaway}

Have a soon to be high school or college graduate? Pear Tree Greetings has an assortment of Graduation Announcements and Invitations of all shapes and designs. I like that the student’s personality can really come through on these cards. Along with adding photos, many can be customized by color to go with the student’s likes or to coordinate with the school colors. The cards are on heavy cardstock and made of 100% recycled paper.

My favorite designs from the Pear Tree Greetings 2012 collection

BUY THEM:

Use code “BBGRAD12” for 12% off $49 on all graduation product, expires 5/1/12

GIVEAWAY:

24 free Thank You cards {any category}

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Leave a comment telling me what you want to win thank you cards for

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

4) Follow @PearTreeGrtngs on Twitter

5) Subscribe to Making Time For Mommy {see upper right hand sidebar}

6) Enter another one of my giveaways {found here}

Giveaway ends April 30, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US only.

(Disclosure: All thoughts are my own. I did not receive compensation for this post but as a Pear Tree Greetings blogger will receive a gift certificate at the end of the year.)

$300 Prize Package Giveaway {Includes An Android Tablet!}

Welcome to The Clean Towel giveaway hosted by Mom with a dot com & MamaNYCThis isn’t your ordinary giveaway but it’s just as sweet. We got together with some great blogs to give our readers the chance to win an awesome prize package!

The Clean Towel is an innovative, sustainable and eco-friendly product that will save you money. Imagine not having to spend so much for paper towels and helping our environment at the same time. Sounds great, huh?

The Clean Towel’s main goal is to get some opinions of consumers like you.

They have created a simple survey that will take you no longer than five minutes {they promised}. They are evening sweetening the deal by offering an amazing prize package valued at over $300 – including an Android Tablet! Now, I don’t want to tell you too much more about The Clean Towel or it might take the fun out of the survey.

One lucky winner is going to receive the following prize pack valued over $300!

*Please Note: Items may be larger than they appear*

*Camera & iPhone not included*

Check out all of these prizes that are included in this prize pack!

  • Android Tablet ($100)
  • Verizon Tablet Sleeve ($15)
  • Scentsy Groovy White Plug-In ($20)
  • Scentsy Bar / Cerise ($5)
  • Tenth & Final Season of Smallville ($40)
  • The Knight Life: Chivalry Ain’t Dead, book ($15)
  • mark. Night Iris Eau de Toilette Spray ($24)
  • Black Medium Collapsible Tote ($10)
  • Two AMC Theatre Movie Tickets ($25)
  • Giant Sidewalk Chalk Pencil ($11)
  • Gary Fong Flip-Cage ($22)
  • Gary Fong iPhone Tripod Adapter ($20)
  • Beauty Grab Bag ($20)

This giveaway is open to residents in the U.S. ONLY; 18+. Ends on May 16, 2012 @ 11:59PM (EST). Winner will have 48 hours to confirm prize before a forfeit is assumed. Each blog is using the SAME Rafflecopter. You only need to enter The Clean Towel Giveaway on ONE blog!

Good Luck & Have Fun!

Enter via Rafflecopter over at MamaNYC!

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway {Spring Into Books Hop}

Welcome to the Spring into Books Hop hosted by eReading on the Cheap and Beck Valley Books. The hop lasts from March 20 – March 31st. Each blog participating has at least a $10 book related Prize.

My prize for this giveaway is a $10 Amazon.com e-gift card that you can buy the book you’ve been wanting to read or put it towards anything else you’d like.

HOW TO ENTER:

(Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do)

1) Leave a comment telling me what you’d like to buy on Amazon.com

2) Follow me on Twitter

3) Share this giveaway on a social network

4) Subscribe to this blog via email or RSS (look in upper right corner)

5) Follow me on Pinterest

6) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

Giveaway ends March 31, 2012 at 11:59pm CST.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

FIND MORE GREAT GIVEAWAYS HERE.

Giveaway Prize Pack For Girls {The Great Swag Swap}

Welcome to The Great Swag Swap Giveaway Hop hosted by Gypsy Mama Logs and Mama goes BAM. This event runs from February 29th to March 7th!

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As a blogger I get a lot of “swag” so I am happy to have this chance to pass some of it on to you!

All my items are for girls and, since I have two boys, they are brand new.

Here is a picture of my prize package:

Items included:

– Duckle Dance T-Shirt from Wisharoo Park (size 6-8)

-Mooshi Monsters Magazine w/4 gifts in package

-Pack of Mooshi Monsters Mash Up Trading Cards

-Pack of Hello Kitty Cards

How To Enter:

(Do any or all of the following, leave a comment for each you do)

1) Share this giveaway on a social network

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Follow me on Pinterest

5) Subscribe to this blog via email or RSS

6) Enter another one of my giveaways {found here}

Giveaway ends March 7, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US only.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts are my own. This is not sponsored by or endorsed by Facebook or any of the companies of the items I am giving away.)

FIND MORE GREAT SWAG GIVEAWAYS HERE!

DSW Gift Card Giveaway {Spring Shoe Event}

Spring Shoes

I love shoes so I am really excited to be participating in this Spring Shoe Runway Event hosted by Kobiso and Jamie’s Precious Peas.

Image from DSW website

I am giving away a $20 e-gift card to DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) so that you can buy yourself a pretty pair of sandals, some cute high heels, or anything else you’d like! Check out some of the new Spring shoes they have in the image above!

HOW TO ENTER

Leave a comment telling me what kind of shoes you want to buy yourself

OPTIONAL ENTRIES

(Once you have completed the above entry you can do any or all of these for extra entries. Leave a separate comment for each one you do please.)

1) Share this giveaway on a social network

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Follow me on Pinterest

5) Subscribe to this blog via email or RSS

6) Enter another one of my giveaways {found here}

Giveaway ends February 29, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time.

(Disclosure: This giveaway is not sponsored by DSW. All opinions are my own.)

Find more shoe giveaways here: