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 e-gift card that you can buy the book you’ve been wanting to read or put it towards anything else you’d like.


(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

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.)


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!


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.)


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!


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


(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:

{Giveaway} Hand-Painted Glass

Kristin of Whole Lotta Mama! is hosting a giveaway for a beautiful hand-painted glass from Designs By Lolita. This Valentine’s Day glass features a special love potion (recipe) on the bottom of the glass. Glasses range from $9.99 to $24.99/glass. For more about Lolita please visit or visit Lolita’s retail store

You can enter to win this hand-painted glass by entering the giveaway via Rafflecopter HERE.

Entering this giveaway will give you one extra entry into any of my giveaways where you have to leave a comment to enter. Just enter this giveaway via Rafflecopter and then make sure to come back here and comment on the giveaway post that you would like an extra entry for. My current giveaways can be found here.

This giveaway ends February 3, 2012 at midnight EST. More details can be found in her post.

*Flash Giveaway* $10 iTunes Gift Card

Who wants to win a $10 iTunes gift card!?

Enter via Rafflecopter HERE!

This giveaway is only live for 3 hours {from 9-12EST} so HURRY!


{If you enter this giveaway you get an extra entry into any one of my non-rafflecopter giveaways so after you enter make sure to come back here to MTFM and leave a comment on the blog giveaway post you want an extra entry for! :) Good luck!}

Vinyl Banner *Flash* Giveaway

Vinyl banners are great for wishing someone a happy birthday, announcing the birth of a new baby, or congratulating someone. I’m excited to be able to offer a vinyl banner from UPrinting to one of my readers!


One reader will win a 2′ x 3′ banner with or without grommets.


Tweet: I want a chance to win a vinyl banner from @aliciamarie112 and @UPrinting. Check #amarievinyl

Please note: make sure to use the full url. Do not shorten it. After you tweet please leave a comment below to let me know that you have done so.


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

1) Like UPrinting on Facebook

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Follow UPrinting on Twitter

4) Follow me on Twitter


RESTRICTIONS: This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old and above. No prize substitutions allowed. Winners are allowed to win once over a six-month period. Only email addresses used for the giveaway will be eligible to claim the prize.

Giveaway ends January 27, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. Winner will be emailed and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

(Disclosure: I am receiving free print products in exchange for this post. Please practice due diligence in making any related purchase decisions. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook.)

$50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

PhotoPad is giving away a $50 Visa Gift Card!

Enter via Rafflecopter here.

Giveaway ends January 25, 2012.

(Entering this giveaway gets you an extra entry in any of my giveaways.)

(Disclosure: This giveaway is hosted on my business’ blog and the gift card is being given away by one of Living Your Moment’s clients. I was not compensated for posting on my personal blog about the giveaway.)

10K Fan Giveaway: Hundreds Of Dollars In Prizes!

I am excited to announce that Pinching Pennies with Heather has hit 10,000 fans on Facebook! What better way to celebrate this milestone than with a giveaway! Some amazing bloggers have so graciously sponsored some amazing prizes! Lots of prizes means lots of winners! This giveaway will be open for 2 weeks. Plenty of time to enter!


$10 Target Gift Card

$10 CVS Gift Card

3 $10 Walmart Gift Card

Amethyst/Sterling Silver Stud Earrings from Shadora

$5 Paypal Cash

2 $5 Amazon gift card

Alex Sticker Factory

$5 Starbucks Gift Card

One free product coupon from Gorton’s

Kids book

$100 gift card for a Mini-Breakthrough Coaching session

Coupon organizer & envelope of coupons

2 Coupon inserts

P&G Coupons Inserts from Sunday 1/1/12

3 $50 in coupons

Envelope of coupons and stickers

6 Coupon Envelopes

Pair of Crocheted mitts

Personalized pacifier clip

Set of Gluten-Free buying guides valued at $50

$15 Gift Certificate to Dress Up Jane


Good Luck everyone & thanks for helping Pinching Pennies with Heather hit 10,000 fans!



Giveaway ends on February 4, 2012 at 11pm CST.

Fantastic Flight {Children’s Picture Book Giveaway}

Fantastic Flight

Written by Barbara Bockman

Illustrated by Jack Foster


Let your imagination take you away!

Barbara Bockman, my writing mentor, friend and wonderfully creative author, has graciously allowed me to review and giveaway a signed copy of her new picture book. Fantastic Flight is just that, a fantastically, fun adventure with a homesick Jessica and her Grandpa. Jessica is visiting her grandparent’s beach house, but is really ready to go home. Grandpa takes her on an outing she will never forget. Their magical journey takes them to Cloud 9 , to a helpful pelican, a butterfly in need of directions and to the unfriendly birds who pops their balloon. Fantastic Flight is action packed; you never want to stop turning the colorful pages! It was so much fun, my 9 year old son loved reading it to me! His only question was when does Jessica come back for another fantastic flight with Grandma this time.

My son and I have read it at least three times. We are still trying to figure out which part is our favorite, since we loved the whole thing! Justin decided he loved the part where the unfriendly birds pop their balloon. Of course, boys like those parts. My favorite part is where Jessica helps the butterfly find her way to Mexico and get her tiny suitcase and map back after a crash with the Pelican’s banner.

I would recommend this book for children ages 4 to 8.

The artwork is fantastic, just like the flight! Jack Foster is very talented. I think he captured Barbara’s story just perfectly. I love the characters’ facial expressions, the action effects and the little details like the water squishing out of their shoes.

Mom Does Reviews gives Fantastic Flight 5 out of 5 Fantastic Stars! Don’t miss this one. Great picture book for your little one, loved one or grandchildren.

If you can’t wait to win this giveaway, you can buy Fantastic Flight right here.

The giveaway starts 1/21 and ends 1/29. Open to US only.

Enter via Rafflecopter over at Mom Does Reviews!

$50 Gift Card For Pet Owners {Blogorama Bonanza Giveaway}

Welcome to Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012, January 20-January 27, hosted by Jyla’s Three Of Us Giveaway, J-Man and MillerBug & Generations of Savings.

I am excited to offer a $50 e-gift card to as my prize in this giveaway. Mr. Chewy delivers pet happiness by conveniently shipping 70+ brands of pet food and stuff (for free!) Here is just an assortment of the great products they have available on their website:



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

1) Let me know your pet’s name

2) Like Mr. Chewy on Facebook

3) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

4) Follow Mr. Chewy on Twitter

5) Follow me on Twitter

6) Enter another one of my giveaways (find them here)

7) Share this giveaway on a social network

Giveaway ends January 27th at 11:59pm EST. US Only (excluding AK and HI)

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook. All thoughts are my own. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond.)


New Year, New Reads {Amazon Gift Cards Giveaway}

New Year New Reads Giveaway Event!Welcome to the New Year, New Reads Giveaway Hop!

Sponsored by

Hosted by Formula Mom, Tales From the Nursery, & ShePromotes

Welcome to the New Year, New Reads Giveaway Hop! It will end on January 23rd and there are hundreds of dollars in prizes available across all of the participating blogs! Enter at each blog and don’t forget to enter the New Year, New Reads Grand Prize Giveaway! Huge thanks for and the blogs sponsoring the grand prize giveaway!

There are 3 chances to win in the Grand Prize Giveaway:

  • 1 lucky winner will win a Kindle Fire from & a $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2 other winners will each receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card

Click here to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway!

When you enter, be sure to say that Making Time For Mommy referred you!



Here at Making Time For Mommy one winner will win $26.50 to

($11.50 in credit and 3 $5 e-gift cards)


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

1) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Tweet: “Enter to #win Amazon gift cards from @aliciamarie112 at”

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

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

6) Read and comment on a non-giveaway post

Giveaway ends January 23, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

(Disclosure: This giveaway is not sponsored, associated with or endorsed by Facebook. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond.)

Hop along and enter to win some great prizes from the participating blogs!

“Transform A Painful Past” {Giveaway}

REVIEW BY: Kat of Kat’s Cafe

Kat's Cafe Review - Transforming a Painful Past

Elise Adams Bio Shot Small

Elise Photini Adams has entered the realms of published authors with her first e-book offering, called “Transform a Painful Past in Five Simple Steps.” And she scored a win, in my book, for an honest, thought-provoking, engaging, and easy-to-read gem of a short e-book.

Adams has recently been featured in All You  magazine, has been interview on her local news, and leads her own radio show. She is a wife and mother with a difficult past, full of addiction, abuse, and pain. But while her past helped to create the woman she is today, it doesn’t define her.

Through years of learning to move forward, and beyond, her past, Adams has become a voice for many who struggle to deal with the demons in their pasts.

Read through my review and see if this might be a book for you. And if you want, you can also enter to win a full package from Elise, including this e-book copy, audio-book copy, workbook copy AND webinar ticket to her upcoming LIVE presentation.

The Giveaway is only open for a few days, but what a great way to start off the New Year – by taking back control of your life!

The Honesty of “Transform a Painful Past”

A little known secret about me – I have MANY demons in my past. I’ve written honestly here about some issues, but not all, including losing my mother as a teenager and my amazing family. But what most don’t know is that I was adopted, and I lived in an abusive household for years as well.

I moved beyond the past, and I have to admit, reading Elise’s book opened my eyes to some harsh realities – as in I haven’t moved as far beyond my past as I thought I have.

Oh, I’ve forgiven, but I am still caught in moments like Elise speaks about in her book – moments that remind me of things I have lived through before. It’s easy when you have lived with abuse and loss, and I imagine, if you have lived with addiction. That is one monster I haven’t had to deal with, thankfully.

Elise’s courage in speaking honestly about her past, not making excuses for it, and for moving forward with purpose, reminds me that my goal in living and constantly moving forward is a similar path. [Read more…]

Giveaway- Over $200 In Gift Cards {8 Winners}

This giveaway is sponsored by sneakpeeq. They are an online shopping platform, with short sales, great deals, and new stores daily. Everything has a fixed price, that you can lower further by being more active on sneakpeeq and earning badges.

When it comes to the sneakpeeq giveaway, everybody wins!  sneakpeeq is giving away 20% off your next purchase just for entering, plus a chance at the Grand Prize:  two winners will receive $50 gift cards to use on their favorite food, style and home products.  Three runners-up prize winners will receive $25 gift cards and three will win $10 gift cards—that goes a long way in sneakpeeq’s amazingly low-priced boutiques!

Come see all the things you love but haven’t discovered.  sneakpeeq only has new products that you have never seen before!

Enter the giveaway by clicking on this link: and joining sneakpeeq!  I will get a list of everyone that joins sneakpeeq using my code and a winner will be chosen from that list. Good luck!

Giveaway ends on January 19, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

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

Birthday Bash Blog Hop {Giveaway}


Welcome to the Birthday Bash Blog Hop! A group of bloggers have joined together to celebrate Savey Spender‘s birthday by each offering a giveaway to our readers of $25 or more.

My prize is a fun one. I have two games by Bananagrams to giveaway. I had heard of Bananagrams but didn’t know that they had a whole line of games until I went to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. The games I was given to review are ZIP-IT and FRUITOMINOES.

About the game: ZIP-IT is an exhilarating, high-speed, two-player game played with 24 lettered cubes and colored scoring zippers that come built into the pouch. Each player takes 12 cubes and races against their opponent to build a word grid. One hand can be played in as little as 20 seconds, and everything you need is in the bag! Playable on an airplane or train tray, ZIP-IT is the ultimate travel game. Each pouch includes a WEORDS dictionary of weird words that win word games!

My thoughts: I love this game! Sinisa and I enjoyed playing it during our date night the other night. It was a quick game and had us laughing to see who could finish the quickest. Jacob, my three year old, enjoyed using the lettered cubes to spell out the names of his family members. I also like that it comes in a little carry case so it’s easy to take with on trips.

About the game: A fresh, fruity, and colorful twist to the classic game of dominoes! Each player takes turns matching the six attractive fruit patterns. Twenty-eight Fruitominoes in a compact pouch make this a game that’s great for young and old.

My thoughts: This is a great game for families. I played the game with my three year old and he quickly understood the game and started playing. I liked that fruits were used because he could easily identify between the various images which he isn’t able to do with regular dominoes because they are all dots. Lucas, my two year old, enjoyed stacking them on top of each other. Jacob wanted to play another round of this game so I think he enjoyed it!:)


One person will win ZIP-IT and FRUITOMINOES.


Leave a comment telling me who likes to play games in your home.


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

1) Share on a social network

2) Subscribe to my blog via RSS or email (look in the upper right hand corner)

3) Enter another one of my giveaways (they can be found here)

4) Follow @BANANAGRAMS on Twitter

5) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

Giveaway ends January 17, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

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

Melissa & Doug Giveaway {Christmas Letdown Giveaway Hop}


The day after Christmas sometimes feels like a letdown.
All that preparation, then BAM it’s over.
You’re left with a hundred boxes and three garbage bags of torn paper.
Didn’t get what you wanted? You’re not alone.
This will cheer you up!
The Christmas Letdown Giveaway Hop,
hosted by Planet Weidknecht and co-hosted by Going Crazy! Wanna Go?
runs from December 26 @ 12:01 a.m. EST to December 30 @ 11:59 p.m. EST.
Each blog on the linky list below has a giveaway worth at least $20.00.
You can hop from blog to blog and enter to win prizes on every single one!

Good luck and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


(Code expires the 31st so you will have to use it right away)

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

1) Leave a comment telling me what you would buy from Melissa and Doug.

2) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Share this giveaway on a social network

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

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

6) Subscribe via email or RSS (look in the upper right corner)

Giveaway ends on December 30th at 11:59pm EST.

(Disclosure: I received this $25 gift code for writing about Melissa and Doug previously.)

Friday Flash Giveaway {Rafflecopter}

Welcome to our Christmas Lazy Friday Flash Giveaway! Yet again we have some awesome prizes for you this week! Remember all these prizes go to ONE(1) winner! This week you will be following us by Google+.

This week our sponsors are…

Whole Lotta Mama! (HOST)


Mom Does Reviews

One Mom’s Moxie

Christina Serrano AVON

Making Time for Mommy

Detroit Mom & Her Views

Africa’s Blog

Crazy for a Deal

The Mommyhood Chronicles

The prizes are as follows…

  1. $5 Paypal Cash {x2}
  2. $5 iTunes Card
  3. AVON samples, plus a Free Shipping Code
  4. $10 to LeftLane Sports {x2}
  5. Slice Safety Cutter
  6. Envelope of Coupons
  7. Kids/Adult Tooth Brushes



Mid-Winter’s Eve Giveaway Hop {‘Elephant Girl’ Book Giveaway}

This giveaway hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Oasis For YA and there are over 250 other blogs participating. You can find other blog giveaways to enter here.


The week of Thanksgiving I attended a wonderful, intimate dinner hosted by Chicagonista. We got together to enjoy each other’s company and share what we were thankful for while we enjoyed delicious food from Bella Luna. We also learned a little bit more about the book Elephant Girl and got to skype with the author of the book, Jane Devin. I had heard this was a “must read” and I’ve only started reading the book and am understanding why people are saying that. I was just going to give away a credit to Amazon for this hop but I really think everyone should  read this book so I am offering a copy of it instead.

Information from the back of the book:

Written in three distinct voices—child, teen and adult—Jane Devin takes readers on an intimate, imaginative and often harrowing life journey. Born unwanted and raised without love, the child-author invents a rich inner life to see her through years of trauma. Leaving home at 16, the teen-author struggles to find happiness and a sense of place in a world that feels confusing and unfamiliar. Then, years after stumbling into an adulthood mired in tragedy and broken dreams, the woman-author finds herself at a crossroads. The choice she ultimately makes is as stunning as it is brave.Told in unflinching and often lyrical prose, Elephant Girl goes beyond a singular life story to speak of powerful, universal truths and the ability of the human spirit to redeem itself.

From the soul of a broken child and the heart of a resilient woman comes a story about turning imagination into possibility and scars into art. – Rosie O’Donnell, Talk Show Host


One reader will win a copy of Jane Devin’s Elephant Girl


(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 this book

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Follow me on Twitter- @aliciamarie112

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

Giveaway ends December 27, 2011 at 11:59pm CST. US Only.

(Disclosure: I received a copy of the book and dinner but all thoughts are my own. Giveaway prize will come from

Blog Ad Campaign Giveaway {Rafflecopter}

Are you looking to increase your exposure and following for your blog?
22 blogs have joined together to offer you a chance to win a MEGA ad campaign!
The lucky winner will receive:
A promotional post on ALL 22 blogs
Premium Sidebar advertising for the entire month of January on ALL 22 blogs
Weekly Facebook Shout-outs from ALL 22 blogs
Weekly Tweets from ALL 22 blogs
With the heavy hitter blogs we have participating, this would mean HUGE exposure for you and your blog for the entire month of January! Do you want to sponsor this giveaway next month? Participation is FREE! Find out more HERE.
Entry is simple! Just follow us all using the Rafflecopter form on my Facebook page, and be sure to come back for your daily entries too!!
Giveaway ends on December 31, 2011.

Walmart Gift Card Giveaway {And Christmas Sale Info}

Walmart Offers its Lowest Prices of the Season during the “BIG Christmas Event”


Christmas is almost here! Are you ready? According to the National Retail Federation, as of the second week in December, the average person has completed only 46.5 percent of their shopping. I would say I am only half done with mine. I still need stocking stuffers, Sinisa’s gifts and a few things for the boys. Then there’s still a couple family members to buy for. I better get to shopping!

Thankfully Walmart is holding the “BIG Christmas Event” geared specifically for the millions of last-minute shoppers. Starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, Walmart’s “BIG Christmas Event” will offer its lowest prices of the season on toys, games, electronics, bikes and more. In addition, is giving customers an extra day to shop online by extending its shipping deadlines. Walmart’s holiday shipping options not only ensure gifts arrive in time for Christmas, but they save people money!

Take a look at some of the great sales:

  • Vizio® 3D Blu-rayTM Player with Built-in WiFi – $98
  • Select Games for Xbox 360®, Nintendo® WiiTM, and PS3® Games – $39.96 each
  • Girls’ or boys’ 24” Power Climber Bike, Mongoose® 20” FSG or Outer Limit Bike $88 each
  • FurReal® Friends Cookie My Playful PupTM – $29
  • Barbie® Swim & DanceTM Doll or Strollin’ PupsTM Doll – $10 each
  • Axe® Excite Gift Set – $10
  • Nerf® Dart TagTM Swarmfire Blaster or Hot Wheels® Sky Jump TrackTM Set – $20 each
  • Happy Nappers TM The Perfect Play Pillow TM – $14.88

“No matter how late in the game you start your holiday shopping, we guarantee the best price,” said MacNaughton. “In addition to offering our lowest prices, if customers find a lower price in a local competitor’s ad for the same product – even after the purchase – Walmart will refund the difference with a Walmart gift card – that is our Christmas Price Guarantee.”

Extended Standard Shipping Deadline plus Free Shipping on Hundreds of Thousands of Items

Customers can now order products online until 11:30 p.m. PT on Dec. 20 and receive standard shipping to home with delivery in time for Christmas. Rush shipping to home is also available until 11:30 p.m. PT on Dec. 21.

Customers have even more ways to save on free shipping to home and stores through the following programs:

  • Home Free (now through 12/20 11:30 p.m. PT) – order online and receive free shipping to home on all purchases of $45 or more on Microsoft Xbox consoles, games and accessories, electronics, apparel, consumables and other seasonal items.
  • Site to Store (now through 12/20 11:30 p.m. PT) – order online and receive free shipping to a Walmart store
  • FedEx Site to Store (now through 12/20 11:30 p.m. PT) – order online and receive free shipping to participating FedEx Office locations.  This service in now available in more than 650 FedEx Office locations in NYC, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Miami, Cincinnati and Columbus.
  • Pick Up Today (now through Dec. 23 11:30 p.m. PT) – order store items online for same day pick up at a Walmart store.


Walmart is offering a $25 gift card to one lucky reader.

{Use it to get that gift Santa Claus doesn’t bring you!}


Subscribe to my blog via RSS or email and leave a comment below

(look in the upper right hand corner)


(Optional entries but leave a comment for each you do)

1. Tell me what you still need to buy for Christmas (or if it’s after Christmas, what your favorite gift was)

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Follow Walmart on Twitter

4) Follow me on Twitter

5) Write a blog post about this giveaway and include a link to this post

6) Enter another one of my giveaways (they can all be found here)

7) Tweet “Enter to win a @Walmart gift card from @aliciamarie112 at

Giveaway ends on January 10, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Information came from press release but personal opinions are mine.)

Scentsy Online Party {And A Giveaway}

Still need great gift ideas for teachers, friends, grab bags, bus drivers, mail carriers or for the person who you never know what to get?  How about getting them something from Scentsy? An elegant ceramic warmer, a highly fragrant Scentsy bar…..and with a simple flick of a switch, your room is filled with one of Scentsy’s unique fragrances. With no flame, soot or wick, the Scentsy system is a safe way to enjoy more than 80 Scentsy fragrances. Some holiday scent recommendations are Christmas Cottage, White Out, Festival of Trees, Silver Bells and Black Ruby!




Scentsy has something for everyone, with warmers to match any decor and prices to match any budget.

A safe alternative to flame burning candles, it just makes scents!

Nicole Swallow
Independent Scentsy Consultant

Fan her on Facebook to keep up to date on new specials!


Nicole’s Online Store

*For orders to arrive by Christmas they need to be placed by December 19th*

The scent of the month and warmer of the month are being sold at a 10% discount all month! See them here. There’s also deals when you buy multiple warmers with wax. You can find out about the discounts here.


One reader will win a plug in warmer and three bars of wax


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

1) Visit Nicole’s site and tell me which warmer is your favorite

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Tweet: “Enter to win Scentsy products from @aliciamarie112 at”

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

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

Giveaway ends on January 9, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US only.

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

Gluten-Free Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Crackers {Review and Giveaway}

We are not a gluten free household but with all the talk I’ve been hearing lately about how helpful gluten free diets are to children with special needs we might be headed in that direction. I was excited to try my first product that’s labeled gluten free when I sampled Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Crackers. I was sent a case to try out which included three flavors. I wasn’t sure what to expect because I’m used to eating buttery tasting crackers and I was worried these might be horrible but I think for a gluten free product they tasted pretty good. I liked that they were flavored and enjoyed the white cheddar variety the most. They were crunchy and I really like that they are good for me since they are 100% whole grain and low in fat. I think they are a great option for people that are on gluten free diets and can’t have other cracker products.


One reader will win a case (12 bags) of crackers


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

1) Visit the site and tell me which flavor you want to try

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Tweet: “Win #glutenfree crackers from @luvcrunchmaster & @aliciamarie112 at ”

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

5) Blog about this giveaway

6) Enter another one of my giveaways (they can be found here)

Giveaway ends on January 6, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

(Disclosure: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.)

Book Lover’s Holiday Giveaway Hop {Amazon E-Card Giveaway}

Welcome to the Book Lover’s Holiday Hop sponsored by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Kid Lit Frenzy. Over 260 blogs are participating in this giveaway hop and all prizes are something book lovers would like.

My prize for this giveaway is a $5 Amazon e-gift card so that you can buy whatever book (or other item) you’d like.


1) Leave a comment telling me what you would buy on Amazon


(Leave a comment for each you do)

1) Share this giveaway on a social network

2) Subscribe to this blog via RSS or email (look in upper right hand sidebar)

3) Enter another one of my giveaways found here

Giveaway ends December 6, 2011 at 11:59pm Central time.

Find more giveaways at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.

Del Monte Promotion and Giveaway (3 Winners)

Del Monte Fresh Produce’s “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” promotion is back for it’s second year. The goal of this program is to get kids eating healthier.  By supporting teachers, Del Monte Fresh hopes to encourage them to incorporate healthy living and eating messages into classroom lesson plans.

The program awards cash and fresh fruit to kindergarten thru 12th grade school teachers across North America to encourage them to incorporate healthy eating and living messages into classroom activities. Sixty teachers will win a total of $1,000 in cash to purchase school supplies and fresh fruit for their students. Top winners will also get a Del Monte Fresh Field Day event for their school in which the entire student body will enjoy a day of Del Monte fresh fruit, games and fun activities. Salad bars for schools will also be given away through promotions at supermarkets. For more details (and to nominate a teacher you know) you can go to


Two readers will win $25 worth of Del Monte Fresh Produce gift certificates.

One reader will win $25 worth of Del Monte Fresh Produce gift certificates for yourself AND a backpack of school supplies to give to a teacher you know.


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

1) Leave a comment telling me your favorite fruit.

2) Follow @DelMonteFresh on Twitter

3) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

4) Share this giveaway on Facebook

5) Tweet: Win $25 worth of gift certificates for @DelMonteFresh fruit from @aliciamarie112 at (3 winners)

6) Blog about this giveaway

7) Enter another one of my giveaways and let me know which one you entered (I’m giving away a Jeep All Terrain Stroller!)

Giveaway ends September 23, 2011 at 11:59pm Central time.

(Disclosure: I received Del Monte Fresh gift certificates for my time but all thoughts are my own.)

Pear Tree Greetings Giveaway {June}

I love these little notelettes from Pear Tree Greetings! They are small little cards you can carry in your purse or briefcase to jot down a quick thanks, word of encouragement, or note to someone. What a way to brighten someone’s day!

Here are some of my favorite designs:

Pear Tree Greetings Coupon Code:

Our coupon this month is CONNECT15. It’s 15% off personalized stationery. Best part, there is NO minimum purchase for this coupon!  Expires 6/30.


Our giveaway this month is 24 free Notelettes!

How To Enter:

(Do any or all of the following)

1. Tell me one thing you would use a Notelette for

2) Tweet “Enter to win 24 Notelettes from @PearTreeGrtngs and @aliciamarie112 at”

3) Subscribe to Making Time For Mommy so you don’t miss future posts and giveaways

4) Enter another one of my giveaways and let me know which one you entered.

5) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

6) Follow @PearTreeGrtngs on Twitter

7) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

8) Like Pear Tree Greetings on Facebook

Giveaway ends July 11, 2011 at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: I have not reviewed these. I was not compensated for this post but have received free items from the company previously.)

Pear Tree Greetings Giveaway {April}

This month’s Pear Tree Greetings giveaway is $20 off anything in their online store. Before we get to that though check out these cute kid’s birthday party invites….




Aren’t those fun?

This month’s coupon code: Use “EASTER11” for 10% off a $25 order on anything Easter.


$20 to spend on anything in the store.


(Do any of the following and leave a comment for each)

1. Tell me what you would spend your $20 on.

2) Tweet “Enter to win $20 to @PearTreeGrtngs from @aliciamarie112 at”

3) Subscribe to Making Time For Mommy so you don’t miss future posts and giveaways

4) Enter another giveaway and let me know which one you entered.

5) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

6) Follow @PearTreeGrtngs on Twitter

7) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

8) Like Pear Tree Greetings on Facebook

Giveaway ends April 30, 2011 at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post but do occasionally receive free products from the company.)

Giveaway Raffle For Coupon Mommy Of 3

Charity Raffle


This giveaway is going to be different from my other giveaways.  If you follow me on Facebook you know that I have been putting together a huge raffle for a fellow blogger.  Shannon’s (Coupon Mommy of 3) three year old daughter, Emily, was recently diagnosed with stage IV cancer.  Although I do not know Shannon personally I have seen her constantly helping businesses and other bloggers by promoting them and asking nothing in return.  I wanted to put this together for her in her time of need.

This is all for little Emily

You can read about Emily’s story here.
Shannon’s blog
Shannon’s Facebook page
Shannon’s Twitter

Here are some important details:

  • To enter this giveaway a mandatory $5.00 ($5 = 1 entry) donation is required.  All money is going directly into Shannon’s paypal account.  Click here to donate.
  • For every $1.00 over the $5.00 mandatory entry you receive another entry.  Ex. donate $10.00 and receive 1 entry for the first $5.00 and 5 more entries for the other $5.00, total would be 6 entries.
  • Must be 18 or older to win.
  • This giveaway is open to US and Canada. However some sponsors are not able to ship to Canada.  In that case I (Melissa from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways) will be the go between and have the items shipped to me and then I will ship to Canada.
  • Sponsors and bloggers ARE allowed to enter. Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways will be the only one with access to the entries therefore they will not be eligible to win.  Everybody else is fair game.
  • You MAY win up to TWO packages. If picks you twice I will allow it but if you are lucky enough to be picked a third time then it is somebody else’s turn to win.
  • If you are a sponsor or blogger and you win the item you have donated it will be separated from the prize package and be raffled off via as a single prize to all other entrants.
  • If you have any questions at all please email Melissa from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways at
  • Feel free to comment on this post but it will not count as an entry unless you fill out the giveaway form posted below.
  • If you have not entered a giveaway from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways before it’s really simple.  Just fill out the form and add up your entries at the end. ALL entries will be verified.
  • Here is a Link to all Sponsor’s websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, and blogs.
  • You also get an extra entry for following all participating blogs on Google friend connect, twitter, and ‘Liking’ them on Facebook.  So be sure to hop around all blogs below for up to 3 extra entries for each participating blog.
  • To learn more about each prize you can view them all here:!/album.php?aid=48511&id=126257537393106

Click on the ChipIn Widget below to donate.  After you donate Click HERE to fill out the entry form.  If you have any questions at all please email Melissa at


Now on to the fun stuff!!  The prizes you can win!

Cloth Diapering Package #1
FuzziBunz one-size diaper from Wee Little Changes
Small wetbag in either cars print or vines print (winners choice) from Green Bumkin
1 gender neutral diaper from Mud Butt Cloth Diapers
Bag of Rockin’ Green from Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent
Fitted diaper, winner’s choice of in stock diaper or a custom one from Wee Expressions
$25 Gift Certificate from Sew Crafty Baby
Limited Edition diaper (only two of a kind!) from Knickernappies
Wool Longies (boy or girl colors) from Babee Greens
Diaper kit including The Champ diaper, wipes, wet/dry bag, and pail liner from GoGreen Pocket Diapers
$15.00 Gift Card to the The Fruit of Her Hands
2 Little Bundles from AppleCheeks
$5 gift card from HootHootBaby 

Cloth Diapering Package #2

Limited Edition diaper (only two of a kind!) from Knickernappies
$5 gift card from HootHootBaby
bumGenius 4.0 onesize pocket diaper from Jennifer’s Cloth Diaper Boutique
Go, Baby, Go! 14″ X 12″ Hot Pink wet bag with orange and lime stripes from Gina Turella Garcia- Go, Baby, Go! Independent Consultant
2 size Medium gPants, a bag of gRefills and a package of gCloth from gDiapers
$10.00 gift certificate to The Ginger Kid
Happy Heinys OS Snaps Puppy Print from Cute N Fluffy Cloth Diapers
$15.00 Gift Card to the ali AND swan

6 pack of organic prefolds with 2 covers and a roll of biosoft flushable liners from Bummis
Wetbag from Prairie Tales, LLC
LolliDoo Diaper Anonymously donated
Bag of Rockin’ Green from Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent
Fluff’s Enough donated a set of Tree Huggin Momma’s fleece liners. (*Not pictured)
1 size Medium BabyKicks Hemparoo Joey-Bunz PREMIUM donated by Life With My Littles (*Not pictured)

Cloth Diapering Package #3

Pack of 6 Charlie Banana 2-in-1 eco-diapering system from Charlie Banana
24 oz bag of detergent from Eco Sprout

Cloth Diapering Package #4

Good to Go package from SoftBums

Comfy Rumps Package

For donating $5.00 you can win 2 diapers from Comfy Rumps. If you donate $10.00 or more you can win 5 diapers!  7 total diapers being given away.  If you have entered for any of the cloth diaper packages you will automatically be entered to win the Comfy Rumps packages as this was added after the start of the giveaway.

Baby Package

Pacific Moby Wrap from Moby Wrap
Key Fob from BabyBug Creations
Carnival bloom bib & burp cloth set from Designer Bub
Aden & Anais Diwali – Bamboo Muslin Swaddles 3 pack from Kelly’s Closet (
Winner’s choice of hat from SweetPeas An Bumpkins
Custom shoes, size and print from
Fabric covered wipes case from BabyBug Creations
(1) pair of Rock-a-thigh baby socks in winners choice of color from All American Baby Boutique

Custom diaper/wipe case from BabyBug Creations
Gift Basket – Items will include some crinkles, loopies, soakers, reusable lunch sacks, cloth wipes and some baby balm from Hen House Creations (*Not pictured)

Toddler Package

Musical Gear Center toy from Playskool
Toddler Pillow from BobbleRoos
Custom appliqued shirt/onesie from Tiny Toe Creations
Winner’s choice of ERGObaby carrier and color choice from ERGObaby
$25.00 Gift Card to The Head said
10 Handmade Birthday invitations of any Disney Character from Moms Saving Money
1 green children’s edition of the i like book
$15 gift certificate to EcoMom
Denim apron from Five Talents Boutique
imagiPLAY Counting Octopi toy from The Cloth Experiment (*Not pictured)
Planet Wise Bag Your Snack Stuff gift pack from Nicki’s Diapers (*Not pictured) 

Girls Package

Custom tutu and matching flower clip from Little Miss Posh
Two girl style pair of BabyLegs from Mom 4 Life
Size 3T dress (pictured) from Cute Factor
Pink & white korker from Lily’s Bowtique
$25.00 Gift Card to The Head said

Mom’s Package #1

1 BEADtastic book bling from Bouncing Woolies
Pair of FUNKtastic dryer balls (design will vary) from Bouncing Woolies
Wool car freshener (colors will differ, without beads) from Bouncing Woolies
A batch of french pressed soap for the winner from Beck, The Crazy Housewife
$20.00 Gift Card to Homestead Emporium
Necklace from Avon anonymously donated
Wrap-a-Nap winner’s color choice from Wrap-a-Nap
2 – $5 Amazon gift cards anonymously donated
Corn/therapy pillows, facial-sized with flannel cover from Delaynie Cooper Designs (*Not pictured)
Sewing Instructions/PATTERNS/ Tutorials from 2 Teens and a Toddler Boutique

Sewing Instructions/PATTERNS/ Tutorials included:

  • -Shopping Cart Cover (Single)
  • -Rag Quilt Blanket
  • -Boppy Nursing Pillow COVER
  • -Crayon Roll
  • -Ring Sling
  • -I Spy Bag Toy
  • *Theseare  for a sewing pattern only, the items pictured are NOT included.

Mom’s Package #1

5 – 8×10 original photographs by Samantha Shuman (Fresh Samantha)

Scentsy Warmer and bar of Scentsy from Independent Scentsy Consultant ~ Lisa Marie
You Go, Girl! Scentsy Bar from Adventures in Abby Land
Pin from Avon anonymously donated
A basket full of bath goodies made by a 7 year old little girl (with help from her Mommy.)  Wash Away Cancer (Beck, The Crazy Housewife)
Wrap-a-Nap winner’s color choice from Wrap-a-Nap
4 EasyLunchbox containers and 1 EasyLunchbox cooler bag, winner’s choice of color from Easylunchboxes
Corn/therapy pillows, regular sized and one facial-sized with flannel cover from Delaynie Cooper Designs *This is just an example, fabric will differ*
1 couples edition of the i like book
Flat wallet from The Accessory Barn (*Not pictured)

Boba Carrier

Boba Classic 2G, winner’s choice of color from Boba Baby Carrier


$50.00 in BabyLegs products

Sleepy Wrap

Classic Sleepy Wrap, winner’s choice of color from Sleepy Wrap

Advertising Package

Enter to win ad space on multiple blogs (more blogs are participating in this than pictured – complete links to come soon!) ** I just wanted to note the winner for this package will be drawn last.  So if you win this you will not be taken out of the running for other prizes.  I know many individuals will enter the giveaways and might not be so interested in this package.  However it would be super cool if you are an individual that wins it and you donate all the ad space to your favorite shop(s)!  It would be a great way to pay it forward! **

Disclosure:  I nor participating bloggers received any monetary donations or item donations for this posting.  This is a charity event and all money goes directly to Shannon Hubbel of Coupon Mommy of 3 for her families unexpected medical expenses, travel expenses, and time off from work.  This is being done out of the goodness of our hearts.   ♥ Giveaway

Still looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one? Check out! Here are five of my favorite items in their online store:


Nickname Coffee Cups



Sculpted Jewelry Organizer



Monogrammable Locket Cuff Links



Picnic Backpack



10 Reasons I Love You Truffle Box


Find all these items and more at Want to shop for free? Enter to win a gift certificate!


Enter to win a $50 gift code to!


1) Leave a comment below telling me who you would buy a gift for (it’s ok to say yourself!)

2) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

2) “Like” RedEnvelope on Facebook

3) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

4) Follow @redenvelope on Twitter

5) Subscribe to Making Time For Mommy via email

6) Tweet: “Enter to win a @redenvelope gift certificate from @aliciamarie112 at”

7) Enter another one of my giveaways and let me know which one you entered.

Giveaway ends 2/10/11 at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: I was given a gift certificate to as compensation for this post but all opinions are my own.)

Kix Review and Giveaway

“Kid tested, mother approved”… that’s the Kix slogan that comes to mind every time I hear the name of the cereal. The boys eat cereal 4-5 days a week for breakfast and they love Kix cereal.

There are two flavors of the cereal- Regular and honey. Since the boys like to eat both and can’t really tell me which one is their favorite I decided to do my own taste test. I love the extra sweetness of Honey Kix.

Would you like to try out the new flavor for yourself? Enter to win this prize pack from Kix and MyBlogSpark:

(Prize pack includes a 24-piece counting-themed floor puzzle, fun learn-to-count flashcards, a sippy cup, a portable snack container and a box each of Original Kix and Honey Kix cereals.)

How to enter:

Leave a comment below telling me your child’s favorite breakfast cereal.

Giveaway ends THIS SUNDAY, January 9, 2011 at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: Kix and MyBlogSpark provided me Kix to try and the prize package will be sent out by them.)

Old Navy Giveaway

To pop or not to pop, that is the question. Old Navy puts a fun twist on the classic preppy top with the Item of the Week! Women’s Fashion Polos come in playful patterns and have a surprise you’ll like. Pop your collar and find a different color underneath! They’re $8, reg. $14.50, 7/23–7/29. In-store only.

See Women’s Fashion Polos under the “Weekly Ad” tab at Old Navy’s Facebook Page. While you’re there, click “Barker’s Bones” and dig around for super savings. This week’s highest-value, unlimited coupon is $10 off $50. Play once a week for fab savings. Happy Digging!


10 readers will receive $50 off $100 coupons in pdf form (so all you have to do is click and print). These coupons expire July 29th.

How To Enter

Women’s Fashion Polos have cool collars that pop with different colors underneath. Are you daring enough to pop your collar, or are you the type to keep it down low? Answer this question below and I will give coupons to the first 10 who do so.

Please note… you MUST leave a valid email so I can send you the coupon. All coupons are good for one use only.

(Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this post. I was given this opportunity through Old Navy’s PR Firm.)

I’m A Pearista! (And Giveaway)

Pear Tree Pearista

I am proud to announce that I am a PEARista :) Sounds fun doesn’t it? Want all the JUICY (pun intended) details?

As a Pearista I will be bringing you discounts and giveaways every month for Pear Tree Greetings products.

June’s Discount:

10% off all orders over $19!

Use Code PEARJUN10

June’s Giveaway:

One person will win 5 sets of address labels.

(See Pear Tree Greetings’ entire collection of address labels!)

Enter to win:

Leave a comment below telling me your favorite reason for sending cards in the mail.

(Mine is sending a note just to say “hi”.)


Giveaway ends June 30th, 2010 at 11:59pm!

(Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post but being a Pearista I will receive free samples in the future.)

Half Pint House Handmade Review and Giveaway

One of my blogging friends, Megan, from Half-Pint House makes some beautiful handmade items. She would like to go to the Relevant blogging conference in October and is financing her trip by sewing her way to Relevant! Let me show you some of the wonderful things she makes:

I love this print! How cute would it be to make a library bag from it for your child to carry their books to and from the library?

Beautiful print and love that my business cards can be put in something pretty!

Think of the possibilities! Use it to hold change, crayons, pacifiers, a travel sized sewing kit...

What a great personalized gift this would make!

Along with having some great items in her shop, she has a wonderful selection of patterns– over 150 different choices! My favorite is the train pattern because Jacob loves trains and I haven’t seen many handmade shops that have a print for train lovers.

Buy It:

Click here to be directed to Half Pint House Handmade.

Win It:

Megan is offering a $20 gift certificate to her shop!

How to enter (leave a comment for each one):

1. Go to Half Pint House Handmade and tell me your favorite item she makes.

2. Subscribe to Half Pint House

3. Subscribe to Making Time For Mommy via RSS or email

4. Follow Megan on Twitter

5. Follow Alicia on Twitter

6. “Like” Half Pint House on Facebook

7. “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

Giveaway ends July 24, 2010 at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: I have received no compensation for this post. Megan will provide the gift certificate to the winner.)

Take lots of pictures? (Giveaway!)

I don’t know about you but I love to take pictures of my family. I take pictures of my boys at play, at the zoo, and even after a messy dinner. I then upload all the pictures to my computer and now have months (ok, shamefully over a year’s worth) of pictures waiting to be printed. And then once I print them they just sit in a box because as much as I’d like to say I scrapbook I haven’t done a single page yet. All these good intentions I have and wonderful ideas of things I can create with my pictures and there they sit on Snapfish just waiting to be printed. Sound familiar? Well if so, then you are in luck….


Vistaprint is offering one lucky reader a personalized, 12×12 photo book! No need to print out your pictures! The winner can choose from hard cover, leather cover or linen cover for their book. It includes 26 pages and a variety of layout and design options and free shipping. The value of this giveaway is over $50!

Vistaprint also offers products such as birthday invitations, custom t-shirts, and personalized mugs.

How to enter:

Subscribe to Making Time For Mommy (by RSS or email)


in your comment below tell me what special person or event you would love to make a photo book for.

Giveaway ends July 21, 2010 at 11:59pm. I am sorry but this is only open to U.S. residents.

(Disclosure: I am not being compensated in any way for this post. The winner will receive the photo book from Vistaprint.)

Inspired Gifts Review and Giveaway

I love taking pictures so I was thrilled when Inspired Gifts agreed to let me review one of their products. Inspired Gifts makes wonderful photo products. Here is a list of some of what you can create:

  • Gift books
  • Baby/Child Books
  • Journals
  • Guest Books
  • Playing Cards
  • Canvas Prints
  • Dry Erase Boards
  • Posters
  • Bookmarks
  • Greeting Cards
  • Announcements
  • Calendars

You can also make day planners which is what I chose to review. I wanted a planner to keep track of all my blog posts and when all of my giveaways ended and I am happy to do so while I look at pictures of my family.

Here is what the Inspired Gifts website says about their day planners: “We know life’s daily tasks can sometimes be a chore, but you can make scheduling less stressful with a photo-filled day planner designed by you. Planners are spiral-bound and available in two sizes to accommodate full days and people on the go. You bring the photos, and we’ll give you the space to lay out your year in as much detail as you need. Add as many custom messages as you like to be sure you never again forget an important birthday or anniversary. Perhaps you know someone who might welcome a little help in the organization department? Planners also make great gifts.”

The day planner itself was pretty easy to make once I got the hang of it. Once you choose the pictures you want in the planner you can either decide what page you want each picture on or you can let the software place the pictures for you.

Here are my two tips on creating your own personalized items using Inspired Gifts and their software:

1) Create an account before you do anything else! I made the mistake of not doing so and lost all of my work because I accidentally exited the screen and it wasn’t saved anywhere. (If you have an account the pictures are saved.)

2) Keep in mind the product you are creating and how the pictures would look in the space that you have. I picked all of my pictures without even considering that the album I was doing was vertical. If a picture was horizontal and could be cropped it worked fine but any picture too wide didn’t work. They give you a choice so you could choose to have your pictures horizontal and then you would be fine but because I chose vertical it was a problem.

Here are a few pictures of my finished day planner:

Cover of day planner

Example of inside day planner

How I use my day planner

I really love my day planner and am super excited to announce that one lucky person can win one of their own!!


Inspired Gifts is giving away a 4.4×6 Photo Day Planner just like the one I made!

Mandatory Entry:

Visit Inspired Gifts and tell me your favorite photo product that they make.

Optional Entries (leave a comment for each one):

  1. Follow Inspired Gifts on Twitter
  2. “Like” Inspired Gifts on Facebook
  3. Follow Inspired Gifts blog via Google Friend Connect
  4. Create a free account at Inspired Gifts
  5. Purchase a photo product from Inspired Gifts (worth 10 entries)
  6. Subscribe to Making Time For Mommy via RSS or email
  7. “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook
  8. Follow me on Twitter
  9. Tweet about this giveaway and include a link to this review (in your comment leave link to your tweet)
  10. Enter another giveaway and let me know which one you entered

That’s 11 different ways to win a fabulous photo product from Inspired Gifts. Good luck!

Giveaway ends on July 18, 2010 at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: I was provided a day planner to review at no cost. All opinions on the products are my own. Inspired Gifts will provide the photo day planner to the winner. This review was made possible by

Wordless Wednesday: Graduation (& Giveaway)

Morgan graduates 8th grade!

I have linked this picture to: Wordless Wednesday Home
5 Minutes for Mom ~ Go Graham Go! ~ Jolly Mom ~ Look What Mom Found… ~ Mom of 3 Girls ~
Momspective ~ MomStart ~ Two of a Kind… ~ Frosted Fingers

Today’s Giveaway:

A “Sisters” picture frame

To enter to win:

Tell me one thing that makes your sister great.


Tell me about a person who has positively impacted your life.


This giveaway will end July 9, 2010 at 11:59pm.

Touch’d Review and Giveaway

I wanted to share a new line of beauty products with you called Touch’d which launched yesterday. Touch’d bath and body was founded by Rachel Ferrucci. Rachel created the products when she couldn’t find what she was looking for in the stores.  She says, “one product specifically, the organic sugar scrub, was created when my daughter had eczema and the doctors were giving us medicated creams that seemed to be drying out her skin. I wanted to give my daughter relief without slopping medicated creams all over her delicate body. I researched and read every book on natural oils and how they can benefit our skin. I was successful in making a product that was 100% organic and alleviated her eczema.” Being a mom of a child with eczema myself,  I understand completely where she is coming from.

I had the pleasure of reviewing the “Moisture Myst” in the Tropical Paradise scent. The website says that the “convenient spray on moisturizer will revive and hydrate your skin with oils containing natural vitamins to penetrate rather than coat it. Moisture Myst contains no waxes, leaving silky smooth skin with none of the grease.” I love that the spray made my skin feel soft without feeling oily like a lot of other lotions do. I also love the floral smell of the myst which is one of six different scents that the products come in.

Rachel says that the myst is great to use right after a shower so your skin will soak it up. Another great use for the spray is as a moisturizer after too much time in the sun. She says if you get a sunburn and use Moisture Myst three times a day, you won’t peel.

To try out the Moisture Myst or any of the other products you can visit the Touch’d online shop and buy one. To receive 25% off your order you can use the code “TimeforMommy” (valid June 7th-July 15th). You can also win one here!


Rachel is offering a Touch’d Foaming Salt Soak to one lucky reader.

To enter to win you can do any of the following (leave a comment for each):

1) Subscribe to Making Time For Mommy blog

2) Go to the Touch’d website and tell me which scent is your favorite

3) Like Touch’d on Facebook

4) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

5) Follow @touchd on Twitter

6) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

7) Tweet about this giveaway (please leave link to your tweet). Must include link to this post in your status update.

This giveaway will end on July 8, 2010 at 11:59pm. Please make sure to include an email address so that I can contact you if you win.

(Disclosure: I received the Moisture Myst from Rachel at Touch’d to review. All opinions given are my own.)

Fun In The Sun (And A Giveaway)

Jacob and Lucas recently had a playdate with their cousins, Camden and Maddie. They spent most of the time outside in the sun.

Jacob and Camden in their matching swim trunks

Jacob and Lucas eating lunch

Lucas playing in the water

Jacob and Camden eating cupcakes

Jacob playing football

Cousin Maddie

As you can see, all four children are very fair skinned. It’s really important for them to wear sunscreen when they are in the sun like that. Usually we just use a child lotion sunscreen and my boys fight with me to put it on and wiggle around so I end up missing spots or they walk around looking like ghosts because I don’t rub it in all the way. That won’t be a problem anymore with this new sunscreen we received.

KINeSYS sent me some sunscreen to review. I used it the other day and love it. The sunscreen that they make is easy to apply because it can be sprayed on. It comes either unscented or scented (the one I tried was mango scented- yummy).

Here’s a little bit more about the sunscreen from the flyer that came with it:

  • UVA/UVB protection with Parsol 1789
  • Oil-free/ Alcohol-free/PABA-free
  • Preservative-free
  • Very water-resistant and sweat-resistant
  • Hypoallergenic/ Non-comedogenic
  • Over 700 sprays per bottle

Sunscreen for kids


One winner will receive a bottle of KINeSYS Kids SPF 30 sunscreen.


Leave a comment telling me your favorite outside activity. That’s it! (Of course if you want to subscribe to this blog that would be great, too, but not required.)

This giveaway ends July 7, 2010 at 11:59pm. Good luck! :)

(Disclosure: I was provided two bottles of sunscreen in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.)