Purex Crystals Giveaway


If you are like me laundry is something that I don’t look forward to doing. I do however love how the clothes smells when it comes out of the dryer. Well Purex has come out with a new product that will provide you a new experience. Introducing Purex Crystals fresh mountain breeze


This is an entirely new way to do laundry. Purex Crystals are 87% natural crystals that go in at the start of the wash, so they spend more time with your laundry infusing them with long-lasting freshness. When I first tried it I opened the bottle and closed my eyes and I was taken away from the cold long days of winter into the fresh days of Spring. It put a smile on my face and made me wish for the days of the sum warming my face and the flowers blooming. When the laundry came out of the dryer it was like I had hung it outside.


Now Purex wants to give you chances to win your own bottle.

Enter on Facebook to win daily at https://www.facebook.com/purex/app_516713531759925
One grand prize winner will receive $500 and 100 additional winners will receive a coupon for a free bottle of NEW Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze.
USA only and ends on February 03, 2014 6PM EST

Additional PRIZES:
Grand Prize (1): One Grand Prize winner will receive $500 in the form of a check. Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $500.
Second Prize (100): One hundred Second Prize winners will receive a coupon for a Free bottle of Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze.
Use this link to enter

In addition, if you leave a comment on this post you will be entered to win a coupon to get your bottle free.


Disclousre: The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

My Day at the Rachael Ray Show


I was lucky enough to visit the Rachael Ray show last week with my two niece in laws, Ellie and Rachael. Lucky for two reasons. First, we got tickets and Second, it was the week sandwiched between the coldest Tuesday and the snowiest one.
As we waited on line we talked about what the show would be about and chatted with others on the line about the show and how we hoped we would get in soon.


Then Rachael came on to tell us that we were having a special guest today and gave us some hints but no one could quite figure it out. The show was about to start and for those of you who have never seen the show, Rachael comes down in an elevator either by herself or with the guest, in this case it was with the guest. As the elevator started down we saw the person was tall, blonde and was dressed causally, not until the doors opened that we realized it was Cameron Diaz.

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I have to say that she looks great in person and is a really down to earth woman. She chatted with Rachael regarding her new book entitled “The Body”, she talked about how she sat around the table and wrote with the help of a writer about these issues. The theme of the book is that we may not all get the body that Cameron has but we need to take of the best body that we have. She stated “The only way you can know that body is by taking care of it properly. If you are eating processed foods, and you’re not getting all your nutrients, not exercising properly, then you are not living in the body that you were meant to live in.” Her focus is on having women change the way they view their bodies through, mind, body, and nutrition. It is a really great book and has tools for everyone. I struggle to gain weight so it is helping me look at ways to work on that with exercise and better eating.

It was great to hear from someone who looks perfect that even she falls off the track and has to get back on it. She answered audience questions, and was funny and out-going. I really was glad that she was our special guest.

We also had a visit from the Discovery Channel’s host Jason Silva of Brain Games. He showed us how on brains respond to certain things and we don’t even know it. Some of the audience were called upon to do taste test blindfolded to see if their other senses would help them. They did pretty good.

Finally Rachael demonstrated for us the perfect way to make a Nutty Chicken Cutlet. The recipe can be found on her website and highlights of the show at


Purex New Year, New You Sweepstakes


Stay fit & fresh this year with help from Purex.

Stay fit & fresh this year with help from Purex. Enter to WIN a Basis Fitness Tracker & a year’s supply of Purex Crystals! Purex Crystals do not interfere with moisture wicking fabric; they work great for all your sportswear! Let Purex help you stick to your resolution this year. Click the link below to enter This contest ends January 31, 2014



Purex: Win A $1,000 Shopping Spree!


Let Purex start your new year off in style! We’ll take care of your new wardrobe and detergent needs for all of 2014. Enter
to WIN $1,000 towards a new wardrobe and a year’s supply of Purex detergent!

Enter the Purex Get A Clean Start To 2014 Sweepstakes by January 31, 2014, for your chance to win $1,000 and a year supply of Purex! That’s enough to make us want to do laundry! How about you? Enter today by clicking on the link below


Disclosure: I am a Purex Insider and I am helping to spread the word about this awesome sweepstakes to my readers to be one of 4 winners of a $25 Amazon.com gift card.

Valentine Day Craft


I really love crafting with my children, after having a month off from crafts we are set to start on our February crafts. That means we are getting ready for Valentine’s Day. When I think about a craft for Valentine’s Day I love to have the kids make a heart collage. I love this because we use all different types of materials to create our collage. This brings out the very creative side of your child. The children love working with the different textures and ideas to make their crafts unique. The main thing is it is simple and easy to do and will have your child happy for hours during these cold days spent inside.

What You Need:

1. A variety of paper materials. This would include construction paper, gift wrap, tissue paper (left over from the holidays), fabric, cardboard and foil.

2. Scissors-The child safe ones

3. Clear drying glue

4. Card Stock

5. Markers

6. Glitter

What To Do:

1. Have your child draw hearts in various sizes onto all the different types of paper you have. Encourage them to use different papers and make all sizes.

2. Then cut out the hearts that you have created.

3. Glue the hearts onto a piece of cardstock, this is a heavy duty type of paper. You should overlap the hearts putting different sizes on top of each other and turning them around so them at different angles on the paper. I always have my kids rotate the cardstock while they are doing this that way the paste hearts all the way around.

4. Finally it is time to be creative with the hearts you sprinkle glitter onto the glue to give a glue. Glitter is a favorite in my house.

5. Have the collages dry and you have perfect cards for Valentine’s Day

RESTAURANT.COM Holiday Gift Guide



Disclaimer: I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

In the past I have used Restaurant.com to give as gifts to my friends and family. During the holidays when you are running around doing your shopping and visiting friends and family you don’t always have cash on you to grab something to eat, having these gift cards ready makes it easy for you to eat out.

These gift cards are great for friend and family that you might just not know what to get them. The prices are very reasonable and often you can get discount prices on gift cards during the holidays.

Restaurant.com is the trusted and valued source connecting restaurants and diners nationwide. The company offers savings at thousands of restaurants nationwide with more than 50,000 gift certificate options. Restaurant.com brings people together to relax, converse and enjoy well-prepared and served meals at affordable prices. To date, Restaurant.com customers have saved more than $1 billion through the gift certificate program.

Restaurant.com Gift Guides

At Restaurnat.com, the nation’s largest dining deals site, we love surprising our diners with fun ways to save. This holiday season, we’ve handpicked delicious dining experiences and gift ideas for every budget and compiled them into an exclusive Restaurant.com Holiday Gift Guide. Simply pair any Restaurant.com Gift Card with one of these gift bundle ideas below for the ultimate dining experience and holiday treat:

1.The Movie Buff:For the movie-quoting, obsessed friend, surprise them with two tickets to a movie on their must-see “Oscar” list and a $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card. Enjoy a night of appetizers and plot-dissecting debates! Ready to splurge? Stop at the concession stand for some candy, drinks, and a jumbo popcorn to share!

2.The Workaholic: To help someone on your list find much needed tranquility, pair a $50 Restaurant.com Gift Card with soothing bath salts, lavender mist, and a face mask to create an affordable, at-home spa treatment. Ready to splurge? Add a spa gift card and make Dinner reservations for a nice, relaxing evening post-massage.

3.The Wine Fanatic: Bring Napa Valley to every wine lover on your list! Pair their favorite wine with decadent cheeses, crackers, and of course chocolate. Then, cleanse their palate with some late night dessert and a $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card. Ready to splurge? Instead of dessert, make it dinner and BYOB at thousands of Restaurants nearby!

4.The Romantic: Add some romance into your holiday with a $50 Restaurant.com Gift Card, bouquet of roses, some irresistible chocolate covered strawberries, and a candlelit dinner for two. Ready to splurge? Pick up some bubbly on the way home for a classy touch.

5.The Theatre Lover: Add some dramatic flair to the holidays with two tickets to their must-see show and end the evening with our $100 Restaurant.com Gift Card – perfect for dinner and dessert. Ready to splurge? Buy them a memento from the show and two drinks during intermission! Create your own

The best part? Five (5) lucky Facebook fans will have a chance to win one of the gifts featured in our gift guide every Wednesday until December 18, 2013! Just head over to http//thedish.restaurnat.com/holiday-bundle-up-giveaway.


I would choice to Help your friends to unwind after work with spa goods and $50 Restaurant.com Gift Card.

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Disclaimer: I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

Allure Magazine/Maybelline NY Master Class


On November 20, 2013, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Allure Magazine/Maybelline Master Class. This special event was hosted by Sophia Panych and the brand’s makeup artist Gabe Almodovar.

What did we learn? We learned about what were the Spring Trends. Not only did we get to learn about them but we got to try out some of the Maybelline’s long lasting makeup.

So what are the Spring Trends:

Orange Lipstick-This was recreated using Electric Orange and Vibrant Mandarin which just had the right look
Metallic Smokey Eyes-As seen by Gucci this involved using Tatoo metal in Gold Rush 65.
Artsy Eyes
Bronzed Skin
Bedazzled-This was going crazy with the jewels but it made an impression
White Shadow-Use a shimmery white shadow in the mix as to make it blend in.

Check out the December Issue of Allue




Sprint NYC Event & Mom Central



I participated in program on behalf of Mon Central Consulting

On November 13, 2013, I was given a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Sprint and the tools and resources that they have available to help manage children’s technology usage. Learning from the Internet to safety using the cell phone.

The wonderful staff at Sprint hosted us in group in which we learned about upcoming ventures such as Sprint Spark. Sprint Spark is essentially an enhanced LTE service that will enable smartphone users to hit “unprecedented speeds” of between 50Mbps and 60Mbps. Sprint showcased around 1Gbps this morning. The service will enhance video and other bandwidth heavy apps. The rollout is starting in New York. Sprint Spark is a combination of advanced capabilities, like 1x, 2x and 3x carrier aggregation for speed, 8T8R for coverage, MIMO for capacity, TDD for spectral efficiency, together with the most advanced devices offering both tri-band capability and high-definition voice for the best possible customer experience.

I also had the opportunity to talk to the staff regarding prepaid phones and plans with two companies that are associated with Sprint-Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. It was great to learn about these low cost phones and plans. Have you ever had your phone on its last charge and you need to make a call, this is a great backup phone to have. You can use it for calls and texts, you kids would be able to have this phone and you will feel safe and secure. It is also great for you to have. I was on the bus recently and my phone was out of charge and I needed to call for my cab and I used my Virgin Mobile phone. People on the bus said what a great idea. We don’t have chargers all over the place to charge phones, so having this backup phone is a great idea.

I learned so much from this event.

The wonderful people at Sprint have been kind enough to allow me to offer one of their Galaxy Notes up for raffle. All you have to do is leave a comment and you will be entered to win.





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Dr. Scholl’s® For Her Cozy Cushions


Influenster VoxBoxes are awesome. You feel like it’s Christmas when you get to your mailbox

Dr. Scholl’s® For Her Cozy Cushions! Ladies. these are FUZZY freaking comfort insoles for your shoes. You know all those uncomfortable boots you have with that wonderful furry, fuzzy inner lining? You know how you wear them because they’re cute and you deal with the pain because putting an insole in the shoe would cause your little tosies to lack the warm tufted fuzziness inside? No longer an issue. The insole HAS FUR ON IT. (Not real. Relax.)

I put these insoles into my boots and NO LIE, my feet did not sweat, did not ache, no blisters from walking, no issues at all. We walked MILES around the city that day and I got home and took my shoes off and felt NOTHING.

Dr. Scholl’s® has a damn good product here. Try them out!

I received this product complimentary from Influenster