Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

 I hope each and every one of you had a very blessed day! Today was a great day here in our home with our family. Just having everyone together and being able to sit back and watch the kids play together was such a beautiful sight.  My husband hooked up the x box kinect and even my sister and I got in on the fun dancing with the kids. I am so thankful for all my children and to have such a wonderful husband and family. I truely am blessed.


Please feel free to share how your Thanksgiving Day went. I would love to here how you all spent your day and what you are thankful for this year.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hasbro Games Girl Talk and Cuponk with Bonus Prize Pack

Family Game Night is every Friday night at our house and Hasbro is a name very popular in our home.
I was so excited to receive this prize pack from Hasbro.
Here is what was included in my box.


In Fall 2010, Girl Talk- the original game of Truth or dare - introduces a new line of games just for tweens and teen girls. Each new Girl Talk game, including Dare Confetti, Sparkle Spots and Sassy Sticks, is unique and gets girls talking,bonding and laughing over the that make each of them special. Perfect for a sleepover or a gift for a girlfriend, Girl Talk games encourage quality girl time any day of the week.

I received Girl Talk: Dare Confetti Retails for $12.99 made for girls ages 8 up. 2 players or more. I can tell you my daughter was jumping up and down when she saw me open the box and saw this game and I can say it is the perfect game for sleepovers and parties.





CUPONK - Retail Price $14.99
Show your skill and style with CUPONK - a new trick game where players are rewarded for making the wackiest trick shots possible. Choose the CUPONK cup that best represents your personality and start sinking obscure shots from off the rim, wall or even kitchen table to show off your friends and earn bragging rights for weeks. Everyone will know that you landed the plastic ball in the cup when it lights up and lets out sounds. Master the basic shots and turn your home into a playing field to become the CUPONK master.

I received the El Campeon CUPONK Game and it was perfect for my 11 year old who is crazy about wrestling and now has a game his older brothers will leave the TV to go and play. Its a big hit here :)

Along with these games I also received these bonus items...


ARM & HAMMER Kid's Spin brush -  Retail Price $6.99
The first and only customizable battery toothbrush, which makes brushing fun!
Packaged with over 140 stickers for decorating.
Perfect for ages 3-12
Did you know that kid's brush 38% longer with a spin brush battery powered toothbrush than with a manual toothbrush?


New Scotch Adhesive Dot Roller Retail Price $7.99
The new Scotch Dot Roller applies permanent adhesive precisely and smoothly to paper,cardboard and other surfaces.



Emergen - C
The Healthy Way to Feel Good Every Day.



With little ones and Flu season we all need some Purell hand sanitizer around the house!

Now what do you think about all these great items? Want to know how you can win your own Hasbro  Game Prize Pack?

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Disclosure Policy- I was sent all of the items above to review all opinions are solely my own. Thank you Hasbro for an awesome giveaway!









Thursday, November 18, 2010

Winners!!!

The Winner of the EcoMom $15 Gift Certificate is
Cheeky momma

The Winner of the Carmex Blog Squad Giveaway is NayNay

Congrats and thank you all for entering. Keep checking back for more great giveaways!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Peaceable Kingdom Activity Book Review and Giveaway


Peaceable Kingdom Press is a place of imagination, exploration and fun! With such a great variety of activity books and games for your child. All of their games have such bright vibrant colors and  they now work with more than 100 artists and the  products they offer include birthday cards, games, stickers, paper dolls, puzzles, diaries, and valentines. All of Peaceable Kingdoms  products have one thing in common – they nourish children’s hearts, eyes, minds, and funny bones! Check out just a few games they offer


Doggone Domino Game
Flippty Frog Game
Numbers Match Up Game

Thanks to Peaceable Kingdom I was able to review this Animals of our World Activity Book.
My 5 year old loves it. He doesn't leave home without it when we are headed out for a ride. There are so many fun activities for him to play and even games he can play with his brothers and sisters like Tortoise tic- tac- toe. I can tell you this book keeps my son busy on  those long road trips. And one feature I really love is that its reusable. Just write and wipe its all included in this handy book with a built in handle.
Thanks to Peaceable Kingdom one lucky winner will receive the Animals of our World Activity Book.

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Giveaway will end on November 30th and will be notified by e mail and will be announced here on the blog.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CARMEX BLOG SQUAD REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!!!

Well I'm back in the game and boy do I have some exciting reviews and giveaways you don't want to miss!


I was super excited to be chosen as one of the bloggers for the Carmex Blog squad. I'm sure you all have heard of Carmex. I know growing up my grandmother always had Carmex ready for me when I had chapped lips and now I make sure I always have some for my children when they need it.


This is what I was sent. An awesome assortment of Carmex products. I love the healing lotion and cream. I tend to have very dry skin and I can tell you all this stuff works great although the smell is not that great It's kind of medical smelling. The tinted moisture plus is my favorite. It's new from carmex and I just love the tint and moisture it provides. It all came in this huge make up kit that comes in handy for traveling.
Now I'm sure you want to know how you can get your own bag filled from Carmex. Well here we go...

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Giveaway will end on Nov.16th winner will be notified by e mail and announced here on my blog.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I JUST STARTED MY NEW BUSINESS!!!

 First I want to apologize to all of my readers for being out of touch for a week. I have been making plans to start my own business as an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay. I'm super excited and have very high hopes for success. Being a mom of 8. I can now set my own schedule and still be here at home for my kids. That is awesome don't you think?
  
So with the holidays approaching so quickly I'm here to help all of you with gift ideas, skin care and cosmetics. Just check out my site at www.marykay.com/aprilvokes and look around. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions and the best part FREE SHIPPING!!!! I will take care of that for you.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Colgate Kids Oral Care

Teaching our children the importance of good oral hygiene is something we all do and Colgate is making it a lot easier for us as parents to do and even make it fun and great tasting! Just take a look at Colgate's Kids Oral Care products.

My first Colgate Toothpaste
Ages 0-2


  • Safe if swallowed

  • Gently cleans teeth

  • Mild fruit flavor kids love

  • No artificial colors,

  • preservatives or SLS

  • No mess dispensing
My first Colgate Toothbrush
Ages 0-2


  • Specially designed to fit growing hands

  • Oval head with soft bristles helps

  • protect children's gum


Colgate Licensed Kids Anti-Cavity Fluoride Toothpaste
Ages 2-8
  • Clinically proven cavity protection that strengthens and protects developing teeth


  • Mild Bubble Fruit flavor that kids love
Colgate Licensed Kids Toothbrushes
  • Brushes built for tiny hands and mouths. Fun designs to encourage use.

  • Clinically proven cavity protection that strengthens and protects developing teeth


  • Mild Bubble Fruit® flavor that kids love

  • Specially designed for kids ages 2 and up

  • SpongeBob™ graphics in a convenient stand-up tube with flip-top cap that encourages kids to brush






The little ones each received a new toothbrush and  great tasting toothpaste.My 6 year old was sent the battery-powered SpongeBob toothbrush and let me tell you, all he wants to do is brush his teeth now. Its just to cute and of course I love it that now they all enjoy brushing!!

 All opinions in this post are 100% my own. I received these items free for this review.









Monday, October 11, 2010

CSN UPCOMING REVIEW


CSN has 200 stores for all your shopping needs, Everything from modern bedding to toys for your little one.

Keep a look out for my upcoming review from CSN. What I will be reviewing is a surprise so keep checking back.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

$15 EcoMom Gift Certificate Giveaway and SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins Review

Thanks to EcoMom I was able to review these SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins. I have to tell you getting my 6 year old to take any vitamin has always been like pulling teeth but these gummy vitamins where a breeze. As soon as he saw me open the package he wanted to try one. SmartyPants are a pediatrician approved all in one gummy multi-vitamin with eco-friendly non-tuna sourced DHA Omega 3's  and come in 3 yummy flavors lemon, orange, and cherry (my kids love them all) and I love that they are getting the Vitamins they need to stay healthy.
EcoMom has a new program called EcoPass that allows you to purchase a $99 annual membership,which provides a 15% discount on every order as well as free shipping with no $50 min. requirement. EcoPass pays for itself in as few as 4 orders and costs just $8,25 a month. Now that's a deal!!
EcoMom has also provided me with a discount code to share with all my readers to receive a 15% discount off your first order with them. Just type in this code SBBL627
You can purchase Smartypants Gummy Vitamins at www.ecomom.com

EcoMom is giving away a $15 Gift Certificate to 1 lucky winner!!!

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Thank you EcoMom for an Awesome giveaway

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

FUN HALLOWEEN RECIPES


 
Halloween is among us and everyone likes a good party. Problem is it’s getting harder to throw fun events like this on a budget. Well don't worry, we are here to help. We will be providing you with some great cost cutting tips, and projects right up until Halloween day that will turn your party into something your guests won't soon forget. This page will be full of recipe ideas that are sure to turn your event into one ghoulishly good time. For special decorating ideas, Halloween Decorations and round up your little goblins.


 
Give me a hand (dip)

Your little monsters will love getting their hands on these crunchy carrot snacks.


Ingredients
• vegetable dip
 • 4 long carrots
     • 1 medium carrot
 • cream cheese
  • sliced-almond
• baby carrots

Instructions
1. To prepare them, just fill a serving bowl with your favorite vegetable dip. Wash and peel 4 long carrots for fingers and 1 medium carrot for a thumb.
2. With a paring knife (a parent's job), cut a flat, shallow notch in the tip of each carrot. Then use a dab of dip or softened cream cheese to glue a sliced-almond fingernail atop each notch.
3. Stick the fingers in the dip, as shown, and serve with plenty of peeled baby carrots for dipping.


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Marshmallow Witch Treats

Try out this simple Halloween Recipe for Marshmallow Witch treats. Treat your little ghouls and goblins this sweet treat.


Ingredients
* 1/2 cup vanilla frosting, divided
* 36 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
* 12 large marshmallows
* 1 drop each green, red and yellow food coloring, optional
* 1/4 cup flaked coconut
* 12 chocolate wafers
* 12 miniature peanut butter cups
* 12 milk chocolate kisses


Instructions: For 1 Dozen

1.To create the face of each witch, place a dab of frosting on the bottom of three chocolate chips; press two for eyes and one for nose onto each marshmallow.

2.To make the hair, combine green food coloring and a drop of water in a small resealable plastic bag; add coconut and shake well. Spread a small amount of frosting on sides of marshmallows; press coconut hair into frosting. Place 3 tablespoons of frosting in a small heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; tint orange with red and yellow food coloring. Set aside.

3.For hats, spread some of the remaining frosting in the center of chocolate wafers; press peanut butter cups upside down into frosting. Lightly spread bottoms of chocolate kisses with frosting; place on peanut butter cups. Cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag; insert a small star tip. Fill the bag with frosting and pipe stars around the base of each peanut butter cup.

ChicoBag Daypack Winner!!!

The winner of the ChicoBag Daypack is......

allysmama said...



I like CHicobag on facebook


Congrats!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fun Halloween Decorations!!!

Halloween is among us and everyone likes a good party. Problem is it’s getting harder to throw fun events like this on a budget. Well don't worry, we are here to help. We will be providing you with some great cost cutting tips, and projects right up until Halloween day that will turn your party into something your guests won't soon forget. I will be working on some fun decorating ideas that are sure to turn your event into one ghoulishly good time.




Positioned outside the house, these ghostly jugs will set the tone for any visitors as they approach.


Materials Needed :

  • Clean plastic gallon milk jugs

  • Black permanent marker

  • Sharp knife

  • Small battery operated candles

Instructions:

  • 1. Draw ghostly eyes and mouths on the jugs. (Leave the caps on while you do this, so the jugs don't dent)

  • 2. Use the craft knife to cut a 3 inch hole in the back of each jug (a parent's job).

  • 3. Insert a battery operated candle inside each jug to bring your creation to life.

Here are some great variants to this project that can be created with just a little imagination.




 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Wholesale costume club Halloween costume Review!!!

With Halloween just around the corner, It's time to start thinking about Halloween costumes for your little ones. Wholesale costume club has thousands of costumes to choose from for the entire family.

I just love Eyeore!!
 I fell in love with this costume. You can purchase this costume for only $30.48 here.


 I found this Zombie Skate Punk Costume for my little skater  at Wholesale costume club. I was very excited when the costume arrives in such a very short period of time. This Zombie Skate costume comes with the mask, shirt, shorts, studded choker, and studded gloves. The shirt and shorts are made of 100 percent polyester and lightweight. The detail in this costume is great and I just love the skull liner sewn into the shorts to look like boxers. My son was super excited to try it on and  always wanting to show his friends. He just can't wait to wear it at our Halloween party and for trick or treating. 
You can purchase this Zombie Skate Punk costume for only $23.48 now that's a deal if i do say so myself!!


Disclosure policy- I was not paid for this review. I was given a costume from wholesale costume club to review and all opinions are mine alone. Thank you wholesale costume club for allowing me to review this awesome costume!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ChicoBag Halloween Design Contest!!!

AS you all know I recently did a review for ChicoBag and loved their products! I was just informed of a contest for you little ones from ChicoBag. It's their 3rd anual Trick or Treat bag desighn contest.


ChicoBag has partnered with Green Halloween to promote safe,healthy,and eco-friendly Halloween festivities with their national Trick ot Treat bag desighn contest for children.

The contest is open to children ages 1-13. They are to create a design that best captures the "Spirit of a Green Halloween" using the ChicoBag design template and their medium of choice. Winning designs will have their artwork printed on next year's ChicoBag Trick-or-Treat bag as well as cash prizes and eco-goodies! ChicoBag will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from each bag directly to Green Halloween.

Entries can be sent via email (jpeg or pdf format) to halloween@chicobag.com or mailed (print format) to: ChicoBag Company, c/o Halloween Contest, 349 Huss Drive, Chico, CA 95928. Entrants must submit a signed agreement form which includes the artist and the parents name, age and contact information.

The winning design from last year's contest is printed on the 2010 Halloween bag by ChicoBag.. Each bag is made from lightweight, machine washable material and holds up to 25 pounds of goodies. The bags can be used year after year, and once the goodies are all eaten up, the bags can be stuffed back into their pouches for storage. The 2010 Halloween bag is available in two adorable designs and can be purchased at http://www.chicobag.com/.

I love this contest and thought I would share it with you all!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Country Bobs All Purpose Sauce Winners

ruthhill74 said...


voted for you on top mommy blogs

Emmi said...


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CONGRATS!!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

CHICOBAG GIVEAWAY!!!

Have you heard of ChicoBag? ChicoBag offers a wide array of reusable bags designed with us in mind. They are a leader in the reusable bag movement and a leading innovator of compact reusable bags and packs that easily stuff into this tiny little pouch. I love it! With so many different bags to choose from you are sure to find the one for you well maybe a few. I know I did! Just check some of  these bags out!
This bag was designed to compliment the bicycle commuting lifestyle. I personally love messenger bags they are whats in right now.

This is the daypack that I was able to review. It is so lightweight and was perfect for pack the little ones towels,sunscreen.water bottles and even a few of their favorite toys as we walked  to the park to play in the fountains. It was very comfortable to wear and I just love the fact that when its not in use it stows away in its own small pouch.
You can purchase the DAYPACK20 for $24.99
WIN IT!!!
Thanks to ChicoBag one lucky winner will own this bag in the color rust. Trust me you can't go wrong with this bag.

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Winner will be chosen on October 4th! Winner will be e mailed along with being announced here on FHM. Good luck and Happy Entering!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lets help end childhood hunger in America!!!

I was just informed about this virtual sandwich swap 'n' share program that will benefit Share Our Strength. They are the leading non-profit organization ending childhood hunger in America.

Want to help? All you have to do is visit Hellmann's page on Facebook where you can create a sandwich on the application. For every sandwich built Hellman's will make a donation to Share Our Strength and hey, why not share a sandwich with a friend? When you do an additional donation will be made as part of Hellman's $75,000 commitment to support Share our Strength.

Alright  my friends lets get to it and make some sandwiches to help end childhood hunger in America! Click here to make yours!


disclosure- I was not paid for this post in anyway. I was entered to win a gift from the Hellmann's program for posting.

Monday, September 13, 2010

ECOUSABLE STAINLESS STEEL WATER BOTTLE GIVEAWAY WINNER

The winner of the Ecousable stainless steel bottle giveaway is:
Winterbabe98 Said: I like the fact that you can put cold to warm liquids in them (not hot, of course!!)!
CONGRATS!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

WINNER OF CSN $40 Gift Certificate

The winner is.......
Star84vu
Congratulations and Enjoy!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce Review and Giveaway!!!


With Labor Day being on Monday and this mommy having to work, we decided to have our little BBQ Saturday. This was the perfect chance to try out Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce I was given to review. Country Bob Edson perfected this All purpose Sauce in 1968 and Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce has remained the flagship item since 1982 when Country Bob, Inc. was established.

I decided to try it on our chicken. I brushed the chicken with Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce before I put it on the grill.
Then put it on the grill for about 45 minutes.

 
The finished product was so tasty that all the kids ate it up!!!
You can purchase Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce at http://www.countrybobs.com/!

Now the part you have been waiting for. County Bob is giving two lucky winners a two bottle set of Country Bob's sauce so here is all you have to do to win.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Sheblogs Birthday Bash!!!

I was so excited to be invited to SheBlogs first Birthday Bash! After hours of deciding what to wear I walked out the door in a pair of jeans and nice blouse and headed to Ft.Lauderdale with a couple fellow blogger friends.
I had such an awesome time and met some really nice people.
Thanks Julie for a great night!

SheBlogs will be holding their first blog conference in May. You can get your tickets www.SheBlogs.org. Hope to see ya there!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

ECOUSABLE STAINLESS STEEL BOTTLE REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!!!


To be honest I haven't always been one to really help with our earth but recently I have been researching things myself and family can do to help do our part. I was really shocked to find out that over 60 million plastic water bottles go into our landfill everyday. That is just to many!!

You can help save the planet  while saving money everyday by  using  EcoUsable's BPA free stainless steel bottles.

 Thanks to EcoUsable I received a few bottles for my family to review. My oldest daughter loves hers. She used to take a plastic water bottle to school daily and by mid day it would be warm. Now she doesn't leave home without her new stainless steel bottle that she can refill and  it stays cold throughout the day.

   You can purchase this bottle for $12.99 
You can all enjoy 10% off at http://www.ecousable.com/  Just use this code ECO10

 Win it!!! Thanks to EcoUsable one lucky reader will win this 16 oz. stainless steel bottle in purple!
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         This giveaway ends on Sept.13. Winners will be e mailed and announced here on the blog. Good Luck to you all.


 I was not paid for  this post. Thank you EcoUsable  for allowing Full House Mommy to have such an awesome giveaway!