Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I did YOGA for the first time!

I'm not sure why I haven't done it before maybe it was too healthy, lol!   Wow, on how I felt afterwards though.  I felt like I was walking on clouds and almost sang all the way home.  I can really get into this!

The class was hard only because my body wasn't used to bending, moving, and stretching in so many different ways.  Next week it will be better, right!  Also I need to work on right and left. Yes, I know my right and left but when someone is calling out stretch your right leg then put your left arm on right knee I get so confused.

The teacher, who is a friend of mine, did warn me I would feel a little sore today.  She was right.  I even took a couple extra minutes in the shower to let the massage hit my shoulders and back.  But I feel good and looking forward to going back next week.

I will have to read up on my YOGO JARGON though because I didn't know any of the poses the teacher was talking about.  I would look around the class to see what everybody else was doing.   What the heck is Downward Dog, Warrior, Half Moon, Cobra, Eagle and I'm sure there were more but I forgot them now!

I will be at Forest Yoga  with my girl Aviva-Breathe In Love  at 7:30pm next Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BLOGGERS: The Blog Workshop Conference (online)- May 17th-19th

The Blog Workshop is a 3 day ONLINE conference for bloggers and vloggers providing information that will allow them to take their blogging/vlogging ventures to the next level. The Blog Workshop will help bridge the gap between bloggers, brands, PR professionals and more. "Where Blogging Meets Business" The Blog Workshop is the ultimate conference for bloggers, from newbies to experienced bloggers, wanting to develop their brand.

Who wants to go???  ME! ME! ME!  Raising my hand real high- GUESS WHAT... I CAN!  In the past I've been unable to attend due to childcare issues and no way I can afford to take off from work to go.  I came across the PERFECT conference that I can stay at home plus the best part is it's AFFORDABLE! 

When I looked at what was on the agenda I knew I needed to attend!  Here is what will be discussed:

Every single topic I want to know more about so this conference is for ME!  Click HERE to see the agenda.  There will be speakers from IZEA, Blog-Trends, The Blog Frog and more!  Click HERE to see the list of speakers.  Wow, I'm impressed and can't wait for this to happen.

They are also have Grant and Scholarship programs.  Check them out!

You can also purchase discounted tickets through their Indiegogo campaign perks~ check out the video to learn more then GET YOUR TICKET! Also please SHARE this information with your readers! 

So who is with me~ Sign up TODAY!!!  Click HERE to register!

Ways to CONNECT with The Blog Workshop:
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Cree and Scooter Parent Ambassador-Join for FREE!


To become a parent ambassador one simply needs to have a passion for helping others most specifically the youth. Parent ambassadors are responsible, goal-oriented individuals who unite members of their community. They are active and good communicators who serve to make a difference in the lives of children. Parent ambassadors will take part in our online community at FanCorps where they will participate in tasks to earn credits to redeem for rewards and prizes.

After parents join Cree and Scooter’s FanCorps online community they can complete tasks that are sent out by Cree and Scooter.

  • Attend official Cree & Scooter events
  • Post a picture holding your Cree and Scooter book
  • Like Cree and Scooter on Facebook
  • Follow Cree and Scooter on Twitter
  • Blog About Book/Parent Ambassador Program
  • Social media involvement- retweeting, uploading pictures, sharing posts, etc…
  • Purchasing the book or merchandise
  • Referring people to Cree and Scooter website

  • Cree and Scooter will reward their Parent Ambassador advocates for their efforts and influence. Aside from gaining exclusive access to the community they will earn virtual currency for completing promotional tasks. Credits earned can be redeemed for a variety of rewards, prizes, and content.  

    • Attend official Cree & Scooter events
    • Getting a Cree and Scooter Book
    • Cree and Scooter merchandise
    • Popular brand merchandise
    • Money gift cards
    • Restaurant gift cards
    • Tickets to concert
    • Spa gift cards
    • Amusement & Attraction passes
    • Family Vacations
    • And lots more

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    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Getting Married? Need a Free Website?

    Do you need a wedding website? Would you like one that matches your Save the Date cards, invitations, etc.? How about getting one for free?

    Free Wedding Website from Wedding Paper Divas

    Wedding Paper Divas has what you need! A free wedding website to go along with over 40 of their most popular wedding invitations. This means that you can now easily create an ad-free personal wedding website complete with online RSVP capabilities and more—and keep it FREE for one year! 
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    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    Kids and Homework- Oh My!

    I feel like I'm back in school and I have no idea WTF to do!  My 5th grader is bringing home math homework that looks foreign to us.  My husband and I both look at each other as to see who can help our child but we both know we can't.  It's straight crazy!  I'm thinking in the 5th grade either I was flirting with the boys too much or I actually got it back then.

    Last night it was my turn to help with homework so I looked at the page and just went blank!  I looked at the examples and them proceeded to do it, hoping I was right.  After going through the steps with my son at least 5 times he still didn't GET IT.  My patience by this time was gone because I feel he was using me to do his homework.  I gave him to his dad at this point, using the "I need to make dinner" excuse.  Dad didn't even understand so the child was left doing it on his own which ended up being 3 hours of "I don't understand" fit. He wouldn't even give it a try- he just wanted US to do it for him and I wasn't falling for it again!  We tried to reason with him and I think he was super tired but just wouldn't calm down.  At that point (it's 8:30pm  and we have been doing this since 4:30) I gave up and told him I would wake him up early so we can tackle it then.

    Why is homework so STRESSFUL!!!!

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    Totsy President's Day Sale-Maternity, Baby, and Kids!

    Totsy offers moms on-the-go and moms-to-be access to brand-specific sales, up to 80% off retail, just for them and the kids, ages 0-7. Top brands for mom, baby, and child. Prenatal care products, baby gear, travel accessories, bedding and bath, children's clothing, toys, DVDs, and educational materials are just a sampling of a selection that promises only the best in quality and designer brands.

    Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Premama Giveaway and Promotion Code ends 2/28

    Are you fighting morning sickness?  Do you want to make sure you are giving your baby all the nutrients they need? If so please check out this wonderful product PREMAMA.  PinkMama is able to GIVEAWAY a 30 Day Supply of Premama so please enter below. 

     I remember the first 3 months of my pregnancies I had some rough morning sickness. I sure would have loved to had this product. I hated swallowing those huge horse pill too!  Now you don't have to go through all that with Premama- Prenatal Vitamin Drink Mix it is quickly becoming the best alternative to the prenatal pill.  You can add to your favorite beverages such as juice, iced tea, smoothies and shakes. YUM! 

    From the site~ 
    It is complete with key prenatal vitamins and minerals—including folic acid, iron, DHA, CoQ10 and calcium—that help greatly reduce the chances of some birth defects, when taken appropriately. Premama’s ingredients have also been shown to help relieve common prenatal vitamin side-effects, such as nausea and constipation

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    • Gluten-free, Lactate-free, BPA-free 100% Natural 
    • Just 6 calories per serving
    • Recommended during conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding  
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    Mabel's Labels Valentine's Day Sale- ends 2/15

    In spirit of Valentine’s Day, Mabel's Labels is celebrating the love by offering $2 off heart labels! These versatile sticky labels are durable, waterproof labels that are perfect for identifying lunch containers, bottles, toys, sports equipment and much more. You’ll be amazed at what you can label. This offer is only valid 2/12 through 2/15 so don't miss your chance to shop this sale!

    $2 off Heart Labels at Mabel's Labels!

    Ouidad Curl Experts Debuts on Broadway SOON!

    Curl Experts Partner with The Musical Annie to Offer Young Fans
    Show-Stopping Curls & Fun

    February 12, 2013 (New York, NY) – The renowned Curl Experts at Ouidad are excited to announce a creative new partnership with Annie on BroadwayAs one of the most beloved musicals of all time, Annie shares Ouidad’s overall core message to “be yourself.” With Ouidad’s line of specialized products formulated to embrace one’s naturally curly hair, the partnership is as natural as Annie and Sandy’s.

    Featuring the "It's the Curly Life for Us" sweepstakes, the brand invites all fans to enter to win a trip to New York City to see Annie on Broadway and have a curl makeover with a friend at the Ouidad flagship salon.  To see the curl makeover that Annie’s pint-sized Broadway stars, Tyrah Skye Odoms and Taylor Richardson, received, and to enter the sweepstakes, enter on the Ouidad Facebook page or the link below:

    Additionally, now through February 28, 2013, curly kids can visit the Ouidad New York City flagship salon for a KRLY Kids haircut ($75 special rate), styling lesson and complimentary gift bag.  To book a consultation, please call 212-888-3288 and mention “The Annie Promotion.”

    Ouidad New York Flagship Salon
    37 West 57th Street, 4th Floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
    New York, NY 10019

    Ouidad KRLY Kids Collection
    ·         Say goodbye to tears and tangles with Ouidad's exclusive line of products created to gently cleanse, condition and style children’s curly hair
    ·         ouidad krly.jpgExtremely gentle, moisturizing and easy to use collection includes:
    o    No Time for Tears Shampoo
        • A gentle formula designed to cleanse curly hair without the tears
        • Proteins and amino acids create luxurious curls
        • $12.00, 8.5 oz.
    o    No More Knots 2 in 1 Conditioner
        • Detangling rinse and leave in conditioner helps prevent split ends and doubles as a leave in moisture treatment
        • Leaves a great slip in curls so a comb will glide right through
        • $14.00, 8.5 oz.
    o    Pump N’ Go Styling Spray Gel
        • Easy spray on application is perfect for quick styling on the go
        • Special wheat proteins define curls and protect against humidity with a soft hold
        • $15.00, 8.5 oz.

    About Annie
    Under the direction of three time Tony Award® winner James Lapine, Annie, the classic musical is back on Broadway in an unforgettable performance book.  The beloved book and score by Tony Award® winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin remain the same, with new choreography provided by Tony Award® winner Andy Blankenbuehler.

    About Ouidad
    After years of working with curly hair in her exclusive salons, Ouidad developed a line of products specifically formulated for the unique needs of curly hair.  Ouidad products deliver a lifetime of gorgeous curls by focusing on the building blocks of healthy hair, not just on the aesthetic, short term effects.  All Ouidad products are gentle, deeply moisturizing and are guaranteed to help get hair into its healthiest condition.  The formulations are lightweight and water soluble leaving hair free of residue or product build up.

    We love these products!!!

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

    Free Printable Valentine's Day Card-Frecklebox

    Through Valentine's Day (February 14th), Frecklebox is offering FREE printable (and customizable) Valentine's Day cards for kids in addition to their FREE coloring pages, which they offer year round. The Valentine's Day cards are great for kids to bring to school, give to friends or decorate for family members.

    Kids can personalize, download, print and get creative!

    Frecklebox is on a mission to educate and entertain with personalized children's books and other unique gifts for kids. A fast-growing company that has been featured on the Today Show, Frecklebox uses a child’s name to customize books, growth charts, posters, puzzles and much, much more!

    Free Valentine's Day Cards

    Free Valentine's Day Cards
    Go get your FREE CARD at Frecklebox today!!

    Saturday, February 9, 2013

    Valentine Gift Idea Day 3: Blurb Photo Book

    I love giving photo books and let me tell you I'm very impressed with Blurb!  We made a couple books last Christmas to give to grandparents and they loved them a lot. It was also very easy to make and the customer service was awesome.  We highly recommend this site to get your photo books. 

    Get your book TODAY at Blurb.

    Friday, February 8, 2013

    Gojo Purell Review- 2 Thumbs Up!

    I was pretty excited when I got the box full of GoJo Purell products to review.  I know my kids don't always wash their hands when they use the bathroom because I usually have to tell them to go back in to do it.  Also I'm always cleaning the bathroom and kitchen to make sure we are not spreading germs everywhere.

    Having these products around the house is a blessing during this flu season.  I put the Gojo Purell Hand Sanitizer/Dispenser AD-7 in the bathroom (it wouldn't stick to our wall so it's on the counter).  It was very easy to set up and put the soap in so I loved that.  The kids are washing their hands more I hope, I haven't had to say too much lately.    My lil girl took off with the pink Gojo Sample of Purell Jelly Wrap and has it on her backpack now- wonderful spot! She loves the jelly wrap because she says it's not going anywhere that is how strong it is!  The Purell Pal is in our kitchen and I love this cute thing.

    As a mom I feel every house should have these items to help stop the spread of GERMS!  Dad is the only one in the house that got really sick so we think we are doing pretty good fighting this flu from getting the best of us.  Dad need to use this more LOL!

    If you are interested in learning more about GOJO PRODUCTS please visit http://www.shoplet.com/

    Valentine Gift Idea Day 2- See's Candy

    What woman doesn't like chocolate ???  Ummmm I LOVE SEE'S CHOCOLATES.  This particular box is under $18.  Not a bad price.  There is something for everyone at See's.

    My Son Has the Biggest Heart!

    I had a proud mama moment last night because one of Ronnell's friends didn't get into a school they auditioned for and he was bummed for her.  He said " I just want to tell the judges off and how could they not pick her, it's just wrong".    Then he called his friend and asked her if is she was okay.  They talked for awhile and I could hear him reassuring her that it will be fine.  He is a great friend.

    Yesterday, Ronnell told his daddy that I was going to be his Valentine so they will have to share me.  I feel loved.  Hopefully with 2 Valentines I might actually get a present LOL!  Just hidden...NOT!

    He still loves to snuggle with me at night when everyone else goes to sleep.  He is almost as tall as I am so it's funny he is all curled up with his mom but damn I love it!

    Ronnell also is a great big brother, even though they fight a lot.  This boy has her back, if anyone is messing with her he is on them!  Go Big Brother you ROCK.

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Movie Party The Weekend- Hotel Transylvania

    What was I thinking....inviting a lot of kids over to watch a movie.  LOL!  Not sure, maybe I didn't have enough coffee the day I agreed to do this.  Just joking, my kids love having their friends over and I haven't been able to throw any parties for awhile due to my health so LET THE PARTYING BEGIN!

    We will be watching:

    Now HOW FUN is that.  I loved this movie, we went to the movie theater as a family to watch this movie.  My hubby and I laughed so many times i think we embarrassed the kids.  Oh well we really enjoyed.  

    We are going to have fun watching the movie, eating pizza and playing with these cool apps:

    ANDRIOD: http://bit.ly/JDyikI
    IPHONE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goldrun/id396800792?mt=8&wdId=32800

    With the Hotel Transylvania GoldRun App, you and your guests can take pictures with the entire Hotel Transylvania cast! Download the GOLDRUN APP ON YOUR IPHONE OR ANDROID phone and search for the Hotel Transylvania background! Aren’t you glad the cast could attend your Monster Bowl?!

    Here comes the Party! The HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA MONSTER PARTY APP FOR YOUR IPAD, IPAD MINI & IPHONE lets you create your own monster, play a memory match game, explore the hotel, and more! 

    Also we get a SNEAK PREVIEW of the brand new, never-before-seen mini-movie, GOODNIGHT MR. FOOT. Before kick-off, have your guests huddle around your computer to watch the teaser clip! Also, the mini-movie is a special feature on the new HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA BLU-RAYTM & DVD 

    You can find HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA on the following SOCIAL NETWORKS:
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/HotelT 
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HotelT
    PINTEREST: https://pinterest.com/hotelt

    Thank you HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA and CROWDTAP for this awesome opportunity!

    Valentine Day Gift Idea~ Day 1: Noodle & Boo All of My Heart French Milled Soap

    I will be posting every day for the next 7 days on Valentine Gift Ideas.  These will be items I would LOVE to receive so if I would love to get them I'm sure you will too, lol! This will be my online wishlist I guess!  Hint Hint to my hubby if you are reading this : )

    The reason I would love this item is my skin is so sensitive to soaps that I need something that won't break my skin out in those nasty itchy bumps!  

    This Valentine’s Day, share your heart with those you love and give the gift of beautiful skin from Noodle & Boo.  The Noodle & Boo All of My Heart French Milled Soap is heart shaped and made with mild cleansers and gentle moisturizers that ensure healthy skin.  The formula has a rich and creamy lather that gently cleans delicate skin, leaving it soft and supple. 

    Noodle & Boo French Milled Soap  
    o   All natural formula made of 100% vegetable oil
    o   Wholesome oatmeal, sweet almond oil, aloe and nutrient rich milk protein moisturize and
    soothe the skin Does not contain dehydrating detergents or irritating surfactants
    • Dermatologist and Pediatrician tested formula is mild enough for daily use and can be used on those with sensitive skin
    • Hypoallergenic and clinically tested for sensitive skin

    The Noodle & Boo All of My Heart French Milled Soap is available for $15 at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Von Maur, and NoodleandBoo.com.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    CollageIt Review and 50% OFF Deal- ends Feb 15th

    To celebrate the world’s most romantic Valentine’s Day, PearlMountain would love to offer PinkMama's readers ColageIt Pro on Windows and Mac, originally priced at $ 29.90, at 50% off. Besides, anyone buying CollageIt Pro for Windows can get PearlMountain Image Converter for free, saving you up to $55.90. The deadline for this deal is February 15, 2013.

    CollageIt Pro is an automatic and easy to use collage maker that helps people create eye-catching photo collages in no time on Mac OS X & Windows. It excels with its ease of use and hugely reduces manual work.

    Highlighted Features:

    • Making collages is as easy as 1-2-3 with only 3 steps.
    • Various kinds of layouts and diverse templates.
    • Easily personalize collage by cropping, adjusting photo number, photo space, page margin, rotation, sparse, and so on.
    • Share collages via multiple export ways.

    PearlMountain Image Converter is a batch image converter, which helps you convert image formats, resize, rotate, crop, add watermark, apply effects and add border to thousands of images at a time.

    Get CollageIt Pro for Windows plus the Free PearlMountain Image Converter here: http://www.collageitfree.com/promotion/valentine.html  

    I enjoyed reviewing this software.  I put the Collageit on my iPhone and it was super duper EASY.  I was able to make a collage in 2 minutes.  You can import up to 9 pics and choose many different college templetes.  I was able to edit, rotate, resize, flip, delete and adjust the border.  There are 4 collage styles Mosaic, Grid, Center, and Manual.  Then I was able to SHARE it with ease.  I can share on Facebook, Email, Tumbler, and Flickr.  My kids now make their own collages and share with their friends.  

    The ideas are endless~ make a college for your honey, mom, dad, friends, kids, or co-workers for Valentines Day.  

    Here is the collage I made:

    I'm going to print it out for GRANDMA'S!!

    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    February Day 5 Photo Challenge: Fave Photo

    Yes it's another picture of my lil girl- she takes GREAT PICS!  I love her hair and smile in this picture.

    Every night she sings me a song using this heart symbol.....I love you and you love me and we are a happy family with a great big hug and kiss.  I love you!  The melody is the Barney song, lol!  Then we make these heart hands and then pound it out.  Every night she does this before bedtime.  It warms my heart. 

    February Day 4 Photo Challenge~ Letter

    If it was this easy, right.  Yesterday I wasn't feeling so good- not sick just tired.  I guess that old age is kickin in a bit.  Anyways, I just looked at my house and knew I wasn't in the mood to clean.  Thank goodness it wasn't too dumpy but enough for me to want to do it.  But TODAY I need to stop the excuses and CLEAN!  

    I did sign up for FLYLADY- I love the encouragement and tools they provide.  Now there is a lot going on but you are able to control what you sign up for and you can always say NO EMAILS.  

    If you want to see more pictures from the challenge follow me on Instagram plus you can see others with the hashtag ##7sddphotoaday

    Monday, February 4, 2013

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