Thursday, August 30, 2012

Free Blogger Opp! Check it out!!

CALLING ALL BLOGGERS Check out this FREE Blogger opp! Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, Pink Ninja Blogger and Diva Fabulosa are hosting another awesome giveaway! 10 Hidden Treasure Candles, will be given away! We will be giving 2 Hidden Treasure Candles away to FIVE Lucky Winners! That's a total of $250 in amazing candles, with hidden treasures inside each and every candle! About the Hidden Treasure Candles
  • Every candle has a beautiful hidden treasure inside the amazing smelling wax.
  • Every 500 Candles sold, one lucky customer will win an iPad 3!
  • Every 1000 Candles sold, one lucky customer will receive a Le Vian Necklace!
  • Every 5000 Candles sold, one lucky customer will receive a Tiffany & Co. Pendant!
Look at some of the amazing jewelry in Hidden Treasure Candles!
About this event
  • 5 winners (each winner will receive 2 Hidden Treasure Candles)
  • Bloggers get FREE Facebook And Twitter link for this giveaway
  • Extra links are cheap only $2
  • Daily Votes $3
  • Must Post about event or pay $5
Learn more about this fabulous giveaway on Jenns Blah Blah Blog

Stuffed Green Peppers

I saw this recipe in a  newsletter from Hungry Girl and wanted to share it since it looked so yummy!  It is for "Bean there, Stuffed that" Peppers.  Here is her recipe.

 Bean There, Stuffed That" Peppers 
1/2 of recipe (2 pepper halves): 243 calories, 3.5g fat, 778mg sodium, 41.5g carbs, 11g fiber, 11g sugars, 13g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

Each serving of this recipe consists of a decadent and delicious duo of bean-stuffed pepper halves! Hope you're hungry...
3 bell peppers
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup fat-free refried beans
1/4 cup red enchilada sauce
1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
Optional topping: fat-free sour cream


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a large baking pan with nonstick spray.

Slice 2 bell peppers in half lengthwise, and remove seeds and stems. Lay pepper halves in the baking pan, cut sides up.

Bake until slightly softened, 16 - 18 minutes. Remove pan, but leave oven on.

De-seed and chop remaining bell pepper. Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook chopped bell pepper and onion until softened, 6 - 8 minutes.

Transfer chopped veggies to a medium bowl, and blot away excess moisture. Add refried beans, and thoroughly stir.

Blot away excess moisture from pepper halves, and evenly distribute bean mixture among them.

Top each stuffed pepper half with 1 tbsp. enchilada sauce and 1 tbsp. cheese.

Bake until filling is hot and cheese has melted, 5 - 7 minutes. Eat up!


For anyone that does not know about Hungry Girl, I suggest you go check out her page and sign up for her newsletter where you receive more of these yummy(and healthy!) recipes.  

This is her home page where you can find out all about her and lots of other cool things

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nook Color Giveaway! Ends 9/13/12

If you have been wanting an E-reader here is your chance to win one!  Enter now and you may win!  Good luck to all my followers!!!
Welcome to the Nook Color 8GB Giveaway!
BuyDig has teamed up with Kate n' Kaboodle and co-hosts News Wahl and Colleen's Book Nook to bring you this wonderful Back to School giveaway!
This fabulous giveaway includes a 8GB Nook Color and a $25 Barnes & Noble Giftcard!
The Barnes & Noble 8GB Nook Color features the 7 inch VividView Touchscreen that displays 16 million colors ultra-bright. This touchscreen is specially designed for remarkable clarity, minimal glare and is ultra responsive. The Nook Color is fully customizable so you can make the text bigger, choose your favorite font or read in portrait or landscape. Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Textbooks, Comics...if you want to read it, the Nook Color can deliver in seconds with it's built-in WiFi capabilities! With over 2.5 million titles available, there is something for everyone. There is an endless list of free books and you can even save up to 90% on textbooks! Concerned about storage? Worry no more! With 8GB (up to 5,000 books) of built-in memory and expandable storage up to 32GB with microSD memory card, there is plenty of room! Whether you want to watch movies with Netflix, read your favorite book, listen to music, check your Facebook, search the web or enjoy a wide variety of apps, the Nook Color is for you!
Read Kate n' Kaboodle's Review here and check out her other Back To School giveaways!
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Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day of Kindergarten

My not so little girl started Kindergarten today.  She did a great job of waking up right away when it was time.  She ate her breakfast and was so excited that she was trying to rush me out of the house!  Here is a picture of her posing in her school uniform.  

Here is another one with her Monster High backpack that she loves!!! 

When we got to school I told her she would have a surprise and she was very surprised to see her Meme there waiting to take her into school!  She was very ecstatic!!  Here is a picture of her with her Meme.

We took her into her classroom and she did a great job of going right to her table and sitting down.  Her teacher gave her a worksheet to start working on and she started right away.  Here she is with her teacher, Mrs. Early, and she was a little shy at this point.

When I picked her she was excited to tell me all about her day.  She said she had a lot of fun and did not talk a bit, unless she was told too!  She said they got to explore the school and see where the other classrooms were and she was super excited that she might be able to help clean up the cafeteria!    She said she made lots of new friends and really likes her teachers.  She ate lunch at school and had pepperoni pizza, broccoli with cheese, apple sauce, and strawberry milk.  She said she loved the pizza and "killed it" and ate a piece of broccoli and some apple sauce. 

She had a really great first day of school and made sure to point out that they did not take naps at all!  Needless to say she conked out fast tonight from a big first day of school!  She is looking forward to more school.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Giveaway~Gluten Free Cookbook and Baking Mix~Ends 8/26

If you have Celiac disease or a gluten allergy then this giveaway is for you!  My Vegan Gluten Free Life is sponsoring this giveaway for a cookbook and baking mix from The Pure Pantry.  The Pure Pantry is a company that was started by Elizabeth Kaplan after she was diagnosed with Celiac disease.  You could win her cookbook "Fresh from Elizabeth's Kitchen, Gluten free and allergy free Recipes for Healthy, delicious meals" and one of her all purpose gluten-free baking mixes. 

Head on over and enter for your chance to win!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Nexus 7 Giveaway~Ends 9/6~

Enter for you chance to win a new Nexus 7! This is a Android powered tablet designed by Google and ASUS. It is something that I have seen advertised for a while now and it looks very cool! Good luck to all entrants!

Mom Powered Media proudly presents the Nexus 7 Giveaway!

Nexus 7 Tablet
  • Thin, light and portable the Nexus 7 was built to bring you the best of Google in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand.
  • With a stunning 7" display the Nexus 7 brings your entertainment to life in stunning clarity on a vibrant 1280-by-800 high-resolution display protected by scratch resistant Corning glass.
  • With over one million pixels in your hand, text is sharper, HD movies are more vivid and gameplay is smooth and dynamic.
  • Less charging, more doing With over 9 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing or 10 hours of e-reading and up to 300 hours of stand-by time, Nexus 7 is designed to go the distance. Whether you measure battery life in chapters read, levels completed, movies watched or minutes of backseat silence, you can spend less time charging and more time doing.
  • Designed with gaming in mind Nexus 7 was designed with gaming in mind. With heart pounding quad-core performance and sensors like a gyroscope and accelerometer - do a barrel roll then tilt, touch and tap your way to the top of the leaderboards while exploring over 600,000 apps and games available on Google Play.
  • Quad-core performance Nexus 7 was built by ASUS and comes with a NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor, meaning everything is faster - pages load quickly, gameplay is smooth and responsive, and running multiple apps is a breeze. A 12-core GPU delivers rich and immersive graphics while patented 4-PLUS-1(tm) CPU design gives you processing power when you need it, and battery saving efficiency when you don't.
  • The world's most popular platform Nexus 7 is powered by Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, the latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform. With smarter notifications, beautiful new widgets and home screen customization that's as easy as drag-and-drop - Android is faster and more intuitive than ever.

One lucky winner will receive a Nexus 7 Tablet (8GB).

Giveaway ends September 6th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Yum! Taco Bell Cantina Bowl

I tried the Taco Bell cantina bowl for the first time today. Since it first come out a few months ago I have been wanting to try it. The cantina bowl consists of your choice of chicken, steak, or veggie(I went with chicken). It is citrus herb marinated chicken with black beans, romaine lettuce, guacamole, roasted corn and pepper salsa,a creamy cilantro dressing, pico de gallo, and cilantro rice.

Everything in this cantina menu is stated as being freshly prepared. I wish I had thought to take a picture of it before I dived in but I was hungry and not thinking at that time! It was presented very well and looked very appetizing and it smelled so good.  There was a nice size scoop of guacamole on top, layered then by the chicken, salsa, black beans, and rice on bottom.  The creamy cilantro dressing was hard to see on it at first until I started mixing.  I have to say that I was especially surprised with how tasty this bowl was.  It did taste like fresh ingredients were used.  I especially like the rice and the dressing, just wish more of the dressing was drizzled on it.  This would be really good with tortilla chips also (which is offered as a side that you can upgrade to a meal). 

Overall, my first cantina experience was really good and I will most definitely eat it again.  Next time I will have to try the burrito version of it. 

*Disclaimer~This is my own personal opinion and I was not offered anything in return for this review.

Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique Giveaway!~Ends 9/12

It's finally here! While planning our 5,000 Facebook Fans Giveaway, the fanbase shot up to 8,000! And to celebrate, Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique has partnered up with some of our favorite companies to bring you this fabulous giveaway, where we'll be choosing 24 winners for over $800 in total prizes!

We'd like to thank our lovely co-host, Team Ibrahim, for helping us with the giveaway!

Team Ibrahim

Prizes offered from Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique include:
#4: WoolfWorks: $20 Gift Certificate

#5 Posies and Petals: $20 Gift Certificate
#6 Oliver's Labels by Jennifer: $25 Gift Certificate
#7 Rosy Bows: $20 Gift Certificate
#8 TLC Woodcrafters: Dinosaurs Name Puzzle {RV $55.95}

#9 Melissa Berry, Independent Scentsy Consultant: "Scratch the Cat" Scentsy Buddy AND "Skinny Dippin'" Scent Pak
#10 Prescription Glasses {RV up to $98}
#11 LightShine Designs: Handcrafted Necklace and Earrings set {RV $20}
#12 KK Children Designs: Organic Cotton Knit Dress {RV $63}

#13 Three Monkey's Unique: Embroidered Birth Blanket {RV $25}
#14 The Eclectic Willow: Hand-Poured Gourmet Herbal Candles {RV $20-24}
#15 Foxy Baby Boutique: Fairy Wand and Hair Accessories {RV $20}
#16 Stargazinglily: $27 Gift Certificate

#17 Profoot: $20 Prize Pack
#18 Bear Haven Boutique: Boy OR Girl Stuffable Bear AND an Outfit to go with it {RV $24 to $26}
#19 LuckyLu Creations: Glittery Cupcake Tag 15 Pack AND 2 Sheets of Fabric Labels
#20 Simply Quirked: "Freedom Multistrand" Necklace & Earrings Set {RV $22}

Enter below for you chance to win these awesome prizes.
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Find full disclaimer information on the Rafflecopter terms and conditions section.
As this is a multi-sponsored giveaway, this giveaway is open ONLY to residents of the 50 United States, due to shipping, tax and legal requirements.
Each winner will be notified by email, after entry verifications are complete. Winners will have 48 hours to respond, or risk forfeiting prizes.
Shipping is FREE to all winners. Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique is not responsible for prize shipment. Sponsors are required to ship their prizes in a timely manner, preferably within 30 days of picking winners.
The following statement is posted on behalf of Technogel: "If the winner of the giveaway is a blogger as well, he/she should be invited by the blogger to eventually make his/her own review on his/her website. We are willing to consider the possibility to give to the winner a free giveaway as well.".

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

~Free Blogger Opportunity~Nook Color!

Sign up's are now open for the Kate n' Kaboodle Back to School Nook Color Event!

This is a free blogger event!

Prize: Barnes & Noble NOOK Color 8GB Memory with Wifi

Dates: Aug.30 - Sept.13

Sign up here!

Ultimate Home Theater Giveaway~Ends 9/14

Who needs to update their home theater system?  If you do then come enter for your chance to win this home theater system from Connect Your Home.  You have the chance to win a 32″ Toshiba 720p LCD HDTV and a Sony 5.1 Home Theater System (with built-in DVD player). The Ultimate Home Theater Giveaway is open to everyone and no purchase is necessary.

This is a great giveaway, especially for people like me who are still using a big and bulky tube TV(someone please tell me that I'm not the only one!).  I personally like the Toshiba brand and think they have great products.  To make it easier for you to enter this contest I have put the rafflecopter in this post.  So good luck to everyone!

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Giveaway~Dyson DC24 Vacuum~~Ends August 31st

Who doesn't want to win a Dyson?  Dyson is known for its "ball" technology that is easy on turning and does not lose suction.  It also has cyclone technology which means no bags and it forces the dirt out of the airflow so that it will not clog.  Here are the specifics for this vacuum.

Dyson "The Ball" DC24 All-Floors Lightweight Upright Vacuum Includes:
  • Bristle brush
  • Product manual
Product Features:
  • Clear hygienic dust collection bin - empty the bin with a push of a button
  • Lifetime washable HEPA filter - requires no maintenance and lasts for the life of the vacuum
  • Fingertip brush control - turn brushbar on and off at the touch of a button
  • Motorized brushbar - powerful bristles remove dirt and pet hair from carpets
  • On-board tool storage - brush, stair and crevice tools store right on your vacuum so they're always on hand
  • Reversible wand - for dual usage
  • On-board tool storage - brush, stair and crevice tools store right on your vacuum so they're always on hand
  • Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
So head on over for your chance to win a Dyson!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

~Giveaway~Back to School Blast!

It's that time of year again, back to school.  So what better way to kick off another school year than with a giveaway!  This awesome giveaway is sponsored and hosted by Mom Powered Media.  You will have a chance to win a Sony Vaio E series laptop, $100 American Eagle gift card, $100 Aeropostale gift card, $100 Gap gift card and $100 Target gift card.  This giveaway ends August 20th.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Nexus 7~Blogger giveaway opportunity

The Nexus 7 Giveaway Event hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prize: Nexus 7 Tablet

The event dates: 8/16 - 9/6

Sign-Up Here – Bloggers Wanted

~~Free Blogger Opportunity~

Attention all fellow bloggers!!  There is a free blogger opportunity going on right now sponsored by Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique for their 8k fan celebration on facebook.

There are over $800 in prizes available!!  This will start August 15th and go until September 14th.  You can check out some of these prizes here

If you would like to sign up for this free blogger opp then go here to sign up:

When the giveaway starts I will post a reminder link for you to all go and enter.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Perfectly Posh Review and Giveaway

I was offered the chance to have the products I sell, Perfectly Posh, reviewed by a work at home website.  This is a great site that offers a lot of information for moms and for home businesses.  I had decided to have my products reviewed since she seemed to offer her honest opinions in other reviews.  Please take the time to go read her review and while there you can enter to win the giveaway, a Oh Peaches Lip Scrub!  Would love to hear your thoughts after you read this review.