Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Protect a Bed Giveaway

There has been a lot on the news lately regarding Bed Bugs. many of you are going off to college or have children heading off to college this month. As a way to protect yourself or your children in college dorms or even at home Protect-A-Bed has introduced its Student Bedding Protection Kit.

The Protect-A-Bed Student Bedding Protection Kit -- a trio of products that includes Protect-A-Bed’s Twin XL AllerZip® Mattress Encasement, Protect-A-Bed Mattress Protector, and Protect-A-Bed’s Pillow Protector -- does more than assist in bed bug management. Many dorm mattresses have been slept on by multiple people, are filled with dust mites and other allergens, and have stains students past. Mattress protection creates a layer between students and what’s lurking in their mattresses, to create a more hygienic (and bed bug free!) sleep environment. Furthermore, mattress protection will prevent additional damage to the mattress in the event of an accident.

Protect a Bed has offered one of my readers a Protect-A-Bed Student Bedding Protection Kit.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Journey Gym Review and Giveaway ($245 rv)

Journey Gym is the world’s first truly portable universal gym and is the only product of its kind that literally can go anywhere and will be everywhere.

The journey gym brings consistency back to your fitness life by going anywhere that you could and would workout including your home, your office, your hotel, even your back deck. It allows you to get in real alternating strength and cardio workouts, known as circuit training, in just 5 to 20 minutes even when you are on that business trip, when the kids are sick, when life gets hectic.

The journey gym is a complete, lightweight, compact and durable universal gym.  It is efficient in giving users a total body workout and will allow anyone to use it as their primary source of resistance, cardiovascular, and circuit training.  The journey gym comes with:
  • 30 resistance bands (five on each side plus ten additional bands) for a customizable resistance system of 5 to 75 pounds per side.
  • One set of adjustable handles so resistance only begins when you are in the correct position.   
  • Full set of legs which are used to raise the gym into a stair stepper for a full cardio workout. 
  • A workout DVD specifically designed for the gym with a 5 minute set up video, a 10 minute circuit tone workout and a 20 minute circuit strength workout. 
  • A free online community at www.journeygym.com where you are able to create exercise videos, track your activity and nutrition, and share your progress with friends and family.

Our Thoughts

The Journey Gym is Amazing. My husband was kind enough to try it out and give his input because I was told by my doctor that due to my pregnancy he only suggests walking at this time as a form of exercise. However as soon as I have this baby I will be using journey Gym to tone up and lose that baby weight.

My husband loves the Journey Gym. He is amazed by how many options and exercises that can be done with something so portable. His favorite part is the ability to vary the resistance. Even for a 6 foot 200lb guy there is plenty of resistance when using several of the resistance bands at once. The DVD that comes along is very helpful to learn how to use and set up the journey gym and providing some beginning exercise tips.  

Journey Gym has offered One of my readers a Journey Gym system

Friday, August 26, 2011

Follow Frenzy

Welcome to Follow Frenzy August!
hosted by Formula Mom & Tales from the Nursery!

Follow Frenzy August
This month you have a chance to win $130 paid via PayPal or Amazon gift code! Each entry is another chance to win, so check out the Rafflecopter form below and get clicking to visit all of the amazing blogs participating in this event! You will be able to enter until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, August 28th. Following the conclusion of the event, a winner will be drawn and notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to confirm their win or another winner will be drawn.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

UPrinting Canvas Review and Giveaway

UPrinting has many great products from business cards to flyers to canvas printing.

UPrinting offers FREE Proof with No order commitment required!

FREE Sample Kit! Get to see & feel
their stock selection.

Design Tool Add your images,
text and clip art to make creating so much easier.

As a photographer I love canvas'. They are a great way to decorate your house. UPrinting offers many canvas sizes from 11x14 through 24x36.

I am so excited to offer one of my readers a 16” x 20” rolled canvas print with 2-inch border or No border, 1 Business Day Turnaround and Free shipping

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hint Water

My new obsession is Hint Water. Being Pregnant I have wanted something to drink with flavor but no sugar, artificial sweeteners or caffeine.

Hint water is my new obsession. Hint water is simple: pure water, nature's original refreshment, accented with a hint of natural flavor. No sugar, no artificial sweeteners and NO CALORIES. Hint is a refreshing alternative to sodas, juice and other sweetened drinks and it tastes great.

My favorite flavors (although they are all Awesome) are the Watermelon, pomegranate-Tangerine and lime.

Hint is available at many natural Whole food Stores and Starbucks.

You can find out more about Hint Water and Where To buy it HERE

Monday, August 22, 2011

Eden Fantasys Adult Post 18+ please

Eden Fantasys sells all sorts of adult products. If you have seen some of my previous posts you know how much I like Eden Fantasys and you have seen some of the great products they offer.

The more I look around Eden Fantasys website the more I find. Did you know Eden Fantasys sells candles as well as Massage oils? They sell a wide variety of candles including Aromatherapy candles, Mood candles and Travel candles.

Who doesn't like candles?

I have my eye on the The Little Afterglow Sampler Set a sumptuous smelling assortment of six decadent candles from luxury company Jimmyjane.

I love that they have 6 scents Bourbon / Cucumber water / Dark vanilla / Grapefruit / Pink Lotus / Truffle + gardenia so you have a chance to sample each one and see which you like best. Then you can order a big size in your favorite scent.

While I was browsing for candles I had to order some massage oil. I love when Phil gives massages and what better way to spice them up than with some massage oil. At 14.99 the Shunga exotic massage oil is a great deal. Plus They have a wide variety of scents. I ordered the orange but next time will be trying the Strawberries & champagne.

Eden Fantasys website offers so many neat Adult products. You must take a moment and check them out.

Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Creamers Review and Giveaway

The same old coffee every day gets boring so I was very excited to learn that
this summer, Nestlé Coffee-mate has an all-natural way to liven up that cup of Joe with the introduction of new Natural Bliss creamers.

Coffee-mate has come up with three great flavors - vanilla, caramel, and sweet cream - to add a touch of all-natural flavor to your day. With only four simple, fresh ingredients, these creamers contain nothing more than milk, cream, sugar and natural flavor, providing a feel-good way to sweeten our morning coffee - and help us smile as we search for the missing sneaker!

After trying all three flavors I am very impressed. What I love most about Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Creamers is that they are all natural with only 4 ingredients and taste pretty awesome.I love offering my family all natural ingredient options. My favorite is the caramel followed by vanilla and the the sweet cream which wasn't my favorite but my husband really liked.

If you come to my house from this point forward you will find the caramel in our fridge and in my coffee each morning. I am so excited I have found this great new product by coffee-mate.

Would you like to try one of the Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Creamers?
Coffee-Mate has offered one of my reader a coupon for a Free Creamer!

“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Coffee-mate and received coupons and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's Official

The house is SOLD...We had the closing today and its all done!

It's been very bittersweet. It was my childhood home and the home that Shane first went to when he was born. On the other hand the area is getting a bit bad and we are all ready to start a new chapter in our lives.

It's funny how things work out. We are excited for what lies ahead. We have been loving all the positive changes that have come our way lately and look forward to moving to Arizona in the near future and to completing our family with our blessing due in April. :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Coniar Infiniti Pro by Conair™ Volume Boost 1875-Watt AC Motor 2-in-1 Styling Tool Review and Giveaway

I love Conair products and I love styling my hair. With back to school time here I know many of you are looking forward to all the school events. whether it be for yourself or your child.

It;s important to look good for the first day of school, school dances and other functions throughout the year.

Conair has some great new products out just in time for back to school.

The Infiniti Pro by Conair™ Volume Boost 1875-Watt AC Motor 2-in-1 Styling Tool

Pump up the volume with the Infiniti Pro by Conair™ Volume Boost 1875-Watt AC Motor 2-in-1 Styling Tool! This quiet, lightweight AC motor dryer lifts your hair for fullness and volume with the innovative volumizing attachment. It features an AC motor typically favored by professional stylists to provide a powerful air velocity for faster drying and up to a 3X longer life span as compared to typical (DC motor) consumer hair dryers. It utilizes ionic ceramic technology that controls frizz and promotes healthy, shiny looking hair.

Additional features include:

3-heat/2-speed rotary switches
True cold shot button
Removable filter to prevent lint build-up and further extend the life of the motor

and the The Conair You Style™ brush

-Convert from a FLAT to a ROUNDED brush with the push of a button -- slide the button and collapse the sides to convert to a rounded brush.
-Combination of boar and nylon bristles distributes scalp's own oils to leave hair silky and shiny
-Vents allow airflow to reach hair for faster drying and styling
Ball-tipped bristles gently glide through hair for stress-free brushing.
-No more need to pack two brushes when traveling -- the You Style™ Brush is 2 brushes in 1!

Conair has offered one of my readers both the The Infiniti Pro by Conair™ Volume Boost 1875-Watt AC Motor 2-in-1 Styling Tool and the Conair You Style™ Brush.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Denizen Jeans Review

Levis have been around forever but they just recently brought dENiZEN by Levis’s to Target stores throughout the United States. Denizen are a modern twist to the original Levis.

I was so excited to get a pair because Levis is a trusted name that ensures quality design, fit and durability and when you add modern design and style you have the perfect jeans.

Denizen has styles available for men, women and kids. I was sent a pair for Shane! we were sent the boys dark wash straight leg. They retail for $17.99.

The jeans are the high quality I expected and are very stylish. I love the way Shane looks in them even thought they are a bit long. I did request a size bigger as we already had clothes for his current size. I cant wait for him to grow into them. I know he will wear them all the time.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Whats new with The Etherton's and Giveaway Sneek Peak

If you missed my Previous posts we Sold our house Finally :) We close at the end of this week and we are super excited to have that over with.

I also found out last week that I am Pregnant :) We are expecting our Second Blessing. I was an only child so I am loving the idea that Shane will have someone to grow up with. I ordered a Pregnancy Journal to keep track of this pregnancy. I kept track of my growing belly with Shane but didn't journal so I though it would be a neat idea for this baby.

I have been doing a lot of resting and cooking. I have also had a ton of heartburn....Oh the joy's of Pregnancy!

Also I wanted to let you know I have 2 high Value giveaways coming up at the end of the month.

How would you like to Win a portable Home Gym or an Ipod docking station/radio?

You'll have your chance right here at the end of August :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Conair Scales Review and Giveaway

With me finding out I am pregnant I really want to monitor my weight gain and then work on losing the baby weight after he/she arrives. so I was super excited to be given the chance to review one of Conair's new bathroom scales.

Licensed by Weight Watchers, these scales not only provide great functionality, but their sleek, beautiful designs make them nice to look down at every day (even on those days when the scale is more “frenemy” than friend!)

I was sent the Weight Watchers® by Conair™ Glass Body Analysis Scale Model WW52

The Weight Watchers by Conair Glass Body Analysis Scale not only measures weight but also measures body fat, body water, bone mass, and BMI (body mass index). And because it has a four-user memory, it can be used by the whole family!

The scale has a sleek, streamlined design along with a blue backlight on the 1.9” LCD screen with 2 lines. It features impact-resistant tempered safety glass platform with stainless steel and includes bone mass analysis. The 12.2” x 12.8” scale has a 400 lb. capacity and includes long-life batteries.

The Weight Watchers by Conair Glass Body Analysis Scale Model WW52 is available at Target, as well as at www.conair-store.com for an average retail price of $49.99.

I love this scale because the whole family can use it plus it helps keep track of my weight. My favorite feature is that it measures body fat, body water, bone mass, and BMI. This way anyone can see if they are gaining or losing in any specific area.

Conair has been kind enough to offer one of my readers the Weight Watchers® by Conair™ Digital Painted Glass Scale Model WW24

Sunday, August 14, 2011

What Color will your future Kid's Eyes Be?

I have Brown eyes and My husband has Green. My mom has Green eyes so I know I am a carrier of Green eyes but I always wondered what the odds were of my kids having Green eyes since I think they are so beautiful.

I found a great site while browsing for fun last night that after inputting our eye colors and our parents eye colors told me what my chances are of producing a Child with each color.

Here are my results.

Shane ended up with my Brown eyes but it is cool to know Baby #2 has a 43.7 percent chance of having Green eyes. I think that's pretty good odds :)

In case your interested in seeing your results HERE is the Site.

THIS WAS NOT SPONSORED...I just thought it was super cool and wanted to Share :)

Feel free to leave me a comment letting me know your results or how accurate they were if you already have kids!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Real Mom Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway

I just discovered a great new cookbook by Laura Powell. Real Mom Kitchen cookbook is a great little cookbook where Laura shares real recipes from her own kitchen and the kitchen of her mom and other family.

The book is filled with simple recipes that are great and very kid friendly.

Some of my favorites include

-Crab spread
-Mom's orange rolls
-poppy seed chicken

One of my readers will win a copy of Real Mom Kitchen Cookbook

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

#2 on the way :)

I was going to wait but what the hay!

Due to hard work and a good attitude we have decided to promote Shane to big brother. We are expecting #2 Due April 18th 2012

We just found out and are super excited. Please understand if I am a little less active in the next few weeks as I am very tired already!

Looking For New Headboards

As some of you know we are closing on our house next week. We are selling all of our bedroom furniture except the mattresses and will be buying new bedroom furniture once we arrive in our new home. The cost to ship everything was so expensive so we have decided to ship minimal things ourselves with a Uhaul and I am not dealing with loading and unloading bedroom sets. plus to be honest I am excited to pick out all new furniture for our new house.

The big problem I am having is everyone wants something different so we are looking at more Headbords this week in hopes to agree on something. I want to look at wood queen size headboards. I have always like wood. I think it looks classy and it is easy to match.

My husband wants to look at leather queen size headboards and for the guest room we are arguing about metal queen sized headboards.

My husband loves the leather he says it look masculine but wood is a sturdier and I think it has a more master bedroom feel to it. I worry about leather getting ruined or ripped quickly. plus its is harder to match the rest of the bedroom furniture to it.

I don't want to spend a lot on the guest bedroom and I think a metal headboard is a great idea I just wish we could agree as to which one.

I like this one and hubby says its plain looking. I think it has a nice design to it. What do you think?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I wanted to introduce you to a great new software I found called Fotobounce. Fotobounce is a great way to share pictures in a private peer to peer network of "bouncers" (composed of friends and family)which is local to your computer (not a website storage site or website photo sharing site).

This is great for those individuals worried about security but still has the option to share online if you wish to do so.

Not only that but Fotobounce has a number of awesome features including

-Built-in face recognition that lets you tag your photos with ease
-The ability to Organize your photos by People in addition to Collections, Events and Places
-Facebook, Flickr and AirSet integration
-View photos from your mobile device
-Facebook & Flickr Friendly – Without Re-tagging if you choose to share online you can do so to facebook and flickr effortlessly.
- Allows sharing On Twitter (Fotobounce is the only solution in the industry that allows an entire album to be attached to a single tweet.)
- PC and Mac compatible

There are just some pictures of my son that I do not want to post on the internet but do want to share with family. I love Fotobounce because I can share those photos safely with just the people I choose.

You can download Fotobounce FREE Ad Supported or Ad free for only $49

Download Fotobounce here

Monday, August 8, 2011

Emjoi Micro-Pedi

New to the US Market a great new Pedicure product called Emjoi Micro-Pedi.

About the Emjoi Micro-Pedi

The Emjoi Micro-Pedi is an innovative device that takes the chore out of at-home pedicures. This gentle, yet effective tool helps you create soft, smooth feet by buffing away callused skin with its unique rollers.

Features & Benefits:

Removes hardened, callused skin from feet in seconds

Includes two different rollers for custom results: coarse (magenta), extra coarse (blue)

Safe and effective alternative to metal scrapers

Ergonomically designed handle for easy grip

Portable and convenient

Easy to clean under running water

Battery operated (2AA batteries not included)

I am totally in love with the Emjoi Micro-Pedi. my heels get rough, dry and cracked frequently and I am constantly filing them which take a lot of time and hard work but now its simple to smooth my heels. With the Micro-Pedi I am done in minutes and I feel much more confident about my feet. Plus my feet feel so much better. In fact my husband loved the results so much he uses the Micro-Pedi as well.

My favorite features are that it is super easy to clean with running water and that I have 2 rollers to choose between.

The micro-pedi is available HERE for $39.95 and you can also purchase replacement rollers for $19.95 on their site as well.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Juliet Dream Maternity Clothes Review and Giveaway

When your pregnant its sometimes hard to feel pretty and to make it worse it can be difficult to find cute and trendy clothing.

Juliet Dream is a company who designs trendy maternity clothes. They want pregnant women to feel beautiful and look good.

I love this cozy printed dress

Plus they have some really adorable tops. I was very excited to be sent the Megan Top to wear during my next pregnancy.

This top is very trendy and soft. It is a top I could wear now and still has room to stretch when I get pregnant and large. The perfect maternity top.

Juliet Dream would like to offer one of my readers the Megan Top.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


My cousin who is like my sister was sent to the hospital Monday night to be induced she is 40 weeks. To make a long story short they had tons of emergency deliveries so they didn't even start trying to induce till Tuesday (yesterday) morning. They gave her medicine directly on her cervix and then pitocin. She never dilated past a 2 so they decided to send her home and she is to follow up with her OB on Thursday (tomorrow).

I have never heard of this till now. Has any of you ever had this happen or know someone who this happened to? What do you think they will do?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fiber One 80 calories Prize Pack Giveaway

The wait is over - brand new Fiber One 80 Calories cereal is on store shelves now! Each crunchy wheat and corn puff square in every bowl of Fiber One 80 Calories cereal has a light honey flavor – a delicious way to start your day. Fiber helps satisfy your hunger and helps you feel full, making it a great tool to help manage your weight.

With 40 percent of the Daily Value of fiber in one 80 calorie serving, Fiber One 80 Calories cereal can help curb your hunger, which can help you stick to your weight loss plan.

With great-tasting Fiber One 80 Calories cereal, there is a new breakfast option that helps you feel satisfied without sacrificing flavor!

check out
Fiber One’s Website HERE
Fiber One’s Facebook page HERE

To celebrate Fiber one has offered one of my readers a prize pack that includes 1 box of Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal
1 sensor pedometer with USB connector to chart walking progress
1 neoprene iPod/smartphone holder with armstrap