October 22, 2014

Crazy Hair

October 13, 2014

What Mom Really Wants For Christmas

You know that moment when your husband asks you what you want for Christmas (or your birthday or your anniversary)? Do you know how many times I've told E that all I really want is an uninterrupted nap? Ya, that doesn't fly very well. He wants to know what I would like that comes in a box. So this year, I've decided that what I really want is a camera, something besides my phone to take photos with. I want to be able to make memories with my family and actually remember them. In other words, I need more shots like these.

That means I've been checking out Best Buy to see what they have to offer. There are three options that I think would be great and last our family for many years.

  • GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.
  • GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.
  • GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world. 12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates
What is your favorite camera for taking fun pictures of the family wherever you go? Let me know as I need as many opinions as I can get. You can also learn more about the options above at Best Buy's Website or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Welcome to the Hipoglos $250 Target Gift Card Event

 For more than 60 (sixty) years, babies in Latin America have enjoyed the delight premium diaper rash cream, Hipoglos. Trusted by millions, Hipoglos is one of the most amazing diaper rash ointments available! Hipoglos helps prevent and treat diaper rash and skin irritation. It also helps protect chafed skin while helping to seal out wetness. Hipoglos goes on smoothly and wipes off easily, giving your baby relief from the very first use. Hipoglos ointment provides extra gentle care for your baby’s bottom, leaving your baby happy. Hipoglos is NOW AVAILABLE at Sedanos, Navarro and Walgreens! Or you can purchase it online at Amazon!   One lucky winner will win a $250 Target Gift card to get their little one something special or for themselves! So head below for your chance to win! Giveaway ends on 11/03 at 11:59pmEST and is open to US.   
  Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact Elia (at) mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.

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October 8, 2014

A Gift for Mom - Fall Fashionista 2014 + Giveaway

It's my favorite time of year again ... Fashionista time! Why is it my favorite do you ask? Because I get to spoil one of my readers with $125 + in fun fashion prizes! This year I have put together a fun prize pack for mom.

It includes:
1 Sangha Waterfall Wrap from Mothers En Vogue
2 pairs of leggings and a belly band from Preggers - choice of size and colors.
1 molded cotton nursing bra from Nursing Bra Express - choice of size and color
1 necklace from Kerrific's store - choice of color

To enter, simply fill out the form below. Please make sure that you complete your entries as I do verify them. Good luck!

Now that you have entered here make sure you head over to the FALL Fashionista Events Grand Prize and enter to win $500 PayPal (worldwide where allowed by law).  For every giveaway in the Fall Fashionista Event that you enter, you gain one entry toward the Fall Fashionista Grand Prize. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive $500 PayPal cash. 1 first prize winner will receive $300 gift certificate to Midnight Velvet Clothing. Isn't that stunning? Also, make sure you use the linky below to enter all the other great prizes available to win during this amazing event!

The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years and Katy from ModlyChic.  All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize!

LEGAL Stuff: 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 48 hours to respond once contacted. Still Blonde after all these YEARS , Modly Chic, Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway or the Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby.In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway received a sample for this review. Compensation was not provided. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook. Happy Entering!

Just Like Mom

October 6, 2014

Welcome to the $100 Toys R US Gift Card Giveaway Event

The Holidays are almost here and it's time to start thinking about what you will get loved ones on your list. Sprinkles Media wants to make it easier for one person with the $100 Toys R US Gift Card Giveaway Sponsored by Sprinkles Magazine & Media. This giveaway will allow one person the opportunity to win a $100 Toys R US Gift card to help with Holiday Shopping. In the meantime head over here and check out the October/November Issue of Sprinkles Magazine. A fun PArenting magazine with great ideas,fun and more!
  oct nov cover sprinkles 
 Then head below to enter and win this grand prize! One person will win a $100 Toys R US Gift Card. This giveaway is open to US only and ends on 11/4 at 11:59pm.  
Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. All opinions and experiences are Conservamoms. Open to US & must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Conservamom will not be responsible for prize fulfillment. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom
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October 1, 2014

Are You Ready for the #BabyGotMoves Twitter Party?

Yes, My baby has moves! Does yours?

Come join the party to learn more about how your baby can be ready to move with Pampers.

When: Thursday October 2nd at 9pm EST

Where: Twitter Chat

Who: @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, and our sponsor @Pampers

Prizes Include:
  • 1 Pack of Baby Dry Diapers, a $15 iTunes GC and a VTech Learn and Dance Interactive Zoo 
  • 1 Pack of Baby Dry Diapers and a Zoo Tunes Mobile Blue Tooth Speaker
  • 1 Pack of Baby Dry Diapers and a $100 Gift Card to Little Gym/ Gymboree/ My Gym 
  • 1 Pack of Baby Dry Diapers a $25 iTunes GC and an iPad Mini
  • RSVP: 1 Pack of Baby Dry Diapers

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. 
I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

What A Big Chicken!

September 30, 2014

Did You Know September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month?

The month is almost over but it's never to late to learn a little about Newborn Screenings. Today I am excited to partner with the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation and Baby’s First Test, two amazing non-profits, to bring awareness to Newborn Screening Month.

So, what do you need to know? Newborn Screening is a series of simple tests that can detect a variety of disorders in newborns. There’s a hearing test, heel prick blood test (often mistakenly called the “PKU”), and in some states the pulse oximeter. 

We have done each of these tests with all of our kids and all are relatively simple and painless. For us, it's all about knowing we are taking home the healthiest baby possible. 

As a side note, C did not pass his newborn hearing test which meant we went in for a follow up appointment and found he did have some problems with fluid in his ears and knowing the signs we were watching for and tools we could use to help him made sure that he was hearing everything he needed to as a young child.

So, here's the important stuff. What you should remember!