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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Win Mom a Personalized Teddy Bear for Mother's Day - - Review & Giveaway - ends 5/11 US/CAN

I received a personalized Funky Friend from for this post.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own.

I just love all the fun Teddy Bears and Funky Friends over at  They are all so cute!  This year, there is going to be a new mother in our family - my eldest daughter.  Hopefully soon she will have this little baby because by Mother's Day, my little girl will be having a little girl of her own

To celebrate her first Mother's Day, I have a sweet surprise for her - The Brown Eyed Doggie all personalized just for her from  We all believe that this will just make her first Mother's Day all the more happier.  

Personalizing a bear or a funky friend at really couldn't be more simpler.   Just pick which little stuffed animal you would prefer, then choose what color of hoodie or sweater, and add your own personalized message that will be embroidered onto the hoodie or sweater.  Each little friend that you picks comes complete with a card for giving that you can add exactly what you what to say on and in the card, too.  To always be friends, friendship rings are included.


 All Orders Include a Chocolate Rose!
(while supplies last)
The Signature Bears Wearing Personalized Hoodie which is Super Soft and is 14 inch (10" sitting), and comes in 8 colors.  It will have your message professionally embroidered on the Teddy Bear's Hoodie.  Comes with personalized Teddy Bear Greeting Card, Friendship Rings and Fast Delivery.  Everything is included for one low price of only $32.99!  Order today from

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Welcome to the Mother's Day Giveaway Hop
From May 1-11 you can hop around the list of bloggers below
and enter to win prizes worth at least $25.
Good luck!

My prize is a Personalized Hoodie or Sweater Bear

Thank you TeddyBearsPersonalized for sponsoring this giveaway!  It is open to residents of the USA and Canada, and will end on May 11, 2014.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to the terms and conditions at the bottom of the GT form.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Moms - You'll Love the Sylish Versatility of the Mia Tui Handbag - Review

I received a product sample from for this review.  No other compensation was received, and all opinions are 100% my own.

Moms - Do you wish for a handbag with such versatility that it can be just your purse and then a handbag that can take on all your carry-on travel needs?  How about a handbag that can take your gear to the gym and then be the perfect diaper bag?  What about a handbag that can handle your laptop, lunch, and make-up?

I recently came across a handbag company that only until a little while ago sold only in the UK and is now selling their beneficial all-purpose handbags in the USA, Mia Tui.  They sell such clever practical purses that are oh so stylish, too. 

I remember when I first came across Mia Tui's site.  All the purses just "tickled my fancy."  The one that really stands out to me is the Sophia Black.  It is a mid-size purse that has the amenities that all the MIa Tui bags have.  The Sophia comes with all of the following features:

  • Co-ordinating Clutch Bag With Wrist Strap
  • Clear PVC Bags With Wrist Strap
  • Clip For Your Keys
  • Insulated Bottle Holder
  • Hands Free Extendable Shoulder Strap to make it into a cross-body bag
  • Full Zip Closure For Added Security
  • Multiple pockets inside and one outside

This is really a nice bag, and it has become the purse that I turn to for day-to-day outings.   I can fit and find whatever I need.  Inside the bag there is the main compartment with four side pockets - one on each of the four sides of the bag!  The two main extra pockets hold specially made to hold the clear PVC bag and the extra co-ordinating clutch bag.  The two pockets on each end are an insulated bottle holder and a phone pocket on the other.  On the phone pocket there is also two holders that will keep pens handy.  You'll also find a key clip in the purse so you'll never have to call search and rescue to find those keys.  Here is a picture of the inside of my purse.

Why I am so fond of this purse? I love the snugly insulated beverage holder.  For me, that means my water stays cool and securely in place when I go out.  For a mother using this as a changing bag, it will insulate baby's bottle.  Since I don't have a phone of my own, the phone holder is the perfect place to stash my sunglasses and notepad.  The pen holder is great as pens are right in view.

I also delight in the looks of this purse.  The soft faux leather is nice to the touch.  The white stitching around the purse really accents the purse well.  Since it is water proof both inside and out, I will never have to worry about the contents of my purse getting drenched in a downpour.  That means if you are carrying around your laptop or tablet, you don't have to fret about your electronics getting wet!

With the cross-body strap attached.
Since I want a purse that I can take at a moments notice and will go with whatever I am wearing, I like a black purse.  The actual color of my purse is more of a muted soft black real leather look.  The camera just did not pick that up correctly and got it a little too shiny.   The Sofia does come in five other lovely shades of Aubergine, Claret, Oyster, Plum, and Steel Blue.

This bag is perfect and so versatile for whatever I would like to do with it.  There is plenty of room to use as a small overnight bag for when the hubby and I take off for a night, and it's perfect for use as a carry-on bag for when I go visit my daughter.  I love how the Mia Tui bag has a place for everything, and everything stays right in its place so I know where it's at!

Mother's Day Gift Idea

There is a full range of different size handbags at Mia Tui.  The Sophia that I reviewed is one of their mid-size bags.  For all the functionality that the Sophia offers, it is wonderful deal at only $80.  As a mother of six, I know that this bag would be a perfect diaper bag for a new mom.  All the pockets in this bag are really a blessing, as we moms can carry so many different items with us.  It is easy to find what you are looking for in this handbag.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Treasure Hunt Tuesday Giveaway Link Up - April 29 to May 5, 2014

Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
Dig up some Treasure for yourself!

A few rules:

  1. Linked posts but be linked directly to the giveaway
  2. Giveaways must be Family Friendly! No adult oriented giveaways.  Watch the covers of some of those romance books, girls.  Please no scantily dressed or almost nude photos.  Thanks!
  3. Giveaways must be hosted by a blog, no sweepstakes or affiliate offers
  4. Please list Geographical restrictions aka US, US/CAN, or WW (World Wide)
  5. Giveaways must include an End Date in Title

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Artistic Durable Serafino Double-Wall Thermo Glasses For Hot and Cold Drinks from Ozeri - Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Summertime is almost here!  Are you like me, and love to have a nice glass of something cool next to you at all times to ward off the heat?  Personally, I love to keep ice water next to me while I work on my blog.

Ozeri has just introduced a new line of glassware, and I think it is a winner: the Serafino Double-Wall Thermo Glasses.  I received a set of two ice tea size of 16 oz.  With their double-wall design, they have an elegant and contemporary look to them.  The way the beverage just seems to hang in mid-air just mystifies me.

These glasses are mouth-blown made of the finest heat-resistant borosilicate glass of the finest quality.  Borosilicate glass is much stronger than just your ordinary glass.  It is glass made with boric acid which makes the glass more resistant to extreme temperatures and completely resistant to acids.

What does this mean?  It means if you want a tall glass of hot coffee, go ahead.  It is not going to shatter this glass!  Have a very cold smoothie?  The Serafino can handle it.

Whatever temperature of drink you wish, it will stay hot or cold due the the double-wall design.  This insulates your drink as well as keeping your hands cool even when you hold the hottest of drinks.

Ever find that moisture condensation is a problem on your own glasses?  All the wetness from the moisture condensation could make your glass slip out of your hand.  Not with the Serafino glasses.  The double-wall design keeps your drinks free of condensation.  My homemade chocolate milk above is cold cold cold.  There was never any condensation to worry about, the glass stays nice and dry, and won't slip out of your hand.  The sweet design of the glasses also helps you to hold onto the glass.  It has a wraparound contour that makes a natural and effortless grip on the glass. 

We are really happy with welcoming these new glasses into our home.  You can find these glasses on Amazon.  I actually would like to get a set of the 12 oz Serafino Double-Wall Thermo Glasses.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Marvelous Music Monday - How Frozen Should Have Ended - April 28, 2014

I just had to share this with you.  It's just too good not to since this is a freebie week.

How Frozen Should Have Ended

Now wasn't that fun?
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Celebrate Your #GreatestMom with Gifts from Best Buy

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.

There are so many types of moms out there.  We all don't fit in the same mold.  Some are better entertainers, some are on-the-go, some love to hit the gyms, while others are always looking for the next great family adventure.  I am a foodie fanatic.  I can't help it.  I just love good food.  Where is the best place to shop for all different types of moms on Mother's Day?  Why the Best Buy Gift Center, of course!

I consider myself a pretty good cook and a great baker.  I may not be the best cook in the house, but we all chip in and have great delicious meals freshly prepared every day.  It's not often that we buy something fully prepared or even go out to eat anymore.  With the cost of food getting higher and higher, we made the switch to preparing our meals, snacks, and desserts from fresh ingredients with many that come locally.

When thinking about what I would like for Mother's Day, there are so many items that I could use.  Since I, and all of the family, are cooking more often from scratch, some extra small appliance would be nice instead of having to chop, shred, or juice by hand.  I do have something in mind that is a bit hard to make and would be easy with a special small appliance.

The one food that currently I can't make and I crave is Greek Yogurt - Opa!  I can only indulge in this treat a few times a week, but I would like to have it daily.  So for this Mother's Day, I am heavily hinting for a Greek yogurt machine.  The Dash Greek Yogurt Maker sold at Best Buy, is the nicest yogurt machine that I have investigated so far.  It's going to be great to indulge in my favorite low-fat treat every day.

Is the mom you shop for a Foodie Mom like me?  Best Buy has the latest and greatest gifts - all at great prices - for your Greatest Mom!  To help you out, you'll find the items under $100 italicized.
  • Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 16GB
  • Mini Jambox Wireless Speaker
  • iPad Air Defender Papaya
  • KitchenAid Ultra Power Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
  • Cuisinart Griddler
  • Smart Oven Convection Toaster/Pizza Oven
  • Oster Waffle Maker
  • Hamilton Beach set and forget slow cooker
  • Cuisinart Food Processor
  • 8 bottle wine chiller
  • Ninja Blender
  • Breville Juicer
  • Samsung 22" Class LED 1080p HDTV
  • Cuisinart Smart Stick 2-Speed Hand Blender
  • Keurig special edition
  • Rocketfish Under-Cabinet Mount For Most 13" - 22" Flat-Panel TVs
  • Dash Greek Yogurt Maker

So what kind of mom do you have: Fitness Mom, Foodie Mom, On-The-Go-Mom or Adventurer Mom?  At the Best Buy, you'll find the right gift at a low price guaranteed!  Best Buy takes it a step further by offering FREE Shipping for all orders over $35.  To help you out in choosing a gift for mom, here's a 20% off code for all Misfit products.

Twitter Party

Best Buy is hosting two Mother's Day Twitter Parties on Friday May 2nd at 12:00pm CST and Wednesday May 7th at 7pm CST . Feel free to join one or both of these parties for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great products. Tweet #GreatestMom with your favorite Mother's Day Gift ideas from Best Buy.

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