Tuesday, July 31, 2012

#KindleFire #Sweepstakes 08/31 WW

Welcome to another wonderful Kindle Fire Touch Giveaway. This time, it's brought to you by Pregnancy Forum & Joys of Life. Have you been able to capture one of the many Kindle Fires in these giveaways yet? I know I haven't! LOL, but these sure are great to have. Check out the specs below.

#Eufora Natural Beauty #Sweepstakes US 08/14 #BtSBlast

back to school blast
*Grins* We get to the topic that all kids hate...back to school. It's almost time already, how are you preparing? How much are you spending? How would you like to save some money? We're doing a Back to School Blast event hosted by This Flourishing Life, Tailor Made Momma, and Generations Of Savings. This event will feature items for all of your back to school needs. Enter the giveaways to save yourself some cash and win the kids some cool Back to School items. Although, here on WOS, I'm proud to present to you a high quality salon brand, Eufora. It's so good, you may end up wanting to keep it for yourself instead.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A friendly package from #SergeantsPet

When I got back this past week, I was pleasantly surprised that the new friendships I had formed at #BlogPaws had given me a surprise. The friendly folk over at Sergeant's Pet had sent me a care package with a Sentry calming collar, Sentry calming spray, Sentry Stop It Spray, a bottle of shampoo and an adorable new toy for the fur babies! Isn't that sweet of them?
Sentry Behavior modification

Use your imagination with #Blankz #toys #Review

I just found a new toy and I can see kids and adults alike loving this one. Are you curious? This could give them hours of entertainment. I introduce to you blankZ, the toy that allows you to display your artistic side. They're called blankZ because they are plush dolls that come as blank slates and markers so that you can decorate and design your toy however you'd like. There are a limited number of blankZ, currently 7 different designs in series 1. I received the White Hound to review, luckily, it was one of my choices since I have JR and Baby Pom. So, what do you think I decided to design?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

MG My Ubby RC

This is the RC form for the **My Ubby** Mission Giveaway where you can win $100 in My Ubby Gift Cards for you and a friend!

#Nutrisystem #Womens Week 29 Results, #Mens Week 21 Results #NSNation #weightloss #health #diet

It's already another week and now #BlogHer is coming up in a few short days. Wow! I said we'd be doing our best, well I'd be doing my best during week 29 so that I could try to look decent at BlogHer this week. So here we are at the end of the week with the SO is also finishing up week 21 of his Nutrisystem program. We were pretty good at sticking to the Nutri now that we're back and we did dine out a few times being that it's Restaurant Week!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

#NYC #Foodie Experiences -#Morimoto...a disappointment

Morimoto NYC
It's Restaurant Week here in NYC from Jul 16-Aug 10 and an awesome way to try out new restaurants if you're in the Big Apple. It'll cost you $24.07 for 3 course prix fixe lunches and $35 for dinner so not bad in terms of prices. Morimoto was a place I had been wanting to try out because of Iron Chef Morimoto. He's known for his amazing dishes so since I booked my reservation, I had been excitedly waiting for the day to arrive. Unfortunately, it sorely disappointed and I'll tell you why.

#NYC #Foodie Experiences -#Ippudo #Ramen

Mmm...ramen is definitely on my MUST Eat list when I go to Japan, but did you know there's several places famous for ramen in the Big Apple? If you're coming to visit New York City, there's a place where there is always a line-up! That place is Ippudo. Ippudo NYC has it's origins in Japan, where Shigemi Kawahara owns 43 shops. NYC is where Ippudo made it's first overseas debut. This is where my New Yorker friends have all told me I must go to try ramen. However, scared off by the 1.5hr+ wait times, I held off for a long time. You see, they don't take reservations and they don't do take outs. So you have to go and wait for your reservation and eat there. Still, it's always busy!

I do the Dew! Join me as part of the #DewCrew #spon

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Haha, I'm a Mountain Dew Insider...woot woot! This is going to be so much fun. I just happen to love Diet Mountain Dew and fast things...so well, Nascar has always been pretty cool. I have yet to find myself at a race but it's one of the things in my "to do lists". I know many of you are Nascar fans so you must know Dale Earnhardt Jr. Even I've heard of him! Have you heard about the #DewCrew? They're a group of #88 Diet DEW® Chevy driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans on facebook and some pretty powerful people who help to make the decisions for the #88 team. They further have access to Dale Jr. and are privy to #88 team content. Check out the DEW® CREW app to see what I mean.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

#Enterprise 100 #Sweepstakes 08/12 US #MadameDealsEvents

$100 Old Navy giveaway
We all have someone or something to be thankful for. It doesn't matter who we are. This time, Madame Deals Media has teamed up with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to bring you this great giveaway and some words of thanks from Enterprise Rent-A-Car! our lovely hosts are Madame Deals and Mommy Needs her Coffee. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is saying THANK YOU to all their customers who helped them grow by planting an enormous amount of trees over 50 years! Watch the video below to see what I mean. You can also visit their Facebook page and show some appreciation for someone in your life. Spread the spirit of "THANK YOU" by DEDICATING A VIRTUAL TREE in their name.

#ChickenSoup for the Soul: Here comes the #Bride #Review

Chicken Soup
It's summertime and there's always a ton of weddings during this season! That's why it's a good time to pick up Chicken Soup's Here comes the Bride book. It features 101 stories of love, laughter and family and include stories about everything revolving around weddings. 
Here comes the bride

#Disney #TimothyGreen #Sweepstakes!

I've got a really cool sweepstakes to share with you and it has to do with our buddy, little #TimothyGreen. First up though, have you downloaded the summer activities booklet? It's definitely going to be a lot of fun.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

#NYC #Foodie Experiences -Peter Luger #Steakhouse #PeterLuger

NYC steakhouse
So, you're headed to New York for #BlogHer 12 or just to see the amazing Big Apple. You want to hit up all the great places to eat and well, I'm going to share some with you. Have you heard of Peter Lugers? No? Are you serious? It's only one of the best steakhouses in the US. It's even mentioned in the New York Times #1 Best Selling Book, 1000 Places to See Before You Die. They celebrated 125 years of tradition this year. When I say tradition, I mean tradition...they haven't changed their methods since they opened in 1887.  This is a must go to place if you proclaim yourself to be a foodie. Hell, even if you aren't a foodie, go try it out! It's been rated New York's #1 Steak House for 28 years in a row!

Deciding on my Summer #Dresses #Review #Fashion #OASAP

I love new clothes and well, for me, the most important thing is that they're both comfortable and look great. With #BlogHer coming up, I needed a new wardrobe and I really wanted some new Spring dresses. I found an adorable one at OASAP. It was the Color Block Flouncing Knee Length Dress. I can't even tell you how excited I was to get this in the mail. When I tore into the package, I thought, awesome, this is definitely going to fit. And it did...except for one tiny feature...LOL!

Monday, July 23, 2012

100 in #Disney GC's US 07/27 #MissionGiveaway #PayItForward

It's another Mission Giveaway! This week we're taking you to a magical place with Mouse for Less. You know, what other mouse is there? Mickey Mouse! If you need to go on a magical trip, we've the got solution for you. This week's prizes are 2 Disney Gift cards, a $75 one for you and a $25 one for your friend.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

500 Gift Card to #39DollarGlasses US/CAN 08/13

Got fuzzy vision? Have you had your eyes checked this summer yet? I remember having to get yearly eye exams as a kid. I was always being petrified that my eyesight would have gotten so much worse and my parents would be very upset with me. LOL! Were you that way too? Somewhere along the lines, glasses became a type of fashion statement and you could geek it up while looking cool. Only problem is, glasses aren't cheap, and people need them for their vision, right? That's where 39Dollarglasses.com comes in. You can see my past eyeglasses review with them here. This giveaway is something of epic proportions! It's for a $500 gift certificate to 39dollarglasses.com which means you'd be able to buy glasses for the whole family, be it glasses, sunglasses, or more.

#Nutrisystem #Womens Week 28 Results, #Mens Week 20 Results #NSNation #weightloss #health #diet

Before I knew it, we'd arrived at week #28 of my Nutrisystem program and week #20 for the SO. I knew that between the family feasts and trying to balance our weight loss was going to be tough. It was especially tough last night because the SO's grandparents guilt tripped us into eating a lot more than we normally would. They showered us with love and you just can't say no to two cuddly old folk, right?

Saturday, July 21, 2012

200 Winner's Choice #Sweepstakes WW 08/20

These are my favorite types of giveaways and I'm sure they're yours too. What would you do with $200? You can have your choice of a $200 prize in this giveaway hosted by Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa and co-hosted by Bonkers 4 Coupons, Luv Saving Money, Sister's Saving Cents, Dishin With Rebelle, Trinkies, My Vegan Gluten Free Life, Tidbits From A Mom, and Keeping Your Cents. Hmmm...I need a new wardrobe for BlogHer at this point, some shoes...some comfy clothes. This would be so handy for me. What about you? Would you prefer a Kindle Fire instead?

Friday, July 20, 2012

25 Amazon Gift Card #Sweepstakes 07/21 WORLDWIDE #MadameDealsEvents

Okay, last chance to enter the Kindle Fire Giveaway because that ends today (07/21). Don't miss out on this great giveaway that's open worldwide! I doubt you need any extra initiative but just in case, we have one last FLASH Giveaway for this event.

Mouse For Less RC

This is the RC form for the **Mouse for Less** Mission Giveaway where you can win $100 in Disney Gift Cards for you and a friend!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

#Publix Rebate & 25 GC #Sweepstakes #MyBlogSpark

Publix Rebate
Publix is back with more to offer their customers during their "Running Out? Run In" event from July 19-25th. If you're running out of anything, run in and grab it because Publix will reward you for it! Rewards will be given on General Mills and Procter & Gamble items. Not sure what we're talking about? Well, how about Cheerios, Totino's, Charmin, Crest and more! I personally love Charmin! Just look for the event at your local store, get savings and earn rewards. That's not all...there's also coupon savings! Look in-stores for over $13 in coupons savings, valid between July 19th to August 4th.

My #LocksofLove...Gone for a good cause

It's been awhile since I cut my hair...a year probably. I get so busy with my life that I don't get a chance to book an appointment and keep it. So I make it a habit to get an appointment when I go visit family to chop my hair off. By now, you're thinking, we all cut our hair, what's so special about this? Why are you even telling us? I'm getting there, kay?

Fun #SummerActivities & Clip from The Odd Life of #TimothyGreen #Disney

So, what are your kids doing this summer? Could they use a little distraction? How about 14 pages of summer activities inspired by the Disney movie "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"? I looked through this packet and it looks like a lot of fun! There's recipes, crafts, and games to provide fun and enjoyment for the kids this summer. Learn more about this movie at my previous post or check out the new clip below.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

WOS has an online #Marketplace!

I realize the importance of convenience and ease in today's world and everyone online shops these days. To make that easier for our readers, WOS has incorporated a Buy/Sell Marketplace powered by Ubokia.

Monday, July 16, 2012

25 Amazon Gift Card #Sweepstakes 07/17 WORLDWIDE #MadameDealsEvents

Our 3rd Amazon Gift Card Giveaway has finally arrived. Have you entered the Kindle Fire Giveaway (07/21) yet? You know you should, these flash giveaways are not only great bonus prizes, but they're also to remind you to enter the awesome main giveaway! Don't you worry, no matter where you're located, you can win because this is open worldwide!

#Nutrisystem Month 7 #Video #Review #NSNation #Vlog #health #fitness #weightloss

weight loss
Here's Month 7 of Nutrisystem videos! Isn't it crazy how fast time is flying by? Summer is already here and it has been tough staying away from the cool treats for some ice cold pleasure! Continuing on with our Nutrisystem discoveries... This month, we're revealing a new dessert treat from Nutri and it's a huge hit in our home! Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm pretty sure I can incorporate them into some low-fat desserts this summer.

Considered getting a Boob job? Things to think about...

boob job
Silicone implants (Photo credit: Visageclinic.com)
So have you? Have you ever considered getting a boob job? Aka breast implants? I've always thought of breast implants as more of a necessity after a masectomy for breast cancer. However, I increasingly hear about people doing it for cosmetic reasons quite commonly. Even those who have had a masectomy go up a size or two for cosmetic reasons when they get their implants placed. Well, if you have to do it anyways, why not, right? Now, there are people who get breast enhancements, but did you also know that people can also get breast reductions? You may ask, but why? Medical problems can arise from large breasts. They can cause back, neck and shoulder pain and affect the physical and psychological well-being of a woman. There's always both sides of an issue, right?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

#Nutrisystem #Womens Week 27 Results, #Mens Week 19 Results #NSNation #weightloss #health #diet

Guess what? This week was a lot of quality family time with both my family and the SO's family. What I'm trying to say is that we get fed...A LOT when we're with family. When you live away from home, they assume you starve no matter how old you are, so when you get home, it's non-stop food. Week #27 of my Nutrisystem program and the SO's 19th week was a bit indulgent...

#Reminders and more! 4 #Sweepstakes ending today!

How's everyone's summer going? A couple quick notes before we announce the winners. Have you heard, WOS is going to another conference and this time, it is the one I've been dreaming of ever since I started blogging...the infamous BlogHer12 in NEW YORK CITY. Woohoo! I'm still looking for sponsors for this so if you know someone, send them my way.

Have you seen? WOS now has over 10 000 facebook fans! Thank you for your constant support and love!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

#CorsetChick #Fashion #Sweepstakes US/CAN 07/30

Corset Chick
What's your take on corset tops? Would you ever wear one out? Take a look at how I paired my corset tops. Then enter to win one of your choice from here at WOS and 20+ other blogs.

200 #Carters #WatchtheWear Clothing #Sweepstakes 07/31 US/CAN

It's summer time!! And your kids are growing up and out of their clothes. That always costs tons of money because they just keep growing out of everything! Here's how we're helping you out this summer. We have a fantastic Giveaway event brought to you by Blog it Forward Media and Carter's Watch the Wear. What say you to a $200 gift card to a stylish kid's clothing store?

**FREE** Blogger Events Updated 12/7

*FREE* Blogger Event sign ups -**Updated 12/7 8:50PM**
Note: This is for bloggers to sign up their blogs for events. These are not current giveaways.
  • 2 week $2K event! Sign up and say **Cinny or WOS** sent you.
Details: Looking for the event to start end of next week. We will be having a 2 week event.
-Including a Twitter Party with COACH prizes
-Multiple giveaways during the 2 weeks including various gift cards and big ticket items
-GRAND PRIZE - 3 month paid internship that could lead to regular employment (participating bloggers and readers can enter. Top 3 will be chosen and will interview for the internship. More details to come.)
-There will not be individual follows for participating bloggers, however, this will obviously bring TONS of pageviews!!
-We will also be rewarding participating bloggers throughout the event with random prizes when we "catch you doing good!" -There will also be blogger prizes for referring the most other bloggers to participate (TBD): think blog button on Madame Deals for 1 month, host spots in the twitter party, etc.
-AND, the biggy...names of the participating bloggers will be sent to the sponsor so that they know who participated and promoted the event. This will obviously be beneficial for interviewing for the internship.

Disclaimer: Please view my full disclosure, TOS, and privacy policy. Please take the time to enter my other giveaways while you're here.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Sneak Peak at Origins of the #WizardofOz #Disney

Wizard of Oz
I wrote about Disney's "Oz The Great and Powerful" recently and you can find a brief synopsis there as well, but they finally released a trailer for it!! So, here are some visuals to kick off your weekend. Slated to be released on March 8, 2013, get your sneak peak at the first trailer for Oz The Great and Powerful here.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

25 Amazon Gift Card #Sweepstakes 07/13 WORLDWIDE #MadameDealsEvents

It's time for another Flash Giveaway! Woohoo...and well you already know it's for another $25 Amazon gift card! Perfect for buying ebooks to pair with that Kindle Fire you're trying to win at our Kindle Fire Giveaway (07/21), right? Make sure you get your entries in. Remember, this is a 24 hours FLASH GIVEAWAY.

#CouponCabin #App #Review

coupon cabin
We've all heard of Coupon Cabin, but have you heard of Coupon Cabin's app? I only recently learnt about it and being neck deep in loans, I could use all the savings I can get! So, the Coupon Cabin App touts itself as the "single coupon app that does it all". It supposed to replace 6 different coupon apps, although it doesn't say which 6. I'll be honest, I've never used a coupon app before so this will be my first experience and I have nothing to compare it to.  The best part about it is that it is a FREE app that features gas prices, deals, coupon codes, grocery coupons, freebies, printables and more. It also has a nice pay it forward feature: Coupons for the Troops where you send in current or expired coupons for military families on bases all over the world to use. I find that kind of neat because they're able to even put expired coupons to use.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

#SummertoRemember help from #CocaCola & #Walmart

My Coke Rewards
It's summer time and people are travelling, enjoying their family time. How are you making it your #SummertoRemember though? Are you planning to make your garden blossom, take your family to the beach, organize family gatherings, or all of these and more? As for me, I've always loved road trips. It was kind of the hallmark of every summer vacation. My family would always go on road trips when we were growing up and so I've made a #SummertoRemember Road Trips Pinterest board to share some of what we used to pack. I hope it helps you in your planning.

Yes or No? Wearing #Corsets out... #fashion #review

Corset Chick
I love corsets, they just look so hot! I've never worn one out though. However, you see increasingly the trend that celebrities are wearing corsets out. It's a fashion statement. What do you think of that? Take a look at these celebrity pics. In fact, Apollinas.com has a full page showing celebrities wearing corset tops out!
From Elaney Media

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The #FairyHobmother is here!!!!

Tinkerbell, fairies
Unless you're a blogger, you probably wouldn't know this but I have been crazily stalking a magical creature. Dun dun dun... LOL, I was trying to catch a little fairy, the Fairy Hobmother actually! I'd been visiting every blog that he went to but it seemed, he always just slipped out of my grasp. That's the way fairies are, don't you know? Tinkerbell was always flittering about...

#KindleFire #Sweepstakes 07/24 US

Do you want a new Kindle Fire? That sleek little thing that eliminates the need to carry heavy books around? Well, we did want to give you more chances to win that Kindle Fire for your summer reads... So, how about another Kindle Fire Giveaway? Huge thanks to Acadiana's Thrifty Mom for setting this up and the sponsor American Family.

New #Disney Clip for The Odd Life of #TimothyGreen

I am so excited about the Odd Life of Timothy Green and will likely be screening this during BlogHer this year so make sure you come back for a spoiler-free review afterwards! This touching movie had me at the first trailer. A magical family life literally blooms to life...it's just one of those movies that's guaranteed to touch our hearts. If you'd like to learn more about this movie, take a look at my previous post. In the meantime, I have a new clip to share with you:

Monday, July 9, 2012

200 in GC's to #Ikea and #Lowes #Sweepstakes 7/24 US/CAN

Blogging is no easy job, sure it seems nice but there's always so much time involved. That's why it's always so much nicer and easier when you have a good group to work with. I recently joined Simply Sassy Media, a newly founded social media company that helps connect bloggers and the media. Some of you may be familiar with Mom Boost, this has now also become a part of Simply Sassy Media. I've loved working and interacting with these two founding ladies in the past and I am so happy to see them create a social media company! In celebrations of the launch of Simply Sassy Media, we are holding a giveaway! How cool is that? We're sharing our happiness with you.

25 Amazon Gift Card #Sweepstakes 07/10 WORLDWIDE #MadameDealsEvents

Who would love to win $25 to Amazon? I can see everyone's eyes lighting up. Ya, what better giveaway prize than a $25 gift card to Amazon to complement the Kindle Fire Giveaway. It could buy so many ebooks for that Kindle Fire...or you can spend it on whatever else you'd like too. It's open worldwide, just like the Kindle Fire Giveaway (07/21) so make sure you get your entries in. Today's flash giveaway will be for 24 hours ONLY.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

#Nutrisystem #Womens Week 26 Results, #Mens Week 18 Results #NSNation #weightloss #health #diet

My stress levels have been off the charts this week because there was a slight emergency over the last several stays. I worry easily and essentially, when I'm stressed, I do one of two things...I either don't eat or I binge. Ya, neither is good and I should know better. This week marks week #26 of my Nutrisystem program and the SO's 18th week.

#XBox #Kinect #Sweepstakes 07/22 WORLDWIDE

I love gaming! SO much fun in such a little package and well, we all know how much energy kids have during the summer break, we were them once too! So, what say you to a gaming system that will keep them up and moving...and possibly out of your hair? We decided to have a game system giveaway, courtesy of Mom to Bed by 8, the 'Iowa Mom‘. Curious which one? Well, if you didn't notice from the title already, it's going to be a Xbox Kinect Bundle Pack worth $299! Shoutout to our lovely co-hosts TechyTribe, I Love To Gossip, Giveaway Bandit, As Mom Sees It and Couponing4you for helping to set this up.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Current #Sweepstakes and the latest lucky ones are....

My goodness, what a crazy week it has been. I spent the last two days in a state of panic and worry because there was an emergency to tend to. Being the worrywart that I am, I stayed up for 40 hours straight...finally crashing late last night. I probably fell asleep before I even hit the bed. Things are now getting better and so, let's announce some winners on this gorgeous weekend!

#KindleFire #Sweepstakes 07/21 #Worldwide #MadameDealsEvents

Kindle Fire Giveaway
So, last week we started a bunch of iPad2 and iPad3 giveaways, did you enter any of those? If you have, great! If not, there's still a couple going on, just check out our current giveaways to see all the amazing stuff we have going on. This week, we're going to be getting set for some Kindle Fire giveaways. It is summer after all and there's nothing like a good summer's read. I'm the type that loves to read. Sadly, time has not been my friend the last several years and I find that I miss a good read. So when I do get the opportunity to sneak a book, it's just that much more special. There's a ton of e-readers out now, you don't even have to carry a thick book around anymore! So, without further ado (see, when I read, I start talking weird), let's get on with the Kindle Fire Giveaway, splendidly set up by Madame Deals and Slop Swap and sponsored by Charles Johnson. Who? You ask?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Origins of the #WizardofOz #Disney

Wizard of Oz
Didn't I tell you Disney was bringing all these old classics back? I have to wondering if there's some celebration or some meaning behind all of this. The latest one has to do with the Wizard of Oz! Disney is now coming out with the adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful" on March 8, 2013 directed by Sam Raimi that goes back to take a look at the origins of the oh so great, Wizard of Oz.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Have you found the secrets in #Disney #Pixar's #Brave?

Luxo Jr. Ball
Luxo Jr Ball -Credits: Pixar Wikia
I vaguely remember something about this a long time ago. It completely slipped my mind how much I enjoy challenges like this until I was sent a little reminder. My fellow Disney Pixar fans, do you know about this? Do you search for the "Hidden Gems" that the filmmakers put into each of their films. For example, in WALL•E’s, his explorations led him to find a Mike Wazowski (Monsters, Inc.) antenna ball and in Up, you can see the classic Luxo Jr. ball in the girl’s bedroom as Carl Fredricksen’s house flies by her window.