Saturday, June 30, 2012

#Apple #iPod Touch #Sweepstakes Jul 1-Aug 1 WW

I love Apple products. They have lasted for me year after year and I don't know what I'd do without them. So, it is with great pleasure that we're doing another Apple giveaway! Thanks to Diva Fabulosa and Beauty and Fashion Diva for sponsoring this Apple iPod Touch giveaway. I know you're all thinking, is it only open to the US again!? Well, it's open worldwide so anyone can enter, although those outside the US will likely be receiving $200 Paypal cash instead!! Special thanks to 1 Day Graphics, Home Buddies, Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, Freebie Spot

#Pet #Accessories #Sweepstakes 07/14 US/CAN

loving your pet giveaway hop
Happy Canada Day, my Canadian friends and Happy 4th of July to my American friends! This holiday, we have a sweet Love Your Pet Giveaway Hop to celebrate our furry friends. We've got $55+ worth of prizes here for you and your friend in this Loving Your Pet Hop, proudly hosted by our friend, Two Little Cavaliers. Two Little Cavaliers always has awesome International Dog News, Pet Product Reviews, Pet Centric Giveaways, Cooking for Dogs, and Felissa is also the creator and co-host of the Saturday Pet Bloggers Blog Hop. After you're done here, don't forget to go enter the GRAND PRIZE Giveaway for a Memory Foam Pet Bed...LOL, that's nicer than my bed! You'll find it on the linky below in the #1 spot.

#Apple #iPad, #TV #Sweepstakes & more 07/31 US

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I think we can all agree the home is a pretty important place. It's always tough to pick up and move to a new home and yet, it's always relaxing when you get home after a long day's work! Get Moving Supplies, LLC, the leading online moving supplies retailer, realize the importance of home and so are sponsoring this amazing Welcome Home Event hosted by Bea's Gift Baskets, Clipping Money and Mommy's Memorandum. The home is our sanctuary, our place to kick our feet up and relax...the place for us to share precious family memories. When you do need to move, however, Get Moving Supplies, LLC is there for you. They proudly serve over 300 cities nationwide and is ready for your moving boxes needs! Being locally owned means by supporting them, you're also supporting your local economy.

Interesting facts for your enjoyment #Interestingfacts

Okay, so I ran across some neat facts that I'd love to share with you this holiday weekend! I promise, it's a quick and fun read!
Big Ben, Elizabeth Tower
Big Ben from my travels
1) Big Ben is no more!

Friday, June 29, 2012

300 Get Healthy and Trim #Sweepstakes 07/13 US

Alright, so we're doing lots of health giveaways lately and here's another one. Just in time for the summer, here's another way for you to get that waist slimmed down. I'm actually quite curious about this product. Haha! This is going to be an amazing $300 prize for one winner! This cute graphic above was designed by Deals from MS Do for our Healthy And Trim Giveaway sponsored by Meg's Moxie!.

Jun 30 Flash Event #Sweepstakes $25 Gap GC #MadameDealsEvents #CoachPurseEvent

Coach purse and wallet
Have you entered the Coach purse and wallet Giveaway yet? Guess what today's Flash Giveaway prize is! It's for $25 Gap gift card. This is the very last one because the giveaway ends today so make sure to go and get your entries in!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

#Disney #Frankenweenie has a new trailer!

Seemingly suitable, right after BlogPaws, is another Disney pet themed movie! I wish I had known about BlogPaws earlier. Did you know Spooky Buddies was screened there last year and one of the pups was there? I would've been all over that!  Anyways, here's Frankenweenie by Tim Burton and it's set to be released October 5th. Check out the newest trailer:

And the lucky ones are...& #Reminders

Avengers Real 3D Glasses Set

Looking hot with #1SolSwimwear #Review

Ya, that's the swimsuit
1 Sol California Swimwear
My swimsuit obsession continues! Haha, this time with 1 Sol California Swimwear. They have some absolutely gorgeous styles available and I was lucky enough to get one to review. I haven't gotten enough of Tankinis yet, so guess what I got this time? It took awhile but I chose the Cleo Tankini Top with Classic Brief to review. The color choice available were amazing. Being a person that loves colors, it was so hard to choose one. I love the majority of the colors. White would've been hot but I'm a klutz so I'd definitely stain it with food. Pink was just a tad too flashy. I already have purple swimsuits so blue it was!

#NintendoDS XL & 3 #Games #Sweepstakes 07/20 US

I have a Nintendo DS...which is much older than the DS XL that's available now. It always made for so much fun and was a great time killer when I was travelling and stuck at the airport. The funnest time I had this once when we were on a tour was when a good number of the tour people had a DS and we all linked up to play Mario Kart while waiting for our flight. It was a great time! The Iowa Mom realizes how great a DS is for the family when they travel and so decided to help you on your summer travels too!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jun 28 Flash Event $25 Fandango GC #MadameDealsEvents #CoachPurseEvent

Coach purse and wallet
We're nearing the end of the Coach purse and wallet Giveaway. Make sure you get those entries in before it ends! Today's Flash Giveaway is for $25 Fandango Gift card.

#Disney #Pixar's Monsters University -They're back!!!

Monsters University
And...they're back!!! OMG, I loved Monsters Inc when it came out oh so long ago ('s been 11 years already?) and now they're back with Monsters University Jun 21, 2013. I saw the first trailer when I watched the Brave screening with the SO and we're both so excited for it to come out! Featuring Billy Crystal back as Mike, the director loved his work so much that they were able to create 4 hilarious trailers/teasers that you won't want to miss out on! You can also vote for your favorite Mike sleep talking line on the official Monsters University Facebook Page. The winning line will be drawn up by a Pixar artist and shared with Monsters University fans ONLY so make sure you go and like them.

#Disney Updates with #Pixar #Brave and Marvel #Avengers

Well, since I was gone for the weekend for BlogPaws, there was a ton of catching up to do! So, here are some updates from a couple of awesome Disney films this year...Disney Pixar's Brave and Disney Marvel's Avengers!
Disney Pixar Brave

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fluffy #Diapers #Sweepstakes Jun 27-Jul 6 US/CAN

Fluffy Fourth Ultimate Starter Pack
Okay my friends, I know there's a bunch of you out there who have babies so I'd love to share this great event with you. The prize is a $415+ set of Cloth Diapers generously sponsored by Gnome’s Naturals and hosted by Life With Levi! There's cloth diapers of all types in this giveaway.

#BlogPaws -The Fluffy Experience #BlogPawsQuotes #DogsRule

It's over already? Awwwww! So sad that it's already over and I can't see the fluffy ones anymore. BlogPaws helped me grow my connections, my friendships, and most importantly, it has had profound effects on the future of WOS and my own personal capabilities. Hell, I hope you guys will continue to be friends with us. :) Perhaps, the most important person who started this was Felissa from Two Little Cavaliers. Had she not told me about BlogPaws, I wouldn't have been dead set on going and entering all those giveaways that got Chloe to notice WOS. LOL, one thing led to another and viola, your personal Attendee Repawter had arrived at her very first conference with #BabyPom in tow.

#ChickenSoup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress #Review

Chicken Soup
I think I've found the most applicable Chicken Soup for the Soul book to date! It's the Say Goodbye to Stress book. When it first arrived, I was shock, it was so much smaller than the regular Chicken Soup books. It features stories about people learning how to manage their stress and psychologist Jeff Brown's advice.
Goodbye to Stress

Monday, June 25, 2012

#Coach Messenger and Umbrella #Sweepstakes 06/29 US #MissionGiveaway

Sweet! Guess what? For the UPrinting Mission Giveaway this week, not only will there be daily flash giveaways but there'll also be a special weekly flash giveaway. If you've been entering the Coach Giveaways but haven't won, we're giving you another chance! How cute are these Coach Kyra print umbrella ($58.00) and Kyra print messenger ($258.00)?!

UPrinting Business Cards #Sweepstakes US 06/29 #MissionGiveaway #PayItForward

I worked with UPrinting recently and got some awesome Die-Cut business cards from them and I loved how I could make my own design on their site. The only thing is you have to watch out for the bleed edges. I thought I was safe. Haha, but I was a bit too safe so on most of my cards, my little characters are kind of hanging in thin air. Make sure you keep that in mind when you design your own cards. I know BlogHer and other conferences are coming up and everyone needs more business cards, right? So this week's Mission Giveaway is going to do just that! And of course, being a Mission Giveaway, that means there'll be two sets: 1 for you and 1 for your friend. They also offer a variety of products including UPrinting Canvas Prints and more!

Jun 26 Flash Event $25 Target GC #MadameDealsEvents #CoachPurseEvent

Coach purse and wallet
Have you entered the Coach purse and wallet Giveaway yet? Today's Flash Giveaway is for $25 Target Gift card.

#Nutrisystem #Womens Week 24 Results, #Mens Week 16 Results #NSNation #weightloss #health #diet

Sorry, this post is a day late this week. I was exhausted and just got back from BlogPaws yesterday so I crashed. Haha, can you believe it's already the end of week #24 of my Nutrisystem program? The SO has just finished his 16th week. Due to the conference and the provided food, I'll admit I was quite worried about my weight this week.

200 Walmart Gift Card #Sweepstakes US/CAN 07/08 @PhilterIt #MadameDealsEvents

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Lots going on lately and here's another awesome event. Who could use a $200 Walmart gift card? Me me! Right? I can see people perking up already! Super thanks to our sponsor, PhilterIt, for offering one of our readers a $200 Walmart Gift Card!! As usual, this is powered by Madame Deals and Slop Swap.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Kindle Fire #Sweepstakes 07/13 WW

I love reading for fun. Unfortunately, I sometimes just don't have the time. I'd love to be able to kick back and relax with a cup of hot chocolate and just read by the fireplace. Well, to celebrate books and the launch of Literary Addicts, a Book Lovers Community, we are giving away a Kindle Fire thanks to 10 Amazing Authors and several awesome bloggers. Please give the authors some love. Check out these great reasonably priced reads for your future kindle OR you can use the kindle app for you phone, desktop, or ipad HERE.

Get that Booty Firm #Sweepstakes 07/10 US

It's time to get fit and in shape for that summer look! Are you ready? We've got the giveaway for it...called Booty Firm! Dance along to Three Dance Workout DVDs while slimming down and reshaping your booty! You're going to have fun while working your way to an awesome body! Haha, buns of steel? Looks like I could use this for a bit! This awesome giveaway is sponsored by Mom Blog Society and ProForm and cosponsored by Insights By April, More 4 Moms Buck, Mom Does Reviews, Mommy Moments with Abby, Powered by Mom, Mommy and Baby Reviews, and Route249.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

#GiftCards #Sweepstakes Jun 24-Jul 15 WORLDWIDE

Teehee, I've got another open WORLDWIDE giveaway to share with you. There's been lots of gift cards giveaway for the summer and we all know we need it! Who couldn't use a little extra something to spend, right? This particular one is the Over the Edge Event, hosted by Freebies Galores and Giveaways Too and ADA'S 2 CENTS.

Call all furry creatures...We're at #BlogPaws! #BlogPawsQuotes

We're at #BlogPaws #BlogPawsQuotes
Holy dog! This really has been a whirlwind of a couple of days at #BlogPaws. I'll be the first to admit that showing up at my very first conference ever yesterday...I was petrified. I know I can be awkward, I'm more of a shy person until you get to know me...LOL, then I'm crazy. However, let this be a lesson to my fellow newbies at BlogPaws. It gets easier, I promise. Sure, the first person you talk to may look at you like you're from Mars. And I'm pretty sure I did that with PetSmart. Ha! It definitely got better with time though and you know what? Pet people are so friendly. I feel so much more comfortable talking to everyone else now. Let's not forget all the cute, furry ones...there were people with dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and capybaras (Such a cool name, look them up!). I know, I'm a little bit biased towards dogs but I love all animals.

Friday, June 22, 2012

#DisneyJunior to modernize a classical tale

I love Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, it's one of those classic stories that never go out of style. Now Disney Television Animation has revamped and modernized it, starting production on the new animated series "The 7D". The 7D is geared towards 2-7 year olds and features a comedic take on the classical story. Set to debut in 2014, you can expect to see it on Disney Junior channels.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Walking on Clouds #Sweepstakes US 07/06

Nature's Sleep
Feel like you're walking on clouds with these Nature's Sleep slippers! You can check out my review. These are super comfy and they're unisex so they technically could be for anyone but once you get them, I'm pretty sure you won't want to share! LOL.

Hot News from #Disney: #Maleficent & #AngelinaJolie

Hot news from Disney this week and in more than one sense! They've started production just last week on a new movie, Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie and co-stars: Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).
Angelina Jolie

Mmm...Buffalo Chicken Crescents #Recipes with #Publix & #Sweepstakes US 07/06 #MyBlogSpark

I'm busy every day...I work, I deal with errands, I come home and blog and before I know it, it's 2-3 in the morning and I need to get up at 6AM. Talk about busy, right? Well, this week has been no different, just a minor modification because I'm visiting family and heading to BlogPaws! Meaning I need to have a week's worth of posts in advance. Huh? You mean you can do that? It's tough enough keeping on top of things but to be ahead? LOL, well, what gets cut out is my meals. Yes, I'm terrible at this. In the past, when I was working on something, I'd lose all sense of time and hunger and work until I finished. Then I'd binge... likely on crap food. Are you like this too? This is where Publix would like to step in and help you and me out.

Jun 21 Flash Event #Sweepstakes $25 Paypal #MadameDealsEvents #CoachPurseEvent

Coach purse and wallet
It's time for another bonus 24 hour flash giveaway! Have you entered the Coach purse and wallet Giveaway yet? Today's Flash Giveaway is for $25 Paypal Cash.

#Disney #Pixar #Brave on the Red Carpet!

Scottish stars: Craig Ferguson, Kelly Macdonald and Kevin McKidd
It's almost here! The official release of Brave is this Friday! Are you excited? Did you check out my spoiler-free Brave review yet? Haha, I wasn't at the red carpet premier but I can share with you some gorgeous pictures of the stars as they strutted their stuff during the LA Film Festival at the Grand Opening of the Dolby Theatre. Wow, would you look at the craze? I know the guy's doing his job but he looks intense! Haha, see him?

Journey's End? And Reminders!

Journey 2 DVD

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Walker Edison BunkBed #Sweepstakes Jun 20-Jul 10 US

Bunk beds were so fun when we were little. I remember my brother and I had bunk beds. We'd have secret camp-outs, stay up past bedtime, and had lots of fun. We had a lot of fun growing up and we still maintain a great sibling bond today. Well, bunk beds aren't just for fun, they're also versatile. We had the ones that you could take apart and make into two separate beds when we were old enough. This is really nostalgic and brings a smile to my face. LOL. How would you like your own Walker Edison Bunk Bed? These retail for $550 and you can have one in your own home! Much thanks to the sponsor BunkBedsAtoZ and our host, Children Teaching Mama for making this possible. Remember to copy the following and let them know you're entering from Whirlwind of Surprises.

Summer #Cash Blowout...a THOUSAND reasons to smile #Sweepstakes 07/25 #WORLDWIDE

Don't tell me we don't love our readers! This is probably one of the biggest and best prizes that we've had. Well, we do have some hard to beat ones, don't we? However, nothing is as good as cold, hard cash, right? Money you can spend towards whatever you want! What would you do with $1000? Yes, count those 0's, it's not $100, but $1000. Special shout out to our friends at Happy Home and Family, Diva Fabulosa for putting it all together and the awesome bloggers that contributed to the pot of $1000 paypal cash for ONE winner! I remember winning once off a different blog and I was in shock the whole day and a couple days after too. I was going to put it towards good use like pay the rent or buy groceries or better yet, help pay off my loans but as luck would have it, I ended up using it toward Baby Pom. Remind me, never to go near pet stores. I have a weakness and I can't help it! Tell me, how can you say no to his fluffy face? Plus JR needed a sibling to play with!
Baby Pom

Monday, June 18, 2012

One Momma's Desperate Call for New #NaturesSleep #Slippers #Review

Nature's SleepBaby Pom's food
Sooooo...did you see the state of my slippers? Baby Pom seems to have claimed them as his chew toy and snack. Every time I put my slippers on...they'd be sopping wet. Eww! So, let's just say Mommy needed some new slippers. I was never happier when my new pair of Nature's Sleep slippers came in.

#Nutrisystem Month 6 #Video #Review #NSNation #Vlog #health #fitness #weightloss

weight loss
Here's Month 6 of Nutrisystem videos! Lately, Nutrisystem has been rolling out some new menu items so this video will cover some of those. Make sure you come back next month to check out what other new menu items there are! The video covers some of the new desserts and is awesome for you chocolate and peanut lovers!

Summer Patio Retreat #Sweepstakes 07/02 WW

What better way to enjoy the outdoors this summer than with a gorgeous patio set? It'd be awesome for family and friends gathering together for that BBQ! I'm craving hamburgers right now, so don't even get me started! These awesome Summer Patio Retreat prize was made possible by Mom to Bed by 8 the ‘Iowa-Mom’, Powered By Mom and Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways. Special co-hosts include Another Cent Saved, Giveaway Bandit, To Sew With Love and Opinions of a Moody Mama.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Getting Gorgeous for Summer #Sweepstakes 4 winners Jun 18-Jul 2 US

Alright, the weather's getting hotter, the sun's staying out longer, and it's time to go out and have some fun this summer. Um, but you can't go out like that! What do you think you're doing with that hair? LOL, let's get you gorgeous with the Summer Social Giveaway hosted by our Collective Media Magic team Just Like June, Have Sippy Will Travel, Closer To Lucy, 3 Princes and A Princess 2,  That's What She Said,  and our Special Guest Hostess, Blessed Elements.

Petstore GC Email Subscriptions page

Two Little Cavaliers
This is the Email Subscription page for the Two Little Cavaliers pet shopping spree giveaway. Let me show you my cuties first!
This is JR...we're about to travel!

Shopping Spree for your #Pets #Sweepstakes US/CAN Jun 18-Jul 2

Two Little Cavaliers
I'm so excited to share with you all these pet oriented giveaways right before BlogPaws. It sure gets you hyped up for the mood, doesn't it? I pamper my babies more than I pamper myself. Sad, isn't it? That's what love does. LOL, let's see, what would I buy them with $100? Pet food, toys, treats or maybe even towards a training course for Baby Pom. This giveaway, generously sponsored by my friend over at Two Little Cavaliers. I love her posts on International Dog News, Pet Product Reviews, Pet Centric Giveaways, dog friendly recipes Cooking for Dogs, and I even participate in her Saturday Pet Bloggers Blog Hop, a weekly event where pet bloggers and pet lovers can come together to meet, greet, and hang out. This Giveaway to say thank you to her friends and fans for all of their love and support over the years. 

Half Grand Amazon Gift Card #Sweepstakes Jun 18-Jul 18 US #starspangled

This is going to be a big prize. One lucky winner is going to win a $500 gift card in the CheckPoints Star Spangled Giveaway! How awesome is that, that's half a grand in Amazon gift cards, all for one person to spend on whatever they want this summer! You could pick up so much stuff for $500. All thanks to CheckPoints, the #1 Lifestyle Rewards Smartphone App.