Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dora The Explorer: Super Babies' Dream Adventure...Out on DVD!

Newly released on DVD by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, Dora The Explorer: Super Babies' Dream Adventure! is the hottest new must-have movie for your little one!
Synopsis: Dora Super Babies Dream Adventure includes four new to DVD adventures that help children learn Spanish in a fun, interactive way. Can you help the Super Babies wake the dream fairy so she can deliver all the happy naptime dreams? Dora explores naptime with her baby twin brother and sister in this new release.
My 2 year old son loves this DVD!! And any DVD that he enjoys, that I know is good for him to watch, and that teachers him Spanish like Dora The Explorer: Super Babies' Dream Adventure is one that we must have in our home and car!He loves Dora's little twin brother and sister and calls them, "Dora's little babies"! This is a musical adventure that he not only enjoyed but got involved in! With lots of songs and action to go with, he didn't move his eyes from the screen the entire time!!!
Can you say....Mommy Time?!
Buy It: Right now you can click here to buy it on Amazon for the affordable price of just $11.99!

Winners! Tech40 Fitness Watch and Baby Banana CD!!

Hooray! Winners!
And the winners are.....
For the Debi Derryberry's Baby Banana CD... the randomly selected winner is #2
By nightowl on May 12, 2009 1:37 AM 2 I subscribe via Reader.
And for the Tech40 Fitness Watch!....#43
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Congratulations Winners!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil: Live Healthier and Happier!

Now, I'm no "health nut", far from it I suppose, but I do spend time looking for products that can make my and my children's lives healthier without having to eat sawdust inspired foods or tree roots. One product that I have discovered is Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil! This stuff is amazing! I only wish I'd found it sooner! Not only does it smell and taste great, but it can add amazing health benefits to your life that you never thought possible! What IS Virgin Coconut Oil?
Most coconut oils that you'll find are made by drying the dried kernel, the meat of the coconut, known as Copra. But Virgin Coconut Oil is made using fresh coconut meat, known as Non-Copra. And we all know how much difference fresh versus dried can be. The production of Virgin Coconut Oil, like Tropical Traditions includes NO chemicals, heating or refining. It's 100% pure and natural, and all of the natural resources of the coconut are preserved, instead of being compromised by chemicals or heat.
What are the benefits of including Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil in your diet? Many experts agree that the health benefits of taking just 2-4 tablespoons each day are amazing:
  • Helps you to lose weight or maintain your healthy weight by making you feel full and satisfied after meals with less cravings, AND by increasing your daily energy!
  • Further helps you to lose weight by increasing your metabolism (Mama's Dream Come True In A Bottle) and promoting healthy thyroid function.
  • Reduces your risk of heart disease. (As my regular readers know, I've lost 2 family members in the last several months due to heart disease...I feel like now I have a product that can help me combat this life ending disease!)
  • Lowers your cholesterol
  • Improves conditions of diabetics and those suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  • Improves the lives of those suffering from Chron's, IBS, colitis and other bowel disorders. ( I might as well tell ya....I was diagnosed with chronic ulcerative colitis at the age of 17, and have had lots of problems in that area...so I can give you a true review of this product in this area!)
  • Boosts your immunity and helps your prevent illness and disease with powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agents
  • Rejuvenates your skin and prevents wrinkles.
  • Helps eliminate or lessen chronic yeast infections
  • It can even be given to your pets (horses, cats, dogs and birds) to make them healthier and their coat shiny and new!

So how do you add Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil into your diet? Some people simply eat a few tablespoons right from the jar, or they spread it on their morning toast..I tried that and it was delicious, but I think it would get too boring to eat it that way, plus...I usually don't eat toast:) But you can also incorporate your Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil into recipes and use it as a healthy oil in your cooking! It goes great into sauces, spreads and dressings. Tropical Traditions even has their own Recipe Blog with awesome recipes to help you get the most out of your Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil They also sell a book, Virgin Coconut Oil, How it has changed people's lives, and how it can change yours! complete with all of the facts and information you could ever need plus more amazing recipes!

So..What Did Mama Think About It?

For the first few days, I spread 2 tablespoons of the oil onto my toast or bagel. It was great tasting and had a pure, smooth flavor. After about 3 days of that, I decided to try one of the amazing recipes. I made Beef Stroganoff, one of my family's favorite dishes, using the 2 tablespoons of the Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil that the recipe calls for. I didn't notice the taste of the oil in the Stroganoff, but it did seem to taste a bit better than usual! My kids even noticed that it tasted better! Little did they know, what they were eating contained so much goodness for them!
The next day, I tried out the
Coconut Latte from the recipe blog! I did not use the optional coconut creme, just the oil. All I can say is...Yum! I'm a true coffee fanatic and this was a nice change to the basic flavors I'm used to...even my 13 year old took a sip and said.."Whoa...are you sure that's coffee Mom??"

With so many recipes that easily include the coconut oil rather than other types of oils, it's so easy to get your daily intake of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil! And since Mamas like me don't cook daily, it's simple to get your 2-4 tablespoons of oil by spreading it on toast or mixing it in a drink!

What positive effects did I notice?

I did notice that I seemed to feel much fuller all day at work. Usually about 10am I start to get that snacky "GIMME ME SOMETHING CRUNCHY AND FATTY" feeling, but when I was eating the Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil I didn't feel hungry all day! At lunchtime, I still wasn't all that hungry, which was a nice change! I also did notice an increase in my energy levels. I didn't get that "3pm lull" where all I want to do is nap! I felt energetic and ready to take on the day...ALL DAY! This is the perfect product to help me to lose those extra pounds without feeling hungry all day AND that helps my body in so many other ways!

The other positive effect that I noticed right away was with my digestion. I do have a bit of a sensitive stomach, due to having Chronic ulcerative Colitis. I noticed that my stomach didn't seem to touchy, and I also noticed a much more "regular" intestinal tract if you know what I mean:) As I continue to eat my Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil I'm looking forward to noticing so many more of the amazing health benefits..I already got 2 of my coworkers into it and they can't wait to get their jar and start adding it to their diets!

Buy It: You can purchase the Virgin Coconut Oil in a variety of sizes, but right now they are offering 50%off of the 32 ounce jar size by visiting www.tropicaltraditions.com!!

Not sure if it's for you? From the site: 100% Money Back Guarantee on 16 oz. trial size! Order Risk-FREE! We are so convinced that you will love this oil, that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our 16 oz. trial size. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your trial size in the first 30 days, return the unused portion and get a full refund - no questions asked! So try it today and start enjoying this wonderful oil! (Pint size only)

Look for a Tropical Traditions giveaway coming this week! One lucky winner will win a 32 ounce jar of the coconut oil for themselves!!! Whoo-Hoo!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Busy Mom's New Best Friend: Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets

This is the future of laundry! Now with 3 boys, ages 13, 8, and 2, laundry is something that takes up a huge amount of my time each weekend. I'm all for trying a product that can make it easier and quicker for me!! So I was extremely happy to try out the new Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets on my super tough pile (ok...pileS) of laundry!
So How Does It Work? One sheet is all you need from washer to dryer! Say goodbye to having to buy and lug around separate laundry products!! No more measuring out the powder or liquid and pouring it, which we all know creates messes and spills!
Each innovative
Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheet contains an entire load's worth of super-concentrated detergent, fabric softener AND anti-static...ALL IN ONE!!
So you SAVE YOUR TIME and MONEY buy ONLY having to purchase one product to replace three! And imagine how much less clutter you'll have lying all around your wash space! One product instead of 3 or even 4!
So...How Did It Work on My Laundry?
I admit I was a bit sceptical of how well these new
Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets would actually work on my laundry. I was excited to try it out and started with a load of my own work clothes and a couple of my husband's shirts. They came out of the washer smelling great, and I threw the dryable clothes into the dryer with the sheet...and they came out soft, static-free, clean, and smelling great!
The real test....When the 2 year old was barfing for three days straight and complete with the runs....Mamas...you get the idea of the kind of laundry I'm talking about...right? Well, I must say, these
Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets did the job even on the toughest MOM laundry!! Even my 13 year old noticed something was different when he threw on his school uniform shirt and said..."Hey..these smell kind of nice"! And the Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets are available in 3 unique fragrances: Spring Oasis, Tropical Escape and Pure & Clean (pictured at left). I sampled the Spring Oasis scent, and it was wonderful! Not too strong but strong enough...my laundry came from the dryer smelling divine! I can't wait to try Tropical Escape! And Pure & Clean would be perfect for my little guy's laundry, since he has sensitive skin, allergies and sometimes even issues with eczema.
I can truly say...this product has changed the way I will do laundry forever!
I know I will never again buy all of those other products ever again!
See a demo at http://www.purex.com! Then go out and buy them right away! They're available just about everywhere nationwide! A 20-sheet starter kit (comes with a convenient dispenser) or a 24-sheet pack(without the dispenser) retails for approximately $5.99-$7.99!! What a bargain! These save your time, effort and Your money!

I'm Back!!

Hi all! I just wanted to say...I'm back after about a week! My wonderful grandmother, "Nana" as I called her, passed away peacefully early this week...After my Uncle, her son, unexpectedly passed away in February, she had lost all will to live, and her heart just couldn't take it. She will be missed tremendously!
I am a little backed up now with posting my reviews and giveaways, and will be getting all caught up over this weekend and next week! So to my subscribers/followers, watch for tons of awesome product reviews and some amazing giveaways...one after the other:) I have discovered some of the most useful and helpful Mommy products and can't wait to share them with my readers!!!
Don't forget my 3 current giveaways...if you haven't entered or gotten your extra entries...do it now before all of my new giveaways go up!!
Win a copy of Debi Derryberry's Baby Banana Music CD ENTER HERE (ends 5/26)
Win YOUR CHOICE of any Tech40 Fitness Pedometer Watch up to $149.99! ENTER HERE (ends 5/29)
Win YOUR CHOICE of Couture Mom's Shirt from MommyLoves.com! ENTER HERE (ends 6/1)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Big Paw Designs: For Hip Dogs and Hip Cats

There's our two LABS, who are like a part of the family!
I always find such wonderful products for myself and my family and was excited to find a company for pets online,
Big Paw Designs!
They've got great gifts for pet lovers and pet owners!
Big Paw Designs' Collar Charms are so unique and adorable!
Isn't this Power Tail collar charm great?
Any pup would be thrilled to get this Collar Charm made by Big Paw Designs! And they're not just ANY collar charms! They're high quality pewter, durable, and handcrafted right here in the USA!
Since I'm the proud owner of LABS, I reviewed the LAB LOVE collar charm! It's so cute, and I gave it to Sadie, the yellow lab:) And at very affordable price of $10.00, it makes a unique and hip gift for any LAB owner in your life!
There's a charm that you'll find just perfect for YOUR dog or cat!
And to go with your collar charm Big Paw Designs also carries Matching Key Chains! The perfect matching human gift:)
But that's not all.....Big Paw Designs also makes adorable earrings!
What a perfect gift for any dog or cat lover! And you know that every family has at least ONE die- hard dog or cat lover in it! Pig Paw Designs also sells great Pet Stickers!
And high quality, large magnets too!
With great prices and affordable deals, Big Paw Designs is great even for shopping on a budget! I'm extremely impressed with their large selection of Gifts For $10 or Less items...plus the high quality of the Collar Charm, the Magnet and the Pet Sticker that I reviewed!
I highly recommend checking it out for yourselves or for affordable, meaningful gifts for any pet lover or pet owner in your life!
And to help you even further to Save Your Money Mama.... Big Paw Designs if offering all Save Your Money Mama Readers an additional 15% off from their already affordable prices!!
Get 15% off your order by entering the code "saveyourmoney".
Save 15% until 6/30/09 simply by entering the code "saveyourmoney"....

Thursday, May 14, 2009

MommyLoves Mom's Shirt Review & Giveaway!

I recently discovered a wonderful online shop called MommyLoves.com! They feature maternity, Dad, Mom, kids, and Grandparents novelty T-shirts as well as perfect baby gifts too! What I especially love from MommyLoves, are their amazing yet affordable Mom's Shirts! They offer a large variety of the perfect hip designs for Moms who love Couture, with genuine Swarovski Crystals! These are the cutest, most comfortable, best fitting Mom's Shirts I've seen!
From the simple, yet elegant Mom Flames shirt (on sale now)... Swarovski Crystals embellish the flames in this design including a single Swarovski Crystal cradled in the "O" or heart of the word "MOM"

Don't want it in the heather grey on black? No problem! You can also order it in White, Red, Black, Chocolate, Baseball White/Red! You can also order it as a long sleeved shirt or a tank top! The options are endless! And what an awesome gift this would be for a Mom, or for yourself!

Another of my favorite Mom's Shirts from MommyLoves is the fun, gorgeous Mom, It's A Dirty Job Shirt, which features the word "MOM" in stunning Swarovski Crystals! What a fun, stylish shirt that is sure to get compliments!

So, we've learned that these shirts are gorgeous, couture, hip and trendy, but there's much more to MommyLoves Mom's Shirts than good looks:

  • The MommyLoves Team is NOT one-size-fits-all! Their broad range of sizes (see MommyLoves' Sizing Charts Here) run from Small to 2X! That is hard to find! As a mommy that wears XL, I can truly appreciate that!
  • These stylish Mom's Shirts are made with form-fitting, comfortable cotton and pre-shrunk! They fit so well and flatter any figure! And they keep you cool in the hot summer months!

And to the left is a definite must have for any stylish Mom! It's the Mom MA (Master of All) Shirt! Doesn't it look great in chocolate? And of course, MOM is in sparkling Swarovski Crystals!

Don't want to outshine the sun? They also offer many adorableMommy Loves Mom's Shirts without crystals. So, if you know me at all, you know that I have 3 boys! Which is why I was delighted to have the opportunity to review the heather grey on black Discover WildLife...Raise Boys Shirt! Here's a picture of the woman behind MommyLoves herself, wearing hers! She's a mom of boys just like me!

And I must say, on Mother's Day, which was also my middle son's 8th birthday, I wore my heather grey and black Discover Wildlife...Raise Boys Shirt and I was stopped several times by people complimenting me on it and telling me how cute it is! Have girls, not boys? They've got shirts for you! Twins? They've got it! There's a MommyLoves Mom's Shirt for everyone! But trust me, one is not enough!

How would you like to win a MommyLoves Mom's Shirt of your choice? Whoo-Hoo!

MommyLoves has been generous enough to offer one of their fabulous Mom's Shirts to one very lucky Save Your Money Mama Reader!

TO ENTER:

For your first, mandatory entry, you must visit Mommy Loves and pick out which Mom's Shirt you would like if you win, then come back here and leave it in a comment! That's It! (ends 6/1)

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  9. Buy something from MommyLoves and come back and tell me what you bought (I reserve the right to verify if you win) (5 extra entries)

That's 8 extra entries! Do one or do them all!

And this giveaway is open WORLDWIDE!!!

Boring Rules: Must be 18 or older to win, open worldwide! Ends June 1, 2009 at 9:00pm PST. Winner will be announced here and emailed. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email, or I reserve the right to choose another winner. If the first randomly selected winner does not leave any way for me to contact them, I will immediately randomly select a new winner!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Debi Derryberry's Baby Banana CD Review & Giveaway

Award Winning Children's Artist, Debi Derryberry's Baby Banana music CD was just released!
The music is a blend of calypso, reggae, jazz and folk! It's perfect happy mood music for family outings and trips in the car! Have a toddler that hates the car seat ride? Pop in Baby Banana and he or she will enjoy the car ride rather than scream their lungs out during the car ride!
An upbeat mix of new and favorite songs, plus a Bonus Spoken Book, the CD is an enchanting musical adventure featuring Baby Banana and his Colorful Tropical World!
I must say...this CD has me bouncing and singing in the car while I'm driving! My 2 year old son sits in the back laughing, singing and getting a kick out of hearing music for HIM for once! The first time I played it, he instantly seemed to recognize that it was for HIM! He immediately smiled and started bouncing to the beat! Now, each and every time we get into the car....he insists on hearing "Banana Songs"! Here's a glimpse of the video of the CD's title hit, Baby Banana!
Does
Debi Derryberry sound familiar to you at all? Well that's because she is the voice of many hit characters including Jimmy Neutron! The just released CD features 9 songs and 1 Oral storybook, with Storybook included! And...you can listen to the songs in the CD to check them out for yourself by clicking here! Buy It HERE for the awesome price of just $11.99!
And, Debi Derryberry and Baby Banana are generous to offer a FREE Baby Banana CD to one lucky Save Your Money Mama Reader!
To Enter: For your first, mandatory entry: Go HERE and listen to some of the songs on the CD! Come back here and leave a comment letting me know which song would be your child's favorite! (ends 5/26 9pm PST)
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Boring Rules: You must be 18 or older and have a US mailing address to win. Contest ends May 26, 2009 at 9:00 pm PST. I will announce the winner and email the winner on May 27, 2009. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or I have the right to choose and alternate winner. If you do not follow the rules I reserve the right to delete your comment. You must leave some way for me to contact you or I will choose another comment. Winner will be randomly chosen using Random.Org.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

BRIDE WARS and Paper Shouts Giveaway! Winner!!!!

Happy Mother's Day! I had a wonderful Mother's Day, how about you? Now that I'm home from celebrating my son's 8th Birthday which happens to be ON Mother's Day this year, I'm announcing the BRIDE WARS & Papershouts Giveaway Lucky Winner! Whoo-Hoo!
There were 174 comments and I randomly selected one comment using Random.org.
For some reason...I was super excited to get the winner! I hope MY winner wins the Grand Prize! And the winner is.............................

By cdziuba on April 27, 2009 11:37 PM

94 Button ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com entry 3

#94!!!! Congrats cdziuba!! You'll be receiving an email from me shortly!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered, especially those who blogged, tweeted, linked, subscribed, followed, etc. Thank You!

And don't forget...I'm still giving away an Eebee's adventures Full Length DVD RIGHT HEREends 5/13

And make sure you've entered my Tech40 Fitness Watch Giveaway! The lucky winner will get to choose ANY watch from Tech40.com That's up to a $149.99 value! Their watches are amazing and are made for running and fitness! Mine counts my steps, calories burned and everything! I love it! (Ends 5/29) But that's not all! This week...I have 2 MORE great giveaways! First off, I will posting a review and giveaway of an awesome, stylish Mom Shirt from MommyLoves.com! You don't want to miss it! I wore My mom shirt today for Mother's Day! I got so many compliments!

I'll also be giving away a Baby Banana CD for one very lucky little guy or gal! And another upcoming giveaway for your PET too? Do you have a pet? What kind? You probably already know I have 2 labs:)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Invisalign Teen: The Clear Alternative To Braces!

When I was a teen, I wore braces for 3 1/2 years. I really hated them and they were a huge, uncomfortable inconvenience in my life! Never being able to eat without embarrassment, not getting to brush as good as I wanted, and the constant blisters and sores from the rubbing...do you remember sticking that wax in there to protect the inside of your mouth?! The wax was more irritating than the poking wire! And please don't even get me started on the horror of the "tightening"! That once a month grueling experience that always left me miserable for days has been pushed back into the dark recesses of my childhood memories.

Last summer, my son was 12 and 1/2. The dentist checked for cavities and then politely let me know that my son definitely needed braces (takes after me, sigh) and it was time to see the orthodontist. NO! My son was NOT interested and I shuddered at the thought, but the ortho reassured me that we had about a year to "figure it out" and that summer 09' would be fine to get the braces. So I had about a year to research my options, which I did. And now, my son and I know that the best choice available for him is Invisalign Teen!

It's simply the clear alternative to braces for active teens! They straighten your teen's teeth with customized aligners that are smooth, clear, comfortable,nearly invisible and easily removable for eating and brushing! One Million People have trusted Invisalign to straighten their teeth, and more and more people discover them each and every day!

Here's a video of what they do for you visual learners like me;)

One of the obvious benefits of Invisalign Teen is the clear, smooth plastic that is nearly invisible! As a Middle School teacher, I can tell you how important self-esteem is for kids in the tween/teen years! Having clear, barely noticeable Invisalign Teen aligners instead of shiny, thick metal braces will definitely help boost your child's self-esteem, and I know how much more confidant they would make my son feel versus traditional metal braces. But I also know that there is much more to life than looks and outer beauty. But there's more than just looks to Invisalign Teen!

Invisalign Teen Fits Your Teens' Life Better Than Braces!

Invisalign Teen is much more hygienic than braces! Since your teen can remove them to brush and floss properly each time, his or her mouth, teeth and gums will be much cleaner, fresher and healthier!

If your teen is like mine, they're always on the go. Sports, swimming, bikes and birthday parties can be enjoyed with Invisalign Teen. They can be easily taken out so your teen can enjoy all of the foods without worrying about getting something stuck in their braces! And what about Picture Day? Easy! Just take out the clear aligner, smile pretty and when the picture's over put it back in! You just need to make sure you keep them in for about 20-22 hours per day!
You don't have to wait until all of the adult teeth have grown in! Even if your teen still has a few baby teeth, no problem! So unlike braces, you don't have to wait until every single adult tooth has fully grown in before beginning your teeth straightening!
Check out this real teen's patient testimonial!
So...what have we learned so far? We know that Invisalign Teen is:
  • Invisible, which helps teens feel good about their appearance
  • Removable, which means you don't have to worry about eating, brushing, picture taking, singing, whatever you need to do without them!
  • Effective, they straighten your teeth and are customized for your needs!
  • AND you also get 6 replacement aligners in case of loss or damage!

Now, I know what you must be thinking! "Yes, Invisalign Teen is the clear choice for MY teen, but it must be much more expensive right?"...WRONG! The cost of Invisalign Teen is comparable to the cost of metal braces! WHAT? Yes, you heard me right!

And how would you like to WIN free Invisalign Teen Treatment for your teen (ages 13-19 only)? I know my husband and I would! Then Your teen should enter to become Invisalign Teen! Have him or her (ages 13-19) Make a short video to convince everyone why he or she deserves to be Invisalign Teen 2009, and they'll win a FREE Invisalign Teen treatment. And there’s more... In honor of your new title, you’ll get a makeover and photo-shoot too! Click Here for More Information or To Enter To Win! And check out the current entries on YouTube HERE MY SON MADE A VIDEO AND ENTERED TO WIN!! DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE IS MY SON??

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tech40 Women's Fitness Pedometer Watch Review & Giveaway! One Subscriber or Follower will Win a Tech4o watch of your choice!

When I received the opportunity to review one of the amazing, must have Tech4o running watches, I was ecstatic! I had been fidgeting with pedometers and fitness arm bands for several months now in an effort to track and increase the amount of steps I walk and calories I burn each day. And since I teach Middle School, it's distracting and uncomfortable for me to announce my fitness intentions to every single student and colleague I meet each day, with a chunky, clunky pedometer on my waist or a big distracting band on my arm. Now don't let the term "running watch" scare you...this by no means is only for serious runners. Anyone that wants to track their distance, whether running, walking, or just throughout the day (steps)and calories burned would benefit! Ever since I received my Women's Fitness Pedometer Watch I've been so motivated each day to increase my steps that I've begun walking the long way to get somewhere at school, walking the dogs a bit more, and basically making every single step count towards MORE calories burned and MORE activity each day! With no annoying equipment AT ALL! Just a sporty, so comfortable you forget it's there kind of WATCH!
That beauty pictured above is the
Women's Fitness Pedometer Watch and it works like a charm! It looks great as a watch but does so much more than tell time! This Women's Fitness Pedometer Watch is like having your very own personal trainer with you every step you take each day!

What does the Women's Fitness Pedometer Watch do? It does it ALL! With extreme accuracy, this watch measures speed, distance AND calories burned! All while remaining fashionable and stylish, day or night! And it's easy to forget but this is also a perfect watch with all the bells and whistles for good ol' fashioned time keeping:) I haven't my house without it on my wrist! It's part of my daily routine now! And I'm increasing my daily fitness each day!

  • It contains an advanced accelerometer which eliminates the need for foot pods, belt-clip sensors and other clunky gadgets that make our life more complicated!
  • This Tech4o Fitness Watch measures with 95% accuracy, which is much more accurate than pendulum-style pedometers.
  • This Women's Fitness Pedometer Watch works indoors AND outdoors, is tough, durable and water-resistant, and is perfect to wear anywhere a busy mama needs to be! It also works great in areas which are under heavy trees, unlike GPS-based systems, so you don't have to worry about it "blanking" out in certain spots.
  • It's not overly complicated and hard to decipher, and just in case you are a visual learner like I am, there's an awesome online Interactive User Instruction Manuel accessible online!
  • They have so many other fabulous products at Tech4o.com to help you to achieve your healthy lifestyle goals and a portion of their process goes to BreastCancerFund.Org One of the most important and serious causes threatening women today! Shop:

Save Your Money Mama Readers can receive $10 off any order at Tech4o.com simply by entering the code " tenoff". Just enter the code "tenoff" to receive $10 off any order! Cool!

Would you like to win ANY Tech4o watch of your choice for all of your personal fitness and lifestyle needs? Yes....I said any!!Of course you do!

Tech4o is offering ONE lucky Save Your Money Mama reader any Tech4o watch of their choice! That's up to a $149.99 value!

First (Mandatory) Entry:

You must be a Save Your Money Mama email subscriber OR follow the Save Your Money Mama Blog publicly (and remain so for the length of the giveaway) to be entered to win. If you are not currently subscribed via email or a public follower, please do one (or both for an extra entry) in the right sidebar before entering to win!

Then you must visit Tech4o and check out their watches. Choose which watch you would like if you are my lucky winner! You get to choose any watch! Whoo-Hoo!

In your first comment, tell me which watch you'd like to win (Must provide the actual product name, or even a link to the product's page) and why, also in this first comment, tell me if you are an email subscriber (leave email address) OR a public follower, OR both (see below for extra entry) You must do both of these things for your initial entry to be valid! Ends Friday, May 29, 2009 at midnight Pacific Time (PST).

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You must be 18 or older to win and in the US. You also must be either an email subscriber OR a public blog follower. If you are not (I will be checking winner's info.) either of the two, all of your entries are invalid and may be deleted. Please follow the rules carefully, any entries not following the rules may be deleted and are invalid. Contest ends May 29, 2009 at midnight CA time (PST). Winner will be randomly selected via Random.org on Saturday, May 30, 2009 and announced on my blog as well as emailed by Sunday May 31, 2009. Once emailed, winner will have 72 hours to respond, or I reserve the right to randomly select another winner. If my winner has no contact information available, I will just immediately choose a new winner.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Dr. Fresh Firefly Toothbrush Winners!

The Dr. Fresh Firefly Toothbrush giveaway ended last night and I have now randomly chosen my winners using Random.Org. There were 41 comments (the last 3 were after the midnight deadline and were not counted...sorry:). The 5 randomly chosen numbers are:
#11- By Tiffani on April 21, 2009 12:30 PM The Marvel heroes are cute!!!Mine is for a boy.
#19-By Kim on April 26, 2009 8:59 AM subscribe to emails
#21-By Kim on April 26, 2009 9:00 AM email subscriber #2
#37-By Baby Banz, Inc. on May 3, 2009 7:15 PM i also like the Barbie and Hot Wheels cold packs.. this brush would be fun for my 18 mo old boy..
#40-By Tj and Amy on May 3, 2009 11:11 PM I follow. amsbolda@hotmail.com
Congratulations to the winners! And Kim is especially lucky, winning TWO Firefly Toothbrushes with TWO of her comments being randomly selected! All winners will be emailed very shortly, please respond with your mailing information within 48 hours so I can send out your Firefly!
Remember: If you win a giveaway at Save Your Money Mama, you are still eligible to enter and win any of my other giveaways as well!
Don't forget to enter my Eebee's adventures DVD giveaway! ENTER HERE! and my BRIDE WARS DVD and PaperShouts Giveaway too ENTER HERE! And stay tuned for two more awesome giveaways this week!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

MixMyGranola.com: Perfect Mother's Day Gift for Mom or for Yourself!

I was fortunate enough to have the delicious opportunity to review my own customized granola from MixMyGranola.com! And from start to finish I had a perfect experience!
It's one thing to get to try out a food that you love, as I do love granola, but there's something different about MixMyGranola.com. You get to be a part of choosing and mixing the ingredients that go into your very own customized, 100% recyclable CONTAINER. This was so much fun too! My kids got involved and helped me pick out ingredients, and it made them feel special to see what they chose arrive exactly as they (and I) had requested! So Cool!

So how do you customize your very own organic and all-natural granola mix ?! It's SO Easy! The only difficult part is deciding which mouth watering ingredients to put in your mix!

  • Once you visit MixMyGranola.com, you start off by choosing your granola base. You can choose between organic granola, French Vanilla Granola, 100% Organic Muesli, or Low-Fat Granola!
  • You will immediately see a box on the right side of the screen, customized for your 16 ounce mix! You see the price AND nutrition calculator for your mix that updates EACH time you add or delete a new ingredient! So, you even customize the price and the nutritional components! Once you've chosen your base, it's time to choose which Fruits you would like mixed into your granola! This is a tough decision, let me tell you and I found myself entirely unable to decide on any one or two.

  • Whether you choose their hand picked dried strawberries, dried raspberries, organic banana chips glazed with honey, fresh dried blueberries, goji berries, or one of the other amazingly good for you choices, you can rest assured that the fruits you mix into your customized granola will be fresh and of the best quality! What an easy way to get your fruit servings in living a hectic, busy mama life!
    Next it's time to choose any Nuts and Seeds that you want! Remember, it's YOUR WAY, so if you do not want nuts or seeds, don't add them! With choices like pistachios, organic soy beans and organic flax seeds, this is another wonderful and appetizing way to get your nutrition! Some of these ingredients are packed full of healthy life saving Omega-3's and antioxidants!
  • Your next step is to choose any Extras you want to add! With choices like mini yogurt pretzels, Organic coconut shreds and peanut butter bites, there's something to tempt everyone in the family's taste buds!
  • So...want to know what we added into our very own customized granola? We started off with the French Vanilla base, added dried strawberries, cashews (mama's favorite), yogurt covered pretzels (my 7 year old son's favorite treat) and Peanut M&M's (my 13 year olds favorite) ....YUM!

And before I knew it my MixMyGranola.com was delivered! This was super fast! I was extremely impressed with the speedy delivery, and the fact that it comes in a 100% recyclable container makes it even better! And they emailed me each step of the way, to let me know that they mixed it and that they mailed it! And only 3 days after I mixed it I was eating it! I mean...uh....my whole entire family was eating it! I would never take it to work so my family couldn't eat the rest of it!!! Oh, no...never:) That would be selfish;)

I was also very impressed by the fact that the package was labeled with all of the nutrition facts and information to match my customized granola! Ingenious! It says it was packed with love.....and I got to tell you.....I believe it!! Superior customer service, speedy delivery, eco-friendly packaging, and all natural ingredients that I chose myself...what more could a busy working mama on the go ask for?

You know I'm keeping a container in my desk at work...just for me! It's the perfect healthy snack to keep handy for grab and go energy! And it's delicious with milk as a breakfast cereal, or in yogurt or pudding! And what about that last minute Mother's Day gift for Grandma, Mom, Auntie or Sis? You can quickly and easily visit mixmygranola.com, purchase a gift certificate, and have a gift certificate code emailed to the lucky lady! She can hop online and choose her very own ingredients and have them mailed right to her! Or, if you'd rather customize and purchase a mix as a gift and have it delivered, it's super fast, they even have pre-mixed packages if you're not sure what to add! And the best part.....it's affordable! They have lots of deals and specials going on all the time too! It makes a fun and thoughtful gift for anyone and any occasion!

    Current and Upcoming Giveaways

    Hi everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend, even if it's wet and rainy!
    I just wanted to remind you, if you haven't entered the Firefly Toothbrush giveaway...enter now! It ends tonight at midnight PST, and there are less than 35 entries as I post this! There will be 5 winners....so those are some great odds...ENTER HERE!
    And don't forget to enter to win the Bride Wars, Papershouts giveaway RIGHT HERE! Remember...MY winner will be entered to win the all expenses paid trip to Mexico for 2!!!!!That's 7 days in a gorgeous resort plus airfare...FREE!!!

    And last but not least...enter to win the full-length Eebee Baby, Eebee's adventures "All In A Day's Play" DVD!! Your baby will thank you! ENTER HERE!

    And if you haven't yet subscribed to my blog via Reader or Email....make sure you do because my next giveaway is going up very soon...and it's an awesome one that only my subscribers are eligible to win! The winner will get to choose a Tech40 fitness watch of their choice up to $149.99!!! Don't miss it! I've got several more giveaway coming up this month as well!! as well as some great reviews! Here's the watch I chose to review...it's amazing, although it's not as fancy as some of the others....What kind will YOU choose if YOU win? This bad boy counts my steps, calories, and just about anything else fitness related....without wearing a bulky arm band or pedometer!!

    Saturday, May 2, 2009

    Hotel For Dogs: The Must-Have Family Adventure!

    Hotel For Dogs was just unleashed on DVD and Blu-Ray by Paramount Home Entertainment on April 28, 2009, and I was lucky enough to receive a copy to review! I'm always searching for movies that are family-friendly and enjoyable for myself and my family! With boys that are 13, 7 and 2...it can be hard to find a movie that entices all of them...and Mommy and Daddy, but I have to say that Hotel For Dogs did the trick! We all enjoyed it and I have to be honest, I even got a little teary-eyed at the end....I'm really not a wimp though...it was just that heartwarming ....you know?!
    Starring Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Don Cheadle, Kevin Dillon and Lisa Kudrow, this move is hilarious yet inspiring! Here's a brief synopsis for those of you who are not yet familiar with the movie, Hotel For Dogs .
    When two orphans (Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin) find themselves in a foster home with a strict "no pets" policy, they set out to find a home for their canine companion and end up creating a haven for all the strays in the city. Filled with loveable dogs and ingenious kids, Hotel For Dogs has the kind of pedigree that the whole family can enjoy.
    What I really loved about Hotel For Dogs is that I did NOT have to worry about what my children were watching! And moms out there, you know how hard it is to find a PG movie that is thrilling and exciting for your children, especially tweens or teens! I also enjoyed all of the different kinds and breeds of doggies! I have two labs that are a real part of our family, and they watched it with us...seriously!!! Every time they would walk out of the room...they would hear a BARK and run back into the room to quickly investigate the television in case of escaping dogs! Finally, my chocolate lab decided if he just stared at the screen loyally without flinching for the entire last 45 minutes of the movie Hotel For Dogs, maybe the doggies would come out and play?! Woof?!

    Isn't he cute? And can you believe that you can "Make Your Dog a Star" at hotelfordogsmovie.com? You just upload a photo of your four-legged friend to create customized and easily printable DVD covers, posters, or even a move trailor!

    And Hotel For Dogs is also fully loaded with over 45 minutes of special features such as behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, photo galleries, the making of Hotel For Dogs, and commentary from the director, producer and cast members! Hotel For Dogs is available in widescreen enhanced or full screen DVD, or Blu-Ray. If you are looking for a fun, inspiring, family friendly movie that the whole family will enjoy...Hotel For Dogs is for you! Save Your Money Mama, her family, and her doggies all give it :

    4 STARS........4 STARS.............4 STARS...........4 STARS

    Watch in tonight!! Especially if it's raining out there like it is here in California...I guess I can postpone that pedicure after all...

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