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Thursday, October 30, 2014

I Can Change The World Teaches Children About Kindness and Compassion

One of the first things we want to teach our young children at home is kindness. We want them to learn how to think of others by sharing and considering other's feelings. My twin granddaughters live with us and I'm the one taking care of them most of the time. Teaching my kids to think of others while they were very young was easier than teaching these two girls. They fight a lot and even when they already have 2 toys of the same kind, they still fight.

I try very hard to incorporate acts of kindness into our regular routine. When one of them falls, I ask the other one to help her sister. Donating old clothes and toys is definitely fun to them. They may be very young, but I like the happy smiles I see on their faces whenever we donate to our local charity. The hardest part, though, is teaching them to share with each other. Their mom and I still have a long way to go, but we'll get there a little at a time.

Then, I heard about a new book called I Can Change the World. It's a book by I See Me Personalized Children’s Books. For those who are not familiar with their books, they publish uplifting storybooks for children. All their books are bright and colorful and are very inspiring. Below is a brief description of the book.

"Part of any child’s development of healthy self-esteem is making a habit of giving back to others. I Can Change the World! is an uplifting personalized storybook that teaches your child that change can start with just one person—your child! Even a small child has the ability to spread kindness and change the world… by using manners, doing chores around the house to help the family, being a good friend, collecting food for the hungry, and more. Even a simple smile can change someone else’s day! This storybook empowers kids to believe in themselves and their ability to affect change in those around them."

I Can Change the World is a wonderful way to teach your kids to practice kindness and compassion. It teaches kids about how important they are and how they can do great things, not just for their family, but with their friends, in school and in their community.

What makes this book really special for most kids is the fact that you can personalize it. You can put your child's name in the book when you order it and let your kid know that the book is written just for him or her.

Christmas is getting near and if you haven't thought of a gift, yet, this is perfect. I Can Change the World can be purchased here. Any child will be thrilled to find a book with her name on it. I See Me also offers other personalized story books and gift items. You may also want to take the virtual tour on the website to give you an idea on what your kid’s storybook will look like even before you order it.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.
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Bloggers needed to help promote this latest giveaway.

Dates are still being determined. Hopefully October 30th - November 30th (Cyber Monday)
Sign ups will end October 29th if the above date is correct.
Sponsors that have confirmed:
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D Stulls Creations - Etsy Shop
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Zim's Advanced
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I have several more just waiting on confirmation.
Planning on 1 winner, but if prizes add up enough or we get offered more than 1 of anything will change.
I am also willing to trade prizes for co-host spots!
Also if you know of companies that want to be involved please let me know at las930 at charter dot net.
I would love to thank all of the bloggers from the Sweetest Day Giveaway! We had over 105,000 entries.
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I have had a lot of help from more experienced bloggers out there. I have learn that there are a lot of rules I did not know when I started all this. The below link has a great article to learn more about the rules for giveaways:
The site/person signing up the most bloggers get a free co-host spot, must sign up a minimum of 3 to win, free promoters DO count! If already paid will return money day contest starts.
You will get 2 FREE Links (Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram Only)for posting the Bloggers opp, if you do not want to post you can send $3 to the below paypal address for the 2 links. Co-Host spots are available for $7 for 4 links ( of your choice, excluding G+) plus the 2 FREE non Co-Host links, so a total of 6 links. Also if a extra like or follow page is available you will receive them as well depending upon the number of Co-Hosts that join. All co-hosts receive at minimum of 1 secret word, likes or follow, etc pages. Co-Host payment must be made via PayPal only, with the word “Home” placed in the PayPal comment section. Please submit your payment to the email address shown below.
It is my understanding that if a giveaway is live before the 11/5 deadline, we can continue the way it is. I will be giving you an alternate space so I can change facebook links, if this is not true. You must agree to promote this giveaway a minimum of 4 times a week on Twitter, and another Social Media site of your choice. You must also agree to post this giveaway on the time and date shown below. This giveaway will be valid in the Continental United States only. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. I would like to use #HFTH1114 for tweets. Also if you include my handle @las930 I try at least 3 times a day to retweet your tweets. Probably in the middle of the night, but whenever I can I will retweet.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blogger Opp: Jessi's Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway Event

Jessi's Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway Event

CO-HOST: Fee: $5 Receive 5 links on the Giveaway Tool (No Facebook or G+) Link to your blog in the Giveaway HTML
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PRIZES: MAM Holiday Pacifier $30 eGift Code to Kidecals 1 Peekapak Box 3-Month Gift Subscription to Beauty Box 5


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Review: Infuser Water Bottle with Locking Flip Top Lid by FlavFusion

Nothing is more refreshing than hydrating with infused water after an hour of exercise. I walk 4 miles, three times a week and I need to hydrate often during the walk, so I can keep going. Plain water is usually enough, but it's even better when I can taste a hint of fruit. Today, I am reviewing the Infuser Water Bottle with Locking Flip Top Lid by FlavFusion.

Product Description

-25 Ounce Fill Capacity
-Easy to use and Makes Delicious Natural Fruit Flavored Beverages!
-Made with FDA Food Grade Tritan Material
-Leak Proof Design -Removable Fruit Infuser
-BPA & Lead Free -Flip Top Locking Lid
-Finger and Thumb Grips -Fits Most Cup Holders
-Do Not Microwave -100% Satisfaction Guarantee
-Lifetime Warranty - We will replace any defective bottle. Just let us know and we'll have a new one out to you immediately.

My Thoughts

The infuser bottle has a nice look. It also has a few indentations on the body which makes it easier to grip and the bottle won't slip when you take a chug while walking. The lid opens easily as well with just a press of a button and the opening is large enough to place slices of fruits. I like that it has a separate "basket" for the fruits because some fruits gets mushy easily when submerged in water.

It also has a small loop at the top, making it easy for you to carry the bottle every where you go. You can simply hook it to your backpack, but in my case, I just hook it in my finger when brisk walking. The lid is pretty tight, too when closed, so you can be sure the water inside won't spill when you put it in your bag.


Overall, I had a wonderful experience with this infuser water bottle. It also makes me feel good that I'm drinking naturally infused water, instead of the store-bought that contains artificial sweeteners and preservatives. If you love sipping infused water, this is a great product to try.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Infuser Water Bottle with Locking Flip Top Lid by FlavFusion through the Big Easy Brands website and on Amazon. The bottle is fairly priced at $14.77.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Cute Costumes for Halloween

Have you decided on what you will be for Halloween? If you want to get away from the norm -- witch, zombie, vampire, ghost, superheroes, princess and Frankenstein -- why not become cute and wear a Lolita Dress? The Lolita Fashion started in Japan and in case you're wondering why it's called Lolita, here's why. Lolita is such a cute name and it also refers to the child-like nature of some of the clothes. This fashion is not about looking sexy, but about looking cute, pretty and elegant.

If you look online, you'll find a wide array of beautiful Lolita dresses. Yup, from the cutest to the most bizarre! The first time I visited one shop, I was mesmerized with the pretty dresses. I am not a fan of these dresses, not because I don't like them, but because I don't think they are suitable for my age. My daughter though, loves them and she has decided to wear one this Halloween. She was torn between the Long Sleeves Ball Gown Black Gothic Victorian Dress

and the Red and Black Pleated Multi-layered Bowknot Ornament Collar Sleeveless Gothic Prom Dress,

but later on went for the Red Cotton Sweetheart Short Sleeve Classic Lolita Dress, a simplier, but still elegant dress.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Review: Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C by Morea Naturals

Hyaluronic acid they say, is the "The Fountain of Youth." It helps beat the signs of aging and it keeps skin soft and well-hydrated. If you ever wonder how a baby’s skin always looks so soft and dewy, that's because they are born with a high level of hyaluronic acid. It's what keeps their skin plump and silky smooth. This very high level of hyaluronic acid in the skin diminishes as we age, making our skin dry and lose elasticity. I'm glad to be given the opportunity to review Morea's Hyaluronic Acide with vitamin C.

Product Description

Hyaluronic acid is known for its proven ability to reverse the signs of aging. This silky smooth formula is loaded with antioxidants Vitamin C and Green Tea to promote collagen production and protect your skin from UV damage.

What makes this serum better than all the others?

• Instantly plump fine lines while reducing the appearance of wrinkles gradually
• Add intense moisture to dry skin
• Instant glowing complexion
• Improve appearance of dark under eye circles
• Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin

Our unique formula is so safe and effective it passed the rigorous standards to be sold at Whole Foods. If that doesn't impress you, how about the price? We charge the same as our competitors for a larger bottle!

• Paraben Free
• 72% Organic
• Cruelty Free
• Airless Pump Bottle Keeps Ingredients Potent

My Opinion

Morea's Hyaluronic Acid has no scent. This is a big plus for those who apply makeup because it won't mix with other scents. Unlike other Hyaluronic Acids, this one comes with a pump, so it's easier to use. One pump is enough to cover your face. Its consistency is like a gel but it applies like water. It's not sticky and it absorbs fast.

My skin is oily and I love that it doesn't leave a shiny look. I use it twice daily, right after cleansing and toning and it leaves my skin silky smooth and soft. I wake up the next day and my skin is still well hydrated. I've noticed that my dark circles have faded a bit and it's only been a few days. I'm positive that I will continue to enjoy the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid in the weeks to come.


Overall, I had a wonderful experience with this product. It's gentle on the skin and keeps it supple. If you are looking for a gel or cream to moisturize skin and beat the signs of aging, this is a great product to try.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C through Amazon. The serum is fairly priced at $14.99.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Salcura Natural Skin Therapy Giveaway (ends Oct. 31)

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Did you know that October is Eczema Awareness Month? We want to get the word out and also let people know that Salcura Natural Skin Therapy can help soothe your skin irrations. Check out my review HERE. You can learn more about eczema awareness month HERE on The Coupon Chronicles and HERE on Pettie Pages. 


Salcura Natural Skin Therapy has even more products to help soothe difficult-to-treat skin conditions. Besides eczema they have a section on their site to learn more about the conditions and what products may be able to help. Now for the giveaway Salcura Natural Skin Therapy is giving the winner a $100 gift certificate to their site. You will be able to get everything you need to take care of your family!

This giveaway is hosted by:

Awesome co-hosts are


A Special Thanks to All The Promoting Blogs

alwaysblabbing, Barbara Platt, Blogger Nicole, Bloggin With NiNi, Chronically Content, Deliciously Savvy, Desafio In The City, Devastatingly Beautiful Life, Dividing by Zero, Giveaway Moxie, Heart of a Philanthropist (HoaP), Here We Go Again..Ready, Jen's Blog of Random Thoughts, Joan's 5 Star Reviews, Kathy's Kontests, Krazy Kat Freebies, Luker Family Tales, Mama Banana's Adventures, MarksvilleandMe, mom are we there yet, Mommabears Book Blog, Mommy Makes Time, Moms... Check nyo, My Fab Fit Forties, naturalhairlatina, PaulaMS' Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies, SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways, Tales From A Southern Mom, Tays Two Cents, The Coupon Chronicles, The Minister's Wife Stamps and Saves, Voguish Mommy, Savory Savings, Grateful Giveaways, SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways, Cassandra M's Place, Heartbeats~ Soul Stains, and stellar manic mom, beck valley books, Missy's Product Reviews, My Startlight Blessings, Finding Sanity In Our Crazy Life, Davids DIY, Lisa-Queen of Random, From Thought to Blog, Pettie Pages, Ramblings of Mama, Mary's Cup of Tea

One winner will receive the $100 gift certificate from Salcura. This giveaway begins on 10/1 12:00 am at and ends on 10/31 at 11:59pm (times are Eastern) and is open to Continental US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please EMAIL Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Rafflecoptor Tools. Salcura Naturals is responsible for prize delivery.

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Best Sweetest Day Ever Giveaway (ends Oct. 18)


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Plus a BIG THANKS to our Awesome Blog Promoters:
SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways, Heart of a Philanthropist (HoaP),Tays Two Cents,Java John Z's, alwaysblabbing, Blogger Nicole, Laurita Always1, Here We Go Again Ready, Rambling Thoughts, In Jenn's Bag, Cassandra M's Place, reviews by cole, naturalhairlatina, beck valley books, Coupon Crazy Mommy, Moms... Check nyo, Mary's Cup of Tea, Brooke Blogs, MarksvilleandMe, Mommy Makes Time, Davids DIY, Not Now Mom's Busy, Army Wife & Mommy, The Coupon Chronicles, Networking Witches, Barbara's Beat, Artist/Author BT, PaulaMS' Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies, Nish Homeschool Blogspot, Dividing by Zero, Krazy Kat Freebies, Mommabears Book Blog, Mommy of 2 Embracing Life, The Minister's Wife Stamps and Saves, My So Called Balanced Life, Peacock Review, ReviewIt PR, Mama Smith's Reviews, PinkMama's Place, Voguish Mommy, A Lucky Ladybug, Missy's Product Reviews, Chronically Content, Kathy's Kontests, Lisa-Queen of Random, Sugar Cookie Mommy, Grateful Giveaways, My Starlight Blessings, Pettie Pages
We have a giveaway that we hope will help you have the Best Sweetest Day Ever. With over $800 rv of prizes we hope that will make your Sweetest Day the best ever!
Grand Prize: $610 rv
Viatek Samba Hair Remover $249 rv
Woodie Specs Sandlewood Watch $109 rf
$25 Gift Certificate
Love Book Online $39.95 rv
Thoughtful Keepsakes $70 rv framed artwork
Mens Gift Etsy $62 man's bracelet
Retro Style Whatever I'm Late Anyway™ Watches With Vintage Handwriting Pattern Band $55
1st Prize $125 rv
LoveCoups $25
$25 gift certificates
Zim’s $34.97
PC SpeedBoost $39.97
2nd Prize $80 rv
$25 gift certificates $14.95
PC SpeedBoost $39.97
Let's take a look at our Sponsors.
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The giver personalizes it, the receiver loves it!
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This contest is only for residents of the United States that are 18 or older. Michigan Saving and More and all other blogs involved are not responsible for prizes or shipping of prizes. An email will be sent on October 19, 2014, you will have 48 hours to confirm and send the requested information or someone else will be drawn. No blogs were compensated for this giveaway. Michigan Saving and More or any other blog listed is not responsible for prize fulfillment; sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.
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