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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Frugal Fun

When you can't find a sled......improvise! You gotta love the innovation! And all in the name of fun! I hope that you are all enjoying the winter thus far. Winters get hard here in Michigan because they can be so long, cold, and with little sunshine. We try to play outside as often as possible. I've found that having kids is a great excuse to be a big kid myself. I LOVE sledding!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Our Trip to Great Wolf Lodge



We had such an awesome weekend at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City last weekend! I'm excited for our next visit! I thought I'd share some pictures.




Even Santa was there this weekend! That guy is so cool!




This, my friends, is the Wolf Den. The girls absolutely flipped when we opened the door to our suite and they discovered the Wolf Den. It's a separate room in the suite that's just perfect for little cubs! It has a bunk bed and it's very own TV. It was so awesome! I really wanted to sleep in the Wolf Den but Haley wasn't too keen on the idea.










It may have been snowing in the Grand Lobby but it was a warm 84 degrees in the Water Park! I loved playing in the water park while we could see it snowing outside. We spent most of our time playing in the water and relaxing in the hot tub. Great Wolf Lodge is hours of non stop fun. They really cater to family fun! When you go for a visit, I highly recommend trying the Buffalo Burger - it's out of this world!

Check out these special rates!

Monday, December 7, 2009

WHIMSY Ring Giveaway

WHIMSY interchangeable bead rings offer a whole wardrobe of choices in one ring. Graceful detailing showcase striking, collectible Murano glass beads. All rings are compatible with Pandora, Chamilia, and Trollbeads. The WHIMSY collection is expertly created using only reclaimed sterling silver and 14-karat gold with gem-quality diamond accents. Crafted with uncompromising attention to detail, each ring is hand-finished and each diamond is hand-set. For over 30 years, celebrated artist R. Craig Whitten has developed one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for discriminating clients. From coast to coast, his museum quality pieces are designed to showcase each clients individuality. Please visit www.WhimsyWorldwide.com for more information.


Giveaway: One lucky winner will win their very own WHIMSY collection ring! With a retail of $125, this is a giveaway you don't want to miss! Click here and post a comment telling me what your favorite product is. Please be sure to leave your email address. Giveaway ends 12/31/09.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Bucklette


Finally!! I don't have to drag my purse with me everywhere I go! The Bucklette is a hands-free fashion accessory, made for women who don't always want to carry a handbag but need the essentials - perfect for a night on the town, a kids' play date or a day of shopping. There are two versions: a belt buckle that comes with a belt and a compact clip-on. Both versions are designed to hold a lipstick, key, credit card and ID. The Bucklette is sharply designed, made in the USA, crafted from recyclable, lead-free metal and comes packaged in a reusable jewelry bag. I love the Bucklette because it's functional fashion! The Bucklette is available for purchase at select retailers and online at www.bucklette.com.


The Bucklette was created and designed by Sandra Alexander, a Philadelphia-based graphic designer, artist, entrepenuer and founder of Dessa Lea Productions. While single and living in Center City Philadelphia, Alexander was always on the go. Frequently running from work to a night out, she learned a quick change of clothes and "just the essentials" were necessary - lipstick, money, ID and house key. Rather than a cumbersome handbag, Alexander carried a wristlet or under-the-shoulder bag, but it typically ended up sitting on a table, hanging on a chair or on the floor. While at a restaurant one evening, a friend's purse was stolen, inspiring Alexander to create an accessory that would free women from the worry and inconvenience of carrying "the bag".


Located in Philadelphia, Dessa Lea Productions is principally involved in the design, development and launch of unique women's fashion accessories that add style to their wardrobes and convenience to their lives.

Our Awesome Weekend at Great Wolf Lodge



We just spent the last few days having a blast! Great Wolf Lodge is the place to visit! Great Wolf Lodge offers hours of nonstop fun for the entire family! Heck, I think Scott and I were more excited than Haley was!


We were so fortunate to experience Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge! Snowland begins on December 4, 2009 and runs until December 25, 2009.



How do they make it snow inside? Yes, it actually snows inside the Grand Lobby during Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge! Not only did we have hours of fun in the 84-degeree Water Park, we also experienced these special Snowland events.




  • Holiday Story Time with Mascot Rowdy the Reindeer
  • The Writing Depot, where children can write, decorate and mail letters directly to Santa
  • Polar Wolf Walk, a wintery nature hike for kids to site penguins, polar bears and more
  • North Pole University, complete with educational activities to earn a diploma and special gift
  • Toy Creation Station, where children can create toys to keep or give to a friend
  • Wrapping Depot for guests to have presents wrapped on-the-spot
  • Special musical guest performances
  • Holiday caroling
  • Santa appearances
  • Animated Great Clock Tower holiday performances

I even met Santa myself and that guy is totally cool!

Well, all the fun has me tuckered out! Please stay tuned as I’ll post pictures and more details of all the family fun we had this past weekend!


Great Wolf Lodge has locations in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; the Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash.; and Charlotte/Concord, N.C.; and Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wis.


Click here to see more and check out specials for December – April!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Must-Haves

The following products are top-rated products by All American Mommy. They make great gifts too!

DownEast Basics is my top-rated online clothing retailer! Not only are the designs wonderful, but their prices are outstanding! They offer superb customer service, great quality and speedy shipping. DownEast Basics offers high-design looks on a bargain basement budget. Their clothing line inlcludes cute tops and smart layering pieces to enhance a women's wardrobe. They also carry men's and girl's clothing.

Please visit www.downeastbasics.com for more information.






Caboodles has been a trusted name in cosmetic organization since 1987. I can still remember my very first caboodles. This is the latest release from Caboodles called In My Case. The In My Case Caboodle is a cost effective, functional and fashionable way for women everywhere to stay organized in their busy lives. All Caboodles products offer personalized nameplates and product registration. From Classic Cases to Grande Train Cases, there is a Caboodles product perfect for every age! Caboodles are available for purchase at retailers nationwide. Please visit www.caboodles.com for more information.



Pillow Pets are awesomely super soft and cuddly! The idea behind Pillow Pets is brilliant! Haley has always slept with Teddy Bear Love, a super soft bear that she made at Build-A-Bear Workshop. She uses Teddy Bear Love as a second pillow so I wasn't sure how she'd react to a Pillow Pet. She totally LOVES her new Pillow Pet! Pillow Pets are a 2-in-1, perfect for traveling, family movie night, naptime and bedtime! Pillow Pets make the perfect $20 gift! Check it out at www.getpillowpets.com!

Girl's Ultimate Giveaway: $50 Fashion Playtes Giveaway


Fashion Playtes is a wonderful gift idea for girls ages 6-12! Fashion Playtes is an online design studio where girls can design and order their own clothes. This might sound pricey but let me tell you that the prices are awesome! Haley absolutely adores Fashion Playtes!


Gift Certificates are available online at www.fashionplaytes.com.

From the founder of Fashion Playtes:

Fashion Playtes is a personal passion. I'd like to offer girls the chance to create something unique and build their confidence and self-esteem in the process. Our business offers tween girls an opportunity to design clothing and have it produced to wear at a reasonable price.

At the essence of our business is collaboration between parents and daughters throughout the design process. We hope to garner parents as ambassadors of our brand. We are a tween and parent friendly company working to ensure privacy and security issues are managed correctly.

It’s a fun journey seeing this vision translate to reality. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do! We are very much looking forward to seeing the magic of your customization and self-expression. Please send us your feedback!

Happy designing!

Sarah


Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate for Fashion Playtes. Click here and post a comment telling me what design option you like best (things you can add to your garment). Please be sure to leave your email address. Giveaway ends 12/31/09.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Giveaway: Life To The Max


Life to the Max: Maxims for a Great Life by a Dog named Max makes the perfect gift! Anyone who receives this book as a gift will truly be blessed! You'll be amazed by the life lessons you can learn from Max!


Told from the perspective of the family dog with great optimism and humor, this inspirational tale follows Max and his family through the big decisions, simple pleasures and unpredictable emergencies of life. From his experiences come simple life lessons—his Maxims for a Great Life—that are sure to make the reader smile, reflect and embrace life’s inevitable transitions. A thoughtful way to observe life, this hybrid chapter/picture book celebrates life with pets, encourages a positive attitude in the face of tough times, eases the pain of pet loss, celebrates teachers in all forms and helps parents talk with kids about pet responsibility and some of life’s biggest issues—abandonment, adoption, friendship, love, illness and letting go.

Available at lifetomax.com (where 25% of the book price is donated to animal rescue) and amazon.com. (where 10% of the book price is donated to National Airedale Rescue), this award-winning book features a gift dedication page where it can be personalized with the gift recipient’s and gift-giver’s names.


About the Author:

Robin Reynolds, an award-winning writer, has been writing in some capacity most of her life. She was first published by the local high school newspaper at the ripe old age of 11. The features article, ““What It’s Like to be a Seventh Grader: It Only Hurts When I Laugh” seemed to set her path. Since that time, she has worked as a sketch writer, Editor in Chief, a features writer and a theatre/film critic for two different newspaper publications.

In 2003, Robin transitioned the name of her business from Robin Reynolds Creative to NICE Creative which stands for novel ideas communicated effectively. NICE provides strategy, branding, graphic design, copywriting and Web development for a number of corporate, consumer, retail, B2B and public service clients. In 2007, Robin expanded her business to include independent publishing.

Robin earned her B.A. from the University of Iowa in Iowa City with a major in Speech and Dramatic Art with a minor in Journalism. She took additional credits in advertising and mass communication through the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin. She always has had a deep affection for Airedale Terriers which have been a part of her life since she was a child. She is married and is a mother to a teenage son, and two Airedales, Amber & Krissy.


Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a copy of Life to the Max. Post a comment about your favorite pet. Please be sure to leave your email address. Open to US and Canadian residents. Ends 12/30/09.





Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Giveaway: You've Been Sentenced! Board Game

Just deal 10 cards each and have some zany, laugh-out-loud fun making sentences! With the deck of 540 pentagon-shaped cards with over 2500 words, plus Wild Cards there are billions of possible combinations. You will probably never see the same sentence twice in lifetime! English can be a very funny language!

For ages 8 and up, 30-40 min to play, 3-10 players, with extensive rule variations.The latest in the evolution of games, You've been Sentenced! is the first game in history to really turn making sentences into a very funny, playable, and challenging game. Using a unique word deck of pentagon shaped cards containing conjugations of funny words, famous names from throughout history, familiar places, and wild cards, players have to make grammatically correct and justifiable sentences. The real fun begins when players have to read their sentences out loud and explain what they mean to the rest of players. They form the jury and vote thumbs up or down on whether the sentence and justification stand and the points are scored. 540 cards with over 2,500 words insure billions of possible sentences so the game is never repetitive and has unlimited re-play value.

Giveaway: One lucky winner will received You've Been Sentenced! Board Game with add-on decks. Post a comment telling me who you'd like to win this game for. Please be sure to leave your email address. Ends 12/30/09.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Learning Resources Bee C Buzz

A BEE C Buzz™ Word Building Game by Learning Resources®

Get children buzzing with excitement as they practice word building and spelling; great for reinforcing letter recognition, word families and blends. Whimsical hive holds 100 double-sided bee cards, including 12 action cards. Cards are color-coded to visually reinforce word parts. Activity Guide outlines 8 ways to play, allowing for differentiated instruction. Includes repair kit. Inflatable vinyl hive measures 10” in diameter x 12” H. For 2+ players. Ages: 6-9. SRP: $26.99. Please visit www.learningresources.com for more information.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook




I wanted to share this great cookbook with you! It's full of recipes that you won't find anywhere else and I've really enjoyed the stories that accompany them! Check it out today! This cookbook is available at Barnes and Noble and amazon.com.


The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook
, based on Cooking Off the Grid, also by Nadia Natali, blends 126 tasty, healthful recipes with lively tales of the Natali family’s adventures living close to the land—in the wilds of California’s Los Padres National Forest. Nadia Natali's varied dishes, suitable for any group or family, are presented in a simple style that makes them both visually appealing and effortless, as a sequence of ingredients that correspond to numbered directions. Each chapter opens with a vivid account of the family’s trials and triumphs at Blue Heron Ranch, followed by a particular category of recipes, arranged in seven groupings. Whimsical illustrations adorn the recipes and embellish the sometimes poignant, often hilarious stories about raising a family in the wilderness, running a meditation center, and facing nature’s seemingly endless challenges—with the Blue Heron Ranch kitchen being the center around which these events unfold. Recipes include Blue Heron Ranch Potato Leek Soup, Saturday Market Quiche, Miso Pine Salmon, Ojai Bouillabaisse, Early Morning Rice Cream, Aunt Ev’s Cardamom Bundt Cake, and Honey Almond Chai. The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook offers culinary and spiritual sustenance to anyone who wants to experience, or revisit, the pleasures of comforting, communal meals at Zen and other retreat centers.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Giveaway: Years Supply of Landers Bubble Bath Giveaway

LANDER, a well-established American bath and beauty care brand that has been a favorite of consumers around the world since 1920, is reintroducing its ever popular LANDER Kids line of bath and oral care products. The line includes bubble bath, dental rinse and the company's "3-in-1" product, which can be used as bubble bath, shampoo and body wash. Best of all - the LANDER Kids line retails for less than $4.00 an item! LANDER products are available for purchase at common national retail outlets, including Walmart.

LANDER Kids Bubble Bath - add more fun to bath time with this mild formula. Available in Berry Blast, Wacky Watermelon and Silly Strawberry.

LANDER Kids 3-in-1 - make bath time easy! The 3-in-1 product is a bubble bath, body wash and shampoo. The 18 oz. bottle comes in Jazz Berry, Melon Heads and Silly Strawberry.

LANDER Kids Dental Rinse - entertains the taste buds and keeps kid's teeth clean and feeling fresh. The formula is alcohol free and comes in Goofy Grape and Bubble Gum flavors.

All LANDER products are produced in the USA!

Giveaway: Open to US residents. 2 lucky winners will win a year's supply of LANDER Kids Bubble Bath. Post a comment telling me what you or your children do that makes bath time fun or relaxing. Please be sure to leave your email address. Ends on National Bubble Bath Day (1/8/2010).

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Top Pick Christmas Gifts for 2009

All American Mommy has had the pleasure of reviewing the products listed below. These companies and products have been awarded the All American Mommy award and are rated top pick gifts for this Christmas. Check them out!




The Bucklette is a hands-free fashion accessory, made for women who don't always want to carry a handbag but need the essentials - perfect for a night on the town, a kids' play date or a day of shopping. There are two versions: a belt buckle that comes with a belt and a compact clip-on. Both versions are designed to hold a lipstick, key, credit card and ID. The Bucklette is sharply designed, made in the USA, crafted from recyclable, lead-free metal and comes packaged in a reusable jewelry bag. I love the Bucklette because it's functional fashion! The Bucklette is available for purchase at select retailers and online at www.bucklette.com.





Honestech offers several products for unlocking your memories that are stored on older formats. The products are easy to use and include everything you need plus technical support and instructions so anyone can do it! You'll also learn how to make your own movies or mix your favorite music.
VHS to DVD Deluxe 4.0 converts VHS/BETA/Other analog video to DVD through your PC. The new 4.0 version supports 1080p HDTV, Blu-ray DVD burning and High Resolution video editing.
Audio Recorder Deluxe 2.0 converts LPs, Cassettes, etc. to MP-3 and Audio CD, also converts audio formats.
The New FOTOBOX is a USB device solution which supports the creation of multimedia slideshows from photos, videos, music, and narration. FOTOBOX features a USB 2.0 interface, with an integrated memory card reader, and imbedded PC software within FLASH memory which automatically runs on a PC without software installation. Pictures taken by Digital Cameras with a memory cards can be easily loaded to create slideshows by inserting memory card into the card reader slot. FOTOBOX retails for $79.99.
For more information on Honetech products please visit www.honestech.com!







WHIMSY interchangeable bead rings offer a whole wardrobe of choices in one ring. Graceful detailing showcase striking, collectible Murano glass beads. All rings are compatible with Pandora, Chamilia, and Trollbeads. The WHIMSY collection is expertly created using only reclaimed sterling silver and 14-karat gold with gem-quality diamond accents. Crafted with uncompromising attention to detail, each ring is hand-finished and each diamond is hand-set. For over 30 years, celebrated artist R. Craig Whitten has developed one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for discriminating clients. From coast to coast, his museum quality pieces are designed to showcase each clients individuality. Please visit www.WhimsyWorldwide.com for more information.




ROSA LOVES sells shirts with awesome designs and best of all, it’s a gift that gives back! ROSA LOVES is a not-for-profit t-shirt company based out of St. Augustine, Florida, that designs t-shirts to help individuals in need. Every t-shirt is sold to meet a specific financial goal to which ROSA LOVES uses to fulfill a particular person's need. These needs, whether it's a walker for Glenda, a boat for a Indonesian fisherman, or bikes for local folks who do not have means to their own transportation, each are met with profits from t-shirt sales. Every t-shirt has a story of whomever its benefiting, which is printed on the inverse of the t-shirt as well as a creative, artistic design on the front. Once each of the goals are met, those particular designs are retired, making them a limited edition. This process repeats itself and we're continually creating new t-shirts. You can find out more information at www.rosaloves.com. T-shirts are priced from $18-25.





Every kitchen needs this! Slow Cooker Mate® is the ONLY 3 chamber slow cooker that cooks an entrĂ©e and 2 separate side dishes at the same time. Slow Cooker Mate® helps the everyday Mom or Dad put a real meal on the dinner table while allowing them to spend as much time with
the family as possible. Imagine coming home to a meal that is chicken with a mushroom sauce, buttered green beans and 3 cheese potato casserole. Yum! The patent pending insert featured in Slow Cooker Mate™ makes this quality stainless steel slow cooker the most versatile slow cooker on the market. Now, you can have a real meal prepared when you arrive home and not just a
one pot dish. Please visit www.slowcookermate.com for more information!




iHome Sound Systems design portable and home audio products for iPod, iPhone and MP3 players. iHome audio products deliver superb sound and have many choices to fit any budget. This is the perfect gift for at home entertainment! iHome Portable and Home Audio products can be purchased at the Apple Store, Best Buy, Target and other retailers, or by visiting www.ihomeaudio.com.






The Sharper Image is entering a new era as it undergoes an exciting transformation, from a popular retailer to a cutting-edge retail brand. The Sharper Image will be available at leading retailer nationwide. Sharper Image offers products for health and wellness, beauty, home, recreation, fitness, travel and more. Our favorites include the electronic wine chiller and products for home. You can find many of these great products at Bed Bath and Beyond and other retailers or at www.sharperimage.com.




In these demanding times, people are yearning for a way to put more stability, balance, and meaning into life. With simple tools and easy steps, Comfort Living guides you in creating physical surroundings and routines that transform the way you experience each day. Learn how little it takes to introduce positive change into day-to-day living. A pocket-sized booklet, The Comfort Living Journal, a working companion to the book is also available. I think the book and journal make a great gift for a group of friends to do together! Comfort Living is written by Christine Eisner. Christine Eisner, a designer, consultant and writer has shared her creative vision with thousands of people including corporate professionals, interior designers, real estate agents, homemakers, empty-nesters, design students and teens. Eisner's expertise grows out of three decades in New York, London and Atlanta in lifestyle marketing, communications and design for Polo/Ralph Lauren, Sotheby's International Realty, and in private consultation through her firm, Lifestyle Design. Please visit lifestyledesign.org for more information!



Learning Resources Count and Seek Pet House Game Giveaway

Count & Seek Pet House™ Game

These pets are counting on you for care. Count, add and subtract your way around the house, gathering items your pet needs. The fastest owner wins. Activity Guide offers 4 levels of challenge. Includes 4 pet pawns, 3 math dice, 20 matching cards and 4 house cards. For 2-4 players (Parents, too.). Board measures 19"L. Ages 4 and above. Please visit www.learningresources.com for more information.

Features:

  • Count, add and subtract your way around the house, gathering items your pet needs
  • Includes 4 pet pawns, 3 math dice, 20 matching cards and 4 house cards
  • For 2-4 players
  • Use with wet-erase markers
Giveaway: Post a comment telling me who you'd like to win this for. Please be sure to leave your email address. Ends December 15, 2009.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Learning Resources Number Knockout Electronic Game


Number Knockout™ Electronic Math Game by Learning Resources

Haley has really been enjoying Number Knockout! It's a game that makes math fun and it's great to take along for long car rides! Check it out at www.learningresources.com.

Slug your way to the heavyweight math title in the Number Knockout Electronic Math Game! An electronic dice roll gives you a target number, and kids (or parents!) race to add or subtract the light-up numbers 1-9 at their station. Once you’ve used all your numbers, you’ve scored a knockout! You can also train for matches in solo mode. The announcer’s voice, starting bell and roaring crowd send fighters into the ring ready to rumble. Features volume control and automatic shut-off. Includes Activity Guide. Ages 7 and up. SRP $42.99
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Top Pick Books from Viva Editions

Viva Editions publishes gift and inspiration books. They offer several titles that are perfect for anyone on your list this year. Below are some examples of books that are offered. Viva Editions are books that inform, enlighten, and entertain.





The Frugal Foodie Cookbook {Waste-Not Recipes for the Wise Cook} is written by Lynette Rohrer Shirk and Lara Starr. Together, they have cooked up a recipe-filled guide to eating better than ever for less. While the budget crunch means that we all have to cut back on expenses, it doesn't mean foregoing gourmet food and a balanced diet. You will learn how to creatively and cleverly use ingredients and leftovers to produce wonderful meals for any occasion. Whether you want to make a nutritious family meal for less, or produce fab food to entertain friends without breaking the bank, you'll find what you need to know in this book. With hundreds of delicious recipes and expert advice to help you save both your wallet and sanity, The Frugal Foodie Cookbook will help you and your family live well - and eating even better! $15.95. Click here to purchase this any other great titles!




Living Life as a Thank You The Transformative Power of Daily Gratitude is written by Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons. This book is a guide to cultivating gratitude everyday, told through stories of people who have been transformed by the power or thankfulness in their lives. It includes gratitude practices, a gratitude toolkit, and inspirational blessings and quotes to motivate readers into action. What is given is a gift, even the most difficult experiences and circumstances - which can be wake-up calls. Living as if each day is a thank you can help transform our fears into courage, our anger into forgiveness, and our isolation into belonging. Saying thank you every day will create feelings of love, compassion, and hope. Giving thanks makes us happier and more resilient, strengthens our relationships and reduces our stress. When we give thanks, we feel more connected to the flow of life, and less alone in our struggles and fears. $15.95 available at www.vivaeditions.com.





Random Obsessions Trivia You Can't Live Without is written by Nick Belardes, Foreward by Brad Listi. Did you know Thomas Jefferson's grandson was an ax murder? Would you delight in knowing that some dinosaurs were teeny tiny as hens? Wonder what it's like to live in Hell Town at the End of the World? How about an ailment so surreal it's names after Alice in Wonderland? Historian Nick Belardes has dug into the raw source material found in historical archives, scientific studies, and libraries the world over. He has devoted his life to poking around the peculiar and perplexing. Truly trivia you can't live without, Random Obsessions is filled with facts, lists, definitions, and astonishing information guaranteed to provide you with the best cocktail conversation for many years to come. Explore the unknown stories behind why the nation's capital didn't stay in Philadelphia and why some fossils are smiling. These real-world facts are outlandish enough to sharpen your brain and occupy your mind for hour of reading. This book is so fascinating and fun, you become obsessed too! $16.95 available for purchase at www.vivaeditions.com.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Energizer Giveaway



All American Mommy had the opportunity to review the new Energizer Rechargeable AA Batteries and Compact Charger. PLUS, we have a charger and battery package to giveaway to a lucky winner! Every household should have the charger and rechargeable batteries, especially for all the kids Christmas toys that require batteries! The Energizer Rechargeable batteries are both economical and environmentally responsible.

Answering the call for an improved battery from value-conscious consumers, Energizer introduces its new and improved Energizer Rechargeable AA battery. As a result of advances in rechargeable technology, Energizer has increased the capabilities of its widely-used AA rechargeable battery. Consumers will see the benefits in increased charge cycles and longer charge retention while holding capacity at a high rate – all without an increase in price.

The improved Rechargeable AA now can be charged up to 500 times, up to 150 more charging cycles than previous Energizer® 2450mAh Rechargeable AA. The new battery will continue to last up to four times longer than Energizer® Max® batteries in digital cameras, but now holds more charge at 6 months than previous Energizer Rechargeable AA. These improvements make the new Energizer Rechargeable AA battery ideal for high drain devices like digital cameras and also a good solution for use in low drain devices, such as remotes and flashlights.

Energizer® 15-Minute Charger

  • Quick and Easy to Use
  • Charges one to four AA or AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries simultaneously
  • in 15 minutes
  • Uses energy from a power outlet in your car or AC wall outlet
  • ENERGY STAR®-certified
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • MSRP: $32.99


Your browser may not support display of this image.Energizer® Family Charger

  • Family-Friendly
  • Can charge up to 8 batteries at once
  • Charges all battery sizes (AA/AAA/C/D/9V)
  • Easy-to-read LED charge status indicator
  • ENERGY STAR®-certified
  • Super safe – will only begin charging when the lid is closed
  • MSRP: $29.99

Keeping its MSRP of $11.99 for a four-pack, the Rechargeable AA is now available at Target and at other major retailers nationwide. Click here for more information!




Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive the Compact Charger and 4 pack Energizer AA Batteries! Post a comment telling me what you like best about Energizer Rechargeable Batteries. Please be sure to leave your email address. This contest is open to US and Canada residents. Ends 12/30/2009.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Perfect Gift Ideas for Her

All American Mommy has had the opportunity of reviewing the following gift ideas especially for her. These are great gift ideas for any gal in your life!






Yoga Sandals Comfy Slippers will keep feet healthy and happy throughout the fall and winter months. Yoga Sandals Comfys offer extra cushioning and fabric toe separators. These slipper sandals will have feet feeling spa-ready or happy at home with rubber non-slip soles for cruising around the house. Enforcing the yoga principle that balance begins with grounding your feet by spreading the toes, Yoga Sandals can enhance overall balance and body alignment by increasing strength and mobility in the feet and toes with regular wear. Stay pedicure pretty this holiday season to show off Yoga Sandals and your feet and body will thank you all year long! I wear heels to work every day and Yoga Sandals Comfys are heavenly! I can't wait to get into my comfy clothes and Yoga Sandals Comfys when I get home everyday! Check out all the colors and designs at www.yogasandals.com!




Renee` Rouleau's Hawaiian Nourishing Cream is a luxurious, paraben-free, anti-aging cream derived from Red Marine Algae found along the shores the Hawaiian Islands. Clinical studies have shown a substantial increase in collagen stimulation and a 20 percent increase in firmness within four weeks of using Hawaiian Nourishing Cream. Skins moisture level and hydration also increases 70 percent within four weeks.





This winter, Goody® gives you a license to shine with Midnight Glamour, the NEW Hair Accessories Collection available exclusively at Target beginning November. Sophisticated, edgy, and feminine, Midnight Glamour has something for all occasions. From bows in vanilla chiffon to cobalt-colored sequins; ribbons of deep, plum satin to black feather accents on pearls and onyx, this collection gives you headbands, clips, bobbies and barrettes of superior design at prices you’ll love. Wear them day or night, and add a touch drama to any outfit. Bold enough for rock royalty, chic enough for a Hollywood heroine, and dazzling enough to put any Prince Charming under your spell, Goody® knows there is nothing so luminous as the beauty of a confident woman. Whether it’s a black-tie soiree or quiet weekend get-away, Midnight Glamour allows you to let your own brand of fabulosity shine through.




Nature’s Gate’s NEW Organics Travel Kit features the brand’s most popular scent in convenient travel sizes. This perfect stocking stuffer features a shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and body wash, all in a convenient 2oz. size – making the kit ideal for holiday travel! The Organics Chamomile & Lemon Verbena Travel Kit contains Certified Organic essences, fresh from the field of a local family-owned Organic farm where more than 7 acres of land are dedicated to growing Nature’s Gate botanicals. Nature’s Gate combines decades of experience in the natural products industry with modern formulations to create cruelty-free products for every health and beauty care need. The company takes its earth-loving principles a step further by ensuring that its packaging is recyclable and made with recycled materials whenever possible. This Organics Travel Kit is packaged in 100 percent recyclable boxes made from 100 percent recycled material, with 86% post consumer recycled material. $9.99 SRP. Please visit www.natures-gate.com for more information!





This holiday season, give the gift of feeling good while doing good. Nature’s Gate presents its second collection of limited edition holiday gift sets. Each body wash and lotion duo not only pampers your friends and family, but also raises awareness of the global water crisis. Following the success of last holiday season’s gift sets, Nature’s Gate continues to build support of their multi-year partnership with WaterAid America, an international non-profit which helps poor communities in Africa and Asia gain access to sustainable safe water supplies and sanitation. In recognition of the importance of rainwater to the founding of Nature’s Gate and the desire to provide clean water and sanitation to communities in Asia and Africa, Nature’s Gate created two gift sets featuring ingredients and scents abundant in Ethiopia and India, countries facing a water crisis, and sales from both of these sets will benefit WaterAid America. $9.99 SRP.




The Shoul is the smart shoulder wrap! The Shoul sits and stays nicely on your shoulders plus it's stylish and practical. I love The Shoul for around the house or in my office where the temperature fluctuates so much. It's fashionable design flatters all figures and I really love the feel of the fabric! The Shoul is finely knit and comes in your choice of acrylic or cashmere blend. There are several colors to choose from as well. The Shoul makes a great gift for any woman in your life. It's functional fashion! Please visit www.theshoul.com to place your order today!





I found the perfect DVD series for flexibility, cardio, and strength! This is also great for men. My husband and I have been doing the series together for the past several weeks and it's really helped his flexibility which is helping his back pain! We have a great time doing them together as a couple! Mirabai Holland's NEW Moving Free® Longevity Solution DVDs, for Sedentary Women and Beginners of any age. Her DVDs consistently receive 5 Star ratings on QVC and Amazon.com. Mirabai Holland is a well-credentialed, highly respected quotable resource for women’s fitness and wellness issues. For a refinement of thought on Mirabai you can visit www.movingfree.com

In her practice she specializes in the women who need a fitness program the most. - Sedentary women; women who’ve been struggling with their weight their whole lives; women who are suffering with or recovering from serious health problems and women who are simply having trouble staying on an exercise program. Remarkably this is over 50 percent of our population. Check it out today!







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The Scandle Body Candle now offering Holiday Gift Sets. Scandle Holiday Spa Set will give them what they need to start their "Scandle-ous" journey. Kit contains 1 Scandle in our pourable ceramic canister and 1 refill candle. Fragrances will include 1 Holiday Spirit scented candle & 1 Frosted Snowdrops scented refill. Comes packaged in reusable Sinamay hand-made twine box made from plant fibers. This is perfect for dry, cracked feet or chapped hands! Scandle products are available for purchase at www.abodycandle.com.