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Saturday, March 14, 2009

ecostore USA At All Meijer Locations Today!

I'll be stopping by all Grand Rapids and Holland area Meijer stores to do some video blogging (vlogging) for ecostore USA. Come find me in one of the Meijer locations! I'd love to meet you and get some of your thoughts on video! Hey - you might make it on Facebook and Youtube!

As part of the celebration and launch of ecostore USA at Meijer, ecostore USA is will be giving away 2 baby care products to three lucky winners! Begins Thursday and ends on Monday! All you have to do is tweet about it and include @ecostoreusa or blog about it and post the link to @ecostoreusa. Twitter giveaway! To qualify you have to be following ecostoreusa!!! Super easy though!

I hope to see you today!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Win a CK Mini Shoulder Bag

I would love to win this new bag that MomLogic is giving away! Click here to enter to win! Have you checked out MomLogic lately? They have several awesome giveaways going on right now. Win a trip to LA, $500 in beauty products!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: Costa Rica

I am so excited to share this fun and educational book with you! I recently had the opportunity to meet the author, Debbie Glade. Debbie Glade is an exceptional women with a great talent for writing, illustrating, singing and well....making you laugh! She's also a great voice talent. The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: Costa Rica is highly recommended by Midwest Book Review/ Children's Bookwatch, was honored as a finalist from USA Book News Awards, and has received the All American Mommy Award!

As many of you know, I love books, especially children's books. I cannot stress enough the importance of reading to your children starting at a young age and encouraging them to read books as they get older! It's a great time to bond with your child and they learn so much from books!

The Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly is full of colorful illustrations and comes with a fully narrated CD that includes the cutest, catchiest songs that go along with the story.
In the Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: Costa Rica, you'll meet Lilly who is a Silly Badilly. Lilly is an adorable, adventurous millipede with brilliant mind. She loves reading and has an exceptional talent for playing the piano. She lives with her grandparents in the Miami International Airport. Her Grandma Nellie is very adventurous and decides that she wants to leave their home and hop on the next plane to anywhere it is going. The Badilly family soon find themselves in San Jose, Costa Rica. Grandpa Willie keeps things humorous with his need to pass gas.

This CD/Book will take you and your child on an amazing and fun journey. Can you find the hint to Lilly's next travel adventure? It's in the book!

In this fun story, Lilly uses her talents and intelligence to overcome her fears. Your child will
learn about travel, culture, geography, plants and animals, fears, problem solving, family situations and the pure joy of reading! I thoroughly enjoy sharing this book with Haley! The Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly represents the types of books are children need to be reading!

As I said before, Debbie Glade is an exceptional woman! Debbie appears in schools with her "Learn, Laugh and Love to Read with Lilly Badilly" Program, which includes an interactive geography game. She also hosts an online video Geography Q & A "Ask Lilly Badilly All About the World".
Check her blog out here!

Debbie could visit your child's elementary school too! She has visited numerous elementary schools and the kids all love to meet Lilly! Debbie covers topics and activities such as: writing and illustrating a book, dancing to the original music on the CD, the importance of reading and writing, geography and about being an author. Please visit lillybadilly.com for more information! Debbie Glade is the writer, illustrator, narrator and voice talent of Lilly Badilly. For more than 15 years, Glade was a freelance travel writer and researcher for upscale cruise lines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing with a Minor in International Affairs from Florida State University. Debbie is truly one of the kindest women I've met!

Super Sale & Free Shipping Deal: The Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: Costa Rica retails for $22.95. This great book is now on sale for $19.95! Plus, get free shipping until 3/31/09 by using code: FBS1208! Get the book today at lillybadilly.com!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Jewelry Giveaway from All American Mommy

I am so excited to be offering this fantastic jewelry giveaway! This is the perfect addition to your jewelry collection and just in time for spring!

This jewelry package includes a sterling silver cuff bracelet which retails for $149, a pair of CZ sterling silver ball earrings (the latest earring craze) which retail for $28, and a CZ sterling silver ring which retails for $38. Each piece is made in the US!

This giveaway is being sponsored by All American Mommy so we can learn more about what you want to read about here. I will be doing away with google adsense and bringing more of what you want and enjoy to my site. So here's what you need to do to enter:

Giveaway: Post a comment telling me what you want to read about on All American Mommy. For example - health and fitness tips and product reviews, parenting advice, recipes, giveaways, etc. I will be introducing you to more and more companies that are supporting charities as well as woman who are doing great things within their communities. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. Ends 4/1/2009.
Extra Entries: (1) Follow my blog. (2) Tweet this giveaway. (3) Subscribe to my feed. (4) Post this giveaway to your blog. A total of 5 entries per person.

Banana Nut Cheerios® Gift Basket Giveaway

Cheerios® cereal is a classic! Now you can try this great new flavor that babies, kids and adults will love! Our family loves them! Even my little nephew loves the new flavor!

Banana Nut Cheerios® combines the whole grain goodness of Cheerios® with the great taste of real banana - a breakfast your whole family will love! Even better, Banana Nut Cheerios® cereal is a good source of calcium and Vitamin D, and is made with whole grain. It may reduce the risk of heart disease as part of a heart healthy diet.* Visit www.banananutcheerios.com for discount coupons, great recipes and additional information.

You could be 1 of 3 winners to receive the Banana Nut Cheerios® gift basket that includes a VIP coupon for a box of Banana Nut Cheerios® , banana tree with fruit basket, bread loaf pan and a set of two cereal bowls!

Giveaway: Post a comment telling me what your you like to add to your bowl of cheerios. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. Ends 3/26/2009.

It's A Tagging Party!

Even grown mommies can play tag! I was recently tagged by Maggie from Dexter's Super Savvy Mommy blog. Now it's my turn to tell you 5 random things about me. And, I get to tag 5 other great ladies!

Here are the rules:
Link to the person who tagged you
Post these rules in your blog
Write 5 random things about yourself
Tag 5 random people and link to them in the bottom of your post
Let each person know they've been tagged

5 Random Things About Me:
1.Purple is my favorite color! I talked Haley into painting her new room purple. She loves her new room but has no idea that purple was more for me than for her. She benefits though because I love to spend hours in her room. We love our "girlfriend time" of reading, listening to music and talking!

2. I have a creative side and love to get my hands into projects. I was in an advanced drawing class in high school and had two of my pieces in an art show that was held in an art gallery. I've baked and decorated countless birthday and wedding cakes. I love arranging flowers for weddings.

3. I love dancing! I can't whistle or snap my fingers but I'm very coordinated at choregraphed dance. I took dance classes while in college and I'd love to have the time to do it again!

4. I think that mean people truly suck! I'm an honest and straight forward person so I don't dig on people who are two-faced, back stab or those who are just out for themselves. I love helping people and I only do it for people who are genuine.

5. I love, love, love me some 80's music!

Here are 5 awesome ladies that I'm tagging:
Alesha from The Jacobsen Family
Debbie, author of The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly
Shanda from Parents With Style
Claire from Bits from a Brit
Emily from The Sling Shack

Happy tagging!