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The Not-So-Blog’s Experimental Mommy Giveaway

Hasbro’s Simon Flash {Review and Giveaway} going on right now until 11:59pm CST on December 23rd
You can find out more by checking out the Experimental Mommy blog


December 23, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Not-So-Blog’s Experimental Mommy Giveaway

Sweet SONIC Drive-In Tees {$20 SONIC Giveaway} is going on right now until 11:59pm CST on January 2nd.
You can find out more by checking out the Experimental Mommy blog

December 23, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Not-So-Blog’s Experimental Mommy Giveaway

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in IMAX theatres

Get ready for action, adventure, and explosive entertainment like you’ve never seen it before! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in IMAX theaters.

Starting December 16th, a full five days before its North American premier, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol will be shown in a mind-blowing IMAX experience in 300 theaters across the country. Join Ethan Hunt and his team of rogue IMF agents, in this awesome spy adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. With 30-minutes of scenes shot with IMAX cameras, fans will be able to enjoy certain sequences of the movie in larger than life proportions. You will be right in the action as Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) scales the worlds tallest building; the Burk Khalifa Tower in Dubai, as this and other thrilling moments expand to fit the entire IMAX screen. As an added bonus, IMAX will offer the first previews of the upcoming Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, prior to Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.

Go here to view an exclusive Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol trailer and behind the scenes footage. Also, be sure to “Like” IMAX on Facebook !

Disclosure: The information for this post was provided information to me by IMAX through MyBlogSpark. I was not compensated for this review. I received an entry in a contest for a chance to win passes to the film in this post.

December 20, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Purex Laundry Detergent

Purex New Triple Action Liquid Detergent

I am a member of the Purex Insiders program, and as a member I had the opportunity to sign up to receive a Full Size Bottle of the New Triple Action Liquid Detergent. I choose to try the Free & Clear detergent.

I do laundry on a weekly basis. I don’t consider it a chore to get the laundry gathered, sorted into colored piles, washed and then dried in the dryer or hung up to dry in the laundry room. I have the help from my family and we make it a game. I get the kids to gather their dirty clothes and sort them into colored piles. It is a learning experience for them and it will help them out then they are out on their own someday.

I really like the Purex Triple Action. It has gotten the families clothes bright, white and clean. Yes a lot cleaner than some of other brands I have used. Clean, as my kids clothes often have a lot of tough stains such as: dirt, grime and bicycle grease. I didn’t even have to pre-treat any of the clothes.

Purex Triple Action has been specifically formulated to work in both traditional and high efficiency (HE) washers. This ensures that Purex is always available to consumers, no matter what kind of washer you have.

Disclosure: Purex provided a free sample of their Triple Action laundry detergent so I could write a review. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

December 18, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Master Your Acne

If you have ever suffered through an acne breakout or know someone that has then this is a book that you would benefit from reading.

My teenage son is currently experiencing cystic acne breakout and I am going to give the recommendations in this book a try. If I can help him out any way I can by following the guidelines in this book it will be well worth the diet change, and lifestyle change.

Product Description
This is a thorough, complete, well-thought-out e-guide to curing acne with diet and lifestyle. It wades through all the pseudoscience, distilling the real science into actionable steps people can take to achieve clear skin. The method requires no skin care products, no prescriptions, and no strange “natural” cures (i.e. no oatmeal, cider vinegar, baking soda types of treatments). This is not a “magic bullet” solution, but rather a comprehensive, multi-pronged attack strategy to cure acne. By choosing certain foods and avoiding others, and making sure some key nutrient needs are met, this course empowers readers to take their health into their own hands, and cure their acne once and for all.

Included in the course is a 45-page ebook, along with a resource guide, a quick-start checklist, and a convenient list of good/bad foods for acne to print and take to the grocery store, or pin onto the fridge. This is a complete acne system, focused not on “tricks”, but rather on holistic education.

To find out more please visit:

Master Your Acne, Get rid of acne naturally, Natural cure for acne, How to get rid of acne

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.

December 17, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows & Giveaway

If you’re looking for a night full of excitement and fun for the whole family without breaking the bank than look no further! The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows provide the perfect daycation! The shows feature numerous engaging and interactive exhibitions including opportunities to become an artist for a day by using a digital paint can to design your own bike and to see a thrilling stunt show featuring the Smage Brothers, made famous by an impressive top 10 finish in a nationwide television talent competition. Additionally, every Sunday the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows features “Family Day”, in which kids under 12 get in free with a paid family member.


If you’d like more information on the International Motorcycle Show or if you’d like to purchase tickets for this event simply visit Right now you can get $2 off your ticket with the promo code: MOTOINFO.

Follow on Facebook and/or Twitter with 12 Stops Across the US The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are coming to a city near you with an all new experience for any and all powersports lifestyles.

One lucky winner is going to win tickets to a International Motorcycle Show near you – you choose! Or a pair of Mechanic Gloves should you not be able to attend a show near you.

Here’s how to enter to win:
MANDATORY ENTRY: Leave a comment on which show is in your area. Let me know if you want to win tickets or a pair of Mechanic Gloves. Make sure to leave your email address in your comment so you can be contacted if you win!
Optional Entries: (must do Mandatory entry first – post a separate comment for each optional entry)
*Subscribe by email
*Follow me on twitter
*Friend me on Facebook
Giveaway ends December 31, 2011 11:00 pm CST so get your entries in to win.
Giveaway open to U.S. Residents only.
Once the winner is chosen, winner will have 48 hours to submit mailing information. If they do not respond a new winner will be chosen. USA only.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post and the prize is provided by International Motorcycle Shows.


December 16, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Mixbook Custom 5×7 Flat Holiday Party Invitations (Set of 30) ~ Review

I just finished addressing all of my Christmas Cards to send out for my holiday greeting this year. I was so blessed to be sending out a custom designed greeting card that I created myself on Mixbook.

Mixbook Custom 5×7 Flat Holiday Party Invitations (Set of 30) was my review. Since I did not need a party invitation I choose to design a Christmas card and what fun it was. I logged into the site and found so many wonderful choices to choose from. I picked a Holiday string of lights going across the front of the card and added a nice message with the family names on the front. I selected some ornaments to hang from the string of lights. On the back side of the card I inserted pictures of each family member individually and hung them from the string of lights like a ornament.

I was very pleased with the quality of the cards, thick, well done, could not see any of the print on the back while looking and the front and vice-verse. The cards are very thick and the pictures turned out wonderful. I didn’t have to sign my names on the cards as I had all that done for me when I designed the card. The envelopes were very nice quality as well. My only draw back on the envelopes would be that I prefer the self seal envelopes now a days and these had the gum that you had to wet. So what I did was used a return address label to seal the card shut.

Product Description

is a leading photo products company that helps people create custom photo books, cards, and calendars. Whether starting from scratch, or using one of our thousands of professionally designed templates, every Mixbook product is 100% customizable. With Mixbook, you can truly Make It Yours™

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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.

December 12, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Get a FREE Gift from PUREX for the Holidays

Purex is excited to share with you one of our BIGGEST giveaways
ever — 20,000 FREE subscriptions to Better Homes and Gardens

20,000 random winners will enjoy a whole year of smart,
approachable articles from BHG. The entry form is live now
through December 20th at

Hurry on over!

Disclosure: I am a Purex Insiders Team Member and received an email to help promote the giveaway.

December 7, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to WordPress – 10 Easy Steps to Creating A Killer Website Using WordPress – Review

Product Description
Using WordPress gives you powerful access to create and manage your own website and blog. You can use WordPress for any purpose. You can build a simple presentation website, a complex Content Management System, a news site, portfolio site, or an online shop.

With all the resources available on the internet the time to build a website has decreased from a few days to a few hours at most. You no longer need to have a web designer or company create your website unless you want that.

However, the main advantages of using WordPress self-hosted platform is that you will lower the costs and have the same quality a professional web designer would offer you. In fact the premium themes out there have all been built by some of the world’s top professional designers.

In other words you will benefit of work that normally costs thousands of dollars, for only hundreds of dollars.

Here is a break down of what’s in the book.

Step 1: Learn About WordPress
Step 2: Plan your resources and budget
Step 3: How to choose a domain name
Step 4: Registering your hosting
Step 5: Adding your domain to your hosting account
Step 6: Installing WordPress Self Hosted Platform
Step 7: Changing the default settings
Step 8: WordPress Themes
Step 9: WordPress Plugins
Step 10: Optimize and promote your website with SEO & SEM

My Thoughts: By reference of the Title I was a little disappointed reading this book because I thought I was going to learn about the features of using WordPress and how to create a blog post and the does and dont’s on WordPress. That is not what I read. This book should have a different title as it is a great book if you are wanting to learn how to go about getting a domain name and starting a web site.

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.

December 3, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

QwikShower Big Wet Wipes – Winner

I’d take the QwikShower wipes to the beach, especially on a hot, humid, sticky summer day!

Comment by Kathleen Gereg | November 24, 2011 |

Kathleen you have 48 hours to submit mailing information. If you do not respond a new winner will be chosen.
Thank you for your nice comments.


December 3, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment