$20 Target or Walmart Gift Card Giveaway - 11/20 - Daily Entry Options

Here's another easy giveaway as over time, I receive gift cards for my blogging so I give the smaller increments out as a giveaway to thank my readers

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Giveaway ends 11/20.

Sign Up Your Event or Group for Johnsonville Apparel and Charity Sponsorship on PearUp.com

Running a charity or helping other groups is very time consuming and sometimes, it's really hard trying to find resources to help from a financial standpoint.  I wanted to share this fantastic program from Johnsonville called PearUp.com because it's so easy to start using and helping those groups and events you love to support!  It doesn't cost you anything and the best part about it is, you work to rally and engage your supporters to complete tasks.  You can choose from different sponsors to apply to as well.  I just signed up our non-profit and it was so easy already gaining points from the Johnsonville Apparel and Charity sponsorship on PearUp.com.

The online activities are easy and as your supporters grow, your group or event will gain more!  It's easy and completely free to use!  Not only will you earn great points but you get to find out some great recipes for Johnsonville, the latest news and more about our family's favorite sausage products.

Want to learn more, check out the video:

For those mom's, aunt's grandparent's and so forth in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Baltimore areas, your social network can help raise $1,000 or more toward custom apparel!   It's easy and the same way I did it by getting sponsored by Johnsonville on Pear!  Even if you are not a part of a group but your child is, you still qualify! To get started, create a sponsorship page on Pear & invite friends to join in. The more people who join, the more money your group can earn toward apparel and merchandise and what a great way to help out!

Not sure if your group qualifies?  Here are the requirements:
  • Group type(s): School (K-12) group or event, Sports team, league or event (non-school), Not-for-profit or cause-based group or event, All other types of group or event, College group or event
  • Basically any group that is comprised of mostly females and/or would be supported by a female
  • Would love a focus on family reunions if possible, but not a requirement.  Family reunion groups may qualify to receive a ‘gift’ from Johnsonville at the completion of their Pears.
  • Age range(s): 13-17, 18-24, 25-35, 36-54, 55+
Here are highlights of some of the fun things we have done in the past for our non-profit:

If you don't have a group or event to support, you can always support ours:

Angels4Epilepsy, Inc.

Want to earn $50 right away?  Create your own Pear and leave a comment with the links on this blog!


Alpha Grillers Garlic Press and Peeler Set Review

I enjoy cooking and prefer using fresh ingredients as I think it tastes better and I can control what I use such as organic food.  Even though I have not made the all out switch to organic and non-GMO foods, I am trying and doing what I can to eliminate especially the GMO foods.  When I cook, I feel satisfied knowing I'm giving my children something better and not something full of artificial colors or flavorings, no GMO products and no preservatives.  I also love to use spices when I cook and my three favorites I turn to are salt, pepper and garlic.  Garlic has health benefits but I think it just adds so much value to a meal especially when using fresh garlic.  The Alpha Grillers Garlic Press and Peeler is ideal for my family.  I've never had a press like this and can say I love it!

As you can see from the picture above, it arrives in a nice box making it a great gift as well!  Christmas is coming so might as well start thinking about the cook in your life!  It's a premium solid stainless steel press that minces unpeeled cloves with ease as the peel stays in and the garlic is presented in perfect form.  For those that have trouble with their hands or wrists, it's ergonomically designed for easy squeezing so again, a perfect gift idea!  If you use ginger a lot, it's perfect for that too although I did not try it out.  The silicone garlic peeler is easy to use and it keeps your hands from getting that stinky garlic smell that my girls hate.  You can see by the picture below how easy it is to use:

As a bonus, it also arrives with a bonus e-Book of 50 delicious recipes using crushed and sliced garlic.  Some of the other aspects I liked about the press are:

  • No leakage of garlic running down the press
  • A hinged chamber so I don't have to track down both pieces after cleaning and storing
  • Perfectly shaped garlic
  • 100% money back guarantee

Look at how perfect that is!  The peel stayed put and only the garlic comes out in perfect shape to ensure a beautiful tasty dish.  I've always wanted a garlic press that works and the Alpha Grillers Garlic Press is spot on!

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

Homeschool Subway Lunch Counter

This girls love to cook and to play make believe and although making a Subway lunch counter isn't really cooking unless I didn't cheat and we would have made the bread, chips and cookies from scratch.  I did however, bake the ham if that counts.  We had an early start at 6:30 am shopping at Walmart as it's the closest and only store I know that's open that early and this is what we came up with after I printed off sticker name tags and the youngest made her hat in memory of Jessica Ridgeway.  Jessica was a little girl that impacted our little family greatly and all this week is remember Jessica week.  


The girls picked what toppings they wanted to serve and as you can see, it wasn't much but the lunch ended with Dani stating it was the best day ever.  The homeschool factor to me at least, was from a home economics standpoint as they had to go grocery shopping and follow the list, they had to prep the food and they had to determine how long to cook the 3 lb ham.  We also had money exchange so that sealed the deal with giving back change.

$20 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway 10/29

Are you ready for Halloween?  Did you know that Walmart has everything you need for Halloween ranging from costumes to decor to candy?  I have a very easy contest to enter to win a $20 Walmart Giveaway by using the form below.

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Adorable Baby Clothing Gift Card Giveaway 10/29 - Value $65 - International

Do you remember going through some of your old pictures as a child and wondering what your mom was thinking dressing you in those outfits?  I know my daughter gives me a hard time when she looks at some of mine.  I remember going through some of mine and really not getting those horizontal striped shirts matched with tiny checkered pants but we wear what's in style for the most part.  As styles evolve, there are just some styles that remain timeless.  Those timeless styles are the ones that can become heirloom outfits to pass down to your children and their children.  After going through some of my oldest child's clothing and realizing none were fit to hand down as quality wasn't as good as it is now mostly because I was a struggling college student having to purchase clothing from discount stores.  They were also horribly dated and no longer viewed as cute.  When my two younger ones came along, I paid more attention to the special occasion clothing I was purchasing as I wanted to give them something that I didn't have.  I wanted to give them a part of me to give to their children which were special occasion clothing.  This is where I found Adorable Baby Clothing.

My Family Picture
Adorable Baby Clothing has the most beautiful clothing choices for boys and girls and they aren't just for babies!  The clothing is high quality and the customer service is exceptional.  I know many people are tempted by the reduced prices on sample sites that appear to offer the same product at a much lower cost but what I have found on the sample sites are:

  1. You never know when you might receive your order.
  2. You never know if your order will be cancelled.
  3. You don't know the quality until you receive it.
  4. There isn't a return policy so you are stuck with what you have.
To date, every single dress I have ordered, which has been many, are of amazing quality.  Mine have been multi-layered dressing that adds beautiful dimension to each dress.  They don't wrinkle either!  It's amazing as the dresses arrive in a package that you would think would cause wrinkles but with some fluffing of the hands, it poofs out to provide this elegant, timeless, picture perfect dress!  I am going to be a grandmother to a boy so at last, I will get to try out one of the gorgeous suits...or many!    Not only are you getting amazing quality with the clothing from Adorable Baby Clothing, but you get outstanding customer service as this is a business ran by a single woman who strives to ensure her customers are happy as if they aren't happy, she's not.  She will accept returns and you will receive your order on time and not weeks later. There really isn't anything I can say negative and I have been a customer since 2008.

Here are just some of the dresses I have purchased over the years:

If you would like to begin a timeless tradition of passing on beautiful, high quality clothing to your children and grandchildren, enter to win this amazing giveaway of a gift card up to a value of $65!

Please use the form below and if you want 10 bonus entries, send a picture of one of your ugly outfits or your child's outfits to staying_younger@yahoo.com!

Giveaway ends 10/29 at midnight (EST).

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Please note that the gift card can be used for any item up to the value of $65. It is a one time use gift card.  International winners must pay for shipping costs.

Swagbucks Saving You Money in Time for the Holidays & Enter to Win a $50 Visa Gift Card - 10/24

Swagbucks, the web’s largest rewards site, would like to scare up some savings for your Halloween shopping needs this month with up to 14% cash back from some of your favorite retailers including Groupon, Target, BuyCostumes.com, Costume Supercenter, Living Social and much more."

For all purchases over $75, Swagbucks Halloween shoppers will also receive an additional $5 gift card to the retailer of their choice (or cash!) direct to their Swagbucks account.

To help celebrate this promotion, Health, Beauty, Children and Family readers can win a $50 gift card just for entering on this post and answering the following question: “What do you – or your kids – want to dress up as for Halloween this year?” ALSO -- we would like to ask the member to include his or her Swagbucks username in the blogger post comments if they are already a member. This will allow us to more efficiently award their prize if they win your giveaway.

Don't delay!  It's easy to enter and the $50 Visa Gift Card along with the savings you WILL accrue by using Swagbucks will help offset the high cost of buying gifts at Christmas!

The only entry requirement is to tell me What do you or your kids want to dress up for as Halloween AND don't forget to leave your Swagbucks username in the comment to this giveaway.

Bonus FIVE EXTRA Entry Tweet:  Win a $50 Visa Gift Card - 10/24 @stayingyoung2 http://www.healthbeautychildrenandfamily.com/2014/10/swagbucks-saving-you-money-in-time-for.html     

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Winner will be chosen 10/24 after the giveaway ends at noon (EST).  Winner's name, address and e-mail must be provided to receive the prize. Open to all.

I was provided a gift card as part of my participation and I am a Swagbucks member.

How I Encouraged My Children to Drink More Water: NewAir WCD-110SS Water Dispenser Review

I'm an avid water drinker and have so far successfully ingrained the importance of drinking water to two of my children.  I always look for healthful ways to entice them but there aren't many.  One time, I had a dental assistant advise me to giver my then four year old Crystal Light to get her from drinking so much milk.  Of course I did not listen to him as Crystal Light is not a drink for children by any means.  I've tried the fancy, whimsical or popular cups to try to make them want to drink water more but the failed too.  It all turned when I introduced them to the NewAir Water Dispenser as who doesn't think those things are cool?  They couldn't wait to use it and were thrilled to know that they could dispense hot or cold water so hot chocolate, here they come!

We recently moved to a three level house and the basement is the mainstay for the girls as that's where all the entertainment features are.  Placing the NewAir Water Dispenser made complete sense as they can stop what they are doing and grab a nice cold glass of water!  With the bottle dispensers, I purchased a BPA free one, you can control whether you use tap or bottled water which to me, is ideal as I want to control the water source.  One of the features of the hot water tap is a safety button so my little one and my little grandchild can't get scolded.  Other great features include:

  • Compact design so it will not take up a lot of space thus making it also versatile on where you want to place it whether in the main living area, the garage, a basement and so forth.
  • It's available in black or silver.
  • Compatible with two gallon, three gallon or five gallon bottles
  • Removable drip trays for easy cleaning.
  • Operates in a silent mode although I did not that when it cools, it's a little more than silent but it's not noisy by any means.
  • The stainless steel water tank keeps the water free from having a plastic taste.
  • A VERY easy and simple installation.
  • Super cool kid reaction!  Yes, again and again, my kids LOVE It!
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Overall, the NewAir Water Dispenser is a HUGE hit among all my children!  They loved the convenience of getting cold water whenever they want without having to run upstairs.  I love it for that fact but also because it's compact and lightweight that I can put it anywhere and it really does encourage them to drink water.

Some of the available products
NewAir has a variety of appliances, air quality control products and wine, beverage and cigar products.  Their website is very comprehensive and easy to navigate.  I did not have to use customer service so I cannot comment to that aspect but with winter coming, there are many products to help with air quality that look really great to me considering I have an asthmatic and with Christmas, there are some nice gift ideas as well!

I would recommend the NewAir WCD-110SS Water Dispenser!

Check out NewAir on Facebook, Twitter, blog, Google+ and Youtube.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for the purposes of this review.  The opinions are of my own.

Neuma Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner & Intensive Masque Sample Packet Review

I don't normally spend a lot of time on my hair of late as I'm trying to make it healthier after a hot summer under the sun coupled with blow drying and using a hair straightener. My hair is easily damaged as well due to repeat coloring so it's a must I have something of high quality to use on my hair.  I tried the Neuma Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner & Intensive Masque sample packet and did like how my hair felt but unfortunately, being a sample, I cannot provide long term input as my hair requires a lot of conditioner and I had to use the whole pack on my hair one time. The fragrance was nice and I liked how it rinsed out without having to keep running water over my hair like many other.  Overall, I would have to try it longer term to really get a good feel for the product.  I did like how my hair felt and looked after the first use.

Neuma Hair Care Products contain: 

Renewable, beneficial plant-based ingredients
Certified Organic Extracts
85% post consumer recycled bottles
100% certified wind power
100% recycled fiber containers
Organic raw materials, sustainable business practices and continuing membership as a global corporate citizen will make the difference in the long run. 

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

Canvas Champ 12 x 8 Canvas Review and 10 x 8 Giveaway 10/11/14

I am an avid picture taker and even though no where near a professional, I do enjoy collecting many memories throughout the years of my family.  My current mission is actually rounding up all pictures from both sides of my family to create a nice guest room and to share in the memories of generations gone by.  I've been slacking in getting pictures and prints up on my walls mostly due to all the moving around so the opportunity to review a canvas from Canvas Champ was ideal!

The canvas, although the appearance in my photo are not as vibrant as in person, it's spot on with the photograph.  The colors are perfect along with the lighting and the wrap around canvas and ready to hang hardware makes it even more appealing.  I don't know about you but I hate having to assemble the hanging hardware on pictures and since it's already attached, the only problem I had was to figure out where to hang it.  I cannot review the ordering process as I ordered via a person direct but after looking at the site, it looks incredibly easy ...so easy, I'm ordering this right now!

The process is so easy:

  • Select the type of print you want: canvas, peel & stick, photo boards, metal prints, acrylic prints or canvas banner.
  • Upload your photo and choose from the various options from layout to size.
  • Select display options, border and frame and any optional retouching and color finishing
  • Add to the cart
You can see a 3D view, on the wall view and in design view to ensure you are getting exactly what you want.

They also have a 100% guarantee so if you don't love your order, they will back it up!  Shipping is free for orders over $100 and they tout fast shipping.  I was AMAZED at the speed of delivery and my canvas was packaged to perfection with no damage.  The canvas at the top is just beautiful isn't it?  Canvas Champ has a repeat customer now!

The Giveaway:

One winner will receive their very own 10 x 8 canvas.

To Enter, please use the form below.

Giveaway ends 10/11/14 at midnight (EST).  US only please

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


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