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Better Things Giveaway

FX has a brand new show call Better Things that is a hilarious look at motherhood. It was created by the fabulous minds of Louis CK and Pamela Adlon. It is on Thursday night on FX. It looks at a harried mom and I can so relate, especially after the crazy week I have had. But you don’t want to hear about that so lets get to the giveaway.

I received a box of goodies (that I opened on the video) that included a pair of Ray*Ban glasses! I have a matching box for 1 lucky winner (located in the United States only, sorry). All you have to do is go over to the FX Better Things site and watch a clip or 2. Then come back here and tell me what you like, relate to, or thought! Meaningful comments only!

That is it! I will close the giveaway on September 29th!


Win Fandango Movie Tickets!


I absolutely love the holidays. I love the time with family and the food and the activities and and and…. I need a break. What better break is there than the movies? There are always great holiday releases and of course this year we have Star Wars!

Have you got your tickets yet?

Star Wars Movie Tickets

Even if you want to avoid the Star Wars crowd this weekend, the movies are a fun and relaxing holiday tradition. What can be more relaxing than winning movie ticket codes? This will be the perfect treat for you or someone you love after Christmas!

Fandango has given me 3 movie ticket codes good for any movie to share with 1 reader! So check out the Rafflecopter to enter! And pop over to Fandango to buy some movie tickets;).

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(Disclosure: Fandango provided the prize and I have affiliate links. But all thoughts and opinions are mine!)

Win an iPad Mini!!!

Who would love to win an iPad Mini? I am so lucky to be part of a huge giveaway for 2 iPad Minis! And 2 prizes means twice the chance to win. And make sure you check out all the fabulous bloggers who are participating! Entries are easy! And please share it!

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Giveaway Disclosure: No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the United States and Canada, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and wherever prohibited by law. Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters pertaining to Sweepstakes. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or in association with, Facebook or Twitter. Entrants are providing their information to Sponsor and not to Facebook or Twitter.

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The information entrants provide to Sponsor will only be used to select a winner for this promotion and to receive future promotional emails from Sponsor. Entrants may opt out from receiving those emails from Sponsor at any time.

Chances of winning vary based on the final number of entrants. Only one action (commenting on the blog post) is required to enter. All additional actions are optional but can increase odds of winning.

Winners will be chosen by and notified by email on October 13, 2015. Each winner has 24 hours to respond before forfeiting the prize.

Little House on the Prairie Ultimate Prize Package Giveaway

I am participating in this giveaway on behalf of Bloggin’ Mamas.

Little House on the Prairie Giveaway

Little House in the Prairie is iconic, be it in book or television! My childhood and my children’s has been littered with with everything Laura Ingalls Wilder. My youngest is only 7 and our books have been read so much that they have lost most of their front covers;). So I was stoked to get to be included in this massive giveaway to celebrate the launch of the website!

To cel­e­brate the launch of the offi­cial Lit­tle House on the Prairie® web­site, I have joined some of my fellow Bloggin’ Mamas to offer the Ulti­mate Prize Pack­age Giveaway (ARV $164).

The winner will receive Sea­son 1 Deluxe Remas­tered 6-DVD Set $29.98 Retail Value, Sea­son 2 Deluxe Remas­tered 5-DVD Set $29.98 Retail Value, Sea­son 3 Deluxe Remas­tered 5-DVD Set $21.98 Retail Value, Sea­son 4 Deluxe Remas­tered 5-DVD Set $21.98 Retail Value, Pio­neer Girl Book and Tote Bag $39.95 Retail Value, “Lit­tle House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder $19.95 Retail Value

You can also enter a 2nd giveaway on the Little House on the Prairie website for a chance to win a second prize package.

This giveaway is running Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 12:01am PST through Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 11:59pm PST It is open to US Residents age 18 and older. Enter via the rafflecopter form below.


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Dis­clo­sure: This giveaway is coordinated by Bloggin’ Mamas and is sponsored by Little House on the Prairie. I was not compensated for sharing this post.


A Look at Wizzy Gizmo’s Fast Track Bible Pack (and a Chance to Win One)

I recently got hold of a new product from Wizzy Gizmo. It is the New Testament Series of the Fast Track Bible Pack. These are like the uber Bible Flashcards!

These are gorgeously printed, double sided cards. On the front there is a great summary along with a couple of highlights. Then on the back there is a plethora of information.

1)Theme of each book
3)Key Chapters and their topics
4)Key Passages
5)Key Doctrines with the specific passages to support them
6)Key people

The New Testament set has 28 cards (there is an index card also with Names, themes, dates and chapters too) and retails for $14.99. They are for all ages and don’t assume any previous knowledge.

Now that we got all the details out of the way… I think these flashcards are great! They are not at all trying to replace the actual Bible because they constantly turn you back to the text. But they do help to stream line the information. You can use them as a memorization tool or as a devotional. I am planning on using these as a devotional tool with the kids. I myself am using them to work on my own memory work!

I really love these and look forward to checking out an Old Testament pack when it comes out. And how would you like to win a set?

Wizzy Gizmo has generously offered to give one set to one of my readers. Just enter the Rafflecopter!

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(Disclosure: Wizzy Gizmo gave me a set to review but all thoughts and opinions are mine. The giveaway will be fulfilled by Wizzy Gizmo! You can also check out more reviews over at Homeschool Mosaics.)

Vitex Gel Memory Foam Pillow Giveaway


I have been eye balling those fancy memory foam pillows ever since I got my memory foam mattress. So you can just imagine how excited I was when I received a Vitex Gel Memory Foam pillow to review from Nature’s Sleep.

Pillows are a weird element to sleep. We know that they a huge effect on the quality and restfulness of our sleep. But yet, at least for me, it seems we don’t know what kind of pillow really work for us. Neither do we seem really willing to invest in pillows and that comes back to our lack of faith or knowledge of what a great pillow might be for us. That is where I found myself.

I have always had a variety of $5 pillows. That is what I grew up with and what I was willing to pay for. And every one of my $5 pillows was always different and I was never happy. Then I started traveling more and to nicer hotels. That lead to trying some nicer pillows including some memory foam ones. But when I saw how much they were, well leave it to say that I had sticker shock.

Jump forward to me falling in love with my memory foam bed. I starting looking more seriously at getting memory foam pillows. One of my big concerns (other than the price) was the heat. Then I got my hands on the Vitex Gel Memory Foam Pillow.

To start with, this pillow is huge! Measuring at 22 inches long, I can share with the husband if we are both looking at a tablet together. So it is safe to say that 1 pillow is plenty! It is pleasantly firm. What do I mean by that? Your head just sinks in and then is held perfectly. But the kicker? The cooling gel insert!

As much as I like memory foam, it is a bit hot and with a pillow that means sweaty hair that sticks up. And that is if I can sleep through the night (I don’t sleep well hot). But the gel insert keeps you cool without freezing you out. And that is what sells this pillow! And we put it through its paces when it came to heat because we have used it through the hottest part of summer (we hit over 105 in Fresno).

In full disclosure I had a hard time sleeping on my side because I am short enough that I just can’t get comfortable that way. But on my back it is heaven. And my husband likes it even better than me. It is now his pillow, unless I steal it when he isn’t looking;).

So how would you like to win one?

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(Disclosure: I was given a Vitex Gel Memory Foam Pillow to compensate for this post. But all thoughts and opinions are mine.)

A Look at the Downtown Grocery Outlet and a Giveaway

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As you may have seen in  a previous post that I did, there is a new Grocery Outlet in Downtown Fresno! It moved into the space that was previously occupied by Fresh and Easy. I got a chance to go out and check out the new Grocery Outlet at its Grand Opening! I got a chance to take a tour of the store and have a chat with the owner!

Owner Chris Caillier may be new to Fresno but he is loving it like a native. Caillier relocated to Fresno from Seattle in order to open his first Grocery Outlet and immediately has gotten involved with the community! Of course they had all the local dignitaries out at the Grocery Outlet but his community involvement goes beyond that.  The Grocery Outlet has started with Edison High School. A group from Edison was at the Grand Opening selling hot dogs. Also they are donating money and getting involved with the Jovante Woods Scholarship. There will even be an event near the end of June!

The Downtown Grocery Outlet is also going to be supporting the Muex Home that is right across the street. They will be supporting the Muex Home by working with supplying them with goods for some up coming fundraisers. I am personally a big fan of the Muex Home myself, as I have great childhood memories;). I think that this Grocery Outlet will be a great asset to Fresno and especially downtown.

I also got to tour the store and was quite pleased! In addition to seeing lots of great priced products, including a bunch of gluten free and organic items, I learned 3 very great things about Grocery Outlet! (Ok, I think they are great;)

1) They have a dedicated line of gluten free pasta that is packaged just for them! Which means it is a standing order so they should always have it!

2) Our area Grocery Outlets get all their produce from OK Produce here in Fresno! So when you shop their produce you are shopping local!

3) You know all those great deals on durable goods they always have? The dishes or knives or As Seen on TV stuff? Well, I have always been slow to buy any of those just in case there is something wrong with them. Well, don’t worry about that! Grocery Outlet has a 100% guarantee on all returns. And you can return it to any Grocery Outlet, regardless where you buy it! And there isn’t a time frame either. You can can return anything as long as you have a receipt!

I am still really excited for the Downtown Grocery Outlet! And to celebrate I have another $25 gift card to give away!


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(Disclosure: I was given a gift card to compensate my time. All opinions and thoughts are mine.)

A New Grocery Outlet Grand Opening & a Giveaway

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I know that I was not alone in my sorrow when the Fresh and Easy at Tulare and R closed here in Fresno. But a new Grocery Outlet opened this week in its place. I am so excited because there are always great deals to be had a Grocery Outlet!  And to celebrate there is a big Grand Opening this Saturday (May 24th)!

The festivities will kick off at 7am where there will be free coffee and treats along with free reusable bags for the first 500 customers. At 10am they are bringing out the Wheel of Bargains where you can spin and win (until 3pm). Then from 11am to 3pm there will be free face painting!

If you are there between 11am and 2pm you can get a $1 hot dog and drink. All proceeds will benefit Edison High School Athletics! You also should check out their facebook page before you go too. There may or may not be a deal to be had over there;).

I am going to go check it out and I hope to see you all there. And to get us all excited for the new store, Grocery Outlet is providing a $25 gift card for one of my readers. Just enter in the Rafflecopter! There will be lots of opportunities for entries!

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Make sure to enter and check back for another giveaway with my write up on the new store!

(Disclosure: Grocery Outlet provided me with a gift card to go shopping and with gift cards for giveaways. But all thoughts are mine!)

Lush Has Come to Fresno (and a Giveaway!)

Fresno Lush

Fresno got a LUSH store! Lush is a natural, handmade cosmetics store that apparently everyone else knew about except me! Lush makes the most divine smelling (and working) bath and body products along with cosmetics. They are possibly best known for their many varieties of bath bombs but they have lots of other great products. I received a package with some great soaps, shower gel and bath bombs that were divine! (side note: I really love the It’s Raining Men shower gel)

The Fresno location of Lush opened in April over at Fashion Fair Mall and I got a chance to pop in and look around. While I was there I also picked up some bar shampoo and conditioner for a trip! When you walk in you smell fabulous scents and see beautiful products! There are lots of items out for you to try from soaps to lotions to makeup. It is just a fabulous place!

To celebrate their opening of the Fashion Fair they are having a Grand Opening Party on Saturday. May 10th from Noon to 5:00pm. They will be doing face care demos, giveaways with $50 purchases and more. If you RSVP to the Facebook event and are once of the first 100 you will get a free gift too.

Lush has also decided to do a giveaway here on my blog! 1 lucky winner (who is here in the US) will win a Ray of Sunshine package! Just enter in the Rafflecopter!!!

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(Disclosure: I was provided Lush products! All thoughts and words are mine.)

Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam Slippers Review and Giveaway

Mommy Slippers and Monkey Slippers
Mommy Slippers and Monkey Slippers

I recently got my hands on a pair of Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam Slippers to review! I have been looking for great slippers for a while but have met failure after failure. I make be at home but I am working from home and needed slippers that could support me in my ventures! I think I have found them.

First things first, just because I am at home doesn’t mean I am just sitting around! I need foot support and that is 1 thing most slippers seem to be missing. They are either flat or fluff but usually slippers seem to be missing any form of support. But not the Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam Slippers. They have the memory foam core so it adapts to your feet and gives them great support all along the foot. So I can wash dishes, cook, do laundry, whatever and not have aching feet. This is a big deal for me because if your feet hurt, it can trash a productive day. But because it is memory foam, it gibes you that luxurious floating, squishy feeling that scream comfy slippers!

The next thing is durability! I need to be able to run outside. No, I am not wearing slippers grocery shopping. But I have 4 kids that I homeschool, can you even imagine how many I get called outside to see things by my kids;). I also don’t want to have to stop to put on shoes just to grab the mail or get something out my garage. My kids seem to get a little water on the floor every time they empty the dishwasher. But hey, at least they are emptying the dishwasher! I really don’t want wet feet or to stand in their way!

It is a little thing but it is integral to me! I don’t want to worry about them getting stained or wet on the bottom. So I love the fact that these slippers have a very durable sole that comes up an inch around the sides of the slippers. It means that you don’t have to worry about a little water that splashes on the kitchen floor.

My final analysis is… I love the Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam Slippers and I highly recomend them! They would be a great item to buy for yourself or a gift. But you could also win a pair here!

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(Disclosure: I received a pair of Nature’s Sleep Slippers to review. All thoughts are mine and mine alone.)