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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Win a Misikko Flat Iron!

Mom Start & Misikko are giving away a

Misikko Ceramic Flat Iron!

Enter HERE!
Contest ends: January 11, 2010!


Cutest Little Tax Deduction Contest

Hurry, hurry....
There is only one week left to enter America's Cutest Last-Minute
Tax Deduction Contest! Moms of December new babies have a chance to win $5000.
Even if you aren't a mom of a December baby, you have a chance to win-
spread the word by posting about the contest to receive the "Cutest Tax Deduction" onesie and a chance to win a $250 American Express Gift Card.

To enter, parents or legal guardians should submit a photo of their baby born between Dec. 1-31, to The deadline for submissions is January 7, 2010. Judges will select 10 finalists, and America will determine America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction and the $5,000 grand prize winner!


Simply My Life Sweepstakes

As a wife and mama of 5 kids (and one more due in May), I am always looking for ways to simplify my life to make it more enjoyable. I am super busy! You moms know what I mean, the kids school events & projects, doctor appointments and just the day to day grind of household duties, even blogging can be time consuming. It is often hard to balance it all without forgetting things that need to be done. I also happen to be one of the most forgetful people you will ever know. Seriously, sometimes I forget details about what happened within the week. I am super excited about the "Simplify My Life Sweepstakes", because having an HP Mini will help me smooth out all the bumps & get things in order for my family. Things that keep my life hectic are the monthly prenatal exams, my sons weekly speech therapy sessions, my husbands doctor appointments every three months, and then there are the regular dental and well child exams to squeeze in. Add to these appointments, the extended family events, helping out with my aging father, babysitting nieces and nephews from time to time, teaching a class at church, keeping up with bills, shopping trips, meal planning and cooking, 3 loads of laundry daily, the list goes, on and on, and on......Mind you, I am not complaining, just being real.

As a busy mom, I must always make time to enjoy the "moments". What I mean is, I take time out to enjoy each child in some small way. I talk to them individually or have them help me individually while we talk about anything. I cherish these "moments". I also make time for these "moments" with my husband, we talk about our life, our memories and plans we have and then we express our appreciation for one another. It means the world to me when I can express how I feel without feeling rushed to get something else done.

I know without a doubt that I would function a whole lot better with a bit of help from a sweet HP Mini, to keep me organized and on top of things, and I would definitely have more sweet and precious "moments" to enjoy!

HP teamed up with 5-time Olympian Dara Torres (aka-Supermom) to show you how you can use the HP Mini with Windows® 7 Home Premium to simplify your everyday tasks, work the way you want, and make new things possible.

That's all you have to do to enter!

Mom Bloggers Club will randomly
give away three (3) HP Mini 110-1100

by Studio Tord Boontje PCs
to readers who leave a

comment on entrants' sweepstakes posts.
So in other words, I blogged this--
you comment on this
post and you

might just be selected to win an HP Mini!!

You and also enter to win one by blogging
read details here.
(A blog post & membership is required for this entry option)

GOOD LUCK and thanks again to
Mom Bloggers Club & HP for this giveaway!!

Entries will be judged by an esteemed panel of four judges starting on January 21. The grand prize winner will be announced on Friday, January 29, 2010.

Reader winners will be randomly drawn using and will be based on the order in which bloggers enter the sweepstakes and post on Twitter. Winners will be announced on Friday, January 29, 2010.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blog Giveaways

11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven is giving
away a gorgeous Hotslings baby carrier!

To enter click HERE.


Crayola Holiday Gifts- Review

This holiday season, Crayola offers gifts that will light up your children’s imaginations and provide them with creative memories that will last a lifetime.
Crayola provided me with some of the hottest gifts
of the season
to review through MyBlogSpark™.
  • Beginnings Color Me A Song
  • Color Explosion Glow Dome
  • Glow Station

* The Crayola Beginnings Color Me A Song lets little ones draw to the beat of their own drum, trumpet, piano or guitar. This portable drawing and music creation station features a pressure-sensitive board that matches a melody to the artist’s pace. Draw fast, and the tempo picks up. Slow down, and so does the music. Four instrument buttons let kids pick their favorite sound. Color Me a Song was named a “Toy of the Year” by FamilyFun magazine and one of American Baby magazine’s picks for “Best Toys of the Year.”
For children 24 months and up; suggested retail price is $24.99.

* The Crayola Color Explosion Glow Dome is sure to bring wide-eyed wonder to kids’ faces when the lights go out and they watch their artwork glow and spin on a moving, two-layered dome of light. Kids control the “glow-motion” fun and can dial up slow, medium or warp speed to create a wild, animated scene. For ages six and up; suggested retail price is $29.99.

* The Crayola Glow Station illuminates children’s imaginations through the magic of drawing with light on a large-size glow-in-the-dark canvas. Using a light wand, children can either draw freehand or use stencils and texture sheets to create more realistic drawings. A diamond-shaped tip can be snapped on the end of the light wand for stamping unique starburst designs on the canvas. Drawings magically disappear over time, or can be “erased” by turning on the lights, so kids can create again and again for limitless fun.
For children ages six and up; suggested retail price is $29.99.

Crayola would also like to share some exciting news about the Give the Gift of Creativity Sweepstakes, (Ends 12/24/09) where you can enter to win a 7-night Caribbean cruise for a family of 4 on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. Entering is simple! All you have to do is visit and create a Crayola wish list for your child. You can choose from a list of fun wishes like Star Skateboarding, Martian Sleepovers, and Boogie Woogie. Crayola will then recommend an item from their Holiday Gift Guide that corresponds to the wish. You can enter once a day, and an extra entry is also
available for those who share the wish list on Facebook.

The Review

These toys are some of my kids favorite toys that they have EVER had--seriously!
Last month we had a 6-hour power outage. The glow dome and the Glow Station came in
so handy for our kids and their cousins who were bored with nothing else to do in the dark. I didn't have to hear them whining about being bored or scared in the dark.
They took their toys in their room and had a blast playing in the dark.
They actually look forward to another outage! ;)

These toys are definitely built to last and made with fun in mind. My older kids love the Glow Station the most and my little ones love the Beginnings Color Me a Song the most.
They also love pretending the Glow Dome is a Campfire. They draw flames on it and pretend they are camping or roasting marshmallows. What I love most about these great toys is that they can be creative, artistic and use their imaginations like they should be doing, unlike other toys that they have. We have always loved Crayola products and these three definitely have us excited to see just what Crayola will come up with next. These toys make a wonderful gift!


Not only are these toys fun for kids and adults.
They are affordable to fit any budget.

Thanks again to Crayola & My Blog Spark
for providing these products for review!!

**We are not responsible or liable for
if you purchase these products.
We are simply stating our own opinions about these products.**


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Free Holiday Phone Calls

Make the season magical

with a free, personalized call.
Surprise your friends or family with
a call from Santa Claus, Sammy the
Snowman, or Coca-Cola® Racing Family member Tony Stewart.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Slim Shots- Review

SlimShots™ triggers the body's natural appetite control mechanism, the ideal brake, satisfying users for long periods of time and in turn, allowing them to eat less, without sacrifice and without depriving them of their favorite foods. Available in two great tasting flavors, Vanilla and Chocolate.

How do they work?
  • SlimShots has been proven to increase the feeling to satiety [i.e., being full].
  • Satiety is the long term effect of a meal—how long it takes to become hungry again and how much food is consumed at the next meal.
  • General Explanation: SlimShots™ triggers the body’s natural appetite control mechanism, the ileal brake, satisfying users for long periods of time and in turn, allowing them to eat less, without sacrifice and without depriving them of their favorite foods.
How do I use SlimShots?
  • For optimal effectiveness; take two shots per day the 1st week; one shot [9.3 ml container] at breakfast and one shot at lunch. Thereafter, one shot at breakfast should be sufficient. However, response rates can vary for individuals depending on different factors like body weight.
  • SlimShots comes in mini shots [i.e., about the site of a coffee creamer], which can be kept at work, in the kitchen or in your purse.
  • SlimShots can be taken as a shot or added to coffee, yogurt, cereal or shakes.

Who can take it?

  • Anyone who wishes to manage their appetite and moderate their food intake.
  • It’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • It’s an ideal compliment to weight loss products except Alli.
  • If taking any kind of medication, you should consult your doctor before taking SlimShots as a precaution.

SlimShots should be taken in conjunction with a balanced diet and be viewed as part of a sustainable food and weight management regimen.


I had my sister-n-law, try slim shots out and her results went pretty well.

Here is what she said:

"I have used them for 3 weeks and lost 5 lbs. They helped to curb my appetite between meals. I drank a shot and washed it down with water afterward because there is a bit of an aftertaste, which I have found in other products as well. The chocolate flavor is actually good. It really isn't too bad and the shots are so small and easy to manage. They taste a little like soy milk. I am pretty happy with my results. Slim Shots definitely helped to kick start my weight loss goals. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a little help with controlling their appetite, like I do."

Ways to save on this product:

Slim Shots have a promo going on right now, if you buy a 1 month supply you get another month free for $54.98 + shipping & handling costs.

They offer a 30-day money back guarantee as well.

**In my opinion Slim Shots are moderately priced and worth the investment.**

**As always use your own judgment and consult with

your own doctor before using slim shots.

The results are a personal opinion and we are not in any way responsible

for any outcome you might have.

Slim Shots provided their product for this review.**


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gifts of Hope 2009-Deadline extended!

Good News! We have extended the deadline for the Gifts of Hope Charity Christmas Contest!
It will now be ending December 3rd, 2009! Please hurry and submit a family that needs some help with gifts this Christmas! Some "Secret Elves" help this Christmas! Leave a comment here on this post or on The Naulu Tribe or
better yet, email me: kenzkween at hotmail dot com

We look forward to hearing from you!



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Specials (All American Direct)

My husband and I are going shopping on Black Friday for the first time. I have never wanted to deal with the crowds, but we are actually looking to get some good deals this year. If you don't want to deal with the crowds try shopping online. A great alternative! has some great Black friday deals for you.
Check these out and even more hot deals on has just released their Black Friday Deals today. I’ve listed some of the hottest ones below:

· Save 60% on a Toshiba BD Live Blu-Ray Disc Player for $99.99. (Original price - $150.00)

· Get a Samsung 26” 720p LCD HDTV for $399.99 + free shipping. (Original price -$418.99)

· Get a Ginsu 14 Piece Stainless Steel Knife and Block Set for $24.99. (Original price - $44.99)

· Get a HP Mini 5101 Netbook for $349.99 + free shipping. (original price - $409.99)

and Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Want a chance to win a iPod Nano?

Ipod Nano 16gb Green

At the end of today, anyone who has donated or who will donate here
for our Gifts of Hope Charity Christmas contest
will be entered into a drawing for a early raffle.
(spread the word,twitter, facebook)

Head over to The Naulu Tribe for more details!!


Bella Sara Royalty Trading Cards- Reviews/Giveaways



The only trading cards I remember when I was growing up besides the traditional sports cards that were the Garbage Pail Kids, which were actually stickers that featured some weird and gross characters....yeah, I don't think I will ever approve of those types of cards for my kids. Which is why I was glad to learn about Bella Sara trading cards for girls. These trading cards take traditional cards to the next level. They implement the power and fun of technology, making trading cards a bit more interactive, but they also allow for imagination to be had. My girls were able to review some packs of these great cards, which was already neat because they love horses. Bella Sara Trading cards are beautifully designed with girls in mind. As a mom I loved that the cards feature positive and inspiring messages for little girls. My girls were excited for the adventures to be had playing with the cards and they were able to easily navigate the website and were thrilled when they used their awesome "secret codes", to access to explore the magical land of North of North. The site is also available in over 20 different languages. Here is a snapshot image of our oldest daughter's Pony. She named her Princess Blossom. We have enjoyed our adventures with Bella Sara trading cards and website and I am sure our girls will enjoy Bella Sara for years to come.

With Christmas around the corner, I know my daughters
would love the Bella Sara Jewelry Kit, which is on sale for $10.99 right now.
Check out their online store for some unique and beautiful gifts for your little girl.

Bella Sara is a safe, fun-filled magical world of horses & other characters for kids ages 5-11. Much more than just a toy, Bella Sara inspires pro-social dialogue & inspirational thought with positive messages.

Brand new in time for the holidays are the “Bella Sara Royalty Trading Cards,” each with inspirational messages and a secret code. By entering these secret codes at, children can enhance their online experiences by redeeming horseshoes to play games and care for their magical horses as they begin to explore the magical land of North of North. The more secret codes, the more adventures you can unlock when playing Bella Sara Adventures (

Just under $5, these cards make for the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season!


If you visit, you can save 20% off of a purchase of $15 or more by entering code: 8EV2TBA6. This 20% savings code expires on December 31, 2009. But that's not all! If you prefer to visit your local Target store starting on November 6, you can visit Bella Sara Store Locator and print off a Bella Sara Coupon for 15% off Bella's Ball Card Pack, Single Blister, or Double Blister. This offer will expire on December 7, 2009. (One printed coupon for transaction)


I have a Bella’s Ball card pack and one velvety mini for one of you that I am giving away.

To be entered in this giveaway
please tell me in a comment:

What feature
your Bella Sara fan
would love about Bella Sara trading cards.


This giveaway ends December 4th, 2009
at midnight. (MST)


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pillsbury Thanksgiving Shape Sugar Cookies

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I have a few things planned for family dinners with both sides of the family. I always like to do at least one special meal or dessert at home with my kids the day before any holiday, because I want to make sure they take part in tradition. Thanks to MyBlogSpark, this holidays dessert with the kids is going to be a breeze! MyBlogSpark has given me a chance to review Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Thanksgiving Shape® sugar cookies. I will be posting that review soon....and will also be giving you a chance to win some as well!


Enter to win a HP TouchSmart 600!


Holy CRAP!!

This has to be one of the best giveaways

I have found around the

Just in time for Christmas too!

Jolly Mom is giving

you a chance to win this:

An HP TouchSmart 600

Microsoft and HP collaborated to create best-in-class touch technology that melds the power of Windows 7 with HP’s revolutionary TouchSmart PCs. The HP TouchSmart 600 showcases this technology within its sleek design, HD widescreen, BluRay, adjustable webcam and more. It offers limitless potential for enhancing life at home.

Hurry and submit your extra entries on her blog on this post here!
Because early extra entries ends tomorrow (Nov. 22nd)

Good Luck to you and let me know if you win!!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gifts of Hope 2009

The Gifts of Hope Charity Christmas contest has kicked off, well officially on November 15th. Yes, I am a little behind schedule. (Sorry Devri.) This contest is for bloggers to nominate a family that they know is in need, ie: neighbors, friends, relatives, etc. any family you know of that could use some help this Christmas with gifts, and a tree this Christmas.
Please think carefully of any family you know of that is in need.

The Mama Hoods Goods has joined forces with Devri from The Naulu Tribe Blog for a charity Christmas contest. You can nominate a family from now until December 1st. You can email Devri- makadevri at gmail dot com or me: kenzkween at hotmail dot com

The family's name you nominate will remain anonymous,

Our readers and followers can donate (HERE) $1 or more so that us bloggers, twitters, and facebookers could give these deserving families a wonderful day of happiness and hope.

If you donated... Thank you so much.....If you haven't.... It is not too late!!!!!

If you did donate this is what is in the Raffle and chances are pretty good that you are going to get one of these puppies.. Not too many have donated.

Cannon Rebel.................From a local company.. they do not want to be named..I went to their store and begged and begged, I asked for two.. lol I think I pushed it.. lol

Nintendo Dsi..................From Kmart

$50 Gift Card......From Target

$50 gift Card................From Bath and Body

$50 Gift Card...............From Best Buy

$25 Gift Card...............From Walmart

$25 Gift Card...............From Shopko

$25 Gift Card................From Toys R Us

$25 Gift Card...............From Lane Bryant

$25 Gift Card...............From JCPenny


Item that will be given away in Santa's Bag are hopefully still coming in..But this is what we have so far and want to thank companies for donating for these families in need.. I will be doing a post on each sponsor who agreed to let me shout them out...I will post sponsors starting today and go up until December 1st.

1. Ride on Retro Rocket.....from donations
2. Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker
3. Bob the Builder donation
4. Black&Decker 12v Smart Select Drill
5. Worthington Handbag
6. 39"Monster Tube from Paricon
7. Disney's UP DVD
8. Sentsy Gift Certificate
9. Disney's Ice Age DVD
10. Holiday Time 7' Pre-lit Douglas Fir Tree
11. Monopoly City
12. Tonka
13. My little pony
15. baby activity gym
16. Tutu's and hair accessories
17. Muk_Luks Boots
18. Transformers Optimus Prime Autobot
19. LeapFrog Leapster2
20. Ematic 4gb Mp3 player with 2.4"lcd screen and camera
21. Crayola Glow Dome
22. And more coming tommorow...

1st sponsor.......MUK_LUKS


Monday, November 16, 2009

Zoom Album Winner!

Congratulations to Charity L.!!!

I have emailed you, please check your
email and reply as soon
as possible!!

Thanks again to all who entered!!
Please stay tuned in to my
blog for more great giveaways!!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Enter to win a 37" LCD HDTV is giving away a Panasonic Viera 37" LCD HDTV!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ZoomAlbum- Review: Giveaways


I love photos and anything that has to do with photos, scrapbooks, digital photos. They capture the moments that are most cherished. ZoomAlbum sent me their ZoomAlbumKit to review.

ZoomAlbum makes it easy for anyone to create their very own album with videos on their website as well as instructions in the kit that are very easy to follow.
Just to show you how easy it is to make an album, there are only 5 steps:

1. INSTALL ZoomAlbum Creator

Load the ZoomAlbum Creator™ photo album software onto your computer.


Follow the easy on-screen instructions to select which photos you want to include in your ZoomAlbum Photobook (just drag-and-drop!)


First thing I loved was the size of the album, something I will carry in my purse to show family and friends my kids pictures.


Follow the instructions printed right on the back of the photo paper - just a few folds turns that flat sheet into a perfect little booklet!
DID YOU KNOW… This folding technique is actually a bit of Origami - the ancient Japanese art of paper folding.


Insert your folded ZoomAlbum photo paper into the chipboard cover provided in the kit. Peel the liner from the back of the photo paper and press to adhere the pages to the cover. You can even create a photo cover to make your album even more beautiful!

And your photo album is completed!

These photo albums make great gifts for the upcoming holidays. I made mine specifically for both sets grandparents as part of their Christmas gifts. I know they will really appreciate them because they are very sentimental.

Thanks ZoomAlbum for this fabulous album kit! I definitely enjoyed this review and it will be one that will be enjoyed for years to come!

ABOUT ZoomAlbum:

ZoomAlbums are small, portable photo albums with a professional look that customers can make at home. In just a few minutes, any user can create a handmade gift or keepsake using the familiar technologies found in most households today: a PC, digital camera, camera phone or scanner, and a color Inkjet printer.

This website is owned and operated by ZoomAlbum, Inc., a company formed to produce and market ZoomAlbum in specific markets around the world. The principals of ZoomAlbum have decades of experience in imaging, digital photography, technology development, marketing and consulting in the United States, Europe and Japan.

Zoom Album also has income opportunities available Generate income from your home doing what you love as a Photobook Coach!

"There have been some remarkable examples of success, and those successes have been earned through diligence, enthusiasm and the right product combined with timing."
–Donald Trump

ZoomAlbum is definitely the right product!
The timing couldn’t be better!

ZoomAlbum now offers the opportunity to earn income while you share your passion for photography and preserving family memories through its exclusive Photobook Coach program.

BUY IT: Can't wait to see if you win this giveaway?
You can purchase Photo Cover Photo Album Kit for $26.36.

WIN IT: One of my wonderful readers will win the Photo Cover Photo Album Kit from ZoomAlbum!

Please Visit ZoomAlbum and tell me in a comment
what product is your favorite. (1 entry)

Please leave an email address if your blog is private in this format:

email at yahoo dot com


  • If you are one of my FEEPS...follow any of my blogs you get 3 extra entries per blog followed.
(Follow all three: The Mama Hood, The Mama Hoods Goods,
The Polynesian Kitchen - you automatically get 9 entries)

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.


This contest ends
November 14, 2009
(@ midnight MST)


Monday, November 2, 2009

The Goods: Around the Hood...Links

Have you heard??

34 Utah Albertsons stores were purchased by Associated foods, and the new Fresh Market chain is replacing many of the locations. Starting today, customers can bring their Albertsons Preferred Card into Fresh Market stores, and exchange it for a FREE 5 lb. bag of sugar. Fresh Market stores will not require the use of a store card.

Free Redbox codes valid TODAY ONLY -


Both expire at midnight Central Time.
Have a fun movie night!





Laurie L.





Friday, October 30, 2009

The Goods: Halloween FREEBIES!

Print it out before it's too late!

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$1.50 ea. after coupon!



Halloween Activities at Bass Pro Shops


Visit Toys R Us on Saturday, October 31, 2009 from noon to 3pm to participate in Geoffrey’s Trick “R” Treat parade. Children age 3 and up will receive a complimentary reusable bag which they can fill up with goodies and giveaways as they parade around the store.
Check your location here to see if your store is participating.

Chipotle is offering customers a free burrito, order of tacos, bowl or salad when you visit the restaurant dressed as a burrito or something similar to a menu item. This will take place on October 31st from 6 PM to close at all locations in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Check out your local mall for Trick or Treating and stay out of the chilly weather!


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