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Monday, March 30, 2009


I was recently contacted by Brenda from OLX to review their website. I had never heard of OLX previously and I was very impressed with the overall convenience and functionality o
f their website. The one thing that stood out to me was the the rental and real estate section. It is designed well and it makes looking through classifieds much easier. OLX also has networking capabilities and 100% free, users can also upload video and photos. OLX also has colored fonts and graphics something that Craigslist really lacks.

I have already recommended them to a neighbor who is moving and she was so glad to have more options other than Craigslist. If you need to look in the classifieds for something, definitely check out OLX!!

Ecostore USA $25 E-Gift Certificate WINNER!!

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Timestamp: 2009-03-30 18:59:36 UTC

Congratulations to

Nate and Alysha!!

They won the $25 e-gift certificate from Ecostore USA!!!

Email me so I can get you your e-gift certificate!!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com


Friday, March 27, 2009

Making Money Online

I found something that I think you all will like. The company's name is YouData ( They are trying to convince consumers like us that we should be the ones controlling our own data and selling our own attention, not third parties like broadcasters, newspapers, and spammers. By creating a MeFile at, I now control what ads I see and when I see them. Best part - I am selling my attention directly to interested advertisers, for real money. That's right, I get paid for giving them my attention. I can use the funds to buy music and video online, donate to charities, give to my favorite blogs and websites, or keep the change myself and do whatever I want with it.

It's real. They pay. You should check it out.

Click this link to sign up. My MeFile ID, themamahood, in the "Referral Code" will tell them I sent you.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ecostore USA Review and Giveaway- ENDED!

Ancient Polynesians relied on natural plants for bathing; many Polynesians today still use the same things as our ancestors did. My mother and her mother used the insides of a ground Kukui nut to exfoliate their skin while bathing, and Coconut Oils mixed with ylang ylang or sandalwood afterward. Their use of natural products resulted in skin with no acne, and no stretch marks during pregnancy and afterward. (They each had more than a dozen children.) Having recently been contacted by Eco Store USA to review some of its fine natural products, I jumped at the opportunity. I had already known of the great benefits of natural products. As a mom, I try to use the most natural cleaning products in my home as often as I can.

What is Eco Store USA ?

Ecostore USA is the US-based extension of a store, which was established in one of my own ancestors' native island, New Zealand. They provide eco-friendly and ‘green’ products with “No Nasty Chemicals™”. The company began 20 years ago as a home-based business in a NZ eco-village but has since grown both in its home country and now abroad. Each product is made from plant or mineral-based ingredients and is super-concentrated to provide the greatest amount of value for the dollar. Their products range from baby care and pet care to household cleaning products. They are an e-commerce company that is currently selling at a major Midwest retailer, Meijer! Their Household Cleaning products will be available at all 189 MEIJER stores exclusively

My Review of Eco Store's products:

I used Eco Store's Goat's Milk Baby Soap on our 5-month-old baby girl and our two little boys. The soap is made of plant-based ingredients such as Goat's Milk, Wheat Germ and oil of Lavender, and is Rich in Vitamin E, an anti-oxidant.

The scent of Lavender was soothing for both my baby and myself. The soap has smoothness to it that I loved. Each day after her bath she seemed to more relaxed and calm, because she has been fussy due to teething. Her skin had just the right amount of scent and it wasn't overpowering as some other scented baby soaps are. Knowing I was using natural soap made me feel good. The boys ages 2 and 4 years old loved the smell. After bathing them my older son has a bit of eczema, his skin was much better and not irritated.

My Overall Opinion:
On a Scale of 1- 10, it's a 10!! I found it to be very soothing for my fussy teething
baby and mild on her sensitive baby skin.

It's quite obvious, that I love this stuff!

My Recommendations for the company:
Only recommendations would be that they had a few other scents available in baby soap bars. It would be great to see even more of these great Polynesian
natural skin care remedies in their products.

Citrus Spray Cleaner: (Naturally Anti- bacterial)

I often use vinegar to disinfect around the house, especially the booster seats and highchair, they are the often the most grimy after meals. Vinegar works great, but the smell at first is not so great. The Citrus Spray cleaner did the same job vinegar does but with out the scent of vinegar. I loved that there were no irritating fumes like bleach after using it, which my other cleaners have. I love the fact that I don't have to worry about using it around the kids. So yes, I went a little crazy (good cleaning crazy). I used it throughout the week all over the house.

I sprayed door handles

Toilet handles...

Even the faucet handles...
The result is that my kids won't pick up as many germs or spread them too.
Which means that they are healthier and happier. And this Mama is too! ;)

My Overall Opinon: On a Scale of 1- 10, it's a 10!!

My Recommendations for the company:

This cleaning product works wonderfully!
I would love to see these products available in stores in the Western States as well!

The Conclusion: As a mom of 5 young kids, I would highly recommend Eco Store
products for your home and for your families overall health!!

(EDITED)***Now it's time for the giveaway!!
Eco Store USA
has offered 1 $25 e-gift certificate

in lieu of the laundry liquid, for 1 of my readers to enjoy!!
The winner will need to provide their email address to
Eco Store USA for their certificate code.
Anyone can enter, 18 and older.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave me a comment, with email if it's not in your profile
telling me what products you would like to see available
from Eco Store USA, or what products you would love buy if you win.

I am donating the laundry liquid to a family in my area
that is struggling to make ends meet.***

A winner will be picked randomly on
March 30th, 2009

Good Luck to all!
Sorry no double entries this time.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Too Hot Tot Bling- New Products!

is proud to announce the arrival of

Blinged Out Sneaks...

Lulu's Sneaks
Navy Blue

Nicole's Sneaks
Gray Denim

Lola's Sneaks
Leopard Canvas

send Stephanie an
if you're interested
in discussing, price, custom design, etc.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Free 2009 Franklin Planner!

My husband just bought me a Franklin planner, I love it, so I was pretty excited to share this freebie, posted byThrifty Jinxy : March 21, individuals who have recently lost their jobs are invited to visit a FranklinCovey store to receive a free 2009 Franklin Planner. To receive one provide the name of your last employer and supervisor, and the date you were laid off. Also be sure to enter
Thrifty Jinxy's Turbo Tax Giveaway!!

Free Thomas Train at Toys R Us 3/21 - 3/22

This weekend only, 3/21 - 3/22 stop by your local Toys R US
for a Free Thomas and Friends Wooden Train, with coupon.

To Print the coupon click here!

Choose one of the following: Thomas the Tank Engine, Lights and Sounds Percy, Sir Handel, or Peter Sam. The coupon is valid in-store only and only one coupon per guest.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Win a Tutu and Headband!!

Devri is giving away another beautiful tutu with a matching head band!!


Free Breakfast at IKEA

This weekend Friday - Sunday!
Check your local store for specific times, as each location may vary.

Win SafetyCaps from Mama Loves Giveaways!

*To enter to win, simply click here!

A winner will be randomly choosen on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 5 PM EST*

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Family Freebies in the Phoenix Area

Enjoy the Children's Museum FREE on Target Free First Friday Nights!
On the first Friday of every month, from 6pm to10pm, the Children's Museum of Phoenix will be open to the public free of charge thanks to Target Free First Friday Nights!

Join us on these Target Free First Friday Nights in 2009:

February 6

August 7

March 6

September 4

April 3

Octrober 2

May 1

November 6

June 5

December 4

July 3

Friday, March 13, 2009


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