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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.





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