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Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Goods: Great Contests to Enter!

Site: Blommi's -

PRIZE: Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan Review & Giveaway! 


{ENTER HERE}

Friday, May 28, 2010

Please Excuse My Delays in Posting..



Just had our baby on May 25th, 2010. 
I will have winner announcements ready next week.
Thank You for your patience and understanding!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Goods: Great Giveaways to Enter

Check out these great giveaways being hosted around the web:


Granny Loves Gift Baskets

 Granny Loves Gift Baskets is giving away a Sony Cyber Shot digital camera!








The Week In Rewind is giving away an 
Apple iPod Touch 64GB on their blog! There are some specific 
requirements to enter, but well worth it! 
They giveaway some amazing prizes often!

Motor Oil Matters: $35 Jiffy Lube Gift Card Giveaway-CLOSED


CONGRATULATIONS TO VICKE C!! 
You won the $35 Jiffy Lube Gift Card! 
 





Did you know that in the United States the average age of cars and light trucks on the roads today has reached a record high of 9.4 years? That means it’s more important than ever to take proper care of your vehicle.

With the informative Web site www.MotorOilMatters.org (created by the maker of industry-leading brands Pennzoil and Quaker State) you can easily locate key information about how quality motor oils can help prolong your engine’s life and improve overall efficiency, as well as help answer other questions you may have about motor oil. In addition, the site offers a fun, educational game for you to play called “M.O.M. Knows Best” where you can put your motor mind to the test with an interactive quiz.

Did you know?

* According to a recent survey from the Automotive Service Association, more than 54 percent of customers who take their vehicles for service and repair are women

* Using a high-quality motor oil in the right grade can help maximize fuel economy

* Low-quality oils that do not meet industry standards or the vehicle manufacturer’s requirements could cost consumers in the long run by potentially damaging the vehicle’s engine or possibly voiding the manufacturer’s warranty

* Another reason to look to a high-quality motor oil – like Pennzoil and Quaker State - is that it is designed to meet the demands of today’s engines.

My Review:
This information on MotorOilMatters.org and Jiffy $35 Gift Card came just in time for me. Our smaller car needed an oil change and when we took it to Jiffy Lube we also found out that we have a bit of an oil leak. Our car is running better but we still have the leak that needs to be fixed. The services provided were quick, thorough and friendly. It's always nice to find great mechanics.


THE GIVEAWAY:

Shell Oil and MotorOilMatters.org have generously
provided me with an additional  
$35 Jiffy Lube gift card  to giveaway to one of my readers!
The $35 Jiffy Lube gift card will cover
most of the cost, if not all, of a conventional oil 
change at most Jiffy Lube locations 
(please click on the following link to locate your nearest store:
http://www.jiffylube.com/findlocation/storelocator.aspx).


 
How to ENTER:


Please visit www.MotorOilMatters.org and come back here and 
tell me in a comment what you found most interesting on their site.
  
**As always make sure your email address is included in your first comment
(this is a safe format: myemailaddress at yahoomail dot com)
or that it is somewhere on your blog or blogger profile, if I can't email you
I will have to pick another person!**

This giveaway is open for US residents only.

Want MORE ENTRIES?



After you have completed the first entry, you are qualified for additional entries.


HOW TO EARN EXTRA ENTRIES: 
To earn even more entries, you may do one or all of the following.
Each one of these count as "1 extra ticket"
but you must leave a separate comment for each one.
  • Tweet this giveaway once, just copy and paste this:

  • Place my button in your sidebar.

Other ways to earn multiple entries:
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a linking to this post, tell me
you blogged in a comment. (5 extra entries)


  • If you are one of my FEEPS...
(follow any of my 3 main blogs





you get 3 extra entries per blog followed)


This giveaway will end on May 30th, 2010
@1:00am MST



GOOD LUCK!





Disclosure: Jiffy Lube gift cards were given to me from Shell Lubricants* and MotorOilMatters.org. Thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


The Goods: Movie Theater Deals This Summer!

Don't miss out on this great freebie! 
Regal Theaters have planned a fun-filled summer of select movies for kids and parents.
Regal has proudly offered this free summer fun since1991.


Selected G or PG movies start at 10:00am every Tuesday and Wednesday 
during the festival. Tickets and seating are first-come, first-served and are limited to theater capacity.
The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer. Tickets for their 2010 Free Family Film Festival are exclusively available at select theaters box office on the day of the show. 

Visit Regal Theaters website here for more information, and participating locations near you.

 














Cinemark Theaters around the nation are offering family movie fun for 10 weeks this summer! 
Click on this link for more information!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Win the Bike Featured in Katy Perry’s Proactiv Commercial

Enter for a Chance to Win on Proactiv’s Facebook Page

Palm Desert, CA -- May 17, 2010 – Show your love (or like!) for Proactiv on Facebook for a chance to win the retro-chic beach cruiser featured in the Katy Perry Proactiv commercial. Starting on May 5, those who “like” the Proactiv Facebook page and register for the contest will be entered to win the white bike with aqua blue trim with a very special California license plate signed by Katy.  Four other winners will receive a Proactiv product assortment package valued at $400.00. The contest will run through June 1.  For contest details, visit http://www.facebook.com/Proactiv.

Joining the Proactiv Facebook community will not only put you in the running for a chance to win the bike, but it will keep you in the know about Proactiv news and announcements, behind-the-scenes videos, fan stories, tips and special offers.

CSN Stores Giveaway!



CSN Stores has over 200 Stores available online. I have visited their site several times and there are so many great products I would have loved to choose for this giveaway. You could easily furnish your whole house, kitchen, bath, bedrooms, the outdoors and even clothe your family from their websites. I love their online store concept and convenience.

CSN Stores has very generously offered one of my readers a fantastic prize which I have chosen for this giveaway. One of my favorite stores is where I made my selection: RideOnVehicles.com.


THE PRIZE:

One of you will win a 
Cozy Cruisin' Wagon (SRP-$73.00)
on sale for $59.99


The deluxe Cozy Cruisin' Wagon from Little Tikes offers the ultimate in styling, practicality and versatility. The wagon features roomy seats and high backrests, built-in cup holders, and a wet/dry storage area that can be used to haul snacks and beverages or keep toys, hats or gloves stashed out of the way. This convenient wagon will allow your next trip to the park to be worry free!

Features: 

  • Seats 2 children comfortably
  • Roomy seats with high backrests
  • Built-in cup holders
  • Wet/dry storage area for toys, snacks, etc
  • Handle folds underneath for easy transport or storage
  • Made in the USA
  • Ages: 1-1/2 and up 



  
HOW TO ENTER:

Please visit-CSN.Stores.com
and leave me a comment about any one of their other 
products that you would be interested in.

This giveaway is open for US residents only.


**As always make sure your email address is included in your first comment
(this is a safe format: myemailaddress at yahoomail dot com)
or that it is somewhere on your blog or blogger profile, if I can't email you
I will have to pick another person!**


Want MORE ENTRIES?



After you have completed the first entry, you are qualified for additional entries.


HOW TO EARN EXTRA ENTRIES: 
To earn even more entries, you may do one or all of the following.
Each one of these count as "1 extra ticket"
but you must leave a separate comment for each one.
  • Tweet this giveaway once, just copy and paste this:
Enter to win a wagon ARV-$73.00 from CSN stores on TMHGs #giveaway http://themamahoodsgoods.blogspot.com/2010/05/csn-stores-giveaway.html

    • Place my button in your sidebar.

      Other ways to earn multiple entries:
      • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a linking to this post, tell me
      you blogged in a comment. (5 extra entries)


      • If you are one of my FEEPS...
      (follow any of my 3 main blogs





      you get 3 extra entries per blog followed)


      This giveaway will end on May 31st, 2010 
      at midnight. (MST)

      GOOD LUCK!




      Disclosure: I was not paid for this review or giveaway.
      CSN stores has provided the prize
      for this giveaway. My opinions are my own.






      Thursday, May 20, 2010

      Yo Gabba Gabba 60 City Tour!

       (I am so excited to share this news with my readers! 
      My kids are fans of the show and my 
      cousin Amos Watene
      is one of the voice actors of Brobee.)


      YO GABBA GABBA! ANNOUNCES 60 CITY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
      AND SOLIDIFIES YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!**

      THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! PARTNERSHIP 
      WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY


      Advance Tickets For American Express® Cardmembers Go On-Sale Thursday, May 20
      $1 From Every Ticket Sold To Benefit Habitat for Humanity Local Affiliate In Each Tour City

      Miami, FL (May 19, 2010)-- Fresh off a triumphant sold-out tour debut, a headlining performance at The White House, a critically-acclaimed, chart-topping album, and an appearance at Coachella that garnered rave reviews from spectators and media alike, DJ Lance Rock and the cast of YO GABBA GABBA! are heading back on the road with YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! to play to enthusiastic fans on a 60-city tour across North America.  Today’s hottest live show for families will make stops at top theaters, arenas and amphitheaters throughout North America, starting August 27 in Bethel, NY and ending in Dallas, TX on December 12.  YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! is produced by S2BN Entertainment in association with Wildbrain Entertainment and The Magic Store.
      Champions on the stage and in the community, the Gabba Gang will participate in various service projects aimed at building homes and hope in the cities they visit during their four month journey across North America.  In addition, $1 from every ticket sold during the 2010 YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY North American tour will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity local affiliate in each tour city to further their homebuilding efforts.
      Pre-sale tickets are available to American Express Cardmembers starting Thursday, May 20.  A special Gabba Tix pre-sale offer for members of the Gabba community will begin on Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m.  VIP packages with premium tickets and meet and greets will also be available.   For complete tour, ticket, and VIP package information, visit www.yogabbagabbalive.com.   Children under one year of age will be admitted free to sit on a parent’s lap.
       
      To celebrate the North American tour and partnership, DJ Lance Rock and friends are inviting fans and Habitat for Humanity families to a dance party at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday May, 20.
      The state-of-the-art production features music, singing, dancing and animation.  The show is an interactive experience that offers audience members of all ages the opportunity to witness their favorite characters come to life.  Joining the characters on stage will be hip-hop legend Biz Markie to teach kids how to beat box with “Biz’s Beat of the Day”.  Special guests will join the party on stage for the Super Music Friends Show and Dancey Dance segments. 
      Released in October, 2009, YO GABBA GABBA!: MUSIC IS AWESOME Volume 1 topped kids and overall music charts at iTunes (#1 kids album), Amazon (top 5 kids album) and Target sales, which reached more than 40,000 copies in only 6 months since its release. YO GABBA GABBA!: MUSIC IS AWESOME was picked as one of 2009’s top holiday gifts for toddlers by both PARENTS magazine and the popular Mom web destination MomLogic.com.  YO GABBA GABBA!: MUSIC IS AWESOME Volume 2 will be released on iTunes and will hit shelves nationwide this September.

      **Dates, venues and ticket prices are subject to change.

      For the tour info, including the list of cities, go to http://www.yogabbagabbalive.com/
       



      Ring Pop Giveaway Winner

      Congratulations to Mami2jcn!! 

      Wednesday, May 19, 2010

      Sprout Baby Food Giveaway-CLOSED

      THE WINNER OF THIS GIVEAWAY IS PETTEY TIFFANY! 
      CONGRATULATIONS, I AM EMAILING YOU NOW!! 










      As I have written in my recent review post, I am definitely impressed with Sprout Baby Food!
      Sprout is so fantastic they have offered one of my readers a three pack sample of their baby food! 


      ENTER to Win Sprout Baby Food:

      If you would like to be entered to win some of this yummy and nutritious baby food, please visit the Sprout Baby Food Website and leave me a comment telling me what three awesome flavors you would like to have your little one sample.

      As always make sure your email address is included in your first comment
      (this is a safe format: myemailaddress at yahoomail dot com)
      or that it is somewhere on your blog or blogger profile, if I can't email you
      I will have to pick another person!


      Want MORE ENTRIES?



      After you have completed the first entry, you are qualified for additional entries.

      HOW TO EARN EXTRA ENTRIES: 
      To earn even more entries, you may do one or all of the following.
      Each one of these count as 1 extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

      • Follow me on Twitter

      • Place my button in your sidebar.

        Multiple Entry Methods: 
        • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a linking to this post, tell me
        you blogged in a comment. (5 extra entries)


        • If you are one of my FEEPS...
        (follow any of my blogs you get 3 extra entries per blog followed)


        This giveaway will end on May 25th, 2010 at midnight. (MST)

        GOOD LUCK!




        Disclosure: I was not paid for this review. Sprout Baby food provided me with product to facilitate this review and for the giveaway. My opinions are my own.


        Tuesday, May 18, 2010

        Playtex Bra Makeover Contest


        Do you have the same issues I have with bras fitting properly?
        Do you get frustrated with slipping straps, riding up backs? 


        Seven out of 10 women of us women are wearing the wrong size bra, which can result in an
        ill fit for the rest of their outfit, back and shoulder pain, as well as bruising and digging.

        That's why I wanted to let you know about this contest from Playtex! 
        Playtex recently launched www.PlaytexBraMakeover.com, a site where women can go to apply for a bra makeover or nominate a friend. If chosen, the winner will be flown to New York to receive a Bra Makeover with style expert Alison Deyette. Deyette is a fashion and trend lifestyle expert who has been featured on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker and TLC's Ten Years Younger, as well as in print publications including Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, and O Magazine

        Apply for your chance to win a Playtex Bra Makeover today.

        Hurry and enter! The last day to apply is Friday, May 21st, 2010.

        The 10 winners selected for a Bra Makeover will also star in their very own webisode wherein a makeover candidate will receive a fitting with Deyette and walk away with the perfect Playtex products. A new webisode will premier on www.PlaytexBraMakeover.com every two weeks.

        (And I wonder why my back hurts so much at the end of the day...)



        Disclosure:
        By posting this information, I am entered into a contest to win a free bra from Playtex. I did not receive any compensation for this post and thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

        Monday, May 17, 2010

        Sprout Organic Baby Food Review

        The GOODS:

         






        About the Product: 

        "Sprout Foods is an innovative children's organic food company. Sprout produces uniquely prepared baby food in a light weight, eco-friendly package. Our recipes have been developed by our Co-Founder Tyler Florence."


        Our Review:

        Sprout foods contacted me to do a review & giveaway of their baby foods. Since we have a new baby on the way I was very excited to learn about this new baby food company and their organic products. First thing I loved was the unique, light weigh and Eco-friendly packaging. The pouch is made up of layers of BPA-free plastic and foil.  The layer in contact with the food is very heat resistant Polypropylene; All plastic layers are BPA-free.The food comes in a pouch which has a zipper for resealing. The only downside is that the packaging is not microwave safe, but it has the plus it's conveniently re-heated just by placing it in a bowl of warm water until the desired temperature is reached.

        Our 18 month-old's favorite flavor was the Roasted Pear. She ate it all up and wanted more.
        She wasn't a fan of the blueberry and apple, it was a bit sour for her. (The older kids liked it though.) She loved the Baked Sweet Potato & White Bean!

        Overall, our experience with Sprout Baby Food was great, as a mom it makes me feel good to feed
        my baby wholesome, nutritious food that is also innovative with eco-friendly packaging. I also think it's a great baby food for 72-hour kits, because of it's convenient and light weight packaging.
        It lasts up to 18 months.




        Nutritional Information:

        I was very impressed with what I read-

        "Made with all certified organic ingredients. 
        No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives."

         "Our organic ingredients are certified grown and handled without the 
        use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Sprout is Just Pure Food."

        How is Sprout Baby Food 

        prepared, and how is it different?

        The difference is the flavor! Sprout Baby Food is produced in small batches using proprietary processes that develop the natural flavors of the ingredients through carmelization and browning. We never add any preservatives, sugar, starches, or fillers. Our food is made from all-natural organic ingredients. Our Chef, Tyler Florence, took the traditional methods that he uses in the kitchen and tailored them to work on a little larger scale. Our unique packaging also allows us to preserve 
        more flavor and nutrients.



        They sent us three great flavors to try:


        Roasted Pears


        Baked Sweet Potato & White Beans

        Roasted Apples & Blueberries




                 
        Price:
         $13.99/12-Pack


         Where To Buy This Product:

        Check Sprout Baby Food's website for details.

        See what other Mom’s are saying about Sprout Baby Food on facebook!

        Disclosure: I was not paid for this review. Sprout Baby food provided me with product to facilitate this review and for the giveaway. My opinions are my own.


        Thursday, May 13, 2010

        The Goods: Freebies 5/13/10




        • Sign up for a free sample of new Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner! {SIGN UP HERE}




        • Sign up to receive a coupon for a free full size bottle of Shampoo or Conditioner! 
        You should receive your coupon in the mail in 6-8 weeks! {SIGN UP HERE}

        Wednesday, May 12, 2010

        Sugar Free Ring Pops Review/ Giveaways



        Our kids love Ring Pops! As a mother, I definitely do my best to limit sugary foods in our home. Being pregnant hasn't helped much with that lately. :)  I definitely was happy when I heard that there are now Sugar Free Ring Pops available.

        Our kids definitely enjoyed their Sugar Free Ring Pops! I know this because that they had no idea they were sugar free until after they had finished them! :) I definitely will be on the lookout for more sugar free options for my kids when I shop. Overall they enjoyed their sugar free ring pops, just as much as they enjoy the regular ring pops. They are definitely kid-friendly and kid approved!

        They come in 3 different yummy flavors: Blue Raspberry, Strawberry & Watermelon. I think the fact that they are a sugar free and fat free treat is not the only appeal, but they are only 30 calories, cholesterol free and made with Splenda. As a mom it's great to know that there is a sweet treat available that is a better choice for them. I would hope that there are more companies like Topps that will follow suite and make readily available children's candy options available that are sugar free.

        Would you like to try them for yourself?
        You can find sugar free ring pops at Wal-Mart stores nationwide!
        Also, you can enter to win your very own pack of 3 sugar free ring pops right here!

        How to ENTER:
         
        Visit Ring Pop and leave a comment: 
         
        Tell me your favorite
        Ring Pop Flavor! 
         
         NO EXTRA ENTRIES
        are available for this giveaway....
         
        This giveaway will end on May 18th, 2010 @ 1:00 AM

         As always make sure your email address is included in your first comment
        (this is a safe format: myemailaddress at yahoomail dot com)
        or that it is somewhere on your blog or blogger profile, if I can't email you
        I will have to pick another person!
         



        Let Ring Pop know what you think about 
        Sugar Free Ring Pops

        Monday, May 10, 2010

        CSN Stores Giveaway..coming soon!



        CSN Stores contacted me recently with a very exciting offer for my readers. Just f.y.i., I will be giving away a fun item for children's outdoor play. If you haven't heard of CSN Stores, you will definitely want to bookmark a link to their sites. They have great prices and sales too! 


        A few words from their site:

        "CSN Stores LLC is a fast-growing, privately-held company offering customers the best online shopping available for home and office goods. A $200 million company, CSN is made up of more than 200 online niche shops offering a huge selection of products ranging from barstools and bedroom sets to grills, greenhouses and gaming equipment. We have items for budget-minded shoppers, luxury seekers and everyone in between."


        CSN Stores has one niche store that I love. I love watching home makeover and decorating shows. As far as my own sense of style and design, I definitely prefer traditional design. I have all of these great ideas for my home, but the budget isn't quite there yet. That's one reason I am glad to know about CSN Stores. They have some really great home decor and design products.

        One thing that is necessary when decorating is good lighting. I definitely think lighting makes a huge difference in how a room feels. Our home is an older home built in the 1950's. I love the character but the lighting in the living room overhead is more of what you would use in an office. It's florescent lighting. I can't stand it. We have a torchiere light that we use instead. If we owned the home we currently live in, I would definitely change the lighting out and put in some recessed lighting instead. I love how the lighting makes the room, so much more inviting.


        Be sure to check out CSN Stores and keep reading The Mama Hoods Goods for a wonderful giveaway for one of my lucky readers, courtesy of CSN Stores!




        Thursday, May 6, 2010

        Tropical Traditions Winner!





        Congratulations to Eclairre!
        You won the Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut
        Oil Hair Treatment Giveaway!

        Wednesday, May 5, 2010

        The Goods: Great Contests to Enter!





        • Win a Misikko Flat Iron on The Mom Reviews {ENTER HERE}
        • Win a Misikko Flat Iron on 3 Kids and Us {ENTER HERE}
        • Win a Misikko Flat Iron from Oh My Giveaway! {ENTER HERE}



            Monday, May 3, 2010

            The Changing Room: Interactive Journal Perfect for Moms and Daughters

            Just in time for Mother's Day, a beautiful and interactive journal 
            for mothers and daughters to cherish has been published......



             To continue giving back to women everywhere, Cristina Carlino has published her first interactive journal, "The Changing Room: A Mother's Journal of Gratitude to Her Little Girl." This interactive journal by Cristina Carlino and YOU captures all those astonishing parenting moments before they fade into the swirl of everyday life. Throughout the book, Cristina shares her personal story and asks questions that inspire you to remember those first precious years of motherhood. This journal is a special place for your memories, drawings and letters. One day it will become a priceless keepsake for your daughter. (For more on The Changing Room, click onto this video link: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=107098785997769)

            Changing Room

            Cristina's friend, actress Mariska Hargitay is in love with the book, and she and Cristina have joined forces for her Joyful Heart Foundation, benefiting survivors of rape, incest and abuse. The neat thing is 100% of the net proceeds for The Changing Room will go to Joyful Heart.

            Mariska says this about the book:

            "This beautiful and rare journal is an expression of the exquisite and tender delight Cristina takes in motherhood. As if by magic, the journal opens doors into the most precious terrain where the miracles of childhood transform into memories large and small. What a gift to be led to this place of wonder, joy and gratitude. And we are so pleased that 100% of the net proceeds from this book are being donated to the Joyful Heart Foundation. Thank you, Cristina!"

            To celebrate the season of mothers and the release of The Changing Room, Cristina is hosting a WISHES FOR MY LITTLE GIRL PHOTO CONTEST on her Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/cristinacarlino). Five winners will receive a free copy of The Changing Room.

            To enter Cristina's Wish and Photo Contest, Wishes for My Little Girl, click onto Cristina's Facebook Fan Page, and post your favorite photo of the little girl in your life -- it can be your daughter, a niece, a neighbor, the daughter of a friend. All our little girls need our wishes. Tell us of a big wish you have for this little wondrous person.Winners will be determined by the number of "Likes" they receive from other Cristina Carlino Fans, so invite your friends to Cristina's fan page and vote! Hurry! Contest ends on Monday, May 10th.

            Facebook Freebies & Coupons!



            Check out the Kraft Foods Facebook page and “Like” them to score a FREE Delicious Summer sample pack! Click the “Savings” tab and then click on the sign up link. You can choose between 4 different sample packs!



            Also check out Nabisco's Page for a coupon for a free package of Nabisco cookies when you purchase Milk and Nabisco Cookies! 

            Sunday, May 2, 2010

            The Goods: Great Contests to Enter!


            Pottery Barn Kids- Diaper Tote($155.50)

            *

             Misikko Flat Iron ($399.00)

             *


            • Magic Bullet Express- @
            Minnesota Mama's Must Haves

            *



            Enter to win a $100 GC from ATGStores.com @
            Tammy's Two Cents

            Saturday, May 1, 2010

            There Once Was A Potato- Children's Book Review


             Our Review:

            We love reading books to our kids, the library is one place our family frequents every week. I love discovering new authors and children's books that take my children's imaginations on an adventure. I remember as a kid wondering what happened when the fridge was shut and I definitely had my share of pretend scenarios. It was even more hilarious that when I read this book it brought back my own memories of being a child and using my imagination in so many fun ways. As parents it's important to encourage our children's imaginative play. This book not only encompassed the importance and fun of having a good imagination, it also has the Dr. Seuss-type rhyming throughout it that makes it a fun book that is easy for kids to memorize. This story is a family favorite! I especially love that it teaches children the importance of not kindness, friendship and not fighting. The colorful and fun illustrations inspired my own children to draw their own vegetable, fruit and food characters and name them too! I assure you, your kids will also love it!

            About the author: 

            Ebony Haywood is a poet who enjoys writing clever and humorous poetry in the tradition of her favorite authors Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. She lives in Los Angeles, CA where she is currently working on her next book.


            How to Purchase:



            Trailer:







            DISCLAIMER:
            I was provided a copy of There Was Once A Potato to review free of charge. 
            My opinions are 100% mine and my families.

            Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Hair Treatment- Review/Giveaways

            Tropical Traditions is so fantastic, they sent me another of their 
            wonderful products to review. 
            This time I reviewed their Virgin Coconut Oil Hair Treatment.
            I put some on our 7 year old 30 minutes before her shower. Since she has been having some
            dry scalp issues I rubbed it on the dry areas of her scalp. She showered and washed her hair as usual.
             The next morning she felt relief from her itchy, dry scalp condition. Her hair was shiny and soft too.
            I have been using it on my own hair and I am satisfied with the results, I tend to have dry 
            hair and I worked the coconut oil onto the ends of my hair as suggested. I left it on for about 30 minutes and washed my hair as usual. I have been doing this Oil Hair Treatment 
            weekly and the results have been fantastic.I love the way my hair feel and looks, especially now while I am pregnant. I have also used this on my belly when I feel a bit itchy from my skin stretching. It has definitely provided my skin great relief from itchiness that I usually have during pregnancy. 
            I am very happy with the overall results.

            Referral Program: Tropical Traditions has a great referral program that anyone can take part in! Once you have placed your initial order, you are then eligible to earn free products by referring your friends or blog readers to them as well.
            About the founders:
            The founders of Tropical Traditions are Brian and Marianita Shilhavy.
            Brian W. Shilhavy, BA, MA
            Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible/Greek from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and his Master of Arts degree in linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He is currently the CEO of Tropical Traditions, Inc.
            Marianita Jader Shilhavy, BS, CND (Certified Nutritionist/Dietician in the Philippines) earned her bachelor of science degree in nutrition in Manila. Understanding the nutrition of Filipino foods, Marianita worked for over eight years as a hospital dietician and nutritional counselor in the Philippines.
            In 1998 Brian and Marianita returned to the Philippines with their three children and renovated Marianita's old family farmhouse. By this time the coconut industry was severely depressed due to the negative U.S. campaigns against tropical oils in the 1980s and 1990s. Coconut farmers could no longer support their families on the income generated from harvesting coconuts.
              
            WHERE TO BUY THIS:

            If you would like to purchase Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Hair Treatment, you can to this directly from their website. If you decide to purchase be sure to use my referral code: 5771517
            so that you can automatically receive a
            Virgin Coconut Oil Book on your first time order!

            Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free
            sample of this product to review, and I was under no
            obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under
            any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor
            a product giveaway in return for the free product.

            The wonderful people at Tropical Traditions have so generously 
            provided a 1 pint (16 FL. oz.) - glass jar
            of the same Virgin Coconut Oil Hair Treatment for one of 
            my fantastic readers to enjoy for themselves! 
            If you would like to purchase this or any of their products for yourself, visit their website. 


            How to Enter:

            Leave a comment telling my why 
            you would like to win this prize. 
             As always make sure your email address is included in your first comment
            (this is a safe format: myemailaddress at yahoomail dot com)
            or that it is somewhere on your blog or blogger profile, if I can't email you
            I will have to pick another person!


            Want MORE ENTRIES?


            After you have completed the first entry, you are qualified for additional entries.

            HERE'S HOW:
            • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a linking to this post, tell me
            you blogged in a comment. (5 extra entries)

            Check out Tropical Tradition's Free Coconut
            Recipe website
            found here:
            http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.htm.
            At this website you will see the many different ways coconut can be used in cooking!
            Pick your favorite recipe and leave me a comment with what it is. (1 entry)
            • If you are one of my FEEPS...
            (follow any of my blogs you get 3 extra entries per blog followed)
            • You only have to mention which blog(s) you follow ONCE...
            I will count in the extra entries!
            • (I follow all 3 blogs or I follow The Polynesian Kitchen is just fine.)

            (Follow all three: The Mama Hood, The Mama Hoods Goods,
            The Polynesian Kitchen - you automatically get 9 extra entries)


            To earn even more entries, you may do one or all of the following.
            Each one of these count as 1 extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.
            • Place my button in your sidebar.
            This giveaway will end on May 5th, 2010 at midnight. (MST)

            GOOD LUCK!



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