Friday, May 31, 2013

Gerber's 85th birthday giveaway!

Enter daily to win prizes for their 85th birthday!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pinecone Research

Pinecone Research is looking for new applicants to take surveys. Earn points to redeem for prizes. Sign up today to be entered into bi-weekly sweepstakes.

Pillowcases for Patients

A few years ago I found this young lady who is only 15! She hand makes pillowcases to give to sick children.
Her about on fb: My name is Erin Kirby and I was in a car accident on July 28th, 2011 and I now have traumatic brain injury. I wasn't able to go back to school or sports all year and I wanted to do something to benefit others that need a boost of joy! I know first-handed that being in the hospital stinks and so I wanted to brighten up others day, and that is why I started Pillowcases for Patients!! I want to bring joy and smiles to kids in the hospital, and to encourage them, to NEGU (NEVER EVER GIVE UP). I pick out personalized fabric so each child can have a variety to choose from! If you know someone who is fighting in the hospital now, you can contact me by e-mail at

She works soley on donations. I would love more than anything to have a small fundraiser for her to get donations. Here recently she started making bulk pillowcases to send to children's hospitals. I think this young lady is amazing. In November we found out that my best friends daughter who was only 9 was diagnosed with HSP. I immediately went to Erin to have her make a pillowcase for Mackenzie.

So, my point is to bring awareness to little "companies" that need help with donations. I am going to hold a fundraiser to help get her some money... are you in? :) 


Congrats!! Please email me to confirm

Monday, May 27, 2013

Logan's Journey Thirty-One fundraiser

I recently started following a little man who's got on hell of a story: I am going to just copy and post exactly what his family wrote on his FB. It'll make your heart feel for him.

Logan’s Journey with FPIES started at about a month old when he started to have more projectile vomiting, to colicky which no matter what we did nothing helped sooth him, at one month his ped. Doctor inpatient Logan and quickly transferred him down to Madison Children’s hospital where an allergist confirmed it was a Milk Allergies, we had then started to trial formula’s from going from good start formula to soy then to Nutramigen and all were a total fail resulting in severe vomiting, agitation, colicky and even started to get mucus diapers, they then thought after being on nutramigen that maybe some of his issues were caused by his acid reflux so we trialed several medication and still same issue  just less acid, we’d find him covered in vomit, lethargic and his colicky stage was not ending. Finally our ped. Doctor was concerned and thought it would be best if we tried getting Logan on a more broken down amino acid medication formula so we got Logan on Neocate Infant, it was day and night after that, vomiting slowed down, he was more cheerful, was sleeping better, was more comfortable, and stools were back to normal, Logan had several scopes, test, blood drawn, allergy test done and they just couldn’t seem to pin point anything besides Logan’s GI said Protein Allergies. Logan then was old enough to start baby foods we had noticed him having more reactions to foods again the severe projectile vomiting, a few FPIES triggers were pea’s, peaches, and baby rice cereal he would get so uncomfortable hours after having them, Logan’s main nutrition was the Neocate infant. At one we tried to get Logan onto milk, it was a total fail resulting in some ER visits due to the reactions he became dehydrated. We then thought we’d try getting him on goat milk, soy or lactose milk again a HUGE fail, so doctor said let’s try Nutramigen again resulting in a fail, we had at this time stuck to Neocate Infant, Logan had trialed some mac and cheese again hours after eating it we’d find him limp, covered in vomit to diarrhea was very lethargic wasn’t himself immediately we knew it was the cheese/milk, Logan again tried a few bites of ice cream again hours later we’d find him having almost like the flu symptoms but 5 to 10 times worse, we then started to introduce more foods and from there forward we knew for sure he was reacting to milk, soy, goat milk, shell fish, fish, and more of the new recent reactions of strawberries and chocolate, we haven’t really trialed peas and peaches again so we are unsure if they are trigger foods. Logan then at age 2 tried to get him on the Necoate Jr. it was a nightmare, he stopped drinking his formula and eating his safe foods, he was losing weight rapidly we tried to flavor the Necoate Jr, freezing it, cold, warm, new bottles, new Sippy’s nothing mattered we even tried go back to Infant. Logan up and refused mind you it was his main nutrition since a month old. Logan ended up a month later w/ a NG tube to get him the nutrition he needed, had issues with that ended in a gtube couldn’t tolerate feeds then got onto a gj tube and again couldn’t tolerate, was referred to Milwaukee Children’s where he got a new GJ mind you not only did FPIES result in a tube but also he has a partial paralyzed stomach making the FPIES matter even worse. Logan was doing so well until we used up our stock pile of the “old” labeled Neocate Jr. February we ended up going strictly to the “new” labeled Neocate Jr. within a few days of changing Logan was having loose stools, projectile vomiting, lethargic, pale had a gray color to him he had NO fever, we couldn’t pin point anything so we kept j feeding the “new” labeled when he ended in ER a few times due to dehydration from the vomiting, after over 2 weeks went on with flu like symptoms we finally pulled the “new” labeled formula and switched to the “old” label and the next day we noticed a total different Logan, yes Logan was having a severe FPIES reaction for a few weeks to the “new” labeled Neocate Jr. even though Neocate is stating only the label changed. We are now slowly translating Logan short term on the Infant till we pray Neocate Jr. Fixes its problem, we are now scared because the Infant is changing in the next month or so, which means trialing a new formula again, Logan’s main nutrition is the Neocate due to his FPIES and his paralyzed stomach. Since one month old Logan has had several test done, to scopes to different doctors opinions and finally at a little over 2 Logan seen an allergist doctor in Madison for his asthma and allergies when right away he diagnosed Logan with FPIES finally we felt relieved to have a doctor that knew about FPIES, and knew how to point us at the right direction! Logan’s FPIES reactions take about 2 to 4 hours after consuming the food, he goes into abdominal pain, projectile vomiting, to diarrhea, to being pale, weak, lethargic and increase in behavior and usually needs Zofran to slow emesis down and IV fluids for dehydration! We have been fighting FPIES since a month old,  Logan finally got diagnose at a little over 2 years old it was a relieve to finally get some support, we love reaching to the FPIES pages on face book for support for such a rare disease! We keep reminding ourselves that “Everyday holds a possibility of a miracle” PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FIND US AS A “FRIEND” ON FACEBOOK “LOGAN’S JOURNEY!” THANK YOU!

* SO my point in writing this post was to get you all informed that there is so much to be thankful for, and that is life, no matter how small the person. His family is holding a fundraiser for him for THIRTY-ONE

Find it here


NEW Toms of Maine® Wicked Cool! Toothpaste for Kids 8

Can you please click and check out this awesome toothpaste :)  Thanks so much!

NEW Toms of Maine® Wicked Cool! Toothpaste for Kids 8


Here is a fantastic game site that I just joined :)

$25 Everburg Photography Gift Code

Today's giveways is brought to you by Everburg Photography! 

Stephanie found out a few years back the ONE thing she loves to do! She makes cards, postcards, invites, thank you cards, many types of announcements too! Anything you can think of she can do :) Her prices are reasonable too! Enter this giveaway to win a $25.00 gift code to her shop!! Here are a few ideas of what she does. Everything you see she can have done custom.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013


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* I pin anything any everything :)

Fruit Dip

I grew up allergic to strawberries. BUT I loved them so much, I often would sneak some HAHA! I found a yummy concoction that I fell in LOVE with... here it isss....

Sour cream
brown sugar
a bunch of clean, cut strawberries

Take each of the ingredients and put in separate containers. Dip your strawberry into the sour cream, then dip to coat in the brown sugar and indulge! It sounds gross, but is oh so delish!

**** If you try this, please come back and tell me how it is :) ****

Friday, May 24, 2013

My facebook

Join me on Facebook. I post even more one there, then here :) I am going to be giving away fun fun prizes as my numbers go up! 

Tupperware Party!

Hey folks! We are having a HUGE tupperware party on my facebook page at 7pm EST. There will prizes and goodies and I think she said FREE SHIPPING for any paid order!! Come back, make sure you click the JOIN button :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ebays coupons

I wanted to share something pretty awesome with you all. My husband.. (of all people) showed me that Ebay has coupons for sale. If you are big on one certain product (mine is diapers), then you can buy bulk coupons really cheap. I was SO excited!! I am trying desperately to learn to "Extreme Coupon" . I went on and bought 2 stacks.. 20 coupons each.. and paid less than $4.00!!!  

Here is my example:

  • Target has coupons for $10.49 (i think)
  • The one set of coupons I got were $2.00 off (manufacture)- makes them $8.49
  • and the other was $2.00 (target coupon)- makes them $6.49
So, I am not so good YET, but in my opinion that if I can save a penny I am saving something :) 

Good Luck everyone---- here is the link to Ebay's coupons! 

Free samples

Do you like freebies? Do you like getting goodies in the mail? Well this is the site to sign up for. They update their list daily! I have been on this site for almost 3 years, I get e-mails every day. Most samples now come from facebook, hut hey, can't beat that :)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Grab this Free Emergen-C Kidz Samples

HomeRight Father's Day Giveaway

Who needs a new way to clean that deck? 
If so I have the perfect Giveaway! 
This giveaway is sponsored by
HomeRight and they are giving away 2
Deck Brushes! 
Happy Fathers Day Dad~!~!~ 
Here is your chance to win one for the 
dad in your life~!~
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To enter the giveaway check out the form below.
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STARTS MAY 21, 2013 AND ENDS MAY 31, 2013

Racro Father's Day Giveaway

With Fathers Day so close who would like a chance to win 
one of 8 selected items? 
The winner will have a choice of 
 Racor Bike Lift
Floor Bike Stand
Racor Single Folding Bike Rack
Racor Bike Hanger
Racor Gravity Bike Rack
Racor Freestanding Bike Rack
Racor Double Folding Bike Rack
Racor Single Bike Rack
Check out these prizes above and then 
get ready to enter this amazing
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This giveaway is sponsored by Racor Storage Solutions. The 
prize will be sent to the winner by Racor Storage Solutions
and the blogs helping promote are by no way responsible 
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MAY 21, 2013 12:00 AM- JUNE 1, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

NEW Toms of Maine® Wicked Cool! Toothpaste for Kids 8 Friends' Mission

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Group Giveaway Party!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Cutieus Maximus: a Rafflecopter giveaway Bunny's Fluffy Bum: a Rafflecopter giveaway The B Family Boutique: a Rafflecopter giveaway Auntie Fannie's: a Rafflecopter giveaway Kraz Couture: a Rafflecopter giveaway Bows for Every Princess: a Rafflecopter giveaway Dapper Derrieres: a Rafflecopter giveaway Yours: a Rafflecopter giveaway Grand Prize: a Rafflecopter giveaway Buzzing Bottoms: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Suave Shine Suite Giveaway

Suave is holding an instant win game on their FB page! Also weekly prizes and the final grand prize of $100,000!!!!!

*** Contest ends May 31, 2013 ***

Udi's gluten free BBQ

Do we have any people who eat gluten free? Click here to win a $10,000 BB!! Just like their page for a chance to win!


FREE wipes

Here is a FREE sample of Sandy Wipes-- multipurpose wipes


Saturday, May 18, 2013

$500 esty giveaway

Here's a Facebook giveaway for ya! Like Whole Mom on Facebook for a change at a $500 etsy gift card.
Has anyone heard of Swagbucks? I earn lots daily by taking surveys, poles, watching videos and even searching the web! Here is the link if you want to check it out!!! You can redeem them for goodies and gift cards :)


Chocolate Chips
2 sticks of butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 C peanut butter
paraphin wax
5 c. powdered sugar

Melt butter. Mix sticks of butter, vanilla, and peanut butter. Slowly add powdered sugar.

Roll into balls, cover let sit in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Melt chocolate chips and add 1 square of wax. Poke with a toothpick and dip. Let sit until chocolate is hardened and ENJOY!

*Picture was taken off google*

Friday, May 17, 2013

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NEW Toms of Maine® Wicked Cool! Toothpaste for Kids 8

Check out this awesome toothpaste! if your kids are like mine, they cant stand the strong minty flavor of "big people" toothpaste. My middle son got to try this. He said it had a soft mint taste and was very tasty. This is now his new toothpaste :)NEW Toms of Maine® Wicked Cool! Toothpaste for Kids 8

Free Kotex U samples

Free Sample of U by Kotex

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Free Nexcare Band Aids

"Like" Nexcare's Facebook for a FREE band aid!
Make a pledge to donate blood :)

Free Schick Hydro Silk Razor

Get a FREE Schick Hydro Silk Razor. While supplies last, one per household. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Simply Text SCHICK to 24444 to claim one
(Please Note:) If it’s not working from your phone you can email them at to let them know and they will send a sample out.

**picture was taken off of google images**

Introducing your baby to solids

I recently had a reader ask me for some help on when to feed her infant solids. Now you should always ask your child's pediatrician. But most Dr.s have about the same thing to say. Approximately 4 months-6 months.  The standard guidelines are to:

  1. Make sure your child can hold his/her head upright on its own.
  2. Being able to swallow the foods safely
  3. Significant weight gain. Your child is ready for solids when he has doubled his birth weight (or 15 lbs)
  4. And curiosity. When he starts reaching for what you are eating and wondering what you got :)
You will need to still feed his breastmilk or formula. AT LEAST 24 ounces daily. His nutrition will come from the milk not the foods. 

**My dr said: Make sure you only introduce one food at a time. The same food every day for 1 week to detect allergies.**

And here is a link on what to feed at what ages:

Join today!

You all have seen me post about the smiley360. Free samples just for sharing and writing reviews! If you would like to join their team, click here!
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The winner was announced on the Thirty-One Mini Thermal! Congrats!! 

                                                    *** Dawn Donovan Seeman ***

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cookies and Cream Oreo Bark

*Line 8x8 pan (cookie sheet with a small lip) with enough parchment paper or wax paper for a 1 inch overhang on each side
* 10 oz white chocolate chips
*15 regular size oreos, plus 3 more for topping

1- Place chocolate in a double boiler over low heat and stir continuously until chocolate is completely melted. Transfer chocolate to a heat proof bowl and cool for 5 minutes. Add chopped oreos and stir to combine. Pour mixture into pan. Use a spatula to smooth out top.
2- Finely chop remaining oreos and sprinkle on top. Chill for about 10 minutes until chocolate becomes solid.
3- Lift whole bark out of pan by holding onto wax paper overhanging. Split bark into pieces with fork, and enjoy!!!

*** Picture is not mine, I pulled from Google ***
<<< I have made this dessert and it did look as good as this. I couldn't find my picture >>>

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Memorial Day Sweepstakes

Like La-Z-Boy on Facebook to enter for a $500 gift certificate!

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Centrum Flavor Burst Multivitamin Chews

Centrum Flavor Burst Multivitamin Chews: I just tried Centrum® Flavor Burst(TM) 4 FREE! Get $2 off here #centrumflavorburst *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Renuzits Mothers Day Giveaway

Enter Renuzits Giveaway for a $25 giftcard to 1-800-FLOWERS and a boquet for floral scents from Renuzits!!

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Chocolate Chip Quesadilla

2 tsp. Honey
2 Flour Tortillas (6 inches)
1/2 tbs ground cinnamon
2 tbs semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. canola oil

** Drizzle honey over the tortilla; sprinkle with cinnamon and chocolate chips. Top with remaining tortilla. In a small skillet, cook quesadilla in oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Cut into 4 wedges. Serve immediately

This has to be one of my favorite light snacks :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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