Oct 30, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
It's that time of year again... Halloween! Many families have already been to parties, carnivals and trick-or-treat events. Of course the candy is overflowing and kids (parents, too) are indulging. We went to a trick-or trunk event at my daughter's school and we came home with tons of candy. Can you imagine Halloween without candy? Check out this super quick and cute video of how these kids react to the Halloween "treats" they are given.
I know I would never deprive my children of candy at Halloween, within reason. With all of the sugary confections that they partake in, Crest Pro-Health has a great line of oral care products to keep our teeth clean and healthy. Check out the goodies I received from Crest and Oral-B.
You can click here for some great money saving coupons towards Crest products.
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Oct 28, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
This giveaway is open to US Residents only and will end on November 9, 2013. One winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted via email to claim prize. Momfiles is not responsible for any lost or stolen prizes. Good luck!
Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.
Oct 23, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
If you are a pet owner or a parent, you know how hard it is to keep your home clean. As a stay-at-home mom, my work is endless. Every day I feel like I am walking over crumbs, hair balls and who knows what! I have been doing some research on new vacuums and I am totally liking what I see with the BISSELL PowerGlide Vacuum with Lift-Off Technology. It has so many helpful features including:
- Full-size vacuum with Lift-Off Technology features an easy-release portable vacuum for stairs and more
- No loss of suction* for performance that lasts
- Brush-roll on/off switch for scatter-free suction on hard floors
- Multi-level filtration to help reduce allergens
- On-board tools include Pet TurboEraser® Tool and crevice tool
- Swivel steering for easy maneuvering around furniture
- Collapsible handle for compact storage
- Weighs only 16 lbs
You can find many cleaning tips at the BISSELL site and you may enter to win a prize in the Celebrate Everyday Messes contest. I have to say, I am impressed with how much the BISSELL PowerGlide vacuums offer for the price. I just have to narrow it down to the exact one I want! What are your favorite features of any of the BISSELL vacuums?
Oct 17, 2013
Fortunately, packing supplies do not need to be added to your list of expenses. Actually, you may already own some of the best packing materials around—you just didn’t realize it yet! Unpakt, a price comparison site and online booking tool for consumers searching for a reputable moving company, put together a list of household items that can be used for packing:
Sandwich Bags – These can be used to hold hardware from disassembled furniture and appliances. They are also ideal for toiletries—if something leaks during the move, a sandwich bag will prevent other items from being damaged.
Towels, Socks, other Clothing Items – Towels can be used to wrap plates, serving platters, vases, or breakable décor. Make sure you keep one out to pack n your overnight bag though! Balls of socks can be used to fill open space in boxes of breakables. You want items secure, so they do not bounce around. Rather than using packaging peanuts or other costly products, use socks. Longer socks can also be used to wrap glasses and stemware. T-shirts, tanks, and sweaters can also be used to wrap breakables. A nice soft sweater or sweatshirt is ideal to line the bottom of the box. This will provide cushioning in case the box gets roughed up during the move.
Beer Boxes – There are three reasons to use beer boxes. First, they are heavy duty and can hold a lot of weight. Second, they have handles on the side, which makes them easy to carry. Third, you get to drink the beer to empty the box! If you’re not into drinking a case of beer, head to a liquor store and see if they will give them to you for free.
Drawers – With the exception of clothes you do not necessarily want movers peeking at, most clothes can stay in your dresser drawers. Simply cover them with Glad Press’n Seal. If you plan on doing this, make sure the moving company doesn’t have rules about handling unboxed items.
Twist Ties – Use these to stop cables and cords from getting tangled.
Other household items that can be used as packing supplies include trash pails (after a thorough clean!), suitcases, Rubbermaid containers, baskets, underbed storage, gym bags and backpacks, trash bags, and hampers.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Yoplait is doing their part to help in the fight. For the next couple months, you can save the pink lids from participating Yoplait yogurt. you can redeem the codes on the Save Lids to Save Lives site and General Mills will give 10 cents per lid to Susan G. Komen. You can also mail them in if you choose. I always participate each year and it is amazing how quickly those little lids add up!
$1 off any one Large Size, Light with Granola or GoGurt (coupon on select products) - Dates: October 2 - October 18
20 for $10 on Yoplait Core cup - Dates: October 3 - October 9
Light with Granola BOGO - Dates: October 5 - October 25
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This giveaway is open to US Residents only and will end on October 25 2013. One winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted via email to claim prize. Momfiles is not responsible for any lost or stolen prizes. Good luck!
The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.
Oct 16, 2013
Do you ever take a moment to think about what you do when you want a snack? In my home, we run to the kitchen and take a peek into the pantry or refrigerator. Once we make up our mind, we enjoy our snack and feel satisfied. Sadly, this is not a reality for everyone.
Did you know that every day, over 40% of Bolivian families struggle to support their children’s most basic food needs? Two-thirds of the Bolivian population is below the poverty line. The majority of the country’s children does not receive the minimum daily caloric intake and are suffering from nutritional deficiencies. The widespread use of primitive cook stoves resulting in harmful smoke exposure has led to a number of other health issues for families in the community.
Knowing of the hardships faced by these families, the Truvia® brand has committed to working with the World Food Program USA to help provide Bolivian kids and families with a sweeter future. Thanks to the Truvia® brand’s “Sharing a Sweet Future” charitable initiative, over 34,705 Bolivian school children have already received more nutritionally-balanced school meals, and Bolivian locals have received 68 fuel efficient stoves, allowing another 3,574 students to eat cooked meals in a safer environment.
The Truvia® team created a video series showcasing the everyday hardships experienced by Bolivian family members. $1 dollar feeds 4 kids. Now, they are asking consumers to view and share these videos on Facebook or Twitter using #SweetFuture to support our initiative.
Here is how you can help: Follow Truvia on Twitter. Share the Truvia® brand’s video to support their Sharing a Sweet Future initiative. $1 feeds 4 kids. You can also Share the Truvia® brand’s video on Facebook to support their Sharing a Sweet Future initiative. $1 feeds 4 kids. What do you have to lose? I will be doong my part to help other. Won't you join me?
Learn even more about the Truvia® brand’s initiative here and also help "Share a Sweet Future" through the Facebook app https://www.facebook.com/Truvia/app_633774663321139
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Oct 15, 2013
Ginger & Honey Citrus Sore Throat Home Treatment
4 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
Juice of 1 large lemon
3 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Mix all ingredients together in a small jar. Every hour, take 1 teaspoon in your mouth and gargle. Then swallow the remedy.
You can find Golden Blossom Honey online to learn more about their products and check out the awesome recipes they have posted. I am glad I can find it in my local Publix Supermarket, here in Columbia, SC!
I received a sample of Golden Blossom Honey for review. All opinions are my own as always. No other compensation was received.