Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tiny Prints for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is right around the corner. Check out the beautiful  Mother's Day cards from Tiny Prints. Your sure to find a perfect card or gift for the most important woman in your life.

They offer Mother’s Day greeting cards for all sorts of moms – mom friends, moms, mothers-in-law… You want to tell her she’s doing a great job as a mom or thank her for being there for you? We have the card for it!

You won't have any trouble finding a special card for that special lady this Mother's Day.

My mother has been gone for many years now and not a Mother's Day goes by that I don't wish that I could spend just one more Mother's Day with her. There have been many times I wished I could call her up and ask her for advice on one thing or another. 

The one thing my mother taught me that has stuck with me all my life is that a woman can do just about anything a man can do. You see my parents divorced when I was very young and my mother raised five of us on her own. If something needed to be fixed in the house she fixed it herself. She taught me that I could do just about anything I needed or wanted to. That lesson has helped me many times in my life and I will be forever grateful to her for that.

Tiny Prints provides simple, modern and unique stationery from Father’s Day Cards to personalized greeting cards to thank you cardsbusiness cards, and even custom wedding invitations or photo birth announcements. Offering exclusive designs from the nation’s top designers, easy card personalization, a powerful preview engine and top-notch customer service and paper quality, their designs have been lauded by numerous television networks, publications and celebrities. With Tiny Prints by your side commemorating every holiday and momentous occasion is a cinch! They offer perfect party invitations for every occasion and memorable personalized photo-gifts like notebooksphoto books and calendars to commemorate the event.

Disclosure: This post is part of a compensated campaign. I will receive payment in the form of a gift code in exchange for posting.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Winner Anouncement:Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes New Winner

Unfortunately the first winner of my Brilliant Screen Wipes giveaway never claimed her prize. I have added a new rule to my giveaways and the winner will only have 72 hours to reply to my email. After 72 hours I will pick a new winner.

Winner Announcement: March $25 CSN Giveaway

Congratulations to commenter # 27 heartandsoulcooking she is the winner of my $25 CSN giveaway

I will be emailing the winner directly. Please respond in 72 hours or I will have to pick another winner.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nutella Party Fun

Nutella Party Fun


Nutella Party Swag

I recently had the opportunity to apply to host a Nutella party through MommyParties and Mom Select.

 I was so excited when I found out that I was one of the lucky applicants to get picked. I tasted Nutella for the first time about six months ago. At that time I had decided to join in on a Nutella recipe challenge on my cooking blog.  I know it was crazy to join the challenge since I have never tasted Nutella before  but I have to tell you the recipe was a great success. The recipe I came up was for Nutella Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies. They turned out awesome.

For this party I also came up with a new recipe. My party was a brunch and I decided to make some muffins and double stuffed Banana Nutella French Toast. The muffins and the French Toast were so yummy. I will be posting the recipes on my cooking blog Flour On My Face this coming week. 

Nutella Brunch

There were a few people at the party today who had never tasted Nutella but were pleasantly surprised with the delicious flavor.

Nutella Party Guest

Nutella Party Guest

Chowing down with Nutella French Toast

Disclaimer: I received a party pack containing Nutella products to help throw my party from MomSelect, Mommy Parties and Nutella. All opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ready for your Taste Drive?

Get a taste of the latest in fully loaded flavor efficiency. Just grab a bowl and hold onto your spoon, because this breakfast cereal will put you in the fast lane to fruit flavor! Sign up to taste drive a sample at Touch of Fruit.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

{Closed} Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipe Winner

Congrats to 


she is the winner of the Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Have You Heard about Joss & Main?

Joss & Main

Have you heard about Joss & Main? It's an exclusive private sale site that CSN Stores recently launched. It offers exclusive sales on top brands and designers for the home at up to 70% off retail. Sales only last 72 hours, but new ones are launched daily and all are backed by the high levels of customer service and quality that CSN Stores is known for.

Monday, March 7, 2011

{Closed} $25 CSN Giveaway

Spring is upon us here where I live in Florida. It's like this almost every year. One minute we are freezing and the next we are in the 80's. This is actually my favorite time of year. The weather is beautiful and I'm starting seeds for my little container garden.

The scorching temperature's haven't hit yet. I can sit out 
side and enjoy watching the birds while I read a book on my back porch and not be gasping for a breath from the humidity and heat while  sweating. to death.

It's also the time of year that the kids can play outside and not be in danger of a heat stroke. It doesn't last long so we have to take advantage of it!

This year we are in the market for a swing set for the grandchildren. I love the wooden swing sets at CSN. They have a huge selection and are offering $200 of with the Take200 promo code. So if your also looking for a swing set check CSN out. I'm sure you'll agree that the swing sets they carry are awesome.

If you would like a chance to win a $25 gift code to CSN keep reading!

Giveaway Ends: March 27th 2011 at 11:59 pm est

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Disclosure: I have not receive any compensation for this blog post. CSN has furnished the gift code for this giveaway. All expressed opinions are my own.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Recycling Tip: Paper Packaging Material


I wanted to share a recycling tip with you all today. You and I probably have a thing or two in common. You probably have one or more small children in your home and you probably receive packages in the mail.


You know how almost all packages come with paper packaging material these days instead of Styrofoam peanuts. The paper varies in thickness some is very thick and some is very thin almost like news paper. Well no matter the thickness all of the paper is recyclable. in many ways. One of the ways I recycle this packaging material is to use it to cover my table when I am working on craft projects. It protects my table surface from spilled paint and glue.


The second way I recycle this lovely paper is that I cut it down into pieces and let my grand daughters color and draw on it. They love to draw and scribble on the big pieces of paper.


Do you recycle packing paper?

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

[CLOSED} Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipe Review and Giveaway

When the opportunity came to me to review Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes I jumped on it. A few months back I reviewed their eye glass cleaner and I was amazed at how well it cleaned our eye glass lenses. I wasn't disappointed with this product either.

Product Description 

Brilliant screen cleaning wipes with SR-8 provides gentle, superior  cleaning to any electronic screen and removes dust, dirt, finger prints and makeup while imparting an invisible, durable barrier that protects screens 50x more form scratching. Helps protect against re-soiling to keep your screen brilliantly clean!

As soon as I had the product in my hands the first thing I did was clean my computer monitor. It did a great job of removing the  sticky little finger prints my granddaughter loves to leave on my screen.

The Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipe passed my first test with flying colors. Now I wanted to see how this screen cleaner  would do with my daughters Nook. We love the Nook Color but one of the things I noticed right from the first day that we used it was that the screen seems to really pick up smudges. 

Obviously any touch screen is going to get smudge marks with normal use but the Nook really seems to attract and hold the oils from our finger tips. 

I opened up one of the individually packaged wipes and wiped the Nook screen. It took a little elbow grease but the screen hadn't been cleaned since we bought it at Christmas time the month before. 

These screen cleaning wipes also add a layer of 50X Scratch resistance. So it is important to let the screen air dry before you touch it. It may look like the screen is smeared but once it dries it dries smudge free and clear.

I am very happy with this product! I've used it on my cell phone also with the same happy results.

Would you like to win a package of Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes?

Giveaway Rules

Ends March 15th, 2011 at 11:59 pm est

Open to residents of USA only

The winner must provide email contact and address to ship excluding a p.o. box.

The Rules 

REQUIREDYou must include your email address in the comment form. I will need it to contact you should you win. If you do not leave an email address with at least one of your entries I will be deleting all of your entries.

All other entries will be deleted if you do not do this first.


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