Archive | December, 2010

Acqua Essentials Giveaway at Savey Spender

31 Dec

Ahh, a Hollywood Facial!

Remember those old Hollywood movies where the young woman is having a mud facial with cucumbers on her eyes and scares her boyfriend?

Well, Acqua Essentials Caviahue Thermal Mud, would give you the opportunity to do the same.

More importantly, this mud facial sounds like it has the ability to do much more than scare people but will actually do great things for your skin.

Why I’m So Intrigued

  • The reviews on Acqua Essentials’ site rate the thermal mud highly.  And a  fifteen minutes relaxation session using the thermal mud gave a spa-like experience at home with skin feeling beautifully clean and soft.
  • The Acqua Essentials offers a sample kit free with a charge for shipping of $5.84.
  • Sounds like great bargain since it includes one thermal mud application,  in addition to four other products (13 applications total).

Even though I haven’t tried it yet, I would love to give this to my Mom.  Sounds like the perfect gift.

Giveaway Right Now at Savey Spender

Savey Spender, a fun giveaway blog I just discovered, is hosting a giveaway for Caviahue Thermal Mud right now.

Giveaway ends December 30th at 11:59pm  EST.

Follow savey spender on Twitter.  Visit the Acqua Essentials site.

Frownies Giveaway at The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama

31 Dec

Are you looking for a way to age gracefully?

Frownies may be your answer.

According to my  Mom, she has an impressive sets of deep wrinkles on her forehead.  Here are the 4 things she likes most about Frownies:

Top Four Frownie Features:

  1. Retrain Skin: Frownie patches retrain the skin by having skin cells actually reposition themselves to remove wrinkles in  much the same as Botox would.  Botox is both expensive and painful so I would love my mom to try this system.
  2. No Chemicals: Frownies are made without harmful chemicals and together with the rosewater hydrator are easy to apply and also provide moisturizing action.
  3. Hydrate: The plant-based nutrients provide the skin with hydration which is what skin really needs to be healthy and youthful.
  4. Healthy Message: Frownie’s message is that you can really achieve results which diminishing wrinkles, which can’t be done with skin cream formulas alone.

Giveaway Now at The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama

You can now enter to win the Gel Eye Patches from the Beautiful Eyes Bag (ARV 37.50) at The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama.

Giveaway ends Dec 30, 2010 @ midnight CST

Follow The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama on Twitter @sgrant2005.  You can visit Frownies on Twitter and on Facebook.  Good luck!

Thank you T.J.Maxx: Spot the Carolers $100 Gift Card Twitter Sweeps

30 Dec

Thank you TJ Maxx!

$100 winner of  TJMaxx’s Spot the Carolers Sweeps

I am so happy and grateful to have been selected as a $100 winner of  TJMaxx’s Spot the Carolers Sweeps!

Just received a $100 gift card in the mail (see above) and gave it to my Mom as her happy New Year present.  She is absolutely thrilled!

My Mom: The Chronic Pain Caregiver

My Mom shops at TJMaxx and Marshall’s almost every month but she only buys things for me.  She always put my needs before her own, so I am so thankful that she can now buy something just for herself.   Maybe a warm and cozy bathrobe, a new night gown or that set of eco-green cookware that she’s been eying.

Thank you T.J.Maxx

Thank you TJMaxx and Marshall’s for spreading holiday cheer from coast to coast.

I’ll be following you on Twitter @TJ Maxx and visiting you on Facebook.

Product Review: Little Monkey by Kimberly Ainsworth – Baby’s First Book

30 Dec

Little Monkey

The Perfect Soft Book for a Baby

Little Monkey by Kimberly AInsworth is my top pick for a baby shower gift for my eco-conscious friends.

Many of my friends are having their first child and I have been searching for a gift that is cute, practical and eco-econcious.  This little book perfectly fits the bill.

Top Five Features

  1. Friendly, lively cartoon monkey and panda play together- cute, short story!
  2. Super soft, super cuddly.
  3. Book is machine washable.
  4. Made out of cotton and recycled Polartec® fleece.
  5. Nicely packaged in a box made from 100% recycled material.

Thank you Traveling Sisterhood

I would like to especially thank Traveling Sisterhood for hosting this review and giveaway, and  the kind people at Simon & Schuster for providing this book, part of the Little Green Books series.  I am so grateful for the chance to win such an adorable book.

Cow Squeaker Toy

28 Dec

Maggie my friend’s lovable golden retriever adoring her fav Christmas gift: cow squeaker toy! Thanks @kyjenkyle!

Finnish Salad

25 Dec




Yummy Finnish salad served with our Christmas dinner.

Savvy Cents Wallet & Coupon Organizer Giveaway at Mom’s Focus on Cyber World

25 Dec

Where’s my Wallet?

Have you ever felt like you were losing you mind trying to keep track of you driver’s license, all your credit cards and coupon in your purse?

I just may have found a solution: Savvy Cents Wallet & Coupon Organizer

As a chronic pain person, I have trouble doing the smallest daily task.  I have to be organized down to the minute detail.  On a recent visit to Mom’s Focus on Cyber World, my latest golden giveaway blog find, I was thrilled to discover that there is a wallet with a built-in coupon organizer.

5 Reasons I Want One:

  • Wallet has a built-in coupon organizer.
  • Accordion Style File System: I can put money, coupons, receipts in different areas!
  • Plenty of Room: 6 pockets for debit cards and store discount cards.
  • Fashionably Frugal: Comes in an attractive glossy pink, black or red.
  • Debt Free: The designer, Melinda Claudepierre, decided to become debt free but found that her efforts to  follow the cash envelope system of budgeting were stymied by the chaos in her wallet.  This is her solution.

Giveaway Now at Mom’s Focus on Cyber World

Enter the Giveaway: Savvy Cents Wallet/Coupon Organizer at Mom’s Focus on Cyber World

Deadline: 11:55 pm CT December 25, 2010

Balsam Hill Wreath Giveaway at The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama

23 Dec

Win a Wreath

Because of my chronic pain condition, I have to choose holiday decorations that are simple, easy to carry, lightweight and require very little labor.  Nothing I have come across looks as festive and pretty as the  Christmas wreath at  Balsam Hill that I just found at a great blog I just discovered:  The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama.

5 Reasons I’m Intrigued by Balsam Hill Wreaths

  • They look great! I’m impressed by how real they look!  They use True Needle foliage technology.
  • I’m allergic to fir trees and this eliminates that problem.
  • Balsam Hill gives you the option to have LED lights, which I would choose because they are more energy efficient.
  • You can leave the wreath lights on all the time and not worry about a huge electricity bill.
  • This wreath is professionally pre-strung, saves me from having to decorate a live wreath.

Allergy to Trees

The company’s founder, Thomas Harman, had a family member who had allergies to live trees like me.

“When Thomas’ search for a lifelike artificial Christmas tree came up empty-handed, our mission was born to develop the most realistic and luxurious artificial trees.

To accomplish this mission, our designers carefully craft our trees to mimic nature using site visits and cuttings from live trees as their guides.” (Quote from Balsam Hill About Us page).

Explore Balsam Hill website for their wide selection of both Holiday Wreaths and Christmas Trees.

Giveaway Now at The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama

You can enter to win a 24” Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath (ARV $59.00) at The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama.

Follow The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama on Twitter @sgrant2005. Visit Balsam Hill on Twitter or on Facebook.  Giveaway ends Dec 23, 2010 at midnight CST.

Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace

23 Dec




My goal for 2011? Relax w/ this cd: Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace. Many thanks @Babasfarmlife & Relax Intuit!

Rubbermaid & Sharpie Holiday Goodies Pack at

19 Dec

Sharpies Help My Hands

A great new blog I just discovered, Frugal & Fabulous, is  hosting a giveaway right now for Rubbermaid & Sharpie Holiday Gift Pack Rubbermaid & Sharpie Holiday Goodies Pack.  I have limited motor skills due to my chronic pain condition, so I have to organize my living space so I can use minimal effort for any activity — even simple things like writing.

5 Reasons I love Retractable Sharpies

  • Retractable Sharpies do not have caps.  No caps means I only need one hand to start writing.
  • This reduces pain in hands.
  • I don’t have to worry about losing the tops.
  • The pack comes with 8 pens – means less trips to the store.
  • Fine Point sharpies are great for drawing and writing in holiday cards.

Win a Rubbermaid & Sharpie holiday prize pack at Frugal & Fabulous

You have a chance to win a super generous Rubbermaid & Sharpie holiday prize pack that includes:

But hurry, giveaway ends Sunday, December 19@ 7pm EST. Enter here.

You can follow Frugal & Fabulous blogger on Twitter: @lindsfrugalfab.