Monday, September 10, 2012

Contest and Review of THE CLAIMING OF SLEEPING BEAUTY Blog Tour




                          Wow. That pretty much sums up my review of this series from Anne Rice. I read the series with absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into. This series is not for the weak of heart. It is a story based on Sleeping Beauty being woken by a brazen prince. After that the similarities end. All I can say about this series is Anne Rice has outdone herself. This series is full of kink and sex. If you are into that type of literature this book is for you.

I give this book 4 stars.


Author Website: http://www.annerice.com


Book description:
From bestselling author Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquleaure. In the traditional folktale of 'Sleeping Beauty,' the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince reawakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience. 

If you would like to win a copy of this series enter below:





Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kashi's TLC New Peanutty Dark Chocolate Granola bar


I got to try Kashi's TLC New Peanutty Dark Chocolate Granola bar. I was a little hesitant prior to tasting it because most 'health foods" just don't do it for me. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. It tasted like a top of the line gourmet granola bar. The blend of dark chocolate and peanut butter with a little crunch made my mouth water.

Each bar starts with our signature blend of 7 whole grains for a hearty, natural wholesomeness. The chewy granola base is then topped with real fruit spread and hearty nuts. And with 4g of fiber, 4g of protein and real fruit, they're as nutritious as they are tasty.

They also come in two additional flavors : Dark Chocolate Coconut and just in time for the holidays Pumpkin Pecan.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Smelly Washer Review and Giveaway


With a houseful of four kids and two parents we do a lot of laundry. We wash and wash and wash and get so burned out on it sometimes we leave the laundry in the washer a little bit too long ( ok days sometimes). Well when that happens clothes get a funky smell. Come on people you know that smell. Anyways I was sent a bottle of Smelly Washer cleaner to try and it couldn't have come at a better time.
My oldest son plays football and the middle son plays baseball so their clothes really stink. They stink really bad. I think that stink makes my washer and the clothes I wash in there a little stinky too!
Since I am on laundry duty today (it's pouring outside so I have no excuse) I decided to try it out. I am impress it really does work. The funky smell is gone. So if you have stinky washing machine check them out for yourself.
From the website:
Smelly Washer Inc. was the first seller of washing machine odor remover. We are now competing with large, corporate manufacturers but still enjoy the status of being the only all natural washer cleaner available and the only clothes washer cleaner that also guarantees to remove mildew odor from towels and clothing after it cleans the washer! Another plus is that Smelly Washer Cleaner has 24 treatments compared to 1-3 for our competitors! That's enough for UP TO 1 YEAR of a mold and odor free washer, towels and clothing.
Smelly Washer Cleaner is $16.99 + $5.00 for handling
Giveaway:


Giveaway:

Required for Entry: (this must be followed or bonus entries will be voided)

To enter check out Smelly Washer and let me know your one of your laundry problems or your best hint when it comes to laundry.

Bonus Entries:

1. Subscribe to my blog by email

2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following:
@mommyjen99 Enter to win a a bottle of Smelly Washer and have a fresh smelling washer
http://mommyjen99.blogspot.com/

3. Follow my blog

4. Place my button on your sidebar for three extra entries (leave the url to your blog please)

5. Blog about my contest on your blog (Please leave your URL in comments 2 extra entries)

6. Follow me on networked blogs - It's located on the right sidebar




This contest will end on 08/26/11 at 11:59 pm PST. U.S residents only. The winner will be drawn via random.org and contacted the next day. If you don't have a blog please leave your email address with your entry. The winner will have 72 hours to respond before I draw another winner.


Good luck,
Genevieve

PS. I have several other contests running right now! Check the giveaway box on the upper hand right corner.

Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions I posted are my own. I was not compensated for this review. I did receive one bottle of Smelly Washer so I could try it myself and review it.

ValueRays® PINK Warm Mouse III Review



I was recently sent a ValueRays® PINK Warm Mouse III to review. First thing I noticed was the pink ribbon etched into the mouse. A portion of each purchase of the Pink ValueRays® Warm Mouse III will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Fight Against Cancer!



I opened the package and hooked it up to my computer. It took just a few seconds of using it before it started warming my hand. What a difference the heat makes if you're on the computer for a while. I have had bilateral carpal tunnel surgery and this mouse really helps.
The only downfall of this mouse is that it is not wireless.

Information from the website:
ValueRays® Warm Mouse III is a large Ergonomic Multi-Function Infrared Heated Mouse. Infrared Heat + Large Ergo Shape is healthy for the mouse hand. The ValueRays® Warm Mouse III is a healthy addition to your ergonomic work area. Use the computer to work for you, not harm you.

The mouse retails for $39.95 but is on sale for $29.95 with no sales tax and free shipping.



Genevieve

Disclaimer: I was sent a ValueRays® PINK Warm Mouse III so I could review it in my home. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions and comments are my own.

Holey Gourment Donuts Review



Low Fat donuts?? I mean come on people I have tried some of the pre-packaged 100 calorie donuts from the grocery store and they are 100 calories because they are tiny. When Holey Donuts contacted me and asked if I would like to review their cinnamon rolls, I jumped at the chance.

They sent me three flavors to try:
Jumbo Reduced Fat Cinnamon Buns
Reduced Fat Blueberry Vanilla Cinnamon Buns
Low Fat Cinnamon Bun Middles



While I enjoyed all of them my favorite was the Jumbo Reduced Fat Cinnamon Buns. I placed one on my plate and heated it for a few seconds in the microwave. After my first bite I was in awe. They taste decadent, I would have never known it was lowfat. It has a lot of cinnamon , just the way I like it. With the perfect amount of icing drizzled over it. It was more of a dense cinnamon roll than a fluffy one from the donut shop. On a scale of 1-10 I would give it a 10!

Here is some nutritional information:


They have all kinds of donuts and pastries to choose from!
These would be great to order and take to work to share with your co-workers. Or to just order a box for your freezer and warm them up whenever the urge hits.

So next time you need to bring "donuts" to the office check out Holey Donuts

Genevieve

Disclaimer: I was sent Holey donuts to review. I have reviewed this product and all thoughts and comments our my own. I was not compensated for this review.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Snowman’s Song Book Review



I just wanted to pop in and let you all know about the cutest little snowman book I just reviewed. The book is called The Snowman's Song: A Christmas Story
Story by Marilee Joy Mayfield and Illustrations by Tracy La Rue Hohn.



The story is about this snowman who wants to sing Christmas carols to celebrate the season but is unable to as he has no voice. It's an uplifting story about believing in yourself and shows miracles do come true.

I highly recommend this book to all ages. This is a beautiful bedtime story to share with your child.

The book retails for $19.95 but is on sale for $16.95 here.

Genevieve

* The opinions above are mine. I was not compensated for this review. I was given a copy of this book to read and review.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

WInners................

Fiber One Yogurt Giveaway - 3 winners







Balloon Time Giveaway



Stay tuned for lots more contests and reviews.
I just listed a contest here
Yoplait Yogurt Prize Pack - there will be two winners

All winners have been notified and have 72 hours to respond.


Also dont forget to enter the Strider bicycle contest. This would make a great Christmas gift for the little boy or girl on your shopping list.

Congrats and Good Luck,
Genevieve

PS. I am grateful to all my readers! God Bless and Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Yoplait Kids Yogurt "Less Sugar, More Fun" Prize Pack Giveaway



Thanks to the folks at My Blog Spark, I was given the oppurtunity to review a Yoplait Less Sugar, More Fun prize pack to review. I picked up a box of Trix less sugar yogurt pack. My one year old and 15 year old enjoyed them. I did try one myself and it tasted yummy. I wouldn't have even known that it was made with less sugar as it tasted great. To make it even yummier I added fresh fruit to my daughters. I liked the size of the container for my one year old, but for the fifteen year old it was 2 small.


From the website " Are you searching for a snack for the kids that tastes good and is good for them? Yoplait Kids yogurt is the perfect solution with 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt. With its thick and creamy texture that will hug your little one’s spoon, you won’t have to worry about a sticky mess to clean up afterwards. It also contains no artificial sweeteners or flavors, so you can feel good about serving it to your kids.
In addition, Yoplait Kids is a good source of vitamin D and, according to two new studies that provide the first national assessment of the crucial nutrient in young Americans, millions of U.S. children have disturbingly low vitamin D levels, possibly increasing their risk for a variety of health concerns, including bone problems. About 7.6 million children, adolescents, and young adults have vitamin D levels so low they could be considered deficient. It can be challenging for growing kids to get enough vitamin D because this nutrient is only found naturally in very few foods; however Yoplait Kids makes it a little easier to incorporate a delicious source of vitamin D and calcium in your child’s diet."






Thanks to My Blog Spark I have TWO Yoplait gift packs to giveaway to TWO Simply Me readers.

Your Yoplait Less SugarPrize pack includes the following:

1.coupon for a Yoplait Kids yogurt
2.travel cooler
3.spoon that changes colors in warm water
4.bendy puzzle and a placemat

GIVEAWAY:

Required for Entry: (this must be followed or bonus entries will be voided)

Share your favorite holiday tradition or recipe

Bonus Entries:

1. Subscribe to my blog by email

2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following:
@mommyjen99 TWO winners will win a Yoplait Yogurt less sugar prize pack http://mommyjen99.blogspot.com/

3. Follow my blog

4. Place my button on your sidebar for three extra entries (leave the url to your blog please)

5. Blog about my contest on your blog (Please leave your URL in comments 2 extra entries)

6. Follow me on networked blogs - It's located on the right sidebar




This contest will end on 12/17/09 at 11:59 pm PST. U.S residents only. The winner will be drawn via random.org and contacted the next day. If you don't have a blog please leave your email address with your entry. The winner will have 72 hours to respond before I draw another winner.


Good luck,
Genevieve

PS. I have several other contests running right now! Check the giveaway box on the upperhand right corner.

I received no compensation for this review. I did receive a Yoplait prize pack so I could provide and honest review. Yoplait provided me with the information and prize packs through MyBlogSpark.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Contests from my favorite blogs


Win a Step2 LifeStyle Deluxe Kitchen from Amanda




Win a Hexbug from the Dirty Shirt.



Friday, November 27, 2009

Strider Childrens Bike Review and Giveaway






Wow! Summer just got the coolest bike called a Strider. It's a bike that has no pedals or chains on it. The idea behind it is that small children can learn to ride a bike without pedals, chains, and cables easier as they are only focusing on the balancing part of riding the bike. As they get more confident they learn to take their feet off the ground and glide on the bike. Summer has been walking around the house with her Strider. I was so impressed that she figured it out so quickly and confidently. My 12 year old son is having a blast on it too! The seat also adjusts as your child grows and the wheels are foam so the bike is light weight. Love it!



From the website " Tricycles tip over, scrape ankles, and are difficult to pedal. Bicycles with training wheels are tall, heavy, unstable and downright scary for young riders. Both have the potential to cause painful injuries and fear.
Not true with the Strider™.



The Strider™ running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child.

And the Strider™ is steady, stable and safe. At the first feeling of instability, your child will instinctively place both feet securely on the ground. So there are no "tricycle tip-overs" or "training-wheel wobbles" that stir-up a fear, hesitancy, or dislike of bike riding.

The Strider’s lightweight design and low center of gravity make it easy to maneuver and control, giving your child a safe and secure feeling. And the bike’s adjustable seat height starts at 11 inches from the ground, accommodating the shortest of legs.

Control is further enhanced with a low and flat handlebar design. Kids can now reach forward rather than up, which gives them better leverage and maneuverability. And as the your child becomes more confident, the Strider’s integrated foot rests provide a place for both feet while coasting along.

The bottom line: The Strider™ running bike gives your child a safer and smarter bike riding experience.

Check out there You Tube Video


The great folks at Strider are generously giving away a yellow Strider bike to one lucky Simply ME Reader.

GIVEAWAY:

Required for Entry: (this must be followed or bonus entries will be voided)

To enter check out the Strider website and let me know one thing you like or learned about this bike or their company.

Bonus Entries:

1. Subscribe to my blog by email

2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following:
@mommyjen99 Enter to win a Strider bicycle for the child on your holiday wish list
http://mommyjen99.blogspot.com/

3. Follow my blog

4. Place my button on your sidebar for three extra entries (leave the url to your blog please)

5. Blog about my contest on your blog (Please leave your URL in comments 2 extra entries)

6. Follow me on networked blogs - It's located on the right sidebar




This contest will end on 12/12/09 at 11:59 pm PST. U.S residents only. The winner will be drawn via random.org and contacted the next day. If you don't have a blog please leave your email address with your entry. The winner will have 72 hours to respond before I draw another winner.


Good luck,
Genevieve

PS. I have several other contests running right now! Check the giveaway box on the upperhand right corner.

I received no compensation for this review. I did receive a Strider bicycle so I could give an honest review of it.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mabels Labels Review


Today I am sharing a company with you called Mabels Labels. They have a product that is indispensable for all of us moms with little ones. They make sticky labels and clothing labels, which are dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe.

When I got my personalized labels with Summer's name on them I was so excited to start labeling everything. I labeled her bottles, sippy cups, all her clothes and more. I can't tell you how many times I have taken her stuff to the sitters or to friends house and have forgotten Summer's stuff there. It's awesome , since they are personalized with her name everything gets returned to me.

Another big plus is the fact that the clothing labels do not have to even be ironed on. Love it.......

Tag-Mates™ are the ideal alternative to iron-on labels. These labels peel and stick to clothing care tags. They do not require any ironing or sewing. Tag-Mates™ are designed to withstand washing, drying, and wear-and-tear. A must for school, camp and daycare! Use them on clothing, jackets and uniforms.

Tag-Mates™ are $21.00 for a pack of 75 labels.

From the website " Iron-Ons will adhere to just about any fabric and are perfect for uniforms, jackets and more. Tag-Mates™ are no sew, no iron clothing labels which peel and stick to the care tags on clothing. Shoe Labels are extra tough and fit nicely on the insole of boots, shoes and more. Bag Tags and Teeny Tags™ are sturdy metal tags that are perfect for labeling school bags, diaper bags and other luggage".


Another winner.......The winner of the General Mills Prize Pack is.......




The lucky winner is ...... Tj and Amy
You have 72 hours to respond before I have to draw another winner!
Have fun at the movies.

Jen

Winner of the Pur Options Flavor Picture is......




JC.........
The winner has 72 hours to respond.
Congratulations!
Stay tuned, I am going to be listing a bunch more giveways and reviews over this holiday weekend.

Gobble Gobble
Jen

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Balloon Time Review and Giveaway



With four kids we host a lot of birthday party's. This year my oldest son will be turning 18 and also graduating from high school. So lots of celebrations this year! What is more fun then a house full of balloons to make the party more festive? Well being the frugal gal I am , I came across Balloon Time helium tanks. The kits retail for approx. $20 to $30 and are available at retail and party stores nationwide.

Balloon Time® 30 Latex Balloon Kit includes:

An 8.9 cubic-foot helium-filled tank
30 vibrant, assorted-color, 9" latex balloons
A spool of ribbon

Now through November 15, Balloon Time is also hosting a contest called “Put A Face On Fun”.. They are looking for the most energetic and exuberant child to put their face on their product. The winner will receive $1500 dollars towards their education. Fifty first place entrants will also win a Balloon Time 30 helium balloon kit.

Balloon Time has generously offered to giveaway a 30 helium balloon kit!

GIVEAWAY...

Required for Entry: (this must be followed or bonus entries will be voided)

To enter signed up for Balloon Times "Celebration Newsletter"

Bonus Entries:

1. Follow Balloon Time on Twitter

2. Retweet @BalloonTime Don’t forget our RT contest! #BalloonTime http://bit.ly/ZzATX Pls RT. Every 25th RT wins a free BT kit!

3. Subscribe to my blog by email

4. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this contest

5. Follow my blog - 2 entries ( leave 2 separate comments)

6. Place my button on your sidebar for three extra entries (leave the url to your blog please)

7. Blog about my contest on your blog (Please leave your URL in comments 2 extra entries)


This contest will end on 11/30/09 at 11:59 pm PST. U.S residents only. The winner will be drawn via random.org and contacted the next day. If you don't have a blog please leave your email address with your entry. The winner will have 72 hours to respond before I draw another winner.


Good luck,
Genevieve

I received no compensation for this review. I did receive a voucher for a Balloon Time kit.

Fiber One Yogurt Giveaway - 3 winners!!!



I love yogurt. Every morning at work I have a yogurt with a crunchy granola bar mixed into it. I have it five days a week and it's a treat. When the folks at MyBlogSpark offered me the chance to review Fiber One yogurt I jumped on the chance.
I used my coupon and bought the Peach flavor. I was a little leery because of the added fiber but the yogurt was creamy and had no after taste. They offer several other flavors such as strawberry, key lime and vanilla. The best part is they are only 50 calories! The only thing I would change would be to make the serving size a little bit larger.



Thanks to the folks at MyBlogSpark three Simply Me readers will win a "Healthy and Fit Weight Management" gift bag that includes a Fiber One yogurt VIP coupon (good for a free 4-pack of Fiber One yogurt), cooler pack, and other storage items for you to carry your snacks and yogurt- it's great for work and other on-the-go activities!

GIVEAWAY...

Required for Entry: (this must be followed or bonus entries will be voided)

To enter just answer this question : What do you do to manage your weight?

Bonus Entries:

1. Follow Simply Me on facebook. Look for the box on the right hand side that says Networked Blogs

2. Subscribe to my blog by email

3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this contest

4. Follow my blog - 2 entries ( leave 2 separate comments)

6. Place my button on your sidebar for three extra entries (leave the url to your blog please)

7. Blog about my contest on your blog (Please leave your URL in comments 2 extra entries)


This contest will end on 11/28/09 at 11:59 pm PST. U.S residents only. The winner will be drawn via random.org and contacted the next day. If you don't have a blog please leave your email address with your entry. The winner will have 72 hours to respond before I draw another winner.


Good luck,
Genevieve

I received no compensation except for the "Healthy and Fit Weight Management" gift bag to review.