Wednesday, July 31, 2013

$500 Zifit Shopping Spree


backtoschool*This is a sponsored post by Ziftit

Aug. 1-15, 2013

Raising My 5 Sons is hosting a Back to School Event. There will be giveaways throughout the first weeks in August and a GRAND PRIZE Giveaway of $500 Shopping Spree!

Can you believe it's back to school season already? So much to do, so much to buy, so much stress! What better way to help than with a shopping spree!

About the Sponsor:

Getting Gifts: Ziftit makes it easy for you to get the gifts you want. Just set up an account, add gifts to your Zift List, and share it with family and friends so they can easily find all the gifts you want. Then, when family and friends visit your Zift List, they’ll be able to buy the gifts you want or pitch in to gifts to split the cost.
Giving Gifts: Ziftit makes it easy for you to give the gifts that your friends and family actually want. Just visit your friends’ Zift List to find all the gifts they want. Once you find the perfect gift, you can buy the gift outright directly from the retailer or pitch in to the gift to split the cost with other gift givers.
Ziftit is registered with BOFI Federal Bank, Member FDIC. The USA Patriot Act is a Federal law that requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. If you set up a FREE Premium Ziftit Account you will be asked to provide your name, date of birth, and other information that allows Ziftit to identify you, you may also be asked to provide documentation as proof of identification.

The PRIZE:

$500 Ziftit Shopping Spree!

How to Enter:

Wait for form to load below. The more entries you complete, the better your odds of winning.
  If you WIN you will be required to upgrade to a Free Premium Ziftit Account in order to claim your prize. If you can not do so, another winner will be chosen.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Flash Giveaway

Flash giveaways are so much fun! I am happy to share another one with you!

A $10 1-800Flowers.com Gift Card & A $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card! For my male readers - this would be good for a nice dinner out and you can order flowers!

All you need to do to enter is to enter this weeks Mission Giveaway sponsored by Beauty Spoon. Click here to enter and then submit your entry on the Rafflecopter form below!
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Skinnaturals Collection Review


Skin care is very important to me. I suffer from eczema on my face, so it is tricky to find a good product line. What is natural and gentle, some times isn't quite enough for me. 

The Skinnatural cleaning line is Paraben free, sulfate free, gluten free, with no synthetic dyes, petrochemicals or genetically modified organisms. 


Skinnatural Calming Cleanser is a mild cream cleanser that took off even my stubborn mascara with ease with out leaving my skin feeling dry. I noticed the cucumber in the cleanser, and feel refreshed each time I use it. 

Skinnatural Soothing Serum contains licorice root extract and white tea extract. This reduces inflammation and wrinkles, and creates a healthy skin barrier and a nourished surface. 

Skinnatural Comforting Crème contains Botanisoothe™ that acts immediately to help sooth and reduce irritation. It is so cooling and refreshing, I was surprised when I tried it! I expected something, but not as much as I found. Vitamin F, wood and plant extract and white tea extract  works to support healthy structure and normal barrier function. It also offers anti-redness, anti-wrinkle, anti-aging and anti-damage. A pretty good combination! 

All three products come with a convenient pump dispenser, limiting waste. You get just the right amount each time, saving you money! I have been very impressed by the Skinnatuarls products. My skin is looking healthy, and feeling great. 

Buy It:
The Skinnaturals line retails for $49.50. Visit Skinnaturals and try it your self! Free shipping is available on US orders over $50.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Mission Giveaway: Keka Case





There is something about personalizing your posessions that make them all the more special, and unique. I love haveing things that show who I am, and what I love. This week, we are excited to give you a chance to do the same!

About Our Sponsor


Our patent -pending Keka Case combines customization and high-resolution images with the protection of a proprietary designed cover. Using one or multiple images uploaded by consumers to our custom CaseBuilder™, Solid Line Products creates one-of-a-kind tablet covers that are similar to a hardback book cover. Our Keka Cases are handcrafted, designed specifically for each tablet, and delivered in 72 hours direct to consumers.

Keyboards – We design, manufacture and sell under the brand names Right Shift®, Slide & Type™ and ClamCase®.
Photos - Our patent -pending Keka Case combines customization and high-resolution images with the protection of a proprietary designed cover. Using one or multiple images uploaded by consumers to our custom CaseBuilder™, Solid Line Products creates one-of-a-kind tablet covers that are similar to a hardback book cover.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Solid Line Products is a customization platform for tablets and smart phones. Our vision is to enable customization and self-expression on the world’s most popular devices. Currently, we are primarily focused on customization and self-expression through keyboards and photos.

The Prizes



Win and Give a personalized Keka Case for the iPad or Kindle. Choose one of our designs from some of the world's most amazing surface texture designers or create one of your own with your favorite photos. The cases are designed specifically for each device in the iPad and Kindle family of tablets and e-readers.

Keep: 1 Keka Case


Share: 1 Keka Case

How to Enter

The Giveaway will open up on 7/30 12:01 am EST and Close on 8/2 at 11:59 pm EST.

Complete the mandatory entries on the Rafflecopter below.

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Check out and Enter our Other Giveaways






Side note...It's not mandatory to enter all the giveaways at each blog. Those are just great bonus giveaways for you to enter.

Mission Giveaway started with Madame Deals and her $100 story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people help each other! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are Mission Giveaway!

To ask about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at madamedealsmedia@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer.

Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us.

Find our official Terms and Conditions on the Madame Deals Media page.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Flash Giveaway! Win a Walmart Gift Card

We have an other flash giveaway to share with you! This time, win a $25 Walmart gift card!
We know you want it......
So enter below! Good Luck!
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Children Learning Reading Program Review



Learning to read is a skill that every child needs. Teaching a child to read is no easy task however. How do you know they are ready? Most people wait until their child is in school, but if you have an opportunity to teach your child sooner, it is worth checking out. 


The Basics
This Children Learning Reading program is a series of ebooks geared to teaching young children how to read effectively at an early age. As a home schooling mother, this intrigues me. I have 2 children learning to read right now. Every program I have seen uses a different technique. With this program, a child of 3 can be a fast and fluent reader. By spending 10-15 minutes each day, your child can be reading in a few short months! 

Did you know that 67% of all Grade 4 students cannot read at a proficient level? According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, of those 67%, 33% read at just the BASIC level, and 34% CANNOT even achieve reading abilities of the lowest basic level! I have seen first hand how a lack of reading skills can follow a person through their life. 2 people very close to me struggle with their reading. Now as I am teaching my children, I want to be sure that they are proficient readers. 

The Children Learning Reading program gives you step by step instructions, and lessons to teach your child. It is presented in a fun way that any child would be excited to do with Mom or Dad. So far, Little A is my guinea pig for this one. He already has some basic skills, and this program is ensuring that those basic skills become fluent reading in time. So far, he is an eager learner, and really enjoying every part of his learning experience!

Buy It:
Order the Standard Children Learning Reading program for $49.00. Give your children the head start that will follow them a life time!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Flash Giveaway $15 Any Gift Card You Choose!


Flash alert! Who wants a gift card?
For the next 24 hours you can enter to win $15 gift card of your choice! I will send the winner (almost anything) they want. There’s Target, Walmart, CVS, Starbucks, Amazon, Paypal – the possibilities are endless!

All you need to do to enter is to enter this weeks Mission Giveaway sponsored by Zapiddy. Click here to enter and then submit your entry on the Rafflecopter form below!

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This giveaway will end on Wednesday July 24 at 11:59pm.
 (Click here to enter if you are reading this in an email or RSS feed.)


Monday, July 22, 2013

Mission Giveaway: BeKoool Itch Relief




It's summer! Time for out doors, swimming, biking, and itching. My Little C reacts terrible to bug bites, and never stops scrathing. She is always covered with scabs, and it breaks my heart. This is a wonderful product, and I am happy to be a part of this week's Mission Giveaway!

About Our Sponsor


BeKOOOL is a complete family of products designed to add comfort and relief for the entire family.

Kobayashi Healthcare, LLC manufactures and distributes BeKOOOL products, along with several other brands including ClearWipe® pre-moistened microfiber lens wipes, and Cura-Heat® therapeutic heat patches for minor muscles aches and pains.

BeKOOOL’s new Itch Relief Patch is the first product of its kind in the anti-itch sections of leading retailers, and became available in March 2013.

The Prizes



Win the entire line of BeKOOOL® products, a year-long subscription to FamilyFun Magazine, the book, The Travel Mamas' Guide, and a BeKOOOL tote:
  • The Travel Mamas’ Guide is THE book on how to travel with babies and children…and stay sane!
  • FamilyFun gives parents the ideas and inspiration they need to create unforgettable family moments. The magazine's staff is made up of trusted experts on family vacations, cooking, celebrations, play, creative projects and learning—the full spectrum of fun that enriches the precious time families share.
  • BeKOOOL's Itch Relief Patches provide fast-acting, targeted, medicated relief from itching due to insect bites, poison ivy, minor skin irritations, cuts and scrapes.
  • BeKOOOL Cooling Wipes are single use cloths that provide instant personal cooling without refrigeration.
  • BeKOOOL Kids are single use cooling gel sheets specially formulated for kids to provide immediate cooling relief from fever.
  • BeKOOOL Migraine are single use cooling gel sheets that provide immediate soothing relief from migraine headaches.
Keep: One prize pack

Share: One prize pack

How to Enter

The Giveaway will open up on 7/23 12:01 am EST and Close on 7/26 at 11:59 pm EST.

Complete the mandatory entries on the Rafflecopter below.


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Check out and Enter our Other Giveaways






Side note...It's not mandatory to enter all the giveaways at each blog. Those are just great bonus giveaways for you to enter.

Mission Giveaway started with Madame Deals and her $100 story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people help each other! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are Mission Giveaway!

To ask about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at madamedealsmedia@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer.

Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us.

Find our official Terms and Conditions on the Madame Deals Media page.


Getting There Slowly

Little C is always doing new things. She is 2 1/2 now, and some days I am amazed because she seems more like a 12 month old. Through all the progress, I am constantly reminding myself that slow and steady wins the race.

Although she is still not walking, she is getting stronger every day. We now have braces on her ankles. This is helping her learn to use other muscles to steady her self. Her physiotherapist is suggesting new tools to help her, like a ride on toy. All things I never thought of.

She says "Hi" now, which is amazing!

The biggest excitement for me is the way she has responded to the newest addition in our extended family. My sister in-law recently had a new baby girl. Little C is very jealous of me holding any children, so I was very nervous about the new baby. Little C surprised me. He adores her new cousin, and is mad if I give the baby to anyone!
To add to my joy, she is now playing with her dolls! She is engaging in imaginative play, and imitating the adults around her! This is a huge step in her development, one I am very happy to share with you all! It just shows again, be patient........children are full of surprises! 



Saturday, July 20, 2013

Revolt Week 12 Wrap Up



Well, I did it! Today marks the completion of 12 weeks on Revolt Fitness, and I am not quitting yet!
I knew when I started this journey that it would take some time, and dedication, and I am not going to quit until I have completed my goals!

Things I have learned:
I am stronger than I thought
Dieting does not have to be boring
Not cheating is easier than I thought
I was full of excuses
When you are about to say you've had enough, that's when you need to do another set!

The first work out I did with Revolt went fast, but I felt it. I started doing the level 1 work outs and was ready to collapse after each one. Now, I am keeping up, and even able to do level 3 some weeks. I have increased my weights, and people are asking me what I am doing because they see the results.

My husband is eating some of the food with me, and he loves it! How can he not? This week we had pancakes, pizza, coconut curry chicken and peach cobbler! What diet lets you eat like that?

So, where do I go from here? Well, I still have 30 lbs to lose to be where I want. I won't be posting weekly updates, but will share on Instagram and post bi-weekly. I want to show you all that this is possible. Revolt gives you all the tools you need. You just need to lose your excuses and get it done!
I have lost 21 lbs in 12 weeks, and nearly 8 inches, and you can too! What are you waiting for? Give the free week on Revolt a try. You will be hooked!


Discloser: I was given a free membership to Revolt Fitness for the purpose of review. No Other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. For more information please read my discloser policy


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Reading Kingdom Review

As a home schooling mom, I am always interested in products that can help with my children's education. Especially when it can make learning fun. 
Reading Kingdom is an online game that helps children ages 4-10 improve their reading skills. 


The Basics

Reading Kingdom is based on the work of Dr. Marion Blank from Columbia University. Dr. Blank is  an expert on reading and language development. The program uses her patented and research based "6-SIM" (Six Skill Integrated Method) technique. The program begins with a "Skills Survey" insuring that the program is right at their level, not re-teaching the concepts they already know. As the child progresses through the program, it is customized to their particular reading needs, creating a unique teaching experience for each child. 


I have 3 children in this age range that need help with reading. I desired to start Little P on the program. Even though he is the oldest, he struggles with reading. It is so frustrating for me because reading is something I enjoy and he does not. 
Reading Kingdom has been wonderful for him. Not only am I seeing progress in his progress reports, but I am seeing him pick up books! Now I am wanting to try my other children on the program!

Why You Will Love It
  • Teaches your child at the level they are at
  • Email progress reports let you see how well your child is progressing through the program
  • Wide age range. Reading Kingdom is designed for children 4-10 and for children with special needs.
  • Clear directions make it easy for the child to work independently
  • Options to work with or with out the keyboard
  • Develops reading skills 

Why They Will Love It
  • Fun
  • Colourful
  • Easy to follow the directions
  • Customized to their level ensuring it is not too hard, or too easy
  • Makes reading a fun activity


Buy it: 
Reading Kingdom offers a 30 day free trial. Subscriptions are $19.95/month or $199.99/year. 
Additional children get 50% off.
Visit Reading Kingdom and see the difference it will make in your child's reading abilities.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review



I am always interested in healthy cooking. Cooking with oils is a part of life, and I am always interested in trying new recipes and new things.
I have heard about coconut oil for a long time, but honestly....I am not a coconut fan. So I was nervous to try it. I thought it would leave a powerful coconut flavour in my food. I am glad to say I was wrong!

The Basics




Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil is made  using old-fashioned, traditional methods that have been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years. The coconut oil is from certified organic sources, and not mass produced, plus it is made by hand.  This benefits families in the rural areas of the Philippines where the coconuts grow. Talk about win win!













Tropical Traditions provides a quality oil great for cooking, baking and more! 










 I have been using my Coconut Oil in all my cooking since I got it. I am enjoying it so much! There is a pleasant taste, but not one that changes the taste of my food. Rather, it is enhancing my food's flavours! I am noticing less sticking when I am frying, and since it starts off solid, it's easier to add just the right amount. 

Check out some recipes at Tropical Traditions web site! 



















Buy It: 
You can buy Tropical Traditions Gold Seal Coconut Oil starting from $25.00



Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Mission Giveaway: Superior Source



I could go on and on about the benefit of nutritional supplements.  I firmly believe in making sure we fill any voids our diets might have. Some supplements are so difficult to take. Just today my husband nearly choked trying to get a vitamin down. This week's sponsor has the solution!

About Our Sponsor



Home of Superior Source MicroLingual® tablets, Continental Vitamin Company has provided trusted vitamin tablets and dietary supplements since 1969. Continental Vitamin Company is the manufacturer of the Superior Source product line, recognized as the only source of soft-molded instant release tablets with Under the Tongue Technology™. With a state-of-the-art GMP compliant and FDA-registered facility, CVC’s exceptional Superior Source product line has earned the trust of the natural product community with a growing a list of more than 140 dietary supplements in 12 product categories. The company has been a member of the Natural Products Association since 1997

The Prizes



TWO Superior Source Vitamins: “Live Healthier” Family Packs – $300 Value!
WIN One and GIVE One: TWO lucky winners will receive TWO Superior Source Vitamins “Live Healthier” Family Packs (one for the winner and give one to the friend of your choosing; 2 winners, 4 family packs). That’s a $300 value to each winner! Each Family Pack includes:
• B-12 Methylcobalamin 1,000 mcg $12.99
• Advanced B-12/B-6/Folic 2,000 mcg $24.99
• Biotin 5,000 mcg $14.99
• Melatonin 3 mg $5.99
• Extra Strength Vitamin D 5,000 IU $13.49
• Children’s B Complex + Vitamin C $6.99
• Lip Healer $8.99
• Vitamin C 500 mg $16.59
• Just Men Testeral $24.99
• Just Women Stress $19.99
Total Value $150.00 x 2 = $300.00
The 10 vitamins and supplements in our prize package cover just about all the vitamins and supplements that a family might take on a regular basis. Superior Source has included 7 items for the whole family and 1 each for mom, dad and children in this comprehensive prize package.
PLUS… “EVERYONE WINS” Special Offer: FREE 60-Day Supply of Vitamin B-12
  • “LIKE” Superior Source Vitamins on Facebook and
  • Receive a FREE 60-Day Supply of Vitamin B-12 ($12.95 value*)
No Pills to Swallow! No Shot B-12 Methylcobalamin, Instant Dissolve MicroLingual® Tablets go to work fast and instantly dissolve under the tongue, unlike regular B-12 supplements, as much as 50% of the B-12 potency is lost in the high acid environment of the stomach. Methylcobalamin is an “activated” form of Vitamin B12. This means that it ready to be used by the body for various biochemical functions. Conventional forms of B12, need to be converted by the liver into methylcobalamin first, before it can be utilized in the body.
*(You pay only $3.95 shipping and handling).



How to Enter

The Giveaway will open up on 7/16 12:01 am EST and Close on 7/19 at 11:59 pm EST.


Complete the mandatory entries on the Rafflecopter below.

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Check out and Enter our Other Giveaways





Side note...It's not mandatory to enter all the giveaways at each blog. Those are just great bonus giveaways for you to enter.

Mission Giveaway started with Madame Deals and her $100 story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people help each other! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are Mission Giveaway!

To ask about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at madamedealsmedia@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer.

Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us.

Find our official Terms and Conditions on the Madame Deals Media page.


Incredibundles Giveaway

Incredibundles



Incredibundles

Shopping for a baby shower can be a difficult task. Finding the right gift at the right price, trying to find practical as well as cute gifts.

If you want to surprise a new mom & dad with awesome baby shower present, make sure to check out Incredibundles! They offer foolproof baby present bundles that for sure new parents will appreciate.


Back To School Blast Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Back to School Blast!

Getting your family prepared to head back to school, can be difficult especially after a long, fun-filled summer. Here are a few of our favorite Back to School Tips to help you along the way.
1. Back-to-School Supplies Checklist - Backpack? Check. Pencils? Check. Safety scissors? Not Yet. Use the same checklist each time you head out to grab supplies, to keep track of what you have already purchased and the things you still need to. These are also handy if you have more than one child. Simply print 2, 3, 4 list and add their name to the top.


2. Make sure your supplies are labeled, keep those supplies coming home!
3. Prepare the kids. Summer can be lazy sleep in days making it hard to get up early when school starts up. Practice waking up early before the first day.
4. Set goals for the kids. Give them something to look forward to. Everyone feels good when they accomplish their goals!


The Back to School Blast was organized by Mom Powered Media.
Please take a moment to also visit our lovely co-hosts, whom without them great things such as these would not be possible: My Vegan Gluten-Free Life, Plum Crazy About Coupons, Capri's Coupons, Downshifting - Your Family, Your Home, Your Life, Jack of all trades, Master of Mom™, Quick Tattletails, Mew Review and Iowa Mom.

One lucky winner will receive a $1,000 Visa Gift Card!

Giveaway ends August 15th at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. If the winner resides outside of the US, they will receive Paypal cash. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.


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Disclosure:Me and My Handful is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!


Saturday, July 13, 2013

$100 Amazon Giveaway


Welcome to the Comment Starter Giveaway!


Organized by: Budget Earth & Mom to Bed by 8

This giveaway is special!!! There are no pages to "like" or "follow". As bloggers we like to have conversations with our readers....this is just a way to get the conversation started.

Super easy entries, and winning some cash, what could be better? Plus, you will visit some great blogs along the way!

One lucky reader will receive their choice of $100 via paypal or a $100 Amazon eGift Code!

Giveaway ends July 27, 2013 at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: Me And My Handful did not receive compensation for this giveaway & all opinion are their own. Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by Budget Earth.

Would you like to have your products featured in a similar giveaway event? Want to increase your social media exposure before the holiday season? See how we can help! Contact budgetearth@gmail.com to see what Mom Powered Media can do for your company!


Pushing Past a Plateau

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for mor details. 


I have been doing Revolt Fitness now for 11 weeks. I am way stronger, I am more confident, and people are complimenting me. Things like "I almost don't recognize you!" It is encouraging. I am always saying how much I love Revolt, and the amazing food I get to eat. I am not even really tempted to cheat! 

When ever you see results, it's easy to keep moving forward. Then you step on the scale and see the numbers are moving slower, or not at all. It might be the dreaded plateau. So now what? How can you get the scale moving again? 

Well, before you panic, ask your self these questions:

  • How long have I been at this plateau? 

It could just be hormonal. Always take that into account. Hormones can play games with our weight, but it's usually just temporary.

  • Are there any areas I have been slacking? 

Be honest. Are you getting your work outs in? Are you pushing your self durring the work out? Are you cheating a little each day? These can affect you more than you might think. Little daily cheats add up. I never realized how often I taste while I am cooking, or pick the wrong things until I started with Revolt. 

  • Am I drinking enough water?

With Revolt, we drink a full gallon of water each day. When it's hot out, and you are active the body needs more water. Try increasing your water intake. It will flush out any water your body is holding on to, and keep your metabolism operating at it's peak.

  • Are there areas I can push harder?

Maybe it's time for heavier weights, or more cardio. Maybe more circuits? Revolt has an accelerated results program where you can add more cardio if desired for this reason. 

  • Are there any substitutions I can make in my diet that can help? 

Calories are not the only part of nutrition we need to think about. Fiber, fats, carbohydrates  All of these play an important part. Look closely at the foods you are eating and change it up. 

It's important to do a bit of self examination from time to time. Some times we go too easy on our selves. We have to push to see results. It's also important to know when to ask for help and guidance. I personally think what makes Revolt so different is the level of support. Nichole Huntsman, the creator, is very involved and makes sure she is available to answer questions, get feedback and ideas, and even laugh with the Facebook group. There is a group of people battling the same things you are, and they are happy to help. 

If you haven't checked out Revolt yet, you are missing out on a wonderful, life changing program. Revolt is not only about loosing weight. It is building strength, forming good eating habits, and learning what your body can do. Try it for a week free. You will be hooked! 



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Time is Running Out For Early Bird Pricing...


If you haven't checked out Lovable Labels before, you are sure missing out! Until July 15 Back To School Packs are on special!
You can get 150 custom labels for only $39.95!
Each Back To School Pack includes:

  • 30 Multi-Purpose Sticker Labels 
  • 80 Slimline Labels
  • 12 Shoe Labels
  • 48 Press N’ Stick Clothing DOTS
  • 12 Square Labels
  • 2 Mini Metal Tags
Dishwasher and microwave safe, washer and dryer safe, these labels are perfect for coats, lunch boxes, pencils and more!

There are 8 new designs making it easy to find something for ever child's tastes. 

Plus, as an added bonus, you can use code ChelseaLB3 for an additional 10% off! Time is running out, after July 15 the price goes back up!

Disclaimer: This post may include affiliate links. Complimentary product was received for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. Read our disclosure policy for more details. 


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Kindle Fire Giveaway

Who is ready for another giveaway event? I know I am! 

Me And My Handful
Welcomes you to the Kindle Fire HD Giveaway


July 10 - July 30

Hosted by: So Sew Mama

Desiree from So Sew Mama is getting Married this August! What better way to celebrate than to have an awesome giveaway!! 

So Sew Mama has gathered a group of amazing bloggers to bring you all this great giveaway.
One lucky reader will have the great opportunity to win a Kindle Fire HD!

This giveaway is open world wide, but you must be over 18 to enter and win. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email, or a new winner is chosen.



This giveaway will close at 11:59 pm EST on July 30, 2013.

Use the Giveaway form below to enter. Entries that are not mandatory, will increase your odds of winning. Good Luck!







Me And My Handful was not compensated for this post, and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media website. Please contact Desiree at So Sew Mama with questions, or to have your company/product featured in our next big giveaway! Read my Full PR disclosure here.





Tuesday, July 9, 2013

$15 Gift card Giveaway


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A big than you to Saving You Dinero for letting us share this giveaaway!

I am excited to host today’s Flash Giveaway! For the next 24 hours you can enter to win $15 gift card of your choice! I will send the winner (almost anything) they want. There's Target, Walmart, CVS, Starbucks, Amazon, Paypal - the possibilities are endless!

All you need to do to enter is to enter this weeks Mission Giveaway sponsored by ApplesofGold.com. Click here to enter and then submit your entry on the Rafflecopter form below!

This giveaway will end on Wednesday July 10 at 11:59pm. (Click here to enter if you are reading this in an email or RSS feed.)

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Lovable Labels Back To School Packs

Yes, it's summer, and the kids are home, but it isn't too soon to think about back to school. Time to buy supplies, new shoes, and new clothes. Then we send the kids to school with all the new supplies, and hope that they all make it back home.
Kid's loose everything, don't they?

Lovable Labels gets it. That's why they have their back to school packs with over 150 custom labels!


  • 30 Multi-Purpose Sticker Labels 
  • 80 Slimline Labels
  • 12 Shoe Labels
  • 48 Press N’ Stick Clothing DOTS
  • 12 Square Labels
  • 2 Mini Metal Tags


Even though we home school we still have problems keeping track of the kid's stuff. It always seems like several kids have the same shoes, and the same bags. Using Lovable Labels saves us headaches, and money! No more loosing shoes at a play place, bringing home the wrong bag. 
Lovable Labels are dishwasher and microwave safe making them perfect for water bottles and lunch kits, and washer and dryer safe. 
With 8 new designs, there is something to please everyone! 
Little S got right into personalizing his supplies. We picked the Movin' & Groovin' design.

 
He loved the designs. Cars, planes, trains. Everything a little boy loves. And Mommy is happy because his clothes will come home! 


Back To School pack are $44.95, but until July 15 you can get the for $39.95! Saving money is always a good thing, and this is a limited time early bird special! 
Oh wait, there is more! Use code ChelseaLB3 for an additional 10% off your purchase! That's right, you can get 10% off all your Lovable Labels purchases. Hurry, this offer is only good until July 15 2013! 

Disclaimer: This post may include affiliate links. Complimentary product was received for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. Read our disclosure policy for more details. 


Monday, July 8, 2013

Bath Time With Johnson & Johnson

Bath time is a special time for a little one. Mommy's loving care, bubbles, toys, what could be better? I have always used bath time as part of my night time routine. A nice warm bath to relax and sooth a baby, leaving them soft and clean, ready to cuddle up and settle down for the night. 




For my first two, I did not include bath time as part of our routine. I was amazed at how much adding a bath to the night time routine improved the night! The combination of the soothing bath followed by a nice massage with lotion helped the babies settle into a nice sleep early with out tears. It was a bonding time for me, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. 

In the beginning, it was just wash the baby, and then out we go! Soon I found I enjoyed the bath time as much as they did. I am a fish, I love the water, and seing my children squeal and splash will always put a smile on my face! Even now, Little C loves bath time. It's a silly time with just Mommy to her self! 

Part of our routine has always been JOHNSON’S® HEAD‐TO‐TOE®.  JOHNSON’S® has been trusted by moms around the world for years, so for me it was a no brainer to choose it for my babies.

When I find a product I like, I usually stick with it. To be honest, I began to question my choice. I was beginning to be concerned about the ingredients My child's skin is so sensitive, and while mild, was it really natural ingredients? What was I really putting on my baby's skin? My children suffer from eczema, and I have been re-thinking every product I use. What does mild really mean? 

JOHNSON’S® NATURAL® is now improved! Paraben-free, dye-free and phthalate- free, with 97-99% naturally-derived ingredients. That is the kind of product I want to use. I have been using it on Little C and she comes out of her bath squeaky clean, sweet smelling, and no reactions. We still love our bath time, and I am happy to have products from brands I can trust! 
Do you have a bath time routine with your baby? JOHNSON’S® has lots of great tips for any new or seasoned mom to keep bath time fun! 

Product provided as promotional consideration to Me and My Handful by Johnson & Johnson Inc.


Mission Giveaway: Win Pay Pal with Campus Books




We have a giveaway that everyone can appreciate! We can all use Pay Pal cash, and this week's sponsor is all about helping out! Any former starving student can appreciate saving money on books, and Campus Books has the way!

About Our Sponsor



CampusBookRentals.com rents textbooks to students. They were one of the first ever to offer rentable text books. They started renting textbooks out of Alan Martin's garage back in 2007. Since then, Campus Book Rentals has rented more than one million textbooks to students on nearly every college campus in the United States.

Campus Book Rentals also offers the Rent Back service. Rent Back is an initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students. This can make them 2-4 times MORE money than what they can make with traditional buyback options they might try! Instead of selling back their books at the end of the semester, they can offer them for rent to other students! It's a win-win situation!

Campus Book Rentals also awards scholarships, and is currently contributing a portion of their rental proceeds to Operation Smile.

With Campus Book Rentals renting textbooks makes sense, plain and simple!

The Prizes



$100 in PayPal Cash is being given away

Keep: $50 PayPal Cash

Share: $50 PayPal Cash

How to Enter

The Giveaway will open up on 7/9 12:01 am EST and Close on 7/12 at 11:59 pm EST.

Complete the mandatory entries on the Rafflecopter below.

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Side note...It's not mandatory to enter all the giveaways at each blog. Those are just great bonus giveaways for you to enter.

Mission Giveaway started with Madame Deals and her $100 story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people help each other! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are Mission Giveaway!

To ask about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at madamedealsmedia@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer.

Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us.

Find our official Terms and Conditions on the Madame Deals Media page.




Mission Giveaway: Apples Of Gold



Jewellery has a way of making you feel like a princess. There is something special about putting on a necklace, or earrings that just makes a difference. Sadly, most of us can't afford to have a huge selection, or can we?

About Our Sponsor



ApplesofGold.com is an online jewelry & wedding ring company with over 6,000 jewelry items available at our online store! Our jewelry quality is high and our collections are unique, yet prices are about 40% below traditional retail!

ApplesofGold.com has items in the $50 range as well as the $5,000 range, so there is great diversity in our jewelry selection. We have a big focus on wedding rings, diamond rings, and engagement rings, as well as unique vintage and antique-style jewelry, gemstone jewelry, and gold and silver jewelry. We have something for everyone!

The Prizes



Two $50 ApplesofGold.com Gift Cards for a total of $100

Keep: a $50 ApplesofGold.com gift card


Share: a $50 ApplesofGold.com gift card

How to Enter

The Giveaway will open up on 7/9 12:01 am EST and Close on 7/12 at 11:59 pm EST.

Complete the mandatory entries on the Rafflecopter below.

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Side note...It's not mandatory to enter all the giveaways at each blog. Those are just great bonus giveaways for you to enter.

Mission Giveaway started with Madame Deals and her $100 story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people help each other! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are Mission Giveaway!

To ask about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at madamedealsmedia@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer.

Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us.

Find our official Terms and Conditions on the Madame Deals Media page.



New Month, New Goals


Happy July! It's a new month, and a new Uprising with Revolt Fitness, and this month promises to be a good one! Pizza, smoothies, even chocolate! Yes, that's right, we will be eating amazing food and loosing weight at the same time! That's because with the good food we also sweat! 


I have seen so many people try to loose weight with diet alone, and while it does work, it is usually short lived. With Revolt, I am finding the results I am getting are more than just weight loss, I am getting stronger and stronger as I push myself. Sometimes we have to work hard to get results, and stick to it. 
This past week was not my greatest, yet I am encouraged. All around me people are noticing the changes in my weight. I am seeing my body transform. This uprising I want to push even harder, and see what I can do. I feel like I can do more than I ever dreamed, and I owe it all to Revolt.

If you haven't checked out Revolt, now is the time. The only thing holding you back is your self. Revolt offers a complete support group, meal plans, and work outs that are actually easy to follow while still kicking you in the butt, and sometimes that's exactly what we need!


Disclaimer: I received a complimentary membership to Revolt Fitness for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. For more information please read my disclosure policy.