Sunday, March 23, 2014

American Dream Builders Giveaway!!

Want a new reality show to add to your lineup? Or do you just love Nate Berkus? (Who doesn't?) The perfect show for you is NBC's new reality show American Dream Builders! NBC says: “Showcasing the talents of the most accomplished designers and home builders in the country, “American Dream Builders” will pit 12 worthy contestants against one another in a high-stakes competition designed to push everyone’s creative reach. The show will celebrate creativity and style while revealing magazine-worthy home transformations. With each weekly episode, two teams will take on a brand new project and be asked to redesign and renovate the space from the inside out – all in a matter of days. From Spanish to Tudor to midcentury modern, the designers will be expected to produce sweeping home renovations that bring a fresh, modern sensibility while remaining true to the home’s innate charm and design characteristics. Joining [host interior design expert Nate] Berkus on the show as judges are Eddie George and interior design expert Monica Pedersen. Berkus, George, and Pedersen will review the finished work and determine which team achieved the best results. After facing the panel of judges, the losing team must send one member home. In the finale episode, the last two designers will take on renovations for two impressive Southern California homes, bringing their unique vision to life.”

American Dream Builders is from the same producers as The Bachelor and Survivor, and it is going to be an awesome show! American Dream Builders Sweepstakes:  You can enter for a chance to win $100,000 in products and services from Lowe’s and a consultation with the winner of American Dream Builders! Enter for a chance to win your dream renovation at

And starting March 23rd you will have the opportunity to earn 5 bonus entries when you “Dream It Yourself”! Upload a photo and description of a home project you are working on and EARN 5 BONUS SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES.

Finally, follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win more prizes from American Dream Builders and Lowe’s!

Live Tweet Opportunity! LIVE TWEET with the judges - Nate Berkus, Eddie George and Monica Pedersen! #DreamBuilders. On March 23 at 8pm ET to join the judges and contestants on Twitter as they LIVE TWEET along with the show. Keep the conversation going! Nate will be live tweeting all season long, make sure to join him. 

In celebration, we are teaming up with NBC and giving away a $50 Lowe's gift card to get you started on your American Dream! Enter below,and our giveaway will be ending on Friday, March 28! Each household is only eligible to win One (1) $50 Lowe's Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Help Your Guy's Hair Issue With Dove Men and Walmart!

This is a sponsored post, however, all thoughts and opinions are 100 percent my own. 

Image 1 Do the guys in your life have hair issues? For my guys, the main hair issue is the neglecting of the hair! My guys, all three of them, shave their heads most of the time. They don't take care of their hair when they do have it, and they often neglect it. They wash it with hand soap, or even worse, nothing at all. Ugh. They do not have good hair care LOL! 

Do your guys have hair issues? Thin hair, but not in a good way? What about oily hair, or dandruff? Dry hair or a sensitive scalp? Guess what! Dove Men+Care and Walmart have teamed up to provide guys with a "Good Hair Guide" that can help them figure out exactly what to do about their hair issues! CLICK HERE to check it out, and make sure to share it with all of the guys in your life! 
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I think that the Dove Men/Walmart Good Hair Guide for guys is perfect! Let's face it, guys don't always know what to do when it comes to hair care, so this is a great asset! Do you have a guy that could benefit from the Dove/Walmart Good Hair Guide? Tell him about it, and leave a comment below telling us your guy's hair issue! I would love to see which ones are the most common! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Get Salon Beautiful Hair For Less With Suave Professionals and Rite Aid!

The following is a sponsored post. Although I have been compensated for my time and work on this post, all opinions are my own. 

Ugh, hair. Am I the only girl who hates all the work involved with getting salon worthy hair at home? I have always been a hater of my hair. It's thick, it's coarse, it's curly and wavy, and often, it's out of control. Taming the frizz that is my hair is no easy fete. Let's see. It starts with washing. Should I wash my hair every day? I don't want to dry it out, but, if I skip a day, I'm automatically living with oil head. Sigh. Then, it's leave in conditioner, and some kind of curl cream. Or, some kind of straightening cream, followed by blow drying and then a flat iron. Hairspray and anti frizz cream has to follow, or the results are disastrous! Shew, it can be hard to take care of hair like mine. Even worse, it can be expensive. I am always trying to find a way to keep my hair looking great without breaking the bank. I mean, aren't we all?

My go to brand for keeping my hair looking great on a budget is Suave! Their new natural infusions line is the best yet, and I can get the products at my neighborhood Rite Aid! Score one for budget friendly, score two for not having to drive across town! Now, that is a win/win! The Suave Natural Infusions line is my favorite! The natural inspired ingredients work great on hair that is a pain in the butt like mine, plus the price is right! I love that Suave Natural Infusions works just as great as the more expensive brands! And now, you can get a great deal on Suave Natural Infusions at your local Rite Aid! Just visit your neighborhood Rite Aid store anytime from 3/16 through 3/22 and spend $6 on Suave Professionals products (there are SO many great ones to choose from!) and you will get $2 added to your Wellness+ card for your next purchase! How great is that!!!

Don't forget to join Resourceful Mommy for the #RiteAidSuaveHair Twitter party on 3/18 at 8 PM ET with @ResourcefulMom! You can win great prizes and have a ton of fun! LOVE Twitter parties! Ten winners will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Awesome!!! Just go HERE to RSVP! 

Address Your Heart With Campbell's!

We received a promotional item in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100 percent my own.This post is sponsored by Campbell's Soup Company. 

In our family, keeping heart healthy is very important. Heart Disease runs in our family, and back in November, I was hospitalized with blood pressure that was 221/118. I was only 27 then. I started on blood pressure medications immediately, and since then, have been trying to control my blood pressure by diet, exercise, drinking plenty of water, and taking any and all steps available to get my health under control. I remember my dad having at least 4 heart attacks, 2 strokes, and multiple bypass surgeries when I was a kid. He passed away when I was 18. He wasn't even 60 years old. I am determined to break that cycle with my health, and the health of my kids as well. I know that I am working against all odds, since my genetics are so messed up, but hopefully we will be able to beat heart disease and live long, healthy lives.

One of the best (and most fun) ways to tackle heart disease is by eating right and coming up with awesome new recipes to try. With one of my kids underweight and one of them overweight, this is often a chore, to find foods they will both eat, but we are trying! Take a look at some of our very favorites!

Yummm! I am hungry just thinking about these wonderful recipes! Do you want to make some of these wonderful recipes? Don't forget to GO HERE to get some great coupons, tips and special offers from Campbell's, to help you live heart healthy! Do you have any favorite heart healthy recipes? Share them below, I would love to give them a try!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

#Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser Is The Way To Floss plus FREE SHIPPING CODE!!

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One of the best parts of being a blogger, in my opinion, is getting the chance to test out and try awesome products that I probably wouldn't even know about otherwise! Recently, we got the chance again to test out a really cool product, the Aquarius Professional Water Flosser from Waterpik. I have never used a water flosser before, so this was a first for me! 

Now, personally, I don't mind flossing, but my boys, that is a different story! Once they saw the Aquarius Water Flosser, they were totally captivated. I mean come on, the thing DOES look pretty cool, especially if you are a little boy! Once they saw me using the Aquarius, they decided that flossing was pretty cool indeed! (*Well, water flossing anyway!) The Aquarius is just like having a full on professional water flossing system that a dentist uses, in the comfort of your own home! 

Studies have shown that water flossing is actually proven to improve gum health more than traditional floss, not to mention the fact that water flossing just leaves your mouth feeling fresher and cleaner! The Aquarius comes with a total of seven tips that you can change, and you can set it to floss mode or massage mode, which is pretty cool. The Aquarius also comes with an on/off switch on the handle, so you can control it at all times. 

Well needless to say, my boys have completely changed their opinion on flossing. I mean come in, when you can spray a jet of water into your mouth, make a mess in the bathroom, and have it be considered practicing good oral hygiene, what's not to like? I seriously never in a million years thought that I would be in a situation where I would have to LIMIT the number of times per day my kids could floss their teeth!??! I mean come on!?! But, what a good problem to have, right?

All in all, this is a really cool toy, er, tool to have around the house, and has gotten us all in the mood for a little better oral health, which is always great! So, I know that now you are wanting to head over to the Waterpik Website, and check out these water flossers for yourself, and that is a good thing! Well, lucky for you, I have an awesome code for you! Just enter FREESHIPWP660 at checkout to receive FREE SHIPPING on any Waterpik product purchased through the website! The code is valid through the end of March, so get to shopping!!  

Have you ever used a water flosser? If not, would you consider it? Leave us a comment below and tell us your feelings on floss!! We love to hear from you! 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Waterpik.

Well Beginnings Diapers (Available At Walgreens!) Beat The Competition! #WellBeginnings #AD

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Well Beginnings.

Diapers. They are one of the first decisions that you have to make as a mom, and also one of the most important. The options out there these days are endless, and the advertisements are often littered with mom guilt. (If you love your baby, you would choose THESE diapers... If you are a smart mom, you would choose THESE diapers... you know what I mean!) However, when you become a mom, you quickly learn what is best for your baby,and for my baby, the pricey, expensive name brand diapers were NOT the best choice! 

We recently got the chance to check out a line of diapers I had never heard of before. They are called Well Beginnings and they are available at Walgreens stores nationwide, which, if you are like me, means everywhere, since we have a Walgreens on every corner here in Kentucky! I have to say, I was extremely impressed with Well Beginnings! These diapers are as good, if not better, than pricier brands that we have tried in the past! 

I absolutely love the designs, they are adorable! What's not to love when you're putting elephants on your baby's bottom!?!? I love the fact that Well Beginnings Diapers were specifically designed to meet the needs of active babies... I have always had active babies, and believe me, you can TELL which diapers were designed for movers and shakers, and which were designed for little ones who lay around all day! (NOT my kids!) 

Like I mentioned before, these diapers are at least as good, if not better, than alternatives we have tried in the past! I really wish I would have known about Well Beginnings when my boys were smaller! There have been NO leak accidents in these diapers, you can definitely tell that they are designed with anti-leakage protection! I absolutely love them, and I think they were really made with the comfort of babies in mind. The inner liner is soft, and made with hypoallergenic ingredients, including aloe, vitamin E, and natural botanicals. I like when a company is taking my concerns as a mom seriously, and creating a product that moms can feel safe using on their babies. 

I have really been impressed with the Well Beginnings line of diapers, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to any mommy who is looking for an alternative to the big name brands for her baby. No complaints here! The next time you are in Walgreens (if you are like me, that is at least once a week!!), pick up a pack of Well Beginnings diapers and see the difference for yourself! You will be amazed! 

Have you guys ever heard of Well Beginnings Diapers? Would you be willing to try a new brand on your baby? If you have tried Well Beginnings, leave a comment below and tell us what you thought of them, I would love to hear your feedback!! 

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Book Review: Stress Free Kids by Lori Lite

I received a copy of this book in exchange for review, however, all opinions and thoughts are my own. 

I recently got the chance to check out a really great book, and I am excited to tell you guys about it! The book is called: "Stress Free Kids: A Parent's Guide to Helping Build Self-Esteem, Manage Stress, and Reduce Anxiety in Children", and it's written by Lori Lite, the founder of Stress Free Kids. I was really excited to check out this book, because I have a "stresser" on my hands, when it comes to my big guy. He's a lot like me, we worry and stress and have lots of anxiety over lots of different things. I really try very hard not to let it show and not to let it pass on to him, but I do sometimes. I am always looking for ways to help him (and me too!), so I was excited to check out this book. 

This book has been a really great asset to me as a parent. It has taught me many different tools and exercises to help deal with both of my boys' stress. I like that the book is straightforward and easy to understand, and I also appreciate that it doesn't shame parents. Often, when I read a parenting book, I end up feeling really bad about myself and really guilty for not doing everything that the book says already. This book doesn't do that, and I really like that. 

I really like Lori Lite and her approaches to parenting and helping kids. She developed the Stress Free Kids curriculum to help her own kids deal with stress. I have to say that this book has really helped us. My oldest especially has really improved his angry outbursts, and I can tell that he is remembering what to do when he gets upset or stressed out. We do still have a lot of work to do and a long way to go to be able to deal with our stress in a healthy way. I am not saying that everything is completely better, but we are on the right track! 

I like that now that I have read this book, I have a real, solid idea of what I SHOULD be doing differently. I feel much better and much more optimistic about the way things are going in my household, and I am very grateful to Lori Lite for this book and all the great options that it has given me! 

About The Author: 

Lori Lite is a pioneer in the field of children's stress management, dedicating her life to helping families reduce stress, anxiety, and anger. Lori astounded the medical community by incorporating research-based, stress reducing techniques into a storytelling format. After helping her own children, Lori understood that her mission was to help other parents and children struggling with stress and self-esteem issues. Lori created Stress Free Kids and a line of books, CDs, and lesson plans designed to help children, teens, and adults decrease stress, anxiety, and anger. Her work is considered a resource for parents, psychologists, therapists, child life specialists, teachers, doctors, counselors, and yoga instructors. 

Lori is a certified children's meditation facilitator and guest instructor. She has been nationally recognized on Shark Tank, CBS News, and as a Sears parenting expert. Her sought after practical tips and articles can be found in hundreds of publications to include; Family Circle, NY Times, Web MD, Real Simple, Prevention, and Aspiring Women. Lori's titles are also available in Spanish, Apps, and eBooks bringing stress management to Smart Boards and making classroom implementation easy. Her constant upbeat presence on Facebook and Twitter (stressfreekids) make her a real-time resource for anyone seeking practical advice for stress free living. For more information visit Stress Free Kids dot com. 

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