Super Mom VoxBox

IMG_1037So the wonderful people at Influenster have chosen yours truly to get the Super Mom VoxBox (super hero voice…with echo).

I love Influenster! They give me the opportunity to try some awesome new products, give my honest opinion on them and get badges which show everyone what an awesome Influenster I am (which in turn qualifies me for yet more Vox Boxes)! These boxes are like Christmas time for me every time I get one.

This Super Mom VoxBox contains some truly cool products…


(2) Pilot – Acroball Pens – They write really smooth. I’m usually a Pilot G2 user but I may have found my new best pen.


Suave Kids – Purely Fun 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. The bottle indicates its hypoallergenic, no parabens or dyes and tear free. My little one likes anything that’s bubble friendly so this most certainly hit the spot at bath time.

Suave Coconut Oil Infusion Damage Repair Oil Treatment – This isn’t your mom’s old school stick a tube in a cup of hot water oil treatment either. It comes in a pump bottle, isn’t heavy at all and provides shine with a pleasant scent. I can’t attest for the repair yet but I’m all for repairing these curls. Post baby hair is no-fun.

Secret Outlast Deodorant Xtend – Definitely a purse/travel size and I do like the scent. IMG_1043

Palmolive Fusion Clean with baking soda and lime. It’s supposed to remove food that’s been stuck on for 24 hours! While I won’t be waiting 24 hours, I can’t wait to see how this works on my stainless steel pots that everything seems to stick to….I’ll post once I’ve gotten to try it.


Plackers Flossers in Fruit Smoothie Swirl – Hey anything that gets these kids excited about flossing works for me. Plus they’ve got fluoride and are BPA free. The sample pack of three came in fun colors grips made for those little fingers. image2

A Coupon for a free Daisy Sour Cream Squeeze Bottle – Taco night here we come!

All these great items to review…I do feel like I’ve got tools that help me be the Super Mom I already knew I was. Thanks Influenster! Smooches

Samples at Walgreens

So…while shopping in my local neighborhood Walgreens, I noticed a jar in the beauty department with various sample products. I asked the cashier, very politely, if I could help myself to a sample. She said sure. I noticed there were different products and I asked her if I was able to have one of each. She smiled and filled my bag with on of each product sample. I was happy! Nothing like going into your local store for one mascara and coming out with 10 samples too. My suggestion friends, stop by the beauty section at your local Walgreens and ask if they have any new product samples. Just saying!

Here’s my sample stash from Walgreens.IMG_1054

Father’s Day Giveaway (5/17 – 5/31)



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Best Ever Baby Shower Gift Guide & Giveaway (5/17 – 5/31)


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Apple & Eve Organic VoxBox




I had the opportunity to review Apple & Eve’s new juice products through VoxBox…

Apple & Eve Organics – Orange Pineapple (No Sugar Added)

Apple & Eve Organic Quenchers – Berrylicious Lemonade, Razzberry Apple Splash, Fruit Punch Burst


The kids couldn’t wait to try the juices. I had to rush and put them in the fridge as soon as I opened the box. BOY! Of course I wanted first dibs on the No Sugar Added  – Orange Pineapple. Delicious! A little thicker in consistency than regular juice as most juices are that contain pineapple juice.The kids also loved it. It didn’t last more than a day or two in the fridge. The kids love the convenience of be able to take juice boxes on the go and I love being able to give my children products with these ingredients. Here are some nutrition facts obtained from on the Orange Pineapple beverage where you can also obtain a coupon for the product! Thanks Apple & Eve

Serving Size 8 fl oz (240ml)
Serving Per Container 4
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0g
Sodium 15mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
Sugars 30g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 100%





I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. While I did receive these products for free my ideas and opinions are my own.

Pinch Me – October


So I received my October Pinch me Box.


I love opening a box of goodies. Especially when they are free and I get to try out products I may look over in the supermarket due to price and the fact that I don’t really “know” the product.

PinchmeOctWell this month’s Pinch Me Box had the following goodies….

Advil PM Caplets

Milk Bone Daily Vitamin Treats

Dentek Comfort Clean Floss

Scotch Brite Extreme Scrub Sponge

Bordeaux Butt Paste

Skinny Pop Popcorn

A coupon for Iams Dog Food and a $100 Wine Voucher.

Loved to have the opportunity to try these products out and I after I’ve tried them I get to log onto Pinch Me and provide my feedback. If you like trying out products and giving your review, I would recommend Pinch Me.

2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway (9/25 ~ 10/16)

A Pear of Sisters Blog is so elated to participate in a giveaway that raises awareness about a disease that plagues many but also to highlight a product that donates a a portion of the sales proceeds to improving awareness and trying to find a cure. Good luck because there are not one but three potential winners in this one!
Annual 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway
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Annual 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway
Grand Prize Package:
3′ x 5′ Pink Ribbon Flag
25″ Pink Windchimes
Pink “For The Girls” T-Shirt
Pink “For The Girls” Baseball Hat  
5″ Cranberry LED Candle

Pink Ribbon Door Mat

Avon Pink Breast Cancer Watch

Avon Pink Breast Cancer Skin So Soft 16.9 Bottle


Second Place Prize Package: 

3′ x 5′ Pink Ribbon Flag
25″ Pink Windchimes
Pink “For The Girls” T-Shirt
Pink “For The Girls” Baseball Hat  
5″ Cranberry LED Candle

Pink Ribbon Door Mat

Third Place Prize Package:

5″ Cranberry LED Candle
Pink Ribbon Door Mat
12″ x 18″ Pink Ribbon Banner
 Dates 09/25-10/16

Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to work with the following amazing sponsors
in the “Annual 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway” to raise awareness in finding
a cure and raising prevention for Breast Cancer. The following sponsors have come
 together to contribute some amazing prizes to give three lucky winners a chance to win
 three great Breast Cancer Prize Packages.

The sponsors in this years event are Carpet One, QMT Windchimes, Annin Flagmakers

The Popcorn Factory, Viatek Consumer Products and Joyful Gifts Bu Julie’s Blog..
Let’s all join together to help in battling this disease.

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
  • 1 in every 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. 
Carpet One
3- Pink Ribbon Flag Door Mats

Breast cancer awareness doesn’t just last a month for some women, so the welcome mats are available all year long in Carpet One Floor & Home stores throughout the U.S., beginning in October. The mats retail for approximately $24.99 US/$34.99CDN. Each mat features a sturdy rubber backing and a pink ribbon to remind people of the cause it supports. All welcome mats are stain and water resistant, machine washable, made in the USA, are suitable for indoor or outdoor use and measure 2’ by 3’.  Not only do they support a great cause, the clever designs make a beautiful and functional personal style statement. More information on The Breast Cancer Research Foundation may be found here:

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Avon rocks with skincare, makeup, fashion, children’s items, holiday gifts and even kitchenware. But, one of the greatest achievements that Avon boasts is their never ending fundraising for breast cancer awareness.

Pink Avon Breast Cancer Watch

Silvertone watch with a pink faux leather strap, pink bezel, and pink numbers on a white dial. Dial has 3 faux chronographs.
· Band: 9″ L x 5/8″ with Buckle closure
· Face with casing: 1 1/2″ x 1 11/16″
· Face without casing: 1 1/16″
· Battery: Replaceable SR626SW
· Movement: Quartz-PC21J

Avon Pink Ribbon 16.9 oz Bottle of 
Skin So Soft Bath Oil

Limited-edition breast cancer awareness ribbon design!Boosts skin’s overall hydration, and restores skin’s essential moisture. Now with Argan Oil. Experience lush florals and jasmine. 16.9 fl. oz.

Annin Flagmakers


 1 – Pink Breast Cancer 3′ x 5′ Flag

Proudly fly at your home or business to show support and build awareness of breast cancer. These 100%  nylon flags are simply designed to let everyone know that you are helping to find a cure for someone special.
3 ft. X 5 ft. flag is finished with strong canvas heading and brass grommets, garden-sized 12 in. X 18 in. banner is finished with self-sleeve
Annin Flagmakers are made with quality and craftsmanship that can be found no where
 else. Annin has been making quality flags since 1847. They are proudly a 6th Generation
Family Business. I have the pleasure of owning a Annin Flag and the craftsmanship put

1 – Pink  For The Girls 25″ Windchimes
1- For The Girls  Pink T-Shirt
1 – For The Girls Hat 
 QMT donates 50% of all For the Girls® pink wind chime sales to these and other nonprofit organizations seeking a cure or promoting awareness of breast cancer.

For the Girls® pink wind chimes have been created to benefit breast cancer charities. We’ve partnered with the Joy to Life Foundation, and The Women of Hope, two organizations serving women with and at risk of breast cancer.  The Joy to Life Foundation provides free mammograms for undeserved women in Alabama. The Women of Hope supports breast cancer patients and survivors, and promotes breast cancer awareness.

 In staying with our commitment to supporting American jobs & companies, all For the Girls® Hats are manufactured and printed in the USA. QMT donates 25% of the purchase price of each For the Girls® Hat to a nonprofit organization researching a cure, promoting awareness, or supporting women who have breast cancer. 

In staying with our commitment to supporting American jobs & companies, all For the Girls® T-Shirts are manufactured and printed in the USA. QMT donates 25% of the purchase price of each For the Girls® T-Shirt to a nonprofit organization researching a cure, promoting awareness, or supporting women who have breast cancer.

1 – Smiley Face  Snack Tower
Smiley Face Snack Tower



Perhaps the best way to put a smile on someone’s face is to provide a good example of what one looks like! And a Smiley Face Tower does just that. These simply adorable boxes stand six high and hold honey roast peanuts, assorted Jelly Belly® beans, creamy, chocolate fudge, chocolate chip cookies, 4 rainbow Bavarian pretzels and a box of our high-quality Cheese, Buffalo Ranch and Almond Pecan corn. The gift boxes are stacked sky high and tied with a black ribbon. Click Here View The Contents

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 Candle Sensations 5″ LED Cranberry Candle

Delight in the ambiance of candlelight and the fragrances you love without the mess, danger, and expense of traditional candles. Sculpted wax, warm yellow light, and a life-like flickering flame make this LED candle both beautiful and safe. No more fire hazards, soot, smoke, or waxy messes to clean up. Candle Sensations are safe to use around kids and pets.

• Flickers and moves like a real candle
• Easily change scents as often as you like with four customizable fragrance infusion pads
• No flame, no mess, no danger, no smoke
• Long life powered by four AA batteries
• Safe for kids and pets around the house
• Built-in auto timer feature
• Available in colors ivory and cranberry

Click Here To Visit The Viatek Website For Some Amazing Products


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Big City Mom’s Biggest Baby Shower NYC 2014


bigcitymomsI had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Big City Moms Event last year in NYC. We purchased the Super Pass for a couple. Which included entry for two, an hour earlier entry, a HUGE gift bag, bingo card (explanation below), and the seminars (which all ticket holders are entitled to). I see this years Super Pass includes a carrier! I would most definitely recommend this event for new moms, repeat moms, and dads alike. They set up various tables throughout the facility where you’ll see product demonstrations, tastings, representatives, sample grabbing (some full-size), on-site and off-site giveaways. I went with my husband and I thought I had this great game-plan when I went there. I read that they perform seminars with speakers for the products like Graco, Britax, etc. and at they end of each seminar (lasting about 30-45 minutes) attendees are entered into a raffle for the products they discussed. This meant car seats and strollers! So what hubby and I did was split up. I told him to go to the individual tables for samples and product information while I went to the seminars and tried to win something at those raffles.


This is how the other sponsor tables were set up throughout the facility. Graco was raffling the car seat and the stroller I think.


Hmmm. ..


Well the companies weren’t giving him any samples or much product information because he wasn’t with the “MOM”! And I didn’t even win anything at the seminars!


These were pretty much how the seminars were. A panel discussing their products as well as parent tips/ideas and then a giveaway of various products throughout.

Anywho, I wouldn’t recommend doing what I did. I didn’t even win any of those prizes they were raffling off. Catch one or two if you can but don’t make it your sole focus. There are so many products there and samples to grab. Here are the most important tips:


  • Wear comfortable shoes – You’re walking around a lot and other than the seating at the seminars there isn’t much of that going on.


  • If you’re on a strict diet – bring your own snacks. I had to follow a strict diet during my high-risk pregnancy. While they offer many snacks and plenty of hors ’douevres most of them consisted of cupcakes, ice cream, mini mac n’ cheese, and “mini” sliders. If your not restricted – go to town!


An example of the food provided. Plus ice cream, cupcakes, and other samplings.


  • Print up labels with your name, address, email, phone # and delivery date. That’s the usual information the giveaway forms asked for so as long as you have those sticky labels no need to write all night.


  • If you go anywhere near those tables for cord blood banking – just know they will stalk you until the day you give birth.


  • Be prepared for a photo opp. This event takes pictures of you and your guest when you’re leaving and it’s all Hollywood-esque so just have some lip gloss and a nice outfit but remember something will also look good with COMFORTABLE shoes!


  • Don’t park too far We ended up winning a diaper cake plus the freebies we were given Plus your goody-bag. It can get heavy to carry that when you park 5-10 NYC blocks away.


Items included in diaper cake by Honest Company.


Items included in the swag bag!

  • Go to other events sponsored by these gals if you can! While people were winning at Big City Moms it really is a HUGE event. So the odds of winning are slim compared to their smaller events. I ended up going to Expectant Mom Event a month or so later with my mother to which was a somewhat similar set up but with a tenth of the sponsors and expectant moms. We ended up winning a Chicco Infant Car Seat, a diaper bag, and Joovy Boob PPSU Bottle Gift set



  • Stay towards the end. When we were leaving SOME sponsors just wanted to get rid of their samples so they wouldn’t have to lug them back to their cars/hotels. I’m not saying they’ll give you that car seat they were demonstrating people…but maybe Honest Company might offer some more samples.


Honest Company Diaper Cake I won once I turned in the Bingo Card.


Bingo Card – So you receive a Bingo Card with your admission. If you buy a couples pass you get one bingo card and one swag bag. If you buy two individual tickets (pricier) you get two bingo cards (ie. 2 chances at winning a “Big” prize and 2 swag bags.) Pretty much, each sponsor whose table you visit will stamp your card. After you get so many stamps, when you’re leaving, you turn in your bingo card for your swag bag and a prize. Some people won a diaper pail type thing, others won strollers, car seats, etc. Definitely more diaper pails then those other big prizes. I won a diaper cake. BUT, if you win a big prize during the event. Like at one of the seminars…they take your bingo card and you will not win be able to turn in your bingo card at the end of the night for ANOTHER prize. You’ll just be able to turn it in for your swag bag.

I really enjoyed these events. The best part was going home and digging through all the swag we got packages of diapers, wipes, coupons, toys, bottles, pacifiers, bibs, clothing. That swag bag was something else. Definitely, worth the price. If only they held these events on weekend instead of weekdays.

Disclaimer: I was not paid by Big City Moms for this review. I did not receive tickets from Big City Moms for this event. This is solely my opinion on an event I attended and these opinions are my own. There are some affiliate links in this post and if you click them I will receive compensation for products you purchase through those links.

2nd Annual Best Sweetest Day Ever Giveaway (9/18 ~ 10/17)

What a great giveaway with some phenomenal prizes for the lucky winners. Be sure to get all those entries in to increase your chances of winning. Good luck!

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
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Welcome to the 2nd Annual Best Sweetest Day Ever!

Three winners are going to have the Best Sweetest Day Ever!


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