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Run or Walk for a Good Cause!

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I’m all about cancer awareness and supporting the Breast Cancer Foundation. Several people in my family have been affected greatly due to this disease and I feel a a strong urge to show my support.  I found out this week that there is a pretty easy way to donate to the Breast Cancer Foundation through simply donating  by participating in walks or runs.  I learned that Bumble Bee Foods is one of many generous companies that participates.

From April 1st to October 31st of 2009, you can; Log the miles you walk or run in one day on BeeWell Miles . Bumble Bee Foods will donate $0.15/mile for every mile logged at BeeWell Miles.com (up to $200,000) to help Breast Cancer Network of Strength provide emotional support to those who can’t wait for tomorrow’s cure.

My husband and I have been working on getting fit this year so we plan on walking at least five miles a week which is easy for us to do with the route I planned out on their site. If we walk 2.5 miles a day for 2 days a week,  that would be 5  miles a week which equals  a donation of $1.50 a week and $6.00 a month! This would be helping to save  lives and establishing our own healthy life style!  I may even bump that millage a week up higher as we start establishing the pattern.  You can even invite your friends and have them log their miles too!

BeeWell Miles website is wonderful as it gives you all the resources you need to make the most of it. Interact with healthy living experts, log your miles and discover the calories you burn! You can make this your site for weight loss and keeping fit. It is also interactive where you can share fitness stories and also diet stories. Interact with other guests and share ideas and tips on getting healthy. I don’t know about you but this really motivates me to get going.

An added bonus is that each day you log miles or game codes from pink Bumble Bee cans.  There’s a great chance that you could instantly win one of 15,000 prizes!!

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Photo Fiddle Giveaway and Review

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Are you looking for a gift that would bring a smile to your dad’s face years and years from now? I know when I buy gifts for my family, I try to give them custom things that will hold a special value in their life. And what could be better at doing that than a photo, say of the grand kids or a special day you spent out together? A photo that has captured the memories of your dad’s heart placed upon the wall for all to see? I would say we have winner for best Father’s Day gift of all time.

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is here to help make capturing these special moments by creating a wonderful masterpiece! Yes you heard me right, your photo thanks to Photofiddlecan be turned into a fine piece of art!

Using Photofiddle is very simple. First you start by uploading your image(s) choosing an art style, frame,  and size of your choice. They have huge selection of styles; oil painting, comic book, abstract color boxes, charcoal sketches, filmstrip collages and many more.   Want to know another great thing? I’ll take that as a yes! They can also remove imperfections, restore photos, and even adjust colors! 100_8221

I had a photo of my daughter done in the fantasy style and I love it! In this photo she is sitting in a giant sized wooden shoe from the local tulip fields! My only challenge now is to try and figure out where to hang this great piece of art!

I am so impressed by this company, that I will be using them again! Worried that the process might take to long… no worries needed! Your art is packed and shipped within 3 business days. Also, if you can’t decide on an image gift certificates are also available.

Offer: Photofiddle.com would like to offer my  readers 15%  off their orders! Just enter the code connect15 in the promo code box at checkout!

WIN IT:

How would you like to win a $50.00 Photo Fiddle Gift Certificate for this Father’s Day?

1. Visit Photofiddle.com and tell me which style you think you’d like to have a photo done in.

For additional entries:

1. Subscribe to my blog – 1 entries
2. Blog about this giveaway with links back here and to Photofiddle – 2 EXTRA
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4. Favorite me on technorati and leave me your url 1 extra
5. Add me on twitter and retweet this:
@erinlowmaster WIN: Photofiddle $50.00 Gift Card http://bit.ly/g7rvd
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7. Post this at a giveaway listing site and leave the link- 5 extra entries

note: This Giveaway is only open to U.S and Canada

Please leave separate comments for each additional entry, i.e.: if you blog about it leave 2 separate comments.

Giveaway – running till 06/14/09 and is open to the USA only. Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

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Planet Wise Wet Bags Review and Giveaway

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I’m going to admit that before I started cloth diapering my daughter, I had no idea what a wet bag was! I had been cloth diapering for a little over a month without one and boy I wish I had done better research and had one of these right away. Trust me, the smell of urine in a diaper even if rinsed and put in a bucket to wash in day or two later has such a horribly strong smell!

There are various types of wet bags out there but I find I like zippered ones the best. Planet Wise Wet Bags are all zippered and come in three different sizes with stylish fabrics to choose from. As you can imagine and probably have figured out by now, the sole  purpose of wet bag is to contain wet things whether it be diapers, wash cloths, swim suits or anything else that may be damp and contain unwanted smells. I’d also like to mention that you are not limited to just put wet things into the bag, you can also put dry things inside like say a spare outfit for your little one, shoes, and even cosmetics as to keep things dry from getting wet!planetwisewetbagdiagram500

I received a small wet bag in the outer space pattern to review. I’m going to admit that I have not used to for cloth diapers, I’ve put my cosmetics into it. You see, the great things about these bags is that they are so versatile, you can use them for nearly anything, and are great for mom and child alike.

Planet Wise Inc vows to reduce waste with their reusable bags and by doing this, less trash ends up in land fields which is helping our environment. Their bags are safe as all of are PVC and lead-free. Did you know most zippers that are painted usually contain lead? That I did not know!  Also, their packaging is printed on recycled/recyclable paper using soy based inks! Did I mention also that all of their products are made in the USA?
Buy it: Visit Planet Wise list of retailers to purchase your own wet bag and check out the other products that they offer while you are there.

WIN IT:

How would you like to win a medium wet bag in your  choice of fabric!? Well, you will be able to do just that!

1. Just Tell me which fabric style/pattern you’d like if you win.

For additional entries:

1. Subscribe to my blog – 1 entries
2. Blog about this giveaway with links back here and to Planet Wise – 2 EXTRA
3. Subscribe to my blog by feed burner by e-mail- 1 extra
4. Favorite me on technorati and leave me your url 1 extra
5. Add me on twitter and retweet this:
@erinlowmaster WIN: Planet Wise Reusable Wet Bag http://bit.ly/tG5mf
(Daily Extras Available)
6. Add my button to your site and leave me your link 2 EXTRA
7. Post this at a giveaway listing site and leave the link- 5 extra entries

note: This Giveaway is only open to U.S and Canada

Please leave separate comments for each additional entry, i.e.: if you blog about it leave 2 separate comments.

Giveaway – running till 05/31/09 and is open to the USA only. Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

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Skyoozmee Review

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The Product: My search for the perfect burp cloth is over!I have found what every mom dreams of in the wonderful alternative that SKYOOZMEE has created. I only wish I could have used one of these several months ago, as it would have saved me so much trouble.

How it works: Basically the Skyoozme works like any ordinary bib but it’s one for mommy or daddy to wear after nursing or bottle feeding their baby.  You simply attach the two ends together with the Velcro attached and lay it over your shoulders. It simply won’t move out of place either, I’ve tried! I can only imagine how many clothing changes I could have gone without through the day if I had this! skyoozmeefan-750

Fun Features: Can we say super stylish and reversible? The Skyoozme comes in several great patterns including those which are daddy friendly too,  just in case pink polka dots aren’t his thing.


Offer:
Skyzoome would like to offer my  readers 10% off the regular price of 1 for $15 or a set of 3 for $35. Please use the code: C2C10 at check out.

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Glamour Mom – The Built in Nursing Bra Review and Giveaway

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Me modeling a Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Long Tank in Strawberry!http://www.glamourmom.com/index.php

I think it’s great that fashionable (yet functional) nursing attire for us breastfeeding mother’s is available on the market. I know back in the day, mothers who breastfed their children had to lift their shirts, leaving their backs exposed to the element and not to mention they’d be exposing themselves for the public eye to see. I’m glad that’s not me, it would be no picnic!

Speaking of nursing attire, I just discovered the wonderful line of nursing wear from a company called Glamour Mom. This company was created when Line Rothman, the company founder,  could not find a nursing top to meet her needs.  So out of her frustration, Glamourmom was born! She first designed the classic tank top with a built-in nursing bra, and many other products such as shirts, dresses, swimsuits, and pajamas followed short after.

After sharing my appreciation for  Glamour Mom attire,  I was able to review a Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Long Tank in Strawberry. I love this tank top as it’s given me great support! But that’s not all, it’s fashionable, looks great when I layer it or wear it as is. I love the length of this tank as I find myself NOT checking to see if my butt is being exposed and it hides my less than perfect tummy! The clasps are great as I can access my daughters milk supply quite easily for a much impatient child. The spaghetti straps are fully adjustable for a perfect fit! Breast pads can also fit discreetly without showing through, of which I found was not the case with some of my regular nursing bras.

My Glamourmom tank is one of the most comfortable nursing tanks I own. It’s been put to the test as I’ve worn my tank out, slept in it, and washed it several times and it still feels and looks the same as when I first received it! I’m prone to get another when my next little one is on the way!

The price may seem slightly steep but trust me, what you are purchasing or thinking about purchasing it of high quality and defiantly worth it.

Glamourmom is available for purchase at your local maternity boutique or online at Glamourmom.com! Check them out as they’ve  great deals on color of the month attire and their limited stock has some pretty cute things too… like the orange tie dye tank, one of my personal favorites!

WIN IT:

How would you like to win any tank of your choice from Glamour Mom? Well, you will be able to do just that!

1. Just Tell me which tank top style and color you’d like if you win.

For additional entries:

1. Subscribe to my blog – 1 entries
2. Blog about this giveaway with links back here and to Glamourmom – 2 EXTRA
3. Subscribe to my blog by feed burner by e-mail- 1 extra
4. Favorite me on technorati and leave me your url 1 extra
5. Add me on twitter and retweet this:
@erinlowmaster WIN: GLAMOURMOM TANK  http://bit.ly/17QIuG (2 extra entries)
6. Add my button to your site and leave me your link 2 EXTRA
7. Post this at a giveaway listing site and leave the link- 3 extra entries

note: This Giveaway is only open to U.S and Canada

Please leave separate comments for each additional entry, i.e.: if you blog about it leave 2 separate comments.

Giveaway – running till 05/29/09 and is open to the USA only. Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant

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Loving Heart Designs: Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories

Win: Loving Heart Designs: Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Giveaway.

What a great chance to win a Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories gift set which includes a copy of the “The Great Dog Wash” by Shellie Braeuner as well as three other fun and entertaining books from the Spoonfuls library! Giveaway ends: May 25th, 2009

Win a Cheerios Spoonful of Stories Gift Set! http://tinyurl.com/cx47j5 @gahome2mom

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