Saturday, November 30, 2013

Holiday Tots Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Holiday Tots Giveaway Event

Hosted by Conservamom and VivaVeltoro

There will be 3 winners who will each win a great gift packages for the Tots in their life!


Each winner will get one of the following Packages!

The Snow Baby Gift Pack Includes:
Retail Value $617.72

The Sugar Plum Fairy Gift Pack
Retail Value $268.88

The Little Nutcracker Solider Gift Pack
Retail Value $283.39

So enter below for your chance to win one of these great gift packs! Make sure and stop by Conservamom everyday for a Spotlight post where you can get extra entries for this giveaway!

This is a great variety of prizes, perfect for a child in your life!
Open to US only, ends on 12/20 at 11:59pm
Good Luck!

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Monday, November 25, 2013

6 Month Diaper and Wipe Delivery Giveaway

Looking for that perfect gift for an upcoming baby shower or even maybe a grand holiday gift for the new family addition? We have the ideal solution - diaper and wipe delivery from BabyShowersByMail.

BabyShowersByMail is the home of the "Year Supply of Diapers". You had find a selection of the best baby gifts hand picked by the experts at BabyShowersByMail including Diaper and Wipe delivery which can be purchased in packages of 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and even an entire 12 month year.

So no matter what you choose, you can find and send the perfect baby shower gift at BabyShowersByMail. The ordering process is simple and ships quickly. BabyShowersByMail offers products babies need and parents appreciate. When it comes to their diaper delivery service, they provide great service to their mom's by delivering the brands and sizes they need directly to their door.

Who do you know that could benefit from Diaper and Wipe delivery? I know several families who would benefit, and I would've LOVED that type of gift!

One lucky reader will receive a 6 Month Diaper and Wipe Delivery Package from BabyShowersByMail!


Ends December 23rd at 11:59pm, open to US, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Key Ingredient Recipe Reader Giveaway

I was not compensated in any way for this post.

A perfect gift for Mom, grandma or the pint-sized budding chef in the family, the Key Ingredient Recipe Reader lets home chefs access up to 4,000 recipes at the touch of a screen. The Recipe Reader syncs with a free account, which allows people to search, download and “cookmark” an unlimited number of recipes online. 

Just load it with favorite recipes and switch it on. With a color, large-font touch screen feature, built-in-timers, handy substitution and conversion tools, and durable construction that withstands the hazards of a kitchen, the Recipe Reader is a great gift for all the chefs in the family. Retailing at $149, the Recipe Reader is available at; and

I loved the reader. I had flour all over it that easily wiped off with a wet paper towel. I found a ton of amazing looking dinner ideas from hour prep to a crock-pot prep. I also found a bunch of scrumptious looking desserts. I tried to make one called lemon sponge drops. I changed up the recipe by making the cake part vanilla and flavoring the whip cream strawberry. It was really good! 

A lot of their pictures are drool worthy! They offer so much more though. It converts measurements for you and also has substitutions you can use. Such as an egg allergy, they have options on how to change out the recipe to make it work for your needs. It's such an easy product to learn and use I love mine. I have used it often and it has become a staple in my kitchen while cooking something new!

Check out this amazing looking turkey!

I've used several of their recipes already, and I don't even own the unit!
Open to US Residents, 18+. Ends December 15 at midnight EST.
I am not responsible nor is It's Peachy Keen for product shipment. Also not responsible for anything with prize fulfillment or mishaps during shipment.
GOOD LUCK and have fun!

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Deliciousness

It's that time of year again when we're all planning our Thanksgiving dinners, and I figured I'd share our plans with you.

For the past several years I make this turkey:

It is SO wonderful and juicy! Basically pepper the chicken and throw some onion chunks in the cavity and then coat it with bacon. Roast as normal and remove the bacon before serving.

The bacon keeps the turkey moister than you can believe! Your turkey doesn't taste like bacon (although the drippings are wonderfully bacony).

The one downside is it doesn't get brown and gorgeous, although we carve the turkey before dinner anyways so it doesn't matter to us. Presumably you could broil it for a couple minutes to make the skin golden and crispy.

We also don't do mashed potatoes (it's one of the few things that I can't cook well), so we make these awesome Four Cheese Scalloped Potatoes from Food Network, along with stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, roasted quash, and homemade rolls.

Of course for dessert we have pumpkin pie and pecan pie (this one is my all-time favorite!). I'm still looking for one more dessert recipe.

What are your family favorites? Any good recipes to share?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Glide Bikes Giveaway

Welcome to the Glide Bikes giveaway!
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy and sponsored by Glide Bikes

About Glide Bikes

"Glide bikes are small balance bikes that are built low to the ground and without pedals, chains, or gears. This eliminates the risk of crashes and injuries caused by chains and gears while giving your children less to think about while learning a new skill.  Eliminating the need to pedal allows your child to focus on how to balance without worrying about the footwork required to power a traditional bicycle. Of course, there are no training wheels either; kids won't need them with our specially designed bikes which are perfect for young children or special needs children. 

Glide Bikes are built low to the ground in order to easily allow children to place both feet on the road at any time.  This enables them to feel in control of their speed and balance; letting them focus on gliding instead of falling.  The child propels the bike by walking, and once they have built up some momentum, they lift their feet. This gives them the opportunity to practice steering and balancing without the distractions of using pedals and braking. 

Glide Bikes are light and safe, weighing in at just 8-10 pounds and designed with our patented low speed downhill geometry of just 2 mph.  Riders as young as eighteen months can begin their bike riding adventures easily and safely with glide bikes."
You can discover more about the Mini Glider in Miss Frugal Mommy's review!
                   Ezee Glider                                            Mini Glider                                     Go Glider
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Super Glider
Super Glider

Now for the exciting part!
One fan is going to win a glide bike in the style and color (from available stock) of their choice, a RV of $99-$300!

Enter to win in the rafflecopter below, all entries will be verified, one entrant per household or you will immediately be disqualified. Winner will be contacted via email and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Open to Us residents 18+
Good Luck!!!
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Monday, November 18, 2013

InnoTab 3S Premium Kid Connect Review and Giveaway

Now that we've had a couple of months to play with our Vtech InnoTab 3S, I've discovered even more about it that I love! We had the opportunity to test the Premium Kid Connect, and it's one of Scooter's favorite ways to use her InnoTab 3S.

VTech Kid Connect is a one of a kind app that lets you communicate with your child through your mobile phone or from another InnoTab 3s. It lets you send text messages and photos safely.

The messaging is secure, and you set up who your child is allowed to communicate with (so you can ensure that your child is only chatting with Grandma, siblings, you, etc. No weirdos to worry about.)

The InnoTab 3s comes with a free year of Basic Kid Connect, but with Premium Kid Connect (available for only $14.99), you can also send voice messages, photos and drawings to each other! It definitely brings out the creativity in all of us and lets us share more about our lives (Scooter is too young to text much but she loves to send pictures or to talk and tell me what's going on).

In this screenshot she sent a sticker, a voice message and a drawing. It looks almost identical on her InnoTab 3S as it does on my phone (as you can see she found the emoticons!)

Again, Kid Connect is only available on the InnoTab 3S. Plus the InnoTab 3S is available this holiday season for only $79.99, a $20 savings! It comes with 20 apps and a rechargeable battery pack! See my original review here.

Want more info? You can find out more on VTech's website, their Kid Connect page, Twitter or Facebook.

 Here's a fun video by VTech that shows how Kid Connect works.

Want to try it for yourself? VTech is giving one of my readers a chance to win their own InnoTab 3S! Enter on the Rafflecopter below.

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*I received a free Premium Kid Connect subscription in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Sanity is for those without children is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

It's Christmas Baker's Edition Giveaway

It’s Christmas Baker's Edition Giveaway Event

I've loved my KitchenAid mixer for over 10 years now! It is the most used small kitchen appliance in my kitchen! You can use it to make many of the recipes in the linky, so check them out!

One lucky reader will receive a KitchenAid Tilt-head Stand Mixer + accessories!

Giveaway ends December 9th at 11:59pm, open to US & Canada, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.
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Disclosure: Sanity is for those without children is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Snowman Cupcakes Recipe

Here's the cute snowman cupcakes I made last winter for a Girl Scouts party. Sorry for the horrible picture but I had a group of girls waiting to eat them as I was decorating them (so you're lucky to see them at all, and the decorating is sketchy at best!)

They're easy to make, just make tiny balls of foil (you can use marbles, some people say to but I don't trust that they won't explode in the oven) and place them next to the cupcake wrapper in the shape you want and fill.

Once it's baked it looks like this and all you have to do is decorate it however you want! You can do the same thing (with one foil ball) at Valentine's Day to make heart shaped cupcakes!

Tyrneathem Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway


Welcome to Tyrneathem's Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway!

Hosted by: Tyrneathem
Sponsored by: Bean Bag Chair Outlet, Mía Mariú, HayJac Designs, Maggie Bags, PlaSmart, Zipz, Amber Regina, FaucetFace, EatSmart, Healthy Surprise, Woodsnap, Lionsgate Entertainment, Orb Factory, Words to Sweat By, Glass Dharma, Build-A-Bear, and FunBites

The holiday season is officially underway and it’s time to get started on holiday shopping! Tyrneathem has gathered a variety of products that would make great gifts for everyone on your holiday list. From kids to grandparents to friends to coworkers... we have you covered. Each item has been fully tested and approved by Tyrneathem and family!

We know you and your gift recipients would be lucky to have anything from this list, but we are going to try to make you even luckier! Some of our incredible sponsors have given us permission to offer you the chance to win items from the Holiday Gift Guide!

There will be 17 winners. Each winner will receive one item. As winners are chosen, they will get to pick which item they want from the remaining prizes. Let's see what you could win...


Royal Sack (in your choice of color) from the Bean Bag Chair Outlet
Valued at$134.99+
Colors For Your Every Mood Kit from Mía Mariú
Valued at $109
Key to My Heart Necklace (with up to 4 personalized discs) from HayJac Designs
Valued at $105
Maggie Bags Campus Tote
Campus Tote (in your choice of color) from Maggie Bags
Valued at $85
PlasmaCar from PlaSmart
Valued at $69.95
Pair of shoes (your choice from current Look Book) from Zipz
Valued at $60
Gift Card from Amber Regina Baltic Amber Jewelry & Teething Necklaces
Valued at $50
Faucet Face Glass Water Bottles
Set of three glass water bottle from FaucetFace
Valued at $45
Travel Scale & Packing Cubes from EatSmart
Valued at $50
Starter Box from Healthy Surprise
Valued at $49.99
11x14 Custom Print on Wood from Woodsnap
Valued at $49.95
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Three Thomas and Friends DVDs from Lionsgate
Valued at $44.94
Owl Pal Pillow and Sticky Mosaics Dragons from Orb Factory
Valued at $33.98
Gift Code from Words to Sweat By
Valued at $30
Gift Card from Glass Dharma
Valued at $25
Build-A-Bear Rudolph
Gift Card from Build-A-Bear
Valued at$25
Two Food Cutters from FunBites
Valued at $22


Open to residents of the Continental US only due to shipping costs and variations in prize availability. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. All entries are optional, but completing more entries will increase your chances of winning a prize. There are a lot of entry options, so I ask for your patience with the size of the form. Each entrant may win only one prize. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen, so please watch your email! Please read full terms and conditions on the form before entering.

This is an amazing group of prizes, so have fun and...

Good Luck!

Disclosure: I have not received any compensation for the post above. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services mentioned. Tyrneathem may have received compensation or applied affiliate links. Participating bloggers are not responsible for the awarding of the prizes. Sponsors are responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, or any other social media network. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
If you have any questions about this giveaway or if you discover any problems, please contact Tyrneathem.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thanksgiving Bash $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Bash $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway sponsored by the Daily Globe and hosted by The Parenting Patch!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. To help celebrate the holiday, one lucky reader of The Parenting Patch and Sanity is for those without children will win one (1) $100 Amazon gift card. To enter for your chance to win the Thanksgiving Bash $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway, simply use the following Rafflecopter form. Good luck! Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Thanksgiving Bash $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway is open worldwide. An international winner will receive $100 via PayPal in lieu of the specified prize. The Thanksgiving Bash $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway ends at midnight CST on November 28, 2013. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. The Parenting Patch and other participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Not For Profit Book Tour Giveaway

This wonderful giveaway has been brought to you by
author of Not For Profit, Glenn Shepard, MD
3 Winners !!
Open Worldwide !!
Ending on Sunday 1st December at 11.59pm EST

A prominent surgeon accused of murder and terrorism ...

A corrupt healthcare administrator hell-bent on bloody revenge...

A mysterious seductress whose secrets could free the doctor and kill thousands ...

A terrorist cell with missiles aimed at a leading hospital in America’s Bible Belt ...

Not for Profit takes you on an action-packed thrill ride that will have you questioning suspects, motives, and outcomes until the very last page.

Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Scott James is charged with murder after two bodies are found at his surgery center. Just weeks before the start of his capital murder trial, Dr. James is approached by a beautiful woman claiming she can help him gain information that would prove his innocence.

As James hunts down the evidence that might free him, he faces a barrage of threats to his life and liberty—and makes one chilling discovery after another: Corporate corruption. A conspiracy to frame him for murder and for terrorist acts. A secret drone-control operation that takes out targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The true identity and intent of his beautiful ally. And a plot to blow up the local hospital and surrounding community.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

What to expect... when you have 3 kids!

I'm super excited to share with all of you that I'm a guest blogger on What to Expect's website!

I was approached to write an article to share with the What to Expect readers, and so after some soul searching I found something to write about (and the time to write it!)

I shared 5 ways that I attempt to stay sane with 3 kids (although the tips work with any number of kids), so drop on by and check it out. I won't be posting the same thing here, so if you want my sparkling insight you have to head to What to Expect to find out.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Black Friday P1

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Mom to Bed by 8
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Ultimate Coupon Club
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NaturePedic Mattress, Foundation and Frame Giveaway!

About Naturepedic: Naturepedic specializes in the design and manufacturing of quality organic mattresses for infants, toddlers, children and adults that promote natural and organic materials, a non-toxic design, fire-safety, and overall health & safety. All Naturepedic natural and organic mattresses have been designed with the help of pediatricians, orthopedic specialists, chemists, and engineers and are constructed by Amish craftsman. Research and design is coordinated by G.E.M. Testing & Engineering Labs in Cleveland , Ohio.

All Naturepedic mattresses are manufactured to provide long lasting heirloom quality workmanship. We have done the research and gathered the right materials so that you can focus on what really counts - giving yourself or your child a healthy sleep environment. We believe that Mother Nature provides the best materials for a healthy and comfortable sleep. Life is too valuable to take unnecessary chances. Why not just use more natural products that don't carry the same risks as synthetic and petroleum based ingredients?

All of us at Naturepedic invite you to join in our mission of improving our lives and the lives of our children through healthier sleep. In doing so, you are also promoting sustainability and good stewardship. This is a great way to be healthier in more than one way, all while you're sleeping!

Sponsored by: NaturePedic Co-Host: Mom Blog Society | Budget Earth | Mom to Bed by 8 | Green Grandma

One lucky reader will win a Mattress, Foundation and Frame from NaturePedic. Simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. GOOD LUCK!

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Disclosure: Sanity is for those without children did not receive compensation for this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest are in no way associated with this giveaway. Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handle by NaturePedic.

Andy Pandy Diapers & Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

This blog was not compensated in any way for this post.
Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers Are Inspired By Love For Our Children And Our Planet.

This giveaway is hosted by It's Peachy Keen and sponsored by Andy Pandy.
This great giveaway is also co-hosted by An Exercise in Frugality

Let me introduce you to Andy Pandy! If you don't already know who or what they are! They are the best bamboo disposable diaper ever. I now swear by them. My sons butt used to get so red from not even being in a diaper that long. I have not had one issue with the bamboo disposable diapers since getting them. They keep everything really dry, nothing has ever leaked out yet, and they hold a ton! They never get that cold, gel feeling like other diapers when peed in. They are super comfy on his sensitive bum. The bamboo disposable diapers are also great for the earth. They are so worth the try and money. At only about $36 a pack, to me that's not bad at all!

Give the Best to Your Baby & Be Good to the Earth - 5 Star Premium Biodegradable Bamboo Disposable Diapers - Eco Friendly, Green, Safe for Baby & Environment - Your Purchase Supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Satisfaction Guaranteed

These 5 star bamboo disposable diapers are truly a diamond in the rough. Andy Pandy designed them not only great and perfect for our children but also an eco friendly product for the earth. They realize that we need to be cautious with our waste with our children's future in mind, so the planet is a good place for them to live. Your probably wondering why Bamboo Disposable diapers? Well they are not only soft and silky but extremely strong and absorbent. (I can tell you is the absolute truth! ) They are odor resistant, also true. Andy Pandy bamboo Disposable diapers also have moisture wicking & thermal regulating capabilities that keep your baby's skin dry & comfortable in hot or cold temperatures. Naturally hypoallergenic & antibacterial, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin

Some features listed on Amazon
  • 100% bamboo fiber top sheet wicks moisture away quickly and is super soft and silky smooth against the skin
  • Elastic waistband that provides a snug, comfortable fit
  • Flexible side panels that stretch to ensure a better fit and increased comfort for active babies
  • 3-D form fitting design that has efficient leakage barriers to ensure a snug body fit and minimize the risk of leakage
  • Natural aloe liner to nourish baby's skin
  • Wetness indicator that lets you know when baby needs to be changed
  • Ultra breathable back sheet made of perforated 100% bamboo fiber, which allows fresh air to circulate and keep baby's skin dry
  As a mom that has had three kids, I wish I had found them sooner. They are the best for my family and have gone above amazing me. I'm not usually one to get excited over bamboo disposable diapers either! Andy Pandy has offered up a great giveaway to all you wonderful readers. There will be 3 winners!
  1. First winner will get a $100 Amazon Gift Card and 4 Packs of Andy Pandy premium bamboo disposable diapers.
  2. Second one will get a free pack of Andy Pandy Diapers to fall in love with
  3. Third will also get one pack of Andy Pandy Diapers to try as well
I can assure you you will love them!
These look like such great diapers. I'm sure you'd love to try them, wouldn't you?

They are available for purchase on Amazon only at the moment. CLICK HERE to read more

The giveaway is open to US residents 18+. This giveaway ends on November 30th at Midnight EST.


It's Christmas Baker's Edition Announcement

It’s Christmas Baker’s Edition Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Grand Prize: KitchenAid Tilt-head Stand Mixer + accessories
Event dates: 11/18 - 12/9
Open to US + Canada
Referral prize: $25 Amazon E-Code or Paypal Cash

Bloggers: Sign Up HERE

Monday, November 4, 2013


I know, TGIM isn't something most people would ever say. And I normally dread Mondays because that's my catchup day for laundry, basic cleaning and all that fun stuff. Plus I hate having to get up early in the mornings, so Mondays normally are not my friend!

But today was a wonderfully quiet day for me! This weekend was our first free weekend in months, and it was a 3 day weekend for the kidlets. The hyped-up, candy filled, Halloween monsters that live in my house. Plus Scooter is sick with a bad cold (that she's shared with most of us), so we didn't make it out to do anything fun this weekend. So by Sunday night I was ready to pull the covers over my head and hide. For a long time.

However, thanks to being home this weekend I managed to get almost all the laundry done and the house reasonably straightened up yesterday.

So even though the little one is sick (and spent a good portion of the day laying on me), it was quiet. We read books and snuggled and I didn't have to worry about rushing around cleaning or doing 5000 loads of laundry (I know I'm exaggerating, but only slightly).

Plus my neighbor brought over warm chocolate chip cookies!

And now they're all in bed. So although I could crawl into bed and pull the blankets over my head, I'll play on my computer instead!

What's your favorite/least favorite thing about Mondays?