Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Anyone who's been around my blog and facebook very much, knows that photography is my favorite thing to do.  Fibro and arthritis has made it harder for me to get out and enjoy taking landscape and nature photos as much as I used to, but with an 18 month old granddaughter, a new granddaughter due to arrive in a few weeks, and still having the youngest of my four children living at home, I still have plenty of photo opportunities!  

I was a Picnik junky when it was around.  I honestly started to tear up when I found out they were closing.   I sadly gravitated over to PicMonkey, just sure that my easy yet super-cool editing was a thing of the past. I even splurged and bought a used copy of  Photoshop CS5 and sighed heavily thinking about trying to learn how to use it.  I muttered an awful lot in my head, about how my love for photo editing was going to be a thing of the past.

As I uploaded a photo on PicMonkey, and started to play around a little bit, I felt my fear and dread quickly dissipating.  I thought to myself "Huh.  Maybe this will be ok after all".  It was so incredibly easy and user friendly. The bonus?  I found new options in PicMonkey, that I didn't have with Picnik.  My very favorite effect at PicMonkey is the Film Stock effect.  My next fav is HDR!  Here's an example of a photo I did a few weeks ago using the HDR effect:

My triple berry pie is amazing, but PicMonkey helps to make it look even more amazing!  The first photo is my pie unedited.  The second picture, is my PicMonkey version. Same with the third photo (unedited) and the fourth photo (edited)?  See how I can pull more of the colors and "wetness" of my berries out using PicMonkey effects?

PicMonkey offers tons of super cool overlays and effects for not only each season, but also for each holiday!  You have to check out the super adorable items they have available for Valentine's day now!  I love them all!

Here's one for Valentine's Day that I quickly made from a photo of my youngest daughter and her boyfriend.  This photo was originally taken in front of my Christmas tree this past holiday season.  With all of the cool Valentine's day effects, you can't even tell!

Another thing that I absolutely love about PicMonkey, is that they have a blog where they also give tips and tricks to make the most out of your photos. I could easily spend an hour or two at a time reading their blog posts in one tab, and trying out their tricks on a separate tag lol. You'll find their blog by clicking HERE.
PicMonkey has a ton of super-cool effects that you can use for free, but they also have an upgrade membership called Royale and you get a lot more super cool effects with the Royale membership.  Best of all?  The Monkey doesn't want to take your banana money so it's priced at only $33 for a year long membership.  For slightly more a month, you can also just purchase a Royale membership monthly.  <---That's a great alternative if you just want an upgrade to edit photos from a special event!

PicMonkey must never, ever go away.  Because if it did?  I promise you that I truly will cry!  Oh, and that super expensive fancy Photoship CS5 software?  I've used it exactly once.  Yep, once.  PicMonkey is just so much easier to navigate and offers me just enough that I don't have to worry about using anything except for it! 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Awesome Review & Giveaway For Snooze Shade

Wow!  I wish they would've had these out when my children were little!  This Snooze Shade is a wonderful product.  The first thing that popped into my mind was that all of the good-meaning-but-drive-me-crazy-half a million-people-that-want-to-touch-the-baby-when-we're-strolling-through-a-store, can't do it with one of these things!!  I know that people always mean well, but especially in cold & flu season, it put me off even more so!

This is the wonderful SnoozeShade infant car seat cover.

SnoozeShade for Infant Car Seats is the award-winning breathable sun and sleep shade for Group 0/0+ infant carriers with rigid carry handles. It protects baby from the sun or makes any time sleep time.
Use SnoozeShade for Infant Car Seats day or night, on holiday and when travelling so your little one can sleep comfortably wherever you are.

SnoozeShade for Infant Car Seats can help if you:
* think baby is struggling to switch off from outside distractions
* would like to encourage good sleeping habits when baby is out
* have older children whose schedules conflict with new baby’s nap time
* prefer other people not to disturb your sleeping child
This innovative baby product was created by a British mother to help babies and toddlers sleep for as long as they need in an infant carrier.
It's what parents have been waiting for - a simpler, safer, lightweight and secure alternative to hanging coats or blankets over a pram to help baby sleep on-the-go - and, above all, it works.
It is made from a double layer of soft breathable fabric with the highest level of protection from harmful UV rays, blocking over 98.5% of UVA and UVB (UPF50+).
SnoozeShade for Infant Car Seats provides a shady, well-ventilated sleep environment by blurring the visual stimuli that can keep baby awake.
It’s the first sleeping-on-the-go solution for babies and it's great for holidays, in restaurants or any time you have to be out during baby’s nap time.
Benefits include:
* excellent sun protection - blocks more than 98.5% of UV rays (UPF50+)
* blurs visual distractions that keep babies awake
* use in several ways to help baby sleep or create valuable shade
* helps maintain your baby’s sleep routine wherever you are
* prevents well-meaning people from disturbing your sleeping baby
* made from soft stretchy breathable fabric which doesn’t retain heat
* use all year round to protect from sun, wind, chill and insects
* sneak-a-peek™ zip lets you check easily when baby is asleep
* quick to fit, easy to remove and folds up small
* fits most popular styles of Group 0 and 0+ infant car seats
* endorsed and supported by international baby sleep experts

Like the Stroller version, the SnoozeShade infant car seat cover is light and breathable and very easy & compact to transport every where you go. I also love that it's a universal fit so it will fit any car seat snug. I love using mine for long trips out side to keep the baby from harsh weather conditions.

If you don't have a SnoozeShade Car seat cover or Stroller cover I highly recommend getting one!
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Blog Issues

Well friends, I went in and added a new page to the blog, for press.  The homepage was working fine before this, but now it isn't.  I don't know what I did wrong, because the only thing I did was to add a new page, then save the page arrangement.  All of the tabs for different pages across the top of the home page are fully loading like normal, but for some reason only the top 1/3 or 1/4 of the home page is showing up for me.  The rest of the page is a blank pink color.  I didn't mess with HTML or anything.  I just simply added a press page.  Out of desperation to make the home page work right again, I even went back in and deleted the press page completely!  It's still doing the same thing.  On that blank pink color there are two letters in maroon.  They are "QC".  I had my daughters boyfriend try to go to it and the page did the same thing for him, as it is doing for me.  Someone from FB though, said it loaded correctly for him.  If you guys can read all of this post, and my homepage looks fine to you, PLEASE leave me a comment here at the blog and let me know!! I can access messages, other pages, etc.  It's just the dang home page I'm having problems with. I have an SOS post out on my personal FB page so if you're a blogger and know what's wrong and how to fix it, please comment over there and let me know!  I'm in complete panic and meltdown mode now!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Random Acts Of Kindness Challenge

I'm sure that everyone has heard of random acts of kindness, good karma, etc.  Well, I'm going to ask you all for two random acts of kindness.  First, let me tell you what has prompted this chain of thought.

I'm always passionate about wanting to educate and advocate.  I want more then anything for a cure to be found.  Heck, I'm not greedy, I'd even be thrilled if a new treatment plan was found that would help everyone universally.  Unfortunately though, I really don't feel as if that will ever happen any time soon. Not the way things sit right now, anyway.  

Why, you may ask?  I'll tell you why. Because there's still too much stigma out there concerning sufferers of chronic pain conditions.  There's too many myths and misconceptions. Too many people who think that either the pain and fatigue associated with Fibromyalgia, or CFS/ME, RA, Lupus, Osteo arthritis or ANY chronic pain condition for that  matter, is "all in our heads".  Or that we're attention seekers.  Or, that we're just lazy worthless people who doesn't want to do anything and contribute to society. My favorite reason of all though?  That we're drug addicts just looking for a way to get pills shoved at us.  Oh buddy, let me tell ya; I just love the fact that I feel like a walking pharmacy. I just love the fact that I have a few meds that I'm supposed to take three times a day, yet I'm lucky if I remember to take them three times a day - because that sounds like a true druggy right there, doesn't it?  I just love that while reading the possible side effects of taking a newly prescribed medicine, the information stated that long term use in mice, causes stomach cancer.  It went on to say though, that they had no idea if that would occur in humans or not. Boy, that sounds encouraging, right?  I kind of want to literally throw up each time I look at the foul little thing now.

Today and tonight were horrible in the pain department for me.  If I said the pain was bad, horrible, horrendous, debilitating, or any other adjective like that, it still wouldn't accurately describe the type of pain I've dealt with.  When I sit around in this much pain, even after taking meds, it tends to make me hate Fibromyalgia, DDD, IBS, and arthritis just a little bit more.  It makes me want to push and shove to demand more funding for further research. It makes me want to educate and advocate that much more.  The only hope we have, is if we can make others understand the importance of advocating for further research. To help them understand what a day in our lives, is truly like, so that they'll realize the importance of a cure or of a treatment plan that will actually work!  

This is where you all come in.  I've done the research.  I've mapped out all of the statistics.  I've put together a seminar that not only will give resources and interesting studies for those of us in attendance that suffer, but I also have material in there telling what a true day is like for us. It has material in there proving that this isn't in our heads, or that we're not seeking attention or faking because we're lazy or addicts.  Your packets share with you productive ways to help your family and friends to understand what this is really like for you.

Since I've been single for the past 9 months, and I haven't had a job in years due to my health, I can't foot the expense of getting this seminar out to the general public by myself.  I'm extending a challenge to you all, asking for two acts of random kindness from you.  One, is that if you can afford even a $5 donation to my seminar fund, that you'd highly consider making a donation.  $5 is the minimum amount that GoFundMe will accept.  The second act of random kindness that I'm asking you all to do, is to please share my mission, and link to either this post or directly to the GoFundMe page, throughout your social media sites.  If you have a blog, please extend this challenge to your readers.  If you have a facebook fan page, please link to this post on your page.  If you aren't a blogger or crafter with a facebook fan page, then I'd ask you to post it to your personal facebook page, extending this challenge to them and for them to extend it to their own friends and family as well. If you have a Google+ account and/or a Pinterest account, that you share this on those forms of social media.  If you have a Twitter account, please tweet this post and ask for RT's on it. 

At the age of 42, I know I'm not a spring chicken.  I'm also not an old duck yet either though.  The thought, that I may have to live another 30, 40, 50 ...years trapped inside my own personal prison is a horrifying thought to me.  

To feel exactly like you have the flu every single of your life, all the way down to nausea and skin that's sore to the touch.  Skin that hurts if it's even lightly brushed by someone else.  Or just like mine is tonight, that hurts when my shirt shifts over it while I'm typing this. To having sharp pains.  Stabbing pains.  Dull, deep pain.  Sunburn feeling pain.  Sore muscles, and joints that hurt.  Headaches.  Muscle spasms. The lack of energy.  The dozens of co-conditions that run with FMS.  It's just all. too. much. It's no wonder that depression is a co-condition of fibro.  Who wouldn't be depressed having to life every single day of your life like this?

Thank you all for taking the time to read this.  Thank you to those who will accept my challenge of the two random acts of kindness and passes the challenge on to others as well!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Free Blogger Opp's

Weekly Flash giveaway!

Every week we will have a flash giveaway that will last 3 days.  On each giveaway we will have only 30 bloggers.  20 Free links and 10 hosts (I hope lol).  

February 13 - 16                     $75 Amazon Gift Card
February 20 - 23                   $75 Visa Gift Card
February 27 - March 3       $75 Toysrus Gift Card
March    6 - 9                           $75 Victoria Secret Gift Card.

Each giveaway will have a different sign up form.

Free links:
-Facebook  or Twitter with announcement. (If you choose to not post the announcement the cost is $5.00.
You can get the announcement HERE.  If you are signing up for more than one giveaway on this group, you just need to do one announcement and use the same link for all the sign up form

Extra links:
-$2.00 each link.

-$15.00 You will get up to 10 links.  
I changed the way I do the RC.  Now each host will have 2 host page, One of the host page will be a RC with all the links from your blog, this way the RC is smaller, the fans get to do everything in link.

If you want to be host off all 4 giveaways you will need to pay only $50.00 ($60.00 regular)

Please send payment via paypal as a gift to melisurveys1978@gmail.com.  If your payment is not sent as gift please include $0.50 for paypal charges.

Sign up for:        $75 Amazon Gift Card
Sign up for:        $75 Visa Gift Card
Sign up for:        $75 Toysrus Gift Card
Sign up for:        $75 Victoria Secret Gift Card.

Thank you everyone for your help on these giveaways!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mediflow Is Hosting A Contest! You Could Win A Cruise!

You all know how much I absolutely love Mediflow.  Not just for the wonderful Waterbase Pillow they make, but also for the stellar people they are.  I've seriously never worked with a more fun and friendly brand then I have with Mediflow.  Well, they're at it again!

They're hosting a photo contest, and you could win a cruise!  It's as easy as going to their facebook contest page, which you'll find by clicking HERE, then uploading your favorite water photo!  Then, starting March 16, 2013, have all of your friends start voting for you!  The page is already open for your submissions.

The grand prize is: $1,500 worth of Carnival Cruise Line gift cards redeemable for a cruise to the destination of your choice.

2nd Place is a Polaroid Action Sports Camera

3rd Place is a set of Mediflow Waterbase Pillows shipped to you or a loved on (US Only)

Runner up will receive a case of Mountain Valley Spring Water delivered to your home. (delivery to Continental US Only).

I don't know about you all, but I'd kill for the relaxation of a cruise!  I think it's just the thing that this stressed out Fibro mom needs to start her year off right!  So if you guys don't want to enter, I'd really appreciate your votes for my photo starting March 16th!

Again, just go HERE to submit your entry!  Good luck!

Monday, January 21, 2013

American Girl Doll Giveaway (Two Winners)


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We are happy to bring you this great giveaway.

The American Girl Doll giveaway.

Jan 20 to Feb. 19, 2013

We will have two winners.

Winner number one will get:

Doll + Starter Collection.  
Winner gets to choose skin color, hair color and eye color.  
Value $120.

Winner number two will get:

One American Girl Doll with the box.  
Winner gets to choose which doll they want.

Value $105.

Winners will need to choose their prizes from American Girl Doll website.

Winner can not change prize for any other American Girl Product.

To be part of this giveaway you need to be 18 years or older.

This giveaway is only for US residents.

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Loneliness and Depression

I took this photo after the only "real" snow we've had so far this winter.  December 29, 2012. I think the undisturbed layer of snow is beautiful, but it's also so cold and deserted.  The benches of our local park wait patiently for Spring.  For warmth, for the sound of children's laughter again, and for people to load the tables down with all of the great food and get-togethers.  It patiently waits for Spring.  Reflecting on this photo, also makes me reflect a little on my life.  I too, feel cold and lonely.  I too, am awaiting the warm of "Spring".

When my husband first left me out of the blue on April 8th of last year, I instantly started a flare.  In all accounts.  My pain flared, my insomnia flared, and my depression really flared.  I sat and cried off and on all day, and all night, for three months.  Not only does that sound ridiculous, but it is ridiculous.  I couldn't help it though.  I already had been battling depression before he left and once he did, I just quickly spiraled downward.  

In July, I had an appointment with my rheumatologist.  I had papers to fill out before she came in to see me, as I always did regarding my symptoms.  She came flying in the door with her eyebrowns knitted down and a true look of concern on her face.  She said "Your health is a lot worse.  What's going on?".  That's all it took.  The tears started flowing again, like two faucets that were stuck wide open.  After her hugging me, rubbing my back lightly with one hand, and handing me half a box of tissues she looked at me and said "Ok, it's time to buck up.  You can beat this depression, and I'm here to help you.".  She put me on anti-depressants.  Soon, I wasn't crying off and on all day and night long, only a few times throughout the day and night.  Then, pretty soon I was down to not crying every day, but only a few days a week.  After that, I just stopped crying.  I felt as if I'd held onto the rope long enough to be pulled out of my deep, dark hole. 

Lately, I'd been feeling the depression creeping up on me again.  I was starting to cry off and on again.  I was feeling like things were too much. I've been so extremely stressed over money, and my health.  I've been so lonely.  So, so very lonely.  I was overweight to begin with, but with these meds and the physical pain I've been in every single day, I've gained even more weight.  I look in the mirror and I'm completely disgusted by the site of myself.  I've never had any self-esteem to begin with and now with how heavy I am, it's even worse.  

A week ago Sunday night, my soon-to-be ex sent our daughter a facebook message and apologized to her.  He asked her to apologize to me too.  Just as she was hollering "mom" from upstairs, I'd seen I had a message from him in my inbox too.  See, soon after he left, he stopped even seeing or talking to her too.  Neither of us had heard a word from him since June 10, 2012 so it took us both completely off guard.  

The woman he'd left me for had cheated on him and he was living back at his mom's.  He wanted to see Courtney and I told her at 17yrs of age, it was her decision if she was going to see him or not, not mine.  She chose to see him.  He came over three or four times through this past week.  He ate supper with her one night, we all played a board game on Friday night, etc.  Come Saturday late afternoon, she called him to see if he could take her to get shoes for her 1st job that she was starting at McDonald's this week.  He wouldn't answer his cell for her.  I sent him a message through facebook and asked him why he wasn't responding to her.  He messaged me back and said that he was back with his girlfriend and to leave him alone.  Another punch in the gut.  I couldn't help it.  I sat up bawling like crazy until 6am.  That dark hole I worked so hard to climb out of?  Yeah, well all the rocks just came tumbling down to completely bury me again.

To make sure I couldn't even see a shred of light, his girlfriend and him kept messaging Court's boyfriend, and me and anyone else they could think of to make sure I got the message that I was a fat, nasty, disgusting woman.  Only I'm giving you the clean version here.  If I totally was going to give a no-hold's barred post, you all would probably faint.  -All the way down to saying that a bag of flour needed dumped on me because I'm so fat.  -I'm pretty sure you all have heard that saying in the past and know what was said to me.  This kind of behavior lasted all night last night and until after supper time tonight.  I'm pretty sure we have everything blocked good now and won't be insulted with words.  The final message from his girlfriend, was that him and her both are deleting their past from their lives and moving on to the future with each other.  -Leaving behind any and all baggage.  So, my daughter has been completely thrown away too.  He won't have anything to do with her.  Said she's full of all bullshit and lies.  I realize that they are unintelligent, mean spirited people and I shouldn't let anything they say bother me, but I can't help it.  He knew all the right things to say to me, to cut me to the quick.  I'm completely stranded on some bills for January.  I don't know how I'm going to pay them.  I'd already been worried sick about it, and then he goes and tells me what a fat, lazy leach I am and how I'm just a burden to my family with all of my medical problems and looking to them to support me.  Him and this other woman have completely stripped me of any dignity I may have had, in a short 36 hour period or so.  

I feel like I'm back to day one of him leaving me.  I'm scared, my anxiety is in high gear, I'm crying, I've been stripped of any self respect, and I'm freaking out about what I'm going to do for income.  I'm so tired of all of this.  I'm tired of feeling this way.  I'm tired of doing nothing but setting alarms to eat another handful of pills.  I'm tired of still hurting beyond belief physically even though I DO eat a handful of pills 3x a day.  More then anything, I just wish I had someone special to care about me, and to lay in bed and hold me while I cry myself to sleep.  I'm not any spring chicken by any means, I was 42 years old on November 18th.  I'm still young enough though, that I don't want to live the rest of my life out without someone to be by my side.  J and D were right though, in the fact that the way I look and the fact that I can't support myself will greatly diminish my chances at ever finding love.  

In the past 7 weeks I've had 3 procedures under sedation to try and help some of my pain.  It was all for nothing.  I still have the pain.  I will myself not to think about my pain, but it's impossible to tune out a monster that's inside of you chewing and clawing away. I can't stand long enough to do a load of dishes all at once.  Every 5 minutes or so I have to stop and sit down.  Although sitting for very long causes me to have sharp pains mixed in with my dull aches. My knee pain is so bad that I have to use the arms of my computer chair to push myself back up to a standing position, with me muttering "ouch" as I'm rising.  My legs and back are so stiff when I do get standing, that my first few steps are made with me hunching over a bit.  Just typing this has my upper arms hurting and feeling like they weigh 1,000 pounds each. I'm already stiff from sitting long enough to write this.  I'm already having the shooting throbbing pain in my upper legs just from typing this.  How in the hell can I work a job to bring in income?  How?  Several large corporations offer some work from home jobs, but I'm not trained.  I don't have a college degree and I'm not qualified for anything more then a minimum wage job.  We all know that any minimum wage job has you on your feet and/or running around back and forth through the entire shift.  How AM I ever going to be able to pay my bills, you know?  

I see all this "I'm so tuff" talk all the time about how Fibro is NOT who they are, or how Fibro doesn't define them.  Well, I'm here for any of those out there like me, that can openly admit that Fibro DOES turn a person into what/who they are.  Fibro DOES define me.  How in the world can it not?  It's taken my marriage, it's taken my self-respect, it's taken the ability to provide a living for my daughter and myself.  Fibro has made me a slave to medicines and alarms and whether I can leave my house that day or not.  Sure, I want to motivate myself and others too, but I don't feel it necessary to downplay how absolutely horrible a bad case of Fibromyalgia can be ..and IS in my case. Just like with any other sickness. One person may have 10 symptoms and one person may have one symptom from Fibromyalgia.  People can have varying degrees and types of pain from it.  I feel that for me to own up to how much it's helped to destroy my life, that I'm doing a bigger service to the chronic pain and fatigue world then if I posted all of the rah-rah crap.  If anyone is out there that feels the same way I do, I want to validate their feelings, because all of the rah-rah crap?  Yeah, it doesn't help pull me up out of my dark hole.  It helps me to feel even more lonely then I already am. It makes me feel that maybe I'm just a whiny whimp.  It makes me like a complete outcast in the Fibro world.  

I went into this adult world thinking that I was going to go a great amusement park that would be loads of fun.  I thought I'd be able to hit up an all  you can eat buffet while I was there.  Unfortunately though, the reality of it is that I hopped on a roller coaster that is barreling out of control, and instead of getting to order a  buffet, the waitress instead flopped down a crap sandwich.  Sorry to be a downer tonight.  I'm truly struggling right now and doing the very best that I can to keep my head above water.  At least one thing you all know you'll get with me, is honesty.  I'm not going to sugar coat anything in my life.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Coddlelife Bottle Review and Giveaway

Parents these days are more and more concerned with what they put in their baby's mouth. I get it, I am a mom and would never want harmful toxins going into my baby. 

Coddlelife makes a range of feeding products specifically designed to keep your baby safe from toxins, reduction of colic, burping, spitting up, ear infections and our favorite..Gas. Coddlelife bottles have a unique venting nipple system designed to prevent all those things listed that can make your baby fussy.

The Coddlelife bottles are designed to be longer and encourages a baby's lips to flange widely . It enables a wide open latch to prevent nipple confusions. 

Another bottle that I love that they make is the same process but it's a glass bottle. 
The glass is ink free which makes it safe for baby to use. It's non-toxic, BPA, PVC, Lead & 
Phthalates free and made of FDA approved food grade silicone.

You can also purchase silicone covers for the glass bottles to protect from breakage

We tested these bottles on a 2 week old baby who is strictly breastfed. She had no problem at all taking from the bottle. There was no confusion and her colic seemed to have settled down. The bottles are made very well with no leakage and does the job they were intended to do. They look so amazing that I'm going to buy these bottles for my new granddaughter that will be here mid-march!

All bottles are Microwave, Sterilizer and dishwasher safe. I love to use the Coddlelife 
Bloem Drying rack after hand washing my bottles. Saves energy!

What's even better! 

I would recommend these to friends and family.

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Twist and Fold Activity Gym Review/Giveaway

As a new grandma and grandma-to-be, I try to find the newest, greatest products available today. A lot has changed since I've had a baby around. This activity gym looks awesome! Baby will twist and shout for this new take on a classic design. Our super soft activity gym is filled with fun features and plush play pals. It’s the perfect take-along for big adventures or for turning little spaces into big fun!

I have to say this is one of the best play mats I have ever owned. It's full of vibrant colors, 
patterns and fun little toys to keep baby entertained. 

The blanket is very plush! Some play mats have very thin blanketing which can be very uncomfortable for baby especially if you have wood floors. The Infantino Go Gaga Deluxe Twist & Fold play mat is perfect for hard wood floors. 

There are six items included to keep baby entertained. A mobile that plays music when you wind it, a lion, giraffe,monkey, tummy time pillow and a mirror so your little one can look at themselves. 

Infantino didn't name it twist & fold for a reason. It very easy to fold in two steps and store away just 
by twisting the orange tab on top and pull and wala! It's as easy as that!

I love that the Infantino Go Gaga Twist & Fold Gym can grow with your baby!
From Birth up you can use it as an overhead discovery then tummy time and when your child it old enough to sit on their own it becomes a sit & play mat!

I would highly recommend this to a family and friend!

Wait there is more!! I'm giving one away to one of my luck readers!!!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Aurora Candle Warmer Lamp & Candle Giveaway

You Can See My Full Review *Here*

You can find more info:

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win A Aurora Candle Warmer Lamp & A Candle in winners choice of scent. I'm SO excited about this one, because I absolutely LOVE scents! They really, truly relax me. I'm even going to enter in this one, myself. Good luck everyone! This is open to US and ends 1/23/13 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!
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Giveaway For Old Time Candy Decade Box

You can see my full review *Here*

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Now for the giveaway: Who remembers candy like this? Who likes it and would want to win this prize? I try to keep giveaways on here that are products that either aid us in our daily living with chronic pain & fatigue, fun things just to pick us up on a down day, or items that are great prizes that maybe wouldn't be in our budget, or that we can pamper ourselves with, seeing as how it's so hard for some of us to work. This, obviously, is one of the FUN pick me up prizes! Good luck to you all! A Old Time Candy Decade Box in winners choice of decade. This is open to US and ends 1/25/13 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!
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Thermal-Aid Pain Relief Giveaway

You can read my full review *Here*

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Now for the giveaway: Ok Fibro Frogs, this is a great giveaway for any of us where we suffer daily from chronic pain. Who will be the lucky one to win a Thermal-Aid medium sectional and JoJo the monkey? This is open to US & Can and ends 1/29/13 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win! I wish everyone the best of luck!
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  Please note that SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize. Nor is The Fibro Frog.

Win A Coach Madison Dotted OP Art Small Wristlet

I'm so excited over this one, as I'm sure many of you will be too! Who likes Coach?! Good luck to all of you!

One lucky winner will win

Value $ 48.00

This giveaway will be from:
Jan 15 to Feb. 14, 2013

US Only

18+ years or older.

NYSavingSpecials is not responsible for prizes.  Every entry on this giveaways is optional.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mobile Rewards $200 Giveaway!

Wow! This is a giveaway that I'd love to win myself! But, who wouldn't want to win $200?! I've teamed up with some WONDERFUL bloggers to bring this opportunity to you! I wish you all the best of luck!

Welcome to the Mobile Rewards $200 Giveaway

Hosted by

Pink Ninja Media, Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa


Diva Fabulousa, Science of Couponing, Mom's Vacation Spots , Pink Ninja Blogger, Simply Shawn & Jenn, and Top Vacation Spots

About our Sponsor:

Mobile Rewards is a FREE Smartphone app that rewards users with credits for completing offers, which is redeemable for cash. Get Mobile Rewards for any android or iOS device, so that includes iPhones, iPods, iPads, and any android smartphones or tablets. "People can download the app for free from the Apple App Store or from Google Play store. Once you log in, watch videos or complete the offers (like free trials and visiting websites) to earn credits. Once memebers reach 1,000 credits they can cash out through Paypal There are a whole range of offers on there, from 1 credit up to 795 credits, so it’s not too difficult to reach the payout amount! Mobile Rewards is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Really - 1) Download + Join, 2) Earn Credits, and 3) Cash Out! Once you reach 1000 credits you can turn your credit to cash quick and easy! You can now make money from your mobile phone!" Where do you go to download Mobile Rewards? Head over to Google Play and get My Rewards for Android users, or head over to the Apps Store and download Mobile Rewards for iPhones! You can also create your account online RIGHT HERE! About the prize:

One lucky winner will receive 20,000 credits which is worth $200 in cash when they claim their reward through Paypal – then spend it however they like! Redeeming the credits is fast and easy! Simply log-in to your Mobile Rewards from your Android or iOS device, and redeem! You can also take advantage of Mobile Rewards and earn points until you're ready to trade in your points for cash! Either way, you do whatever you want if you win.

Event is open Worldwide and will end on February 15, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

One lucky winner will receive 20,000 credits to Mobile Rewards, which can be redeemed for $200 Paypal Cash! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below! Good Luck!

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Disclosure: This blog is not responsible for shipment of prize, nor did I accept any compensation for this promotion. Must be 18 years or older to enter. This event is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. For full disclosure see Rafflecopter, for questions contact Pink Ninja Media at info@pinkninjamedia.com.