July 31, 2009

Nature's Gate Products Review



Recently I was sent 2 Nature's Gate bath and body products in their organics line to review. Both of the products had features that I like including:

No phthalates or parabens

No animal testing

No animal by-products

Made with certified organic botanicals

I tried the Nature's Gate Lavender and Aloe body wash. It made a nice lather, and my skin felt clean after using it. It was not drying to my skin. Overall I liked it. But the aloe smell was strong and the product smelled "green". I usually like more flowery scented.

I also tried the Nature's Gate Grapefruit and Wild Ginger body lotion. It was moisturizing, and my skin felt nice after using it. I liked the scent of this one better. It was a rather "energizing: scent. I would recommend it.
You can sign up for the Nature's Gate newsletter here to receive special money saving offers and product updates.

July 30, 2009

FuzziBunz Review



Do you cloth diaper? I was given 2 samples of FuzziBunz to try. They are very nice. The material is soft for baby's skin but feels durable. If you cloth diaper, you definitely need to try them.

The FuzziBunz One Size Pocket Diapers adjust to fit sizes from newborn to toddler.
The absorbable insert is hidden inside a pocket. Snaps adjust for the perfect fit. The waterproof outer layer is very soft and comes in a variety of colors. The legs have adjustable elastic. The fleece layer keeps baby dry.
FuzziBunz Perfect Size Diapers are similar but are sized.
Smalls from 0-6 months and Mediums from 6-36 months. Specialty sizes from XS, Petite and XL are also available for hard to fit or special needs children.
They are available at many retailers. You can click here to see a list.
The FuzziBunz site has alot of info about cloth diapering.
Thanks to the people at FuzziBunz for allowing me to review them.

Skin Free Giveaway Winner

The winner is pestkaj who has been emailed. Thanks to those who entered.

pestkaj said... I would buy the spa scrub pack.
pestkaj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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July 25, 2009

See Kai Run Winner

Sweeter the berry was the winner from Random.org. I will send her an email. Thanks everyone for entering.

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July 24, 2009

Tropical Traditions Review and Giveaway



The nice people over at Tropical Traditions sent me a bottle of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and their book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives, and how it can change yours!! to review.

Brian Shilhavy, the founder, asked his wife, Marianita, if there was a more natural way to extract the oil from the coconuts since she grew up on a coconut plantation in the Philippines. She said there was a method the older generation used to extract the oil by grating the fresh coconut, extracting the coconut milk, and then letting the coconut milk stand in a covered container for about 24 hours. After about 24 hours, the oil naturally separates from the water producing a crystal clear oil that retains the full scent and taste of coconuts. They were the first ones to bring virgin coconut oil to the US. They use the original method to extract the oil. It is not mass produced using chemicals like most coconut oils you find in the stores.



They are having some great sales now. If you list me (5130187) as your referral your first-time purchase will also receive a FREE gift, their book "Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people's lives and how it can change yours!" This book is packed with testimonies and solid research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also included over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into your diet.

For your chance to win quart of free coconut oil go to Tropical Traditions and tell me something else you would like to try. Then leave a comment with your email address. You need to do this first.

Bonus entries: Leave an extra comment for each one.
1. Subscribe to the Tropical Tradtions newsletter.
2. Follow or subscribe to this blog
3. Post my button on your blog
4. Post this giveaway on your blog (You get 2 entries for this, so leave 2 comments please.)
5. Follow me @donnak4 and tweet about the contest. Then leave the link or your twitter ID.
6. Follow Tropical Traditions on twitter. Leave your twitter name.

Expires 8/7 at 11:59 PM CST.

July 21, 2009

Please Vote for Me

Please vote for me because I really need a vacation. It is very easy to vote. You can vote daily until 8/3. I will be happy if I can get in the top 10. This is the first time I have tried to win a contest by posting it and asking people to vote for me. Man, it is alot of work! But, of course, if I win, it will definately be worth it. Thank you all for your support.

Giveaways on other Blogs

On Things Mom Like you can win a
LEGOLAND California & Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort Family Trip Giveaway Ends 7/23.

July 20, 2009

Ageless Giveaway on Our Ordinary Life

Our Ordinary Life along with ageless is having a giveaway on 7/20. At noon PST they are having a Twitter party. She will have prizes to give out including iTunes cards. The sweeps will end at midnight 7/20. You must follow all rules to qualify.
The winner of the sweepstakes will receive $200 cash for your expenses for BlogHer 2009. 4 other runner ups will each receive a bottle of Ageless. Click here for further details.

For my entry I am supposed to say what makes me feel beautiful and fresh. I would say I feel my best when my hair looks nice and I am wearing a nice outfit.

July 18, 2009

Fancy Fortune Cookies Review and Giveaway


I recently had the opportunity to try Fancy Fortune Cookies. They were really good. Of course, chocolate was my favorite. :) They have so many flavors! Just to mention some: Chocoholic's Delight™, The Original™Vanilla Fortune Cookie, Old Fashioned Bubblegum™, Cherry Bliss™, Horseshoe Blue™, Luscious Lemon™, "Oh, Wow!" Orange™, Passion Fruit Punch™, Double Chocolate™, and many more. They were fresh tasting.

Fancy Fortune Cookies would be great for a special event such as weddings, baby showers, or birthday parties.

You can order with and easy, 3 step process:
It is so cool that you can personalize the message inside the fortune cookies.
They also make a giant fortune cookie that is over 1 lb! Mmmm. It looks delicious.

You can also join the Fortune Cookie Friends list and sign up to get 25 FREE fortune cookies--they choose a name WEEKLY!
The great people at Fancy Fortune Cookies have agreed to send a winner a $50 gift certificate! To enter, go to Fancy fortune cookies and tell me what you would like if you won. Then leave a comment with your email address. You need to do this first.


Bonus entries: Leave an extra comment for each one.
1. Follow or subscribe to this blog
2. Follow me @donnak4 and tweet about the contest. Then leave the link or your twitter ID.
3. Post my button on your blog
4. Post this giveaway on your blog (You get 2 entries for this, so leave 2 comments please.)
Expires 8/6 at 11:59 PM CST.

July 16, 2009

Precious Girls Club Giveaway


My daughter loves the Precious Girls Club website, and so do I. Their products help promote good and wholesome values. They all come with an access code to play on the Precious Girls Club virtual site. The products are similar to Webkins and Club Penguin with a safe but fun online atmosphere. They are created by Precious Moments and reinforce such virtues as helpfulness, kindness, responsibility, loving and caring. I collect Precious Moments products, so I really like it.

You can get closer to your daughter as you can send her messages and congratulate her on good deeds through the Parent Page. You can also find tips and other ways to bond with your child. I like playing the games with her online.



The great people at the Precious Girls Club and Mom Select sent me a great prize pack for one of my readers. You will win a plush kitty, a hardcover book Operation Kindness, and online access codes.

To enter go to the Precious Girls Club site and tell me your favorite item in their online store. Then leave a comment with your email address. You need to do this first.

Bonus entries: Leave an extra comment for each one.
1. Follow or subscribe to this blog
2. Follow me @donnak4 and tweet about the contest. Then leave the link or your twitter ID.
3. Post my button on your blog.
4. Post this giveaway on your blog (You get 2 entries for this, so leave 2 comments please.)
5. Fave me on technorati. Leave your username.
Expires 7/30 at 11:59 PM CST.

July 12, 2009

Skin Free Review and Giveaway



I recently had the opportunity to try some great products from Skin Free. My son has eczema, so I have to be careful what I put on his skin. A pharmacist formulated the patented formulas for delicate, sensitive and very dry or damaged skin.

Skin Free products contain:
All Natural, Vegan Ingredients
No Perfumes
No Petroleum Products
No Harmful Chemicals
No Steroids
No Colorants
No Greasy feeling
No Animal Testing, Cruelty Free

They recommend their products for individuals with:
Extreme Dry Skin
Skin or Fragrance Allergies
Psoriasis
Dermatitis
Eczema
Pregnant Moms
Babies
The Elderly
Diabetics
Renal Patients
After Radiation or Chemotherapy





The extra moistruizing soap was very moisturizing. It doesn't leave a dried out feeling. Naturally moisturizing shea and cocoa butters are added to reduce the tight, dry feeling normally experienced when using typical commercial soaps.

Skin Free Firming Matrix Creme for Face felt very good. It contains two natural ingredients that work to form a matrix within the skin. This matrix acts to stop collagen depletion. It also begins to build new collagen and it reduces inflammation. Anyone over 40 concerned about wrinkles or aging should try this great product.



The Super Moisture Body Balm was very moisturizing. It was perfect for my son. It was a little too thick for me since my skin has a tendancy to get oily, but it was not intended for my type of skin.

Currently at Skin Free you can get free shipping on orders of $25.00 or more!

The great people at Skin Free have offered to give one lucky winner a $30 gift certificate.

For your chance to win go to Skin Free to see what you would buy if you won the gift certificate. Then leave a comment with your email address. You need to do this first.

Bonus entries: Leave an extra comment for each one.
1. Follow or subscribe to this blog
2. Follow me @donnak4 and tweet about the contest. Then leave the link or your twitter ID.
3. Post my button on your blog
4. Post this giveaway on your blog (You get 2 entries for this, so leave 2 comments please.)

Expires 7/26 at 11:59 PM CST.

July 11, 2009

Giveaways on Other Blogs

MommyPR.com is having a grand opening giveaway.
One Winner gets 1000 Bonus Entries and a $50 Gift Card from Sophies Chic Boutique! Ends 7/17.

Bring out the UV Detective inside of you with the Steve Spangler UV Energy Beads! Steve Spangler science toys are an excellent way to introduce science in a fun way that kids understand. Read about the experience mom blogger Kalisha at UV Skinz had with these cool science toys and enter to WIN UV Energy Beads for your children! Giveaway ends July 12. Open to U.S. only.

Win a $25 gift care to TJ Maxx on the Divine Miss Mommy. Ends 7/15.

On Family Traditions you van win Aunt Kate's Roll Mix, 16 oz. package of SAF yeast from Lesaffre Yeast Corp., Mini Cherish Bound Recipe Story Starter, and $29 publishing credit to make your own 5x7 recipe book. Ends 7/22.

Win a Wii Fit

With childhood obesity reaching an all time high across the country, many parents struggle with how to help their children maintain a healthy weight with proper nutrition.

Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, the official doctor of Camp Shane and a board certified pediatrician, has created Dr. Dolgoff's Weigh, a traffic-light system that allows kids to learn which foods are healthiest without counting calories. To spread the word about her site and program, Dr. Weigh, is sponsoring a Wii Fit contest to help you get your family up and moving this summer!

To Enter:
To enter to win the #KidsWeigh Wii Fit contest, check out client testimonials and fabulous Dr. Weigh success stories then fill out this secure contest form telling us which story was your favorite!

Form: http://tinyurl.com/kidsweighcontest

Want a chance to speak with Dr. Dolgoff about your nutritional questions and win more prizes?

Join her Friday, July 10th at 9 p.m. ET on Twitter for her #KidsWeigh discussion. Door prizes will be awarded. To RSVP and for more information go to:
Resourceful Mommy.

One grand prize winner will receive a Wii Fit. Two runners-up will receive a free one month membership to Dr. Weigh. This contest ends Friday, July 24th at 11:59 a.m. ET. and is brought to you by Momfluence.

July 6, 2009

See Kai Run Giveaway



I recently had the opportunity to review a nice pair of shoes from See Kai Run. I received the Becket style in the smaller line. They are so cute! They used sheepskin leather which makes them very soft. The adjustable velcro closures make them easy to put on and remove. I really liked them, and I think they would look great on any baby/toddler boy. The sizes range from 0-6 months to 12-18 months.


Currently they offer free ground shipping on orders $60 or more and several pairs are on sale. Check them out here.

For your chance to win go to See Kai Run and pick out your favorite style in the See Kai Run or smaller line. Then leave a comment with your email address. You need to do this first.

Bonus entries: Leave an extra comment for each one.
1. Follow or subscribe to this blog
2. Follow me @donnak4 and tweet about the contest. Then leave the link or your twitter ID.
3. Post my button on your blog
4. Post this giveaway on your blog (You get 2 entries for this, so leave 2 comments please.)
5. Sign up for the See Kai Run newsletter here at the bottom of the page

Ends 7/24 at 11:59PM CST.

July 5, 2009

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