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Colortime Crafts

Since 1990, over 5 million children and adults have loved creating t-shirts, pillowcases, backpacks, tote bags, bandanas, and more for parties, slumber parties, and scout meetings with colortime permanent fabric markers. Colortime has provided their customers the opportunity to entertain their guests with a creative activity that becomes a permanent keepsake. Also,they are a licensed vendor of the Girl Scouts of America. Check out their wholesale program, great for your organizations. They also offer free downloadable coloring pages (http://www.colortime.com/Free-Coloring-Pages-c64.html) and a "Birthday Club" (http://www.colortime.com/Birthday-Club-c85.html) with special incentives.

Get 15% off all orders Promo Code: 15USFG when you check out at colortime.com

Thankful Thursday

I am reminded every day how much I have to be thankful for. This time of year I am reminded more and more. Every day I go to school and I am surrounded by what is probably one of the best groups of teachers around. They truly love and care for the children we have and it is like I have never seen. I am thankful for my students who even on my worse day can always bring a smile to my face. They have really just changed my life like I could have never pictured. I am thankful for my friends and family because without them I would be so alone. I am thankful for the paycheck I receive. So many people cannot afford to feed their family every night and I am blessed that I can! Most of all I am thankful almost all my Christmas shopping is DONE and tomorrow is FRIDAY!

Wordless Wednesday

Manischewitz® Chanukah House Decorating Kit Giveaway

You probably remember as a child making some type of cookie house. In my hosue we LOVe doing these special baking crafts, because after all what can make a family craft better?? EATING IT! Recently I was introduced to a cookie house that I had never seen before. The Manischewitz®Chanukah House Decorating Kit has a Vanilla cookie base for assembling your creation with a ton of decorations to help you make that perfect hosue. The toppings include blue, white, and yellow icing, sprinkles, mini beads, fondant, sugar, and custom sugar decorative pieces of a Star of David and a Menorah, both which are exclusive to Manischewitz®.  There is also a Chanukah Sugar Cookie Decorating Kit that contains 4 Vanilla Trans-fat free cookies shaped like Dreidels and Menorah’s.  Decorations for the cookies includes four icing colors; light blue, dark blue, yellow, and white; and a mix of blue, yellow, and white sprinkles, and mini-beads. You can purchase the house on Amazon HERE.

Manischewitz® is curr…

$250 Cash for Christmas Giveaway

Welcome to the $250 Cash for Christmas Giveaway! Hosted by Giveaway Promote. Sponsored by RewardIt.

Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops

Tis the season......For colds, flus and other sickness. We all the this time of year but it seems almost unavoidable that you will be sick at least once during the winter season. Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops were originally designed in 1870 by J. Herman Pine and his brother. Over the last 140 years the recipe has changed hands and companies and in 2011 it was purchased by 3 Sisters Home Products and once again began soothing throats of many. Available in the flavors of Cherry, Lemon, Black Licorice and Honey you are not stuck with a flavorless drop. Normally I am a honey flavored person but I really enjoyed the cherry of this brand. Not biting them was the biggest struggle for me.lol With the texture of a very firm gummy bear it is like a treat in your mouth....that you can't bite. I love that these come in 2 sizes the 26 count hard case which is perfect for your purse or desk, and the bigger 32 count bag which I love to use to refill my hard case. available at your local CV…

Elite Serum Cyber Monday Sale!

Thought you may be interested in this being its an unprecedented sale for Elite Serum.  I just got this email and the savings are incredible.  If you haven't tried Elite Serum, I'd really recommend it and at this price you can really load up on quantity or get a friend and just split the savings.  here's the link: http://www.skincarebilling.com/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=44

ReUsies Review and Giveaway

As time goes on we realize in this house more and more that it is time to start doing our part to protect this planet. Recently I was introduced to a brand called ReUsies and thought wow what a perfect place to start! You see every day we use 2-10 sandwich bags just packing our lunches for school and work. That is a MINIMUM of 360 baggies A YEAR. I decided since my 5 year old most commonly used sandwich bags she would be the one to review them.lol I packed her sandwich in the big one and a snack of Cheetos in the other. Working at the same school which she attends I was able to be there when it was lunch time. ReUsies were actually easier for her to open then the typical plastic sandwich bag. Plus her and her friends are really enjoying the super cute designs ;o)I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using. The people at ReUsies want to help make your New Year a little greener they are offering up a giveaway to my fans. So please make sure to enter on the Raff…

A.C.E. Your Way Into The New Year

Why wait till the new year to make your life better. Whether you want to lose weight or build an income check out these great weekend specials on A.C.E.

Eye Buy Express Holiday Special!

This Holiday season make sure you treat yourself to something as well. With the holiday season upon us I have the chance to offer you this special discount for ONLY the fans here on something Like Life. Eye Buy Express has 20% off for you from now till December 2nd. Don't miss out head to www.eyebuyexpress.com/ to save on your prescription glasses. Make sure at check out you use the code SLL20.

Wordless Wednesday

Save $5.00 on Holiday Tutus!

Every princess needs a tutu. 11/21-11/23 12am EST you can get an adorable tutu just like this one and save $5. Order early for your special princess. Just visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweettigeress01?ref=si_shop

Children's Art Kelly Kit!

Kelly Kits encourage art play using a wide variety of creative tools & materials beyond what coloring books can offer and are the perfect holiday gift for your creative kiddo!  For 72 hours only Kelly Kits is having a site wide sale where all products are 10% off!  Get your favorite little artist a years worth of art kits or a special gift pack with 5 activities that explore the five discipline of art:  Drawing, Painting, Print Making, Collage & Sculpting!

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up

<a href=" http://totsandme.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesday%20Giveaway%20Linky "><img alt="Tots and Me" src="http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt58/kewkewphoto/TuesdayGiveawayLinkup2.jpg" border="0" alt="num2"></a> Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

Pinypon Party with #MommyParties

There is nothing I love more then seeing happy children. Not just mine but the children around me, which is why I really love MommyParties! Recently we received a cute new toy called Pinypon. Pinypon is a mixable, matchable toy full of endless fun. I won't lie when we got this set I was like oh look another cute little doll toy. My daughter went "aww mom look how cute she is!" lol.

Vera Bradley Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Vera Bradley Giveaway!

ToiletTree Fogless Mirror

We all know how frustrating it can be after you get out of the shower when you go to the mirror and it is all fogged up. You wiped it down with your towel and try to hurry though whatever task it was you needed to do. Recently I was introduced to a new product by ToiletTree called the Fogless Shower Mirror. Now you can not only have a mirror that is clean and clear but you can place it in the shower, making shaving, cleansing and tweezing easier to preform. You simply fill the back of the mirror with hot water before use and it will keep it fog free. The soft silicone adhesive makes the hold much more secure then the typical suction cup. I really am enjoying using this product. I am one of those strange people that brushes my teeth in the shower and this really helps me to make sure they get as clean as they can, and I get a whole lot less soap in my eyes.lol I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or serv…

Green Giant Seasoned Steamers #MyBlogSpark

 We all know that vegetables should be a part of every meal. If you are like me though you get tired of the same old boring after boring vegetables. Recently I was given a chance to review a great new line of products from Green Giant, a name we all know and love. Green Giant Seasoned Steamers comes in 6 mouth watering varieties in everything from broccoli to Brussels sprouts. We decided to try the Backyard Grilled Potatoes because we are a heavy potato family. The process was easy I simply put the bag into the microwave and microwaved for the allotted amount of time. In just a couple of minutes we had a nice hot side dish ready to eat with our meal. While these products were very good I would say a bag serves 2 adults. Luckily my children do not eat much so it worked for our family. The taste was very good and I cannot wait to try the other products!
**I received the above mentioned products in order to write a review. Thank you MyBlogSpark and Green Giant for this opportunity.**

Thankful Thursday

This week there is so much to be thankful for! Of course I have my normal news, a great job, wonderful healthy kids, a supportive family and amazing friends! But this week I have some news that EVERYONE should here. At 6 months of age our Vice Principal found out her son had cancer. I couldn't imagine as a parent the way her heart must have hurt. She gave up her position as Vice Principal to do what any mom would have BE THERE. 6 months of Chemo(8 rounds) and yesterday they got the call that brought them to their knees. Their precious little boy was cancer free! Of course he will under go monthly checks and be given more love then he can handle but the joy is just overwhelming today and I couldn't be more thankful to see her face this morning. If you pray please pray he continue to stay cancer free and happy! If any family deserves this miracle it is this family and I am so happy for them :O)

Wordless Wednesday

The Tale of the Tooth Fairy

I don't think there is anyone who cannot remember the joy of losing that tooth and the magic of the tooth Fairy. The Tale of the Tooth Fairy Set is my new must have for anyone with small children. My two youngest really just LOVE reading the story. The Tale of the Tooth Fairy takes you through one small fairies journey as she discovers her place in the fairy world. It shows how she decided to become the tooth fairy and the steps she took to make every child smile.I really must say I love EVERYTHING about this set! The book is brightly illustrated and easy for children to understand, the Tooth Fairy Doll is well made and...well. ADORABLE! It also comes in a sturdy case which looks just like a book and can be easily stored on your book shelf until you and your family get a wiggly tooth ;o) and I am so happy to say we have a very wiggly tooth. Looks like the tooth fairy will soon be visiting our house to bring joy to one little boys face.
I received one or more of the products mentio…

Hallmark Review and Giveaway

Christmas is by far my favorite time of year. We put up our tree as soon as we have filled our bellies with turkey. Like many families our Holiday Season is filled with many traditions and as long as I can remember Hallmark has been a part of those traditions. It was a really big honor for me to be able to review some of their new products this season and share them with my fans. The first product is part of our favorite tradition by far. Every year our family buys a new ornament for our tree. The North Pole Countdown Keepsake Ornament is an exciting new add for us. On December 1st we will start our countdown with the exciting lights, sounds, and motion every evening before bed.The next product I received is promised to be a new and fun tradition in my house. The book "A Visit to the North Pole" is a fun, interactive story book that my kids are really enjoying.Of course reading together is always a great joy but they think it is amazing to hear the book ask them questions. …

Power Wheels Ford F-150 Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Power Wheels Ford F-150 Giveaway! Hosted by Giveaway Promote. Sponsored by BlueSpringsFordParts.com and AccurateAutoAdvice.com. To celebrate the holidays, genuine Ford parts retailer BlueSpringsFordParts.com has partnered with AccurateAutoAdvice.com to give away a brand new Ford F-150! Of course, there's a catch... We're not giving away a full-sized Ford truck. That would be cool, but the people in charge won't let us. So, we're going to give away a Power Wheels F-150 instead. Hopefully, that's still cool. Thanks for entering, and good luck!
Power Wheels Ford F-150 DescriptionDescription from Amazon.com Kids can take off on a real driving adventure in the Power Wheels Ford F-150. With realistic side-view mirrors, built-in windshield, and roomy truck bed, kids will feel like they’re driving a real truck! They can even lift up the hood to find a realistic truck “engine”. Adding to the excitement, the truck’s big, rugged tires make it easy for kids to ta…

OraMD Review and Giveaway

Teeth, teeth, teeth......I really don't think I can even express enough how important a healthy mouth is. Recently I was given the chance to review a new product in dental hygiene. OraMD is a whole mouth product. I know that sounds silly because if you brush your teeth of course your mouth is getting cleaning :OP but stick with me and I'll explain. OraMD is a 4-step process that helps your mouth be as healthy as it can no JUST a tooth cleaner!
Brush twice a day in the morning and evenin using 2-5 drops of OraMD on a toothbrush and brush normally.Floss every evening before brushing – more frequently as needed.
Get any food particles out from between teeth.
Use OraMD as mouthwash twice a day: morning and evening. Just put 2-5 drops into an ounce of water, swish and gargle. This is important to kill the bacteria in the entire mouth including the back of the tongue.
Mid-morning, mid-afternoon and as needed: put 2-5 drops on the tip of the tongue to coat the gum line and teeth t…

Creative Bioscience Final Results and Giveaway!

If you have been following my blog 3 months ago I started an amazing weightloss challenge from Creative Bioscience. If you are a new fan you can read about the challenge HERE and read my previous update HERE. The last 6 weeks have been a struggle with sickness and work but I have maintained this challenge I am so glad I have. I have really seen a noticeable difference in not only the way I look, but the way I feel. Taking the hcg Zero Capsules have been about the only real change in my life.Although the last week I have been regularly working out to, but even that is minimal :O) So anyways the RESULTS! Since I am sure everyone is here to know if it actually works, I am here to tell you that is DOES. Over the course of my 90 day challenge I have lost just over 8 pounds! Best part is that it is a slow steady weight not a rapid weightloss which really gives me confidence that I will indeed be able to maintain this weight. I am slowly  making other changes in my life to make sure of this!…

Think About It Thursday

This week I was thinking.lol I always have things to be thankful for but my husband was listening to a radio show and there was something to think about haha. According to the Mayan calender the world is going to end on December 21st of this year. Well if you are as old as me you have already survived several different people saying it is going to end. So anyways with all of these storms coming through lately and the tragedy it brings with it. Now imagine if we had no weathermen, tall buildings, grocery stores.......what if all these events happened?? In the day of the Mayans it would have certainly meant that the world's end was quickly coming.  Second thought of the week.lol Yeah I know you may think I am crazy by now but go with it! What if you were on a plane and you crashed somewhere that was basically taking you back in time. There is no power, no running water. How long do you think it would take to get to where we are today in society??

Wordless Wednesday

Simply Potatoes Review and Giveaway

 In this house potatoes are served with nearly every dinner. I'm not sure if that is healthy but it sure is tasty! Recently I was given the chance to review a product that was new to me. Simply Potatoes is actually a brand that is much more then just simply potatoes.lol With 5 varieties of mashed potatoes, 9 varieties of cut potatoes, Macaroni and cheese and 3 brand new steam-able potatoes the options for dinner seem almost endless! Unfortunately for me the store was having an amazing sale when I went to pick my products so my options were a little limited, but we found two that my family would love. I made them both with a big Christmas style meal(hams were on sale :OP). First we have the Homestyle Creamy Macaroni and Cheese this was by far the favorite of the two products that we tried. It cooked quickly and easily in a matter of minutes in the microwave. The next product we tried was the Traditional Mashed Potatoes. These were my husband's FAVORITE. Now I have to admit he i…

Dog Trots Globe Book Review & Giveaway

I am not really much of a reader so I try to keep my book reviews to topics I truly enjoy. When I came across the opportunity to review this book I knew it was for me. Dog Trots Globe- To Paris & Provence by Sheron Long is the journey of an adorable Shetland Sheepdog to France. I have never talked about my childhood but growing up I had always had a sheltie, and my mother still has several. Growing up a military brat we also got to travel the globe. Of course as a child I never thought about the world through my dogs eyes, so every page of this book brought a smile to my face as I thought back to my beloved childhood friend and what he must have thought on all of our trips and moves. This book was really well written and you can almost feel like you understand what the dog must have had going on in his mind. The pictures are also very vivid and fun, they help to set the scene and of course show us the cute doggy the whole time. I couldn't find a picture of my childhood friend …

Purex Plus Oxi

We all have to do it whether we like it or not. Yep LAUNDRY, well you know the routine, treat, soak, wash and dry. Wellrecently I was given the chance to review a product from Purex called Purex Plus Oxi. With three enzymes it can fight over 101 different stains and leave a fresh scent. It can even be used as a pre-treater.  I really enjoyed using this new detergent it got my children's socks back to the white color they were suppose to be.lol It also easily cleaned my husbands work jeans. Now I did this review as part of a blogger program through Purex Insiders and it did come with a contest. However after learning a local family had lost everything they had in a house fire last week I polled my readers and we decided those coupons were best served to that needy family. They are so grateful to Purex and my readers for deciding to help them by donating these products and their two beautiful children and now living with family and trying to rebuild. Thank you for being so understand…

20 Second Fitness

It really is just that time in my life where I am thinking about getting old.lol In January I will turn 30 and as much as I love my mother, and hope this is the one post she doesn't read, I don't want to end up looking like her. So I have really got into being more and more healthy and taking better care of myself. If you are like me though you don't want healthy to mean HOURS in the gym. Frankly with 3 children I don't have the time to spend those hours in the gym, so when looking for something that I could fit in I found 20 Second Fitness.  Now think about it, no one likes to work out right?!? Well anyone can do 20 seconds of ANYTHING! Surprisingly I got my husband in on this workout routine which is great because well, he is already over 30.lol After a week of using it we are both seeing more energy! Now if you are skeptical like he was let me tell you, while it is only 20 seconds of an activity it does last 4-12 minutes a day. From day one my entire body has had an…

Scunci Flower Bendini

Wow I never realize how bad I am at being girly till I get new products to review. Recently I was given the chance to review new Scunci Flower Bendini hair clips. We received some really cute off white flowers and my daughter was super eager to try them on. After many attempts I couldn't figure out how to get them to stay in her hair so I went to Scunci.com and figure out some directions. After that I felt stupid and we had them put in within seconds.lol These were very well made and despite me misusing them and being worn by a 5 year old they show no wear :O)Make sure to stop by Facebook and Twitter for more fun and great ideas for your hair. **I received the above mentioned product in order to write a review. All views expressed are that of my own and were in no way influenced.**

Thankful Thursday

What a week, what a week! As the children in school spin out of control with their Halloween sugar highs I am digging deep for something to be thankful for.lol When I took this job I knew I wanted to work with children, I had never before dealt with children with disabilities. I have to say this job has changed my life! Only 9 weeks into school my path in life has taken a turn. Even on my worst days the children I work with bring me so much joy. So today I am thankful for the blessing in life that most people consider burdens :O) Being called mom all day long because you are a female and they cannot express their need for your attention any other way. I'm so thankful for the simple innocence that is the special needs child. Of course I am also thankful for a loving supportive husband and amazing children. I hope everything today is feeling as thankful as I am! Plus tomorrow is Friday!