Monday, October 29, 2012

Spooky Halloween Statistics (infographic)

       As a child I remember warnings from my parents about poisoned Halloween candy and razor blades found in apples. My friends would sit at the lunch table and discuss a "stories" that they "heard", from their parents, about a friend of the family whose child died either from eating the poisoned candy or swallowing the razor blade that was hidden in the apple. All because they ate the candy before their parents thoroughly looked it over. One friend would always say "I don't know of one child who would eat an apple when they are holding a bag of candy." 

        Sometimes the full candy review would took days. Of course my parents picked out their favorite candy and threw away half of the rest. But as a child I was just happy to be allowed to eat candy. A few friends wouldn't even get to eat any candy. Their parents would take their trick or treat bag to work, either at a hospital or doctor's office, to get the candy x rayed for pins and razor blades.   

       While checking your child's Halloween is still a good idea, there are more scary things to worry about. Lead-based face paint, obesity, and diabetes are the real "dangers" this Halloween.

       What things are you worried about this Halloween?Spooky Halloween Statistics [infographic]

Top Halloween Costumes of 2012 (infographic)

Still haven't decided on a Halloween costume yet? This infographic from lists the top 10 costumes for adults, kids, and pets. Every year more and more Americans celebrate Halloween. This year, 170 million people will spend $80 on their Halloween costumes, candy, and decor.

This year my family members will be dressing as superheros and Star Wars characters. What will costume will you be wearing?

Top Halloween costumes for adults, kids and pets in 2012 – Infographic
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Laugh This Halloween With Ecards

Hurricane Sandy Halloween
"I hope Hurricane Sandy helps you justify your normal Halloween routine of sitting on your ass eating stockpiles of candy."
Mischief Night
"If the economy doesn't improve, we may need to commit real crimes this Mischief Night."

Donald Trump Halloween
"This Halloween, may your Donald Trump wig look just as unrealistic as Donald Trump's"
thin costume
"I'm looking for a costume that makes me look thin."
Halloween fruit
"You strike me as one of those people who hands out fruit on Halloween."
too cool for halloween
"Wondering if you know whether we're too cool to dress up for Halloween."
Halloween stores
"The scariest part of Halloween is the people who work at Halloween stores."

Happy Halloween! Hope that you get more treats than tricks. is great site for free, funny ecards for any occasion under the sun. from important to utterly pointless. Send a greeting for birthdays, flirting, friendship, workplace themed, holidays,  and more. You can also create your own greeting by selecting a background color and picture then adding your own text. You can send an ecard to anyone. Come back and share your favorite ecards with me.  

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mia Mariu Makeup

Mia Mariu is a Texas based company that manufactures natural health and beauty products. Mia Mariu products are exclusively through independent advisers and online. Mia Mariu's mineral makeup is light weight and long lasting. Their liquid, cream, and loose foundation match your complexion for a flawless look. The mineral makeup is infused with nourishing vitamins, botanicals, minerals, antioxidants, and peptides. They are fantastic for your skin and don't clog your pores.

I selected Perfecting Finish Mineral Liquid Foundation in Vanilla,  Magic Satin, and Mineral Eye Shadow Duo in Valle Dorado from their online catalog to review. I wanted to try out some of Mia Mariu's famous products. Initially I was worried that I would select the wrong color makeup, but their shade finder helped me select the correct shade for my skin tone.

About Their Makeup


Perfecting Finish Mineral Liquid Foundation is an oil free, hydrating foundation that offers all-day coverage. Natural Minerals, Green Tea, Lecithin, Vitamins A & E illuminates and nurtures your skin. The end result is an age-minimizing foundation that leaves the complexion with an even skin tone and a flawless all-day refined finish even in hot temperatures and humidity. The Perfecting Finish Mineral Liquid Foundation is suitable for all skin types. (1 fl. oz.) Price $25


The Illuminating Magic Satin is the applied final touch for your makeup. It gives your skin a beautiful glow.  Magic Satin is made with Oats and Shea Butter providing your skin with a calming effect while revealing a healthy look anytime. Illuminating Magic Satin  can be used on cheekbones, as an eye shadow base,  over lips and décolleté. (2.5 g) price $17


The Mineral Eye Shadow Duo is made with pure minerals and luxurious color pigments. This makeup glides on gently and lasts for hours without smudging, fading or creasing. You can also use the shadow duo to define your brows with natural silky color. I chose the shade of Valle Dorado. I found that this shade of eyeshadow was very versitile and could be worn during the day or night and even everyday. The nutural tone make my blue eyes pop.  (2.8 g). Price $18

I love the idea of using natural skin care that is of a professional quality. Overall I felt that my skin glowed and looked beautiful when wearing Mia Mariu’s makeup. Even though I was wearing makeup, my skin looked very natural and radiant. Visit Mia Mariu’s website and take a look at their collection. What products would you like to try?

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Review

Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist
Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist

Don't you love to walk in the door and be greeted by sweet and pleasant aromas? Like an apple pie baking in the oven, even if there isn't one baking? I do. Air freshener cans and plugins are ugly and the sight of them tells your guests that your home doesn't always smell this nice.  Glad's new collection, Expressions Fragrance, solves the problem of the ugly air freshener by designing a chic and modern holders that are supposed to be displayed and not hidden.

Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist comes in a refillable stylish holder with a removable label. Once the label is removed, a white carafe shaped holder is revealed It is intended to be left out on the table, counter, or toilet so that is always available to use.

Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist is available in 4 designer fragrances; Cotton & Italian Mandarin, Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice, Lavender & Juniper Berry, and Pineapple & Mangosteen. I purchased Cotton & Italian Mandarin Expressions Fragrance Mist with notes of cotton, citrus, honeydew, and sandalwood. One spray of the mist thoroughly refreshes the air, eliminating any foul odors from trash, diapers, and even the litter box. For stronger odors spray a few times more. 

Using this air freshener is easy. There isn't any buttons or knobs to turn. Just squeeze the neck of the bottle of Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist to release a long lasting mist of fragrance. You can also refill the holder with your favorite Glade fragrance. 

My husband commented on the fragrance of our home after returning home from work one night. Hours had passed since I had sprayed it to cover up the cookie that had burned when fallen off the tray onto the oven floor. I was impressed that he could still smell it and so glad that he couldn't smell the burnt cookie. The Cotton & Italian Mandarin fragrance is very nice and light. It is not too sweet or overpowering. It is more of a natural scent.

The Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist is also perfect to keep near the front door in case of unexpected guests stop by. Their light fragrance greets your visitors with a nice welcome. 

Since my initial purchase of the Fragrance Mist, I have not been able to find it in stock at my local retailers. I guess that I'm not the only one who loves the Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist's look and fragrance. Glade Expressions Fragrance line is new and not all retail stores carry it yet or carry all of the scents. The Expressions Fragrance line will have a place in my home, especially around the holidays. 

You can purchase Glade’s Expressions Fragrance Mist at your local grocery, mass retailer or drugstore  Try Expressions Fragrance Mist, Glade's first refillable fragrance mist today. 

For more information about these products please visit Glade's Website, Facebook Page, or follow them on Twitter.

I received a product sample, coupon, collateral or other special premium from BzzAgent.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Keep Your Baby Warm -JJ Cole Infant Bundle Me Giveaway

Sweet Pea Savings has teamed up with and a Bunch of great bloggers to bring you this amazing giveaway! is giving away a JJ Cole Infant Original Bundle Me Thermaplush In Navy! Its getting to that time of year where the weather is changing, so this is going to be a giveaway!
The quilted outer nylon of the Urban Bundle Me protects against wind and rain, while the rich inner micro-suede adds style and warmth.

The  JJ Cole Infant Original Bundle Me is so easy to use, just zip up to keep your baby warm and dry. It is so much better than using a blanket. It never falls off your baby or it never impedes with straps on car seats or strollers. Living in New England, the Bundle Me was needed to keep my babies warm all.  
  • Use with car seats, strollers, and joggers
  • Wind and water resistant
  • Machine washable
  • Removable top for easy temperature control
  • Crash tested- FMVSS 213
  • Allows safety straps to rest directly on child
This giveaway will begin 10/22 at 12:01 and end on 11/06 at 12:01 (eastern). It’s a 2 weeks long so if you can’t get to the entries at once, just come back later! And there are entries you can complete daily so you can rack up the entries!
All entries will be verified!
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Superheroes Featured In Breast Cancer Detection Ads

Wonder Woman

Female Superheroes Featured in Breast Cancer Detection Ads

Associação da Luta Contra o Cancer (ALCC) in Mozambique uses female superheroes in their ad campaign to promote self breast examinations for breast cancer prevention. These ads depict torsos of Wonder Woman, She-HulkStorm, and Catwoman performing breast examinations.


The ad copy states:

"Nobody’s immune to breast cancer. When we talk about breast cancer there are no women or super women. Everybody has to do self-examination monthly. Fight with us against the enemy and, when in doubt, talk to you doctor."

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and these ads are a clever way to grab your attention and remind you of the importance of self-breast exams. The Heroines' ads were originally published back in 2011.


Photo Credits:
Advertising Agency: DDB, Maputo, Mozambique
Creative Directors: Anderson Lima, Zeca de Oliveira
Creatives: Sara Vale, Christiano Vendramine, Erick Vasconcelos
Illustrator: Maísa Chaves
Graphic producers: Faruk Issufo, Mauro Mussagy
Planner: Cristiana Oliveira
Accounts: Vasco Rocha, Christine Ramela, Fernanda Neves
Media: Khida Ismael
Published: December 2011

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Creating Holiday Memories With A New Fujifilm FinePix Digital Camera - Giveaway

camera giveaway

Welcome to the Creating Holiday Memories Giveaway Event!

Giveaway ends October 28th at 11:59pm
Hosted by Mom Blog Society

The Fujifilm FinePix S4250 14MP Digital Camera is versatile and functional camera. The Fujinon lenses are the same type commonly used in TV, film, surveillance, compact cameras, and even in satellites in outer space. Fujifilm offers a 24mm wide angle and 24x optical zoom for high precision optic and technology. The lens elements have been specially treated with multilayer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating), the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and by professional who use large-format camera lenses. This treatment guarantees clear image quality by reducing ghosting and lens flare. The powered 24x zoom features smooth 42-step zoom control, giving you the ability to frame every shot with precision accuracy. Overall the Fujifilm FinePix S4250 14MP Digital Camera promises a sensational shooting experience and a lifetime of beautiful phographed memories.

One lucky reader will receive an Fujifilm FinePix S4250 Digital Camera!

Giveaway ends October 28th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Look Good Feel Better #PinItToGiveIt

Pin It to give it

Every time you "Repin" an image from the Elizabeth Arden Pin It To Give it board, a product will be donated to Look Good Feel Better.

       In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Elizabeth Arden has launched a ‘Pin It To Give It’ campaign. For every image repinned on Elizabeth Arden's #PinItToGiveIt Pinterest Board, one eyeliner (up to 10,000 total products) will be donated to Look Good Feel Better. The mission of the public service program Look Good Feel Better is to improve the self-esteem and quality of life to those who are undergoing cancer treatment. 

       Participation is easy. Visit the #PinItToGiveIt Pinterest Board and repin any image with the hashtag #PinItToGiveIt. 1 repin = 1 product donation #PinItToGiveIt. I hope that you will join me in supporting those undergoing cancer treatment.

For more information about Look good Feel Better please visit their website

Has cancer impacted your life or someone close to you? Please let me know of any other similar programs.Thank you.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

The iPad 3 Generation Giveaway Event - Perfect For Your "Mom Bag"


Welcome to the iPad3 Holiday Giveaway Event!

This Giveaway runs October 4th- November 1st. 

Hosted by Mom Blog Society
Special thanks to our lovely co-hosts Mom to Bed by 8, Thinking Outside The Sandbox, Moms Living Thrifty, Love It,and Food N Service for their help bringing this giveaway to life!

Apple iPad Wi-Fi 16 GB – 3rd generation

Technology is all around us. It is a necessary tool in areas such as communication, education, and marketing. If you are anything like me, than you love taking photos, reading books, and surfing the web. Since my "mom purse" is usually overflowing and already weighs a ton, I can't carry my laptop, camera, and a book with me all at once. An iPad would be an convenient solution to this problem. 
Apple's newest iPad is the iPad 3 Generation. 

The iPad 3 Generation features the Retina display  a 2048-by-1536 resolution, 44-percent greater color saturation, and an astounding 3.1-million pixels – in the same 9.7-inch space. That’s four times the number of pixels in iPad and a million more than an HDTV. Take amazing photos and videos using the 5 Megapixel iSight Camera; 1080p Video Recording. iPad 3Generation also features Apple iOS 5; Dual-Core A5X Chip with Quad-Core Graphics. Connect with Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 16 GB Capacityes. 1 x Headphones – Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x Docking / port replicator – 30-pin dock connector are also included.Finally the iPad 3 Generation battery lasts up to 10 hours and weighs only 1.44 lbs.

With all of these great features, who wouldn't want to win a iPad 3 Generation? Enter this giveaway now!

One lucky reader will receive an iPad 3 Generation {16Gb, Wi-Fi}!

Giveaway ends November 1st at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

PackAways Reusable Storage Boxes

 Plastic Reusable Storage Boxes

Plastic Reusable Storage Boxes 
PackAway offers one of a kind storage solutions. Their products collapse so that they are easily stored when they are not in use. Packaways can be reused hundreds of times because they are made of corrugated plastic. Your items will store nicely in these containers. 

Directions are easy. Pressing on the opposing corners causes the bottom to automatically folds into place. They wipe-away panels let you reuse the boxes multiple times. 

PackAway gives you the main convenience of cardboard moving boxes with added bonuses. There is no tape required to set up your PackAway box. A Packaways box can be used over and over again and it will still hold it's shape. Empty boxes or bins just take up space when they are not being used, but PackAway boxes store neatly and flat. PackAways are made from corrugated plastic which protects its contents from water and humidity. Finally, PackAways come in 4 bright colors, white, hot pink, blue, and lime green. You can purchase different colors to distinguish between different contents. For example each color could represent each season, member of your household, or rooms of your house. 
packaways storage boxes

Packaways are ideal for anyone especially mothers, college students, and  newlyweds. I wish I knew about Packaways sooner. 

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Little Tikes Secret Garden Playhouse Giveaway

The Secret Garden Playhouse Giveaway

The Little Tikes Secret Garden Playhouse will provide hours of fun for your child. This well- designed playhouse can be played with year round since it can be kept indoors or outdoors. Each side offers a different dimension of fun and endless possibilities of creative play. Inside the Secret Garden, children can play as servers of cakes, buns, and other eatables or sit outside and pretend to be a customer make the purchase. A canopy over the table offers shade to the pretend play customers. There is even a battery-operated doorbell to alert the server.

You can enter the Little Tikes Secret Garden Playhouse from the working "dutch" door and through a crawl-through garden gate. There is even a play sink with faucet for cleanup time. With all these features, the Secret Garden playhouse boosts children's imaginations through creative play and helps develop social skills while learning good manners.

Little Tikes Secret Garden Playhouse Features:

  • Built-in table with stool
  • Awning over the table for shade
  • Working "dutch" door and doorbell
  • Crawl-through garden gate
  • Built-in role play features
  • Play sink with faucet
  • Assembly required
  • Dimensions: 36"L x 84"W x 65"H

One lucky reader will receive the Little Tikes Secret Garden Playhouse!