Tuesday, July 31, 2012


 Is there anything better than absolutely FREE stuff?  (Answer....NO!)
I have ordered these, several times; for expectant mothers and let me tell ya, they are an absolute favorite of all that own them.  I am not quite sure how I ever raised my 2 boys without these while they were young.  Trying to adjust your undergarments, hold a crying baby and look calm, cool and collected, all while attempting to make a blanket stay in place and not fall and expose your "business" beneath is no easy feat!  These are a godsend! 


Free Nursing Covers at UdderCovers.com!

Use Promo Code "BREASTFEEDING2012" at uddercovers.com TODAY!

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

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These Products make great gifts.
Selections dwindle quickly, so get yours today!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

The "Do's & Don'ts" of Beach Fashion

 "Dos and Don'ts" of Beach Fashion

Beach fashion is in style all summer long, especially here in San Diego,  but follow these rules to pull the look off flawlessly!

Do: Wear feminine, flirty sandals. A sandal with decorative stones or a metallic sheen can instantly dress up any summery outfit while keeping those tootsies cool.
Don't: Wear flip flops or foam sandals with a platform. These belong at home or on the beach only. The chunkier and more casual the sandal, the less flattering it is to the wearer. If you need height, try a sandal with a cork wedge or a pair of flirty sling-back heels—but on solid ground, not the sand.

Do: Choose a pair of flattering shorts or a shirt. The cut should hit anywhere between mid-thigh to just below the knee. Much longer, and calves look less shapely. Too much shorter, and it runs the risk of indecency. Long, flowing skirts are perfectly appropriate for the beach. Miniskirts aren't—unless they're part of your swimsuit, or worn as a suit cover-up.
Don't: Choose shorts that are overly embellished. Sequins, feathering, overly-contrasted washing, bedazzling, and other bold accents can be a huge distraction. You should wear your clothes—your clothes shouldn't wear you! If you want detail, go for a colorful print or pattern.

Do: Wear a wide-brimmed floppy hat, particularly one with a ribbon detail. It'll keep the sun off your neck and make a lovely fashion statement.
Don't: Wear it indoors! If it's too wide, you'll run the risk of knocking something off a shelf—or blocking other people's views.  (This does not apply if you're here in Del Mar at the horseraces this month however.  In that case, the bigger the better!)

Do: Go for colors, especially bright corals, teals, and any range of seafoam green or blue.
Don't: Go for all-black. Beach fashion is about lightness and keeping it floaty, so don’t let dark colors weigh down the look. Black swimsuits are perfectly appropriate and slimming, but be sure to pair them with some brighter accessories. Keep in mind, a black swimsuit paired with a black sarong, paired with a black floppy hat, paired with black-rimmed sunglasses—that look starts looking a little funereal. Play up the color, and have fun doing it.

Do: Protect your hair. When you'll be spending the day in the sun, make sure you get it with some conditioner before leaving the shower. It'll help protect your hair against sun damage.
Don't: Forget a sweater or windbreaker. It can get chilly out there in the wind!

What’s your favorite way to show off beach fashion at home?


More Great Freebies....

This is another great website that you can register with to receive free products to try out and give your reviews of.  Quick and fun to do, especially if you don't mind filling out a survey here and there.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

PRODUCT TESTING - So Many Links, So LIttle Time!

This is quite a long list but if you want to try and get some stuff to review and test out for free these links are the place to start. Check these links out and see if any of these companies or websites interest you. They all have been known to send out products for their panelists to try so it might be worth your time to sign up for some of them or all of them!

My Favorites:________________product testing

Sign up to be an Influenster and get boxes of products to try out!
Sign up to test products for Bodycology

Sign up for Kraft First Taste
Sign up  to become an All You Reality Checker from All You magazine.
Sign up to be a “mom tester” for Parenting magazine.
Sign up to join BzzAgent
Sign up  for MomSelect
Sign up  for VocalPoint (they send you a lot of samples and products to try.) Surprises show up at my door from them all the time!
Sign up to join the Generation Mom network at Kids II (baby & toddler products like Baby Einstein)
Sign up  for General Mills product testing (Pssst!)
Sign up for product testing from SheSpeaks
Sign up to hold House Parties for HouseParty.com
Sign up for House Partypalooza for Child’s Play (this is just for moms).

All the Rest:_________________

Sign up  to be part of Allure magazines expert panel to receive samples of products to try out before they even hit the stores.
Sign up to join Tryology – you must be willing to do video reviews of the products they send you.
Sign up for McCormmick Consumer Testing
Sign up here for Smile.ly
Sign up for the Buzz Club for Cosmo magazine
Sign upto be a Soft Scrub Captain (not taking applicants at this time)
Sign up to be a Nailene product tester
Sign up for the Coffee Mate Brew Crew.
Sign up to possibly get some “cool stuff” from Skintimate.
Sign up for Johnson & Johnson’s friends and Neighbors product testing.
Sign up for the Mills Advisory Panel.
Sign up to be a New Balance Shoe tester (long complicated form)
Sign up for the Pringles National Advisory Panel
Sign up to become part of the Nesquik Shakers
Sign up to join the Kashi product testing panel
Sign up to join the Brilo Consumer Advisory Panel.

Enjoy! =)


Monday, July 23, 2012

House-Friendly HEALTHY Cleaning Products, and more!

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Everybody have a great day!

Monday, July 16, 2012


Free summer bowling for kids at AMF Eagle Lanes!

All you do is find the AMF website and register.  Each week, you print out new vouchers and they are good 7 days a week until 8 p.m.  You rent the shoes, or bring your own if you've got 'em. 

Once you register, you log on and find this:

AMF Summer Unplugged 

Bring it along and have some fun!


FREE MOVIES at the Krikorian All Summer!

To make your theather locations easier, in addition to the Edwards Regal Cinemas offering $1 movies every Tuesday AND Wednesday, the Krikorian Theaters are also offering $1 (and some locations, FREE) movies on Tuesday mornings!  Check out the schedule below:

Krikorian Premiere Theatres is excited to announce the return of kid's movies throughout the Summer! Every Tuesday from June 19th through August 21st, Krikorian locations will be hosting the 2012 Summer Kids Series, a 10 week series of kid's movies that are fun for the whole family. Two showings per day will be available at 10:00AM & 12:30PM.
Tickets are $1.00 (Buena Park Metroplex 18 tickets are Free - sponsored by Buena Park Downtown & Vista Metroplex 15 tickets are Free - sponsored by The Super Dentists) and are the same price for adults and children. Seating will be first come, first serve so be sure to arrive early to get the best possible seats. Tickets will be on sale** in the coming weeks so please continue to check back to order your tickets in advance!
For a listing of our 2012 Summer Kids Series schedule:

For more information about  your preferred Krikorian location or to print out a schedule, please click on the following links:
8290 La Palma Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 826-7469 (SHOW)
8540 Whittier Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
(562) 205-3456 (FILM)
8200 3rd St.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 622-3999
340 N Eureka St
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 793-6393
410 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 305-7469 (SHOW)
641-B Camino de Los Mares
San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 661-7469 (SHOW)
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 945-7469 (SHOW

$1 Movies This Summer at Regal Theaters

June 6 to August 22, 2012 – Enjoy Family Friendly Movies for $1 at Regal & Edwards Cinemas

Climb aboard and enjoy a great selection of family friendly films this summer during Regal Cinemas’ Summer Movie Express 2012 (formerly the Regal Cinemas’ Free Family Film Festival). During this summer film festival, select Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am (note: some theatres offer movies on Thursdays also).
This family friendly Film Festival is back for another summer of family entertainment! This year’s line up of one dollar movies includes instant family favorites such as Hugo, Dolphin Tale, Puss in Boots, Adventures of Tin Tin, Rango, Smurfs and Chimpanzee.
Since 1991, Regal has hosted special summertime entertainment for families to enjoy and to foster a love of movie-going in each new generation. A portion of the proceeds from the Summer Movie Express will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute. Will Rogers uses the money to fund the institute’s mission in the areas of medical research and health education. The Regal Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity established by Regal Entertainment Group, also provides monetary grants to local Boys & Girls Clubs to bring club members to the Summer Movie Express.
The Summer Movie Express Film Festival runs for approximately nine consecutive Tuesdays and Wednesdays (and Thursdays at select theaters) starting Tuesday, June 6, 2012 and ending Thursday, August 22, 2012 (start and end dates vary from theater to theater). Movies start at 10:00 am and tickets are available exclusively at the theater’s box office on the day of the show. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity. In addition to the $1.00 films, many theaters will have other exciting events, displays and demonstrations during the Film Festival.
The following San Diego area Regal and Edwards Cinemas will be hosting the one dollar movies:
  • Chula Vista: Regal Rancho Del Rey Stadium 16 – 1025 Tierra Del Rey, Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • El Cajon: Edwards Rancho San Diego Stadium 15 – 2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, CA 92019
  • El Cajon: Regal Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 &IMAX – 405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Escondido: Regal Escondido Stadium 16 &IMAX – 350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
  • Mira Mesa: Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 &IMAX – 10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126
  • Oceanside: Regal Oceanside Stadium 16 – 401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • San Marcos: Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18 – 1180 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92069
Each theater has a different line-up for movies so be sure to check out their individual websites for the listings.  All begin at 10 a.m. and you need to allow at least 20 minutes to find a seat and settle in.  And enjoy the show!