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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Makes Me Happy - and Hungry

Fall is officially here at our house. Last week, we cleaned, put out the Fall decorations, and made Fall-inspired meals.
 
 
I opened up the basement storage room to find the goody-filled tub labeled "Fall." I always like that feeling I get when I look at the decorations from years past, almost forgetting this piece and that. It's like opening up presents, when I think to myself, "I remember this! I love this!"
 
I removed most of the bird themed decor where I planned to change things up, and replaced them with the treasures in my tub.
 
A snapshot of some of my shelves
 
 
The top of the entertainment center

 
 
My favorite season brings apples on our tree, yummy comforting meals and a real sense of calmness. The colors on the leaves and the overcast weather make me want to be productive. I can't say enough about Fall. We're like "this" [fingers crossed]. :)
 
Here is a new recipe I tried last week. It was amazing. If you love vegetables, especially delicious Fall squash, this one is perfect for you. Just take my recipe and run with it. Add your favorite veggies, if you're feeling adventurous! I found the recipe from Kraft recipes, and changed it up how I wanted it.
 
CHICKEN & PARMESAN VEGGIES
 
 
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
1/4 cup Italian Dressing
1 zucchini, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions
1 cup mixed vegetables (I used a combo of green beans, corn, carrots and peas)
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes (I actually used some of my husband's home-grown cherry tomatoes. He had placed them in a bag in the freezer, and I let them thaw a few minutes, halved them and removed the peels)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
HEAT large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cover with lid. Cook 5 to 7 min. on each side or until done (165ºF). Transfer to platter; cover to keep warm.
ADD dressing, zucchini and onions to skillet; cook on medium heat 4 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.  Stir in mixed veggies and return chicken to skillet for 4 min. or until vegetables are heated through. Stir in tomatoes; cook 1 to 2 min. or until heated through.
TOP with cheese and serve.


...Then go make an apple pie to go along with it. I'm off to harvest apples from the front yard!
 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

$200 Instant Bucks Amazon Giveaway

Welcome to the $200 Instant Bucks Amazon Giveaway!

Thank you for stopping by another fabulous event hosted by,
Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa! This time we bring you the $200 Instant Bucks Amazon Giveaway!
Check out our wonderful co-hosts Parsimonious Pash, SmartySaver, Colleen's Book Nook,
We would also like to thank every blogger that is taking part in this event!
We couldn't do this without everyone! Thank you to all our fabulous readers for allowing us to bring you these awesome events! It's because of you that we do what we do day in and day out! A HUGE Thank You to our Amazing Readers!

I know I could DEFINATELY put $200 to good use on Amazon. They always offer so many things I love to purchase, and things I need. I've ordered everything from diapers to electronics, housewares to clothing on Amazon.com and it's always been a great experience. Good luck, readers!
 
About our Sponsor: Instant Bucks - If you haven't heard of Instant Bucks, keep reading and we'll fill you in! Instant Bucks launched in May 2012 in Southern California. Instant Bucks is a consumer loyalty site that offers amazing rewards for completing research surveys, online shopping and so much more! They strive to bring you new daily opportunities to earn online rewards and save money. Instant Bucks is an online community that rewards you for doing things you're already doing online. Why not get rewarded? With Instant Bucks you'll earn online rewards for completing tasks such as:
  • Easy Surveys
  • Watching Videos
  • Sampling Products
  • Shopping Online
  • Coupon Clipping
There's a variety of ways for you to earn online rewards. They also offer a fast turnaround on rewards and plenty of opportunities for you to earn those awesome rewards. As a member of the Instant Bucks Community you'll:
  • Earn virtual currency called "Instant Bucks"
  • Refer family and friends and earn. There's no limit on what you can earn from referrals
  • No limits on reward redemption
  • High paying offers
Once you build up your "Instant Bucks" you'll be able to trade them in for great prizes such as:
  • Gift Cards - Wal-Mart, Amazon, Restaurant and more!
  • Hotel Stays
  • Airlines
  • PayPal Cash
  • Shopping
  • iTunes
  • Coupons
A special thanks to Instant Bucks for making this event possible! They're generously offering one lucky person the chance to win a $200 Amazon Gift Code! Thanks, Instant Bucks! About the Giveaway Giveaway will run September 1, 2012 12:01am EST - October 1, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. One lucky person will have a chance to win $200 Amazon Gift Code, must be at least 18 years old to enter, and is open to US residents. To enter use the Rafflecopter form below, GOOD LUCK! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer:  Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique is not responsible for shipment of prize, nor did I accept any form of payment to promote this event. All entries will be verified.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SodaStream Giveaway

Welcome to the SodaStream Giveaway

This awesome event is hosted by,

and sponsored by SodaSteam

Thanks to our wonderful co-hosts, Inspiration CAN be Found EVERYWHERE, Oh! My Heartsie,

I desperately want one of these! You have NO idea! I would use it all day, every day. I would even carbonate my orange juice! :) Good luck.


Jenn's Blah Blah Blog was lucky enough to recently review an awesome SodaSteam machine. Please feel free to read full Jenn's Blah Blah Blog's SodaSteam Review. One lucky person will receive the Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit. Fountain Jet - Soda Starter Kit This awesome kit is valued at $99.95, you can also take a quick peak at it HERE Kit includes:
  • Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
  • 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
  • Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
  • Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
  • 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice
Giveaway will run from 8/20 at 12:01am EST and end on 9/15 at 11:59pm EST, must be 18 years or older to enter. This giveaway is open to US residents only, SodaSteam can only ship within the continental US.  
Disclaimer:  Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique received no payment for posting this event, nor is it responsible for shipment of prize. The prize will be shipped from the sponsor. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, August 16, 2012

LuckyLu Creations Review {Plus a giveaway!}

Recently, I was given the opportunity to sample some products from LuckyLu Creations.


LuckyLu Creations offers beautiful handmade greeting cards, invitations, cupcake toppers, banners, party favor tags and more. They also offer personalized product tags, iron on fabric tags, sew on fabric tags, mini thank you cards and logo stickers. LuckyLu Creations uses CPSIA complaint materials for their fabric labels. All items found at LuckyLu Creations are made in a smoke-free home.

I was ecstatic when Kara Dowling, owner of LuckyLu Creations, offered to let me review some of the products she sells. She sent a great selection of items that included a 15 pack set of Hand Colored and Glittered Cupcake Tags, sew on fabric labels displaying my company logo, and foldover fabric labels displaying my company logo. Since my primary business is running a crochet shop, Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique, I have wanted to try out fabric labels for my products for quite some time!


The tags arrived in a cute, individual plastic bag with the LuckyLu Creations logo sticker on front. This sticker is an adorable example of the logo stickers she makes custom for any company. The labels arrived safely wrapped in a manila envelope, ready for use! I was stoked!

The Glittery Cupcake Tags were sent as a pack of 15, with five fun cupcake designs. The back of the tags say "To:" and "From:" with plenty of space for you to write in the lucky recipient's name. The front of the tags display super cute cupcakes that Kara has taken the time to hand color and hand glitter. That's right...she does it ALL by hand! I can only imagine the amount of time this takes, especially since the tags are immaculate! They are made of such nice quality paper. They are not at all flimsy. And they hang from fun lengths of baker's twine, adding to their charm.

My new fabric labels printed out beautifully. Like I said before, I have wanted labels for quite a long time, but didn't know where to purchase them. And seeing how most of the companies I had researched only offer labels in large quantities, I wasn't ready to purchase something without really knowing how they would turn out. Having a sample in my hands really helps me make my decision. I will be buying my labels from LuckyLu Creations from now on.

 I was given TEN sizing options, which I thought was incredible. All I had to do was figure out how large or small I wanted my labels to be. Below is a list Kara gave me of all the size options for the labels. Kara writes, "Here's an estimate of how many labels fit per sheet, this number is subject to change based on the seam allowance you prefer. Other sizes are available, please just ask. Fold-over labels are the same price, however the quantity will be cut in half to account for the extra fabric needed for the other half of label. The quantity per sheet may change slightly depending on the amount of seam allowance you prefer.

20 labels 2 x 2 in size
28 labels 2 x 1.5 in size
30 labels 1.5 x 1.5 in size
32 labels 1.75 x 1.25 in size
30 labels 2 x 1 in size
48 labels 1.25 x 1.25 in size
50 labels 1.5 x 1 in size
65 labels 1.5 x 0.75 in size
80 labels 1 x 1 in size
80 labels 1.5 x 0.50 in size"

For both the regular and foldover sew-ons, I chose to go with the 1.5" x 0.75" size with a 1/4" seam allowance. After grabbing my measuring tape, I visualized these to be around the size I wanted. I was worried anything smaller might not be large enough to read. My fears were unfounded though, as the labels are extremely high quality and completely legible, and would probably be fine even a little smaller. The mind-blowing fact is that they are only $10 per sheet! So for the amount of regular labels that fit with my logo at the chosen size, they end up only $0.25 cents per label, and only $0.42 cents per foldover label! So worth it! And Kara sells these by the sheet, instead of in huge batch requirements.

As I'm terrible at cutting a straight line, I enlisted my trusty rotary cutter and cutting mat for the job. The labels were easy to cut, as the fabric is the perfect stiffness to cut cleanly. I folded my labels, ironed them on a low heat setting for a clean look, and went to sewing them on by hand with a needle and thread.

I knew the first item I would label would be one of my daughter's favorite hats. I love this pink hat on her, and think it is so neat that I can now label the kids' items with anything I dream up. I'm actually thinking of having Kara print some labels that say, "Made by Mom," or "Crocheted with Love by Amanda." How fun is it that I can make all types of homemade clothing and accessories for my kids, and have them labeled forever! These labels turn my handmade items into even more cherished keepsakes.


The result? My daughter's hat is now tagged! I absolutely love how it turned out! I can't quit looking at it and thinking about how this label tells the world that I made this hat. The final step to consider is laundering. Kara gave me specific instructions for washing items that are donned with my new labels. She let me know that she has done a colorfast treatment on the labels. The fabric company instructs using caution with detergent, and that it is best to hand wash the labels. This works out fine for me. Since my items are crocheted, I always suggest handwashing my items.

Kara said that in her experience of working with and selling the labels, she hasn't had any personal issues with using detergent on them, but that machine washing should be done on the gentle cycle. Although, she doesn't recommend using a heavy duty cycle, with vigorous or heavy agitation, as this could affect the design printed on the labels. I absolutely love my new labels and plan to purchase more in the future from LuckyLu Creations. Check out some of my other favorite items, found in Kara's Etsy shop.

The Supergirl Mini Lunchbox Notes - Surprise your little girl in style!

The Personalized Football Favor Tags - Add style to your football kick-off party!

The Princess and the Frog Happy Birthday Greeting Card - The attention to detail is amazing!

Kara was a joy to work with. She took so much time making absolutely sure that my labels were perfect. Kara considers herself a perfectionist, and it couldn't be more apparent in her work. Her handwork is beautiful and extremely detailed. She offers a unique one-on-one shopping experience, and her prices can't be beat! Please check out her shop for all that she offers, because I know you'll think the same!

Here, Kara tells us a little bit about herself.
"I am a Southern California transplant, now living in Maine, and am a mother of two little ones.  My husband and I also own an Indoor Children's Play Center, so busy is an understatement, but I love what we do.  I have been scrapbooking for as long as I can remember, and have always made my own cards.  I finally decided to start selling them 3 years ago and the rest is history.  Last year, I added Fabric Labels to my shop, and they became hugely popular.  Part of the reason is because of my biggest order yet, for 1000 labels that were added to items in the Emmy Award gift bags.  Pretty neat!  My labels are popping up everywhere (most recently on a baby blanket for Snooki's new bundle of joy, from "Jersey Shore")  And my paper-based items have quite the history, too.  Most recently my popcorn tags were added to the MTV Movie Award Swag Bags.  I love custom orders and making party decorations, too!"

 

GIVEAWAY!
LuckyLu Creations is offering you a chance to win your own Glittery Cupcake Tags and 2 sheets of Fabric Labels, like the ones I received! She is graciously sponsoring our 8K Facebook Fan giveaway. {ENTER HERE} from 8/15/12 - 9/14/12!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

LuckyLu Creations
Kara Dowling, Owner



WE MAKE FOLLOWING LUCKYLU CREATIONS EASY!


NOTE: I do not receive payment for reviewing products. I give my honest opinion and am not a spokesperson for the companies I review.


If you would like us to review your product, please contact Amanda at SugarMamaShop@gmail.com.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sugar Mama's 8K Fan Celebration!

It's finally here! While planning our 5,000 Facebook Fans Giveaway, the fanbase shot up to 8,000! And to celebrate, Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique has partnered up with some of our favorite companies to bring you this fabulous giveaway, where we'll be choosing 24 winners for over $800 in total prizes!

We'd like to thank our lovely co-host, Team Ibrahim, for helping us with the giveaway!


Team Ibrahim


Prizes offered from Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique include:
#4: WoolfWorks: $20 Gift Certificate

#5 Posies and Petals: $20 Gift Certificate
#6 Oliver's Labels by Jennifer: $25 Gift Certificate
#7 Rosy Bows: $20 Gift Certificate
#8 TLC Woodcrafters: Dinosaurs Name Puzzle {RV $55.95}

#9 Melissa Berry, Independent Scentsy Consultant: "Scratch the Cat" Scentsy Buddy AND "Skinny Dippin'" Scent Pak
#10 Coastal.com: Prescription Glasses {RV up to $98}
#11 LightShine Designs: Handcrafted Necklace and Earrings set {RV $20}
#12 KK Children Designs: Organic Cotton Knit Dress {RV $63}

#13 Three Monkey's Unique: Embroidered Birth Blanket {RV $25}
#14 The Eclectic Willow: Hand-Poured Gourmet Herbal Candles {RV $20-24}
#15 Foxy Baby Boutique: Fairy Wand and Hair Accessories {RV $20}
#16 Stargazinglily: $27 Gift Certificate

#17 Profoot: $20 Prize Pack
#18 Bear Haven Boutique: Boy OR Girl Stuffable Bear AND an Outfit to go with it {RV $24 to $26}
#19 LuckyLu Creations: Glittery Cupcake Tag 15 Pack AND 2 Sheets of Fabric Labels
#20 Simply Quirked: "Freedom Multistrand" Necklace & Earrings Set {RV $22}

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Find full disclaimer information on the Rafflecopter terms and conditions section.
As this is a multi-sponsored giveaway, this giveaway is open ONLY to residents of the 50 United States, due to shipping, tax and legal requirements.
Each winner will be notified by email, after entry verifications are complete. Winners will have 48 hours to respond, or risk forfeiting prizes.
Shipping is FREE to all winners. Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique is not responsible for prize shipment. Sponsors are required to ship their prizes in a timely manner, preferably within 30 days of picking winners.
The following statement is posted on behalf of Technogel: "If the winner of the giveaway is a blogger as well, he/she should be invited by the blogger to eventually make his/her own review on his/her website. We are willing to consider the possibility to give to the winner a free giveaway as well.".

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bear Haven Boutique Review {Plus a giveaway!}

Recently, I was given the opportunity to sample some products from Bear Haven Boutique.


Bear Haven Boutique offers great products, such as stuffable plush kits, unique toys, gifts, clothing and accessories, all at great prices. They also offer party supplies, baby shower gifts and personalized items. Bear Haven Boutique is located in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania.


I was so excited when Lesa Rumbalski, owner of Bear Haven Boutique, offered to let me review some of the products she sells. I have a daughter and a son, so Lesa sent some products that are perfect for them! We recieved two stuffable animal kits, each with an outfit to wear!


Lesa describes her stuffable animal kits like this, "My stuffable animal kits include everything you need to make your own stuffed animal. You get the stuffable animal skin, the fluff (or as my daughter calls it, 'fluffin'), the 'wish insert' which is usually a star or a heart, and a birth certificate so that you can name your new pal. You also receive a reusable tote which you can decorate for your new pal or use for library books or to carry special items!
In addition to the stuffable animals, I also carry stuffable dolls and outfits for all of the stuffable friends. I also carry clothing for American Girl dolls and a unique selection of educational toys and fun boutique gifts."


The first animal we opened up was Cottonball the Bunny Rabbit (16"), a perfect present for my daughter. Cottonball came with a fun, Pink "Winter Wonderland" Outfit (16"), complete with earmuffs and a "Love" red star wish insert! There was an instruction sheet, with detailed infomation on how to create our new friend and a blank certificate, celebrating the adoption of our new bunny friend.

The pink outfit fit her perfectly after being stuffed. The back of the dress is a simple velcro closure system, making it easy for my daughter to remove it if she likes. Bear Haven Boutique offers a ton of great clothing to fit the stuffable animals they sell. My daughter loved stuffing the bunny, and I thought adding the red "Love" star wish insert was a cute touch. My little girl also loved the reusable tote bag, as she is really into carrying around purses.

My son's new animal was next. This adorable Bull Dog (15") came with a "Bear Sox" Baseball Outfit (16"), a "Courage" blue star wish insert and his own pet adoption certificate. The animals are so easy and fun to stuff. The kits even come with all the stuffing you need. You simply stuff, stuff, stuff the filling into your pet from the back, cinch up the stuffing pocket, close the velcro strips together and voila, you're done!

The last step is to fill out the certificate. My kids will have their pet adoption certificates to look back on for a fun keepsake. It even brings back fond memories of owning Cabbage Patch Kids when I was little. They're able to name their new friend, add the date and place where they "first met," write in their own name as the new "best friend," and write why the new animal pet is special to them.

We had a blast making our new stuffed buddies! The quality of the animals is top notch. I can see these as really wonderful birthday party activities for kids. And not only would they provide a party activity, they would also serve as a parting gift for attendees. I fully recommend Bear Haven Boutique products to all of my family, friends and readers. If you are in the market for fun party gifts and accessories, Bear Haven Boutique has great stuff at even better prices. Check out some of my other favorite items, found at Bear Haven Boutique's website.

The Personalized Zebra/Hot Pink Birthday Hat - Customized with age, name and thread color of choice!

The Dinosaur Excavation Kits: Triceratops OR T-Rex - I can only imagine the fun kids would get out of these, especially at a birthday party!
The 18" doll Party Dress - Fits perfectly on American Girl dolls!

Lesa's products are fun and creative! You can find some great party gifts and activities at Bear Haven Boutique. Please check out her website for all that she offers! Plus, this is a great time to take advantage of a special coupon code, 5kgiveaway, good for 15% off between now and Sept 15, 2012, for all Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique fans! And check out Lesa's blog for fun party-planning ideas, giveaways and much more!



Here, Lesa tells us a little bit about herself.
"I started Bear Haven Boutique five years ago as a way to make a little extra money while staying home with my children. Since then, I have been building an online presence and now also a local presence in my community. While I specialize in children's parties, my collection of unique toys and gifts has become an important part of my business as well!
My goal is to provide parents a way to have an awesome party without breaking a budget. For those that are local, I work with budgets and ideas to plan the best party possible. For those far away, I show them how to plan an awesome party on my blog using products from my online store.
I love getting to be a big kid, and of course, my kids like that too! I also like being able to help make a child's day extra special!"



GIVEAWAY!
Bear Haven Boutique is offering you a chance to win a Boy OR Girl Stuffable Bear AND an Outfit to go with it! She is graciously sponsoring our 8K Facebook Fan giveaway. {ENTER HERE} from 8/15/12 - 9/14/12!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Bear Haven Boutique
Lesa Rumbalski, Owner


WE MAKE FOLLOWING BEAR HAVEN BOUTIQUE EASY!
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NOTE: I do not receive payment for reviewing products. I give my honest opinion and am not a spokesperson for the companies I review.


If you would like us to review your product, please contact Amanda at SugarMamaShop@gmail.com.

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Free Blogger Sign-Up Event: Soda Stream

The first chance I get to review a SodaStream, I'm jumping on it! But for now, I'll continue to promote some great SodaStream giveaways, like this one. Help promote it on your blog, too!


Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa have another fabulous FREE Blogger Opportunity! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

What will your readers have the chance to win?

About the SodaSteam Fountain Jet
  • Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
  • 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
  • Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
  • Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
  • 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

If you choose to join us for this wonderful giveaway you MUST post a promotional blog post or send $5 to jennsblahblahblog@hotmail.com via PayPal. Open to US residents only.

Bloggers get a FREE Facebook or Twitter link, additional links only $2, daily votes $3! Co-host spots available!

If you want to learn more or sign up you can visit Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog HERE!

Kelty Speedster #Giveaway via @RealMomReviews!

I have paired up with Real Mom Reviews to bring you this awesome Kelty Speedster Giveaway! All moms should be excited, as one of you could win your choice of a Deluxe or Deuce edition (RV $399.95 or $499.95)! Good luck!!!
 
Welcome to the Kelty Speedster Swivel Giveaway event, sponsored by Kelty and hosted by Real Mom Reviews! Getting out and about with the kids is not always an easy task! With the Speedster you can easily go jogging with an extra kid, or two! The Speedster is available with either one or two seats. The single seat is called the "Deluxe" model, and the double seat is called the "Deuce" model! Both the Deluxe and the Deuce are made of poly fabric with sturdy aluminum frames! The single weighs in at 22lbs and the double 26lbs.

Speedster Swivel-Deluxe:

The Speedster Swivel-Deluxe was Babble.com '2011 Best Stroller' award recipient! The high-performance Speedster Swivel has a secure five-point, adjustable child's harness and is made for on-the-go familys. It's loaded with extras like parking brakes, an adjustable-height handle, and a fully padded seat and frame!

Safety Features:
  • Rear wheel brakes
  • Runaway leash
Stroller Features:
  • Swivel front wheel, with lockout option
  • Easy folding design
  • Bell to alert others
  • Independently reclining seats
  • Fully padded seat and frame
  • Adjustable height handle (34-45")
  • Quick-release wheels
  • Adjustable sun/rain hood
  • Lightweight aluminum frame
  • Reflective accents
  • Seat-back storage pocket with key fob
  • Under-seat storage bin
  • Water bottle holders

Speedster Swivel-Deuce:

This high-performance Speedster Swivel - has a secure five-point, adjustable child's harness. This is a top-of-the-line stroller for the on-the-go family. It's loaded with extras like parking brakes, an adjustable-height handle, and a fully padded seat and frame.
Safety Features:
  • Rear wheel brakes
  • Runaway leash
Stroller Features:
  • Swivel front wheel, with lockout option
  • Easy folding design
  • Bell to alert others
  • Independently reclining seats
  • Fully padded seat and frame
  • Adjustable height handle (34-45")
  • Quick-release wheels
  • Adjustable sun/rain hood
  • Lightweight aluminum frame
  • Reflective accents
  • Seat-back storage pocket with key fob
  • Under-seat storage bin
  • Water bottle holders
Either stroller will make getting out and about with your kids so much easier- depending on how many children you need to tote around with you!
Buy It: You can purchase the Speedster Deluxe for 399.95 and the Speedster Deuce for 499.95! Win It: Kelty has offered one super lucky reader their choice of a Deluxe or a Deuce! Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents 18 or older. Please make sure you read the Giveaway Rules before you enter! Giveaway ends on September 3rd at 11:59pm EST! Good Luck!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.
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Free Blogger Sign-Up Event: $200 Amazon Blast

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Instant Bucks $200 Amazon Blast

Are you ready for another fabulous giveaway! This time Instant Bucks will be sponsoring this fabulous event, offering our readers a $200 Amazon Gift Card! Event is sponsored by Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa! If you have not signed up with Instant Bucks, do it now! They are new, and you will love them, similar to Superpoints, CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! Join us and offer your readers this fabulous prize! What do you get for helping us promote? Event will run from Sept. 1, 2012 until Oct 1, 2012! Plenty of time for all of your readers to enter this fabulous event!
  • FREE Facebook Link
  • Additional Links $2
  • Daily Votes $3
Learn more about this wonderful Amazon Giveaway.

@PartyLite Glolite Jar Candle #Giveaway via @TheSavingsWife!

It's time for yet another great giveaway. And this time it's for a yummy, Strawberry Rhubarb candle from PartyLite! Read on and good luck!
The Savings Wife and PartyLite by Tiffany have teamed up with a group other bloggers to bring you this giveaway.  


Our Prize:  $25 Retail Value Glolite jar- whole jar Candle!! 
Brand new and exclusive to Partylite. This pink jar is strawberry rhubarb, for our annual breast cancer candle. Partylite has donated over 14 million to ACS. 
Partylite By Tiffany also sells a large variety of candles, candle holders, scent holders, and illuminating gifts for your home and outdoors.     Visit the online store  by clicking here:

Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique is not responsible for prize shipment.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Profoot Review {Plus a giveaway!}

Recently, I was given the opportunity to sample some products from Profoot.


Profoot is the leading brand in footcare products. Their product line so extensive that it covers everything from pain relief, anti-fungal cures, various insoles, dry/cracked skin relief, corn wraps and so much more. Profoot's products are sold in over 20 countries on six continents.


I was really delighted when Pam Cress, Marketing VP for Profoot, offered to let me review some of the products she represents. As a mom to a 2-year-old and a newborn, I knew that anything she sent would be a god-send for my tired feet. With only so much time in my day to be a mommy, wife, homemaker, business owner and blogger, there leaves little time to take care of me, much less to pamper my aching feet.


Profoot sent me a package of items that included The 2 oz. Miracle® Custom Molding Insoles for Women, Women's Plantar Fasciitis orthotics and Velvetex™ Moleskin.


The first things I checked out were The 2 oz. Miracle® Custom Molding Insoles. Pam let me know that these insoles are, "3x lighter than comparable gel insoles, which can add up to a 1/2 pound of weight to your shoes. Profoot 2 oz Miracle® Insoles feature Vita-foam technology, for custom molded support, and added shock absorption." After reading up on the insoles, I also found out that they are made of two layers. The bottom layer provides shock absorption and support, while the top layer is made of a futuristic memory foam.

Profoot's website claims that within an hour, the insoles will mold to the shape of your feet, just like custom orthotics. Their lightweight design causes less fatigue, and they help to reduce friction, or what they call "that burning feeling." A great thing about the insoles is that they have contoured lines on the back, representing women's shoe sizes 6 through 10. You simply cut along the line that matches your shoe size, insert them into your shoes, and enjoy the comfort.

I first used these before leaving for a long day of shopping. Foot comfort is a total necessity on a full day of walking. I cut the insoles with a simple pair of scissors, as they really are light and thin enough to cut with no problem. After wearing them around to my first stop on my day of shopping, I had forgotten they were there! I noticed them in the beginning, only because it was a foreign object under my feet. But then they had practically melted away! These inserts have given me so much comfort that I'm ready to buy them for every pair of shoes I own. And since they retail at just around $5.00-$7.00 per pair, I can totally afford to do so!


Next, I tried out the Plantar Fasciitis orthotics. Profoot's Plantar Fasciitis Orthotics is their newest product, which debuted this year. These orthotics are clinically proven to help relieve heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis. They are made of three parts: (1) a deep heel cup that provides support and distributes your weight as you move, (2) a firm arch that supports the plantar fascia and transfers pressure off your heels, and (3) a gel heel insert that gives extra protection while offering shock absorption. They are accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Assn.

The inserts are so comfortable, but are also very supportive. They take so much pressure off my heels, which used to cause an achy feeling in my feet by the end of every night. Not having that heel pain has also helped me to sleep better, since I'm more relaxed. If you get the chance to try them out, you should definately take the time to check out the free pain relief exercise guide, included in every package. I must say that this is easily the best $7.00-$10.00 you could spent on your feet.

Finally, I tried out the Velvetex™ Moleskin. The package includes two sheets that measure 3.25" x 5". All you have to do is cut a piece from the sheet to cover any sore or painful areas on your feet. The moleskin provides a soft cushion for even your most tender spots. Pam told me that Profoot Velvetex™ Moleskin is, "loved by runners," and that it, "is the softest moleskin that you can buy."

I can't count how many times I've had to shelf a favorite pair of shoes after it has cut into my heel or rubbed my toes raw. This moleskin is amazing! Not only does it blend in slightly with my skin tone, but it has let me wear my favorite, albeit painful, shoes again! I can't believe this stuff only runs about $3.00-$5.00, because it's wonderful.


Profoot offers products to help fix your foot-related problems, without draining your wallet! Most of their products retail for less than $10, but offer priceless comfort and relief for your feet. And Profoot offers this satisfaction guarantee: "We're confident that you'll love your PROFOOT products. If you are not satisfied for any reason, please return your PROFOOT product for refund or replacement." You can purchase Profoot products at Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid as well as on-line at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com. Keep checking their site for special offers, like coupons for products.

Here, Pam tells us a little bit about Profoot.

"Profoot was founded in 1987 by Dr. Leonard Feldman, a chiropractor and entrepreneur.  The company is still family owned and operated in Brooklyn NY.  Profoot is known as the innovator in the footcare category.  We are proud of the team of podiatrists, orthopedists and bio-mechanical engineers we consult with to design products.  While we try to create items that are unique, we also want them to be affordable.  The majority of the company's products retail for less than $10, making them the best foot care values in the market."




GIVEAWAY!
Profoot is offering you a chance to win your own prize pack, like the one I received, which includes Miracle Custom Molding Insoles for Women, Women's Plantar Fasciitis heel inserts and Velvetex Moleskin ($20 Value)! They are graciously sponsoring our 8K Facebook Fan giveaway. {ENTER HERE} from 8/15/12 - 9/14/12!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Profoot Inc.
Customer Service: 1-800-526-FOOT (3668)

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