AbbeyPost Made to Measure #CustomDress Giveaway

I love beautiful clothing.  I find it so frustrating that when my size ventures up into the plus-size range, the pickings are slim (literally).  Finding plus-sized clothing can be difficult, if not impossible…especially if you’re unusually proportioned.  I’m all about finding clothes that are designed for women like me…and finding clothes that are actually designed FOR me, well, that’s completely awesome and that’s exactly what AbbeyPost does!

AbbeyPost delights customers with beautiful, well made Plus Size wardrobe classics that fit perfectly. They are a vertically integrated brand enabled by cutting edge technologies. Their innovative real-time-manufacturing processes and 3D body measurement system combine to help them offer full custom Made to Measure apparel at department store prices, delivered in 2 weeks or less.

Perfect Fit: You’re going to love how you look and feel in your AbbeyPost Made to Measure outfits. Standard sizes don’t really fit anyone very well. So they don’t make clothes in standard sizes – they make them in your size, to your exact measurements.

Affordable: AbbeyPost Made to Measure costs the same as the mass-market stuff in a department store. But not only is it made just for you, you never have to pay for parking, alterations, or a snack to recover from all that time you spent in the dressing room. And shipping is free!

High Quality: A great-looking dress that falls apart after two washings does you no good. Your AbbeyPost Made to Measure clothes are made here in the USA of high quality fabrics. So they can handle how much you love them.

Quick and Easy: No trips to the mall, no hassles, and no trying on ten outfits just to find out you hate nine of them. Plus: your order arrives on your doorstep in just 10 business days or less. Hooray!

Join AbbeyPost for a Twitter party on April 1!

  • Time: 9-10 pm
  • Follow: @abbey_post
  • Hashtag: #CustomDress
  • Prizes: Four Sephora Gift Cards
  • Grand Prize: A Custom Made Dress

Make sure you RSVP for the Twitter Party so you have a chance to win prizes!

Enter below on the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win you own Custom Made to Measure Dress! This giveaway is open to US residents from March 3-15 2014.

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Disney on Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes {Giveaway}

Last year, our family had the privilege of seeing Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy.  We had an amazing time and the kids have talked about it frequently over the past year.  I’m so excited to announce that Disney on Ice is heading back to Fort Wayne.  This time they will be presenting Princesses & Heroes at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, March 6-9!

Here’s the description from the website:

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes where believing is just the beginning!

I’m super excited about seeing Jasmine and Aladdin!!!

You can save $3 on all performances except Opening Night when tickets are just $12 with code MICKEY.  You can also win tickets…scroll down to the bottom and fill out the Rafflecopter to enter.

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Offer not valid on premium seating. No double discounts. Additional fees may apply. Offer subject to ticket availability.

Enter to win 4 tickets to Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes in Fort Wayne.
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Disclosure: Feld Entertainment is providing me with 4 tickets to the show in exchange for sharing about it with you! No other compensation was provided!

No Fail Dinners {And a Chance to Win Amazon Gift Cards}

Ever had one of those days when someone asks you “What’s for dinner?” and you realize you haven’t even thought about dinner and it’s 5:15?  Yeah, I know that feeling all too well!

If you’re looking for some No Fail Dinners, you’ll want to enter this easy Pinterest contest and then check out the great dinner ideas!


Learn About Investing in Real Estate

I’m always interested in the different ways women can make a business work from home. It seems like every day there’s a new idea and the success stories are always inspiring. Recently I heard about Dean Graziosi and his effort to help stay at home moms. Dean Graziosi is a Real Estate investor and he’s spent a number of years training individuals on techniques and processes that have helped him find success.

In his opinion regardless of your location, urban or rural there is a place for you to fit in. His philosophy interests me so I sent an email to his site and explained a little about my blog and its purpose. I was surprised at his people’s response, they are sending me 2 of his best selling books. One book is for me and one book is for me to give away to a reader that has an interest in Real Estate. The book is supposed to contain helpful information to help us get started in the world of real estate investing.

I think this will be fun and exciting, the drawing and give away will be completed 3 weeks from today so please sign up if your interested. Graziosi offers helpful slide share videos and articles weekly. To give a little more information I will post some kind training from him once a week for the next 3 weeks. I think this will help us get a better understanding of who he is and what he is trying to help stay at home moms accomplish. Like I said before, I’m always interested in the different ways women can make a business work from home and  learning about real estate investing should be fun.

Not only will I be sharing info, but one of you will win a copy of Dean Graziosi’s book Your Town, Your Real Estate Profits.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!

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Win $25,000 in Amazon Gift Cards

Here is one of the best sweepstakes EVER! Amazon has just kicked off their Santa is coming to Amazon sweepstakes and they are giving away $25,000 in Amazon gift cards. One lucky winner will win $15,000, one lucky reader will win $5000, and 2 winners will each win $2500. I don’t know about you, but I could buy a whole lot of stuff with that money! :)

Go here to enter and win big!

All You Frightfully Fun Handbook {Giveaway}

 

All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook

I’ve never been one to make a big deal about Halloween…until this year. I’m more of a Christmas kind of girl, but from the time we got custody of the twins last December until now, Halloween has been at the front of their minds.  They’ve talked about it all year long!  They talk about costumes, decorations, and creepy food.  I had some fun food ideas since I like to make fun holiday foods, but I didn’t have a ton of decorations and I had no idea what we’d do for costumes.

Thankfully, my copy of the All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook arrived just in the nick of time! I’ve always loved All You magazine.  It’s full of recipes, coupons, and practical advice for everyday people.  I don’t have to be an interior decorator or gourmet chef to be able to achieve the results I’m hoping for.  Since this Halloween Handbook was put out by All You, I expected it to be pretty cool.

The All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook did not disappoint.  It had all the low-cost, big results ideas I’ve come to expect from All You.  The recipes were out of this world.  The Roasted-Garlic soup will be making a regular appearance on our menu-plan this winter!   And I’m planning on making the Peanut Butter Cup Pie this week…just because!

On top of the recipes, they had fabulous costume ideas.  And you don’t have to be rich or a sewing genius to pull them off!  They have a Bubble Bath costume that is darling for a little one.  If you’re looking for a family costume, the Family Circus costumes are quite cute.

And if you’re looking to throw the Halloween bash of the year without breaking the bank, The All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook can help with that as well.  Whether you’re looking to Decorate Your Digs or Haunt Your House, the All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook has you covered!

The 192-page book is $16.95 and published by Time Home Entertainment Inc.  You can purchase it at B&N.com, Food Lion, Raley’s, Save-Mart, and at some Walmart locations. You can also purchase it on Amazon for only $13.51. (Amazon prices change quickly, so verify the price before purchasing.)

And two lucky readers are going to each win their very own copy!  I will notify the winners on Monday and they will each have 24 hours to respond with their mailing address!

Enter in the Rafflecopter form below.  If you are reading this through an RSS feed or email, you will need to click here to enter.

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Dining Out with Kids {And a Giveaway}

Disclosure: The posts is a sponsored post.  Restaurant.com (through Mom Spark Media) provided me with gift cards in order to share this info with you and facilitate this giveaway. As always, I only share info that I think is helpful to you and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Now that school is underway and our schedule is busier than ever, it’s hard to always coordinate family dinners at home.  Thankfully, Restaurant.com has me covered.

Restaurant.com offers great deals on restaurant gift certificates which means I can eat out with my family without totally throwing off my budget.

Restaurant.com recently conducted a survey about eating out with kids and this is what they found:

I love eating out with my family as it often gives them a chance to try foods that they wouldn’t get to try at home. It also gives them a chance to work on their table manners.

Restaurant.com recently put together a list of the 25 most kid friendly restaurants. If you have one of these in your neck of the woods, you ought to take your family and go check it out.

TGI Friday’s- Greenville, SC
Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante & Party Center- North Royalton, OH
BB King’s Restaurant & Blues Club- Orlando, FL
Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue- Elk Grove Village, IL
Vazzy’s Cucina- Shelton, CT
Yogurtini- Overland Park, KS
Harvest Grill- Coon Rapids, MN
Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt- Rock Hill, SC
Estela’s Mexican Restaurant- New Port Richey, FL
Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy’s South Coast Plaza- Costa Mesa, CA
Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s Southdale- Edina, MN
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant at Chandler Mall- Chandler, AZ
Thirsty Marlin Largo Grill and Bar- Largo, FL
Greenbrier Restaurant- Gatlinburg, TN
Anna’s Pizzeria- Apex, NC
Pittsburgh Steak Co.- Pittsburg, PA
Ground Round Grill & Bar- Bangor, ME
Horton’s Seafood- East Providence, RI
Shula’s America’s Steak House- Center Valley, PA
Barn and Company- Chicago, IL
Harmon Brewery and Eatery- Tacoma, WA
Seaside Grill- Pompano Beach, FL
La Parrilla Suiza- Mesa, AZ
Magic Time Machine- Dallas, TX

Restaurant.com is offering a $25 gift certificate to one lucky Simplified Saving reader.  Enter on the Rafflecopter form below.

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EW RoadTrip $400 Discount Code {Or Win a Ticket to #RoadTrip2013}

Disclosure: I’m a Silver Sponsored RoadTrip Mom! I received a Silver Ticket to #RoadTrip2013 in exchange for sharing my honest opinion about this conference. And honestly…I can’t remember the last time I was so excited about a conference!! Hope to see you there!

I’m a big believer in personal development.  I love to learn.  I love to become better at what I do, so whenever I have a chance to sit under people who are more advance than I am at something, I jump at the chance.

A few months ago, my friend Cherie (you may know her as the Queen of Free) posted about a new social media conference that she would be speaking at called EW Roadtrip.  As I checked out the website, I realized this would be WAY more than your average social media conference…and I’m going!!!!!

The first thing I noticed on the EW Roadtrip website is that this conference is being billed as the Largest Branding & Strategy Educational Conference in North America.  This conference encompasses business & leadership, technology innovation, cyber branding, social media, and blogging.  The hosts, keynote speakers, and workshop leaders reads like a “Who’s Who in the World of Business, Blogging, and Online Strategy.”

This conference is hosted by Tanyalynette (TL) Palmo and Chris LoCurto.  If you’re not familiar with Tanyalynette, she is the creative genius behind RoadTrip 2013 and is the blogging queen behind EverydayWindshield.com.  Tanyalynette also serves as the Chief Innovations Officer at GreenWave Technology Corp, a division of the Allaxoun Group Inc.  I absolutely love Tanyalynette’s passion for changing the world!

If you’re not familiar with Chris LoCurto, he was one of Dave Ramsey’s Key Leaders for over 12 years and served as the VicePresident of Live Events.  He oversaw The Total Moneymakeover LIVE events and also partnered with Dave to develop EntreLeadership.  He has an amazing knowledge of business and his blog provides powerful insights into leadership, managing people, and financial stewardship.  It’s seriously good stuff!

I could go on and on about the speakers, the workshop leaders, and all the reasons I’m excited about EW RoadTrip, but I’ll save that for another day!  If you’re interested in purchasing a ticket to EW RoadTrip, you can use discount code LTSS to save $400 on the price of any ticket.  I’m also giving away 1 BLUE Ticket to EW Roadtrip ($1,125 value).

Enter to win on the Rafflecopter form below.

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Search and Buy “On In Beauty” iPad Mini #GIVEAWAY

With four fabulous kids, a wonderful husband, a full-time job, and a blog I often find myself running around like a crazy lady.  And with all that stress and running around, I need all the beauty help I can get. Plus, to top it off, I’m not getting any younger!  I’d love to roll back the clock and bring back the tone and texture of younger looking skin. Now I can with the new On In Beauty Beauty System. On In Beauty is a revolutionary new skincare system consisting of a nourishing topical cream and a naturally sourced dietary supplement that works on the outside and inside. 

 

 

On In Beauty is clinically proven to improve skin hydration, elasticity and UV protection in just 2 weeks.  It uses lutein, a natural antioxidant, sourced from marigolds which achieves fast absorption into skin cells to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
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 Purchase On In Beauty

Reduce photochemical damage from the harsh summer rays with clinically proven skin care working ON your skin and IN your skin.  On In Beauty is now available at select Vitamin World stores.  Not all stores carry On In Beauty yet.  However, check out our search and buy contest below for your chance to win an iPad mini!  Simply click here to find your local Vitamin World Store and let us know in the entry form below if you purchase On In Beauty at Vitamin World as you will gain 10 bonus entries to the contest. 

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I am so excited to join The Freebie Junkie and bring you this great event sponsored by On In Beauty

 One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries to receive a 16GB iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) valued at $329!  Complete the tasks on the Rafflecopter form below.  All entrants must complete the mandatory entry to be eligible to win!  Good Luck!

 

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 Giveaway Ends Sunday August 25th @ 11:59pm EST


Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Baking Mixes (and a Baking Giveaway)

When I made the decision to try a gluten-free lifestyle, I figured I’d hate it and it wouldn’t help with my lupus!  Imagine my surprise when I started feeling not just a little better…but a lot better!  One of the things I worried most about when I started eating gluten-free was not being able to eat desserts or find quick and easy convenience products.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not opposed to being creative in the kitchen or baking from scratch, but with 4 kids and a busy schedule, there are times that I want to be able to grab a box and whip something up without worrying about whether I have all the ingredients I need.  Thankfully, my good friend Betty Crocker didn’t disappoint me.  Betty Crocker has a whole line of gluten-free products and they’ve just added Sugar Cookies and a Rice Flour Blend to the mix. We’ve made cookies, cake, and my favorite…brownies! And if they’re baking mixes weren’t enough, my favorite Betty Crocker Frosting Flavor (Rainbow Chip) is also gluten free and is absolutely fabulous on brownies, cupcakes, and cookies.  Ok…who am I kidding? It’s possible I’ve been known to eat it right out of the container. :)

If you haven’t had a chance to check out their baking mixes, I highly recommend that you head to your local grocery store to check them out.

And as a special treat, one lucky reader of Simplified Saving is going to get a chance to to win a $60 baking prize pack.  Your prize pack will include a baking tool set and an 8″ square cake pan (which is the perfect size for baking brownies).

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. If you’re reading this in an email or reader, you may need to click through to the post to enter.

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Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark, but my love for brownies, cookies, and Rainbow Chip frosting is completely my own!

Baby Shower Cake Pops Giveaway

Hey everyone!  I’m thrilled to be co-hosting a Baby Shower Cake Pops Giveaway.  This giveaway is hosted by Information on Surrogacy with co-hosts, Mom 2 Bed by 8, Budget EarthStay a Stay at Home Mom and of course…moi!  The giveaaway is sponsored by Tunky Monkey.

How much fun are baby showers? We get to celebrate a new life just beginning – both for the new baby, and the new mom. Plus, any time there is an excuse for desserts is a good time! And just look at the tasty treats we have in store for you!

About TunkyMonkey:
We are James and Melissa and are a husband and wife team teaming in the kitchen to make your day just a little bit sweeter! TunkyMonkey’s Sweet Treats started off as a grieving mechanism after our son passed away weeks after his birth due to heart complications. Making sweets in the kitchen TOGETHER helped not only with the healing process but also gave us a way to honor our son in some way.

We specialize in everything from cake pops with character themes (such as Sesame Street,Disney, etc) to fancy schmancy cake pops. Personalization is #1. Your input and creativity is as important as ours and we do are best to portray it onto our pops. If you have a picture or a particular flavor your craving, we can do our very best to design it and bake it up with our unique tunky monkey twist and voilà. That simple.

Our sweets (chocolate dipped pretzels, oreos, cake ups etc,.) are great addition to any dessert table, baby revealing events or as favors for your guest.

Shipping available throughout the continental U.S. except Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.

Discounts available. See our website for details.

Cake pops we do, chocolates we love! TunkyMonkey’s has it all!

Visit TunkyMonkey’s Sweet Treats to Customize Your Next Celebration!

Enter to win the $100 TunkyMonkey’s Cake Pops for any celebration (yes, even, “it’s Friday! Whoo!”) in your life via the Rafflecopter below:

Giveaway Details:

  • One winner will receive $100 TunkyMonkey’s Sweet Treats
  • Giveaway runs June 05 – June 25
  • Open USA only, sorry, no Alaska/Hawaii
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  • This blog is not responsible for prize shipment and was not compensated for this post
  • Questions? Contact Stay a Stay at Home Mom

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Spray N Splash Giveaway {Fun in Your Backyard}

Summer is almost here!  If your family is like mine, you’ll be looking for fun things to keep your kids entertained and occupied this summer.  And if at all possible, you want to do it without breaking the bank.  If you want tons of summer fun right in your backyard, you’re in luck!

Welcome to the Spray ‘n Splash 2 Inflatable Water Park Giveaway hosted by Sweet Silly Sara, Sublime Media Connection, It’s Free At Last, Simplified Saving, With a Side Of Thriftiness, and The Adventures of My Family of 8.


The Spray ‘n Splash 2 brings all the fun of a the water park to your backyard. This inflatable will bring hours upon hours of enjoyment to your family and it will save you time and money. Imagine not having to spend a lot of time in the car, a lot of money on gas or admission to a water park and still hearing  delighted laugher from your kids. The Spray ‘n Splash 2 from Blast Zone can accomplish all of that and then some.


This is a durable, high quality inflatable that is super easy to set up. Within minutes you can have this inflatable water park set up and ready for summer fun with your family. The fun doesn’t have to end when swimming season does. You can add play balls to the pool area and create super sliding ball pit style fun for your kids, making this a great multi season source of recreation.

Sweet Silly Sara had the chance to review this really cool product from Blast Zone. You can check out her review and find out if this product lived up to her expectations of family fun by clicking here.

One very lucky reader is going to win the Spray ‘n Splash 2  inflatable water park just in time for summer! This giveaway begins on 5/10/13 and ends on 5/17/13. This prize is valued at $299.99.

The participating bloggers are not responsible for the delivery of this prize, the sponsor Blast Zone will handle shipment of the Spray ‘n Splash 2. Blast Zone offers a variety of commercial inflatables and bounce houses in assorted sizes and prices to bring endless hours of fun to your family.

This giveaway is in no way affiliated with facebook. I hereby release facebook from any possible liabilities.

Good Luck and thanks for entering!

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Spring Skincare Essentials Giveaway

It still hasn’t warmed up here in Indiana.  And while I’m not convinced that it ever will, I’m dreaming of warmer days.  And with warmer days comes sundresses and shorts which means it’s time to get my skin in tiptop shape.  As we all approach spring, you may need to change up your skin care routine.

I’m thrilled to tell you that one lucky reader is going to win “Springtime Skincare Essentials” featuring products from Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies like sun protection, acne solutions and lightweight lotions…all the essentials to get skin looking and feeling its best!

And whether you win the Springtime Skincare Essentials or not, you can still be a winner by saving money on your purchases.  For savings on all your springtime essentials, check out HealthyEssentials.com.  Saving is a cinch – just download coupons for great deals on your favorite products from NEUTROGENA®, LUBRIDERM®, AVEENO® and more!

While you’re showing off that healthy, radiant skin, don’t forget to snap a photo using the new mobile app, Donate a Photo! For every photo shared through the free app, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to a cause that you choose from a rotating list. Help a newborn get medicine to thrive, protect kids against sports injuries or restore a public park! Visit healthyessentials.com/our-caring to find out how to download the Donate a Photo app.

And now for the giveaway details…

“Spring Skincare Essentials” giveaway (valued at approximately $60) includes:

NEUTROGENA® Naturals Acne Cream Cleanser ($7.99): Keep those humidity-induced breakouts at bay with this naturally-derived cleanser. It’s clinically proven to penetrate deep down into pores to treat breakouts and help prevent new ones from forming, delivering smooth, blemish-free skin for your big night out!

NEUTROGENA® Naturals Acne Spot Treatment ($8.99): For those blemishes that just can’t be avoided, dab on this naturally-derived spot treatment to stop zits in their tracks and prevent new ones from forming.

LUBRIDERM® Soothing Relief Daily Lotion ($8.99): Flaunt some seriously healthy-looking, touchably soft skin this spring. This breakthrough formula contains a unique Soothing Complex that delivers long-lasting comfort and a clean, non-greasy feel for smooth, sexy skin from head to toe.

AVEENO® PROTECT + HYDRATE™ SPF 30 ($9.99): Sun protection is a must for safely enjoying your favorite outdoor activities this spring! ENVIROGUARD™ Technology offers long-lasting, photostable UVA/UVB sun protection, while ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat works to replenish the skin barrier compromised by dehydration caused by sun, chlorine, salt water and sweat.

AVEENO® Skin Relief Healing Ointment ($9.99): For those extra-dry, chafed or cracked areas that need a little more love, dab on this brand new ointment. Multi-purpose petrolatum helps soothe scaling, peeling and cracking skin and lips while locking in moisture on the skin’s surface.

NEOSPORIN® ECZEMA ESSENTIALS™ Daily Moisturizing Cream ($13.99): Even those with eczema can dare to bare this spring thanks to this moisturizing cream, which is clinically shown to restore visibly healthier skin in three days. The gentle formula goes beyond ordinary daily lotions to relieve the dryness, itch and irritation associated with eczema.

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Get On the Road to Awesome with Start. {And Enter to Win $100 Lowe’s Gift Card}

I absolutely LOVE Jon Acuff!  His Stuff Christians Like blog totally cracks me up and I found his book Quitter to be totally inspiring!

And now he’s released a new book called Start. Everyone I know who has read it has loved it!  And to celebrate, we’re giving away a $100 Lowes Gift Card!  {And it’s just in time for all those spring projects you’ll have when the weather finally warms up!

Start by Jon Acuff
If you’re tired of living an ordinary life and want to get your passions “unstuck”, this is the book for you!

The great thing is that it could be applied to nearly ANY passion.

To enter, simply click on the “Answer a Question about START” in the box below and follow the directions.

If you have a twitter account, you can even get an extra entry into the contest each day.

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Thanks so much to HHE for sponsoring this giveaway & post.

Carmex Lotion and Cream {Review & Giveaway}

I remember my first little tin of Carmex.  I thought it was the greatest thing ever.  And over the years, Carmex has continued to introduce some great new products.  I absolutely love the Lip Conditioner.  It smells like a Creamsicle and does wonders for my super dry lips.

I’m always willing to try something new and so when Carmex offered to send me their new Hydrating Lotion and Healing Cream, I jumped on it.  I have the world’s driest skin.  Seriously, it’s horribly dry and flaky. And I’m not the only one in my family with ridiculously dry skin.  The twins have horribly dry skin too. I was quite impressed with both the healing cream and the hydrating lotion.  The healing cream was thicker and richer and worked better for my skin, but I’m sure if your skin isn’t as dry as mine, the hydrating lotion would work just fine for you! And one of you is going to get to try it out!  Fill out the Rafflecopter form to be entered to win!

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Disney on Ice is Coming to Fort Wayne {Giveaway}

I’ve always loved ice skating (figure skating, hockey, you name it, I love it) and Disney makes my heart go pitter-patter, so when I saw Disney on Ice for the first time (back when it was still called Walt Disney’s World on Ice), I was over the moon!  And I’ve felt that way at every. single. Disney on Ice performance I’ve been to…and I’ve been to a lot over the last 25 years!  There is something so magical about watching my favorite Disney characters come to life on the ice!  And now, I’m so excited to share that magic with my kids!

Disney on Ice is coming to Fort Wayne, IN from April 4th – April 7th to present Worlds of Fantasy.  Worlds of Fantasy brings to life 4 Disney favorites: Little Mermaid, Cars, Toy Story, and Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies in Pixie Hollow!  Wondering what to expect? Check out this video for a glimpse of the show!

And I’m not the only one who will be heading to the show! One lucky Simplified Saving reader is going to win a 4-pack of ticket vouchers to see Disney on Ice in Fort Wayne on April 7, 2013 at 1pm. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. {If you’re reading this via email or RSS feed, you’ll need to click through to the post to enter.}

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Disclosure: Feld Entertainment provided me with 4 tickets to Disney on Ice in exchange for promotion of this show.  All thoughts, opinions, and fan-girl ravings are my own.

 

Last Chance to Enter to Win $250 {And Get Your Finances in Order}

Today is the last day to enter the Spring Clean Your Finances Giveaway for a Chance to win $250 Cash!

Just like your home, your finances need to be cleaned up regularly. With spring-cleaning fever around the corner, it’€™s time to give your winter finances a fresh look and get your credit in tip-top shape. To help you get started, Credit Sesame is giving away $250 in cash! sign up for Credit Sesame to start tracking your monthly credit score and receive real time alerts on credit activities for free and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win $250 in CASH! Did you know that the recent FTC study found that over 20% of Americans or 40 Million credit reports have reporting errors that are costing consumers money in credit card interest rates and loans? Start your spring cleaning by making sure that your credit report does not contain erroneous information that could be impacting your credit score. Keep tabs on your credit report activities and your score by signing up for free credit monitoring and score services like Credit Sesame, so that you can easily protect your financial good standing.

* Receive daily credit monitoring alerts
* Get your FREE Credit Score Monthly
* Limit ID Theft Damage
* Find Potential Errors Sooner
* Get Access to Better Loans and Save Money

Click here to sign up and enter!

Spring Clean Your Finances (and Enter to Win $250)

It’s no secret that I struggle with organization and cleaning.  I’ve talked about it here plenty of times.  If you’re like me, spring cleaning is a necessity.   Just like your home, your finances need to be cleaned up regularly. With spring-cleaning fever around the corner, it’s time to give your winter finances a fresh look and get your credit in tip-top shape.

To help you get started, Credit Sesame is giving away $250 in cash! You can sign up for Credit Sesame to start tracking your monthly credit score and receive real time alerts on credit activities for free and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win $250 in CASH!

Did you know that the recent FTC study found that over 20% of Americans or 40 Million credit reports have reporting errors that are costing consumers money in credit card interest rates and loans? Start your spring cleaning by making sure that your credit report does not contain erroneous information that could be impacting your credit score. Keep tabs on your credit report activities and your score by signing up for free credit monitoring and score services like Credit Sesame, so that you can easily protect your financial good standing.

* Receive daily credit monitoring alerts
* Get your FREE Credit Score Monthly
* Limit ID Theft Damage
* Find Potential Errors Sooner
* Get Access to Better Loans and Save Money

Credit Sesame is a FREE service and it’s awesome!!!  I highly recommend it!

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Organize Your Finances and Have a Chance to Win $2500 {Win-Win!}

Kick off 2013 and use Manilla to organize and simplify all of your accounts in one secure place. Enter The Manilla Get It Together Challenge to become more organized and win the I Got It Together $2,500 Grand Prize and other amazing Manilla partner prizes.  This is my kind of contest.  Even if you don’t win, Manilla still helps you organize your finances!  I consider that a win-win!

How To Enter:

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Great Prizes
• I Got It Together $2,500 Grand Prize
• Shopping sprees at Pottery Barn to get your home together, at Sports Authority to get your body together and at Ann Taylor to get your wardrobe together

Amazing Manilla partner prizes to help get it together including,
1. $500 pre-loaded Refundo Account Debit MasterCard
2. Hot Mamalah: The Ultimate Guide for Every Woman of the Tribe book by Lisa Klug
3. 25 Marketing for the Chic CEO E-Books
4. Diva Mama Aromatherapy Spray set, 1 hour phone consultation and a personalized guided meditation to achieve life balance with Shira Adler
5. $25 Target gift card from Go Momma Coupons
6. Tamara Monosoff’s How Hot Is Your Product program and a free Mom Inventors Handbook from Mom Invented
7. 4,000 Shopcade bonus points to use on the site to redeem promotions and retails items
8. Uncommon Chick Kesha Brown 2013 Inspirational Calendar
9. $25 AMEX gift certificate use at the Hipiti store of your choice
10. Organize Your Office In No Time book by Monica Ricci and a 60-minute phone consultation on home or office organizing with Monica

About Manilla

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Sew Fab e-Pattern Sale: Don’t Miss This!

 

Today is the 4th day of the 1st ever Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle Sale and giveaway, sponsored by The Southern Institute and Fat Quarter Shop!

I meant to share this all with you earlier this week, but things have been a little crazy around here.  I used to sew a ton when I was younger, but somehow I got out of the habit after I “grew up”.  A few years ago, I shared a room with Jenny from The Southern Institute and after becoming friends with her and falling in love with her blog, I started sewing again.  I’m sooooo excited about this awesome sale!


Over the past eight weeks a lot of behind the scenes work has taken place to bring you this amazing bundle of ePatterns from several of the top pattern designers and bloggers in the sewing and blogging world.  The result is a bundle of 18 PDF sewing patterns that you don’t want to miss.

Buy NowFor one week only, ten pattern designers have come together to bring you 18 of their best PDF patterns, valued together at over $139.00, for the incredible price of $24.95!  That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value!  Plus you can enter to win a dream of a giveaway valued at $390 from some really great shops!

For less than $25.00 you will have a library of resources that you can use over and over again.  The designers that have joined this sale are experts in their craft.  They have been sewing for a very long time and are well known in blogland and elsewhere.  Each designer has contributed one or two of their favorite patterns to create a bundle that is sure to please!  Whether you are sewing for your own family or making gifts for others, these are patterns that you will love to use.

If you’ve never sewn with a PDF pattern before, let me tell you how great it is!  After downloading your pattern instructions and your pattern, you will print out the pattern itself, creating pattern tiles, if you will.  Simply tape the tiles together to create the full pattern!  At that point you can cut out the size that you need and pin the paper pattern directly to your fabric or you can trace the pattern size that you need onto sewing paper or tissue paper and cut it out, saving the paper pattern for later when you need to sew another size.  Pdf patterns are so convenient because you can print them out as many times as you need!

Click here to buy the bundle!
Now let me tell you a little bit about the giveaway!  

The Sew Fab Giveaway is amazing!  One lucky winner will win a bunch of amazing prizes from Craftsy, Fat Quarter Shop, fabricworm, Jennifer’s Jewels Custom Labels on Etsy, Green Bee Patterns, author Deborah Moebes, Mee a Bee, Gussy Sews, I’m Feeling Crafty, and Ball and Chain on Etsy. See the end of the post for giveaway details.  This giveaway is not to be missed!

I know you’re dying to know “What is included in the pattern bundle?”

18 well-loved ePatterns from 10 well-known designers are instantly accessible to you by PDF download upon purchase of the Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle.  Here are the patterns that you will receive (click on the links below to see more details):

Goodship Dress by One Girl CircusMommy & Mia Apron by Sew Much AdoRuby Lou Doll by Sew Much AdoMini Maxi Dress by Seamingly SmittenMiss Mod Top by Seamingly SmittenLove Your Lunch Box by Ginger CakesModern Folksy Bunny by Ginger CakesBanyan Pants & Shorts by Figgy’sBanyan Top & Tunic by Figgy’sGo To Shift Dress by Go To PatternsGo To Gift Bags by Go To PatternsSidekick Suitcase by Sew FearlessMadeline Dress by Me Sew CrazyForget Me Knot Dress by Me Sew CrazyAlex & Anna Summer PJs by Peekaboo Pattern ShopAlex & Anna Winter PJs by Peekaboo Pattern ShopCommuter Cowl by luvinthemommyhoodScirocco Dress by Figgy’s

The Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again!  You can purchase the bundle from February 4th at 8 a.m. EST through February 11th at 8 a.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered.  Due to the nature of the sale there will be no refunds offered.

You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to purchase a ready made collection of 18 PDF sewing patterns from 10 of the best designers out there!

Buy Now

 

And now for The Sew Fab Giveaway!

You are not going to believe the prizes included in this giveaway!  Can’t buy the bundle?  It’s okay… purchase is not required to enter.  Take a look at what you have the chance to win:

A Sewing Themed Box of Goodies from Pick Your Plum
Fabulous Wristlet from Gussy Sews (not necessarily the one pictured)
The latest release, Stitch Savvy, by Deborah Moebes
Sterling Silver Sewing Machine necklace from Ball and Chain on Etsy
$50 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop
$50 Gift Certificate to fabricworm
A free online class from Craftsy.com
The Scoop Tote Pattern from Green Bee Patterns
60 Custom Tags from Jennifer’s Jewels
Red Riding Hood Little Girl’s Satchel from Mee a Bee
Handmade Sewing Machine Cover from I’m Feeling Crafty

YES, ONE WINNER WILL WIN ALL OF THOSE GOODIES!!!

There are lots of chances to win and no purchase required to enter the giveaway.  Just use the Rafflecopter widget and enter to win this amazing prize package that will inspire you in your sewing as well as keep you stocked with fabric for many projects to come!

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The Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle Sale!

Sew Much Inspiration right at your finger tips…

only $24.95!

Get your bundle now!

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