Archive for ‘ February, 2012

23 Feb

Silly Mama Quilts Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*

I have to tell you that I am an addict. I am addicted to Etsy! There is something so fascinating about people who are uniquely talented in their art field and who are willing to share their craft with us. I can spend hours, upon hours, upon hours just looking at all of the beautiful pieces that are each made with loving hands and giving hearts.

In one of my searches, I happened upon Silly Mama Quilts. Silly Mama Quilts is an Etsy shop that is ran by Brooke, a mom of 4, hence the name ‘Silly Mama.’ She has been quilting for 20 years, enjoys playing with color and fun fabrics. Brooke’s shop is filled with beautiful quilted items that anyone is sure to fall in love with.

Hello Luscious

I was so excited to get the opportunity to review one of her quilted table runners! When it arrived, it was packaged so beautifully and contained a few of her business cards too! Which I love because I can easily tell the ladies where I got it so they can get their own;)

There is something about having a beautiful piece of ‘jewelry’ on top of your table. To say that I am happy with my table runner would be an understatement, I am absolutely thrilled with it! There are so many different colors in it, so I am able to incorporate my decor with it perfectly.

The table runner has two sides, one side has a solid design/fabric on it and the other side is quilted down the center with five coordinating fabrics. The binding is absolutely adorable in a different but coordinated piece. I am in no way a quilting expert but have to say that this is done exceptionally well! I absolutely love the texture to it with the quilting, it makes it unique compared to a traditional table cloth.

I have had it on my table since receiving it but had to throw it in the wash because Chucky thinks it’s for him to eat on!? It washed up nicely and I think it is going to look cuter after each wash-like my grandmother handed it down to me after years of use.

Silly Mama Quilts not only has a wide variety of quilted table runners, pillow covers, lap quilts, baby quilts, wall hangings, gift certificates and other fun projects like these mug rugs! I don’t know about you but any tea, coffee or snack would be a lot better with one of them;)

Hunky Dory Quilt

You can purchase your quilted table runner or any of the other items mentioned in the Silly Mama Quilts shop.

Giveaway

One Living in La La Land reader will win a $20 Gift Certificate to the Silly Mama Quilts Shop!

How to Enter:

Visit Silly Mama Quilts & tell me which item you would choose if you won.

{Please include your email address in this comment}

Optional Extra Entries: {leave a separate comment for each}

Like Silly Mama Quilts on Facebook & show her some love{1 Entry}

Follow Silly Mama Quilts on Twitter{1 Entry}

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Subscribe to Living in La La Land via RSS Feed or Email{5 Each}

Daily Entry:

Share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook with a link to this post as well as tagging me in it @Living in La La Land.

Enter to #win a $20 GC to @ScrapQuiltQueen at @Living_LaLaLand #giveaway http://bit.ly/xpQMwq

Giveaway will close on March 7, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. MST & is open to U.S. Residents 18+. Winner will be chosen via Random.org, notified by email as well as in a winning post on Living in La La Land & have 48 hours to claim their prize.

 

I received the above mentioned item to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed are that of my own & others’ may differ. This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. All prizing for MSM giveaways is handled by a third party unless otherwise noted. For this reason prize fulfillment can take up to 90 days after the winners information is received

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21 Feb

General Mills Big G & Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D + A Giveaway #MyBlogSpark *CLOSED*

General Mills Big G has teamed up with Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D. General Mills is placing collectable Star Wars pens in-packs of participating cereals.

Chucky loves Star Wars and was so excited to learn that it was going to be coming out in 3D! I laugh because I have never really been a Star Wars fan but could tell you each and every Star Wars character that there is!

You can collect all 8 exclusive Star Wars pens that feature iconic Episode I characters including: Anakin Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, Queen Amidala, Yoda, R2D2, C3PO, Jar Jar Binks and Darth Maul.

Participating Big G Cereals include Cinnamon Toast Crunch(12.8 oz.), Lucky Charms(11.5 oz.), Reese’s Puffs(13 oz.), Cherrios(14 oz.) and Cookie Crisp(11.25 oz.)

We not only love General Mills Big G Cereals because they taste good and are participating in one of my son’s favorite movies but because they contain whole grain! My son loves the flavor and I love the benefits of whole grain.

We were sent 2 Big G Cereals, 4 Star Wars character pens, Star Wars sticker sheet and a Star Wars magnets which didn’t stay around long. There are little notes written with the pens and adorned with Star Wars stickers all over the house! You can catch Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D in theaters everywhere now. If you haven’t seen Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D yet, catch the Star Wars trailer before you head out to see it.

Buy It

You can purchase participating boxes of General Mills Big G Cereals at your local grocer.

Win It

One Living in La La Land reader will win a General Mills Big G Cereals Star Wars Prize Pack

2 Boxes of Big G cereal

4 Star Wars character pens

Star Wars sticker sheet

Star Wars magnets

Giveaway

How to Enter: Tell me which General Mills Big G Cereal is yours or your childs’ favorite. {Please include your email address in this comment.)

Optional Extra Entries: {leave a separate comment for each one.}

Like Living in La La Land on Facebook

Like, Google+, or Stumble this post{1 entry each-at the bottom of this post}

Enter another current giveaway on Living in La La Land{1 Entry Each}

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Can be done 1x daily-You must link to this giveaway, to @Living in La La Land on Facebook & Twitter @Living_LaLaLand, as well as leave your link for each entry to count.

Tweet or share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook-at the bottom of this post or copy & paste: {1 Entry Each}

Enter to #Win a Big G Cereals Star Wars #MyBlogSpark Prize Pack @Living_LaLaLand http://bit.ly/xvvFhX #giveaway

Giveaway will close on March 6, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. MST & is open to U.S. Residents 18+. Winner will be chosen via Random.org, notified via a winning email as well as in a post on Living in La La Land & have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Prize pack information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. The opinions expressed are that of my own & others’ may differ.

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21 Feb

Yoplait Lactose Free Review & Giveaway #MyBlogSpark *CLOSED*

Just in time for National Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month in February, Yoplait has announced it’s new Yoplait® Lactose Free yogurt.

Avoiding dairy can come with unintended health consequences. According to the National Institute of Health, when dairy is avoided, there are lower intakes of calcium and vitamin D in the diet, both of which are important bone building nutrients often found in dairy. Avoiding dairy can create higher risk for osteoporosis.

Hearing that your child is lactose intolerant is devastating not only because it is delicious but also because it is something that is good for him and something that enjoys eating a few times a day! Chucky had been eating Yoplait yogurt for quiet some time before we found out that he was lactose intolerant, but now knowing that Yoplait offers a lactose free yogurt and that he can continue to eat the yogurt that he loves makes this mama very happy!

 

Yoplait Lactose Free comes in four delicious flavors:

  • Strawberry
  • Peach
  • French Vanilla
  • Cherry

Yoplait Lactose free contains 50% of the recommended daily value of calcium, with vitamins A and D in every cup. Lactose Free contains no artificial sweeteners and can be used in some of your favorite recipes like chocolate crème brulee and strawberry cheesecake.

We were provided the opportunity to try out the new Yoplait Lactose Free yogurt and, I have to say that it tasted exactly like the original Yoplait yogurt! It was extremely yummy! I didn’t tell Chucky that it was lactose free and he immediately said, ‘Mom! You know I am not allowed to have Yoplait because of my ‘milk issue”! He had the saddest face ever, like I was teasing him but when I told him that he could have it all of the time because it was lactose free, he asked if I only bought one!

Buy It

You can purchase Yoplait Lactose Free yogurt in your local grocer! Print this coupon for $.30 off  Yoplait Lactose Free!

Win It

One Living in La La Land reader will win a Yoplait Lactose Free prize pack!

VIP coupon for Yoplait Lactose Free yogurt
Lunch tote
2 gel packs
Individual bowl
Spoon

Giveaway

How to Enter: Leave a comment telling me which Yoplait Lacotse Free Yogurt flavor you are most excited to try.{Please include your email address in this comment.}

Optional Extra Entries: leave a separate comment for each one.

Like Yoplait on Facebook {1 Entry}

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Like, Google+ or Stumble this post {1 Entry Each-at the bottom of this post}

Enter another current giveaway on Living in La La Land{1 Entry Each}

Subscribe to Living in La La Land via RSS Feed or Email {5 Entries Each}

Can be done 1x daily-You must include a link to this giveaway, @Living in La La Land on Facebook & Twitter @Living_LaLaLand, as well as leave your link for your entry to count

Tweet or Share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook-at the bottom of post or copy & paste: {1 Entry Each}

Enter to #win a Yoplait Lactose Free Yogurt #MyBlogSpark Prize Pack @Living_LaLaLand #giveaway http://bit.ly/yGApZf

Giveaway will end on March 6th 2012 at 10:00 p.m. MST & is open to residents of the U.S. 18+. Winner will be chosen via Random.org, notified by a winning email as well as in a winning post here on the blog. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Prize pack, information and giveaway have been provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark. The opinions expressed are that of my own & others’ may differ.

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13 Feb

Winners…

I apologize for not getting these winners announced sooner! I have been really, really sick and have not been on the computer. Thank you for being so patient with me!

Onto the winners…

Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks:

Kimberly B

kjasus

Tracie Trump

Yona

Gorton’s Grill Your Way to Gorgeous:

Mami2jcn

Debbie Jackson

Kelly D

 

 

 

Congratulations! I sent you each an email! Thanks to everyone who entered! Don’t forget to subscribe to Living in La La Land via email to get the latest right to your inbox!

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13 Feb

Some Very NICE Jewelry for Someone Special & Me #CBias

I love, love, love jewelry, unique and classic pieces that make a statement all on their own. I was in search of a few pieces, that were both classic and unique and I came across some very NICE Jewelry for someone special and me!

NICE Jewelry offers a wide variety of jewelry for men and women; as I was searching their online catalog I found a lot of pieces that fit a lot of people in my life.

I love that NICE Jewelry has pieces that can be worn to formal events, the office, or paired with jeans and a t-shirt. I also like that NICE kept a lot of the Hispanic flair with some of their pieces from the Rosary necklaces, the intricate work in the filigree earrings, down to the turquoise beads.

It was so hard to choose a favorite item, as each piece was as beautiful as the next.

I usually go for rings, and bracelets, this time, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and pick some beauties that I otherwise wouldn’t have chosen.

I chose a pair of domed earrings with crystals, a pair of 10 mm pearl earrings and a set of squared bangles.

The domed earrings are so cute but very substantial. They have just the right amount of glitz and glitter to them that I can wear them to a formal event or with jeans and a tee.

I also chose a pair of 10mm white pearl stud earrings. Pearls are a staple for every woman, they are classy yet elegant.

For my last choice, I chose a set of bangles. Bangles scream fun to me, and I love the sound they make:) I love that these aren’t round, they’re more square at the corners. There are 3 crystallized bangles and 4 solid shiny silver bangles that can be mixed and matched on the arm.

I chose to the bangles for my mom. The glittery ones remind me of the tough times we have been through and the shiny ones are for the smooth sailing I hope we will have from here on out. I wanted to get her something special to show how her how much I appreciate everything that she does for my son and me.

My mom is my best friend, she has been there for the amazing, and not so amazing times in my life and although I feel like I could never really express to her how much I appreciate and love her this is the perfect way to say Thank You!

I have yet to give her bangles to her but I know when she receives them tomorrow, she is going to love them!

 

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias. The opinions expressed are that of my own & others’ may differ.


 

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02 Feb

Mom’s Talk about Breastfeeding

I am currently working with a group of fabulous women who post weekly on Mom’s Talk Network about things that we struggle with, have come to grips with or just find plain fascinating!

This week is, Mom’s Talk about Breastfeeding, the struggles, the judgements, and those of us who love it! I know as women it’s often hard to be a parent without all of the other mother’s judging us for what we have chosen to do for our families. What’s good for one isn’t necessarily good for the other!

 

 

I would love for you to come by and check out our weekly posts and chime in with your thoughts on the subject too!

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01 Feb

#FritoLayFlavorFix Twitter Party!

This Thursday February 2, you can join Frito-Lay Executive Chef Stephen Kalil and the ladies from Mom It Forward for a flavorful Twitter party!

Whether you have plans for your gameday munchies or your just starting to think of snacks your going to have you can incorporate Frito-Lay into your big plans with Doritos Taco chips, classics like Lay’s Classic potato chips and of course Fritos Original corn chips!

#FritoLayFlavorFix Twitter Party
When: Thursday February 2, 2012

Where: Twitter

What Time: 9-10 p.m. ET(8 p.m. CT; 6 p.m. PT)

Hosts: Frito-Lay Executive Chef Stephen Kalil & MomItForward

I will also be a panelist @Living_LaLaLand

RSVP: At Mom It Forward

Hashtag: #FritoLayFlavorFix

Hope to see you there!

I was not compensated for this post. I just want to share the information with my readers!

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01 Feb

Share Your Valentine’s Day Crafts & Goodies with Linky

I would love to see what your crafting, baking or making for Valentine's Day and I thought this would be a great way for all of us to share in the fun!

If your linking up, please post a link back here to Living in La La Land so others can see what we are all making; also visit a few others so we can support each other with comment and craft love! I want people to see what you've been hard at work crafting, baking, and sharing!

I am going to be sharing some fun stuff too!

Thanks, I can’t wait to see everyone’s crafts and goodies!

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