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Friday, October 17, 2014

$150 Paypal Cash Giveaway

In celebration of Ramblings of Mama hitting 10k
Facebook fans, some fantastic bloggers any myself have joined up to give $150 cash to one of our lucky readers!

Special thanks goes out to the following CoHosts for helping me with this giveaway: Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, Product Junkie, Mommy Knows What's BestDeidre Emme, Moms with a Blog, Coupons and Freebies Mom; and the additional bloggers helping to promote: Coupon Clipping Moms, Top Notch Blog, Mom Knows Best. 

This is an awesome giveaway that I am helping to promote. You can win $150 in cash. Just enter on the Entry-Form below and good luck!

Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway runs through 11/4/14 11:59pm PST.
One person may enter per household/IP address.
Open Worldwide!
Void where prohibited.
One winner will be chosen at random and has 48 hours to reply in order to claim prize, or another winner will be selected.
Please stop by daily for your bonus daily entries!

Good luck!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

ELPH Band and $125 Target Gift Card Giveaway

This is a sponsored giveaway event. All opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way.


As a parent I want to do everything I can do to make sure my kids are safe. When I go to crowded places I  worry about about my child getting lost. It can only take a second for my child to wander off. I know I have taught my boys what to do if they get lost but they are still learning important information like their address and phone number. So what is a parent to do? I could never go to public places like the zoo or theme parks or I can buy an Elph Band and not worry about my child's safety while we are having fun.

An Elph Band will help a parent stay connected to their child in case they get lost. Your child wears the colorful band that has important information like your name and phone number. If your child gets lost they can find a helper who can then scan the QR code on the band or call the 800 number listed on the band which will then call you the parent. You can then talk to the helper who found your child and be reunited with your child. A helper is someone who you have trained your child to look for when lost. A helper is a mom or dad with kids, a police officer, or a person behind a store counter.

I love that the QR code and phone number on the band are waterproof and colorful enough so the helper will see it. The Elph Band comes in pink or blue and is easy to set up. You can use your phone or go online to list what important information that you want to be seen by the person who finds your child. You can list several phone numbers and medical information like allergies your child has.

You can now go enjoy the world and all it has to offer. I love that a simple colorful band can help if my child gets lost. Your child will enjoy wearing the Elph Band too.

The Elph Band comes in many different sizes, even ones to fit grownups who need extra help. The band is great for seniors with memory problems and special needs people.

Welcome to the ELPH Band Giveaway Event! Mom Powered Media, ELPH Band, and fantastic group of amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this event, just in time for Halloween. Hosted by: Mom Powered Media Sponsored by: ELPH Band The ELPH Band is a link to your identifying information, such as your address, parent or guardian cell phone numbers and any other information you think is necessary, including medical conditions or drug allergies your child may have. Whether you're traveling to a theme park, zoo, park, a crowded festival or even the mall, the ELPH Band can help find your child in the event he/she gets separated from you. It only takes one second for a child to disappear out of your site.


The ELPH band is a non-toxic, durable, silicone wristband. It provides an immediate, highly visible form of identification with clear instructions directly on the band. It's easy to use with options to dial in or scan the QR code. ELPH Band does not put personal information, such as the child's name or phone number where people can see it when it isn't needed. What does ELPH stand for? Easy Lookup to Phone Home If your child get's separated from you, all your child needs to do is show an adult his/her ELPH band. That adult can then call the 800# or scan the QR code to get in touch with you to reunite your child with you! It's that simple! Once the QR code is scanned on a smartphone, a screen similar to the one below will pop up for them to get in touch with you.


 To set up your ELPH band you will register it on a computer, or by scanning the QR code yourself and setting it up via your smartphone. Just a few simple questions and you will be registered. Once completed, you will get a text and email alert letting you know the account profile is active, and to verify the information has been entered correctly. ELPH Bands are available in 3 sizes: Toddler (up to 5.75 inches), Child (up to 6.5 inches), and Adult (up to 7.5 inches). They are also available in two colors, Navy or Pink. Buy it: ELPH Bands are $19.99 each and they come with 1 year of service. You can purchase here. After 1 year of service, you can renew your service with ELPH Band.

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  Now for the Giveaway! TWO Lucky Readers will win an ELPH band of their choice, as well as a $125 Target Gift Card. Giveaway is open to US Residents, void where prohibited. Must be 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Giveaway ends October 31st, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

Disclosure: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this posting. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. The participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment. Only one entrant per household, per address may enter. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond in a timely manner, a new winner will be chosen and you will forfeit your prize. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions about this event or would like to see your event hosted by Mom Powered Media, please email

My New Superfood Is Green With Sari Spirulina Powder

      I love drinking smoothies in the morning as it is a great way to start my day with a powerhouse drink that gives me a lot of nutrition in one drink. I always add two to three servings of fruit and veggies in my smoothies along with yogurt, flax meal or chia seeds, and green matcha powder. I have discovered a new green superfood powder to add to my smoothie, Sari Spirulina Powder. My smoothies have been green for quite a while as I know green means healthy so I did not mind the extra green that this organic Spirulina gave to my morning smoothie.

  So you are probably wondering what Spirulina is and what makes it a superfood. I was sent a package of  Sari Spirulina Powder to experience its benefits. This nutrient-packed green powder comes from a blue-green algae, the same algae that fish eat to be able to be rich in omegas. Don't worry though about the safety of Sari Spirulina as it is grown in natural soda lakes in a remote area that is free of industry and pollution, making it naturally rich in minerals and trace elements.

Sari Spirulina is 100% Non-Toxic and Contaminant Free - Free of Chemicals, Pesticides, Heavy Metals, Yeast, Mold, E. Coli, BMAA, Microcystine, Pheophorbides, Irradiation, GMO's, Preservatives, Additives, Solvents, Binders, Soy & Gelatin.

    Spirulina is rich in protein, iron, calcium, magnesium, selenium, beta-carotine, B12, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, antioxidants and essential amino acids (GLA, Omega 3, 6 & 9's). Click Here to see the wonderful amounts of each one. I found out that adding Spirulina to my diet will strengthen my immune system, this is great as cold and flu season is upon us. It will fight aging & free radicals with all its antioxidants . This green powder is a great multivitamin with over 100 naturally occurring and bioavailable vitamins & nutrients, listed above.

  Spirulina can be added to just about anything - from your favorite smoothies and juices to many other recipes - for a great nutritional boost. I like to add my Spirulina to smoothies. I use 1 teaspoon of this green powder along with fruit. The green powder does come from algae so it has a fish smell to it. I discovered that once I added it to my smoothie that it added no taste and the fish smell was gone. All I tasted was my fruit in my smoothie. Yes it does make your smoothie a deep green color, but to me green means it is healthy. Green is my color for ensuring my body is getting a powerful source of nutrients to enable me to be healthy and enjoy life.

Spirulina Smoothie

1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1 cup frozen or fresh apple or pear chunks
1 heaping teaspoon Sari Spirulina Powder
1 cup water or grape or apple juice if you like a sweeter smoothie

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
I like to add 2 tablespoons flax meal to my smoothie for additional fiber and omegas.


To obtain more information on Sari Spirulina Powder, click on the below link.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wake up, smell the coffee, and say hello!

Reconnect and recharge over a cup or carafe of your favorite beverage with @Keurig. Wake up, smell the coffee and say hello! #HelloKeurig 

Unwrap the Magic Sweepstakes With Werther’s® Original® And a Giveaway

 This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and I was compensated with a Disney store gift card and Werther's products.

How would you like to win a Magical vacation to taste your way around the world at the 2015 Epcot International Wine and Food Festival? I know this is a trip that I would love to win.

 Werther's Original has a sweepstakes where you can win a Magical vacation. The grand prize winner, along with 3 guests, will embark on a grand culinary adventure into a food and wine lover's paradise at the 2015  Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival. Weekly winners will also be selected to receive a prize package that includes Werther’s® Original® products as well as a $25 ©Disney gift card.  Sweepstakes ends 11/14/2014

       I was sent some yummy Werther's Original Caramel popcorn along with a coupon to buy some of  their yummy hard candy to start celebrating this great Magical Sweepstakes. Werther's popcorn is perfectly popped corn that is wrapped with rich and creamy Werther's Original Caramel. This popcorn tastes just like their awesome caramel candy. Their candy melts in my mouth with a great caramel taste when I unwrap a piece of their hard candy and pop it into my mouth.
Werther's makes many different products from hard candy to popcorn, they even have baking caramels that would be great for caramel apples. I have a giveaway at the end of this post were one of  my readers will win 2 coupons to try yummy Werther's caramel products. 

Now about that wonderful sweepstakes again. Click on the below link to win a Magical vacation to the 2015  Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival. You can't win if you don't enter. You might even win one of the weekly prizes that includes Werther’s® Original® products as well as a $25 ©Disney gift card. So click on the link and enter. Sweepstakes ends 11/14/2014

Now for my giveaway. I am giving away 2 coupons for any Werther’s® Original® products of your choice. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

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Help A Family Have Thanksgiving


If you are looking for a way to help others have a Thanksgiving then join this wonderful project.

The Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project began three years ago, with just a handful of families.

A handful of mothers who confessed not being able to afford Thanksgiving dinners and a handful of readers who volunteered to help them. Nobody was trying to save the world; we just wanted to be able to make a difference in one family’s life.

And then the magic happened.

More families came forward with their struggles and even more families pitched in to help, donating anywhere from a dollar to several hundred. Over four hundred families celebrated a Thanksgiving dinner they otherwise would have gone without and Scary Mommy Nation (now a 501(c)3 charity) was born.

Every day, Scary Mommy is proud to showcase a variety of viewpoints and perspectives from mothers everywhere. Underneath all of our differences – behind all of that which too often divides us – the wonder of a mother’s love for her children is universal. And what can be more instinctually maternal than wanting to be able to nurture and provide for your family?

That’s the simple beauty of the Thanksgiving Project. Our children– and our struggle for their well-being – is what connects this community. To date, more than 4,500 families have benefited  from the Thanksgiving Project. Last year alone, we received 2,765 applications and were able to fulfill each and every one. It’s time to do it all again.

For more information on donating money or receiving help, click on the below link.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How I Took Care Of My Smelly Washing Machine With Smelly Washer Cleaner

Does your washing machine have a bad odor to it? Do you towels and laundry smell like mildew? I know my washing machine had a bad odor to it and my husband was always complaining that our towels smelled funky. I tried everything to get rid of the smell and nothing seemed to work until I tried Smelly Washer Cleaner

I was sent a bottle of Smelly Washer Cleaner to put to the test. This product was easy to use. All you do is put a tablespoon of the powder in your washing machine and run a hot cycle without any clothes. The jar contains 24 treatments and lasts a whole year Smelly Washer is an all natural crystallized powder that cleans the odor out of your washing machine and leaves your laundry smelling fresh again.

I simply put a tablespoon of Smelly Washer Cleaner in my washing machine and ran a hot water cycle. I was amazed that my washing machine has a nice pleasant scent to it, not chemical.  My towels now smell so much better and no longer have a musty smell to them.


You can use it in HE or regular washers that are plastic or stainless steel. You can even use it it your dishwasher too.

For more information about Smelly Washer Cleaner, click on the below link.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.