Monday, October 25, 2010

ECOUSEABLE Bottle Reviews

Everyone is looking to become healthier - or become a little greener.... Well now with Ecouseable you can do both. Now you can carry your own water without carrying disposable plastic bottles. Ecouseable has come out with a line of stainless steel bottles. These stainless Steel bottles are 100% recyclable.

What can you carry in your Ecouseable Bottles? "You can carry any cold to warm liquids in your EcoUsable bottle including juice, soda, milk, and alcohol. Our bottles are designed to not break down due to acids in citrus juices and soda drinks. Just fill up with your beverage of choice and you're good to go!"

I was able to test these bottles out. Ecouseable sent me a variety of different bottles - different shapes and sizes. These bottles are perfect for the person on the go. I love the fact that they are environment friendly - and extremely cute! They have basic colors and also design. Also, you can purchase the Wrapz - This way you can make sure your bottle will stand out from the crowd. They have the hooks on them, so you can easily attach them to your belt loop, or your purse or backpack. Everyone in our house hold claimed one - as soon as we opened the box. These make perfect gifts (hint hint - if you're looking for any holiday ideas). They are great for the children to take to their sporting events. I haven't used the Sport bottle topper yet - This will defiantly come in handy during the summer when i start to go rollerblading - that way I wont have to worry about stopping to unscrew a cap so I can have a drink.

**Ecouseable can be found online at The great people at EcoUseable have allowed me to share a Great Coupon Code with all my friends. When you go to check out, enter ECO10 to your order to receive 10% off your items.

Thank you to EcoUseable for the great bottles they have sent me. I received EcoUseable bottles for review purposes only. I was not financially compensated for this post. All opinions in this post are 100% mine.

Saturday, October 23, 2010 TRENDY Plus Size Shirt Giveaway

Do you hate going into the store and not being able to find trendy clothes in your size? I know I do. is rapidly becoming the leading specialty online store dedicated to Plus Size Trendy Clothes. They have everything from Plus Size Cocktail Dresses to Plus Size Tops, Jeans and Skirts. Also with, you are now able to shop by Style, Brand and Size!  This way you can see all the styles available in your size!

I was lucky to try one of their shirts. Alright sent me 1 shirt of their choice. It was styled as a tube type top that flared at the bottom. When i tried this on, the color and style did not look flattering on me as a shirt. So we concluded to fold the Tube top down and pulled it to the waist line and wore it as a skirt! My mom actually claimed this "Skirt" and wore it for a family function! It was totally cute like that!  You have to love the multi-purposes function of this shirt! and MISavings have worked together to give my Plus Size readers a great opportunity! MISavings will be featuring a giveaway for one of's Trendy tops (chosen by Alight) in Your Size!

To Enter:
PLEASE GO TO MY NEW WEB DOMAIN TO ENTER - www.misavingsmama.comMandatory Entry*: You have to sign up for the mailing list/newsletter and leave me a comment that you did - with the email address you used to sign up for it.

*The winner of this giveaway must be signed up with to receive their newsletter/mailing list. If the selected winner is not signed up with, she will then forfeit her prize and a new winner will be chosen.

Bonus Entries:
1. Follow on Twitter
2. Become a Fan on Facebook
3. Follow Me via GFC
4. Tweet or Retweet this giveaway (With @alightcom in it)

This giveaway will remain open until November 23, 2010 at 11:59pm E.S.T.
A winner will be chosen by

*I received 1 Plus Size shirt for review from All opinions on this page are 100% my own. This is not a paid post. Plus Size Shirt Winner

The Winner of the Plus Size Shirt is:
Number 26 out of 63 Comments
The Teacher's Wife said...
follow Alight on FB
The winner was chosen by
The winner has been emailed and will have 48 hours to respond.
If there is no response, another winner will be chosen

Funkey Monkey Review and Giveaway

If you have not heard about Funky Monkey, they are a company that specializes in Freeze Dried Fruits.  "Funky Monkey Snacks are all-natural real fruit made using a proprietary freeze-drying process that creates Fruit That Crunches!® while retaining fruit's natural goodness. Funky Monkey uses full slices and pieces of real fruits, not the small dices found in other freeze-dried fruit products. Each ounce of Funky Monkey contains three servings of fruit, providing a snack that is delicious, healthy and convenient."  Another great thing about Funky Monkey Snacks - They contain no gluten, wheat, dairy, peanut or tree nuts. This means they are safe for everyone!

Funky Monkey sent my son a set of their snacks.  As a whole family. We loved them!  The bananas tasted like bananas (except crunch), the pineapple like pineapple.  Everything tastes the way they should be.  They come individually packaged in mixtures - so you get more than one flavor to experience at a time. I cant wait until Halloween (well the Friday before).  My 'lil guy is going to be taking a set of snacks to share with his pre-school class.  I just know all the kids in his class will love them.  And the teachers will love them too!  Not only are they healthy, but the follow the NO PEANUT rule in the school.

Buy It:  You can buy these online at Amazon or at stores such as Target, Krogers, Albertson and more

Win It:  Funky Monkey has agreed to give one of my lucky readers one of each flavors - That's 7 in total!

Mandatory Entry:  Go to Funky Monkey's web page and let me know what flavor you would like to try.


Bonus Entries:
1.  Like MI Savings on Facebook
2.  Like Funky Monkey on Facebook
3.  Follow MI Savings on Twitter
4.  Follow Funky Monkey on Twitter
5.  Enter any of the giveaways at BzzingMom

This giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on October  30, 2010.
Please a seperate comment for each entry - and include an email where I can contact you if you win.

I received Funky Monkey Snacks for review purposes only.  I was not financially compensated for this review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sports Authority Friends and Family - 25% off One Item

For 5 days only, Friends & Family of Sports Authority can get 25% off a single item! Enter code SAFF25FB at checkout online, or click to print Coupon to redeem in-store. Valid 10/21 – 10/25. Feel free to share this with all of your friends and family!

Pear Tree Greetings Christmas Cards

Recently Pear Tree Greetings sent me a Set of their Personalized Greeting Cards For Review.  I did not know what to expect for their christmas line - Since I have only reviewed their Thank you cards.  I am pleased to say that these Christmas Cards are beautiful in every quality.
2775_7980RDFC 2775_7981FC   2775_9861FC

As you can see I received a bunch of different styles of Christmas cards.  Pear Tree Greetings only offers the best of the best. 
They feature:
Heavy 100 lb Matte Card Stock, which is also 100% post-consumer recycled!
HUNDREDS of brand new designs for 2010

And To top it off, you should get your order within 4-9 business days, which includes 2 days for processing time!  How Great is that?  I will be keeping Pear Tree Greetings in mind when it comes to ordering my holiday cards.  How about you?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Shopscotch - Social Cash Back Shopping Site - Join Free today

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Dinosaur Train and Halloween

"The Jim Henson Company will be celebrating Halloween in two weeks, offering a spooktacular episode of Dinosaur Train and all-new Halloween costumes available for purchase or to make-it-yourself!  We hope you will be interested in encouraging your readers to check out the episode on PBS Kids, the all-new music video promoting the episode on YouTube and Halloween costume options.  Detailed information on all initiatives as follows. ... See More"

Thank you This Mama Loves Her Bargains.  I definatly know I will be checking this out -as I know my son loves watching Dinosaur Train!

Bic MarkIts Coupon - 5.00 Off

If you haven't tried Bic MarkIts, they are like Sharpies,but with some different color choices. Right now they are offering a 5.00 off coupon when you like them on Facebook.  Not sure how long this coupon is going to last, so hurry up and check it out.

Click here to Like Bic on Facebook and then print your coupon!!
Thank you This Mama Loves Her Bargains for the heads up on this coupon.

Crystal Essence Deoderant Onsale Through 10-23

Just wanted to give all you savers out there a heads up that Crystal® products are on sale at Rite Aid and Walgreens from September 26 through October 23.  They will be $1.00 off for the Stick and $0.50 off for the Roll-Ons and Spray.  If you want to learn more about the Crystal Line, you can go to their website.  Crystal is the world's leading all-natural mineral salt deodorant for a reason. While most deodorants use harsh chemicals to mask odor, they prevent it before it even starts

This announcement was brought to you by One2OneNetwork.  By posting this I will be eligible to win a giftcard

Monday, October 18, 2010

Preggers by Therafirm Review and Giveaway

Are you a mom to be?  Are your legs constantly tired because you are on your feet all day?  Therafirm has come out with a line of Support Stockings that help relieve tired legs. Preggers is a unique line of maternity support hose and compression products developed by future moms for future moms

Therafirm sent me a pair of their trouser socks for review.  I received a pair of black - diamond pattern socks.  When i first looked at them, I was afraid they weren't going to fit.  Most of the Tall Socks don't fit me - due to the fact that I have thick Calf Muscles.  These socks went on perfectly.  After wearing them a whole day, I took the chance to notice that they have not slid down my legs - like most socks.  The compression fit is not only good for pregnant mothers, but they are also great for people who are on their feet all day - ex: RETAIL Workers!

Therafirm is allowing me to give one of my lucky readers a pair of stockings.

Mandatory Entry:  You must visit rupreggers and let me know what color/style you would choose


Bonus Entries:
1.  Like MI Savings on Facebook
2.  Like Preggers on Facebook
3  Follow MI Savings on Twitter
4.  Follow Preggers on Twitter
5.  Enter any of BzzingMom's Giveaways

This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM EST on Oct 26, 2010.  Winners will be chosen by
Please leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email so I can get email you if you are the winner..

** I received 1 pair of Therafirm Preggers Trouser Socks for Review. I was not financially compensated for this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.
This Product Was a Free Giveaway Sponsored by

SmartKnit Kids Socks Giveaway

Are you looking for a good pair of socks for your child?  SmartKnit Socks has come out with a seamless sock that is made especially for infants/toddler and children. They are even great for children who have sensory issues.  If you haven't read my review on these socks, go here and catch up a bit on SmartKnit Socks

SmartKnit socks is allowing me to give one of my lucky readers a set of these socks.

Mandatory Entry:  Check out SmartKnits website and let me know what sock combination you would choose.


Bonus Entries:
1. Like MI Savings on Facebook
2. Like Smart Knit on Facebook
3. Follow Smart Knit on Twitter
4. Follow MI Savings on Twitter
5. Enter any giveaway at BzzingMom

Giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on October 25,2010.  Winners will be choose by

Sponsored by

KT Tunstall CD Review - Tiger Suit

KT Tunstall has come out with a brand new CD - Tiger Suit.  If you are unsure who she is, she's famous for the song " Black Horse & The Cherry Tree"  This is her Fourth CD. The others include: Eye to the Telescope, Acoustic Extravaganza, and Drastic Fantastic.  Her Album Tiger Suit was released to the U.S. and Canada on October 5th.

This is the first full Album of KT Tunstall that I have ever listened to.  I have herd her songs previously on the radio, but never owned any.  I received this CD in the mail for review and Fell in love.  Her voice is so powerful.  It was defiantly a surprise from what I was expecting.  This CD is all upbeat - which makes it a great motivating CD.  Fade Like a Shadow has to be the song that sticks most in my mind.  This CD has been in my CD Player for the past week - I listen to it whenever i feel that I need a pick-me-up in my day.  I defiantly recommend you taking the time to listen to this CD. 

You can find her music video for Fade Like A Shadow on you tube here.  If you want to purchase this CD you can go to your local music store or go purchase it here.  To find out more about KT Tunstall, you can check out her official website.  She is also going on tour.  You can find out a list of her tour dates and locations here.

**I received this CD for review purposes only.  With this review I have been entered to receive a gift card through One2One Network.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

U Printing Giveaway - 250 Business Cards - Winner!

The winner for the UPrinting Giveaway of 250 Die-Cut Business Cards is

Comment #5 out of 11
The Teacher's Wife said...
Follow you on twitter now! survivingateacherssalary
Winner was chosen by
Congrats to The Teacher's Wife!

Brilliant Lens Giveaway

If you are in need of a great eye glasses cleaner, look no further. Brilliant Lenses offers a non ammonia and alcohol based cleaner.   If you didn't get the chance to read my post on Brilliant Lens Cleaner, check it out here.  The cool thing about this product is the fact that you can use it on other products besides glasses - ie:  Cellphone Screens.

Mandatory Entry:  What would you use this product on.


Bonus Entries:
1.  Follow Brilliant Lenses on Twitter
2.  Follow MI Savings on Twitter
3.  Like Brilliant Lenses on Facebook
4.  Like MI Savings on Facebook

This giveaway will end at 11:59pm est on October 24, 2010.  Winners will be chosen by

Sponsored by

SmartKnit KIDS Socks Review

Are your kids fussy about their socks?  Where they dont like the way the sock is too big in some places, or too small in other places.  Or when the seam along the front bunches in their shoes....  Well, SmartKnit socks have a truely 100% Seamless Sock - There are "NO Seams to Bug Ya".  According to SmartKnit Socks, "A truly seam free sock is great for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, or for those who simply cannot stand annoying sock seams.  As well as being completely seamless, our socks are also form-fitting."

I was able to try the SmartKnit Kids Socks for Review.  SmartKnit sent me 2 Pairs of Socks (one pair of white and one of navy) for my son.  He wears a size 11 extra wide shoe  - and we got him the Size Medium in the Ankle socks.  These fit him PERFECTLY! These socks are great, because there is no Heel pocket.  This makes it extremely easy for the lil guy to put on his self.  SmartKnit is right when they say that these socks are form-fitting - which makes for no falling socks.  Both my son and I love these socks.  Me - because they are great quality, and they also have moisture wicking properties (so it will help keep your childs feet drier in the long run).  The Lil Guy loves them because he can be a big boy and get his own socks on - and not worry about putting them on wrong.

**I received 2 pairs of Smart Knit Socks for review only.  I was not compensated financially for this review. All opinions are 100% mine.

This Product Was a Free Giveaway

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Skin MD Lotion - Review

If you are like me, I cant stand Dry and chapped hands.  Skin MD Has come out with a perfect solution.  They have come out with a Shielding Lotion. A shielding lotion is a new type of lotion that is formulated to duplicate the skin's natural actions to help heal dry, damaged skin. Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion becomes part of the outer layer of skin working to strengthen the skin barrier, keeping the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. Conventional lotions don't utilize the skin's own natural moisturizing oils; instead they cover skin with a greasy layer of artificial moisture.  Also, Skin MD Natural and Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 are manufactured in the United States using 100% solar power, free of animal products and animal testing.

I had the chance to try Skin MD.  This lotion does what it claims to do!  It defiantly kept the moisture to my hand.  This lotion has a Silky Feel to it. I have found that it does not take much to lather up your hands (and arms, and legs...) A little does go a long way!  The first time I went to use this, i put the amount in my hand that i would have if it was normal lotion - Boy that was WAY too much. Overall, this is a great product.

**update.  I made the mistake and took SkinMD to work..I think I lost it to my coworkers for good :D

Skin MD can be found on Facebook and Twitter

**I was given a bottle of Skin MD for review.  I was not compensated financially for this review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Chicken Soup For The Soul - A Book of Miracles Review and Giveaway

If you arent familiar for the Chicken Soup For The Soul Books, These are books containing many short stories from

A little about the Chicken Soup For The Soul  - A Book of Miracles:
Everyone loves a good miracle story, and this book provides 101 true stories of healing, divine intervention, and answered prayers. These amazing, personal stories prove that God is alive and active in the world today, working miracles on our behalf. The incredible accounts show His love and involvement in our lives. This book of miracles will encourage, uplift, and recharge the faith of Catholics and all Christian readers.

It has been a long time since I have read the Chicken Soup Books, So I was very excited to be able to read this one.  This book has 9 chapters of inspirational stories and messages.  I read it before bed.  These short stories are a great way to make a long day end peacefully.  It also managed to draw me back a little more to my spiritual self.  There were stories that I could relate to - especially the ones where they were financially struggling. My favorite story would probably have to be "A Charmed Charm Bracelet"

I am very lucky to be able to offer 3 of my readers this great book- Thank you to Chicken Soup For The Soul. 

Mandatory Entry: 
Check out the Chicken Soup for the Soul Website and let me know what book you would love to read.

Bonus Entries:
1.  "Like" Chicken Soup for the Soul on Facebook
2.  "Like" MISavings on Facebook
3.  Follow Chicken Soup for the Soul on Twitter
4.  Follow MI Savings on Twitter
5.  Enter any of the Giveaways at BzzingMom

This giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on October 23, 2010.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Also include your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.

**I received this book for review purposes only.  I was not financially compensated for this review.  All opinions are 100% mine

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Coupons! has several new coupons this week for various products when you buy (WYB) a specific cereal.

Toluna Global Opinion Panel

Toluna is a global site for everything related to surveys, polls and opinions! When you become a Toluna community member you enjoy the following benefits:
  • Earn points worth $1 to $5 each time you qualify for and complete a survey! You’ll also earn for the polls and opinion topics you create! Each time you participate in or complete a survey you’ll be entered into a monthly $4500 prize draw!
  • Create your own polls and opinion topics to host on Toluna, or export them to your own blog or website!
  • Voice your opinion by participating in other community members’ polls and opinion topics! There’s no catch! Your membership is free, and all information you provide is strictly confidential and will never be used to advertise or to sell you anything.
As soon as you register, you’ll be entered to win their monthly $4500 cash drawing!

Gevalia - Coffee Maker, Carafe, Tumbler & Coffee for $22.95

Coffee or tea drinker? Try two half pound boxes of Gevalia Kaffe or tea and get a stainless steel coffeemaker, stainless steel coffee carafe and stainless steel tumbler FREE. $168 value, Delivered to your home for $22.95 + $5.95 shipping! All Yours to keep with no further obligation, just for beginning a Gevalia Membership. The coffee and tea is delicious and there are over 50 varieties to choose from. And the coffeemaker is actually pretty good quality.
  1. Choose a black or white coffee maker
  2. Select what flavor of coffee and/or tea you want to try
  3. Enter your shipping information
  4. Pay the $22.95 + $5.95 shipping and you'll receive your coffee maker, coffee/tea, carafe, and tumbler within a couple weeks.
About a month later, you'll receive 2 more boxes of the coffee/tea you selected. If you wish, you may change the quantities and types of coffee you receive at any time, the frequency of your shipments, or cancel at any time by calling 1-800-GEVALIA (1-800-438-2542). Gevalia is really nice about taking care of your requests. No hassles.

Prices of coffees and teas vary, ranging from $5.95 - $9.95 per package (with some specialty coffees priced higher), plus $5.95 shipping and handling unless otherwise noted.

Gevalia - Coffee Maker & Coffee for $14.95

Coffee or tea drinker? Try two half pound boxes of Gevalia Kaffe or tea and get a coffeemaker and stainless steel coffee scoop FREE. Delivered to your home for $14.95, with free shipping! All Yours to keep with no further obligation, just for beginning a Gevalia Membership. The coffee and tea is delicious and there are over 50 varieties to choose from. And the coffeemaker is actually pretty good quality.
  1. Choose a black or white coffee maker
  2. Select what flavor of coffee and/or tea you want to try
  3. Enter your shipping information
  4. Pay the $14.95 and you'll receive your coffee maker, coffee/tea, and scoop within a couple weeks.
About a month later, you'll receive 2 more boxes of the coffee/tea you selected. If you wish, you may change the quantities and types of coffee you receive at any time, the frequency of your shipments, or cancel at any time by calling 1-800-GEVALIA (1-800-438-2542). Gevalia is really nice about taking care of your requests. No hassles.

Prices of coffees and teas vary, ranging from $5.95 - $9.95 per package (with some specialty coffees priced higher), plus $5.95 shipping and handling unless otherwise noted.

Halloween Cupcakes - Easy Make

Here is a Simple Cupcake Mix that ALL the kids will love!
Orange cream cupcakes

What you need:
1 box white cake mix
1 tub of Cream Cheese Frosting

How To make:
Just follow the directions on the back of the box except where it calls for water
Instead of water add the same amount of orange soda (it doesn't matter what kind) bake per instructions.
Take a tub of white or cream cheese frosting and mix in orange extract to taste.
Frost cooled cupcakes.

These taste yummy! 
Thank you Lynne for this easy Halloween cupcake!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ebeanstalk - Revolution Disk Review

There are so many toys on the market to choose from, that it can be hard to pick out the perfect one for your children.  Ebeanstalk has made it easy to choose from the toys - and corospond them with the proper age range for your children.  Also, take some time to head on over to ebeanstalk and tell them what your favorite baby toys and kids toys are! It's important to them to provide great toddler toys and the only way they can make sure they have the right ones is to get E-feedback from moms like you and me!

Ebeanstalk sent me a toy for my son for review.  They sent me the Revolution Disk by Coop.  This is a 12" flying disc that is easy to throw and catch.  It is also waterproof.  This is great for the pool, lake or beach or even in your own backyard.  This can be thrown like the typical Frisbee for distance, or lightly tossed for younger hands to catch.  We had the chance to test this out - but inside only, so we weren't able to get the full experience of it's gliding powers.  This is a great toy for Hand/Eye coordination.  We are defiantly looking forward to next summer so we can test out the waterproof features. 

There are many choices on Ebeanstalk.  Hey parents, keep them in mind.  Don't forget Christmas is soon approaching.

**I was sent this revolution disk for review only.  I was not compensated financially for this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Safety 1st Products - Booster Seat and Step Stool Review

Safety 1st has come out with a new line of products.  They have come out with the Nature Next line.  The Nature Next product line is made from 50% plant based bio-plastics. Safety 1st sent me 2 items to review. 

The first is the Safety First Booster Seat.  This seat features:

  • 3-point harness keeps child secure

  • Non-slip rubber feet keep seat steady

  • Adjustable chair straps

  • This set is made from the great quality that you would expect from Safety 1st.  The great feature about this seat is the waist harness.  This is built where you can wrap the belt snugly around the child's waist.  Other booster seats that I have used in the past have the waist belt coming from the back of the chair - and then wrapping around the child's waist.  This allows a lot of wiggle room - and the child can become an escapee.  This booster seat does not allow any wiggle room for the child to get out of the seat, but it allows room for the child to be comfortable and sit a little closer to the table.  The other great feature- The cost.  You can buy this step stool on the Safety 1st website for only $11.49

    The other item I was able to review was the Safety 1st Step Stool.  This step stool features:

  • Textured top with fun frog design for added safety

  • Non-slip feet

  • 7 inches tall

  • When this came in the mail, the first thing that my son did was Claim it for his self.  He is 3 and loves finding new ways to get to items that are beyond his reach.  The nice feature about this is it has the non-slip feet pad, so I know that my son wont slip when he's trying to get something off the shelf or when he's brushing his teeth before bed.  The other great feature- The cost.  You can buy this step stool on the Safety 1st website for only $6.49
    The Quality of both of these items are exactly what you would expect from the wonderful creators at Safety 1st.  Safety 1st products have always been durable and well trusted in my home.  And now, they have come out with a line that is more friendly to the earth.

    ** I was sent a booster seat and Step Stool for review only.  I was not financially compensated for this review.  All opinions are 100% mine. 

    Monday, October 11, 2010

    And the winners are...

    And the winners are!
    Tweetie Pie Bag
    #1 out of 14 comments
    Rebecca said...
    I love the Pocket Pouch in zebra stripes :)

    Costume Squad
    #16 out of 24 comments
    Amber said...

    Like you on FB

    Costumes 4 Less
    #27 out of 54 comments
    Susan said...

    Maybe the ladybug costume for my daughter. I'm not sure if that's what she'd want, but it's cute!

    Custom Choice Cereal
    #3 out of 24 comments
    Inspirational Savings said...

    Like MI savings on facebook

    Evora Kids Probiotics
    #18 out of 21 comments
    shala_darkstone said...

    I follow EvoraPlus on Twitter

    All winners were chosen by  Winners will have 48 hours from time email was sent to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  Congrats everyone who won!

    Sunday, October 10, 2010

    Live Brilliantly - Lense Cleaner - Review

    Are you tired of having smudgy Finger printed Glasses or Sunglasses?  I know I was.  I tried using the old cloth on the lens and then also steaming it up with your breath and wiping them.  That barely ever fixed them.  Brilliant Lens came up with a solution to that!  They have come up with an Ammonia and Alcohol free cleaner.

    I was sent a set of Brilliant Lens Cleaner for review.  This set came complete with 2 small spray bottles of cleaner, an optical microfiber cloth and a small carrying bag.  This cleaner worked great on my sunglasses - which were finger printed by my lil guys hands... The cleaner worked like a charm.  Just a spray on the front, a spray on the back...and voila all clean.  According to Brilliant Lenses, it is also made with SR-8 which is suppose to add a protective barrier to the lenses to resist scratches, and soiling from water, sweat, dust and dirt.

    I rate this a 5 star.  They got my glasses cleaner then they have ever been.  Also, according to the package you can use them on your cellphone screens... :D

    **I was sent a set the Brilliant Lens Cleaner for review.  I was not financially compensated for this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

    This Product Was a Free Giveaway

    Friday, October 8, 2010

    Hurry!! Yankee Candle Coupon Code! Great Savings

    Yankee Candle offers three small jar candles, electric home air fresheners, or tea lights for $15.

    Add seven to your cart for $35. Apply coupon code "CRM010B" to drop the total to $20.

    With $5 for shipping, that's at least $50 off and the best deal we've seen on these jar candles from Yankee Candle. Sales tax is added where applicable.

    Hurry and take advantage of this coupon -as many of the candles are selling quickly.

    Thank you to This Mama Loves Her Bargins for the great heads up on this deal!

    Halloween Hullabaloo Healthy and Fun Holiday Treats

    Halloween is quickly approaching.  If you have kids, you can be expecting the School Halloween Parties.  Most of the parties I ever had as a kid in school, had tons of snacks - which was a potluck of food brought in by the students.  Here's a couple Fun Halloween Party Ideas.

    ·         vegetable dip
    ·         4 long carrots
    ·         1 medium carrot
    ·         softened cream cheese
    ·         sliced-almond
    ·         baby carrots
    1.      To prepare them, just fill a serving bowl with your favorite vegetable dip. Wash and peel 4 long carrots for fingers and 1 medium carrot for a thumb.
    2.      With a paring knife (a parent's job), cut a flat, shallow notch in the tip of each carrot. Then use a dab of dip or softened cream cheese to glue a sliced-almond fingernail atop each notch.
    3.      Stick the fingers in the dip, as shown, and serve with plenty of peeled baby carrots for dipping.

    • Apples
    • Slivered almonds
    1. Just quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter, then press slivered almonds in place for teeth.
    If you're not going to serve them right away, baste the apples with orange juice to keep them from browning.
    Thank you Family Fun for these recipe ideas!

    Thursday, October 7, 2010

    Olivers Lables - Personalized Kids Labels - Review

    Do you have children in Preschool - or Kindergarten?  If so, then you know how all the teachers want everything labeled.  Their backpack, their coats and boots, and if the teacher asks to keep an extra set of clothes in the classroom - then they will need to be labeled too.  The creators of Oliver's Labels experienced that too. 

    How it began
    "It all began with a small idea to keep Oliver, my nephew, from losing his stuff. After seeing the overwhelming positive reaction from his teachers and other parents, I realized there was a huge demand for high quality labels. I used my 6 years of experience in the printing industry to develop a label that was both durable and beautiful. The business was born and now our full-colour designs and exclusive Found-it™ tracking system are a few of the things that set Oliver's Labels apart from the competition." - Debbie

    The great people at Oliver's Lables sent me a sample pack for review.  They sent me 5 Stick-eez Clothing Labels, 5 Mini Labels, 2 Shoe Labels, and 5 Original Labels. These labels have a gloss finish to them.  We were able to chose the personalization and the design of the label.  We chose the Dinosaur pattern - because my 'lil guy loves watching Dinosaur Train in the mornings.   These stickers are strong.  They are made to stick where ever you put them.. To the touch, they don't feel tacky, but they are.  I haven't used the original or mini labels on any cups or hard surfaced items yet - but they are suppose to be dishwasher safe. They also feature the Found-it tracking system.  This tracking system was made to keep your lost items found. I will keep you posted on how well these stick - and let you know how long they last in my sons jacket...

    I was sent this set of Oliver's Labels for Review purposes only.  There is no financial compensation for this review.  All opinions on this review are 100% mine.
    This Product Was a Free Giveaway

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    BrytonPick- Floss in Seconds Review

    Have you ever just finished lunch at work, and go back just to realize that you still have something between your teeth? Dental Floss can be such a pain to carry - Especially for guys! and Tooth picks... Defiantly wood flavored. BrtonPick has come up with the perfect solution. Their Floss In Seconds Pick.  Their pick is shaped like a boomerang with each end of the boomerang shape made from very thin and flexible metal.

    BrytonPick has sent me me 2 picks for review. Both my husband and I took one to try out. He hasn't said much about it either way - but he doesn't mind grabbing the good ol floss and flossing his teeth... But my opinion? I love it. I love the fact that i can keep it in the slot with my D.L. and have it where ever I go. I personally hate flossing, but it never fails - When you don't have floss with you, you ALWAYS get something stuck in between your teeth. This Pick is extremely easy to use. It is defiantly best to use a mirror when using - especially when you are new to using the Bryton Pick.

    BrytonPick can be found online here

    **BrytonPicks has supplied me with the BrytonPick-Floss In Seconds to review.  I was not financially compensated for this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.
    This Product Was a Free Giveaway

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Story Time For Me Giveaway - EVERYONE CAN WIN!

    Story Time for me is a unique literary website designed specifically for toddlers and children in early elementary school, allowing them to read and listen to enjoyable, online interactive picture books.

    This is a great learning tool for children.  Toddlers get the biggest kick out of just watching the interactive story - with all the moving pictures.  And School Age children can get use to seeing words and hearing the way they are pronounced.  As the narrator reads the story, the words are highlighted.  This puts a connection between the ears, and eyes and brain...  Great way to learn to read.  

    Would you like to receive 2 FREE books?  Story Time For Me is allowing me to Give EVERYONE of my readers the opportunity to get a free book.   All you have to do is go here and fill out their form.  Please keep your eyes open for an email confirmation from Story Time For Me

    And if that is not good enough... You can also get 10 FREE stories.  All you have to do is refer 10 of your friends/family to get 2 free books. Just make sure to let your friends know that you are referring them, So they arent surprised when they receive an email from For more information on this program please go here.  

    To keep up to date with Story Time For Me, you can find them on Facebook Here

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    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    CLOSED - Halloween Hullabaloo - TweetiePie Bags Review and Giveaway


    Do you have your child's Trick-Or-Treat bag yet for Halloween?  If not, you really need to check into Tweetie Pie Bags.  They offer a Variety Of Bags for your every day needs!
    A little bit about Tweetie Pie:
    "We are two everyday wives, moms and both are grandmas who got tired of seeing all the damage that plastic bags are doing to our world and the animals in it.
    We collected an assortment of bags from different stores, then realized that it was just too complicated to carry in 6-8 bags of varying sizes and we made our own that were smaller and easier to manage. 
    So now, how do you remember to actually bring the bags into the store with you?  The only solution I could come up with was to have light weight bags that fit easily into a purse or tote.  And Tweetie Pie Bags was born!"

    Tweetie Pie carries all varieties of bags.  They carry bags that are easy for kids to carry. And they also carry bags for your large grocery shopping trips.
    Cart bag for those large shopping trips to places like Costco or Sams Club

    They even carry bags for those men in your lives.  Now they don't have to carry a girlie bag to be eco- friendly.

    Tweetie Pie Bags sent me 2 of their CUTE bags for review -a Penguin and a Pumpkin. The pumpkin folds out to be an Orange Bag that reads Trick Or Treat.  This bag is so easy to fold up and carry - It fits perfectly into your pocket.  This is going to be great for Halloween.  I remember being a kid and going house to house - and my little trick or treat bag just didn't hold much at all. So we carried a pillow case so we could dump it in - but that pillow case didn't have handles.  Now with the Tweetie-Pie Bags you can carry one empty bag in your pocket and your child can carry the other - door to door.  And when that one is full, you guys just trade off. Simple as that!  So much easier to carry

    These bags are great for shopping!  They are also great for gifts!  Do you have a baby shower that you will be going to?  How about a birthday? Pool Party...?  Tweetie Pie Bags are the answer

    Buy It:  You can purchase these Tweetie Pie Bags online or at one of the stores listed on their webpage.

    Or Win It:
    The wonderful ladies over at Tweetie Pie Bags has allowed me to give one of my readers 2 Pumpkin Bags!  Can you believe that?  2 BAGS!!! These Pumpkin bags go fast!

    Mandatory Entry:  Go to Tweetie Pie Bags and let me know what your favorite bag is.

    Bonus Entries:  
    1.  Follow TweetiePie Bags on Twitter
    2.  Like Tweetie Pie Bags on Facebook
    3.  Like MI Savings on Facebook
    4.  Follow MI Savings on Twitter
    5.  Make a Purchase from Tweetie Pie Bags and Get 10 bonus entries
    6.  Enter a give away from my Halloween Hullabaloo partners - BzzingMom and TheSqueakyGroceryCart

    This giveaway will end at 11:59pm est on October 10th. 
    Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Also please leave your email so I can contact you if you are the winner.

    **Tweetie Pie Bags Sent me 2 Bags for Review.  I was not financially compensated for this review.  All opinions in this review are 100% mine.