Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Spectacular-Link Up Your Giveaways-July 31st Edition

Friday, July 30, 2010

Random Line Review and Giveaway

My oldest daughter loves to draw, color, paint and write and I am always looking for new things for her to do when I go to the store.  She has so many activity books in her room that it is sometimes hard to keep track of them.  She loves word search books, fill in books, and especially those fun Mad Lib books, basically anything that will let her imagination run wild.  It is especially hard to find things that will hold her interest especially when we are on long road trips.  She likes to take along books and video games with her, but always complains that it's not fun anymore after a while.  I found a great company called RandomLine that specializes in fun On the Go games and activities as well as board games and Wipe Off Drawing Boards.

I recently had the opportunity to review a couple of fantastic products from Random Line-the Squiggle Ocean On the Go Activity Pad and the Squiggle Style.  When the package came and my oldest realized this was something for her, she got really excited.  She saw the Squiggle Style first and because she is starting to become a girly girl even though she doesn't want to admit it, she took that one out of the box and disappeared with it for a while.  Squiggle Style comes with six dry erase markers in blue, pink, yellow, brown, black, and green.  On the game board, you can pick out the bottoms, tops, shoes and accessories by the spinner and you can draw what you spin.  The possibilities are endless!  I think at one point when I played the game, I had my model dressed in sweatpants with high heels and a halter tops with a bandana, talk about style personified!  Let your imagination run wild which is exactly what my oldest did.  Boy did she come up with some phenomenal outfits and crazy styles of her own!  This is perfect to take along anywhere as well because it is small enough to fit in her bag and doesn't have a whole lot of parts to carry and take out.  Perfect for that long road trip, an overnight at Grandma's house, or to take to a cookout, my oldest has definitely had a lot of fun with this Squiggle Style.

Bring out the fashion designer in you!  SQUIGGLE Style lets you mix and match clothing and accessories to create your own unique, hip, funny and wild outfits. Imagine your own cool style and let your ideas come to life.  SQUIGGLE Style opens up to a dry erase drawing board, underneath there are6 dry erase markers to choose from.  On the left and right there are accessory wheels and spinners which make for a random selection of garments.  This random selection of shirts, pants, shoes, and accessories is what makes the finished outfit so unique, hip, cool, funny, wacky and wild!
The other product that we received for review was the Squiggle Ocean On the Go, another fun thing to take with us wherever we go.  Each page has one squiggly line and you spin the little wheel on the top to create and ocean creature for example: a crab, a shark, or a seal.  It was a lot of fun to watch the oldest create a little picture out of the squiggle, I even had to try it!  You don't have to be an expert drawer to enjoy this On the Go game from RandomLine.  The great thing is that these On the Go Activity Pads come in different varieties such as sports, educational pads that teach alphabet, shapes and colors, and themed Doodle Pads such as Barnyard, Outdoors, Safari and more.  These are really perfect for my oldest and she has taken both of these great RandomLine products with her just about everywhere lately.  

Choose from Educational, Just For Fun, and Themed Doodle Pads.  These activity pads make the perfect travel companions and learning tools to keep your kids engaged and using their imaginations.  Each pad offers a different benefit to help inspire our children.  They are fun to play with individually or with others.  Approx 15 titles to choose from.

RandomLine Inc. was created in 2002 by a dad who loves to play.  His goal is to offer products that encourage children to be creative and use their imagination with no noise and no batteries.  Simply Imagination is RandomLine's motto.

While he was sitting in New Jersey traffic, this creative dad had an idea to create a game based on doodling.  He created a prototype of his first game called Squiggle.  He decided to use his 12 years of experience and expertise in industrial design to start his own company.  After he attended the American International Toy Fair in 2003 with his new product, he established his first big customer.  Since then, RandomLine has successfully created and launched a line of games and activity pads that can be found in over 2000 stores, gift shops, museums, zoos and aquariums as well as Canada, New Zealand, and Europe.  

You can find RandomLine products at such stores as ToysRUs, Kiddly Winks, Barnes & Noble, Are You and many more retailers.  For a list, head over HERE. 
The RandomLine of games and activity pads are also numerous award winners including the IParenting Media Award and Dr. Toy Award Winner.  For more information and to see all of the great products that RandomLine has to offer, please head over HERE

There is two great prizes to be given away!  One lucky Mommy2TwoGirls reader will win the RandomLine Squiggle Style Wipe Off Drawing Pad (approx value $14.99) and another lucky reader will win their choice on any On The Go Themed Activity Pad (approx value $6.99)

MAIN ENTRY-Mandatory and must be done before any extra entries.  Please make sure that your email address is either included in your comments or Blogger profile so that I have a way to contact you if you win.

1.) Please specify which of the prizes mentioned above you would most like to win.
2.) Pick another product from RandomLine that you would like to have for your kids.

EXTRA ENTRIES-Please list a separate comment for each.

*Follow my blog
*Follow me on Twitter (@furygirl3132) or click on the Twitter button on the left sidebar
*Tweet-You may do this once daily
*Follow RandomLine on Twitter HERE
*Like RandomLine on Facebook HERE
*Subscribe to me via RSS feed
*Subscribe to me via email (2 entries)
*Friend me on Facebook
*Follow me on Networked Blogs
*Grab my button and add it to your sidebar or blogroll(3 entries)
*Blog about this giveaway with a link back to RandomLine and me (5 entries)
*Purchase anything from RandomLine (10 entries)

Giveaway will end on Saturday 8/14 at 7pm EST.  Winner will be chosen via and notified by email as well as posted here on my blog.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.  Open to US residents ONLY!  Special thanks to Maureen and everyone at RandomLine for sponsoring this giveaway.  GOOD LUCK!
Disclosure- I received no monetary compensation for this review, only a couple of great products from RandomLine  in exchange for my honest opinions.  The words expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way.  Additional information provided by the RandomLine website.  No purchase necessary to enter and void where prohibited by law.

Five Question Friday

1. Did you have a favorite blanket or toy as a kid? If so, do you still have it?  I actually had one of each, a favorite blanket when I was a baby and into my toddler years and a favorite stuffed animal when I was about 7 years old until I was about 12.  My blanket was light blue satin and I used to carry it everywhere.  I would suck my thumb and rub my fingers against the blanket, guess it was something silly I did when I was little.  My Mom told me the washing machine ate it up, but I think honestly she got rid of it because it was so worn out.  My favorite stuffed animal was my Pound Puppy name Wiloughby (someone in our family had a dog that was named this).  My aunt had bought my two cousins and myself each a Pound Puppy when we were young and she named it for me.  I still had it until we moved, now I think he might be with some other lucky kid.

2. Do you dream in color?  I think so, I seem to dream in everything weird, strange and sometimes really good!

3. How tall are you? Do you wish you were shorter or taller?  I am 5'6" and to me that is just the right height for me.  I definitely don't want to be shorter because then my oldest would be taller than me!

4. If you could have anyone's (celeb or other) voice as the guide on your GPS, who would it be?  I don't have a GPS but I would love to either have Peyton Manning be my voice or maybe Justin Timberlake, love those guys!

5. Do you return your shopping cart to the corral or leave it wherever in the parking lot?  Most of the time, I do return the cart to the corral, but there are some times that I really feel lazy and just leave it in the parking spot next to my car.

Friday Follow-Building Friendships One Blog at a Time-July 30th Edition

Welcome to the 10th Friday Follow hosted by our awesome hostesses, Kerri from Kerri’s Klutter, C-Mom from C-Mom – a day in the life, and Marice from Life Can’t Wait. Thank you everyone for being willing to host! Please stop by and see these awesome host/hostesses.
We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to find many interesting blogs that you like. This is all about sharing and having fun.
We expect you to be on your honor and to have fun. These are only guidelines to make it more enjoyable for you. Here’s how YOU can join the Friday Follow celebration:
  • Link up your blog below.. One Link per blog
  • Grab our Friday Follow button include on your side bar, or post.. grab the linky information if you want it
  • Follow the Friday-Follow blog and the hostesses in slots 1, 2, & 3 that have volunteered today to host
  • Follow the blogs you want, leave comment saying you are from Friday Follow – use common courtesy
If you need more guidelines about following see
This list is new each week and closes on Saturday at 11:59pm EST. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.
Congratulations to our Three Friday Follow Winners!!!
Each week we will randomly draw from three (3) blogs from the links for the next week’s Friday Follow, and each blog chosen will be placed in the highly coveted number #7, #8, and #9 position on the blog hop. The first blog chosen will also be given the option of doing an interview which will post on on Thursday the next week. We love your participation and want to give back to you! You could be next!

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Friday Blog Hoppin'

Good Friday, hope your weekend is starting off on a good note today!  My favorite time of the week has come, time for some Friday Blog Hoppin'!  There are so many wonderful blog hops out there on everyday, but Friday for me is always the biggest.  If you haven't had the opportunity to try a blog hop yet, what are you waiting for?  I have found so many wonderful blogs that offer some great posts, delicious recipes, fun giveaways and so much more and I have also had the opportunity to find new bloggy friends.  Blog Hopping seems to be all of the rage nowadays and I am so proud to be a apart of it.
What are your plans this weekend?  My hubby and I get to dress up tonight and actually go out on a date to his 20 year class reunion.  I am a little nervous because I don't know anyone as we went to totally different schools, but it should be fun nonetheless.  Tomorrow is his class reunion family picnic and then hubby is off to a bachelor party.  Finally Sunday is for church and grocery shopping.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend whatever you do as well.  Now onto blog hoppin'!

Welcome to Friendly Friday!

Remember, YOU can host the link list on your blog, too! Just click "Get the code here..." at the bottom of the list. The code is different every week, so be sure to get the new code when hosting Friendly Friday on your blog. Hosting the list is a great way to get even more traffic to your blog and make Friendly Friday more beneficial for everyone.

Thanks for joining the Friendly Friday celebration hosted by Xenia at Thanks, Mail Carrier, Christi at Frugal Novice and Charla at Healthy Home Blog! We invite you to join us every Friday to make more friends in blogville, get more blog followers and follow other great blogs out there.

To join in the Friendly Friday celebration, include your link in our list, follow the hostesses in the first 3 spots and then start blog hopping! Visit other blogs on the list and comment to give them some blog love. Then take a minute to follow them through Google Friend Connect - this is a good way to keep up with other blogs, but also lets us show support to each other! Please DO NOT list your giveaways here, links must be to either your homepage or your Friday posting with your blog title. All others will be deleted.

When people comment on your blog and let you know they're a part of Friendly Friday, return the favor and follow them back. This way everyone gets traffic and followers out of participating, and it's a win-win situation. We would love for you to also grab our Friendly Friday button and post it on your blog and/or in a post - the more bloggers that find out about Friendly Friday and participate, the better!

Spotlight on Friendly Friday Followers!

We love your participation and want to show it! In addition to gaining followers, each week we'll select three blogs at random and will feature links and a write-up for those blogs in the content of next week's Friendly Friday post. There are so many seriously wonderful blogs out there, and this will be a great way to highlight some of those each week. Say hello to the lucky chosen 3 for this week (and feel free to stop by and give them a little extra love):

Do you ever wonder if something is just too good to be true? Amy at We're In For It... has the cutest, most well-behaved baby boy named Gage, so she isn't sure how the future live up to how wonderful life presently is. With a son this adorable and a laid-back, conversational writing style, reading Amy's blog is like having a chat with a good friend. From swim lessons to blog design (currently decked out as a birthday present to her husband!) to questions and topics all moms wonder, We're In For It... is always a fun read.

A real-life, real mom looking for ways to make ends meet, Debby at Deal-icious Debby writes about great store deals and coupons that she has found as well as products she enjoys and tips for money-saving crafts and fun projects to keep on budget. Being frugal isn't always easy, but Debby shows that through her deals, garden and cute kids that it can still be possible. Head over to start saving some money today!

A Christian mom and grandmother, Teresa at Too Many Heartbeats writes an extremely moving and informative blog about dealing with her rare and serious illness, Dysautonomia/POTS. A disease of the autonomic nervous system, Teresa's body cannot make the necessary adjustments to counteract gravity when standing up and has therefore left her 100% disabled, homebound and bedridden due to losing consciousness almost every time she stands or sits up for too long. With such an incredible story and positive outlook, Teresa's words will touch your heart through each post.

Now that you know about these 3 wonderful blogs, it's time for you to join in! Add your link below and we'll see you back here every Friday! And don't forget, you can grab the code to share the link list on your blog, too.

All three hostesses appreciate followers through Google Friend Connect AND Twitter and we'll follow you back - just leave a comment with your URL and/or Twitter username. Have a great weekend, everyone!

My Wee View

Welcome to Fun Follow Friday hosted by Simply Stacie and My Wee View. The goal of this hop is to get new Google Friend Connect Followers for your blog and be introduced to new blogs to follow! We wanted to keep it fun and easy so all you have to do is add your blog link and start blog hopping and following away! You aren’t required to write a post for your blog for Fun Follow Friday unless you want to (but we really appreciate it if you do – to help get the word out).
When you visit a blog that you like and want to follow, leave them a comment with your link telling them you are following from the Fun Follow Friday. Of course, we would love for you to follow both hostesses blogs, Simply Stacie and My Wee View, but it isn’t mandatory. If you do follow us, just leave us a comment and we will follow you back.
The main goal is to have fun and follow the blogs that interest you!
There are a few fun things that Fun Follow Fridays does each week:
1.  Each week 1 winner will be randomly drawn for the #3 Spot, this week it’s
#32 My Tummy Calls
2. Each week 1 winner will get Premium ad space for 1 week on both Simply Stacie and My Wee View.  To enter, you have to blog about Fun Follow Friday! This week’s winner is Love.Laugh.Read.  (You can still participate in Fun Follow Friday without making a blog post about it. However, to participate in this special giveaway, you need to write a post about it)

New Friend Fridays

Pearl Paradise Review and Giveaway

I love to wear earrings and lately necklaces and bracelets too.  I have never really been one to wear a whole lot of jewelry, just the simple pair of smaller earrings and my wedding ring, but lately I have really enjoyed getting "dressed" up so to speak with a nice necklace and maybe a elegant little bracelet.  I have never been one to own a whole lot of nice jewelry, if I needed earrings I would go out and buy one of those multiple packs of the earrings with the small silver ball earrings, a few pairs of the shiny birthstone or rhinestone earrings, and maybe a pair of the fake pearl earrings so I would have a variety.  They wouldn't last too long because I have 3 earring holes in one ear and two in the other, it was something silly I did to myself when I was in elementary school.  It was a time when having multiple holes in your ears was cool, I had two more that I let close.  I am always looking for a nice pair of earrings and actually broke down and bought a pair a couple of weeks ago for a wedding.  There are so many great colors and style of earrings out there in the stores and malls nowadays and especially a great selection at jewelry stores all around the internet too.  

I recently had the opportunity to do a review for Pearl Paradise, where they sent me a really beautiful pair of 7.5-8.0mm Lavender Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings in 14kt White Gold for my review.  Pearl Paradise has the most wonderful and beautiful selection of not only Freshwater Pearls, but also a wide variety of other kinds of pearls such as Akoya, Tahitian, Golden South, White, South, Chocolate, Exotic and so much more.  These pearls are all truly beautiful and at such affordable prices, you can not only afford to get yourself something fabulous, but you can also get a great gift for your mother, sister, or best friend that they will love and cherish for so many years to come.  The Freshwater pearl earrings that I received were a very beautiful shade of lavender.  I wore them to a wedding a couple of days ago and they matched my purple shirt that I was wearing almost perfectly.  I love to wear earrings that are no too big and these were definitely perfect.  I have never had a more stunning pair of earrings before and even opening the nicely packaged gift box, I was awestruck by the sight of them in itself.  Also included in the package of pearl earrings was a cleaning kit to keep your pearls looking their absolutely best and an official appraisal that I keep securely in my fire safe box so I can find it whenever it is that I might need it.  These Freshwater Pearl Earrings are only the highest and most top quality and you could see that by looking at them much less wearing them.  I have sensitive ears at times and have to watch what I wear because my ears can become sore and infected.  Since the wedding, I have been wearing these pearl earrings pretty much every day with no problems and they look fabulous as well.  This has fastly become my favorite pair of earrings and I have gotten so many compliments on them as well.  I would highly recommend Pearl Paradise to anyone who is looking for some truly wonderful, stylish and exquisite jewelry.

Pearl Paradise doesn't stop at just beautiful earrings, oh no!  They have some gorgeous necklaces including Metallic Freshwater Pearl necklaces, Pearl Bracelets, Pearl Rings, Matching Sets, Pearl Bridal Jewelry and even Men's Pearl Jewelry.  Whether you are looking for the standard white, pink/peach, lavender,or multicolor, you are sure to find it here at Pearl Paradise.  Here are a couple of other things that I am letting hubby know I would like for Christmas this year:

Pearl Paradise is the world's largest online pearl company.  They specialize in providing affordable, high quality, classic, elegant, and stylish pearl jewelry designs at up to 80 percent below retail prices.  

Their commitment to quality, customer service and unbeatable pricing and selection has helped them to become the internet's premiere source of pearl jewelry with more than 100,000 satisfied customers to date.  Browse their enormous selection of top of the line pearl jewelry (one of the largest pearl inventories in the United States) and find that special gift for your loved ones or the perfect piece of pearl jewelry for any occasion.  

Every associate at Pearl Paradise is a world class pearl expert and is trained in pearl grading, selection, matching and drilling.  Every team member is required to complete the Gemological Institute of America's pearl diploma program.  For more information and to see all of the beautiful pieces of pearl jewelry that Pearl Paradise has to offer, please head over HERE.

The generous folks over at Pearl Paradise would love to give one lucky Mommy2TwoGirls readers their very own pair of 7.5-8.0mm Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings in your choice of color (White, Black, Pink/Peach or Lavender) (approx value $41)
*Note-Previous Pearl blog winners are not eligible for this giveaway.  Thanks!

MAIN ENTRY-Mandatory and must be done before any extra entries.  Please make sure that your email address is either included in your comments or in your Blogger profile so that I have a way to contact you if you win.

Please head over to Pearl Paradise and pick out another piece of jewelry that you would love to have.
EXTRA ENTRIES-Please list a separate comment for each.

*Follow my blog
*Follow me on Twitter (@furygirl3132) or click on the Twitter button on the left sidebar
*Tweet-You may do this once daily
*Follow Pearl Paradise on Twitter HERE
*Like Pearl Paradise on Facebook HERE
*Friend me on Facebook
*Follow me on Networked Blogs
*Subscribe to me via RSS feed
*Subscribe to me via email (2 entries)
*Grab my button and add it to your sidebar or blogroll (3 entries)
*Blog about this giveaway with a link back to Pearl Paradise and me (5 entries)
*Purchase anything from Pearl Paradise (10 entries)

Giveaway will end on Friday 8/13 at 7pm EST.  Winner will be chosen via and notified by email as well as posted here on my blog.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.  Open to US and Canada ONLY!  Special thanks to Loree and everyone at Pearl Paradise for sponsoring this giveaway.  GOOD LUCK!
Disclosure- I received no monetary compensation for this review, only a free pair of Freshwater Pearl Earrings from Pearl Paradise in exchange for my honest opinions.  The words expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way.  Additional information provided by the Pearl Paradise website.  No purchase necessary to enter and void where prohibited by law.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Twitter Hop Thursday-July 29th Edition

Welcome to Twitter Hop Thursday, hosted by Simply StacieThe King’s Court IV, Little Yaya’s, and Review Retreat!
Would you like more Twitter followers and be introduced to more neat blogs and businesses out there? Come and join us!!
1. Add your Twitter to the MckLinky (you only have to add it to one and it will appear on all).
2. Click on the Twitter for the four hostesses and follow each of them on Twitter. We will follow you back.
3. Follow as many people on Twitter as you like, but make sure to leave comments with links so they’ll know where to follow you!
Spread the word and add this MckLinky to your blog! Write your own post or copy and paste this one. Below the MckLinky box, you’ll see “Want to be a part of this Blog Hop? Click here for instructions and code….” Have fun Twitter-Hopping along!
We have selected a Twitterer of the Week from last week’s entries and the lucky winner is Having A Blessed Life!! They will be in the #5 spot! We will choose next week’s winner from everyone who participated today.
Please only add your Twitter url. All other entries will be deleted. Thank you!!!

Thursday Blog Hoppin'

Welcome to Thursday Blog-Hop. The linky will open at 10PM EST. Please pass it along.

Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Canadian Mommy Blog Reviews and Giveaways
1. Please follow the hosting blog- bassgiraffe’s Thoughts
2. Please visit as many blogs as possible.
3. If someone visits your blog please visit theirs back, but I know that we don’t like all blogs we visit so don’t feel obligated to follow back if you don’t want.
4. Family friendly blogs only, please.
5. You will need to link to your blog post that has the above blog-hop button. Without a post it makes it harder for people to have a proper place to comment and let you know they stopped by.

Welcome to “Buzz on by Thursday” blog hop, hosted by Fashionably Organized and The The Two Savvy Sisters!
Buzz on By Thursday is a great way to meet new bloggers and increase your Google followers! So join us, we promise you will have a blast!!
If you want to be a part of Buzz on by Thursday, just follow these few rules:
Follow ALL of the Hostesses
If you’re a new follower make sure to leave us a comment so we can follow you back! WE DO FOLLOW BACK!
If you are already a follower let us know so you can be entered in the blog spotlight.
  1. Add your blog name and URL to the linky below (only have to add once)
  2. Follow Fashionably Organized, The Two Savvy Sisters and Southern Reflections. Leave comments on each site letting us know you are following us so we can follow you back.
  3. Start to follow as many blogs as you would like. (Make sure you leave a comment so they can follow you back and tell them where you are from!) When you receive a comment from a new follower, return the favor & follow
Our Buzz on By Thursday blog spotlight for this week is Southern Reflections. Marlessa of Southern Reflections shared a little bit about her site:
Marlessa ia a SAHM to a 3 Year Old Princess, 4 Month Old Prince, And Wife To A God Sent Man I Fell In Love With In 2004!! Her blog is filled with creativity and happiness!!
Please make sure to also follow Southern Reflections and leave Marlessa a comment to let her know you came by and visited, and most importantly so she can visit you.
The BUZZ about our Blog Hop:
By adding your blog YOU MAY BE RANDOMLY CHOSEN FOR OUR BLOG SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK!!! We will highlight your blog and bring you many new followers!! The comments from both Fashionably Organized and The Two Savvy Sisters will be tallied and a blog will be picked at random via to be spotlighted next Thursday.
For Additional Entries for Spotlight next Thursday, you may do one or all of the following, but please be sure to leave a separate comment for each one.
- Subscribe to the RSS feed of Fashionably Organized and The Two Savvy Sisters
- Follow Fashionably Organized (@FashOrganized) and The Two Savvy Sisters (@Twosavvysisters) on Twitter.
- Like Fashionably Organized and The Two Savvy Sisters on Facebook.
- Post about Buzz on By Thursday on your blog, and make sure to post the button on the left hand side of this blog within your post. When you leave a comment, be sure to add a link to your post.
- Post the button from Fashionably Organized and The Two Savvy Sisters on your blog.
Would you like to sponsor Buzz on By Thursday? Please feel free to contact Nicole from The Two Savvy Sisters or Candice from Fashionably Organized for more information.

Welcome to the eighth week of Keepin' Company Thursdays, hosted by myself and Traci66. If you'd like the opportunity to gain more followers and become a follower of new blogs, be sure to link up to this meme.


Please follow these guidelines:

* Create a Keepin' Company Thursday post. Please include the Keepin' Company Button in your post.

* Follow the first two blogs, which are the hostesses: Heck of a Bunch and Traci66.

* Follow any of the other blogs you choose to and let them know you found them via Keepin' Company Thursday.

* If you get a follow via Keepin' Company Thursday please follow them back.

* Add your blog name and the URL to your Keepin' Company Post to the link below. There is no need to add your link twice. You can do so either on my blog or at Traci66. It will show up at both regardless.

* You can also grab the blog hop code to add to your post if you want the thumbnails to appear in your post.

* If you add the Keepin' Company button to your sidebar and leave either of the hosteses, Heck of a Bunch or Traci66, a comment letting us know where to find it we will randomly draw a blog to be in the #3 spot next week. This week's coveted #3 spot goes to Beth at Two Monkeys & A Washtub. Her blog contains reviews and giveaways, as well as other entertaining and informative posts.

~~~~Heck of a Bunch and Traci66 will follow any of the blogs that follow us. I hope this can be a successful way for blogs to connect.~~~

For The Love Of 4

Thirsty for followers?

Come get to know us and stay
for a drink.

This blog hop is hosted by
Obviously MARvelous & For The Love Of 4

1. Follow your 2 hostesses: Obviously MArvelous and For The Love of 4
(We both follow back!)
2. Link up your blog on the Linky Below
3. Copy and paste the Thirsty Thursday button in a blog post or on your sidebar
4. Click other links on the Linky and follow some new friends.

Mommy of One

Talkative Thursday's is hosted by Mommy of One. I am currently looking for someone to co-host with me, so if interested, please email me at 

  • Follow the blog in the #1 spot (That would be this one)
  • Grab the Talkative Thursday's button, and make a post on your blog, with the button so new follower's know where to submit comments.
  • Submit your URL to the linky  below, please have it go to your new blog post with the button.
  • Follow as many blog's as you want!!

You must follow this blog in order to participate. If your a new follower, you can leave a comment on this post letting me know, and I will follow back.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday-July 28th

Welcome Wednesday-July 28th Edition

Welcome to the "Welcome Wednesday" blog hop, hosted by Take It From MeWelcome Wednesday is a great way to meet new people and learn new things as well as increase your blog followers! So let's have some fun!!
If you want to be a part of Welcome Wednesday, just follow these 5 simple steps:
1. Follow the Welcome Wednesday Host (Take It From Me) as well as the 2 Spotlighted Blogs of the Week. (These will make up the top three slots on the Linky)
2. Link up your blog name and URL with our Linky. (You only need to add your info once for it to be seen on all the blog hops)
3. Grab our Welcome Wednesday button and include it in a post about the event on your blog.
4. Go to as many blogs on the MckLinky as you want and Follow them. Be sure to tell them you are from Welcome Wednesday!
5. Be sure to Follow back any followers you have gained from our Welcome Wednesday event!

------Blog Spotlights of The Week-----
1.) Xenia from Thanks, Mail Carrier writes: "Who doesn't love getting the mail? Thanks, Mail Carrier celebrates the joy that my daughters and I receive when we hear the vroooom of the mail truck as it comes down our block. Focusing on reviews, giveaways and fun information about the best of the best products that can be delivered right to your front door, there's always something new for us to test out and for you to win. Currently celebrating our 1-year blogiversary, the girls and I are running two great weeks (plus a little more!) of amazing giveaways for adults, kids and the whole family. Come on by and say hello... and enter to take home something fun while you're here!"
 2.) Niky at Design It Chic writes: "Some would call me Alice in Wonderland.. i just say I'm Niky @ Design It Chic.. totally the same(minus the fat crazy rabbit:) But i do have a potion that makes you bigger or smaller if you will(it's called SEO tips.. psssssssst.. don't tell). Also if you dive with me in the world of craziness, i can teach you tons of blog tweaking tricks, easy HTML tips and I'll even put up a great show for you plus a glass of iced tea, if you're really nice:) So.. what are you still waiting for?? Come on, you know you already love me, I'm just a click away:)" 

What's neat about our Blog Hop:
-Put the same linky list code on your blog and you'll have the exact same list!
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday-Tuesday Tag-Along--July 27th Editions

Join us for Follow Me Back Tuesday

It's Follow Me Back Tuesday 
Hosted by Survey Junkie,Little Yaya's
& this weeks Guest Host is
Dave from  Musings of Life

( Please do not link up your giveaways
You only have to link your blog once & it will show on all blogs )


It's a great way to start off your week & get more BF's !!

We will draw a random number every week from blogs linked to be our #5 spot  Guest Host the following week..

 How it Works
  • Follow all 5 Hosts 1 - 5  ( leave us a comment & we will follow u back- only leave a comment if you follow please )
  • Snag our button & link code to post a FMBT post on your blog 
  • Add your blog - using the link from your FMBT post( NOT YOUR BLOG HOP or GIVEAWAYS PLEASE  )  
  • Follow as many blogs as you would like & Follow back if anyone leaves you a comment   ( Leave them a comment so they know that you stopped by )

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop, hosted by Twee Poppets Review and Giveaway! This is a great way to discover new blogs while increasing the number of followers for your own blog. Please feel free to grab the TTA button for your blogroll to help bring more bloggers to this blog hop!

Tuesday Tag-Along button art adapted from the "Follow the Leader" illustration by Diana Jones. I encourage you to visit her at her blog, Sketch & Jones, and her online shop to see more great illustrations and all sorts of wonderful crafts!

Without further ado...
Here's how it works:
  • Create a new Tuesday Tag-Along blog post. Include the Tuesday Tag-Along button by copying and pasting the code above. (You are also welcome to copy and paste these instructions in their entirety, or any portion of this Tuesday Tag-Along blog post!)
  • Add your blog name and the URL of your TTA post to the MckLinky below.
  • Follow Twee Poppets, the hostess blog listed in the first slot. Twee Poppets will follow you back! (Note: If you want Twee Poppets to follow you back, you MUST leave her a comment saying that you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog!)
  • Follow the Blog Hopper of the Week, listed in the second slot. To learn how to be chosen as the Blog Hopper of the Week, read the red text below.
  • If you can, please follow the blogs in the three slots before you (e.g., if you're number 20, follow numbers 19, 18, and 17). This is not mandatory, but it will help ensure that everyone who signs up gets a few new followers!
  • Follow as many other blogs as you want. The more you follow, the more that will follow you back! Be sure to tell them that you're following from Tuesday Tag-Along! You may also want to leave a link to your blog so they can return your follow more easily.
  • When you get a new follower through Tuesday Tag-Along, be sure to follow them back! It's just common courtesy. :)
The weekly Tuesday Tag-Along MckLinky opens every Monday night at 8:59pm Pacific Standard Time (that's 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time), and the TTA blog post will be posted well in advance of that time. The MckLinky will be open to add your blog until 11:59pm Tuesday night. You then have all week long to visit blogs and return follows!

There is a new list every week. The link you enter one week will not carry over to the next week's MckLinky. Please link up again each week to join in the fun!

Tuesday Tag-Along Blog Hopper of the Week:
Note: To be eligible to be Blog Hopper of the Week, you MUST place the Tuesday Tag-Along button somewhere on the main page of your blog or website (and since I'll be checking for it manually, I must be able to actually find it). If the randomly-drawn winner does not meet this condition, a new winner will be randomly selected. If you do not want to place the TTA button on your site, you are still more than welcome to join in the blog hop, you will just not be eligible to be the Blog Hopper of the Week.

Each week, one blog will be chosen randomly from all the links, and that lucky blog will be placed in the desirable second slot for the following week's MckLinky!

This week's lucky blog hopper is #176 - Adventures of the Domesticated Mama. Congratulations!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Let George Clean It-Grills & More Review and Giveaway

I have often said it before, we LOVE to grill around my house especially in the summertime.  Hubby as I often refer him as the "Grillmaster" cooks anything and everything on the grill from hot dogs to steaks and most recently a whole pork tenderloin that was absolutely out of this world.  We love to grill veggies and even some fruit, haven't quite gotten him to try the grilled pizzas yet, but it's coming.  With as much as we cook on our grill, it has definitely taken a beating and as you can imagine all of the dried on sauces and sticky charred pieces of whatever that is stuck to the grate.  Even though hubby has a grill brush and cleans his grill grate before each use, there are things that just don't come off with the brush alone.  I recently found a great site called "Let George Clean It", yes indeed it is THAT George, Mr. George Foreman.  It was no surprise to see that the inventor of the George Foreman grills that we all know, love and use on a regular basis, OK, (maybe not all of us have one but we should right?), would make cleaners for not only the grill but our homes as well.

I was sent a Grills & More package that included a big bottle of the Grills & More spray as well as sponges and a funnel.  What was impressive to me upon receiving this package is that the 32oz concentrate can make up to EIGHT 32oz bottles of spray, which it also comes with a spray bottle to mix up your cleaner.  I was really excited to start using this and hubby was really excited when I showed him what it was.  He said now he could have a shiny, clean new grill!  I mixed up a bottle of spray, which was super easy with the funnel.  Hubby immediately went to work using one of the handy dandy and super cool sponges that came in the package and the Grills & More cleaner.  First of all, it smelled really wonderful with it's special formula of lime essential oils. The best thing though it that my hubby's grill has never looked better.  Not only did he use it on the grill grate itself, but the rest of the inside and outside as well.  Even though his grill is about 6 years old, it has looked the best it has since the first day he had it, no joke.  This cleaner is safe and easy to use and it doesn't stop at just grills, oh no.  You can use it all over your house for countertops, stainless steel, aluminum, and washable painted surfaces.  I love the scent around my house after using this cleaner, so fresh and clean and really makes things sparkle.  I would highly recommend the Grills & More Cleaner to anyone, it is a wonderful product.

George Foreman Cleaners come in varieties for your house and automobiles in addition to the Grills & More cleaner.  Their line of green cleaners have the cleansing action to penetrate and dissolve grease, oils and dirt.  Their solutions life and suspend soils, allowing easier and faster removal of dirt and grime.  They also leave no residue allowing for a cleaner surface as well as a cleaner living environment.  Nowadays, with children and pets around the home, having a cleaner and greener solution to cleaning makes for a safer environment without all the smell of harsh chemicals.  George Foreman himself knows that from being a father and grandfather the importance of caring for his family as well as the planet in which we live.  The Keep It Green & Clean line of cleaning solutions are just that, family safe and earth friendly.
These wonderful line of cleaners are:
*A Powerful and Non-Toxic Cleaning Alternative
*No Toxic Fumes or Residue
*Family Safe and Earth Friendly
*Effective and Efficient
*Bottle, Trigger Spray & Label are all 100% Recyclable
*Strong enough to remove cooking grease but gentle enough to clean expensive china.
*Tough enough to take out pet stains from rugs but gentle enough to clean carpet.
*Tough enough to get out grass stains but gentle enough to wash silks and nylons.
*Tough enough to clean any appliance, safe enough to have a child clean the kitchen (good reason for my oldest!)
*Designed to offer multiple applications saving you time and money
*Won't harm metals, rubber, fabrics, or plastics, Plexiglass, Teflon, or vinyl.

If you purchase a Grills & More Concentrate Kit HERE  and sends in their packaging slip (which comes with their product shipment) will receive SIX FREE SPONGES.  That is a $10 value absolutely free just for ordering the Grills & More Pack Up.  Send in your slip here:
George Foreman Cleaning Solutions
ATT:Free Sponge Offer
736 N. Western Ave
Suite 329
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery)
Packing Slips must be received by September 15, 2010

For more information and to check out all of the products from the Keep It Green & Clean line of products, please head over HERE.  George Foreman Cleaning Supplies also donates 1% of the price of each 32oz cleaning liquid purchased to non-profit organizations working to preserve the environment via 1% For The Planet-an alliance of businesses committed to creating a healthier environment.

The generous folks over at George Foreman Cleaning Solutions would love to give one lucky Mommy2TwoGirls reader their very own Grills & More Pack Up including:
*ONE 32oz Trigger Spray Bottle
*ONE 32oz Concentrate (enough to make EIGHT 32oz bottles of cleaner)
*THREE Sponges
*ONE Funnel
(approx value $19.99)

MAIN ENTRY-Mandatory and must be done before any extra entries.  Please make sure that your email address is either in your Blogger profile or comments so that I have a way to contact you if you win.

Head on over to the Let George Clean It site and tell me another product that you would love to get for use around your home or automobile.

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*Like Keep It Green & Clean on Facebook HERE
*Friend me on Facebook
*Follow me on Networked Blogs
*Subscribe to me via RSS feed
*NEW-Subscribe to me via email (2 entries)
*Grab my button and add it to your blogroll or sidebar (2 entries)
*Blog about this giveaway with a link back to Keep It Green & Clean and me (5 entries)
*Purchase anything from Keep It Green & Clean (10 entries)

Giveaway will end on Tuesday 8/10 at 7pm EST.  Winner will be chosen via and notified by email as well as posted here on my blog.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.  Open to residents in the Continental US ONLY!  Special thanks to Sam and everyone over at Let George Clean It for sponsoring this giveaway.  GOOD LUCK!
Disclosure- I received no monetary compensation for this review, only a free Grills & More Pack Up in exchange foe my honest opinions.  The words expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way.  Additional information provided by the Let George Clean It website.  No purchase necessary to enter and void where prohibited by law.

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