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Hurry Giveaways End TONIGHT!!!

The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways ends TONIGHT!

All giveaways will close tonight, 12/13/16 @ 11:59pm. Make sure you take a moment to following the instructions on the rafflecopter links to enter each giveaway.

GIVEAWAY REVIEW…

Day 1 – The WooHoo2.o® Outdoor Inflatable Lounger

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Day 2 – Orbitkey transforms your clunky set of keys to neat & organized in minutes.

Day 3 – Want lush, longer-looking lashes? R+F Lash Boost™ serum is an eyelash conditioning serum clinically shown to visibly enhance eyelash volume and length.

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Day 4 – Djubi (joo-bee) is the slingshot toss game that takes the classic catch game to a whole new level.

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Day 5 – The Cactus Scratcher is a personal back scratcher that lets you reach any itch without straining.

Day 6 – It’s Urban Decay’s Naked2 eyeshadow palette.

Day 7 – The UNICEF Kid Power Band, not only does it help your kids stay active but also helps to save lives.

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Day 8 – Beyond the Shave kit is the smart approach to men’s skincare curated by the dermatologists specifically to address men’s shaving needs. This three-step Regimen is clinically tested to calm razor irritation and reveal better-looking skin.

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Day 9 – Functionality finally meets fashion! No longer are you forced to sacrifice your style for an ugly hair tie. Dress up that dingy hair tie with a stunning silver, gold or rose gold plated Skinny Elastic Holder Bangle.

Day 10 –

Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America.

Taboo is the game of unspeakable fun! Can you get your team to say Brain Freeze? What if you can’t say Ice Cream, Headache, Eating, Cold or Fast? Not so easy now, is it? When you play Taboo, the obvious clues are strictly taboo!

This Party Encore Game is perfect for entertaining tweens, teens and adults. The object is to recall the most songs that contain a set of specific words.

Day 11 – The Wild and Wolf Hammar Tool is the ultimate multi-purpose tool perfect for his stocking this year.

Day 12 – A DOUBLE GIVEAWAY!

SOI Automatic Bag Light – SOI is the world’s first automatic bag light. Put it in your purse, briefcase, or backpack and, when you reach in to grab something, SOI instantly lights up. This little disc has detection technology that recognizes when a hand is nearby and turns on. Then it automatically shuts off a few moments after you remove your hand.

 

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R+F Mini Facial – That’s right ladies three full-size products from Rodan and Fields that together make up the Mini Facial.

Click the links above for each day to go back to the original blog post to enter each giveaway. Remember all giveaways end TONIGHT 12.13.16 @ 11:59pm GOOD LUCK!!!

Comment on today’s blog with the giveaway day you most want to win for an extra entry for that day!!!

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On The Seventh Day of Christmas…

Day 7 – UNICEF Kid Power Band

What a great idea for kids!!! The UNICEF Kid Power Band, not only does it help your kids stay active but also helps to save lives.

The UNICEF Kid Power band empowers kids to get active, go on fun missions with famous champions and send lifesaving therapeutic food packets to kids in need.

Count Steps – Kids have fun setting daily activity goals for themselves and friends

Tell Time – It’s a watch, too, so kids won’t ever lose track of time even when they’re having fun

Earn Rewards – Kids take steps to help malnourished kids around the world 

Be sure to check out the UNICEF Kid Power Band Blog to learn more about fun family fitness tips and help your kids stay active… they need it, remember my blog “Mom, I’m Bored!”

DONATE…LEARN…GET ACTIVE…SAVE LIVES

  1. Each time someone purchases a UNICEF Kid Power Band at Target, they donate $10 to     the U.S. Fund for UNICEF
  2. Kids wear their UNICEF Kid Power Bands & go on missions with the App. Families learn about different cultures & kids around the world.
  3. Families get active & save lives together. The more kids move, the more Kid Power points they earn.
  4. Points are converted to funding & UNICEF delivers life-saving packets of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children.

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To enter this giveaway click the following link and follow the options for multiple entries:

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…And don’t forget, if you are just now finding The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, all promos are open until 12.13.16 @ 11:59pm so feel free to go back and get your name in the hat for some amazing products!

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On The Sixth Day of Christmas…

 

Day 6 – Urban Decay Naked 2 Eye Shadow Palette!!

Guys the perfect gift for the ladies…

It’s Urban Decay’s Naked2 eyeshadow palette. From luminous shades with shimmer and sparkle to the smoothest mattes imaginable, Naked2 is packed with 12 never-boring taupe-hued neutrals (including a gorgeous grayish brown, a glittery copper and their lewdest, blackest black). Expand your Naked range to create even more sultry neutral looks, smoky dramatic looks and everything in between.

The case has an art-school inspired look with a hinged lid—taupe metal with embossed chocolate brown artwork. It’s smooth, modern and cool to the touch—a real tactile experience.

Naked2 includes a professional-quality, cruelty-free double-ended shadow/blending brush.

Guys if you really want to impress your ladies with a great gift, pair the Urban Decay Naked2 palette with the R+F Lash Boost™ serum…Day 3 giveaway!

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To enter this giveaway click the following link and follow the options for multiple entries:

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…And don’t forget, if you are just now finding The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, all promos are open until 12.13.16 @ 11:59pm so feel free to go back and get your name in the hat for some amazing products!

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On The Forth Day of Christmas…

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Day 4 is for the kids… or the kid inside you!!!

Djubi…The Slingshot Catch Game

Djubi (joo-bee) is the slingshot toss game that takes the classic catch game to a whole new level. Each racket has a soft mesh net for catching and a hook on top to launch the included foam balls. Slip a ball’s latex loop over the hook then pull, point, and release to launch it up to 100 feet. Get your sling on at the park, pool, or beach.

Check out this video to see Djubi in action!

If your kids are like mine and need something fun to play outside (remember my post, “Mom… I’m Bored!”) the Djubi slingshot catch game is the perfect gift for them this Christmas.

You can win one here!!

To enter this giveaway click the following link and follow the options for multiple entries:

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…And don’t forget, if you are just now finding The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, all promos are open until 12.13.16 @ 11:59pm so feel free to go back and get your name in the hat for some amazing products!

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On The Third Day of Christmas…

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Day Three is for the LADIES!!!

Want lush, longer-looking lashes? R+F Lash Boost™ serum is an eyelash conditioning serum clinically shown to visibly enhance eyelash volume and length.

I’m going to take a moment to brag on this product…

I was always blessed with long eyelashes so it’s not something that I ever really think about too much. However, in the summer of 2015, I somehow managed to violently hiccup while using my eyelash curler and ripped out most of my upper lashes on my left eye… True story, it can happen. Aside from being very painful (and I really don’t recommend going to the beach… SALT WATER… right after you do it) I looked pretty funny. My lashes managed to grow back over time but never to the length or thickness that they used to be. I always tried to put just a bit more mascara on the left eye to create the illusion that my lashes weren’t lopsided.

I was then introduced to this product back in October (right before it launched in the market) and began using it right away. I’m happy to say my lashes have grown back to full length, if not longer and they are thicker and darker. The other day I had just finished getting ready for the day and my husband said, “whoa, breaking out the big guns today!” To which I responded, “What are you talking about?” He told me he was talking about my eyes and asked if I had done something different or was I wearing more mascara (This coming from the man who took 15 minutes to notice I cut my hair 5 inches). So needless to say, it works… if you’re interested in longer, fuller looking lashes you should take a look at this product.

OR, better yet… you could win it!!!

Before and After pics….

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Want to put this product in your own stocking… To enter this giveaway click the following link and follow the options for multiple entries:

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On The First Day of Christmas…

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Where do you WooHoo?

Need a fun gift idea for the kids? This gift is the perfect indoor/outdoor gift for younger kids, teenagers or adults! The WooHoo2.o® Outdoor Inflatable Lounger sets up quickly without a pump. It’s ideal for outdoor lounging, camping or fun at the beach. Heck, my kids would set them up in the living room for family movie night!

The inflatable lounger is portable and ultra-light weight, you can carry it anywhere, anytime. It inflates easily without a pump and deflates just as quickly and easily as it inflates (always important) and it has two pockets on the side to hold books and mobile devices (for the older kids of course).

How is WooHoo2.0® different?

USA – Unlike other companies selling outdoor inflatable products, they are located in the USA and have been selling inflatables for over 25 years!

NEW PATENT PENDING DESIGN  Their new WooHoo2.0® is larger and much more comfortable than the traditional canoe shape.

CHARITY – A portion of the profits on every WooHoo2.0® sold goes to their orphan/abandoned children charity at MercyHomes.org which is currently helping over 200 children grow up in a home.

When this item is deflated it fits nicely in its own portable bag. The Outdoor Inflatable Lounger comes in multiple fun colors so your kids (if they’re like mine) don’t fight over whose is whose!

To enter this giveaway click the following link and follow the options for multiple entries:

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12 Days of Christmas…

 

COMING TO THE BLOG TOMORROWTwelve days of Christmas fun!!

That’s right, 12 days of giveaways! Christmas is the season of giving so I thought I would promote some amazing products sure to help you pick the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Gifts for HER… gifts for HIM & gifts for the KIDS too.

Check back every day for the next 12 days to see fun gift ideas. Each day you’ll have the opportunity to win the featured product.

Winners will be announced on December 15th. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully when entering each giveaway.

Check back to see what tomorrow will bring…

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Trees…Tinsel… and Three Kids

img_4367img_4364Yesterday we took our annual trip to the Wisconsin Tree Farm to pick out the O’Brien Family Christmas Tree… not to be confused with the Griswold Family Tree. Daniel and I are the perfect mix of picking a tree that has no business being in our modest size home. I always go for the tall ones and he always goes for the big round ones. Usually, by the time the tree is in the house there is NO room for a star or angel as the top is smashed into the ceiling and if you indulged a bit too much at Thanksgiving you’re going to have to find an alternative route around the tree as it’s usually so round that it takes up the entire walkway.

The Wisconsin Tree Farm is a great family owned business right on College Street in Fayetteville. Each year the Latzig family from Merrill Wisconsin comes to Fayetteville, lives in a camper and sells their homegrown Christmas trees in the Gator Golf parking lot. They have all types, Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir and Scotch Pine just to name a few. We have purchased a tree from this family every year we’ve lived in Fayetteville.

 

We don’t have a designer tree, never have… but I love our tree as it’s covered in ornaments that both my husband and I have collected as well as the kids handmade ornaments they’ve made each year at school. It’s colorful and about 75% of the tree is covered in some type of kid craft that involves glitter, paint, and sequins.

Am I the only one that has this grand picture in my head of how decorating the family tree should go? Let me set the stage for you…

We are all in the living room listening to the Pandora Christmas radio station, fire flickering and hot chocolate or egg nog in everyone’s cup. We all sit patiently while my husband puts the lights on the tree. After all the lights are hung each child goes to their marked Rubbermaid tub and begins placing their ornaments on the tree, taking turns and making sure they are well spaced in order to have a well-balanced tree. all three kids listen to me as I say, “Be sure to put the heavy ones on the top branches.” After the tree is covered in ornaments we sit and listen to the music and stare at the tree filled with lights while everyone gets sleepy for the night.

NOPE, not at all close to the madness that happened here last night (remember my post on Hostage Negotiating?) … Here’s the real picture…

We are all in the same room most of the time and yes, Pandora radio is playing some of our favorite Christmas tunes, but there is no flickering fireplace as it’s a little too warm for that just yet. No one has hot chocolate or egg nog at this point because the milk that my ten-year-old was trying to boil in the tea kettle is shooting out the whistle whole as it got waaaaaaaayy too hot. I’m burning my fingers trying to clean up boiling milk from the stove while my son is yelling from the other room that he’s hungry and my two-year-old is screaming at the top of her lungs because we won’t let her touch any ornaments. It’s finally time for the lights. I work to get the lights on the tree as my husband unravels and checks each strand… Apparently, we aren’t moving fast enough for my son who is trying to see how many times he can slide off the arm of the sofa onto the ground behind the tree and make his way out without touching any branches… our very own American Ninja Warrior!

After all the lights are finally on the tree, it’s time for the ornaments. Now you know those Rubbermaid tubs I was talking about, each marked and organized with each child’s ornaments… HA, wishful thinking… we have four to five buckets full of ornaments wrapped in 5-year-old newspaper and old grocery bags (read this blog from Rubbermaid – awesome storage idea for ornaments). The kids are holding the newspaper and unraveling them so quick that ornaments are hitting the floor like raindrops. We ALWAYS have a designated area for ornaments that need to be glued back together, because we just can’t do it without breaking any. We should probably buy stock in Gorilla Glue this time of year. The kids are all trying to attack the tree at once and all the heavy ornaments that they placed on the weak lower branches are hitting the floor one by one. My two-year-old is climbing the ladder that I forgot to move post – Christmas tree lights and as soon as you go up to make sure she doesn’t fall she repeatedly tells you “GO WAY!” By this time I have stepped on at least three hooks and a shard of glass from the broken ornaments (think  Marv from Home Alone entering the window with no shoes).

My two-year-old has now come up with a new strategy to reach the branches she can’t quite get to, toss those Christmas balls right on up towards the tree and see if they’ll stick … of course bringing two or three other ornaments down along the way! By this time the tree is pretty full and I start hiding ornaments because we need to wrap this party up before someone falls off the ladder or has to go to the emergency room for glass removal. The two-year-old is now standing over by the wooden nativity scene picking up each animal and very loudly showing off that she knows her animal noises.

My husband and I escape to the garage for 60 seconds to put all the empty boxes away… we pause and look at each other like we’ve just been through an F5 tornado and bust out laughing while we hold each other up from exhaustion.

It’s the same thing every year… I have a pretty picture in my mind about how it’s supposed to go, and then it goes in a completely different direction. It’s crazy and the house is now covered in glitter, pine needles and ornament hooks (I used the old trusty Hoover Wind Tunnel to get the glass up already… that thing is like the perfect kid, cleans up and very quiet) but in the end, everyone had a good time. The kids will remember the laughs and their baby sister telling everyone to go away and saying “haw hee” as she holds up the donkey from the manger scene (one of these days we’ll tell her it’s hee-haw, but it’s just so darn cute). For now, I’ll treasure the years we have left with each of them while they want to be around us, want to help decorate and make fun family memories. I can’t wait to see what next years tornado will bring!

What is your family Christmas tree/decorating tradition?

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