Monday, February 27, 2012

8 Home Remedies that Actually Work | Shine's Guide to Great Skin - Yahoo! Shine

8 Home Remedies that Actually Work | Shine's Guide to Great Skin - Yahoo! Shine

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fun Facts About President's Day for Families

A minimum of 300 billion portraits of Abraham Lincoln have been created - that's how many pennies have been made since 1787.

Sixth President John Quincy Adams had a pet alligator that lived in a bathtub at the White House.

The first President born a U.S. citizen was Martin Van Buren.  His birthday was December 5, 1782, making him the first president born after the Declaration of Independence was signed.

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were the only presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence, and they both died on its 50th anniversary, July 4, 1826.

Nine presidents never attended college, including Washington and Lincoln.  However, Lincoln was an avid reader and self-educated.

At 6' 4", Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President.  The shortest, James Madison, was 5' 4" tall.

When he became President, George Washington had only one tooth.  He wore dentures made of human or animal teeth, ivory and lead, but never wood. 

George Washington is the only president that never lived in Washington, D.C. during his presidency.

Andrew Jackson was the first president to have been born in a log cabin, and the first  to ride a railroad train.

Ronald Reagan was the oldest president inaugurated (age 69); the youngest was John F. Kennedy (age 43)

*These facts were sent to me courtesy of Kiddie Academy. I thought they were interesting and decided to share. You can check out the Kiddie Academy website for more fun facts, educational ideas and parenting tips.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Giveaway: Yoplait Lactose Free

In time for Lactose Intolerance Awareness month (February), Yoplait has announced the new Yoplait Lactose Free Yogurt. It's available in four flavors which include strawberry, peach, french vanilla and cherry.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Progresso "Souper You" Contest Plus Save on Progresso Soup

The Contest:
Are you ready for a new look this New Year? Progresso® has announced the return of their Souper You® Contest giving you the chance to win an incredible makeover! By telling Progresso why you deserve a makeover and what you love about their soup, you could have the chance to win an ultimate makeover experience in Hollywood this Spring! 

Now that the ball has dropped and the confetti has settled, it´s time to consider how you will stick to your resolution for the New Year and maintain your weight management plan, without sacrificing on variety or the taste of foods you love. Thanks to Progresso®, you can have your soup and eat it too!

With 40 delicious soups with 100 calories or less per serving, Progresso Soup has a variety of offerings that help you beat diet boredom and satisfy your taste cravings, while helping you stick to your weight management calorie goals. Progresso soups are packed with hearty ingredients like pasta, beans, rice, meat and vegetables that suit your taste buds and make you feel good about including it in your meal choices. 
o This year, the Souper You® Contest will provide three lucky winners with an ultimate makeover experience in Hollywood; this includes a trip for 2 to Los Angeles, California where the winner will receive a head-to-toe makeover including hair and makeup, guided shopping spree with a $1,000 fashion retailer gift card, $1,000 spending money and 2 tickets to this season´s live finale of NBC´s The Biggest Loser

o Progresso is asking fans to visit and submit their photo with a brief essay about why they love Progresso soups and why they deserve a makeover, by no later than February 22nd

o Fans can check back on March 12th for the announcement of the top ten finalists, and to vote for their favorite finalist until March 25th

The Coupon:
You can save $1.25 off of the purchase of 4 cans of Progresso Soup. Click this link for your free coupon.

FYE, Last year's winners recap video:

*Contest information and coupon were provided to me by Progresso through MyBlogSpark.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Perfect Recliner for My Sports Loving Husband

My husband is an all around sports guy, but if it came to him having to choose one and only one sport, I know that it would be football. If he had to narrow it down to one team, it would be the Saints. We've lived in California and we're now living in Illinois, and yet he remains loyal to his Saints. That's why i'm pretty sure that anything I could give him as a gift would be a great gift to him if it has the Saints logo. I'd LOVE to be able to get this Saints Recliner for him.

A recliner is something that he's wanted for some time and this one looks absolutely comfortable. It's made of microfiber. I have microfiber blankets and I know it to be soft to the touch and that's something i'm sure i'd love if I could ever get him off of it whenever i'd get the chance to sit in it. It's designed to be durable and easy to clean which is great for anyone who has children around and i'm sure he'd love that it's motorized. It would make a great addition to the future mancave he's planning for. has a great selection of recliners, whether you're looking for team recliners to show your team spirit, or if you are just looking for a great way to relax.

*This post is my entry into a contest to win a recliner.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Download Shazam on Your Smartphone and Watch This Video for Your Shot at Winning Two Toyota Camrys This Sunday

I received a email for this contest where you download an app to your mobile smartphone and watch a video on YouTube for a shot at winning two Camrys. One for you and one for a friend. It officially launches and ends Sunday, but you can enter right now!

1. On your mobile Smartphone, open your browser and type in This should take you to the location to download the app for your phone whether it's Android or iOS. Otherwise you could simply search "Shazam" in iTunes or in Android Market.

2. Get a Friend in mind whose name you're going to want to enter.

3. Open the Shazam app and press the logo which will start "listening" for audio, start the video below and hold your phone next to the computer so that it can pick up the video. The app will take you to where you need to register to win.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Giveaway: $10 Sam's Club Gift Card Offer + $25 Gift Card Giveaway

$10 Sam’s Club® Gift Card Offer PLUS $25 Gift Card Giveaway!