Friday, June 29, 2012

Latex International



We have all heard of the infamous memory foam beds thanks to the tireless efforts of Temperpedic. What Temperpedic fails to tell you is that this man made foam, while supportive and comfortable gets extremely hot while you are sleeping. Like everything else natural is always better. For those of you who haven't heard of Talalay Latex, let me tell you how amazing this foam made from a rubber tree is. First lets talk about Talalay, Talalay is defined by Latex International as the "Eco-friendly process uses natural biodegradable ingredients that come from renewable resources, including natural latex, which is sustainably extracted from rubber trees." Not only does the Talalay Latex mattress give your the support and comfort that you get from the memory foam competitor you also get the added benefit of not roasting! That's right! With Talalay Latex you don't get any hotter than you would on a traditional inner spring mattress.



Another key benefit of Talalay Latex over memory foam is the recovery. The memory foam contours to shape of your body, but it also slowly recovers from that shape and into the new shape every time you move. This means that there is an adjustment period where you are not getting the ultimate support every time you move. With Talalay Latex it still conforms to the curves of your body, but when you move into another position the recovery is almost instant, allowing for continuous support for time you are laying there.



Latex International is so generous to send me a 3" Talalay Latex Mattress Topper and 2 King Sized Pillows from Rejuvenite, one for side and back sleepers and the other for side and tummy sleepers to facilitate my review.



As I go to sleep tonight I will sleep in comfort knowing I won't be tossing and turning. I will be getting the proper support that my body needs for a good night's rest. Will you?




You can buy these fine products by going to the Rejuvenite website and entering your zip code for a retailer near you.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Fendi Spy Bag #Giveaway #WinThisBag 7/1

Welcome to Week #1 of
Win This Bag
sponsored by HipSwap

“Win This Bag” is a 6-week event that will feature 6 weekly giveaways. There will be one designer handbag given away every week! Each bag will be an authentic, recognizable designer brand such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach, or Fendi. Our 6th week will feature a highly coveted designer handbag and you will have the option to claim bonus entries for each of the 5 weekly "Win This Bag" giveaways you entered leading up to this grand finale! So, enter each weekly giveaway to increase your odds of winning!

Here’s what really separates this event from any other handbag giveaway you may have seen before… some of these handbags will come to you directly from a celebrity’s closet! That’s right –

Thanks to HipSwap, you have the opportunity to win the exact bag that may have been on the arm of a famous celebrity!
About our Sponsor:
HipSwap is a mobile and web marketplace that connects buyers and sellers locally and nationally. It enables people to discover what's inside the most fabulous closets, homes, and shops in neighborhoods and cities across America. HipSwap currently offers delivery service in Los Angeles and New York with its iconic pink delivery van.
This week’s prize:

We are kicking off our 6 weeks of giveaways with Karina Smirnoff's Fendi Spy Bag! Do we have any Dancing With the Stars Fans out there? Fendi? How about fans of Karina Smirnoff? YOU are going to love this prize!


How to Enter:

1. Create a HipSwap account. You will be asked to enter your name, email and zip code. If you do not live in the United States, please enter your City and Country in the Zip Code field.

2. Once registered, you can earn additional entries by:
a. Pinning your favorite HipSwap bag on Pinterest
b. “Liking” HipSwap on Facebook
c. Following @HipSwap on Twitter
d. Tweet with the hashtag #winthisbag for daily bonus entries
e. Following the blogs who are bringing you this awesome giveaway

To be credited, all entries must be completed using the Rafflecopter form below. You can complete as many or as few entries as you’d like but remember, the more you do, the better your odds of winning! Plus, once you are following all of your hosts, entering each subsequent weekly Win This Bag Giveaway will be even faster & easier!
Good luck!



a Rafflecopter giveaway


This giveaway is open to entrants worldwide 18 years of age or older, except where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and is Facebook-compliant. To qualify to win, you must complete, at minimum, the mandatory entry on the Rafflecopter form. All entries will be forwarded to our sponsor for the purpose of randomly selecting a winner. Winners will be notified by email from a HipSwap representative. Winners will have 72 hours to respond or risk forfeiting their prize. Prize may re-awarded solely by the Sponsor's discretion. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This blog may not be held liable for Sponsors who do not fulfill prize shipments. The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We reserve the right to publicly publish winners' names and/or likeness. By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.



Sunday, June 24, 2012

Big House Wines


Big House Wines is situated in Soledad, California just a "mere ankle iron’s toss from the Soledad State Correctional Facility" which is where it gets it's name and label themes. Big House Wines was the first to have screwcaps on their entire line of 750ml bottles and stays fresh for up to 6 weeks.


Big House Wines sent me 2 DELICIOUS bottles of wine to facilitate my review. I received Cardinal Zin and The Slammer.


Aside from the fun colorful labels and accompanying names, this wine is delicious. The Cardinal Zin is a Zinfandel with a nice full body, but not overpowering. While Big House Wines website pairs it with "grilled pork, pasta Bolognese, barbecued ribs or chops", it went quite well with the Pork Adobo I prepared.


The Slammer...aka...a Sweet Shiraz...mmmmmm.....yummy. Another full bodied wine was sweet and pleasant on the palate. The recommended food pairing is "a nicely spiced steak or spaghetti, or raspberry pie, chocolate bon bons or a rich cherry cake", me...I enjoyed this baby all by itself. The perfect wine to drink while relaxing after a long day.



You have to check out the delectable recipes the Big House Wines has posted on their website. I can't wait to try them!! http://www.bighousewines.com/visitor-center/mess-hall/

Find out where you can buy these delicious wines produced by Big House Wines by going here and simply entering your zip code. Go get your today! You'll be happy you did!

I received a product form Big House Wines for my review. No monetary compensation was received. The review above is solely my opinion. 


Comotomo Giveaway Ends 7/05


Comotomo is a unique baby bottle that actual feels natural. As a mom that nurses, I have trouble getting my little one to take a bottle. Those are now struggles of the past thanks to Comotomo.



Comotomo baby bottles offer a soft silicone bottle that feels more like a breast than any other bottle I have found. The naturally shaped soft silicone nipple allows for a true proper latch and helps to avoid nipple confusion.


This is the only bottle that I have found where the nipple truly mimics nature. The slow flow nipple is a true slow flow with just one hole. In other bottles...the medium and fast flow nipples are merely just larger holes. Those of you that have babies and have nurse know that is most definitely not the way the breast works. The breast has several holes that the milk flows from at once. Comotomo medium flow nipples offer two holes for a faster flow. The fast flow offers an even faster flow with three holes! This is by far the best feature for me. The best way to mimic nature is to provide more hole in the nipple!


The Comotomo baby bottle also has anti-colic vents to help reduce the vacuum by allowing the baby to get more milk and less air, which aids in reducing ear pain and bubbles. The Comotomo baby bottle comes in either a light green or pink and can be purchased right now by going to Amazon.com.
Be sure to check out and like Comotomo's Facebook page so you can keep updated on Comotomo's baby bottles and upcoming products!

Comotomo has been so generous to give one lucky reader a Comotomo Baby Bottle of their very own!! Be sure to enter below!

I received a product form Comotomo for my review. No monetary compensation was received. The review above is solely my opinion. 

This giveaway is open to US residents that are 18 years of age or older. The lucky winner/s will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. The winner/s will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond. HandyHintsbyJana is in no way responsible for the prize or prize fulfillment. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This giveaway ends on 07/05/2012 @ 9:01pm PST. 



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Chobani Giveaway

Chobani Greek Yogurt has been around since 2005, they started with merely one milk truck and today produce over 3 million pounds each day! Chobani was my first greek yogurt experience about 2 years ago as my friend raved over it. I tried the plain and wasn't as impressed as she was. Now 2 years later I had the opportunity to try it again and see what all of the fuss was about.


Chobani was generous enough to send me a variety of greek yogurt to try out. I received


the Non-Fat Blueberry, Low-Fat Pineapple, Non-Fat Plain, Non-Fat Black Cherry, Low-Fat Mango and Non-Fat Apple Cinnamon to facilitate my review. Let me tell you...to my surprise...they are all amazing! My only problem was that one container was not enough to satisfy me, my husband, my 5-year-old, my 21-month-old and my 10-month-old. Of course everyone wanted to try every flavor! Chobani easily rectifies this problem by conveniently offering larger 16 & 32 oz sizes. Good thing Chobani can be easily found  in your local grocers refrigerated section. All it took was a quick trip to the store and everyone was happy. I am partial to pre-mixed yogurts. I usually don't like yogurt that has fruit on the bottom to mix in. The fruit is usually to overbearing for me. Chobani has created the perfect blend of fruit and yogurt to create the perfect texture. Every bite has the perfect blend of fruit and creamy yogurt. On top of all of these flavors I also received


6 Chobani Champions for my review as well.


Orange Vanilla and Vanilla Chocolate Chunk. Oh my yummness!!! Chobani Champions are the perfect size for kids and for a quick snack!



The Chobani Champions that Chobani sent me were consumed by the next day.




The kids went NUTS over them. They would rather eat Chobani yogurt than ice cream!! Even my 21-month-old preferred Chobani over ice cream!


Chobani has become a daily staple in my home that I don't mind the kids eating everyday. They can have a delicious snack that is healthy for them!

Chobani has so generously offered to sponsor a giveaway. one lucky winner will receive a case of twelve assorted Chobani Greek Yogurts. Be sure to enter below. You may just be lucky winner!

I received a product form Chobani for my review. No monetary compensation was received. The review above is solely my opinion. 

 
This giveaway is open to US residents that are 18 years of age or older. The lucky winner/s will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. The winner/s will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond. HandyHintsbyJana is in no way responsible for the prize or prize fulfillment. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This giveaway ends on 06/27/2012 @ 9:01pm PST.





a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Eddie Bauer Baby Collection Giveaway Event

The Eddie Bauer Baby Collection Giveaway Event hosted by the Iowa-Mom and Bay Area Mommy is now open to bloggers!

Cost is $2 or free with announcement post. See bloggers wanted details and signup form for more details.

LoveSac CitySac Package Event


The LoveSac CitySac Package Event is a free blogger event. You will receive one link at no cost as a thank you for participating in this event.
  Prize: Cow Phur CitySac Package (value $900) 
Giveaway Open to: US The event dates: 
 Blogger Notes: You do not have to live in the US to signup for this event. It is required that you have at least 50% readership that is US based though. 
Requirement to join * Announcement post OR you may elect to pay a $5 fee to not post the announcement * Agree to post the giveaway html on the date the event begins 
Options: * Additional links $3 each (payment via paypal or amazon e-code to goodnightmommyboutique@gmail.com) * 3 co-host spots open 
~ includes option to host a page of likes/follows for entrants to visit (benefit: increased UVM & page views, as well as lowered alexa ranking), blog name linked to your site in the giveaway html on all participating blogs including host and up to 4 additional rafflecopter links. 
 * Host Pages 
 ~ this is to host a page of likes/follows/subscribes. It is done on a first come, first serve basis and this option will be marked ALL SOLD when they are gone 
 You must have a blog/website where you can publish the giveaway text and rafflecopter code to participate. Please double check the information you provide as I will not hunt for links nor correct email addresses. 
Thank you for understanding.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Free Blogger Opp - Handbag Giveaways!




Are you looking for a group giveaway to join?  

Sign up here to join a great handbag giveaway event!!!!

You will get 1 link for free!  You will also need to create a post about sign ups (like this one here).  You can also pay for extra links on the Rafflecopter too.  

Sign up here and tell them Jana from Handy Hints by Jana sent you!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

True Kid Giveaway



TruKid is this great company that produces natural body care for products for kids. While parents care about what is in the products that their children apply to their bodies, the kids most certainly do not. TruKid not only produces products that are paraben, phthalate, gluten, SLS, BPA, fragrance and petroleum free, they are also natural and non-toxic!

I received Silly Shampoo and Sunny Days SPF 30+ Face Stick for my review. The packaging on  both the Silly Shampoo and Sunny Days SPF 30+ Face Stick are fun and exciting. Let 's be honest, kids want what is visually appealing to them. Most of the time my son is asking for things, he just like the bottle or package it comes in, he usually doesn't even know what it is.


The Silly Shampoo has a deliciously smelling scent of citrus that isn't too overpowering. Just the right amount to entice the senses. Not only did TruKid make the packaging fun, while making the shampoo all natural and good for you, they went the extra step and added a super silly pump! My son was so excited to use his new Silly Shampoo that he HAD to take a bath immediately after we received the TruKid products. He calls it his "big boy" Silly Shampoo! He is only 5 and I am the one who washed his hair, but not anymore...he enjoys using his "big boy" Silly Shampoo all by himself! I love the rich lather


and the way it cleans his hair, removing the oil and dirt, leaving his hair hydrated and soft. Unlike many shampoos on the market, whether kids or adults, TruKid Silly Shampoo lathers quickly without having to wash your kids hair more than once. With our old shampoo, sometimes we would have to wash his hair a second time to get a good lather. (He LOVES to get extra dirty!)


The Sunny Days SPF 30+ Face Stick is what I like to call a whole lot of amazing in a small stick! Let's face it, kids HATE to have sunscreen applied...especially to their face! Not only does The Sunny Days SPF 30+ Face Stick go on smooth and easy....my son puts it on his own face! It is gentle on his skin (he has eczema) and he loves it! There is no more fighting over sunscreen on his face. He actually reminds me to get it for him before he leaves the house! And of course, like all of the TruKid products, it is free of all of the harmful chemicals and toxins!

TruKid is not just your average run of the mill all natural skincare company. TruKid is a way of life. I love the Earn A Star morning and night checklists that encourage kids to eat healthy, brush their teeth and care for not only their body on the outside, but from the inside out. They even have fun rhymes and songs to keep the kids interested in staying clean and healthy! TruKid also has a blog http://trukid.wordpress.com/ where you can keep up on healthy habits and new research! The TruKid also carries the TruVillage Sunscreen line for the entire family!

TruKid can be purchased  by clicking here. Or going to their webiste http://trukid.3dcartstores.com/.

TruKid has so generously offered to host a giveaway and one lucky ready will win The Sunny Days SPF 30+ Face Stick and Silly Shampoo of their very own! But don't get discouraged if you are not the lucky winner. TruKid has gone a step beyond and is offering a free Happy Face & Body Lotion with any order of $30.00 or more if you purchase through their website! 1 use per customer! So head over to the TruKid website and place your order today! Enter coupon code "happymom" at checkout and don't forget to enter the giveaway below!

I received a product form TruKid for my review. No monetary compensation was received. The review above is solely my opinion.

This giveaway is open to US residents that are 18 years of age or older. The lucky winner/s will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. The winner/s will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond. HandyHintsbyJana is in no way responsible for the prize or prize fulfillment. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This giveaway ends on 06/27/2012 @ 9:01pm PST.



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Welcome to the $250 Summer Wardrobe Giveaway!

Aéropostale is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. Aéropostale provides customers with a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion and fashion basic merchandise at compelling values. Products can be purchased in-stores and online at Aeropostale.com and ps4u.com.

You can find exclusive Aeropostale Coupons and discounted gift cards on CouponTrade.com, your only source for both! Now you finally have a way to stack your savings in a whole new way!!!



Great! Now log you entries in the Rafflecopter form below and don't forget to come back for your daily entries!

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

No Throw Giveaway

No Throw began in 2004 when twin sisters had to travel back and forth to see each other with their kids. After an embarrassing flight of t one of the kids throwing his bottle the sisters decided that something needed to be done and No Throw was born.
No Throw offers Bottle and pacifier tethers. Don't let these wonderful little gadgets fool you though, because they can be use in many different ways.
I received both a No Throw bottle and pacifier tether in the cutest patterns!



My first child is a boy and we had boy colors and patterns. My babies are both girls and EVERYTHING is pink! No Throw sent me a Pink Gingham Bottle Tether 



and a Orange with Butterflies Pacifier Tether.


Both Tethers are super cute but, I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Orange with Butterflies! It is the cutest pattern ever!


The Bottle Tether is perfect for the carseat, the stroller, or the chair or highchair when your child is at the table. My 20-month-old LOVES to throw her sippy cup! Let me tell you that even though most sippy cup companies claim that their cup is spill proof, I have yet to find one that truly is. My daughter constantly busting the cups open when she throws them. No Throw has made every sippy cup and bottle spill and ouch proof with their Bottle Tether!


The Pacifier Tether perfectly holds the pacifier so your baby doesn't lose and it is easily found! I like to attach it to the strap on the car seat so I can reach my hand back and easily find the pacifier even when I am unable to see what I am doing. One thing I really like about the No Throw Pacifier Tether is that the little loop is actually elastic unlike other Pacifier Tethers on the market. This is extremely important to me because I absolutely hate it when....


I go to put my baby in her carrier and the straps are in the way. How uncomfortable it must befor my baby to lay on the straps when I place her in the seat. I use the Pacifier Tether to hold the straps back! The elastic loop makes it soooooo much easier to attach it to the large handle of the carrier. Everyone should have 3 of these!! 1 to hold the pacifier and 2 to hold the straps for the carrier.

No Throw can be purchased most Walgreen's or online at http://nothrow.com/.

No Throw has been so generous to offer one lucky winner 2 products! Either one Bottle Tether and one Pacifier Tether or two Bottle Tethers or 2 Pacifier Tethers in the winners gender choice. Be sure to enter below!!

I received a product form No Throw for my review. No monetary compensation was received. The review above is solely my opinion.
This giveaway is open to US residents that are 18 years of age or older. The lucky winner/s will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. The winner/s will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond. HandyHintsbyJana is in no way responsible for the prize or prize fulfillment. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This giveaway ends on 06/23/2012 @ 9:01pm PST.



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Food Should Taste Good Giveaway

When the opportunity arose to review Food Should Taste Good, honestly I was a bit afraid of what I might be getting myself into. Let's face it, I have tried a million different healthy products that "claim" to taste good. So, I checked the Food Should Taste Good website to see how healthy they really are. All of the Food Should Taste Good are preservative, gluten, cholesterol & trans fat and MSG free, lower in sodium AND a good source of dietary fiber. With the exception of the flavors with cheese, they are also dairy free. They are even certified Kosher!! As you can see they have taken all of the stuff that makes food taste good out! How can these possibly taste good?


Food Should Taste Good offers a plethora of flavors to choose from. Multigrain, Olive, Jalapeño, Chocolate, The Works!, Sweet Potato, Lime, Cantina, Blue Corn, Cheddar, White Cheddar, Toasted Sesame, Hemp, Jalapeño with Cheddar, Hatch Chile and Kettle Corn. They also have a new line of kettle cooked Sweet Potato chips consisting of Original, Barbeque, Salt & Pepper and Salt & Vinegar.

I was lucky enough to choose 5 different flavors to facilitate my review. I got Blue Corn, The Works!, Jalapeño, Kettle Corn and kettle cooked Original.


The first one we tried was The Works! I couldn't believe it! They are AMAZING!!! The Works! is the best alternative to the everything bagel I have ever tasted! Let's face it, The Works! may even give the everything Bagel a run for it's money! Packed full of onion, garlic, poppy and caraway seeds this is a must try!! To be completely honest....this poor bag didn't make it through the night!






Second we tried the Blue Corn. This little chip is created by flaxseed, quinoa and organic blue corn. The perfect chip for any occasion. The Food Should Taste Good website states that this chip is perfect for dips or alone, so I put it to the test. I broke out the salsa and dug right in. Sure enough....the salsa makes a perfect pair!! So it depends on what kind of mood you are in when you eat this little guy. Tonight I just happen to be in a guacamole/Blue Corn kind of mood...YUM.


Third we tried the Jalapeño. This baby is engrosses the best Jalapeño flavor with a nice subtle hint of heat. The absolute best chip for those who want to enjoy the flavor without the sting! A nice enhancement to the Jalapeño chip was some cheese dip. I used to enjoy cheese dip, but from now on, not without my Jalapeño chips!! My husband could not stop eating these chips. Before we knew it he devoured the entire bag!! Nothing a quick trip to the store didn't solve!


Next we tried the kettle cooked sweet potato Original flavor. Now I have never been a sweet potato fan. Every year for my entire life my mom makes her famous sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving and every year since anyone can remember, I taste them and never like them. To my surprise these were my second favorite chip!!! The Original kettle cooked sweet potato chip is just salted enough to enhance the sweet potatoes natural flavor. It's not that I don't like sweet potatoes, it's that I don't like sweet potatoes loaded with, for the lack of better words, CRAP! Food Should Taste Good has taken the sweet potato and enhanced it's flavor in this delightful chip they call Original!




Lastly, we tried the Kettle Corn. Holy delicious!!! I have never had a better tasting, better balanced chip! Food Should Taste Good has found the perfect balance of sweet and salty and put it in one little chip!! I seriously could not put these down! The Kettle Corn chip tastes better than Kettle Corn itself! I am amazed at what Food Should Taste good has accomplished! They have made a healthy snack with a diverse array of flavors!


Food Should Taste Good has so generously offered to give one lucky winner 5 bags of Food Should Taste Good chips in their choice of flavors! Enter below to win these delicious chips!!

I received a product form Food Should Taste Good for my review. No monetary compensation was received. The review above is solely my opinion.

This giveaway is open to US residents that are 18 years of age or older. The lucky winner/s will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. The winner/s will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond. HandyHintsbyJana is in no way responsible for the prize or prize fulfillment. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This giveaway ends on 06/23/2012 @ 9:01pm PST.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Vitamins Baby Giveaway


Vitamins Baby has been clothing newborns, infants and toddlers for 45 years, making everything from clothes to shoes to books to socks to educational books to Blankie Buddies. You can choose from Newborn Layettes, Multi-Piece Sets, Playwear and Sleepwear. They have the cutest outfit available in the latest fashions for your little ones!! I am dying over the Multi-piece sets that come with the cutest matching shoes!!
I received a Blankie Buddy to review.

Let me tell you how cute these little "babies" (as my daughter likes to call it) are. Blankie Buddies are soft and cuddly like a blankie and a stuffed animal all in one! My daughters are both blankie babies and their blankie are always filthy from dragging them around everywhere they go. I am constantly washing their blankies, which gets difficult considering they ALWAYS want them! The Blankie Buddy has actually replaced on of my daughter's blankie!!! She LOVES her Blankie Buddy!


When we received our Blankie Baby my older daughter immediately threw her hands up for me to give it to her and instantly hugged it!


The hard part was prying it out of her hands to let my other daughter, who was crying for it, see it as well.


She went nuts over it!! Of course, the Blankie Buddy went directly into her mouth as does most things a 9-month-old latches onto. The best part is that it is so soft that it actually soothes her sore teething gums! The Blankie Buddy is now a permanent fixture with my 9-month-old. She has to have it to go to sleep. My only issue is that I have to make sure I remove it when she falls asleep as I fell she is still to young to have toys in her bed. I just know that this is going to be her life-long pal.


Viatmins Baby has been so kind to offer a Blankie Buddy Set to one of my readers! Which set would you choose if you win? Be sure to enter below!!

I received a product form Vitamins Baby for my review. No monetary compensation was received. The review above is solely my opinion.

This giveaway is open to US residents that are 18 years of age or older. The lucky winner/s will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. The winner/s will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond. HandyHintsbyJana is in no way responsible for the prize or prize fulfillment. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This giveaway ends on 06/23/2012 @ 9:01pm PST.



a Rafflecopter giveaway