#Sponsored: Enter the Store Brand Formula’s Unique Baby Sweepstakes #Contest

sponsoredDisclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Store Brand Baby Formula. Opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

Be sure to read to the end of this post… I’m giving away a $30 Visa Gift Card to one lucky reader!

As a mom of 8, I understand the desire to cut costs without cutting quality. That’s why I’ve always been a fan of store brand baby formula. When I could no longer breastfeed my children, we made the switch to store brand formula. It has saved us lots of money over the years, and my kids are still healthy, happy, and thriving. Store brand formula is great when you need a little help keeping your costs low.

When it comes to infant formula, many factors will help make the decision of what’s best for your baby, but the name on the container should not be one of them!

What most moms don’t know is that the FDA strictly regulates infant formula to keep little ones safe, so store brand infant formulas, like Walmart’s Parent’s Choice and Target’s Up and Up, are nutritionally comparable to national brands like Enfamil® and Similac® and meet FDA standards, at a much lower cost to your family.

So essentially, the brand of formula you use is not unique, but of course your baby is unique.

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To shine the spotlight on the most important part of the formula equation: your baby, Store Brand Formula is launching a “Unique Baby” Photo Sweepstakes in which the winner will receive $5,000 AND a year supply of Store Brand Formula.

Every baby is unique. Show us how YOUR baby is unique. We’re looking for funny, silly, odd, crazy unique baby photos.


My Sawyer is definitely unique. My goodness, this child is hysterical! The faces he makes, the things he gets into. He is the funnest little boy you will ever meet. Definitely one of a kind, and definitely one I want to show off to the world. 😉


Is your baby making a really bizarre expression?

Perhaps your baby is making an angry face?

Or maybe your baby’s hair is sticking up in a funny way.

Whatever it is, we’d love to see it.


How to Enter
To enter the Store Brand Formula Unique Baby Sweepstakes, simply visit http://bit.ly/1Fd2i6y and follow the photo submission guidelines and the on-screen instructions to complete the online entry form. All entries must be submitted between September 28, 2015 – November 5, 2015.

Limit one (1) entry per person, per day for the duration of the Sweepstakes

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 and a one (1) year supply of the winner’s choice of Store Brand Baby Formula. Five (5) First Prize winners will receive $200 and a one (1) year supply of the winner’s c choice of Store Brand Baby Formula.

For official rules click here!

Want to win a $30 Visa Gift Card? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me one way your baby is unique. Bonus entries if you enter the Store Baby Formula Sweepstakes and if you share this post on your social media outlets. (Just leave separate comments each time you share! No limit!) Contest Ends October 11th.

A winner has been selected:

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Dress Up A Hostess Twinkie Like a Minion #Sponsored

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Hostess.


My kids are SO excited about the upcoming release of Despicable Me 2 on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. It is the biggest topic of conversation around here. “Mom, is it December 10th yet?” “How many more days?” “Can we get Despicable Me 2 as soon as it comes out?” The questions never end. But what they don’t know is that I’ve already put my order in for the movie. We just have to wait for it to ship to us. They are going to be so excited!

Because “Minion fever” is in the air everywhere, Hostess is inviting fans all across the country to unleash their creativity and “Minion-ize” their Twinkies. In doing so, you get the chance at winning some fantastic prizes!

Now through January 5, 2014, visit the Hostess Facebook Page and Check out the Hostess Twinkie Minion Makeover App to download lots of different Minion accessories and start turning your Twinkies into Minions. Then, upload pictures of your fabulous little creation to enter to win a daily prize. (Daily prizes include a Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray and special offers from Hostess.) Or, you could be lucky enough to win the grand prize: a Home Theater System, a collection of 30 Blu-ray disks, and a year’s supply of Hostess treats!

Ok, you know what to do. Head on over to the Hostess Facebook Page and start Minion-izing your Twinkies to win!!

Good luck to all who enter!

Want an iPad3? Enter Today!

I wish I were the one hosting this giveaway for an iPad3, but sadly… I’m not. However, I LOVE when companies give away more than one item. And that’s exactly what Buyerhive is doing.

It’s super easy to enter, just click here and follow the steps to register. Then, share your link with everyone you know. If someone you refer wins, you win an iPad3 too!

The drawing is on April 16th, so don’t delay. Tell the world you want to win and iPad3. 🙂

Good luck to everyone that enters!

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One contest isn’t enough? Here’s another chance to win an iPad3!

Click Here to Enter

The #CloroxLounge & The Last Comic Sitting Contest

I love to laugh. It’s my favorite way to relieve stress and just have a good time. And, with so many kids in my house, you can be sure there’s lots and lots of laughter. I have tons of stories I could tell that would keep you rolling for hours.

Clorox and SocialMoms asked me to share my funniest bathroom story with my readers in this post. I have so many I could choose from, but I think I’ll share the most recent mishap:

The first weekend of February, we moved into a new house. In the master bathroom, we have a jetted tub. Now, we have never had a jetted tub before, so this was quite entertaining to the kids. Whenever I give Lucy, Parker, and Gage a bath, I always add just a squirt of bubbles to the water. Well, the first night we were using the new bathtub, I made the mistake of leaving Lucy unattended in the bathroom for just a moment while I got the boys undressed and ready for their bath. {Safety note: She was not in the water. She was just in the bathroom, fully clothed, just watching the tub fill with water.} A minute later, I hear the jets in the tub. I laughed to myself thinking that she discovered the “magic” button and was having a good time with it.

Little did I know, she had found the bubble bath under the counter and proceeded to dump the entire bottle into the bathtub before turning the jets on. Oh my gosh. In that one minute I was out of the room, she had bubbles everywhere.

I walk back into the bathroom to see Lucy, fully clothed, sitting in a pool of bubbles in the middle of my bathroom floor.

I couldn’t be upset. After all, I was the one that left the room unattended – and she knew where the bubble bath was. After the initial shock, all we could do was laugh. Soon, I had three kids covered in bubbles helping me scoop up the bubbles off the floor and put them back near the bathtub. It was definitely a night I will never forget. {And now we keep the bubble bath way up high so we don’t have any more “accidents” like that.}

 The bathroom is definitely one of the most used rooms in our house. Now, The Clorox Lounge is making every bathroom into a “laughroom.” The Clorox Lounge is mom go-to place for comedy, and with host mom, actress, and comedian Sherri Shepherd, you are sure to find tons of hilarious stories and anecdotes. While you’re there, you’ll also find giveaways, fun contests, and coupons… all topped off with just the right amount of comic relief. I do hope you’ll take a minute and check out The Clorox Lounge for a daily dose of fun.

On February 27th, The Clorox Lounge activities started with the Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes. In this contest, you will have an opportunity to win $10,000! All you have to do is visit The Clorox Lounge to sign up. Then, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win the big prize! {There are also be chances to win cool prize packs.}

Don’t miss your chance to enter to be the Last Comic Sitting and win $10,000! Hurry on over to The Clorox Lounge and get started right now.

Disclaimer: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox® blogging program, to earn My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.

Dannon’s “Small Steps to a Better You” Program

Most people that make New Year’s Resolutions always include one that’s focused on eating better, exercising, or doing something to make a “better you.”

I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions, only because I rarely follow through, and I get discouraged when I fail at anything. However, since getting pregnant – and already being overweight prior to the pregnancy – I have taken a lot of little steps to change my lifestyle. I’m eating right, I’m exercising, and I’m just trying to make healthier choices. And I’m not just doing it for myself, either. I’ve made changes to my whole family’s lifestyle. We’re parking farther from store entrances so that we have to walk farther, we’re eating better, making better snack choices, and cutting down on all the fatty, greasy foods. It’s made a big difference in my blood pressure, my pregnancy weight gain, and it’s helped keep my husband from gaining weight right along with me this pregnancy. We sleep better at night, and we feel better during the day.

Dannon Small Steps SweepstakesNow Dannon wants to encourage you to live a healthier lifestyle with their Small Steps to a Better You” program. Not only can you take these small steps by making healthier eating choices, you can also get the chance to win free groceries for a week, a month, or even a year! All you have to do is head to dannon.com/smallsteps and enter the UPC code from any Dannon product. You get four daily chances to win instantly. (There’s also a free way to enter at dannon.com/smallsteps.)

Here are the prizes you could win:

  • 3 Grand Prizes: Free Groceries for a year. (Valued at $7,800.)
  • 50 First Prizes: Free Groceries for a month. (Valued at $550.)
  • 100 Second Prizes: Free Groceries for a week. (Valued at $150.)

To learn more about the Dannon “Small Steps to a Better You” Sweepstakes, and to enter for yourself, head to www.dannon.com/smallsteps today.

Please note: Sweepstakes ends February 28th, so hurry and enter!

Now, tell me: How are YOU taking small steps toward a better you?

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Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Dannon and received a coupon and gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.