Friday, May 31, 2013

Blogiversary Event - Ends June 21/13(US)

NOTE: This Is Not My Review/Giveaway, I Am Just Helping To Promote In Exchange a link(s) on The Rafflecopter Form! 

Welcome to Confessions of a Messy Mama Blogiversary!
Ends June 21/13(US)

Bobee Diaper and Wipes Dispenser is an must have for any parent of an infant.  The Messy House was lucky enough to get the diaper stacker to review.  You know that this messy place needs all the help as it can get with clutter.  It did an amazing job and helps me to stay organized, at least in the changing station.  If only the Bobee made something to get the rest of my life organized!   The winner will receive the below predecorated Bobee and wall decals!  The decals are removable, so if you aren't thrilled about this particular design, then you can make your own!  

Glow Bug Cloth Diaper will be giving the winner their choice of boy, girl or neutral print diaper!  I was able to review two Glow Bug Cloth Diapers.  One from the 2012 line and one from the 2013 line. I've never had a leak using these diapers and they are so cute.  My favorite feature of this particular diaper is the double Gussets!  I love how affordable they are also, you purchase the system, not the individual diaper.  One system comes with 12 one-size pocket diapers with snaps in a free wet bag and 18 absorbent snap-in inserts.  They are made with NEW SlimDry fabric fro the trimmest fit.

Simple Addiction is a an online store that has a variety of boutique items offered at discounted prices.  "Who said you couldn’t save money while spending money?" is Simple Addiction's view.   All items are 50 - 80% off retail prices.  Simple Addiction offers the items for 36 hours to keep their inventory fresh.   I loved the products that I received and all the products that I see on there.  There are different products everyday!  Simple Addiction is giving the winner a $50 gift certificate to pick out what ever they want! 

Wittlebee sent a box for my 4 year old and me to review.  If you don’t know what Wittlebee is, it’s a monthly service that delivers clothing for your children from birth to 6 years old.  The box was sent out to my door within a couple of days.  I was shocked at how quickly it arrived.   If you visit Wittlebee's website it states that you will receive over $100 worth of retail in every box.  The service is $39.99 a month.  There are lots of different monthly subscription boxes out there.  You can choose from baby products to pet products and everything in between.  What busy mama doesn't need this service?  Wittlebee is giving the winner one box, winner's choice of gender and size!

Manna Organics, LLC is a family owned and operated bakery. All our products are vegan, kosher, organic and carefully hand-made. Our signature product is the fully sprouted MANNA BREAD®, cake-like, free of salt, no oils, no sweeteners, no leavening agents. Manna bread is moist and delicious, high in protein and fiber. Sold in the USA and Canada, in the Frozen Foods section."  I was sent the Millet RiceCinnamon DateFig, Fennel and Flax (a new flavor); and Gluten Free Open Sesame to review.  Winner will receive four  loaves of Manna Bread.

Burp'n Baby sent me one of the softest baby blankets I have ever touched to review.  Not only was it solf but it was super cute too.  I like that Burp’nBaby is committed to maintaining its Made in the USA status.   Burp'nBaby doesn't just offer blankets.  They have a variety of soft baby gifts.  They are giving the winner the blanket below, it's so cute and with perfect colors for summer.

Smoobee Magic No Cry Brush is giving the lucky winner a Smoobe Magic No Cry Brush!  The first thing I did when I received the brush to review was inspect it myself, looking for some magic pixie dust sprinkled on it or something.  Smoobee is a dual hairbrush, it's a natural bristle brush and a cushioned pad hairbrush in one.   It is very well made and you can tell that the makers of Smoobee take pride in their work, but I still didn't see any magic dust.  Smoobee worked like a charm with both my older girls, there is no fighting in the morning to brush hair anymore!

Sage Spoonfuls sent me a copy of the award-winning book Sage Spoonfuls-Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies, written by Liza Huber to review.  I completely expect a regular good old fashioned recipe book.  You know, with a bunch of measurered out recipes.  This isn't some regular recipe book.  This is like the encylopedia of baby food.  Sage Spoonfuls is giving the winner a Let's Get Started Package ($99)!  I am super jealous over this one!  I do love my Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies but this is a great package that the winner is getting!

This packages includes:

"Sage Spoonfuls-Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies" by Liza Huber Winner of the 2012 Mom's Best Literary Gold Award!
Immersion Blender and Food Processor  puree 2 week's worth of baby food in just seconds!
12 BPA-free 4 oz Storage Jars with 60 Labels  make and store your baby's food in large batches and easily take it on-the-go. Made in the USA!
2 Stackable Storage Trays – keeps your fresh baby food organized and easily accessable. Made in the USA!
1 Pocket Nutrition Guide  learn about age-appropriate foods, foods to avoid, organics, infant CPR and more.

When Melissa & Doug asked me which product I'd like to review it took me forever to decide.  Melissa and Doug is known for the quality of their products and how their products foster imagination in our children.  I chose the Deluxe Puppet Theater to review and three hand puppets!  My girls play with this almost every single day!  They have received other Melissa & Doug toys as gifts and enjoy each one of them immensely.   Melissa & Doug is giving the winner $50 in toys of the winner's choice!  

The Mixie Bottle is another must have for any parent of an infant who is takes a bottle.  I wish I would have received this much sooner, I reviewed the Mixie Bottle just before FB's first birthday.  Basically you have a bottle with an inner compartment. Inside this compartment you put your formula. You put the entire bottle together, fill with water and you have yourself a bottle ready to go. All you have to do is push a button and viola - the formula mixes with the water, and you have a ready to feed bottle.  The winner will receive one 4 oz Mixie Bottle (rv $18.95).

aden + anais® is providing the winner with mum + bub™ hair and body wash and ultra-gentle lotion ($31.90).   The bottle states:  "Tested on Raegan, her girls and the growing aden + anais® family. Not tested on animals."  This statement provides me with the security that the makers of this product believe in it enough to use it their family.  I definitely recommend the mum + bub™ skin care line by aden + anais® .  I love the fact that it's made for the whole family, well who am I kidding, Mr. Messy would never use it.  I like that I can take a shower with my baby and not have to use a bunch of different products.

Painted Earth, Cosmetics from Nature has become my new obsession after reviewing several of their products.  I was super excited to hear that Painted Earth would be giving the winner my favorite products!  Winner will get the Vitamin C Serum, Blueberry Cranberry Oxygen Scrub, Boo Boo Gel and Victorian Charm Mint Lip Gloss (RV $134.50).  I can't, well I can because my skin is now amazing, but I won't go a day without the Vitamin C Serum, the tone of my skin is so even when I use this serum and my skin is brighter!  Trust me when I tell you that you want to win this set!  My girls love the Boo Boo Gel and the Mint Lip Gloss will give you a little boost when you need it.  I love how soft my skin feels after using the Blueberry Cranberry Oxygen Scrub!  

 Lässig has so many diaper bags that are stylish!  I strongly suggest that you take the time to look at Lässig and find the right bag for your style.  Especially if you have been unsuccessful in the past and combining your style with your baby.  It's really hard to be a fashionable woman while still being a great mom, Lässig makes it a little easier for us.  I was able to review the  BriefSnake bag in Beige and carry it all the time!  My friends without children have made comments about borrowing it.   Winner will receive the Lassig Glam Banana Diaper Bag (rv $119).

Winner must be a resident of the U.S.A. and 18+

Disclaimer:  My Photopage has not received any compensation and is not responsible for prize shipment.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Niagara On The Lake 2013

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a Canadian town located in Southern Ontario where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region of the southern part of the province of Ontario. It is located across the Niagara River from Youngstown, New York, USA. It is also the only town in Canada that has a Lord Mayor. Source

 Bed and Breakfast

The Court House, a Shaw Festival theater and Parks Canada headquarters of Niagara National Historic Sites.

Ice cream time


Motorcycle club

 Thanks For Stopping By


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Above Rubies Book Blast - $50 Amazon GCard or Paypal - Ends June 11/13(WW)

NOTE: This Is Not My Review/Giveaway, I Am Just Helping To Promote In Exchange a link(s) on The Rafflecopter Form! 

above rubies tour  

above rubies 

Above Rubies

His chivalry was strangling her. He thought he was helping her—and in truth, he was. She was in desperate straits. But as honorable as he was, he was also breaking her heart. Her attraction was drowning him. When World Champion rodeo cowboy Rossen Rockland and his friends rescue a young runaway who has been abused by her foster father and take her home to his parents’ ranch, he expects her to turn out to be a pain in the neck. And sometimes she is. It doesn’t take him long to figure out that she has way more than her allotment of troubles—and far more than her share of gifts. Lovely, talented, and ravingly brilliant, Kit Star is too young, unbelievably humble, and oh, so loveable. Knowing that she needs his protection and time to grow into her potential, Rossen also figures out that what she really is, is a pain in the heart. Watch for more of the Rockland Ranch Series!  

Praise for Above Rubies:

I absolutely could not put this book down. It had me laughing, crying, angry and pretty much every other emotion. I can not wait for the next one in the series to come out. Keep them coming!!! ~Addicted to Books This is the second book in the Rockland Ranch Romance Series. It can be read as a stand alone or copies of Peace River can be supplied if you would also like to review it.  

peace river 

Peace River (Book 1)

The police didn't understand the danger, but she did. Her father had always been abusive, but now, with a ten million dollar Thoroughbred farm on the line, and a powerful bookie leaning on him, her father had become out of control. But how do you get away and take a world famous stallion with you? Carrie was getting desperate when a handsome and honorable but thoroughly cynical rodeo cowboy from Wyoming happened to show up with a horse trailer. He didn't ride a white horse, but he was definitely a knight in shining armor. He'll protect her from the mob, but can she survive falling in love with a bull rider?  

Praise for Peace River

"Give me a clean romance, humor and a good looking cowboy and I'm a happy girl. LDS fiction isn't always my favorite but I really enjoyed the characters and adventure in this book." ~Carol - Goodreads "There was plenty of action, adventure and danger to keep me guessing just how everything was going to turn out. I didn't want to put it down until I finished! Jaclyn Hawkes is one of my favorite LDS romance authors. You really can't go wrong with any of her books that you pick up!" ~Cathy -Goodreads


Author Jaclyn M. Hawkes

Jaclyn M. Hawkes grew up in Utah with 6 sisters, 4 brothers and any number of pets. (It was never boring!) She got a bachelor’s degree, had a career and traveled extensively before settling down to her life’s work of being the mother of four magnificent and sometimes challenging children. She loves shellfish, the out of doors, the youth and hearing her children laugh. She and her fine husband, their family, and their sometimes very large pets, now live in a mountain valley in northern Utah, where it smells like heaven and kids still move sprinkler pipe.
 Book Blast Giveaway 
 $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 6/11/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Prize value $50 US. 


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Trail of Bones Blog Tour - $25 Amazon GCard or Paypal - Ends May 31/13(WW)

NOTE: This Is Not My Review/Giveaway, I Am Just Helping To Promote In Exchange a link(s) on The Rafflecopter Form! 

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Trail of Bones
Ready for a new adventure? Are you a fan of fantasy, young adult, science fiction and action stories?
“No mercy, No rules - Welcome to the Trail of Bones!”
Run with Purpose – battle cry of the Shade Wolves
Magnus, the runt of a litter of Shade Wolves, wants nothing more than to be a loyal, strong member of the pack. But when an ancient enemy threatens his friends and family, he faces a choice that could tear him from all he's known and loved. Born in captivity, the giant panther Kelor knows nothing but suffering and loss. He struggles to find his place in this world of terror, and he battles to protect his family without succumbing to the darkness lurking inside him. Falling captive to the evil Warden, the two are forced to fight in the battle of the beasts known as 'The Trail of Bones'. How will Kelor and Magnus learn to work together? How will they escape a fate of despair and death? How will their choices affect their comrades? Their enemies? And the forgotten magic that could doom all life of their world? Let the adventures begin!
A fun, exciting, clean read for teens, young adults, adults and readers of all ages. Pick up your copy of this fantasy adventure today!
Are you a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Robert Jordan, Orson Scott Card, Jim Butcher and other fantasy and science fiction authors? You’ll feel right at home with Trail of Bones. This fantasy story offers a strong moral message, suspense, action, and mystery, in a world full of magic, unlikely heroes, and devious villains.


Book Trailer
Editorial Reviews Salisbury is a rising star in genre fiction. This book makes a unique and exciting contribution in the fantasy realm. The first of great things to come. --Jake Black, "The Authorized Ender Companion" "Smallville" "Ender's Game: Recruiting Valentine" Amazon Reviews Conclusion: A fantasy adventure that features lots of action and intrigue that is geared to a YA audience. There are moments in this tale that are especially well done... story telling at a level that I'd be interested to see what this author would do with an adult orientated fantasy work. As a dedicated YA work... 5 Stars. ~ Ray Nicholson The beginning of a great adventure! I thoroughly enjoyed reading the first book of the Trail of Bones series. It is an unpredictable adventure, with heartwrenching acts of love and friendship. The story ended before I was prepared to put my Kindle down, and now I will wait anxiously for the second book to be published. In the meantime, I think I'll read it again with my eleven-year-old son; I'm sure he'll love it as much as I do. Give it a read! ~ HRL Enthralling story line that really pulls you in …The characters were some that I will not easily forget because he explains their background in a way that makes the reader really connect and believe they are real. He creates a world that I long to see. I really grew to both love and hate different characters. I think that is a sign of a really great author when they can make us feel so much emotion towards a character. ~ Janason

About Chris Salisbury
Chris Salisbury has been writing fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and action thrillers for years in independent films. Now he’s expanded his love of good movies, such as Gladiator, Counte of Monte Cristo, Saving Private Ryan, Braveheart, Star Trek, to the world of books. Trail of Bones is the first book in a planned four part fantasy, young adult series targeted at readers of all ages.
The father of four enjoys a wide range of interests from scuba diving to softball, coaching basketball to playing Battlefield 3 on his Xbox 360 or NCAA Football with his sons. He is also a big advocate for literacy and reading for young boys. There seem to be few titles that appeal to young boys and young men to hold their attention, trigger their imaginations and create a love of reading. Chris is out to change that.
In addition to the Trail of Bones series, he also has a number of other titles in development including historical fiction, action, suspense thrillers, and several science fiction properties. There’s a lot more on the horizon, so enjoy Trail of Bones but be sure to look for more captivating titles from Chris Salisbury in the near future.

Blog Tour Giveaway
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Ends 5/31/13

Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen Book Blast - $50 Amazon GCard or Paypal - Ends June 6/13(WW)

NOTE: This Is Not My Review/Giveaway, I Am Just Helping To Promote In Exchange a link(s) on The Rafflecopter Form!

Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen
Was Mr. Darcy real? Is time travel really possible? For pragmatic Manhattan artist Eliza Knight the answer to both questions is absolutely, Yes! And Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley Farms, Virginia is the reason why!
His tale of love and romance in Regency England leaves Eliza in no doubt that Fitz Darcy is the embodiment of Jane Austen’s legendary hero. And she’s falling in love with him. But can the man who loved the inimitable Jane Austen ever love average, ordinary Eliza Knight?
Eliza’s doubts grow, perhaps out of proportion, when things start to happen in the quiet hamlet of Chawton, England; events that could change everything. Will the beloved author become the wedge that divides Fitz and Eliza or the tie that binds them?
Praise for Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen
O’Rourke creates a world that defies cynicism and demands suspension of disbelief – even in this age of doubt and hyper-realism. Sheer escapism at its best. Clever, charming and affectionate. ~Jocelyn Bury …the reader must tenaciously read on rather than put the book down to satisfy their hunger for the story to resolve, which it does in characteristically Jane Austen fashion. ~Erin Murdock
In Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen, author Sally Smith O’Rourke creates a compelling story that investigates what and who might have inspired Jane Austen. While the story line is certainly far-fetched, it is a truly unique idea, one that captivated this reader until the very last page. ~Meg Massey
Author Sally Smith O'Rourke Sally Smith O’Rourke is a surgical scrub nurse at the City of Hope national cancer research hospital in Duarte, California and resides in the near-by Victorian village of Monrovia. With her late husband, author Michael O’Rourke (aka F.M. O’Rourke) Smith O’Rourke owned and operated a medical advertising company where she used her diverse talents to produce and co-write teaching films and videos. Working not only with major medical and surgical manufacturing companies but also network television. These endeavors ultimately led to a collaboration on two feature films (direct to video) and three published novels. The wife and husband writing team of Sally Smith and Michael O’Rourke, being long-time fans of Jane Austen, wrote The Man Who Loved Jane Austen released by Kensington Books in 2006. Kensington followed that very successful effort with The Maidenstone Lighthouse in 2007 and Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage in 2009, both also collaborative projects by Smith and O’Rourke. Published after her partner and spouse’s untimely death in 2001, the publisher chose not to use the names Michael O’Rourke and Sally Smith (as the manuscripts were presented), releasing all three books under Sally Smith O’Rourke. Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen is Sally Smith O’Rourke’s first solo novel.
Yours Affectionately tour
Book Blast Giveaway
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Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up - #19

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Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

Our co-hosts this week are Kim from Mommie...Again and Sue from My Photopage.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

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Featured Giveaways

My Very Own Fairy Tale personalized storybook from I See Me! Ends 6/1

Little Learning Lovies: Bugs in the Garden Double Lovie Pack Ends 5/26
Both May Lovie Packs (Available NOW)

BYOU Girls Magazine 1 year subscription Ends 5/22

Owl Always Love You children's personalized book Ends 5/22

#Summer Splash- Ends 5/27 (US & Can Only)

Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me & Emily @ Emily Reviews along with Kim from Mommie...Again and Sue from My Photopage.

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