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Anyone want to help out?!

I am wanting to hold another giveaway! And since I am not crafty enough to make anything, I was wondering if there was any businesses out there that wouldn’t mind helping out in this department.

It doesn’t have to be anything big and\or fancy! It doesn’t even have to be an item….a discount code would work just fine! I will leave what you want to donate completely up to you!

If you would like to participate in this giveaway, then please email me at mommieventures @ gmail . com! I look forward to working with you all very soon!

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Wanted:

As many of you know, we have a lot of sister sites! Many aren’t active (no one to blog for those sites) and\or life is happening to the ones that are blogging! I completely understand & I am not here to talk about those people and their reasons.

I am here in search of women who are wanting to join our sister sites! There are some topics already in place but we welcome any & all topics! I have changed a few things behind the scenes, so it is more in your hands to design & name the blog! You write for\about it….you should be in charge of it!

Here are the topics that are already in place:
Lawmen
Multiple
Natural
Savings
Single
TTC
Weightloss
Special Needs
Linewive
Military
Teen
Truckdriver

We are always looking to add to these topics & always looking to add topics! We know that there are so many mothers out there that are going through something…..good, bad, ugly, and indifferent! Come to us to talk & share about it. We are a very welcoming group of mothers! If you would like to become apart of the sister sites, please feel free to email me at mommieventures@gmail.com! I look forward to hearing from you very soon!

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The Lucky Butterfly

The Lucky butterfly is our first ad!!!!

She has also offered all you MommieVentures readers out there a 20% discount through the entire month of September! How awesome is that?! {Use coupon code MOMMIEVENTURES}

Check out her website & fan page! Her ad will run until 09\30\11 & will be located in the upper right hand side of the blog!

The Lucky Butterfly offers reuseable snack & sandwich bags for both boys & girls!

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Pear Tree Greetings

This company was giving away kids stationary for free about a week ago. A few days ago I received an email from them saying that they ran out but wanted to make it up by giving me a discount on my next order, which is completely awesome, but I will not be using it anytime soon.

So I figured I would pass the savings onto my readers. This isn’t a code that everyone can use….it’s a one time code for one person. If it were I would just post the discount code here. But, sadly, it isn’t. So if you are interested in having this code to use on a future order, please send me an email. I will do this on a ‘first come – first serve’ basis. I will include a link to their website so you can check it out and see if you like their products.

Here is the discount information:
50% off any order of at least $29 and free ground shipping! Expires on 101\11.

To check out their website, click here!

If you would like this discount code, please email me at mommieventures@gmail.com & put ‘Discount Code’ in the subject line. Thank you and I hope to give this to someone soon!!!

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Fan Giveaway

It’s that time again!
The first fan giveaway I did was a HUGE hit! Thank you to all of you who suggested my fan page to your friends and thank you to those who ‘like’d me and have suck with me! SO i decided that since the first one went so well to have another one! We are currently at 337 fans and I will draw a winner when we are at 450 fans! I know that seems like a lot but it really isn’t. I am hoping that this giveaway will bring in more readers, not only to my blog and fan page, but for all of my sister sites as well. Most of them are just starting out on this journey and I know they would love more fans…I mean who doesn’t?!

So once we reach 450 fans, I will make another blog and then draw a winner from there through random.org. I am posting all of the information about the sponsors here and one the next blog I make about this along with a few pictures. If you are reading this and would like to donate something and have a link set up for people to ‘like’ your fan page for your business, please feel free to email me at mommieventures@gmail.com, it’s not too late to donate!

So far we have 2 sponsors giving out 3 prizes! Thank you to our sponsors for donating and wanting to be apart of this giveaway! I will also be donating something from my Cafepress store and will add those items once I received them in the mail.

But for now here are the pictures of the items\services being donated along with their fan page and\or website. Please check them out so you know what you want if you are the winner!

First up Mama Made USA-Products Made By WAHM’s
She has donated this beautiful pink blanket! Perfect for the little, or not so little, princess in your life. It is really big and it would be perfect as a blanket on a bed as big as a twin! If you would like to take a look at some other products that are available, please check them out!
Here is the beautiful blanket (my camera do NOT do it justice!)

Jennifer has offered 2 (!) items to donate! One is a book from her Usborne business.
 Gobble Gobble Moo! It’s a book valued at 15.99! While Farmer Dougal sleeps, Sheep and his friends board the tractor and take turns making engine sounds. But what if their loud honks, moos and squeaks wake the farmer? Children will love copying noises in this joyful story from the internationally renowned author, Jez Alborough.
Here is the cover of this very cute sounding book!

Jennifer is also offering  10% off any of my services. She is willing to travel so it doesn’t have to be just in the Pitt County (NC) area.

We are now adding another sponsor to the fan giveaway! Crystal is a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. She has donated this wonderful gift set!

NEW limited-edition* Mary Kay® Coconut Lime Gift Set includes invigorating shower gel, luxurious body lotion and delightful body mist all in a travel-friendly bag.  A $26 value!!!

Here are the links to either their fan page or website to check out more of their products! I will also be adding these links actually blog where the giveaway will be held!
Mama Made USA-Products Made By WAHM’s
Usborne Books

Usborne Books Fan Page
JC Productions

Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant- Crystal Booker

*Remember this is NOT the post where you need to comment in order to win. I will post that blog once we reach 450 fans!*

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9 Tips on Saving Money in a Tough Economy

*Received this in an email from Simple Green*

9 Tips on Saving Money in a Tough Economy
Like everyone, we’re all noticing big changes in the costs of nearly everything we purchase lately. This topsy-turvy economy has everyone a bit worried. What can you do to easily save money on everyday purchases and help put a little extra money in your pocket? Here’s a list of 9 ways to SAVE SOME GREEN!
Save money by saving gas. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and that your oil has been changed recently. Both measures help to ensure that your car is running smoothly and efficiently, and an efficient car is a car that uses less gas.
Collect all of the change in jars, pockets, drawers and purses and put it to work. Bring the change to the bank where you have your savings account and deposit it. It does nothing for you sitting in an old jar or at the bottom of your purse.
Use what you have before you buy more. If you have half-empty shampoo bottles, hotel- or sample-sized bottles, or partially-used tubes of lotion, make a point to use up what you have already. Waste of product is a waste of money.
You’ve heard it before…switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs. Sure, they cost a little more to buy, but they last much longer and in the meantime use less energy. Buy them in multi-packs if you can and look to your local energy provider for rebates and other incentives.
Use rechargeable batteries. If you have kids, you know everything seems to run on batteries. Again, there is a small financial outlay at first to buy the batteries and charger (look to price clubs like Costco and Sam’s Club for bulk deals on batteries) but in the long run you will purchase fewer of them and help save on batteries ending up in landfills.
Bottle your own water. Not only will you help save the planet by producing less waste, but you’ll save money too. Purchase a faucet filter or pitcher with a filter and refill a plastic sports bottle instead of buying water in small bottles.
While you’re at it, make your own coffee. I know, this is sacrilege for some people, but it can be done. Even if you splurge on the fancy creamers, you’ll still save money over buying your coffee at some fancy coffee place.
Hang your laundry. Most people can hang their laundry outside in the sun and warmer weather. Hang just three loads of laundry a week in the great outdoors, and you’ll save over two hours of dryer time a week. That’s a nice chunk of electrical savings each month. Live in a colder climate? Buy an inexpensive clothing rack and dry your clothing in a warm laundry room or bathroom.
Switch to a concentrated all-purpose cleaning solution, like Simple Green. By switching to a concentrated formula like Simple Green, you can control how much you use each time you clean by diluting for each job. At an average use-dilution, a single gallon of Simple Green will make 11 gallons of general purpose cleaner. And only buying one bottle for all of your cleaning jobs, as opposed to many expensive bottles, will not only save money, but also time and cabinet space.
Adapted from an article by www.pocketyourdollars.com

Simple Green Fanpage
Simple Green Website

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Simply Heaven Lollipop Shoppe

At Simply Heaven Lollipop Shoppe our dream is to provide delicious, hand crafted confections that will remind you of the candy your grandmother might have made ~ full of love and sweetness all in one bite!

 Our premium milk chocolate has a high milk powder content that makes it very creamy and our dark chocolate has 60+% cocoa content making it a great antioxidant.

 Milk Chocolate Ingredients: Sugar, cocoa butter, dry whole milk, unsweetened chocolate, soy lecithin added as emulsifier, vanilla

Dark Chocolate Ingredients: Unsweetened chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin as an emulsifier, vanilla

  

Doesn’t that make your mouth water just reading that?! I know that it did mine when I first read it!

When I first contacted Maureen about a review for some of her goodies in her shoppe, to be honest, I wasn’t excepting her to say yes. But I was so excited when she emailed me back and said yes! I couldn’t wait to get her package in the mail of two samples of fudge and a ton of lollipops! When it finally came I couldn’t open the package fast enough! Each fudge sample came in a pretty pink box! I took out the chocolate fudge first and took a butter knife and cut me off a piece. OMG, it was so good! The knife went through the fudge so easily and melted in your mouth! Oh it was good! The second sample was pumpkin cheesecake! I LOVE cheesecake almost as much as I love chocolate. Pumpkin cheesecake was so yummy! I had to make myself NOT eat both bars of fudge in two days! 🙂 I actually paced myself with it and it last for at least week 😉

The weekend that my second child was having a birthday party, I invited my friends into the kitchen to try a sample of both the chocolate and pumpkin cheesecake. The responses were silent! All you heard was ‘Mmmmmmm!’ I was asking what everyone thought about it because I was going to include their comments into this post. They were all saying that it was ‘Really good’ and ‘Where can I get some?’, but then one of my friends gave me the greatest review – I will never forget what she said! ‘This is what I imagined a pumpkin candle to taste like!’ Until she said that, that thought never crossed my mind but she was so right! Both the chocolate and pumpkin cheesecake fudge were a HUGE hit with family and friends!

Now the lollipops! The lollipops come in so many different flavors. Some that I call ‘odd’ because I never had a lollipop in that flavor. Some aren’t so crazy and tasted so good! I couldn’t choose my favorite one!
Harvest Moon Chai
Rose
Honey Clove
Cheesecake
Green Apple
Lavender
Mango
Margarita
Peppermint
Raspberry
Banana
Coconut
Honeysuckle
Peach
Chamomile Citrus
Hot Buttered Popcorn

Maureen has so many more goodies in her shoppe though! Chocolate, marshmallows, Mommy to be products, and so much more!
Maureen is also offering my readers a 10% discount! Just use the code SAVINGS.
Hurry and get those orders in before 01/27/11 to be sure that your goodies arrive before Valentine’s Day!
To order, please visit her website. And to stay up to date with everything cooking, ‘like’ her fan page!

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Hot Topics – Rules

Ok, so I don’t want to give you a lot of rules because I want each and every one of you to freely express you feel about any topics that might come our way, but I just want to lay down some points that certain things will not accepted no matter what!

Like I said in the Intro post, I will add more as I think of them or if something happens and it needs to be addressed.

 

 

*No name calling
*Do not use names outside of this blog (ie: talking to someone about a topic, you cannot use other people’s names that are mentioned in any Hot Topics post)
*No bashing of another person’s feelings/ideas/or stand on a topic
*Everyone has their own opinion and views and you must remember that they are just that, opinions

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Hot Topics

I have been trying to think of different ways to diversify the blog and something popped into my head this morning. We should have a Hot Topics section. I would love to hear what sort of topics that you want to talk about and/or hear about. I think that it is possible for us adults to talk about something without name calling and being hurtful towards someone if they don’t agree with your side of the topic.

So if you have a Hot Topic that you want to talk about, can be about anything (And I mean anything), either comment below or email me at mommieventures@gmail.com and put ‘Hot Topic’ in the subject line!

I will also be making a post with rules and will continue to add them as I think of them or if something happens and it needs to addressed.
Don’t be afraid to speak your mind and say your opinion! We do live in America…..Freedom of Speech!!!!!!!!!!!

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Style Wipes Giveaway

These wipe containers are so pretty, you may not want to actually use them! Check out my review for more information & pictures here!
Style Wipes is offering a $10 off purchase coupon which is the same as getting a travel case for free! And the large cases are only $20, so you would only have to pay half of what it really costs! There are so many styles to choose from also…may take you awhile to find you like- I know it did when I was picking one!

If you like what I am I doing with my blog, please take 2 clicks to vote for me on TopMommyBlogs!
Each entry=1 comment! Please leave your email address in your mandatory entry!

Mandatory Entry

*Visit Style Wipes website & tell me which style you would choose for your case!

Extra Entires

*’like’ MommieVentures on Facebook
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This giveaway will end on Monday November 8, 2010 at 9.30pm Eastern! The winner will be picked by Random.org!