Saturday, June 23, 2012

36 Weeks and Counting Down!

We are all ready at our house!  The baby's room is all put together, clothes are in the dresser, diapers are in the stacker, sheets are on the crib.  The only thing we need now, is a baby!

Dry Idea AdvancedDry: A Review, Giveaway & Sweepstakes

Thanks to Purex Insiders, I recently received the opportunity to try and review Dry Idea AdvancedDry!  Boy did I pick a great time to review a new Antiperspirant & Deodorant.  First I am 36 weeks pregnant (and hot, hot, hot) and we have had an entire week of 90+ degree temperatures in June!

Dry Idea AdvancedDry provides superior all day protection from wetness & odor.  It is available in Roll-on, Clear Gel, and Invisible Solid.  It provided 24 hour wetness protection, and is hypo-allergenic!

I used it for one week and I really like the product.  It kept me dry and I did not notice any odor.  Plus I really liked the light powder scent of the Roll-on product.  The Roll-on is fast drying and contains vitamin E, keeping my skin soft.  I am definitely going to continue to use this product throughout the summer. 

Dry Idea is holding a Sweepstakes with $1000 in prizes!  There is a $500 1st place prize and 10 $50 2nd place prizes!  You can sign up by clicking the link here!  I just did, it was super easy!

Spend Less 2 Save More Contest
2 lucky Spend Less 2 Save More readers will receive a coupon for a FREE 3.25oz or smaller Dry Idea AdvancedDry!  To enter:

1. (Mandatory) Like Spend Less 2 Save More on Facebook and leave a comment on this post!
2. (Bonus) Enter the Sweepstakes here and come back to this post and leave a comment that you did!
2. (Bonus)  Like Dry Idea on Facebook and leave a comment on this post.
3. (Bonus)  Post on Dry Idea's Facebook page a link to this post and leave a comment on this post.

Contest will end on July 4th at midnight, I'll pick up winner when we return from fireworks!  Contest is open to US residents 18 and over only.

Dry Idea provided a free sample of their AdvancedDry Roll-On so I could review them.  However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own as always!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Purex June Promotions

Purex has a lot of great promotions going on right now, check them out and you can be a winner!

Pin It to Win It! This promotion asks Pinterest users to repin and image of a laundry hamper full of socks and guess how many socks are in the hamper. The 5 people who follow the rules and guess the closest the actual number of socks win a year supply of detergent! Here is where to find it

Ladies Home Journal
LHJ is giving away free 1-year subscriptions!  Promotion ends on June 22nd. Sign up at

Crystals Coupon
‘Like’ Purex on Facebook to get access to a $1 off Crystals coupon.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bruegger's hosts Free Iced Coffee Day June 21 to benefit Children's Miracle Network

BURLINGTON, Vt.) June 14, 2012 -On Thursday, June 21, Bruegger’s Bagels will toast the first full day of summer with itsinaugural Free Iced Coffee Day. From openinguntil 4 p.m., guests can enjoy the coolest drink of the season at 300-plus locations while also helping outChildren's Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMNH) by donating at canisters located by the register.

To get a free iced coffee, guests can download the coupon from Bruegger’sFacebook page. Members of Bruegger’s “Fresh News” club will receive the coupon via email, and those who sign up for “Fresh News” at before June 19 will also receive a coupon.

“We want the families served by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to know their communities really care,” said Bruegger’s CMO Scott Colwell. “Special days like our Free Iced Coffee Day bring new and loyal guests together for a little fun and refreshment while also supporting a worthy cause.”   

Bruegger’s, known for its many bagel-inspired breakfast and lunch options, also offers a wide variety of iced drinks that are a perfect treat anytime of the day. In addition to a variety of iced coffee flavors, Bruegger’s offers mocha and regular-flavored Iced Coffee Coolers, a sweet, creamy option made with triple-brewed coffee.

Free Iced Coffee Day is the culmination of Bruegger’s Countdown to Summer fundraiser for CMNH, which began May 29 with a “Clicks for Kids” drive on Facebook. Additionally, while supplies last, guests can support children’s hospitals by purchasing a special coupon book created for the campaign. For a donation of just $1, guests will receive coupons valued at $10, with 100 percent of the donation benefiting the local Children’s Miracle Network-affiliated hospital. Bruegger’s and its guests have raised more than $100,000 to benefit the kids and families served by CMNH, as part of an ongoing partnership.

“Bruegger’s and its guests are helping us do good for millions of children and families across the nation,” said Clark Sweat, CMNH senior vice president. “That’s what we call a great summer.”

About Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc.
Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc. (BEI), a leader in the fast casual restaurant segment, operates 305 Bruegger’s bakeries in North America. Renowned for its award-winning bagels, Bruegger's offers a wide variety of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch options made with high-quality, simple ingredients served with its unique brand of hospitality. Bruegger's is dedicated to the communities it serves and supports charitable causes locally and nationally. BEI’s parent company, Groupe Le Duff, SA, is the world’s second largest company in the bakery-cafĂ© sector. Founded in 1983, BEI is headquartered in Burlington, Vt. For more information, please visit or become a fan on Facebook at

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Crock Pot Beef Stew

Here is my Crock Pot Beef Stew Recipe.  This is a family favorite in our house and one of our staple winter meals!

1 - 2# Beef Stew meat
2 cups diced potatoes
1 cup of carrots
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced celery
1 can tomato soup
2 cans of water (from the soup can)
1 tsp Beef Boullion granules
1 tsp worcheshire sauce
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp majoram
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

1.  Heat oil in large skillet, coat stew meat with flour and then brown in oil.
2.  Combine all ingredients in a Crock Pot including browned meat.
3.  Cook on low for 8-9 hours or high for 4-5 hours.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


The winners of the Honey Bunches of Oats Giveaway are:


An e-mail has sent to you to claim your prize!  If you did not receive it, please e-mail me at!

Thanks for all who entered, another giveaway coming up soon!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Win a Free Subscription to Ladies Home Journal!

Purex has teamed up with Ladies Home Journal to bring you and your readers to bring you an exciting offer. Purex will be giving away 1-year subscriptions to a lot of lucky winners!

Ladies’ Home Journal engages women with relevant conversations about health and relationships; beauty and style; food and finance. It’s for the women who recognize the importance of taking time for themselves. Ladies Home Journal has articles on health, beauty, relationships, and tons of other enticing topics.

You can sign up to win on the Purex website! Be sure to sign up soon, the promotion ends on June 22nd.

Last time Purex did this, I won a subscription to Better Homes & Gardens, so I highly recommend signing up!