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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Zazzle Personalized T-shirts Review

I'm a huge fan of personalized gifts, not just for Christmas gifts but for birthdays and special occasions too.  Personalization just makes everything more special. 

I was recently introduced to Zazzle and was surprised by how much they have to offer.  You can personalize almost anything!  From shirts, hats, iphone cases, binders, Doodle speakers, aprons, etc.  Seriously, its so cool!  I was able to pick some items to review and  I decided on some Big Bro/Lil Bro matching shirts for my boys.

There are tons of Big Bro/Lil Bro shirts to choose from, and they're all so cute!  I chose the MOD Blocks Big Bro/Lil Bro blue and brown personalized t-shirts for my boys.  What I found out about Zazzle is that you can truly personalize the shirts to your liking.  I picked the regular white t-shirts for my boys but you can even choose the style and color of the shirt.  Pretty cool!
 (Lil Bro doesn't like taking pictures, I tried to get him in but he escaped!)

The Big Bro and Lil Bro shirts are too cute!  Seriously I love seeing my boys in their matching personalized shirts.  My oldest loves being the big brother and was super happy with his shirt, especially since it had his name on it.  He was even happier when he saw that his little brother had a matching shirt too!  I like that the shirts are soft and comfortable for the kids, and that they're true to size.

Now that I know about Zazzle I'm definitely going to be buying my personalized gifts from them.  Valentines will be here soon and I know I can find my hubby something cool.

Disclaimer: I received the products mentioned above for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was given an all opinions are my own.

Vicky

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 21

Well Christmas is officially over....awww that makes me so sad.  I love Christmas time, but seriously the food was killing me!  I didn't want to ruin the holidays by denying myself some goodies, but honestly some days I indulged a little more than others.  Ok, maybe a lot more!  So needless to say I was pretty scared to step on the scale after Christmas.  Well guess what?  I only gained 1 pound!!!  I was seriously thinking more along the lines of 4 or 5 pounds but 1 pound gained during Christmas time is alright with me!
Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5----+1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost 
Week 17----+2 pound gained
Week 18-----2 pounds lost
Week 19-----2 pounds lost
Week 20-----0 pounds lost
Week 21----+1 pound gained


Total Pounds Lost: 29!!

New Years is just around the corner and I've already ordered my first shipment of Nutriystem SUCCESS, I can't wait to get started.  The new foods looks so yummy, especially the bagel for breakfast.  I love bagels and I've missed them.  I'm most excited about the protein shakes, I just know they are going to help with losing weight.  Plus the extra protein should help me stay fuller for longer.  

I have a few New Year's resolutions for 2012.  My 1st resolution is to get closer to God.  My 2nd is to be a better mother and wife...meaning more time with the family, less time on the computer!  And my 3rd resolution is to continue losing weight.  I know I got the last one covered with Nutrisystem SUCCESS! 

Is your New Year's resolution to lose weight?  Now is a perfect time to join the Nutrisystem family!  Nutrisystem has some exciting new changes going on and I know they can help you reach your goal.

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky

Monday, December 26, 2011

Winners






The winner of the World Vision Artisan necklace is #7:

Amy W. said... 7



I think the goat is a great gift





The winner of the Summer's Hair Bowtiquie giveaway is #11:

Vicki S said... 11




gfc follower of mlg as "sswpss"




Congratulations winners!!

All winners have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner will be chosen.

Heather

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Nutrisystem SUCCESS and Weigh In Week 20

Notice anything different???  Yup, it's the logo! I'm excited to introduce you to Nutrisystem's all new weight loss program SUCCESS.  SUCCESS is Nutrisystem's most comprehensive weight loss program to date.  Nutrisystem has reformulated it's menu with increased protein, New Chef's Table Steamer Entrees and programs to support sustained success.  Nutrisystem also has a brand new face...Janet Jackson! 
The Nutrisystem SUCCESS approach is designed to help take the weight off and keep it off through frequent, portion-controlled, balanced nutrition and low Glycemic Index eating.  The SUCCESS program offers the company's largest assortment of signature artisanal  fresh-frozen meals including new Chef's Table dinner entrees, developed by Nutrisystem's Celebrity Chef Culinary Council, new chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and coffee advance protein shakes; the introduction of a personalized "My Daily 3" physical activity program, and increased personalization and flexibility through transition and maintenance plans that help consumers manage their weight on their own. 

I'm so excited about all these new changes!  Now for my weekly weigh in.....

This week I didn't gain or lose weight, I'm still right at the 30 pound mark and I'm ok with that.  I've been losing 2 pounds a week for the last two weeks and I know that isn't going to happen all the time...plus I've been indulging a little more than I should!  I''ll be back in hardcore diet mode once Christmas is over.
Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5----+1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost 
Week 17----+2 pound gained
Week 18-----2 pounds lost
Week 19-----2 pounds lost
Week 20-----0 pounds lost

Total Pounds Lost: 30!!

I'm so happy to be apart of the Nutrisystem family during these exciting changes.  I will be ordering my Nutrisystem SUCCESS in a few days and I can't wait to try it out.  I'm so excited about the new protein shakes.  I've used protein shakes before while dieting and had great results.  I'm CONFIDENT that I'm going to be even more successful on the SUCCESS PROGRAM!!! 

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Shutterfly Photobook Review and Giveaway

I'm officially done with Christmas shopping! I love giving out personalized gifts, and Shutterfly has so many great photo gifts.  I've been a fan of Shutterfly since 2007, when I bought my first photo book.  It was a gift for my dad and it took my breath away.  Everyone in my family loved it.  Since then I've made photo books for family members and gave them as Christmas gifts.

 
One of my favorite photo books I created as a Christmas gift, was for my sister-in-law.   I made a 8"x8" photo book of her pregnancy.  It turned out beautiful and she loved it.  I choose a hard covered book because they look so professional.  Everything about the photo book is professional looking, from the binding, the sharp pictures, and the ability to personalize almost anywhere on the book.

I've ordered  photo books from another site but I honestly have to say that Shutterfly's quality is the best.  Shutterfly's pictures look sharp and are true to color, compared to other places where the colors are off and the picture quality is grainy.  Shutterfly's website is also easy to use.  I know the thought of creating a photo book sounds intimidating but it's really not hard at all.

Shutterfly's Storytelling destination, includes tips on how best to capture your stories and memories through photo books by Shutterfly Chief Storyteller Heather Maddan.  Each month features different content and December is focused on family storytelling, including tips on capturing unique holiday photos and how to tell your family's story through pictures.

One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways will win an 8"x8" photo book and free shipping, valued at $35!


To Win:

Mandatory Entry: Follow Mommy Loves Giveaways Publicly on Google Friend Connect.  Leave a comment letting me know you follow, along with your email.


Extra entries:
***This giveaway ends December 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer: I received a Shutterfly book for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own.

Vicky

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Winner!

We have a winner for our Dora the Explorer gift set...and the winner is 86!!
deanna said... 86
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All winners have 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Vicky

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 19

I did it! I did it!  I finally hit the 30 pound mark!  Woohoo, it feels so good knowing I've lost 30 pounds since I started Nutrisystem 19 weeks ago. When I first started Nutrisystem in August I told myself that I wanted to lose 30 pounds by the end of the year.  I'm so happy I've met my goal.  I still have more weight to lose so now I need to think of another goal!

Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5----+1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost 
Week 17----+2 pound gained
Week 18-----2 pounds lost
Week 19-----2 pounds lost

Total Pounds Lost: 30!!

What have I gained from losing 30 pounds?  My confidence!!!  I feel so much better about myself.  Not only am I getting my shape back but I know I'm getting healthier too.  I've dropped a couple of pant sizes and even shirt sizes, and I'm definitely enjoying shopping for more clothes.

I have to admit that the holidays have been hard on my diet.  We've been Christmas shopping like crazy and often times stop to grab a bite to eat.  There's also tons of cookies and candies everywhere I turn.  I'm so glad I'm still able to lose weight on Nutrisystem during the holidays.  This weekend my husband and I our going on our first cruise and we're super excited.  I know there is going to be free food at every corner and I plan to enjoy myself...because I know when I come home Nutrisystem will help me get back on track!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Summer's Hair Boutique Review & Giveaway

Since I found out I was having a girl, I have become obsessed with all things girly - pink, lace, frills, BOWS. I can't get enough. I'm always on Etsy, and I'm excited to share Summer's Hair Bowtique with you. She has some of the CUTEST and GIRLIEST items.


I love this pink and black headband. I love the color combination, and those pearls and the jewel really make it come together.
How adorable are these leopard baby booties?? Seriously?! They are just so teeny-tiny and sweet. Love the little bows too. I want them.
Summer has all kinds of flower clips. I love these because you can mix and match your clips with your headbands to create custom headbands for every outfit.

And hair feathers are all the rage right now, apparently. I see them on girls everywhere.

Summer sent me a really cute flowered headband and this pretty pink rosette headband. The frayed rosettes are shabby chic - it's quickly becoming my favorite. Love the jewel in the middle too. We get compliments on it all the time. And the quailty of both headbands are really great.

One lucky MLG reader will win a $20 gift credit to Summer's Hair Bowtique. Just hop over to her shop and tell me what you would buy! (Mandatory entry)

Extra entries:
Fine print:  Giveaway ends December 20 at midnight. US residents 18+ only. This is not a paid post. I received product in exchange for writing about the shop. All opinions are 100% my own.


Heather

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Gift Idea: Zumba Fitness 2 for Wii

Christmas shopping is in full swing.  If you know anyone who loves to dance or is looking for a new workout routine, Zumba Fitness 2 would make a great gift.  
I've never danced/played the first Zumba Fitness but I'd seen commercials for it and of course I've seen commercials for the Zumba workout DVDs, and they looked like fun.  I'd also heard from others that the first Zumba Fitness for Wii is a "real" workout, so I was excited to review Zumba Fitness 2!

Includes more than 20 different dance styles:
  • Hip Hop
  • Salsa
  • Swing
  • Reggaeton
  • Tango
  • Latin Pop
  • House
  • and many more!
Zumba Fitness 2 features hit music from Pitbull, Nicole Scherzinger, and Yolanda Be Cool & DCup.  The copy I received also included a Zumba Fitness belt for my Wii remote so that I could dance hands free!  I really like that it comes with the fitness belt.  One of my favorite things about Zumba Fitness is the great music.  In order to want to keep dancing and moving, I need high energetic music and Zumba Fitness has it.

Zumba Fitness 2 has 4 different game modes.  If you don't have much time or only want to dance one routine there's a "Single Song" option.  If you want a real workout you can choose the "Full Class" option and choose between 20, 45, or 60 minute workout routines.  I really like the 20 minute workout, it's perfect for those crazy busy days.  You can also create your own custom routine by saving a playlist of your favorite songs.  My favorite option is the "Multiplayer" mode, this allows up to 4 players to join the party.  I think working out with a partner is so much more fun than working out alone.  The last game mode is "Learn the Steps", this is another one of my favorites because I'm sooo not coordinated and it takes me a little longer to learn the dances!

I had fun dancing to Zumba Fitness 2 and it's a good workout too.  I plan to invite some of my friends over to try it out, because I know I'll have even more fun with them.


Disclaimer: I received Zumba Fitness 2 for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own.

Vicky

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Zero Scale Review

The scale has never been my friend. Of course except when I'm dieting and losing weight!  Being that I have a love/hate relationship with the scale, I was pretty excited to review The Zero Scale.  

Why would I be excited to review a scale, when I have a love/hate relationship with scales?  Because the Zero Scale doesn't show you how much you weigh!  The Zero Scale is unique in that it only reports the amount of weight you lose or gain.  You never see how much you actually weigh (unless you want to), you only see incremental changes.  

Zero Scale Features:
  • 4 users and guest mode
  • 1.3" LCD display 
  • Fast and easy set-up
  • 397 lbs/180kg weight capacity
  • Sleek modern design
  • 12.5" x 12.5" platform
  • Pounds or Kilograms
  • 10 year warranty  
The Zero Scale has a sleek modern design.  The glass design looks really nice.  The first time I tried it out I expected to see how much I weighed and then never again after that.  LOL, I should have read the instructions better, because it clearly states that the scale will track your weight without revealing the total number.  I thought that was pretty cool.  For a second I wish I didn't know how much I weighed, but I'm one of those people who has to weighs in daily.  The next day I got on and the scale showed me a gain of 0.8, and the day after, a loss of 1.6.  I am definitely loving this scale.  I like that I don't have to see my weight every time I get on it (the numbers aren't pretty) and I still get to see whether I've lost or gained.  It also tracks my progress from my first weigh in, this is a huge plus!
Right now I'm on a weight loss journey and I think The Zero Scale is perfect for my journey.  I love that it will help me keep track of my progress!

If you'd like to try out The Zero Scale for yourself, now's the perfect time because we have a coupon code just for you!  Simply enter the code "zero" to receive 15% off the purchase of The Zero Scale on their website.

Disclaimer:  I received The Zero Scale free through the Family Review Network for review purposes only.  No compensation was given and all opinions are my own. 

Vicky

Monday, December 5, 2011

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 18

December is here!!!  December is my favorite month of the year.  Not just because of Christmas, which is my FAVORITE holiday, but also because it's my birthday month!  Tomorrow I turn 27.  This weekend I went shopping for some new clothes (a birthday present from my mom, who is the BEST MOM in the whole wide world!) and was really happy to find some cute clothes.  I forgot how much I loved shopping.  Before starting Nutrisystem, I dreaded shopping.  This time I walked out of the store feeling good!

I'm sure you remember last week I gained 2 pounds while being on Thanksgiving break.  Although I was pretty bummed, I also realized that it was probably water weight from all the bad foods I'd been eating.  So this week, I stuck with my Nutrisystem plan and drank LOTS and LOTS of water.  I peed like crazy, but by the end of the week, I lost those 2 pounds.  Yay!
Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5----+1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost 
Week 17----+2 pound gained
Week 18-----2 pounds lost

Total Pounds Lost: 28!!

With the passing of Thanksgiving, my upcoming birthday and all the Christmas parties and festivities, I know it's going to be hard not to cheat here and there.  Trust me, I don't plan on being perfect, but I am glad to be part of the Nutrisystem family. I know with the help of Nutrisystem I can keep the the holiday pounds from creeping on!
 
Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.
 
Vicky

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

World Vision Review & Giveaway

'Tis the Season!! It's my favorite time of the year! I love everything about the Holidays, and now that I have my kids, it's even more exciting - from shopping for gifts they will love to starting new traditions for our little family. As a mom, I'm concerned with teaching my children the true meaning of Christmas, and I hope that they won't get too caught up in what kind of gifts they are going to get.


I'm thrilled to talk to you about World Vision. This company is amazing - they truly embody the Christmas spirit, and you can give someone the gift of giving. World Vision is a Christian charitable organization that offers more than 250 gifts that can be purchased in the name of a loved-one that helps men, women, and children in need. For example, you can give the gift of a goat and two chickens - with these animals, a family can get milk, eggs, cheese and yogurt, or sell offspring to make extra money.


You can also help by donating towards clothing, clean water, education, school supplies, medical care, and more. They even have a fun for helping children in the United States.

If you are looking for something tangible that still helps out, consider the Maximum Impact Fund, which offers amazing handcrafted products - from jewelry, scarves, coffee and more.



I received this Artisan Multi-colored Necklace, and it took my breath away. It's one long strand, but it's not connected, so you can wear it as a one or two strand necklace, multi-strand bracelet, or even a belt. I love the colorful glass bead and semi-precious stones. Best of all, the money gifted through this particular item helps fight human trafficking.

Ready for some more good news? One lucky MLG reader will win an Artisan Multi-colored Necklace too! To be entered, just visit the World Vision website and tell me one gift you think is amazing. (required entry)


Extra entries:


Fine print: Open to US residents, 18 and older. Giveaway ends December 10, 2011 at midnight. This is not a paid post. I did receive the product mentioned above, but the opinions are 100% my own.

Heather

Holiday Gift Idea: Country Dance 2 Wii Game

 
My husband and I are both fans of country music, so being able to review Country Dance 2 for the Wii was pretty cool.  To be honest, I don't play the Wii very often, because we also don't have very many games.  So I was pretty excited to try out Country Dance 2.  One thing I love about Wii games is they're perfect for almost everybody in the family, which means my husband and 8-year-old joined me for some country dancing.

Country Dance 2 has so many great songs from very popular artists.  I wasn't expecting to know so many of the singers, but I ended up knowing almost all of them!  If you love Country music you will love the selection of music on Country Dance 2.

Featuring music from:
Keith Urban
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Brad Paisley
George Straight
and many more!

I've never danced country before, but playing on the Wii makes it so easy to learn.  My family was having fun dancing around the living room.  I think this game would be perfect for a party, it would really get people up and moving.  It's fun to dance and it's fun to watch others dance!

If your family loves playing Wii games, Country Dance 2 is a fun game the whole family can enjoy.  It would also make a great Christmas gift!  Country Dance 2 is now available in stores for purchase! 

Disclaimer:  I received Country Dance 2 for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own.

 Vicky

Winners!

We have lot's of winners today!

Amazon Rain winner is # 22
Gina said... 22 I Like Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook - Gina H

Tiny Prints winner is # 62
shala_darkstone said... 62 I "like" your Facebook page (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).

Yo Gabba Gabba winner is # 22
jakeremom said... 22 I like you on facebook

Sleep Nest winner is # 29
HSUper Parents said... 29
Twitter follower of yours @hsuperparents.
Congratulations to all of our winners!!

All winners have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen. 

 Vicky

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 17

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I was a total FAILURE this week.  My husband and I were both off of work for the week, for Thanksgiving vacation and boy did I get my grub on.  To be honest, I figured I would just cheat on Thanksgiving day, then get back on my Nutrisystem diet and be good.  I was so wrong!  There was food everywhere and I couldn't resist.  Now I know how hard it is to be on a diet during the holidays.  This week I gained 2 pounds.

Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5----+1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost 
Week 17----+2 pound gained

Total Pounds Lost: 26!!

I guess 2 pound isn't too bad, considering all the food I ate.  I actually didn't do too bad on Thanksgiving.  I had been sick Tuesday and Wednesday so my appetite wasn't too big on Thanksgiving day.  It was shopping the Black Friday sales that got me.  I had Jack in the Box about 1 AM on Black Friday and then when I shopped more on the weekend I had more fast food.  Of course having family down for the holidays didn't help either.  We did a lot of eating out with the family.

I'm pretty disappointed in the weight gain, but at the same time it's a good reminder about how bad my eating habits can get.  As much as I want to lose the weight quickly, I have to realize that losing weight for good is a lifestyle change. I've seen that when I commit myself, I can lose weight.  I did bad this last week, but I'm not going to give up.  I'll be back on my Nutrisystem program this week to lose those 2 pounds I gained!!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba Live Review


You gotta jump, shake, shimmy them out, you gotta jump, shake, shimmy them out!  Yes, you gotta "Get the Sillies out" LOL!  Last Tuesday night my family and I were rocking out to Yo Gabba Gabba Live.  My 18-month-old son had a great time seeing his favorite characters live on stage, singing and dancing.  I have to admit I wasn't sure what to expect but seeing Yo Gabba Gabba Live is just like watching the show, only way more exciting!

Yo Gabba Gabba Live was entertaining, lively, and interactive with the audience.  It really felt like a concert for kids, with the loud music and bright lights.  It was fun to see and hear all the little kids singing and dancing along.  
I love that there was a huge screen in back of the Yo Gabba Gabba crew, sometimes is displayed people from the audience and other times it flashed cartoons.  It was also helpful for those (such as ourselves) who were sitting far in the back.  Sorry, this picture doesn't show the screen.  I wasn't able to get very many good pictures, as we were very far from the stage.

My favorite part of the show was when Biz Markie came out for Biz's Beat of the Day.  I wasn't expecting him to make an appearance but he did, and he was really entertaining.  He interacted with the audience and even had kids on stage busting beats!  It didn't feel like it was just for kids and I got into it too.  My husband says Biz's Beat of the Day was his favorite part too.

Make sure to check out www.yogabbagabbalive.com for tour dates and tickets!

Disclaimer: I received tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba Live for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own.

 Vicky

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 16

***Sorry, this post is really late and is actually for last week.  I got really sick and then busy with the holidays, and didn't find time to post.  You'll be seeing this weeks Nutrisystem post (week 17) soon***

I can't believe I've been on Nutrisystem for 4 months now.  It doesn't even feel like it's been that long.  Time sure does fly by fast!  I'm super excited to announce that Nutrisystem will continue to sponsor me for an additional 3 months!  I'm excited to continue my weight loss journey with Nutrisystem because I know it works and I'm happy that I get to share my journey with you.  This week I lost 1.5 pounds, for a total of 28 pounds in 16 weeks!
Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5---- +1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost

Total Pounds Lost: 28!!

I've had a pretty busy week.  First off I got married!!!  Now, I know I've been calling my husband "hubby" all this time, but we weren't officially married.  We've been together 9 years and living together 8, so we had a common law marriage thing going on...ANYWAYS, we decided to get married.  I've always wanted a wedding wedding but I want to lose some more weight (and I know I will!).  Instead of waiting til I lost the weight we just had a casual private ceremony in front of our close family.  We still plan to have a wedding ceremony for all of our friends and family, and for ME of course LOL.  

I also had some great NSV's this week.  The first one was from my dad.  My dad is hard to impress and hasn't really said anything about my weight loss until this week.  He told me, "You lost a lot of weight, you can really til."  It felt great to hear this from him, like I said he's hard to impress!  The other NSV's happened the night I got married, I got so many compliments and my sister-in-law couldn't believe how much weight I lost.  Let's just say I'm LOVING all the compliments :)

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

UPrinting 18"x24" Poster Giveaway!

I'm a picture person.  I love taking photo's and I love having family picture's up on our walls.  The bigger the better!  I'm sure you're all familiar with UPrinting, since we've done plenty of awesome giveaways from them, but in case you didn't know UPrinting is an online printing company.  Their services include business cards, canvas prints, postcards, and poster prints.  I know a framed poster print would look great on my wall, what about yours?  Want to win one??!!

Prize Details:
 1 piece Poster Printing
18"x24"
Semi Gloss/High Gloss
1 Business Day Turnaround 
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Restricted to *US residents 18 years and older

One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win a 18"x24" Poster Print from UPrinting!  What a great prize, now that they holidays are hear, you know you will have some great pictures to choose from!

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***This Giveaway ends December 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer:  This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive poster printing service for hosting.  Giveaway is restricted to US residents 18+ and winner's are allowed to win only once over a six-month period. 

Vicky

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take the North "Poll"

Melissa & Doug want you to tell them which of their educational toys you think is best! Just click on the image below to place your vote in the North "Poll!"  You'll get a Melissa & Doug 25% off Coupon** to use at MelissaAndDoug.com just for voting!


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I will receive a coupon as a Thank You for posting.

Vicky

Gift Idea: Dora The Explorer Lip Gloss Set Review and Giveaway!

I've always been a girly girl. Even now as an adult I love seeing all the little girl toys. I enjoy shopping for my nieces Christmas gifts because that's the only time I get to buy girl toys. My nieces love to play dress up, so play clothes and glittery make-up make perfect gifts.

Townley Inc. offers cosmetics for girls of all ages. They provide safe and fun products for girls to play dress-up and learn about make up. Girls will love that they can have make-up with their favorite characters such as Dora the Explorer, Disney Princesses, Disney Fairies, and Hello Kitty.

I received the Dora the Explorer Lip Gloss Set for review. The set includes 4 fruit flavored lip glosses in Grape, Mango, Watermelon, and Tropical fruit. It also includes a tin cosmetic carrying case with Dora on it. The lip glosses have Dora art work on them and are purple, orange, pink, and blue. Little girls who like to dress up or be glamorous will love having their own lip glosses and carrying case. My niece is a huge fan of Dora the Explorer, so I know she would love any of these make up sets.

One of my favorite things about these sets are the prices, they're very affordable. The Dora the Explorer Lip Gloss set retails at only $5 and the Cosmetic set retails for $10. It's not very often you can find a cute gift with a popular character for only $5!

One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win a Dora the Explorer Lip Gloss set!

To buy: You can find these sets and other Townley cosmetic sets at Walmart during the holiday season.
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***This giveaway ends December 2, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer: I received the product mentioned above for review purposes only. No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own. This giveaway is restricted to US residents 18+

Vicky