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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




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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