Friday, May 22, 2009

Suave Winners

Here are the winners of the Suave haircare products!

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78Jennie in Ohio said...
oh oh pick me pick me :)

1thoughts and ramblings said...
Am I first?? woot woot!pick me, pick me!

48Winona said...
Love love LOVE Suave hair care products - I used my Suave volumizing shampoo this morning!

Email me at with your shipping information. :) Thank you to everyone for commenting!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

T-Mobile Mom to Mom Quiz

We actually used T-Mobile for our family plan for Joe, Austin, Savannah and me until I recently got my iPhone. Now I have a separate "work account" for my iPhone, but Joe, Savannah & Austin still use T-Mobile. I've never had a problem with T-Mobile's service and every time I've had to contact them for any reason, I've gotten a courteous, actual English-speaking person on the phone without having to navigate an automated voice system for an hour and a half. Sooo, when T-Mobile commissioned me to take this quiz and pass the results on to you, I happily agreed.

Then again, I love taking these kind of quizzes. I had fun with it! And I wasn't surprised at all about the results. The question/answer that cracked me up the most said something like this...
Your son tells you he's embarrassed to be seen with you picking him up from the theater, you....
(I chose the option that read), "Hang out the window, waving and calling to him and his friends while blasting The Jonas Brothers." Hee hee!

You can click the following link to take the quick 10 question quiz and find out your parenting style.

T-Mobile Mom to Mom Quiz: "

Take the fun, Mom to Mom quiz and discover your parenting style.


V-8 V-Fusion Winner

And the winner of the case of V-8 V-Fusion juice and the LL Bean tote bag is......(drumroll).......

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Here are your random numbers:247
Timestamp: 2009-05-19 05:21:42 UTC

247Laurie said...
We absolutely love V-8 Fusion!!
May 18, 2009 9:05 AM

Congratulations! Email me at with your shipping address. Thank you to everyone for leaving a comment!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Easy Summer Hair with Suave

I had the chance to meet celebrity hairstylist, Luke O'Connor back in October at the Suave Glamor Reel Moments. He cut and styled my hair (and the hair of my fellow blogger moms) and he gave us tips for creating easy, yet gorgeous styles. And because he used all Suave products (my personal favorite is the Sleek line), I was able to recreate my style without breaking my budget.

Here are some of Luke's tips for easy, beautiful hair for those special summer events like weddings, dinners out, and BBQ get-togethers...

Get Salon Gorgeous this Summer Sans the Salon Price Tag

While we may not all have Hollywood budgets, you can still look like you do! Suave® Professionals® offers salon-quality products that help you create your desired ‘dos at affordable prices.

(Luke O'Connor and me)

The Look: Stunning and Simple Side Bun

Take your regular bun from blah to WOW with a chic side bun, a popular red carpet look. It's easy to achieve this classy, modern take on the Hollywood tradition that will have your style turning heads wherever you go.

To re-create at home:
· For smooth and frizz-free locks, prep hair with Suave Professionals Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner.
· Next, give hair body and control by applying Suave Professionals Extra Hold Styling Foam to damp hair.
· Gather the top layer of hair and pin up at the crown. Blow-dry the rest of hair in sections using a medium round brush to lock in volume. Unpin hair at the crown and blow dry in 1 inch sections using the round brush.
· Blow dry bangs by rolling the hair around the brush away from the face and directed to the side for swooping bangs. Keep side-swept bangs locked in place with Suave Professionals Extra Hold Gel.
· Next, take a 1.5 inch curling iron to curl the large sections of hair.
· Finally, gather hair into a pony tail and loosely twist down to create a low chignon off to the side. Secure with pins and let loose pieces fall naturally for a look that's effortlessly chic.

The Look: Glamour Curls on Cue
Everyone loves the look of loose, gorgeous curls. Structured curls with a middle part gives the look a modern edge – and you can make it happen in the comfort of your own home.

To re-create at home:

· Stock your shower with Suave Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner so curls will have added shine and brightness.
· Next, apply Suave Professionals Extra Hold Styling Foam to damp hair to give body and control. Be sure to blow dry hair upside down to achieve maximum volume.
· Once hair is completely dry, flip back up and create a center part. Take 1 to 1.5 inch sections of hair and spiral wrap around a 1 to 1.25 inch curling iron to create neat curls.
· For superior style and control, lock in the look with Suave Professionals Freeze Hold Hairspray.

The Look: The Half-Up for 100% Style
A fun look that gives the best of both worlds, try wearing your hair half-up. This method is a sophisticated update to the traditional look, giving hair a gorgeous volume.

To re-create at home:
· Use Suave Damage Care Shampoo and Conditioner in the shower to condition, revitalize and protect hair from over-processing.
· Take the top section of hair and blow dry back with a medium round brush.
· Then, pull bangs forward with the round brush and point blow-dryer at hair from underneath, curling bangs up with the brush. Part hair on the side. Blow dry the rest of hair until dry and then curl with a one-inch curling iron (for looser curls, use a larger curling iron).
· Next, tease the crown of the hair with a comb, using a downward motion to create beautiful volume on top. Smooth teased crown with a comb and secure this section of hair in the back with bobby pins or sparkly barrette for a little extra glam. Use Suave Professionals Freeze Hold Hairspray to keep hair in place all night.

And for my readers, I have 3 sets of Suave products to give away to 3 readers. Each set includes a bottle of Suave shampoo, Suave conditioner, and a styling aid. Just leave me a comment here and I'll choose 3 random winners on Wednesday, May 20.

Lands' End Winner & Free Shipping

I'm sorry I forgot to post the recipient of the $100 Lands' End gift card on Friday when I randomly picked a winner. Without further ado...

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Here are your random numbers:255

255Mom of Army Brats. said...
love the slenderizer swimsuits, when I finally have this baby I will need it!
May 13, 2009 10:16 AM

Congratulations! Email me at to claim your prize. :) Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my blog and leave me comments!

Lands' End is launching "The Island", a virtual island getaway. Amidst the backdrop of a private island paradise, you can scroll through the multiple Lands’ End swimwear collections (including our Swimwear That Slims, high-performance Aquaterra Separates, Beach Living Separates and Resort collections) in a fun and highly-interactive format . Also, all your finds can be easily shared with friends and family through built-in share tools for Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Digg and email.

Also, since a real island is definitely better than a virtual island, Lands’ End has launched a sweepstakes offering a trip for four to Barbados. Visitors can enter daily for a chance to win HERE ending midnight (CST) on May 31, 2009. The prize package also includes a Lands’ End Swimwear package for four, round-trip airfare and transportation, and meals.

And finally, right now, everyone can get free shipping on their entire order through May 25 by visiting Lands' End and entering the following at checkout:

Promo code: ISLAND
Pin number: 5262

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I Coulda Had a V-8!

When I was at the Campbell's headquarters a couple months ago, they served us a delicious breakfast. Along with the yummy food, they had a variety of drinks out for us to try. I looked at the V-8 V-Fusion and thought, "Ewww! There's just something so wrong about drinking vegetables!" Another blogger overheard me and insisted it didn't taste like veggies, so I gave it a try. I LOVED it! I mean, really LOVED it! I tried the pomegranate blueberry flavor and it was so good! It doesn't taste even a little bit like vegetables! I was so surprised. I mean, I don't like tomato soup. I don't like tomato juice (not even with vodka). Yuck! But this stuff is GOOD!

Later in the day, we were able to taste test all the flavors of V-Fusion and they were really de-lish! The coolest part is that each 8 ounce glass has a full serving of fruits and a full serving of vegetables! So, if you have kids like mine, this is great news! Brooklyn ate a tablespoon of peanut butter and a jelly bean she found in the couch, for lunch yesterday (don't ask). Needless to say, although her diet is high in sugar, ketchup, and chocolate, it's somewhat lacking in actual food and nutrients. But, she loves juice! So I know if she drinks a glass of V-Fusion, she'll get 2 servings from the fruit and vegetable group and that makes me feel good! Plus V-Fusion doesn't have artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or added sugar. Now that's something any mom can feel good about!

Since my Campbell's trip, I've been buying V-Fusion regularly for my kids (and me). This is a product I feel really good about giving to my kids and I try to keep it on hand. Try it for yourselves with this $1 off coupon HERE!

For my readers, Campbell's is offering a case of the new V8 V-Fusion® 100% juice varieties and an embroidered V8 V-Fusion® L.L. Bean tote and boat bag, a retail value of: $75.00. Just leave me a comment here and I'll choose a random winner on Monday, May, 18. Good luck!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Lands' End Swimsuits!

Well, ladies, it's that time of year again. Time to dig out the ole swimsuit and see if it still fits. And if it fits, you have to make sure the elastic is still intact. There's nothing worse than putting on a bathing suit only to have the elastic disintegrate into a poof of dust as you stretch it over your hips. Not that that's ever happened to me or anything. Oh yeah, and it's also a good idea to check for areas that have become transparent and/or pilled from sitting on cement pool steps while watching the little kids dog paddle back and forth under the hand rail. Of course, if you have a Lands' End swimsuit, you won't have to worry about disintegrating elastic or thin areas of fabric because their suits last and look gorgeous year after year!

Because I'm abnormally pear-shaped, I have a really hard time finding suits that fit me. One of the big reasons why I love, love, LOVE Lands' End suits is because they have such a wide selection of separates so I can get different sizes to fit my top and bottom. Lands' End swimsuits come in a huge selection of styles and sizes. They've got everything: Slender Suits designed to flatter a variety of body shapes and make you appear slimmer, Mix and Match Separates (perfect for pear shaped people!), one pieces, tankinis, swim shorts, swim skirts, mastectomy suits, cover-ups, bikinis, custom suits, and more! They even have swim tops with underwire that hold "the girls" up where they belong so those of us who have nursed half a dozen kids don't have to tuck our boobs into our shorts. They seriously have something for everyone.

Since Lands' End first sent me a swimsuit to review last year, I've been a happy, loyal Lands' End customer. Their clothes are high quality and last forever. You'll be able to wear your Lands' End swimsuit for many, many seasons! Need help finding the most flattering suit for your body type? Lands' End has a YouTube channel with videos addressing your concerns. Check it out here!

And for my most awesome readers, Lands' End is offering a $100 gift card to one lucky winner so you'll be able to hit the beach in style and with confidence. Just leave me a comment here and I'll choose a winner on Friday, May 15 at midnight CT. Good luck and in the meantime, check out the Lands' End catalog HERE and pick out your favorite swimsuit!