Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Disney on Ice Winner!

The winner of the 4 pack of Disney on Ice tickets is...

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12Jen K. said...
Hope to win these tickets my daughter would love to go! She loves all princesses!

Congratulations! Email me at to claim your tickets.

And remember everyone, you can still get a discount on your Disney on Ice tickets by using code: MOM at ticketmaster.

Purchase a 4-pack of tickets for only $44 (Valid Monday-Thursday and Friday Matinees, excluding holidays) and save $4 on all weekend shows by logging onto and entering the coupon code: MOM.

United Center in Chicago January 20-31

Allstate Arena in Rosemont February 2-7

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog

*****I forgot to write that I'd choose the 2 winners on Friday, Jan. 29th*****

Tango (Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog's friend) along with fire safety items from Firefighter Dayna and First Alert.

I know a lot of my readers have young children. Did you know that the very young (those under five) have a much greater risk of fire related deaths than other children? The group accounts for 11% of fire-related deaths~ the highest population for any age group (United States Fire Administration is the source). Scary, isn't it?

Firefighter Dayna Hilton has written a fire safety book for children and my readers will have the opportunity to win a special edition copy of the book and audio book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog. These limited edition copies will be signed by Author Firefighter Dayna Hilton and her son, Michael, who is also featured in the book. In addition, copies of the book will be “pawed” by Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog!

Firefighter and nationally recognized fire safety expert, Dayna Hilton, known as “Firefighter Dayna” to millions of children and their caregivers, is the author of this critically acclaimed award-winning children’s book. The book has been credited with saving several lives. Inspired by her work as a firefighter and her four-legged friend, Sparkles, Firefighter Dayna created a heart-warming story about Sparkles. As children learn of the adventures of Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, they learn valuable fire safety tips enabling them and their families to keep fire safe. These tips include recognizing the firefighter as a helper and a friend, knowing the sound and purpose of a smoke alarm, learning how to crawl low under smoke, and understanding the importance of practicing a home fire drill using an escape map.

Two winners will each also receive several life saving products from Firefighter Dayna and First Alert, including a combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray and escape ladder. This prize package is worth over $100! To enter the contest, simply share what you do to help keep you and your family fire safe. And check out Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog's website for more helpful information, tips, videos, activity sheet, and photos HERE!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Let's Celebrate!

Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Enjoy a winter wonderland with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains, a Royal Ball with the Disney Princesses, including the newest Disney Princess Tiana; a Very Merry Unbirthday Party, and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe. Come join the party when this spectacular ice show visits your hometown!

Disney on Ice is here in Chicago now!

United Center in Chicago January 20-31

Allstate Arena in Rosemont February 2-7

I'm so excited to go to this show! I really, really enjoyed the last Disney on Ice show I attended and this one looks even more spectacular, if that's possible. I can't wait to take pictures for my blog! Hope to see you there! And here, to make it easy on your pocketbooks, is a discount code for you!

Purchase a 4-pack of tickets for only $44 (Valid Monday-Thursday and Friday Matinees, excluding holidays) and save $4 on all weekend shows by logging onto and entering the coupon code: MOM.

Want to win a 4 pack of tickets to the Feb. 2, 7:00 show at the Allstate Arena? Leave me a comment here with your favorite Disney character and I'll choose a random winner on Wednesday, January 27. Before leaving a comment, check your calendar and make sure you'll be in Chicagoland and can make the show on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00. Good luck!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Suave Winners

Here are the winners of the Suave goody bags o' products!

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91kckarla said...
Just yesterday I was trying to tell my boyfriend that Suave products are great. I said that he could save a bundle of money and get the same quality of some of the high end product lines if he would give it a try. I just love Suave products.

117Tracy said...
I love Suave, I have been using their lavendar vanilla since I first found it. Doesn't everyone buy by smell first?

Email me at with your shipping addresses so I can mail these out to you as soon as possible.

And for those of you looking to try out new styles, check out celebrity stylist, Luke O'Connor's suggestions for recreating the glamorous hairstyles from Hollywood's leading ladies at the 2010 Golden Globes!

THE LOOK: Old Hollywood Glam Waves
Glam waves are always a hit on the red carpet, but Penelope Cruz took them to the next level with old Hollywood flair.
To re-create at home:
* Wash and condition hair with Suave Professionals Vibrant Shine Shampoo and Conditioner.
* Apply Suave Professionals Extra Hold Styling Foam to towel dried hair to create body.
* Take a dime size amount of Suave Professionals Extra Hold Gel and apply along the hairline.
* Part hair on the side and blowdry the top back and over to the side, leaving the remaining hair slick to the head.
* Take a 1.25-inch curling iron and spiral wrap two-inch sections to create large waves throughout the whole head of hair.
* For the structured wave off the face, take the front hair and wrap forward around the curling iron to give lift on top, keeping the hair off of the face.
* Seal hair in place with Suave Professionals Freeze Hold Hairspray.

THE LOOK: Volumninous Tuck
Tina Fey’s witty banter and comedic comments weren’t the only reasons people turned heads towards her on the red carpet. Her hair spoke volumes about her red carpet fashion.
To re-create at home:
* Use Suave Professionals Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner in the shower.
* Apply Suave Professionals Volumizing Root Lifter Spray Gel to the roots on towel-dried hair.
* Blowdry the hair smooth and straight.
* Use a medium round brush to achieve side swept bangs.
* Back comb (tease) a three-quarter to one-inch base over the whole head to create added volume.
* Gather the hair into a center ponytail two to three inches below the crown and secure with an elastic band.
* Tease the ponytail wide and spread out as much as possible. Then, lightly brush the surface of the hair to smooth out.
* Spray the hair with Suave Professionals Extra Hold Hairspray.
* Gather the ends and pull under to the base of the elastic and pin to secure.

THE LOOK: Classic French Twist
A winner both on screen and on the red carpet, Drew Barrymore stunned with her gorgeous and clean French twist.
To re-create at home:
* Shampoo and condition hair with the Suave Professionals Sleek line.
* Apply a dime size amount of Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream and comb through the hair. Create a high side part and blowdry hair smooth and straight.
* Take a dime size amount of Suave Extra Hold Styling Gel and run it through the dry hair for extra hold and shine.
* Brush both sides of the hair back to the low center. Start twisting the hair, holding close to the head and lift as it twists. Use hairpins to pin at the seam of the hair.
* Tuck the exposed hair tips back into the center of the twist.
* Finish the look with Suave Professionals Freeze Hold Hairspray.

Luke O’Connor is owner of the exclusive LuKaRo Salon in Beverly Hills and is a consultant/spokesperson for Suave.Luke was responsible for creating Debra Messing’s lovely locks every week on the set of NBC’s Will & Grace for which he was nominated for an Emmy and won the most coveted, namesake award at the Hair and Make-Up Guild. Luke’s other celebrity clients include Jena Elfman, Julia Louis-Dryfus, Blake Lively, Becky Newton, Diane Keaton, Ashlee Simpson, Brooke Shields and Lucy Liu.

LuKaRo, which opened in 1992, is named after Luke and his wife, Rona, a color specialist. Beyond extraordinary talent, the salon is noted for its warmth and lack of pretentiousness. Born into a family that left Italy to open up hair salons in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Luke is dedicated to expanding his talent and creativity to provide women with the most up-to-date hair care services and more importantly, advice.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Suave's New Year, New 'Do Party

Suave hired a hair stylist and sent me shampoo, conditioner and styling products so I could check them out. I had a few friends over for a "Ahhh, The Holidays Are Over And It's Time To Rest And Be Pampered" party. We had a ton of fun (as you can see from the pictures and videos). And I'm in love with Suave's new Almond and Shea Butter moisturizing shampoo and conditioner! It's smells good and I'm one of those weird people who buys shampoo, lotion, body wash, etc. based solely on smell. If I like the way it smells, I'll get it. If I don't, forget it. This shampoo not only smells good, but it leaves your hair totally soft and shiny.

Suave also has a new Aloe Vera & Ginseng volumizing shampoo and conditioner, and a Rosemary Mint invigorating clean shampoo and conditioner. I tried the Rosemary Mint ones and loved them too. They remind me of Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo. It's a really refreshing shampoo and helps wake me up when I use it in the morning.

And Brooklyn got her very first hair cut (not counting the one Clay gave her) Friday night at my Suave party! Check out the pictures!
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And, for my readers, I have 2 bags full of Suave goodies to give away! Each bag contains the same products my guests received - a bottle of shampoo and conditioner in each of the 3 new fragrances/formulas! Plus Volumizing Spray Gel, Healthy Curls Mousse, my personal fave, Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream, and Weather Protection 365 Hairspray. Everyone at my party raved about the hairspray!
Leave me a comment here and I'll choose 2 random winners on Friday, January 15. Contest open to U.S. residents.

*Suave did provide me with a hairstylist, hair products, and refreshments. I was not paid to write about my experiences. I always give my honest opinion about products.