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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nature's Own Essence Essential Oil Giveaway

A lot of my friends have been getting into essential oils lately, and I have really been wanting to try some of the great Pinterest recipes I've found that use them.

When my fellow blogger Katrina over at Top Notch Material asked for some help promoting this giveaway, I knew it was something I wanted to offer my readers!

Not sure what an essential oil is?

"An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. An oil is 'essential' in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence of the plant. Essential oils do not form a distinctive category for any medical purpose."

Essential oils can be used in a variety of fun at-home recipes (like DIY soaps and bath supplies) or even as ingredients in many popular home-remedies.

Want to win some for yourself? Just scroll down to enter via the widget below. Good luck!

Have you used essential oils? What would you do if you won this prize pack?
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Nature's Own Essence uses 100% pure oil in their products.


Nature's Own Essence is being very generous and is giving one lucky winner all 5 oils!

(That's a value of over $300!!)

Use the Giveaway Tools widget below for your chance to win this prize pack.



This giveaway will run from 7/23/2014 at 1 AM CST to 8/6/2014 at 9 PM CST. Chances of winning depend on the number of entries received. Open to US residents aged 18 and older. Shipping is unavailable to P.O. Boxes. ARV of this prize is $300+. All entries verified.

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If no response is received after 48 hours, another winner will be selected.



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Disclosure: The above item was received by Top Notch Material for free in order to facilitate a review. MasterofMom.com has not been compensated for this post. The Top Notch Material blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed, and they only recommend products or services that they feel are of benefit to their readers. MasterofMom.com and Top Notch Material are not responsible for prize fulfillment; sponsor alone is responsible for fulfillment of prizes. This event is in no way associated with or sponsored/administered/endorsed by any of the social media platforms listed on the giveaway widget. If you have questions, please contact Katrina at Katrina(dot)Gehman{at}gmail.com. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Gudies Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

iCoffee Giveaway

Mornings just aren't complete for most people without a fresh cup of hot coffee. If you're one of those people, listen up, because we've got an awesome giveaway for you!

From now until 8/5, you can enter this giveaway for a chance to win an iCoffee coffee maker valued at over $150! Entering is easy - all you have to do is use the widget listed below to complete tasks such as becoming a follower via social media or commenting on a blog post. (Easy peasy, right?)

After you've entered, remember to share this giveaway with your friends, because they probably love coffee too!

What would you do this coffee maker if you won? Would it be all yours, or would you gift it?
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Welcome to the iCoffee Giveaway!


This giveaway is hosted by Top Notch Material...


...and co-hosted by Displaced Yinzer and Welcome to My Kitchen.



Why would you want an iCoffee coffee maker? It has...

♦ Steambrew Technology
♦ SteamBrew Pre-Steam - Unlock Nutrition and Flavor
♦ SteamBrew Hot Water Rotational Jets - Full Flavor Release
♦ SteamBrew Brew-Viewing Window - Watch the Rich Crèma form.
♦ SteamBrew Efficiency... Less is More

Go HERE to see the full review from Katrina at Top Notch Material!

iCoffee is giving one lucky winner their very own iCoffee coffee maker!

Use the Giveaway Tools widget below for your chance to win this prize.


This giveaway will run from 7/22 to 8/5 at 9 PM CST. Chances of winning depend on the number of entries received. Open to US residents aged 18 and older. Shipping is unavailable to P.O. Boxes. ARV of this prize is $150+. All entries verified.

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If no response is received after 48 hours, another winner will be selected.



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Disclosure: The above item was received by Top Notch Material for free in order to facilitate a review. MasterofMom.com has not been compensated for this post. The Top Notch Material blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed, and they only recommend products or services that they feel are of benefit to their readers. MasterofMom.com and Top Notch Material are not responsible for prize fulfillment; sponsor alone is responsible for fulfillment of prizes. This event is in no way associated with or sponsored/administered/endorsed by any of the social media platforms listed on the giveaway widget. If you have questions, please contact Katrina at Katrina(dot)Gehman{at}gmail.com. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Making Milestones - Giveaway!

One of the best things about being a mom or dad is that moment when you realize your precious child has learned something new. I remember that when my daughter was 18 months old, I asked my husband if he wanted to make burgers for dinner, and she promptly yelled out, "Fwents fwies!"

I (obviously) was thrilled that my child (tiny genius in the making) had learned that french fries and cheeseburgers were commonly eaten together. It was a journal-worthy moment.

But how do we as parents keep track of all these seemingly-epic milestones (that only a parent can truly appreciate) without adding another task to the endless list of things we already have to do?

I've compiled here some of my favorite easy ways to keep track of the milestones (big and small) that will help you cover each and every moment.

And when you're done checking out my list, make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post so that you can enter this amazing Making Milestones Giveaway Event for the chance to win a prize pack valued at over $200!


Keep a notebook

You don't have to get fancy. Did you know that most parents never fill out more than a few pages of those expensive baby journals? (I saw one poll that said only about 70% of moms remember to fill more than the "About" sections!) I didn't even finish my son's 'About' section, and only filled out a couple of the milestone pages. My daughter's book is still sitting on the same shelf I stuck it on after I put away my baby-shower items. I just didn't have time for any of it!

What I did have time for though, was scribbling a note to myself in a plain-old wide-rule notebook. It started out as a place to jot notes that I could enter into the baby book later, and it ended up being a baby-journal. Easy, cheap, and quick.

Get a Polaroid camera

These are a bit outdated, but they are amazing for chronicling a baby's life. Keep one handy for when baby has a 'first', and snap a picture. Write the date and the event on the picture, and you're done. It's photo-journalism at its finest. Store them in a special photo-book just for baby's milestone pictures. I like this one that holds 200 photos (comes in pink or blue) and this one that holds 100 photos (comes in pink or light orange).

200 Photo Polaroid Baby Book100 Photo Polaroid Baby Book

Create a memory jar

You know those jumbo jars of pickles at the store? Grab the biggest one you can find and (after you've eaten all the pickles) clean it out well. Using a large flat chisel and a hammer, carefully puncture a slit into the top of the jar. It should look just like the top of a piggy bank when you're finished.

Decorate the jar by hot-gluing ribbons or even fancy scrapbook cutouts to the outside of the glass. Keep a pad of paper & a pen next to the jar so that when memories happen you can just jot them down and then stick them in the jar. It's a bank for your most precious of moments!

Ditch the baby book and do a baby calendar instead

Even with the lack of time to fill out a baby book, most moms still want to chronicle the first year of their child's life with something that comes with stickers. (Even I have fallen prey to this clever marketing tactic.) So go ahead, give in.

But to give you a fighting chance towards actually finishing your baby's incredible-first-year-as-told-by-stickers, you definitely want to go the calendar route. Calendars are easy to keep on a desk and don't generally require a lot of time, which makes them perfect for new moms. I like this one by Carter's that is easy-to-use, but still has a section in it to add in important details like an 'About Mommy/Daddy' section, an 'About Baby' section, and a family tree.
Baby's First Year Calendar by Carter's
Are you tracking your baby's first year now? Do you have a cool way to log milestones?
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Prize Pack Contains:

Menucha Jewelry
Beaded Sequin Tote Filled With Jewelry Making Package**
Pacifier Clip, Baby Bracelet and Mommy Bracelet Set

5 Pairs of Sterling Silver and Crystal Ear Studs
Total ARV of Prize Pack: $220


This giveaway is hosted by...

and
Make Our Own Network

...and is co-hosted by...

Voguish Mommy


Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is open to the continental US only.
Giveaway will end on August 5th, 2014.


(*If you are a company and would like to see your brand advertised in a M.O.O.N. event similar to this or you are a blogger who is interested in working with M.O.O.N., please contact MakeOurOwnNetwork@gmail.com.)

**Jewelry Making Package Includes: 1000 Headpins, 20 Pairs Ear Wires, 20 Pairs Rubber Ear Wire Backs, 25 Pairs Flat Post Studs, 25 Pairs Butterfly Backs, 3 Pack of Pliers, 10 Handmade Charms, 100 Pomegranate Sequin Cutouts, 16 Inch Strand Russian Serpentine Gemstone, 10 Key Charms, 10 Sets Leaf Pattern Toggle Clasps, 5 "Peace" Dove Charms, Wood Bead Pack of 75, Glass Bead Mix Pack of 200, 5 Clear Plastic Pacifier Clips, Cane Glass Bead Mix, Freshwater Pearl Mix, and Pink Glass Beads, Spool of Wire, and Jumping Package.


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