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Monday, August 25, 2014

KitchenAid Artisan Sweepstakes

My kitchens have never been brand-new or filled with top-of-the-line items, but they've always been filled with happiness and good food. That doesn't mean that I'm immune to an adoration of new kitchen products however, and over the years there are a few brands that I've loved to see newly-sitting on my countertops or in my drawers.

One of those brands is KitchenAid. Not only is this a brand that has stretched back since my great-grandma's time, but it's a brand whose products last and work for decades. Even now, my mother has a KitchenAid stand mixer that belonged to my great-grandmother sitting in her kitchen and she uses it on a frequent basis!

Because of this, I was more than happy to chip in to this giveaway to give my readers a shot at a KitchenAid stand mixer of their own. (Don't worry, this one isn't from my grandma's day, it's a brand-spankin' new one!)

Scroll down to the giveaway widget to enter!



Welcome to the Foodie Fantastic KitchenAid Artisan Sweepstakes!

Stop by and say hello to our lovely host blogs:

Mom to Bed by 8
Everything Mommyhood
Our Piece of Earth
Imperfect Women
Momma Without a Clue
The Crazy Nuts Mom
Kelly's Lucky You
Jack of all trades, Master of Mom
Kaley Davies
Katie Talks About
A Day in the Life of Mrs. Glass
Enter Here Canada
Bugs and Beans
Happy Mothering
Do Food Better
My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life
Pet Coupon Savings
Healthy Disney Family
Just Jeanae
Simply Bubbly
Moms of Faith
I Like It Frantic
{I Love} My Disorganized Life


The Prize?

One lucky winner will receive an attractively-styled KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Stand Mixer
with a 325 watt motor powerful enough to handle any task you put to it!

Includes:

Flat Beater
Dough Hook
Wire Whip
Pouring Shield
5-Quart, Polished Stainless Steel Bowl

Giveaway ends September 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM.
Open to residents of the US and Canada (excludes Quebec), ages 18 and older.
One entrant per household, per address.
Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Enter using the giveaway form below.

Good Luck!


Disclaimer: MasterofMom.com and other participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for the product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google and/or Pinterest. Contact Teri@MomPoweredMedia.com if you have additional questions or comments.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

You won't believe which diaper brand is my favorite... Hint: It's a store brand.

Well Beginnings Diaper Review

When you think of "quality" diapers, popular name brands are probably the first ones that come to mind. When people think about buying "cheap" diapers though, they usually think of store-brand diapers that are perceived to be flimsy.

I've actually discovered a diaper that is both inexpensive and high-quality, and it's not from my usual grocery or super store.

The diapers I found were at Walgreens.

I discovered these thanks to a helpful pharmacist who asked if I'd tried the diapers in their Well Beginnings line yet. I hadn't, and when I checked them out, I was thrilled to see that they were not only cheaper than my usual name-brand, but they came with more diapers!

When Moms Meet (a site I absolutely love for finding great products) asked me if I'd like to apply for a campaign promoting this brand, I hopped on-board with confidence. Although I received a Well Beginnings product package from Moms Meet for free in order to do my review, please know that my opinions and ideas are my own.

So what makes these diapers so great?

In addition to being affordable, these diapers were fantastically leak-free. I also discovered that the Newborn, Size 1 and Size 2 diapers all come with a wetness indicator that turns blue when baby needs a change. That means you'll be able to find out whether your little one needs a new diaper without disturbing them too much!

Made in USA diapers, snug fit, & affordable.

Did our baby have leaks?

For the most part, we had zero leaks. However, we did have one of those "Number 3" moments, which is really only something a parent can understand, and it's difficult to explain it in words. (This commercial from an Australian company captures the sentiment quite nicely though.) We got through our #3, but not without a bit of "Oh-my-goodness it's on the bed!!! Somebody do something!!!" being screamed by both my husband and I. Barring an episode like this though (by the way, don't feed your baby apple juice and applesauce in the same meal or you will have this episode) these diapers hold up really well.

Another great selling point?

These diapers are made in the U.S.A. Why is that good? Because 'Murica! Seriously though, as someone that grew up in the Midwest I can honestly say that having products manufactured in the US is not only great for our country because it promotes a good economy, but because in some instances a single factory can be the difference between a community's success or failure. My own hometown is largely dependent on the factories around us, and whenever they close or have big cutbacks, hundreds of families are left in desperate need.

Well Beginnings isn't just for diapers though...

This line has lots of products that will fit your baby needs! Wipes, baby wash, baby powder, training pants, etc. I was sent some baby wipes, baby wash, and pediatric electrolyte solution in addition to the diapers, and I was just as happy with those products as I was with the diapers. I haven't used the electrolyte solution because (thankfully) my kiddos are feeling fine for now, but if we get into a situation where dehydration is a possibility I will definitely write a separate review.

As for the wipes:

They were nice and soft. I loved that they were gentle but thick. Some thick wipes bother me because it feels like I'm just sliding the "mess" around on my baby's bum, but these actually absorb the yucky stuff without feeling flimsy.

Well Beginnings Baby Wipes

As for the baby wash:

It was awesome! My daughter is a wiggle-worm in the tub, so I've got to wash her in a rush. The fact that this doubled as a shampoo was a time-saver for me. Usually I don't care for the 2-in-1 type of products because I've seen so many that cause my hair to be coarse, but this left my little sweetie's hair soft and manageable. Just look at that mop of pretty curls!

Well Beginnings Baby Wash


Bonus #MomHack!

Because Well Beginnings is a big supporter of moms helping other moms, they've asked me to share one of my #MomHacks! Mine is that I got my kids to love salads by cutting up chicken nuggets on top of lettuce and adding a little cheese and ranch dressing. It's super-easy to prepare, and because kids tend to associate nuggets with food-happiness, they will devour it in no time! My kids both ask for salad now when we go grocery shopping, and I think that is pretty awesome.

Overall:

I am definitely happy with this product line. I was already a fan before this campaign, and I hope that any moms out there who are reading this will take this brand for a test-drive.

Connect:

You can find the Well Beginnings product line exclusively at Walgreens. Find out more on their website at www.Walgreens.com/WellBeginnings or connect with them through social media on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest or Twitter!

Have you tried these diapers before? What's most important to you about a diaper?
Chat with me in the comments below, I love hearing from my readers!

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Disclosure: As I mentioned above, I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog, but my opinions are (as always) my own. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product. Curious about joining Moms Meet? You can sign up HERE.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Winner's Choice: $50 PayPal CASH or $50 Amazon Giveaway!!

Welcome to the

We Love Our Fans Flash Sweepstakes

Organized by Budget Earth
  As bloggers, we are thankful every day that we have wonderful readers like you. All of us put in countless hours on our blogs, but know we wouldn't be here without fantastic, loyal readers like you. We know you are taking time away from your busy day to read our articles, try out our recipes, and enter our giveaways. Your loyalty and trust means a lot to us and we want to give back!

Budget Earth and some of your favorite bloggers joined our funds together to bring you this awesome flash giveaway! One very lucky reader will win a $50 Amazon or Paypal Gift Card! This giveaway will only last for one week so don't forget to enter! To make things easier for you, we kept the Rafflecopter small and are ONLY doing Facebook links. This will make it easier for our loyal readers who have been here awhile!

Good luck everyone and make sure to read all the rules below, before entering the giveaway form!


We Love Our Fans Flash Sweepstakes
  • One lucky reader will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card or Cash (Paypal for outside US).
  • Open Worldwide.
  • Winners will be chosen at random Random.org.
  • Sweepstakes ends August 29th at 11:59pm ET.
  • Winner will be notified via email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Budget Earth is responsible for prize fulfillment.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Only one entrant per household.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Entering the giveaway form means you agree to terms above.
  • Good Luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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