Saturday, November 27, 2010

I want to win!

Mommy Katie is giving away a Big Foot or "big monster toy" as my 4 year-old calls it! And it's all he wants for Christmas!

She has a bunch of Holiday giveaways going on over there right now, too. You know, in case it would make you feel too guilty to take Big Foot away from my Bear....

Check her out!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


ShineBlast Lip gloss

Smoky ShadowBlast Eye Shadow

I recently became a Bzz agent and last week I received some Covergirl makeup to review and some coupons for $2 off ANY covergirl makeup to share. I received the Smokey shadow blast in silver sky and the Shineblast lip gloss in Fire.

I LOVE makeup..I wear it almost every day. I normally don't use the cream eyeshadows because they get in the crease of my eyelids and drive me crazy. I really didn't have this problem with this eyeshadow. Although it did fade a little, The colors blended really well together.
I do like it and will probably purchase some when I run out.

The lip gloss I did love! It didn't feel like I had a ton of grease on my lips and I hate that. It says shine blast and they don't lie! You get a ton of shine out of it! Another thing I don't like in a lipgloss is taste..I will eat it off! This shineblast doesn't have
a taste to me. I would recommend this

Are you a Bzzagent? Wanna be?

When you sign up for BzzAgent, you'll get the opportunity to join our word-of-mouth campaigns. As part of the Bzz Campaign, you will:

    -Get free samples to try yourself
    -Help friends discover neat stuff by sharing your opinion
    -Influence the brand with your honest feedback

Plus, sometimes you'll often get free product samples for your friends, too. 

You can check out the current campaigns and sign up HERE.

I have 3 coupons for $2 off any Covergirl makeup and will be randomly picking 3 commenters to send them to. You don't have to do anything except comment...unless you want 2 extra entries which you can get by tweeting about this giveaway. Be sure to use @blondemoms and @kssnnikkel in tweet.

I was suppose to put a picture of me wearing the makeup on here...I have worked all day so excuse the tired haggard look! I did reapply the lipgloss for the picture.

Giveaway ends Monday the 24th at midnight.

I’m a BzzAgent who received this kit for free to test and discuss.  My opinion is my own.  You can learn more about BzzAgents and BzzCampaigns

Monday, May 17, 2010

Life, In Spite of Me *book review*

Life, In Spite of Me is a biography about extraordinary hope after a fatal choice. It is written by Kristen Jane Anderson and Tricia Goyer.
I have to say this was one of the best inspirational stories I have EVER read. It is a very uplifting and encouraging read that had me crying more than once. This is another story of the miracles God can do and the people He can use. I highly recommend this book for everybody but especially for young people who might think they have nothing to live for.
On a scale from 1-10 this book is definitely a 10!

She wanted to die. God had other plans.

Why does my life have to be so painful?
What’s wrong with me?
It’s not going to get better.
It could all be over soon, and then I won’t hurt anymore.

Kristen Anderson thought she had the picture-perfect life until strokes of gray dimmed her outlook: three friends and her grandmother died within two years. Still reeling from these losses, she was raped by a friend she thought she could trust. She soon spiraled into a seemingly bottomless depression.

One January night, the seventeen-year-old decided she no longer wanted to deal with the emotional pain that smothered her. She lay down on a set of cold railroad tracks and waited for a freight train to send her to heaven…and peace.

But Kristen's story doesn’t end there.

In Life, In Spite of Me this remarkably joyful young woman shares the miracle of her survival, the agonizing aftermath of her failed suicide attempt, and the hope that has completely transformed her life, giving her a powerful purpose for living.

Her gripping story of finding joy against all odds provides a vivid and unforgettable reminder that life is a gift to be treasured.

Includes notes of encouragement Kristen wishes she had received when she was struggling most.

I didn't get a copy of this book for a giveaway but if anyone is interested in reading a slightly used hard copy let me know in the comments and I will draw a name on May 28th.

 This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Zany Dezines Blog Makeover Winner!

The winner of the blog makeover from:


Um, wait a second.

Let me make sure that you know that Amber is offering $5 twitter backgrounds right now. AND $4 of that goes to support Mission Monkey!

She has really reasonable rates for blog design, too. And I love, love, love what she did for Things I Can't Say.

And Brittany is currently offering a special for those of you who either have less than 100 follower or if your blog is less than 5 months old. Total design for $25.

And don't forget that there are coupons to be won for discounts for their services all around the blogosphere.

Now, for our winner:


Friday, May 14, 2010

Digital Room 250 Stickers WINNER!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Which is:

Daisygirl said...
I follow with google friend!
Congratulations Daisygirl! 
I will be emailing you shortly!
Thank you to all who entered!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010



Amber formerly of Designs by Amber is putting together a blog design that I won for my grandson Drex's blog, Letters to my GRANDbaby. I'm very excited because she does wonderful work!

Brittany recently did a makeover on my main blog, Kssnnikkel, and she did a GREAT job! I am so happy with it!

 Amber and Brittany officially opened ZANY DEZINES for business!
The offer blog design and card design and they even have freebies...go check them out!

 Zany Dezines has offered one of Blonde Moms readers 25% off ANY card Design Service! 

Graduations are coming up! Do you need cards? Birthdays,anniversaries, Thank you cards for your etsy or maybe you have recently had a bridal or baby shower and haven't gotten Thank you cards for that yet!
Amber and Brittany will work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want...I promise they will be even better than what you expect.

Ready to win some?
To enter: Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If your email is not in your profile, be sure to leave it with your first comment.

*What do you plan on using your cards for? 

*Follow Zany Dezines on GFC

*Grab Zany Dezines's button

*Like Zany Dezines on facebook

*Follow Zany Dezines on twitter @zanydezines

*Tweet this giveaway:  I want to #win 25% off a card design  #giveaway from @zanydezines and @blondemoms

*Follow Blonde Moms GFC

This contest will close on Tuesday May 18 @ Midnight. 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Blog Makeover Giveaway by Zany Dezines

This past week, Things I Can't Say had a blog makeover.
And I'm so happy with it.
Amber was very patient with me as I changed my mind about what I thought I wanted. She definitely wanted to make sure that I was happy with my design.
And the final product is just so ME.
A side note: the design at Blonde Moms is one that I did, so please don't judge Amber by this design. You can go check out Things I Can't Say for an example of her work or check out her portfolio for more designs.
You may have seen Amber's design button(Designs by Amber) around on some adorable blogs, but she has now teamed up with Brittany, to create Zany Dezines. Amber will continue to offer her blog design services and Brittany will provide custom cards.

Their official grand-opening kick-off is Monday, May 10, but you are getting a sneak preview. They will be offering some specials to celebrate their grand opening, so you won't want to miss those! Their design list is currently open, so if you are looking for a new design, be sure to check them out!

You can win a design here!

Restrictions: Blogger blogs only. I stock and digi kits are extra.

To enter: Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If your email is not in your profile, be sure to leave it with your first comment.

*What blog do you want this makeover for?
*Follow Zany Dezines on GFC
*Grab Zany Dezines's button
*Like Zany Dezines on facebook
*Follow Zany Dezines on twitter @zanydezines
*Tweet this giveaway:  I want to #win a blog makeover #giveaway from @zanydezines and @blondemoms
*Get your name on the design list (either one) and put down your deposit! +3 entries(please leave 3 separate comments for this)
*Follow Blonde Moms GFC

This contest will close on Saturday, May 15th @ 9pm EST.  GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Toothsoap Winners!

The two winners of the Toothsoap®, with a bottle of Toothsoap®, Tooth Swish, and Tooth Brightener are

 Amanda at Life According to Amanda


Casey at Ramblings of Casey

Really, this stuff is awesome! We ran out of ours(because my youngest dumped the bottle out when I didn't notice that he got into our bathroom), and had to use regular toothpaste. Hubs is asking when we're getting more. Thankfully, it should be here any day now. But, I want to order more so we always have it on hand.

It's that awesome.

If you didn't win, you can buy some HERE.


Yoplait Greek Goddess WINNERS

The winning numbers for the Yoplait giveaway are 

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

#10 is
purseblogger said...

I follow both of your main blogs

#53 is

Natalie A. said...

I follow Shell's main blog! 2

coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

Congratulations to Laura and Natalie!
I will be sending an email out shortly.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Digital Room 250 Stickers GIVEAWAY

Stickers are a great way to promote your blog or your business. Use them as address labels, event stickers, campaign giveaways, the list could go on! Channel your creativity and come up with unique sticker designs! 

Digital Room has generously offered to give away 250 stickers or labels to one of The Blonde Moms readers! I will also be getting some and I plan on using them for address labels.

Giveaway Prize:

250 Stickers/Labels 
2x3.5; 2x4; 3x3
70 lb Label Matte coating
Full Color Front and Blank back (4/0)
6 Business Days Turnaround

Shipping: FREE UPS Ground Shipping

Eligibility: Limited to US Residents only 

You can buy stickers or many other things from Digital Room here.
(mandatory entry)
You can win some stickers by telling me what you would do with them if you won.

Additional entries: Please leave a separate comment for each entry that you do! 

*Follow The Blonde Moms blog through GFC
*Follow my blog Kssnnikkel
*Follow Shell's blog Things I can't say
*Follow me on twitter @casper080466
*Follow The Blonde Moms on twitter @blondemoms
*Tweet this giveaway:  Digital Room 250 stickers #giveaway from @blondemoms and @casper080466

Giveaway will end on May 13th at midnight CST. Winner will be chosen using

Disclosure: For hosting this giveaway I will receive 250 stickers/labels from Digital Room for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tooth Soap Giveaway: 2 Winners!

Did you hear the buzz on twitter on Wednesday night about Toothsoap®?

Toothsoap® is an all-natural alternative to toothpaste. It cleans oils and other items off the teeth quickly leaving them perfectly clean and leaves teeth ready to re-mineralize from nutrients in your diet.

It's also non-toxic and doesn’t need a warning label. When my youngest got into my bathroom without me noticing, opened up a new bottle of it and spilled it all over the place, himself included, I didn't have to worry about calling poison control! I was a little upset because I'd only used that bottle for a few days and it was all gone after that, but I'm glad that was the least of my worries.

We have tried the Peppermint and Passion Fruit flavors. Hubs is a Passion Fruit fan and I love the Peppermint. I admit that getting used to putting a small amount in your mouth and then brushing took just a little bit of getting used to. Hubs was especially skeptical. But, even my cynical husband is now a total convert after using it for about a month.

In addition to the many flavors available in Tooth Soap®, there is also a Tooth Swish and a Tooth Brightener available. I noticed a difference after the very first time that I tried the Tooth Brightener! I was thrilled to be able to try these products before offering you a giveaway!

You can watch this video for more information. There's a half-off coupon code at the end of it. ;)

You can buy Toothsoap® HERE.

OR, you can win a set of Tooth Soap®, Tooth Brightener, and Tooth Swish! Approximately a $70 value!

There will be TWO winners!

To enter:

Mandatory entry: Tell me why you want to try ToothSoap®. Easy!

Additional entries: Please leave a separate comment for each entry that you do!

*Follow The Blonde Moms blog through GFC
*Follow my blog Things I Can't Say
*Follow Lisa's blog Kssnnikkel
*Follow me on twitter @shellthings
*Follow The Blonde Moms on twitter @blondemoms
*Tweet this giveaway: Win a @toothsoap prize pack #giveaway from @blondemoms and @shellthings

Contest will close 5/8 at 9pm EST. Please make sure that your email is in your profile or leave it with your first entry so that I can contact you!

This giveaway is now closed.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Nourish your inner goddess review and giveaway *CLOSED*


"With 12 grams of protein -- twice that found in leading yogurts-- new Yoplait Greek nourishes from the inside out. Available in four delicious flavors, Strawberry, Bluebe

If you're interested in trying Yoplait Greek Yogurt right away, you can print a $.30/1 coupon here.

Recently I had the opportunity to review two flavors of the new Yoplait Greek yogurt. I chose the strawberry and honey vanilla. 

I tried the strawberry and my brother tried the honey vanilla. Now typically I love yogurt....but I personally wasn't crazy about the greek yogurt. It was not as sweet and the texture was thicker and creamier. It wasn't nasty to me...just not as good as regular yogurt.

My brother on the other hand loved it. 

To celebrate its new Greek yogurt and to encourage women to nourish their inner goddess, Yoplait has teamed up with actress Izabella Miko, who plays Greek Goddess Athena in the epic adventure new Warner Bros. Pictures´ and Legendary Pictures´ film "Clash of the Titans," in theatres April 2 in 3D. 

Yoplait and MyBlogSpark gave me a "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" gift pack, and they'd also like to give one to a lucky  reader of
Blonde Moms!  The gift pack is spa-themed, and includes everything shown below, including two coupons for a free Yoplait Greek Yogurt.

  (Note: This coupon offer for a free cup of Yoplait Greek yogurt is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Tennessee. )

To enter,
 please leave a comment on this post telling me which flavor of Yoplait Greek Yogurt you would most like to try.  (You must do this to enter.)  For extra entries, you may do any or all of the following.

1. Follow Blonde Moms with Google Friend connect (1 entry)
2. Grab our button (1 entry)
3. Follow @blondemoms on twitter and tweet about this giveaway and leave a link. (1 entry)
you could use this tweet-

Nourish your inner goddess #giveaway @blondemoms #yoplait Ends 5-7

4. Follow me on twitter (1 entry)

5. Follow my main blog or Shell's main blog. (2 entries each!)

Disclosure: I received a Yoplait Greek yogurt “Nourish Your Inner Goddess” gift pack courtesy of Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Didn't I Feed You Yesterday by Laura Bennett Review and Giveaway

You have no idea how excited I was to get the chance to read this book.

Okay, what really made me excited is that I got to email back and forth with Laura Bennett, from Season 3 of Project Runway. I'm a total fan and remember being jealous of how fabulously glamorous she was on the show, even though she was pregnant with baby #6 at the time(and boy #5).

Her book, Didn't I Feed You Yesterday? had me cracking up. Hubs kept asking me, "What? What?"

Parenting, marriage, fashion, how she does it all as a working mother, and a little about the show are all in her book.

She asserts that with all the information out there these days on the internet and in the media about how we should be parenting, "These unrealistic goals have created a population of neurotic mothers whose neurotic kids inevitably end up at my house on a playdate."

Lord save us from the motherbitches.

Her approach to parenting is described as laissez-faire and she's earned the moniker "bad mommy" which she takes in stride and even uses as part of her twitter handle.

She recommends finding friends with similar parenting styles. So true. I feel like I could go show up with my three boys and let her manny help keep them entertained while I drink with her and we'd tell our kids not to bother us unless there's blood...and even then, only if it's serious bleeding.

All of the boys(that would be 8, if you're keeping track) would be zooming around on things with various numbers of wheels, playing video games, creating guns out of whatever they could find, and snacking away. Because that's what boys do.  My 3 year old pointed to the cover of her book as I was reading and insisted, "Mommy, I get skateboard for my birthday."  Laura would probably laugh and hand him one of her boys' boards.

When I dropped my oldest off for preschool, I was the only mom not in tears and whose child ran into the classroom, yelling that I could leave, I looked around a little guiltily...but Laura wouldn't have been crying either; after all, there's more kids at home. Yes, I totally feel like I know her enough after reading this book that I call her by her first name.

Helicopter parents might not appreciate her style of parenting, but I could totally relate. Especially with all her talk of raising boys. Why don't boys keep their pants on? And really, does the penis-grabbing have to start so young?

I'd love to have her take me shopping or honestly, have her design something for me. Like a go-to little black dress. I need help to get out of the frumpy mom zone, where she throws on a fabulous dress or tailored trousers, heels, and bright red lipstick.

This quote make me cringe a little, since I tend to use money as an excuse: "Style is not about money. Does my style say my kids have taken over my life and I haven't had sex in decades? Or does it say I'm fabulous, and these boys are going to have a hell of a time finding a girl like dear old Mom?"

Oh, I'm so guilty. Teach me, Laura! Seriously, Bravo, can't you come up with a show "Frumpy to Fabulous" and have it feature Laura teaching us moms how to rock it out style-wise? I volunteer to be the guinea pig for the pilot episode.

There's a little of everything in this book and you'll find yourself laughing and agreeing or even learning something.

You know how moms get ignored as they give birth to their third, fourth, etc. child? Show up with the gift of this book and a bottle of wine and the new mom will love you forever.

You have a chance to win an autographed copy of Didn't I Feed You Yesterday? To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment. Giveaway will close this Saturday at 9pm EST.

Be sure to check out Things I Can't Say tomorrow, when I have my very first guest poster on my blog: Laura Bennett will share her tips for survival with us!


This giveaway is now closed and the winner is: Daisygirl!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Welcome to The Blonde Moms: Giveaways and Reviews!

Lisa and I love doing product reviews and giveaways, but we worried that they were starting to take over our blogs.  After all, we started blogging because we wanted to write and love the friendships we've made.

We were each thinking of starting a separate blog for these things, but then thought: hey, why not create a blog together?

As an added bonus to you, our readers, you'll now be able to access two different bloggers' giveaways on the same blog!  When we have new giveaways, we will have links at the tops of our main blogs. The only difference for you is that you will be directed here instead of to another post on our main blogs.

We hope that you will enjoy this new format!