Saturday, August 30, 2008

Posting Error

My apologies for the post that just ran. It was supposed to go on my personal blog (where it is now) and not here, so I deleted it.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Heal Your Baby's Bum With Vusion

Raise your hand if your baby has ever had severe diaper rash. Okay, that's all of you moms. Now raise your hand if said rash caused you overwhelming guilt. All hands still raised? Thought so. (I had mine up too)

I clearly remember when my oldest had a particularly bad rash that I tried treating with over-the-counter remedies. The rash got out of control, though, and I had to bring her into the pediatrician. It took awhile to heal and I'll never forget how guilty I felt, as if I'd done something wrong.

There's no need to blame ourselves, though. It happens to the best of us. And what a lot of moms don't know is that the cause can sometimes be the result of yeast contacting the skin, resulting in a yeast infection.

Fortunately, there's a new medicine designed specifically for this problem. Vusion is a prescription-strength (yet gentle) ointment which helps combat diaper rashes that are complicated by yeast infections. It is the only FDA-approved medicine to treat this problem and can be used on babies as young as 4-weeks-old.

Click here to learn more about this breakthrough medicine and be sure to ask your doctor if it's right for your baby.

We all do the best we can with our children, and we moms are too hard on ourselves sometimes, with this and so many other issues. So no more mommy guilt! :)


Smart Solutions for Everyday Moms


Win a $10 Starbucks Card!

I have the privilege and honor of being nominated for The Hot Blogger Calendar! With this honor comes the chance for me to do a professional make-up session and photo shoot in NYC and an appearance in the calendar.

I'm up against some BIG names (Dooce, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, etc.) and some very popular bloggers.

But who has the best readers and friends in the blog world? I do!! And I'm not above bribing you all for your vote. *grin* If you vote for me, you could win a $10 Starbucks card PLUS an autographed copy of the calendar should I win.

So, all it takes is a few seconds to give me your vote. Just click this button below, then scroll to about 1/4 from the bottom of the names and vote for "BlondeBlogger":

OR, you can try scrolling down right here and voting for "BlondeBlogger" from this widget:

Then, simply leave a comment here letting me know you've voted and you're entered to win a $10 Starbucks card PLUS an autographed copy of the calendar should I win. You're on the honor system, so PLEASE....pretty, pretty, sure to vote if you leave a comment here.

If you spread the word for me, either in an email, or a post on your site, or any other way you can think to bring those votes in, I'll give you bonus entries (one for each action).

If you're emailing, just cc me (ablondeandherblog AT yahoo DOT com) and I'll put you down for a bonus entry. If you're posting or any other PR for me, just leave a SECOND comment here letting me know and I'll give you your bonus entries too.

Deadline to enter is 11:59 EST on Sunday, August 31, which is when voting closes.

Thank you in advance for your support. I think I might be able to pull this off with your help and I will be eternally grateful to all of you for that!!!

BlogHer Swag Winner

Congratulations to Gkstratos! She's the lucky winner of the BlogHer swag package.

Thanks to everyone who entered and to Maria Bailey and MomSelect for sponsoring such a fabulous giveaway.

Keep an eye out for more fun contests coming soon. :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Win Some Blogher Swag!

Were you one of the unlucky bloggers who missed out on BlogHer '08? Me too. MomSelect has come to the rescue with their "Virtual Swag Suite."

Maria Bailey from MomSelect was kind enough to send me a box of goodies from their BlogHer swag and I have enough to share with all of you!

One lucky reader will win the following:

  • A sweatsuit (size 3T) designed to protect a young child's tender skin from the sun
  • Gift card for 10 free HP photoprints
  • a Disney mouse pad
  • Disney vacation kit
  • Precious Moment's series "Precious Girls"A Little Bit of Faith book
.To enter, simply leave a comment here on this post. For a bonus entry, blog about this giveaway on your site then leave a separate comment here with the link.

Fine Print: Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m EST, Wednesday, August 27. Winner will have two weeks from date of notification to claim prize, or the prize will be forfeited. U.S. and Canadian residents only. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail.

Thanks to MomSelect for sharing the Blogher swag with all of us! Good luck!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Clorox Green Works Dishliquid

Not long ago, I had the privilege of reviewing a new line of products by Clorox: Clorox Green Works. I was thrilled to find cleaning products for my home that were safer for the environment as well as my family's health.

Now, they've come out with Clorox Green Works Natural Dishwashing Liquid. And it is just as fantastic as their other products!

With all-natural, plant-based ingredients like coconuts and lemon oil, the soap is biodegradable, yet still cuts through tough grease and messes. It's made with recycled packaging, too, and is never tested on animals.

It's even backed by The Sierra Club and the EPA (with the logos of each displayed on every bottle). The EPA recognizes the dish soap for using environmentally preferred chemistry. So you can rest easy about what is going down the drain, and into the environment, when you wash your dishes with Clorox Green Works Natural Dishwashing Liquid.

The soap comes in five scents: Original, Water Lily, Tangerine, Free & Clear, and Simply Lemon. I was able to try Original and it has a very pleasant scent. And it cleaned my dishes wonderfully. They shined and sparkled!

Be sure to check out all of the products offered by Clorox Green Works. Going green has never been easier, or more affordable!

Build-A-Bear Winner

My apologies for the delay in announcing the winner of the Build-A-Bear giveaway. There's been so much to do here, including sending off my oldest to college this past Sunday.

So without further delay, the winner of the $25 Gift Card to Build-A-Bear is....

~MoonMaiden (Cheryl) from Lucky Ladybug! Congrats, Cheryl and thanks to everyone who entered.

Keep an eye out for more fabulous giveaways, coming soon!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Build-A-Bear Giveaway

My daughter Natalie was already a HUGE fan of Build-A-Bear...her favorite creation being the Phillie Phanatic she made at a Phillies game (yes, they had a store right in the stadium so we couldn't resist).

So imagine her delight when she was sent this High School Musical bear:

Can you see the shock and excitement on her face?! The bear is just too adorable for words. Very cuddly and soooo stylish:

Check out the sweatsuit/hoodie complete the Wildcats logo. Pictures can't show you how cuddly this bear is too. Very huggable!

Back view of the hoodie with the "East High Wildcats" logo.

Take a close look around the bear's neck. Yes, it's an actual High School Musical dog tag necklace!

The backside of the dog tag necklace has the cast of the show.

Even the paws are adorable! She can even go online with the code on the bear's birth certificate and play with her bear in BuildABearVille. Click here to see a Flickr gallery filled with tons of High School Musical bear photos.

My family and I were recently in New York and Natalie begged and pleaded to go to the Build-A-Bear store there (which is the biggest Build-A-Bear workshop in the world!) to make a Statue of Liberty bear but we ran out of time. I almost cried with her. But we promised her it will be one of the first places we go when we go back to NY.

Here is your chance to win a $25 gift card (Bear Buck$) for the child in your life to use at any Build-A-Bear shop or on!

To enter, simply leave a comment here letting me know what catches your eye at Please make sure I can find your email address or I will have to choose another winner. For an extra entry, link to this post on your blog and then leave a separate comment here with the link.

Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. EST, Saturday, August 16. Winner has two weeks from the time of notification to claim their prize, or the prize will be forfeited. Contest open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. I am not responsible for prizes lost by the postal service.

Good luck! :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Back to School in Style

As a homeschooling mom, August is a busy month filled with planning, organizing and purchasing books and supplies for the upcoming school year. Rather than stick with dull, boring supplies, I was thrilled to find out about Carolina Pad and two of their exciting lines of paper and organizational products:

Simply Chic and....

Eye Candy.

Gorgeous designs, aren't they? Both lines are designed by Jackie McFee and sold at WalMart.

I had the privilege of reviewing a little bit of both lines. Check out this glorious package that arrived at my door:

No more boring supplies for me! Now, when my kids bring me papers to check, I'm going to have them file them by subject in the yellow, polka dot file folder. Important notes and assignments will go in my black, pink and white journal (and I'll be writing with my two Simply Chic pens). There are magnets, a note pad, folder, date book, and more.

Everything is so pretty, you'll want to have something to add to your to-do list, just so you can look at your gorgeous date book.

Want to win these fabulous products for yourself? Click here to enter Carolina Pad's "Glam Your Office Makeover Contest." Simply submit an organizational tip and you could win:
  • Complete Eye Candy or Simply Chic office system by JACK!E
  • $100 gift card
  • 1000 Best Quick and Easy Organizing Secrets by Jamie Novak
The ten most creative and original winning entries will also be featured on the Carolina Pad and Paper Web site’s “Get Organized” page.

Good luck!

Ellie Bellies Winner

Congratulations to Tara from Weighting for Perfection! She has won a personalized mug from Ellie Bellies!

Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for more giveaways coming very soon!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Back to School 2008 Giveaway at 5 Minutes for Mom


The lovely twin sisters over at 5 Minutes for Mom are hosting lots of exciting giveaways during their Back to School Giveaway Event. Head on over there today to find out what you could win. (I have my fingers crossed for the Kodak printer).

Good luck!
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