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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Charter Moms

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.



Charter Communications, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company, and is the 4th largest cable operator in the US. They offer tv, high-speed internet, and telephone services in 27 states. 

As a mom, I try very hard to monitor what my kids watch on tv. Not that I mind the occasional mindless show like SpongeBob. But I would rather they watch educational shows like Sesame Street. I even like Mickey Mouse which today taught Haylee to tell time. 

I wish I had some input into what is shown. Their normal viewing time is anywhere from 3-6 and that is the times that shows like SpongeBob are on. 

This is where Charter Moms comes in perfectly. Charter Moms is a way to voice your opinion. They want to hear from you! They want to know what you're watching, what you're not watching, ways you'd like them to improves, etc. They want you to be heard!

By "liking" Charter Moms on Facebook, you'll be the first to know about new services and programming. 

What your voice heard too? Head on over to Charter Moms and be heard! I only wish that every cable company thought of this. 

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Store Brand Formula

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

We were very luck with Zak that he could be on any formula. Haylee is soy and lactose intolerant and had to be on special EXPENSIVE formula.

One store brand formula that we really liked and found very comparable to other name brand formulas was Parent's Choice from Wal-Mart. We are fortunate that our children have grandparents that love them so much, and loved to help with their care. I cannot tell you the amount of cans of formula that my mom from Iowa would purchase and send me for my kids.

Parent's Choice meets all of the FDA nutritional standards just like all of the national name brands. It offers complete nutrition for babies 0-12 months of age. And it is available in a range of formulas to address common feeding issues.

With the recent recall of Similac formula's,many parents are switching from name brand to store brands such as Parent's Choice.

I really see no difference in store brand formulas and name brand other than the price. The reason that many name brand formulas are more expensive is because store brand forumlas are not as heavily marked with branding, and also because they are not given to hospitals for free. When branded and given away, they have to make their money back somehow. 

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tron Pre-screening

I am giving away 4 tickets to the Tron Legacy 3D pre-screeing. The showing is this Wednesday, Dec 15 at 7pm at Westfield Franklin Park theaters in Toledo, OH.

I will give away two sets of TWO winners.

To enter, it's simple.

"Like" Disney Stars - Ohio on Facebook and leave me a comment here telling me you did so, and who you'll take with you.

Extra Entries:
"Like" Leslie's Life on Facebook and leave a comment saying you are entering (1 entry)
Tweet about the giveaway. You can use the following tweet. (3 entries, so leave three separate comments for this)

#Win two tickets to the #Tron Pre-screening in #Toledo #Ohio for this Wednesday (12/16)! #giveaway

I will make this a super fast giveaway, so the winner will be picked Tuesday at 10pm EST

Friday, December 10, 2010

Earn your MAT degree online

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of 2tor. All opinions are 100% mine.

As a stay at home mom, I am always looking for easy options on continuing my education. Going back to school full time at a campus is nearly impossible. I do not have that time, nor the resources for childcare. USC Rossier School of Education's MAT@USC offers current teacher a chance to advance their education, and aspiring teacher an opportunity to earn the Master of Arts in Teaching degree with the flexibility of studying online.

Not only are online courses convenient for my lifestyle, MAT@USC has some awesome things about them.

They have interactive online learning combined with field-based experiences. Their groundbreaking tuition reimbursement program is one of a kind. Accelerated programs, allowing you to complete the program in as little as 12 months. Rossier and the MAT@USC were awarded the AACTE for innovative use of technology in education. 

USC has been ranked #22 in the US, and #9 among all private universities by US News and World Report. They are an internationally renowned research institution with a 100-year history or educating teachers to be agents of change. 

For more program information be sure to check out the MAT@USC page. Become part of the elite USC Trojan family. 

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pier 1 Imports

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am ashamed to say, I have never been to a Pier 1 Imports store....BUT looking at their Website, they look like a PERFECT store for me!

I LOVE home decor, and if I had it my way, would spend WAY more than I do on home decor for our home. LOL 

I took a look at Pier 1 online today and they have some ADORABLE Christmas decorations and decor items. I would love to be able to do some holiday entertaining this season, and would love to get some of Pier 1's beautiful items. 

These dishes are absolutely gorgeous! I think they would be perfect for a Holiday dinner party.

And this skirt!! OH my! It fits the look of our Christmas tree perfectly! If you are interested in buying me a present this year...this would be perfect. *wink wink!*

One of the many great things I learned about Pier 1 today, was that during the months of November and December, you can support Toys for Tots by dropping off an unwrapped present and/or making a cash donations at a register in the store.

Another way to donate is by "liking" Pier 1 on Facebook. For every new "like" they get, Pier 1 will donate $1 to Toys for Tots. What an EXTREMELY easy way to be charitable. 

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Second Time Around Art

Looking for a beautiful and unique gift for someone special this year? Definently check out Second Time Around Art for some gorgeous and extremely well priced jewelry! Be sure to "like" their facebook page to stay up to date on new products, and future promotions.

Upcycling is creative way to take useless products and give it a second life! Second Time Around Art has found a way to upcycle vintage and antique flatware into beautiful jewelry.

From now, and through the month of December, just in time for Christmas, Second Time Around Art is offering free shipping to the US and Canada!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sparkin' Barbie

Yesterday after eating Turkey, I decided to venture to my dad's basement. A place I haven't really been in almost 7 years since moving out on my own. I had one thing in mind when I went down there. Some Christmas presents for Haylee! I knew there was a tote down there that contained all of my old Barbies, doll house stuff, and play kitchen things.

I spent most of last night, and a good part of today cleaning everything up. Trying to get the mildew smell out of Barbies hair, and bleaching the kitchen stuff so it's sanitary for the kids to play with.

While cleaning the things, I was playing a bit of course and started playing with my Rollerblading Barbie circa 1991.

Sure she looks all innocent and sweet

.....WhoTF came up with this thing! Here is a video of me demonstrating.

Dude...did they WANT me to kill us all?! Seriously! LOL

OH And here's the cutie pie who found the badly hidden presents already.