Image Map

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Starting the Day on a Pure and Fresh Note

Starting the Day on a Fresh Note

About time I fall into a good, deep sleep at night the alarm clock is going off!! At 5:30am my day starts! I drag myself out of bed with my eyes so low and puffy, I feel like turning around and going back to sleep but being a mother I have to wake the kids up to help get them ready for school. If you have kids like my kids then you have to deal with the grouchy one that won't budge out of the bed, then I have one that is winning how tired he is. The other 2 are looking like their zombies! With all 5 of us moving very slowly and sleepy we take turns washing our faces and head downstairs for some of what we call our morning wake up. This is how we start the day on a fresh note! I pour us all a tall glass of Tropicana Pure Premium  100%  Pure Orange Juice!

Just the feeling of it sliding so smoothly down our throats always puts the first smile on our faces!! We drink it and talk about how good it is and how it is so satisfying for our taste buds! After our glass of Tropicana OJ were ready to get our butts in gear. I'm ready to cook a nice nutritious breakfast and pack the kids school lunches while their getting dressed for school. While eating breakfast we can never help but to drink a second glass of Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Orange Juice! Next we head out of the door ready for our day feeling so refreshed all because we started the day on a pure and fresh note!

How do you and your family start the day on a pure and fresh note? Please feel free to comment below! Let us know if you love Tropicana's Pure Premium 100% Pure Orange Juice or if you plan to try it out! It's 100% Pure Orange Juice, you will love it!!

About Tropicana:
Tropicana is committed to using the best fruit to give you the great tasting juice you love and the nutrition your body needs. Each 59oz container of Tropicana Pure Premium® has 16 fresh-picked Florida oranges squeezed into it and an 8oz glass gives you 100% vitamin C to help you maintain a healthy immune system.

More info on Tropicana:
Like Tropicana on Facebook:

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Tropicana blogging program, to earn My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.

Cuddle Covers Review and Giveaway(ends 5/12/12)

Cuddle Covers Review and Giveaway ends 5/12/12 Ended
Winner is: Gladys P.

Cuddle Covers come to life with a simple fluff, stuff and zip!! Their a child's best friend these days! They are loyal, dependable, lovable and  supportive! Best of all they are 100% safe hypoallergenic microfiber material and fit all standard size pillows.

 I love that you can wash them in the washer and dry them in the dryer without their hair falling out! Your child will love them!

These snugly cuties come in 6 huggable animal buddies:
(From left to right)
Berry the Bear, Kit the Cat, Max the Dog, Izzy the Unicorn, Louie the Lion and Don the Dinosaur.

 Retailing for only $19.99 Cuddle Covers will make any bedding comfortable for your child!!
In celebration of the Cuddle Covers™ launch, patrons will receive a free mini Cuddle Covers buddy when purchasing a Cuddle Covers™ pal on for a limited time. Cuddle Covers™ are also available at select Bed Bath & Beyond retail locations around the U.S.

About Fun Life Toys and Cuddle Covers™

Ilan Sharone is the President and Founder of Fun Life Toys which launched in January 2011. His savvy business sense and youthful spirit led him to create inventive toys and interactive products for kids and adults alike. Sharone’s first solo creation via Fun Life Toys is Cuddle Covers™, the playful animal pillow covers that bring the ordinary bed accessory to life. Fun Life Toys is a complementary business to Sharone’s successful marketing and retail distribution firm, Urban Marketing Group, Inc. For more information, please visit and

One lucky Shannon's Tales of Motherhood reader will win (1) CUDDLE COVERS of their choice AND (1) OFFICIAL CUDDLE COVERS PILLOW (ARV $35).

Giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents only, 18+ yrs or older. (ends 5/12/12 ). Winner will be chosen via RaffleCopter and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.

To enter please use RaffleCopter form below:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Clorox Lounge - Being Frugal With Kids and it Backfiring

The Clorox Lounge - Being Frugal With Kids and it Backfiring

As a member of SocialMoms I had to take them up on their invite to help celebrate the fun about a new web site that was launched recently by The Clorox Family of Toilet Products!! I will tell you more about that celebration later in this post!

As a frugal Mother you all know how I love to save a penny at any second I can, I hate to spend money when I know there is another route around it! So with that in mind I would like to share a story with you about one of my daughters.

As many of my readers know I have a 18yr old daughter, but this story is about when she was 16yrs.old. Her birthday was such a huge event for her just as any other 16yr.old teenager's birthday was. At this age all of the high school girls had one of the many things in common! Owning a real Coach Purse was like the biggest thing. You were the "coolest" if you had a official Coach Purse!! 

Whats missing in this picture!!

My daughter wanted badly to have a authentic Coach Purse as a birthday gift, she just had to have it. Me,  frugal as can be I wanted to make her happy but at the same time I wanted to be a "happy frugal spender", so I started my mission! I was on a mission to make this girl happy, I knew that our local flee market "Green Dragon" carried everything that all the cool teenagers wanted. Not only did they have the "cool" items, they had the items at a very reasonable discounted price! The price they had was for the purchase of the items, a-k-a "knock offs"  not just for the "logo" name of whatever expensive name brand someone was looking for. So, yes!!!! I purchased a $45 generic Coach Bag! The one she wanted was well over $300. As the generic had all of the same patterns and looked just the same I went with it, what she didn't know didn't hurt!!
So, on her birthday when she opened her gift, she was so excited to receive the Coach Purse, she opened it in so much joy and excitement. We were taking pictures and all, everything was going real smoothly intill she started pulling out all of the tissue paper that was stuffed inside of the purse. When she pulled out the original price tag I was so surprised! Usually I'm very good at taking off price tags for gift items, but somehow I forgot to take this tag out!!! When she pulled it out and read the price and place I purchased this knock-off item at her smile dropped!!!! I'm sure you can imagine the rest of this story!!!

Do you have a story to share about when you were frugal with your kids and it Backfiring? I'd love to hear about it!

Now about the celebration of The Clorox Family of Toilet Products! The Clorox Lounge  a fun new Web site celebrating one of the most-used and underrated rooms in our homes - the bathroom! It is turning the bathroom into the laugh room with a community hub designed to be a mom’s go-to place for comedy, which launched on January 26, 2012.
Hosted by comedian, actress and mom Sherri Shepherd, the site found at features hilarious anecdotes, fun contests, exciting give-a-ways, coupons and just the right amount of comic relief. An inspiration for an entire genre of comedy, the potty is often named as the number one place for moms to find a moment of quiet and a break from a busy day!

But there's more....
The Clorox Lounge activities kicked off with the Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes February 27, 2012. But don't worry, you still have a chance to  to win $10,000 in the Last Comic Sitting Sweepstakes. Simply visit The Clorox Lounge to sign-up and be automatically entered for a chance to win the top prize.

About The Clorox Lounge:
The Clorox Family of Toilet Product’s on-going Ode to the Commode campaign, recognizing the toilet’s vital role in our routine, continues with the launch of The Clorox Lounge, a community hub designed to be mom’s gotta go place for comedy, starting on January 26, 2012. Hosted by comedian, actress and mom Sherri Shepherd, the site found at features hilarious anecdotes, fun contests, exciting give-a-ways, coupons and just the right amount of comic relief.
About Last Comic Sitting Competition & Sweepstakes
The Clorox Lounge activities kick-off with Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes, starting February 27, 2012. Over the course of eight weeks, 10 of the funniest mom and dad comics will go head-to-head in a stand-up throw-down for the chance to sit on the throne and be crowned the Last Comic Sitting. Each week, they’ll face a new challenge and based on consumer voting one will be eliminated. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000. For four weeks, you will have the opportunity to vote and narrow the comics down to the top mom and top dad.
You also have an opportunity to win $10,000 in the Last Comic Sitting Sweepstakes. Simply visit The Clorox Lounge to sign-up and be automatically entered for a chance to win the top prize. You can generate up to two additional entries each day, per day, by logging in and commenting, until April 22, 2012. Fans can also enter for a chance to win cool prize packs. Ten will be given each week, for twelve weeks, until April 22, 2012.
For more information visit:

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox® blogging program, to earn My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Get Your Full Size Julep Beauty Products for Only .1penny

Get Your Full Size Julep Beauty Products for Only .1penny

Don't forget to get your full size Julep Beauty Products for only .1penny like I did! (See the above pic)

To learn more about this offer please click here!

The Ultimate Blog Party 2012

The Ultimate Blog Party 2012Ended

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

5Minutes For Mom is having Their 6th. annual Ultimate Blog Party 2012 and everyone is invited!!

There will be tons of virtual partying going on intill April 20th. 2012 11:59pm EST.,, this party has some fun prizes that you can win!! Not only do you get to have fun partying you can have more exposure to your blog, twitter and facebook by visiting others and them visiting you as well!! Who don't like getting to meet new friends and chatting?  

The prize pool has over 150 prizes and is worth over $21,200, ALSO there is a separate random draws for 10 individual $100 paypal cash prizes from the Featured Linky Lists Sponsors for each of the 10 Linky Lists.

Also, don't miss out on 5Minuites For Mom's Four Online Live Events happening during the week, so you’ll want to RSVP for those.                           

To read more about The Ultimate Blog Party 2012 please click here!

Have fun and hop away to meet some new friends and win prizes!!!
The Ultimate Blog Party is brought to you by:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Locomotion of Expressions: #giveaway ends 4/30

My son loves anything that says his name in it! Personally Yours Books has tons of items that personalize your chids name. I personally love one of the many items that's a cd, it's called My Very Own Music - it has your child's name sung or spoken over 30 times in this cd. Included are seven original songs written and performed by award winning songwriters and studio musicians.

If you would like to win something from for your child then your in luck~!  Once again my buddy from Locomotion of Expressions is having a giveaway for one personalized book of your choice from Personally Your (arv $16)!!

If you would like to enter this giveaway please enter here
This giveaway ends 4/29
It's Rafflecopter form so it's so easy to enter!  Good Luck!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Get Your Full Size Julep Beauty Products for Only .1penny!!

Get Your Full Size Julep Beauty Products for Only .1penny!!

I love different beauty products but as a frugal shopper I don't like to pay alot of money for my products!! I'm always looking for free or good deals for everything I purchase!!

I couldn't believe it when I was offered all of the above FULL SIZE Julep Products for only .1 penny!! I ordered my box 3 days ago and today I received 4 Julep Products: Nail Filer, 3oz Tube of Facial for Hands Glycolic Hand Scrub, 2 Vernis Nail Polishes in colors Portia and Penelope!!! I love the Portia color because it has a glittey light blue color to it. The Hand Scrub I just used it once since I only received my box today and It has my hands feeling so soft after 1 use. Almost silky but without that oily feeling. I can't wait to use the other penelope nail color, it's almost like a light pink color kind of like a soft baby pink.

Would you like all of these items for only .1 Penny?? If so keep reading!!

All you have to do to request your .1 penny box is go here, (use code PENNY)you can choose your own style box of items. Julep ships your box to you the same day. You do have to enter your credit card info to be charged .1 penny. Once you receive your box you can cancel any future shipments if you don't want anymore to come. If you do keep your membership you will receive a box each month with over $60 worth of items. When I signed up for my 1st box, I did have every intention to cancel but now I changed my mind because the items are so worth it. I love that I joined Julep!!

To get your free beauty box of Julep beauty items go here , use the code PENNY when you check out!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sudden infant death syndrome - PubMed Health

Baby Kyle R.I.P

Do you have a infant or know anyone who does have one or maybe babysits?
If you answered yes to this question PLEASE read and educate yourself about S.I.D.S (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). This is so real and it happens to many babies. I'm not trying to scare anyone about this but I just want more people to be aware of S.I.D.S. Almost all SIDS deaths occur without any warning or symptoms when the infant is thought to be sleeping.

My nephew Baby Kyle was only 3 weeks old when he passed away to S.I.D.S in his sleep, it broke my heart and I watched my sister go through so much pain when he passed. She still has a hard time with the death of her son. It's so important to me to help spread the word about S.I.D.S, so many young teens are having baby's and may not know about it. Please help me and many others by spreading the awareness of S.I.D.S. Please read this article on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome from PubMed Health here and share with others who may not know the facts about S.I.D.S. I know we don't like to even began to think about a child passing but it's something that does happen and needs to be discussed. I feel so bad for any mother who has lost their heart goes out to them,,,


Revised American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) guidelines, released in October 2005, recommend the following:

DO NOT put a baby to sleep on its stomach. Side sleeping is unstable and should also be avoided.

Let babies sleep in the same room (NOT the same bed) as parents.

Only put babies to sleep in a crib.

Avoid soft bedding materials.

Make sure the room temperature is not too hot.

Offer the baby a pacifier when going to sleep.

Do not use breathing monitors or products marketed as ways to reduce SIDS.

You can read up more about these tips by reading here.

FREE 8x10 Canvas or $40 off & Free Shipping Deal from

FREE 8x10 Canvas or $40 off & Free Shipping Deal from

Right now Canvas People has a deal going on, you can score a FREE 8X10 Canvas or $40 off & free shipping! The picture above I ordered a few months ago, it's a 24x36 vertical canvas 6 split with the sepia effect. I love it! I get many compliments on it when I get company at my house. I plan to order a few more for my downstairs walls. My honest opinion is Canvas People can cost alot of money but they always have good deals going on that will save you money. I try to keep up with their facebook page to see if their running any giveaways or contests for free pictures, I just missed one today for a free 11x14!! You can find them on facebook here.

At Canvas People you can upload your own photos or purchase photos from their site of many categories. They have home, office, kids and many more themes. Don't miss out on this special! You can check it out here
Let us know if you order and if you like what you see!!

Locomotion of Expressions: SUPER by Dr Nicholas Perricone #giveaway Yogurt Probiotics make skin glow! 4/12

Do you like to enjoy the perfect skin that you see the different models have on t.v or in the magazines? I don't believe in paying tons of money for products that help my skin. I'd rather use products that cost less or possibly free! Today is someones lucky day because Locomotion of Expressions is giving one lucky reader their own Super by Dr.Perricone product from site!

The giveaway is for US only and ends on 4/12. You will receive a email if you win and must respond within 24hours to claim your prize. 
To enter please click here     Good Luck!

What is HCG and how does it Work?

What is HCG and how does it Work?Ended

Are you happy with your weight? Do you feel like your energy level is real low and maybe you may be at risk of  many health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease or many more that come from the result of being over weight?    If you answered yes to any of these questions then you might want to enter to win your very own bottle of HCG Drops!!!!

Dr.Simones created the HCG diet and many have found success on it! You may read all about the plan by clicking here.

My pal Casey from Locomotion of Expressions is hosting a fun giveaway so one lucky reader can win a 2oz. bottle of HCG drops (arv $89.00).

This prize package includes:
one 2oz bottle & Step by Step instructions

To enter this giveaway please click here!
US only please
Giveaway ends 4/20 @ 12noon EST

So, what are some of your goals to be healthier? Please share by commenting below!
Don't forget to enter the giveaway, Good Luck!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

$75 Gift Card to Giveaway

Win a $75 Gift Card to EdenFantasys.comEnded

Express your love with Vroom! Sex toys from EdenFantasys. Shop now!

EdenFantasys is a great place to go for the most sexiest adult items!! You can find anything from Lingerie, Toys, Book/Dvd's, Bath & Body Items and more! Check out this sexy Circlet Keyhole Halter Top: 
I love this Simply Sexy Top:
EdenFantasys has so many nice items and the prices are very low, right now they have a 50% off Spring Clarence going on and best of all you receive a free gift with each purchase! Every day is a different free gift item. For your own privacy they have discreet shipping, same day delivery and free returns and exchanges!!

Would you like to win a $75 Gift Card to use for any item of your choice from
Here is your chance,, my good pal Casey from  Locomotion of Expressions is hosting this giveaway which you may enter it through Rafflecopter below or on her blog!

One lucky winner will receive a $75 Gift Card to EdenFantasys to use on any item of their choice, shipping is free with a purchase of $59 or more, but with this gift card you don't have to worry about shipping!

Winner will be asked to tweet #lookwhatiwon
Giveaway ends on 4/20
Good Luck!!!                                                      
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Get a Kids Pj Set from OLD NAVY for Only .47

Get a Kids Pj Set from OLD NAVY for Only .47

Don't miss out on this! Here is how to score this cute Kids PJ Set from OLD NAVY for only .47!!
 (Order it in a bigger size and save it for next winter!)

First sign up for your free account by clicking here--->  Shop at Home , you don't need to enter any credit card information. Shop at Home is a site that gives you back cash just by simply clicking through their site to shop at your favorite retail stores! You can also get all the up to date coupon codes that are out!

 Second once you are a member you will receive $5 cash back just for signing up!
Third Once on their shopping site, simply click through to the OLD NAVY site and do a search for Graphic Sleep Sets for Baby. You will see them on sale for 25% off marked down to $5.47 from $19.94, once you check out use code SUPRISE25. THIS SALE ENDE 4/8 SO HURRY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! They have sizes up to 5t right now!

Purchase as many as you want but your first one will be only .47 after your free $5 sign up reward as a member of  Shop at Home .