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FAB Beauty {Spoil Your Family Review + Giveaway #60}

Welcome to the Spoil Your Family Summer Giveaway Event being hosted by Annette from Annette Funnyjello and myself. Today’s sponsor is FAB Beauty. Be sure to visit Annette’s blog for another chance to win the same prize being offered here.

FAB Beauty is a line of cosmetics targeted towards pre-teen girls. Not being a pre-teen, nor having one, made it a bit difficult to review this line. I had flashbacks from 10 years ago (when I was a pre-teen) as soon as I received my review items.

I received a luxe nail kit, which included a few nail polishes, a nail file and diamonds for your nails. These days, I think this item may be a bit juvenile for pre-teens…but I think 4 to 7 year olds would enjoy it when they’re longing to be like mommy.

I also received a really cute Kiss Kiss lip gloss in Smooch. I know this is an item I would have loved as a pre-teen and still do actually. I loved things with lips on them when I was a kid, I had a lip shaped phone in my bedroom (a la DJ from Full House). The gloss itself gives just the right amount of shimmer and is comfortable to wear and put on. It doesn’t leave you feeling sticky and gross. It is definitely my favorite FAB Beauty product so far!

I unfortunately, no longer see this item on the Fab Beauty website, nor can I find it anywhere else. I hope they haven’t stopped making it because I would love to buy more. Here is a picture of me wearing the Smooch shade.

Lastly, I received a three pack of scented lip balms in Cherry Vanilla, Grape and Orange. Leland liked these more than I did. Every time he saw mommy put some on, he wanted some too. I think he liked all of the flavors, maybe it reminded him of juice. It made him really happy to wear mommy’s lip balm though.

Giveaway: Four readers will win a prize package from FAB Beauty:

* Destiny Body Glitter
* Bedazzled Glitter Set
* LOL Lip Gloss
* Juicy Lip Balm

Required Entry: Tell me an item you would like to own from the FAB Beauty website.

For extra entries you can do any or ALL of the following:

* Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect (sidebar).

* Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

* Follow @lelandsmama on Twitter.

* Follow @FABCosmetics on Twitter.

* Tweet about this giveaway using the retweet button at the top of this post (or if you’re feeling creative, use your own tweet). This can be done once daily.

* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post.

* Grab the Spoil Your Family Summer Event button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post. (Remember it’s 5 entries, which means 5 comments if you had the button before July 1st!)

Fairy Blog Mother

* Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and leave a comment below telling me where you commented. This can be any post written in the past month and can be done as many times on separate posts as you would like for extra entries. Make sure the comment you leave is legitimate, at least 3 words.

* Blog about this giveaway = 5 Entries (Please leave 5 comments). Link back to this post and FAB Beauty. (Make sure you leave me a link to your blog entry. Blog post must be at least 100 words and NOT be copied and pasted from my blog.)

* Enter the FAB Beauty giveaway at Annette Funnyjello.

* “Like” Mama Makes Money on Facebook.

* “Like” FAB Beauty on Facebook.

* Follow Mama Makes Money on Networked Blogs.

* Add this giveaway to a Mister Linky, Contest Site, Forum, Facebook, Myspace, Stumble, Digg, etc. (unlimited entries).

This giveaway will end on Wednesday September 15, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to residents of the USA. I will choose the winner via random.org and announce and e-mail the winner some time on September 16, 2010.

Disclosure: FAB Beauty provided me with product(s) to review for this post. They are also providing the prize to the winner of this giveaway. All opinions expressed about the company are 100% mine.

Swimsuits for All {Spoil Your Family Review + Giveaway #59}

Welcome to the Spoil Your Family Summer Giveaway Event being hosted by Annette from Annette Funnyjello and myself. That’s right we’re back from our hiatus beginning tomorrow. Today, I’m catching up on a couple of posts, Annette has already shared with you guys. Today’s sponsor is Swimsuits for All.

When I first discovered Swimsuits for All, a company that specializes in Women’s Swimwear…I have to be honest, I wasn’t too impressed with the styles offered. They don’t offer many cute styles, I think most of them are geared towards older women.

What they do offer that is fantastic is Designer Plus Size Swimwear. It’s so difficult to find plus size swimsuits, much less plus size AND designer. Being a female on the cusp of the plus size and regular sizes, trust me I know!

I received a black two piece halter tankini swimsuit for review and I was thoroughly pleased. It has become my go to swimsuit for days when I feel fat or bloated and for swimming with big groups. This swimsuit’s black color is great for making me look minimized. It is also really comfortable. Tankinis are my favorite style of swimsuit and black is the best possible color to make me feel secure wearing it.

Giveaway: One reader will receive a one-time use $100 gift code for Swimsuits for All.

Required Entry: Tell me an item you would like to own from the Swimsuits for All website.

For extra entries you can do any or ALL of the following:

* Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect (sidebar).

* Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

* Follow @lelandsmama on Twitter.

* Tweet about this giveaway using the retweet button at the top of this post (or if you’re feeling creative, use your own tweet). This can be done once daily.

* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post.

* Grab the Spoil Your Family Summer Event button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post. (Remember it’s 5 entries, which means 5 comments if you had the button before July 1st!)

Fairy Blog Mother

* Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and leave a comment below telling me where you commented. This can be any post written in the past month and can be done as many times on separate posts as you would like for extra entries. Make sure the comment you leave is legitimate, at least 3 words.

* Blog about this giveaway = 5 Entries (Please leave 5 comments). Link back to this post and Swimsuits for All. (Make sure you leave me a link to your blog entry. Blog post must be at least 100 words and NOT be copied and pasted from my blog.)

* Enter the Swimsuits for All giveaway at Annette Funnyjello.

* “Like” Mama Makes Money on Facebook.

* “Like” Swimsuits for All on Facebook.

* Follow Mama Makes Money on Networked Blogs.

* Add this giveaway to a Mister Linky, Contest Site, Forum, Facebook, Myspace, Stumble, Digg, etc. (unlimited entries).

This giveaway will end on Tuesday September 21, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to residents of the USA. I will choose the winner via random.org and announce and e-mail the winner some time on September 22, 2010.

Disclosure: Swimsuits for All provided me with product(s) to review for this post. They are also providing the prize to the winner of this giveaway. All opinions expressed about the company are 100% mine.

ATG Stores {Spoil Your Family Review + Giveaway #58}

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Welcome to the Spoil Your Family Summer Giveaway Event being hosted by Annette from Annette Funnyjello and myself. Today’s sponsor is ATG Stores. Be sure to visit Annette’s blog for a chance to DOUBLE your chances in this COMBINED giveaway.

ATGStores has over 500 websites where you can buy many different products, from furniture to tools. I had the opportunity to review an office chair and armoire desk by Innovex. The chair is already available on the Home Furniture Show Room website and the desk will be made available on the site soon.

The specific chair I received was the Innovex C1064L29 Bonded Leather Office Chair in Black. This chair is great and was very easy to assemble. My little boy loves to climb onto it and spin it around and around. The cats, unfortunately, love it too. This means there is normally cat hair on it.

The armoire computer desk is nice because it has doors on it to hide away my electronics, which is great during parties. My friends who don’t have computers have a tendency to log onto mine and when they’re drinking, it isn’t the greatest of combinations. In this aspect, out of sight and out of mind, is working out for us.

However, Innovex wanted this desk to be a cure for children getting into electronics and “out of sight, out of mind” doesn’t work for my son. He loves opening and closing doors and the doors on the desk are very entertaining to him. I wish this desk had a lock for the doors. That would be a great improvement especially considering the doors won’t even remain closed for more than one second.

My fiancé also said it was a major pain to put together. It took about two hours to assemble and some of the pieces fell apart as he was putting them together. There were scratches on the wood when it arrived and if I had purchased it, I would have returned it to get an unscratched product. Fortunately, those scratches aren’t visible since they are on the inside and top of the desk.

Imperfections on the inside of the desk

Overall, it looks like a nice piece of furniture and we have received compliments on it since we put it in our living room. It doesn’t look like a desk that would only sell for two hundred dollars, but during assembly you can see why it has the cheap price tag.

Giveaway: One reader will receive a $100 ATG Stores Gift Certificate.

Required Entry: Leave the link of an item you like from the ATG Stores website.

For extra entries you can do any or ALL of the following:

* Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect (sidebar).

* Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

* Follow @lelandsmama on Twitter.

* Follow @atgstores on Twitter. (2 entries)

* Tweet about this giveaway using the retweet button at the top of this post or copy and paste the following: “@lelandsmama is having a #giveaway for a $100 @atgstores gift certificate http://www.mamamakesmoney.net/”. This can be done once daily.

* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post. (5 entries)

* Grab the Spoil Your Family Summer Event button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post. (Remember it’s 5 entries, which means 5 comments if you had the button before July 1st!, otherwise only one entry)

Fairy Blog Mother

* Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and leave a comment below telling me where you commented. This can be any post written in the past month and can be done as many times on separate posts as you would like for extra entries. Make sure the comment you leave is legitimate, at least 3 words.

* Blog about this giveaway = 5 Entries (Please leave 5 comments). Link back to this post and ATG Stores. (Make sure you leave me a link to your blog entry. Blog post must be at least 100 words and NOT be copied and pasted from my blog.)

* Double your chances in this ATG Stores combined giveaway by entering at Annette Funnyjello.

* “Like” Mama Makes Money on Facebook.

* “Like” ATG Stores on Facebook. (2 entries)

* Follow Mama Makes Money on Networked Blogs.

* Follow the ATG Stores Blog. (2 entries)

* Subscribe to the ATG Stores E-mail List. (2 entries)

* Add this giveaway to a Mister Linky, Contest Site, Forum, Facebook, Myspace, Stumble, Digg, etc. (unlimited entries).

This giveaway will end on Tuesday September 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to residents of the USA and Canada. I will choose the winner via random.org and announce and e-mail the winner some time on September 15, 2010.

Disclosure: ATG Stores and Innovex provided me with product(s) to review for this post. They are also providing the prize to the winner of this giveaway. All opinions expressed about the company are 100% mine.

Virgin Mobile {Spoil Your Family Review + Giveaway #57}

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Welcome to the Spoil Your Family Summer Giveaway Event being hosted by Annette from Annette Funnyjello and myself. Today’s sponsor is Virgin Mobile. Be sure to visit Annette’s blog for another chance to win a similar prize being offered by Virgin Mobile.

Not all cell phone companies are alike. Here at Virgin Mobile, we believe happy customers stick around longer. We don’t believe in pushing one-size-fits-all, take-it-or-leave-it commitments on people. And it might be crazy-talk, but some of us don’t like to see our customers flushing their hard-earned money down the drain.

With Virgin Mobile, you only pay for what you want. So there’s no waste. No hassles. No flushing. Get Unlimited Messaging, Email, Data, and Web on our Beyond Talk plans. Plans start at only $25/month and there is no contract. Just choose your talk. That’s all there is to it. If things change, you’re free to switch it up.

So jump on board with Virgin Mobile and find what you’ve been looking for: great value without a contract, advanced 3G and touchscreen devices, and maybe even a little fun along the way.

I received the Blackberry Curve 8530 pre-paid cell phone for review. My fiance uses it more. We figure it will be a great option once his dad stops paying his cell phone bill after he graduates from college.

When we first received the phone, we had trouble with it. There were dropped calls on just about every call and I couldn’t get an app to download. After a phone call with customer service, everything was fixed and I could explore the phone and have fun with it.

The most impressive thing to me are Virgin Mobile’s prices from month to month. For only $25, we receive unlimited messaging, e-mail, web and data plus 300 minutes of talk time. This is 25% of what I pay for this with AT&T. I do, however, get more minutes.

I am planning on dropping AT&T when my contract is up and switching to Virgin. I will go with the $40 plan so I can have 1200 minutes of talk time each month. I will paying $60 less per month and receiving the same perks, so it seems like a wise choice. I wish I hadn’t been so skeptical of Virgin and pre-paid plans before I went with AT&T.

Giveaway: One reader will receive a Virgin Mobile Blackberry Curve 8530 of their own ($299.99 value).

Required Entry: Tell me something you learned from the Virgin Mobile website.

For extra entries you can do any or ALL of the following:

* Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect (sidebar).

* Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

* Follow @lelandsmama on Twitter.

* Follow @virginmobileus on Twitter.

* Tweet about this giveaway using the retweet button at the top of this post (or if you’re feeling creative, use your own tweet). This can be done once daily.

* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post.

* Grab the Spoil Your Family Summer Event button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post. (Remember it’s 5 entries, which means 5 comments if you had the button before July 1st!)

Fairy Blog Mother

* Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and leave a comment below telling me where you commented. This can be any post written in the past month and can be done as many times on separate posts as you would like for extra entries. Make sure the comment you leave is legitimate, at least 3 words.

* Blog about this giveaway = 5 Entries (Please leave 5 comments). Link back to this post and Virgin Mobile USA. (Make sure you leave me a link to your blog entry. Blog post must be at least 100 words and NOT be copied and pasted from my blog.)

* Enter the Virgin Mobile giveaway at Annette Funnyjello. She is giving away a Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go Ovation MC760 USB Device.

* “Like” Mama Makes Money on Facebook.

* “Like” Virgin Mobile on Facebook.

* Follow Mama Makes Money on Networked Blogs.

* Add this giveaway to a Mister Linky, Contest Site, Forum, Facebook, Myspace, Stumble, Digg, etc. (unlimited entries).

This giveaway will end on Thursday September 2, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to residents of the USA. I will choose the winner via random.org and announce and e-mail the winner some time on September 3, 2010.

Disclosure: Virgin Mobile USA provided me with product(s) to review for this post. They are also providing the prize to the winner of this giveaway. All opinions expressed about the company are 100% mine.

Motorola {Spoil Your Family Review + Giveaway #56}

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Welcome to the Spoil Your Family Summer Giveaway Event being hosted by Annette from Annette Funnyjello and myself. Our sponsor today is Motorola. Be sure to visit Annette’s blog for a second chance to win this COMBINED giveaway.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Motorola are cell phone, my mom’s cell phone in particular. She has one of the first RAZR models. I think at this point it’s about four years old and still kickin’. Even though she could have swapped out her phone for a new (and free) one by now, she hasn’t.

Motorola doesn’t only make cell phones though. They also makes modems, house phones, GPS devices and accessories like the cool bluetooth headset I got to review.

I received the H17txt with MotoSpeak bluetooth headset. Customer service was great, shipping was speedy and the packaging was excellent. My headset came packaged with some fantastic accessories: an Endless Summer Days CD (it includes hits like “Wipe Out”, “Monday, Monday” and “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”), a tiny silver Motorola steering wheel, a miniature flashlight, New Car Scent Air Freshener Spray, Auto Interior Protectant Spray and Odor Eliminator Spray. I can’t wait until we purchase a car so we can use the last three items. All of these items are just extra perks though compared to the amazing H17txt bluetooth headset.

This headset’s greatest feature is the fact that it can read your incoming texts aloud and can also send a customized auto response to the sender, so you can keep your hands on the wheel while driving. Now, while I don’t drive much currently, I do find this headset very helpful when it comes to multi-tasking at all. This usually comes in handy while I am blogging and can’t be bothered to take a break.

My fiance has pretty much taken ownership of this device since the MotoSpeak app only works with RIM and Android devices and he has a Blackberry (RIM). This is the one time I have been angry that I have an iPhone and it is my only complaint as far as the headset goes. They need to create a MotoSpeak app for the iPhone. It can’t be that hard, right? Please, Motorola, tell me it’s in the near future so I can steal my headset back.

Giveaway: One reader will receive a Motorola H17txt bluetooth headset with MotoSpeak App (ARV $99.99).

Required Entry: Tell me another item you like from the Motorola website.

For extra entries you can do any or ALL of the following:

* Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect (sidebar).

* Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

* Follow @lelandsmama on Twitter.

* Follow @MotoMobile on Twitter.

* Tweet about this giveaway using the retweet button at the top of this post (or if you’re feeling creative, use your own tweet). This can be done once daily.

* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post.

* Grab the Spoil Your Family Summer Event button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post. (Remember it’s 5 entries, which means 5 comments if you had the button before July 1st!)

Fairy Blog Mother

* Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and leave a comment below telling me where you commented. This can be any post written in the past month and can be done as many times on separate posts as you would like for extra entries. Make sure the comment you leave is legitimate, at least 3 words.

* Blog about this giveaway = 5 Entries (Please leave 5 comments). Link back to this post and Motorola. (Make sure you leave me a link to your blog entry. Blog post must be at least 100 words and NOT be copied and pasted from my blog.)

* Double your chances of winning this COMBINED giveaway by entering at Annette Funnyjello.

* “Like” Mama Makes Money on Facebook.

* “Like” Motorola on Facebook.

* Follow Mama Makes Money on Networked Blogs.

* Add this giveaway to a Mister Linky, Contest Site, Forum, Facebook, Myspace, Stumble, Digg, etc. (unlimited entries).

This giveaway will end on Thursday September 2, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to residents of the USA. I will choose the winner via random.org and announce and e-mail the winner some time on September 3, 2010.

Disclosure: Motorola provided me with product(s) to review for this post. They are also providing the prize to the winner of this giveaway. All opinions expressed about the company are 100% mine.

Hayneedle {Spoil Your Family Review + Giveaway #55}

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Welcome to the Spoil Your Family Summer Giveaway Event being hosted by Annette from Annette Funnyjello and myself. Today’s sponsor is Hayneedle. Be sure to visit Annette’s blog for another chance to win the same prize being offered here.

Hayneedle.com includes 220 stores and counting, each devoted to a single product category. Best of all, you can shop all of them with one global shopping cart. From hammocks at hammocks.com to dart boards at – you guessed it – dartboards.com, Hayneedle dives deeply into selection; each store showcases true variety.

Just before I had the opportunity to review for Hayneedle, my four year old Crosley record player stopped working. It had a long run, got a lot of use…but in the end I think it just had too much of Leland pressing all of its buttons on a daily basis and just gave up. It probably could have been repaired, but I wanted a new one instead. The first thing I searched for on the Hayneedle site was “Crosley” (I love that the search box pulls up anything from all of the over 200 stores they have). I love the brand and knew I needed a new record player as soon as possible.

I chose the Crosley USB Archiver in Black (photographed above).

Most music fans agree that analog music sounds better. But the warm quality of vinyl records doesn’t last forever, because they wear out. The Crosley Archiver USB Turntable is the magic bullet. This USB-enabled record player attaches easily to your computer, which can record and edit your collection in a digital format that will never fade. While you enjoy your LPs, cassettes or even CDs, the Archiver makes a backup with the push of a button.

I love the crisp static sound of my records. It’s just a classically beautiful sound. This record player in particular is amazing. I love that I can hook it up to my computer and it will transfer the songs from my records, CDs or tapes to my music library. I like to have back-ups of all of my music in case something horrible happens, which means not only does this record player play records but it also plays CDs and cassette tapes. The record player is a 3 speed turntable, it plays 78, 33-1/3 and 45 rpm. I do hope this turntable lasts longer than my last one and I have a feeling it will since it’s out of Leland’s reach.

As you can see from my review and Annette’s review. Hayneedle is a great shopping resource where you can purchase anything from record players to swing sets and everything in between.

Giveaway: One reader will receive a $200 Hayneedle gift card to use in any of their 220+ stores.

Required Entry: Tell me what you would buy from the Hayneedle website.

For extra entries you can do any or ALL of the following:

* Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect (sidebar).

* Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

* Follow @lelandsmama on Twitter.

* Follow @Hayneedle on Twitter.

* Tweet about this giveaway using the retweet button at the top of this post (or if you’re feeling creative, use your own tweet). This can be done once daily.

* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post.

* Grab the Spoil Your Family Summer Event button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post. (Remember it’s 5 entries, which means 5 comments if you had the button before July 1st!)

Fairy Blog Mother

* Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and leave a comment below telling me where you commented. This can be any post written in the past month and can be done as many times on separate posts as you would like for extra entries. Make sure the comment you leave is legitimate, at least 3 words.

* Blog about this giveaway = 5 Entries (Please leave 5 comments). Link back to this post and Hayneedle. (Make sure you leave me a link to your blog entry. Blog post must be at least 100 words and NOT be copied and pasted from my blog.)

* Enter the Hayneedle giveaway at Annette Funnyjello.

* “Like” Mama Makes Money on Facebook.

* “Like” Hayneedle on Facebook.

* Follow Mama Makes Money on Networked Blogs.

* Add this giveaway to a Mister Linky, Contest Site, Forum, Facebook, Myspace, Stumble, Digg, etc. (unlimited entries).

This giveaway will end on Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to residents of the USA. I will choose the winner via random.org and announce and e-mail the winner some time on September 2, 2010.

Disclosure: Hayneedle provided me with product(s) to review for this post. They are also providing the prize to the winner of this giveaway. All opinions expressed about the company are 100% mine.

Powermat {Spoil Your Family Review + Giveaway #54}

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Welcome to the Spoil Your Family Summer Giveaway Event being hosted by Annette from Annette Funnyjello and myself. Our sponsor today is Powermat. Be sure to visit Annette’s blog for another chance to win the same prize being offered here.

Powermat allows you to charge many different devices wirelessly, and sometimes even portably. That’s right, you can charge your iPhone (for example) while on the go with one product I received from them called the Powermat Portable Mat.

Powermat’s products offer you ways to charge many brands including Apple, Blackberry, LG, Sony, Nokia, Nintendo DS and DSi and so much more. It seems like every day they are adding ways to charge even more products.

Like I said before, I received the Powermat Portable Mat. I also received the Home & Office Mat. Both are really great products and I think this is the product I have heard Annette rave about the most of all the ones that we’ve received.

It’s not that I don’t like the product (that isn’t the case at all!). Just for some odd reason it took me a while to get used to not looking for my iPod and iPhone USB cords like a chicken with it’s head cut off. I sincerely missed wrestling Ben before bed every night either fighting for the nearest outlet or tackling him in hopes that he would make the trip downstairs to grab the USB cord I forgot oh-so-far-away. Sarcasm, I kid! What isn’t to love? These products are incredibly easy to use and terribly innovative as far as technology goes. Thanks to the Power Mat, these daily struggles are a part of our past, a very ugly and bruised past…for Ben. :)

The Universal Powercube is the item that allows you to charge many different items if the item you are charging doesn’t have a back door receiver. The Powercube has tips for Apple, LG, Sony, Samsung, Nintendo DS and DSi and a micro-USB tip, as well as a standard USB port.

Last but not least, we received the Universal Dock for iPods. Ben uses this for his iPod when he is downstairs. We leave it on our end table. He usually charges it while listening to it on speakers…and in my dreams, while doing the dishes.

Giveaway: One reader will receive their own Home & Office Mat Powermat with up to three receivers (Total ARV up to $249.96)

Required Entry: Tell me which receivers you would need from the Powermat website.

For extra entries you can do any or ALL of the following:

* Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect (sidebar).

* Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

* Follow @lelandsmama on Twitter.

* Follow @Powermat on Twitter.

* Tweet about this giveaway using the retweet button at the top of this post (or if you’re feeling creative, use your own tweet). This can be done once daily.

* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post.

* Grab the Spoil Your Family Summer Event button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post. (Remember it’s 5 entries, which means 5 comments if you had the button before July 1st!)

Fairy Blog Mother

* Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and leave a comment below telling me where you commented. This can be any post written in the past month and can be done as many times on separate posts as you would like for extra entries. Make sure the comment you leave is legitimate, at least 3 words.

* Blog about this giveaway = 5 Entries (Please leave 5 comments). Link back to this post and Powermat. (Make sure you leave me a link to your blog entry. Blog post must be at least 100 words and NOT be copied and pasted from my blog.)

* Enter the Powermat giveaway at Annette Funnyjello.

* “Like” Mama Makes Money on Facebook.

* “Like” Powermat on Facebook.

* Follow Mama Makes Money on Networked Blogs.

* Add this giveaway to a Mister Linky, Contest Site, Forum, Facebook, Myspace, Stumble, Digg, etc. (unlimited entries).

This giveaway will end on Sunday August 29, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to residents of the USA. I will choose the winner via random.org and announce and e-mail the winner some time on August 30, 2010.

Disclosure: Powermat provided me with product(s) to review for this post. They are also providing the prize to the winner of this giveaway. All opinions expressed about the company are 100% mine.

Select Comfort {Review + Giveaway #53}

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Welcome to the Spoil Your Family Summer Giveaway Event being hosted by Annette from Annette Funnyjello and myself. Today’s sponsor is Select Comfort. Be sure to visit Annette’s blog to double your chances in this COMBINED giveaway.

My house is my palace and my bed is my throne. I spend more time in it than I like to admit. Between sleeping, watching movies with the family and blogging, there are countless hours spent in it and I’d like for it to be as comfortable as possible. Select Comfort has helped me immensely in my journey towards the most comfy of beds.

I’m sure you have heard of Select Comfort. They make the super cool Sleep Number beds. Even though my bed is heavenly, I would swap it in for one of these babies in a heart beat, as long as I can keep my Select Comfort In Balance Sheets.

Are you too hot at night? We’ve got your solution with the latest technology in temperature balancing materials. In Balance™ sheets help provide a more comfortable sleeping environment by balancing temperature swings. Outlast® Adaptive Comfort® sheets are 350-thread-count; 50% cotton and 50% Outlast® Adaptive Comfort®* Viscose fiber. In Balance sheets include SmartFit™, a patented fitted sheet that is completely surrounded by elastic, plus elastic anchor band at each of the corner pockets for a no-slip, smooth sleep surface. Fits any SLEEP NUMBER® bed. Extra-deep pocket fits beds up to 18 inches. Logic™ Label system takes the guesswork out of where to start making your bed.

This sheet set includes one flat sheet and one fitted sheet. I put them on my bed as soon as I received them and they have only been taken off for washings (oh, how I am miserable during the wash cycle!). I can’t even understand the science involved in creating these sheets, how they can possibly make me feel cooler in temperature. I would love to see a Bill Nye the Science Guy video explaining it all to me, maybe then it will make sense.

It’s so nice to run into a “cool as a cucumber” bed after chasing around a toddler all day long and working up a sweat and especially after a steamy shower. It just makes me never want to leave my bed…and most days I do have trouble leaving it. I’m just terrible.

The sheets I received are white and that is my only complaint. I would love them in any color but white. They have worked out for us so far though. We have been really quick about cleaning any messes that have come their way AKA Leland. He has been known to wipe yogurt all over them for no apparent reason. So far no stains experienced have been permanent. YAY! I would really love to see Select Comfort release these sheets in more vivid colors and maybe even some prints, black would be a great color too…or lack of color as the case may be.

As an added side note, I definitely need to invest in the matching pillowcases. Why? Well, because, who doesn’t love the cold side of the pillow? I’m guessing these pillow cases would make both sides of the pillow the cold side and that is just mind blowing and it sounds like Could 9 to me.

If you’re looking to purchase these sheets, now would be a good time. They are on sale until August 18th for about $40-$50 off. You all know how much this mom loves a good sale!

***The name and email addresses of all who enter will be added to the sales/deals/sleep tips email list. Select Comfort will never sell your information; they just like to stay in contact with those individuals who are interested in their products.***

Giveaway: One reader will receive their own Select Comfort In Balance Sheet Set (ARV $199.99-$249.99).

Required Entry: Tell me another item you want from the Select Comfort website.

For extra entries you can do any or ALL of the following:

* Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect (sidebar).

* Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

* Follow @lelandsmama on Twitter.

* Follow @SleepNumberSara on Twitter.

* Tweet about this giveaway using the retweet button at the top of this post (or if you’re feeling creative, use your own tweet). This can be done once daily.

* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post.

* Grab the Spoil Your Family Summer Event button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post. (Remember it’s 5 entries, which means 5 comments if you had the button before July 1st!)

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* Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and leave a comment below telling me where you commented. This can be any post written in the past month and can be done as many times on separate posts as you would like for extra entries. Make sure the comment you leave is legitimate, at least 3 words.

* Blog about this giveaway = 5 Entries (Please leave 5 comments). Link back to this post and Select Comfort. (Make sure you leave me a link to your blog entry. Blog post must be at least 100 words and NOT be copied and pasted from my blog.)

* Double your chances in this COMBINED giveaway by entering at Annette Funnyjello.

* “Like” Mama Makes Money on Facebook.

* “Like” Select Comfort on Facebook.

* Follow Mama Makes Money on Networked Blogs.

* Add this giveaway to a Mister Linky, Contest Site, Forum, Facebook, Myspace, Stumble, Digg, etc. (unlimited entries).

This giveaway will end on Sunday August 29, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to residents of the USA. I will choose the winner via random.org and announce and e-mail the winner some time on August 30, 2010.

Disclosure: Select Comfort provided me with product(s) to review for this post. They are also providing the prize to the winner of this giveaway. All opinions expressed about the company are 100% mine.

Jockey {Spoil Your Family Review + Giveaway #52}

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Welcome to the Spoil Your Family Summer Giveaway Event being hosted by Annette from Annette Funnyjello and myself. Our second sponsor today is Jockey, where you can find underwear, bras, socks and intimates. Be sure to visit Annette’s blog for another chance to win the same prize being offered here.

Jockey International, Inc. was founded in 1876 by Samuel T. Cooper, a retired minister who wanted to help lumberjacks suffering from blisters and infections caused by their shoddy wool socks. Consumers learned they could trust him, and his tiny hosiery business grew and then expanded into underwear. As we have grown in size and sophistication, that simple commitment to serve our customers has continued to be our hallmark…and the secret of our success.

I won a Jockey giveaway about a year ago and still wear the camis and undies I bought with my gift card. They’re super comfortable and still in great shape, so I was very happy to review some items for Jockey.

The first item I received was the Medium Impact Moulded Cup Mesh Bra. I haven’t owned a sports bra since…well, since before I even needed one to be honest. So, this was a nice treat since I’m beginning to exercise more often. For those with large breasts, like myself, it can be a huge annoyance to run, jump, bend over, what have you with anything else but a sports bra. I needed this, it is definitely helpful.

The other item I received was a 3-pack of Elance® Supersoft French Cut underwear. Just like the undies I previously purchased from Jockey, these are so comfortable…and of course, soft! I wish they offered cuter styles and designs, but how can you complain when you’re underthings are so extremely comfy?

Giveaway: One reader will receive their own Jockey sports bra and 3-pack of Elance Supersoft undies.

Required Entry: Tell me another item you want from the Jockey website.

For extra entries you can do any or ALL of the following:

* Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect (sidebar).

* Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

* Follow @lelandsmama on Twitter.

* Follow @jockey on Twitter.

* Tweet about this giveaway using the retweet button at the top of this post (or if you’re feeling creative, use your own tweet). This can be done once daily.

* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post.

* Grab the Spoil Your Family Summer Event button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post. (Remember it’s 5 entries, which means 5 comments if you had the button before July 1st!)

Fairy Blog Mother

* Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and leave a comment below telling me where you commented. This can be any post written in the past month and can be done as many times on separate posts as you would like for extra entries. Make sure the comment you leave is legitimate, at least 3 words.

* Blog about this giveaway = 5 Entries (Please leave 5 comments). Link back to this post and Jockey. (Make sure you leave me a link to your blog entry. Blog post must be at least 100 words and NOT be copied and pasted from my blog.)

* Enter the Jockey giveaway at Annette Funnyjello.

* “Like” Mama Makes Money on Facebook.

* “Like” Jockey on Facebook.

* Follow Mama Makes Money on Networked Blogs.

* Add this giveaway to a Mister Linky, Contest Site, Forum, Facebook, Myspace, Stumble, Digg, etc. (unlimited entries).

This giveaway will end on Friday August 20, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to residents of the USA. I will choose the winner via random.org and announce and e-mail the winner some time on August 21, 2010.

Disclosure: Jockey provided me with product(s) to review for this post. They are also providing the prize to the winner of this giveaway. All opinions expressed about the company are 100% mine.

Cafe Press {Spoil Your Family Review + Giveaway #51}

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Welcome to the Spoil Your Family Summer Giveaway Event being hosted by Annette from Annette Funnyjello and myself. Today’s first sponsor is Cafe Press, where you can find funny clothing and accessories, as well as personalize your own items. Be sure to visit Annette’s blog for another chance to win the same prize being offered here.

I had the opportunity to review an item from two section of the Cafe Press website: t-shirts and tote bags.

It took me hours to decide which shirt I wanted. I searched for all of my favorite TV shows, looking for shirts with quotes from them or references to them. I finally picked a favorite after I opened too many tabs to count. The shirt I chose features a Lorelai quote from the show Gilmore Girls: “I can’t stop drinking the coffee. I stop drinking coffee, I stop doing the standing and walking and the words putting-into-sentence doing.” It’s really cute and it fits perfectly. I haven’t had any problems with it shrinking in the washer or anything of that nature and I love showing off my love for Gilmore Girls publicly.

Choosing the tote bag was a lot easier, since I already had something in mind. I knew I wanted a bag with a cassette tape on it. I love music and I already have a tote bag that looks like a turntable, so this seemed like the next logical choice, of course. I instantly fell in love with the one photographed below:

This bag is great. I use it as a diaper bag because it’s huge. It has gotten dirty once or twice and I have put in the washer and dryer. My only complaint is that if I don’t want it to look wrinkled, I have to iron it or fill it to brim with items. I choose to do the latter.

My favorite thing about the Cafe Press website is that there are many different stores custom made by people like you and me to shop from. If you find one thing you like from a particular shop, chances are you will like other items that person has made as well. In addition to all these shops, you can create your own…or just personalize gifts for your family and friends, or yourself.

Giveaway: One reader will receive their own choice of t-shirt and tote bag from Cafe Press.

Required Entry: Tell me which t-shirt or tote bag you would choose from the Cafe Press website or post a link of an item you have created on the website.

For extra entries you can do any or ALL of the following:

* Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect (sidebar).

* Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

* Follow @lelandsmama on Twitter.

* Follow @ on Twitter.

* Tweet about this giveaway using the retweet button at the top of this post (or if you’re feeling creative, use your own tweet). This can be done once daily.

* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post.

* Grab the Spoil Your Family Summer Event button and place it on your sidebar or blog roll. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post. (Remember it’s 5 entries, which means 5 comments if you had the button before July 1st!)

Fairy Blog Mother

* Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and leave a comment below telling me where you commented. This can be any post written in the past month and can be done as many times on separate posts as you would like for extra entries. Make sure the comment you leave is legitimate, at least 3 words.

* Blog about this giveaway = 5 Entries (Please leave 5 comments). Link back to this post and CafePress. (Make sure you leave me a link to your blog entry. Blog post must be at least 100 words and NOT be copied and pasted from my blog.)

* Enter the Cafe Press giveaway at Annette Funnyjello.

* “Like” Mama Makes Money on Facebook.

* “Like” Cafe Press on Facebook.

* Follow Mama Makes Money on Networked Blogs.

* Add this giveaway to a Mister Linky, Contest Site, Forum, Facebook, Myspace, Stumble, Digg, etc. (unlimited entries).

This giveaway will end on Friday August 20, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to residents of the USA. I will choose the winner via random.org and announce and e-mail the winner some time on August 21, 2010.

Disclosure: Cafe Press provided me with product(s) to review for this post. They are also providing the prize to the winner of this giveaway. All opinions expressed about the company are 100% mine.